Revised 10-3-18 Meeting Minutes

Revised Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   10-3-18

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Real Life Heroes

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Brent, President

Officer Reports:

  • President – Brent Stewart – South County Toastmasters marked its 43rd anniversary this week!
  • President – Brent Stewart – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted.
  • Bill Hurston – Treasurer – The dues collected so far have been submitted and several members have yet to pay.
  • President – Brent Stewart – The club met 6 of the 9 chapter goals thus far.

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • Vic Mattison proposed if a member is sick that we pay for his/her dues from our club treasury so they do not have the burden of worrying about that on top of their illness. Brent agreed to have the Executive Team review this at the next Board meeting.
  • Sarah Pitkin announced receipt of 2 new member applications for: Casey Hoffman and Donna Jordan. Both ladies were voted in and inducted into the club. Their mentors are Debbie Young and Jim Bubash respectively.


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Brent Stewart – Carl Hendrickson and Jack Bettag have both been ill. It may be a while before we see them again.
  • Geoff King – Leadership Expo this weekend in lieu of the fall conference. It is Free! It is on October 6th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Pre- registration closes tomorrow at noon. Check in at the event begins at 9:15. Great networking opportunity and the speakers are excellent.
  • Jim Salih – Youth Leadership is being held at Phil Gawlak’s new location. The first session is starting this week. Casey Hoffman is joining next week.


Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Kathy Denton
Greeter:   Sarah Pitkin
Invocator / CLE:  Howard Brandt
Grammarian:  Sarah Pitkin, word of evening is “gumption”
Time Keeper:  Rich Puskarich
Vote Counter:  Debbie Young
Ah Counter:  Jim Salih
Camera Operator:  Geoff King
Table Topics:  Jerry Paul
Competent Leader Evaluator:  Debbie Young
General Evaluator:  Susan McConnell
Joke Master:  Sandy Dickson

Speakers and Evaluators:


1  Victor Mattison
2  Rob Van Winkle
3  Adam Kutell
4  Heather Perkins


 Jim Bubash
 Brent Stewart
 Sandy Roll
 Bill Hurston



Most Improved:  Sandy Roll
Best Table Topics:  Jim Salih
Best Evaluator:  Bill Hurston
Best Speaker: Victor Mattison

Meeting Rating:                9.4

Meeting Adjourned:      9:09 pm

Members Present:


Baker, Stephan  
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  
Hoffman, Casey  
Jordan, Donna  
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 / 43 members present – 44 % attendance
Visitors:   Angie Breinin, Heather Perkins, Michael Hernandez, Casey Hoffman, Donna Jordan (inducted this evening)

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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