Meeting Minutes 9-12-18

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                      Sep. 12, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:        Regular Meeting – Theme:    Music that Inspires

Meeting Location:               Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                   7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:                Brent Stewart, President


Officer Reports:

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


  • President – Brent Stewart –  no report


Committee Reports:

  • Kathy Denton reported on the club picnic: it will be held Sunday, Sep 23, from 2:00 to ? at Crestwood Park:  9737 Meadowfern Dr. St. Louis, MO 63126 (note: please Google map it because it can be hard to find if this is your first visit). $100.00 total has already been appropriated for the picnic. $45.00 for the permit and $55.00 for the food. Chapter members are to bring potluck.


Unfinished Business:

  • The vacancy at the position of Sgt. At Arms was filled by Tom Boyland, unanimously accepted. Other Toastmasters are encouraged to assist him both before and after the meeting.


New Business:

  • It was decided not to have a meeting on Halloween, Oct. 31.
  • Stephan Baker was accepted as a new member effective October 1. Sarah Pitkin is his temporary mentor until a full-time mentor can be assigned.

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Geofff King asked if anyone wanted to be a Toastmaster Area Director. There is an opening in Geoff’s Division and he will be your division governor.


  • The six month dues of $51.00 are due by October 1. Make checks payable to South County Toastmasters – give or mail the check to Bill Hurston.


  • There is an Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Sep 19 at 6:00 p.m.


  • Jim Salih: Speechcraft runs on Wednesdays, Oct, 3, 10, 17, 24, skipping October 31, with graduation on November 7. Time: from 6:00 pm until the regular meeting starts. The session will be held in a different part of our meeting area. $30.00for non-members with all money being used towards membership if the participant joins. The course is free to members.
  • See Mary K Spencer to get a youth enrolled in her Youth Leadership which starts soon. They run on Tuesday nights at 7:00 at Phil Gawlak’s Achieve Wellness business.





Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Sarah Pitkin
Greeter:   Howard Brandt
Invocator / CLE:  Sandy Dickson
Grammarian:  Bill Hurston
Time Keeper:  George Kiser
Vote Counter:  Kathy Denton
Ah Counter:  Debbie Young
Camera Operator: Geoff King
Table Topics:  Vic Mattison
Competent Leader Evaluator:  Sandy Dickson (same as above)
General Evaluator:  Brent Stewart
Joke Master:  Sean Sheehan

Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1  Jerry Paul  Rob VanWinkle
2  Susan McConnell  Mary K Spencer
3  Tom Boyland  Tom Terrific
4  Stephan Baker  Jim Salih



Most Improved: Tom Boyland
Best Table Topics: Sandy Dickson
Best Evaluator: Tom Terrific
Best Speaker: Susan McConnell



Meeting Rating:      9.55 (yes it is a 9.55, don’t ask)


Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting:


Meeting Adjourned:            8:55 pm


Members Present:

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


Attendance:  19 / 41 members present – 46 % attendance

Visitors:   Donna Jordan, Stephan Baker (who joined the club this night)   Julio Oliveria, John Keith

Documented by: Jim Salih and submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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