Meeting Minutes 8-22-18

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   8-22-18

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Fear Over Faith

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Brent, President

Officer Reports:

  • President – Brent Stewart – Meeting minutes approved as corrected.
  • TMI – Rob Van Winkle is attending this week.

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • Brent Stewart noted the e-mail exchange between members the last few days re: meetings ending on time. Brent reminded members they can provide feedback to the Toastmaster and General Evaluator via their ballots during or after a meeting. He also encouraged members to give educational speeches so new members can learn about Toastmasters. No additional changes are being made at this time.
  • Debbie announced and bestowed Mary Kay with her Competent Communicator Award that she recently earned.
  • Brent – South County Toastmasters is on its way to achieving the Distinguished Club award.

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Salih encouraged guests to attend Speech Crafters.
  • Debbie Young reminded Toastmasters and General Evaluators preparing for a meeting to use the schedule in TurboBase when e-mailing the meeting schedule to members. Debbie noted any changes made since the schedule was originally announced will not be reflected otherwise.
  • Open House:
    • Sarah Pitkin noted she will be e-mailing an on-line document for individuals to sign up to bring food to next week’s Open House.
    • Brent Stewart asked the members to let him and Sarah know if any guests will be attending. So far there are 5-7 alumni planning on attending. Brent will need to notify MetLife’s building security. He already made security aware that food is being brought in. He asked that we try to get to the meeting by 6:30 to socialize.
  • Max Kaiser suggested we return to providing printed meeting agendas

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Bill Hurston
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Invocator / CLE: Jack Bettag
Grammarian: Bill Collier – Word of the evening: ensnare/ensnarement
Time Keeper:  Anne Hartupee
Vote Counter: Carl Hendrickson
Ah Counter: Sandy Dickson
Camera Operator: Debbie Young
Table Topics: Debbie Young
Competent Leader Evaluator: Jack Bettag
General Evaluator: Max Kaiser
Joke Master: Mary Kay Spencer

Speakers and Evaluators:

Speakers Evaluators
1 Jim Salih Sandy Roll
2 Sarah Pitkin Susan McConnell
3 Kathy Denton Jerry Paul
4 Geoff King George Kiser


Most Improved: Sandy Roll
Best Table Topics: Mary Kay Spencer
Best Evaluator: Jerry Paul
Best Speaker: Geoff King

Meeting Rating:                9

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting –  Not read

Meeting Adjourned:  9  pm

Members Present:

Baldwin, Melissa  
Bettag, Jack  
Bold, Janet  
Boyland, Tom  
Brandt, Howard  
Broida, Jean  
Bubash, James  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
Dickson, Sandy  
Duncan, Stacy  
Fetter, John  
Gawlak, Phil  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hurston, Bill  
Kaiser Jr, Max  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Kutell, Adam  
Mattison, Victor  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Schafroth, Kate  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Sowers, Judy  
Spencer, Mary K  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Young, Debbie  
Zafer, Adila  



Attendance:  22 / 41 members present – 54 % attendance

Visitors:   Katrina Houston, Jason Bartch, and Andrew Woods

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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