Meeting Minutes 9-5-18

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   9/5/18

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Music

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Brent, President


Officer Reports:

  • President – Brent Stewart – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted.


Committee Reports:

  • Kathy Denton – Picnic September 23rd, Crestwood Park.


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • Brent Stewart reported that JD Perper will not be able to carry out his duties as Sargent in Arms due to health reasons. There will be an election for that position next week. If no one volunteers the Officer at Large, Rob Van Winkle, will step in to carry out those duties.


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Debbie Young announced Susan McConnell achieved her Competent Leader and Advanced Communicator Awards. John Fetter achieved Level 1 of Visionary Communications in Pathways.


  • Geoff King announced there is an open director position at the region level. Members can speak with Geoff to obtain details.


  • Tom Krauska- suggested we purchase a new projector. The Executive Committee will review the recommendation during the Board meeting September 19th.


  • Jim Salih announced October 3rd is the first Speech Crafters meeting. Classes will be conducted every Wednesday except Halloween. 4 week classes. Graduation November 7th. No charge for members who need it. For non-members there is a $30 fee.


  • Mary Kay – Youth Leadership Class starts September 25th. The class runs 8 weeks. 5 individuals have signed up so far and additional details will be forthcoming.


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Jim Salih
Greeter:   Vic M
Invocator / CLE:  Brent Stewart
Grammarian:  Geoff King.

Word of the evening was Apathetic, which was used 11 times.

Time Keeper:  Susan McConnell
Vote Counter:  Steve Winheim
Ah Counter:  Rob Van Winkle – 20 filler words were used.
Camera Operator:  Tom Terrific
Table Topics:  Kathy Denton
Competent Leader Evaluator: Brent Stewart
General Evaluator:  John Fetter
Joke Master:  Victor Mattison

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1  Howard Brandt Anne Hartupee
2  Bill Hurston Sandy Roll
3  George Kiser Sandy Dickson
4  Mary Kay Spencer Rich Puskarich


Most Improved:  Mary Kay Spencer
Best Table Topics:  Tom Terrific
Best Evaluator:  Rich Puskarich
Best Speaker:  Bill Hurston

Meeting Rating:                 9.0

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting: On-line

Meeting Adjourned:  8:56            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:  19/ 41 members present – 46 % attendance
Visitors:   Steffen Baker,
Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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