Meeting Minutes 11-7-18

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   11-7-2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    How Has Toastmasters Helped Me

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.


  • President – Brent Stewart – The nominating committee for the next set of board members has been appointed. The committee members are: Kathy Denton, Vic Mattison and Anne Hartupee.


  • President – Brent Stewart – If anyone wants to bid on the old projector let him know as Jim Bubash and Sandy Roll are interested in it.


Committee Reports:

  • Mary K – Youth Leadership graduation is 11-14-18. 10-16 kids will be expected. 13 – 15 guests are planning to attend. (Brent will need the names of the guests so he can let MetLife know). The club approved funds for Mary K to purchase snacks. No joke or vote counter will be needed. Theme will be Thanksgiving.
  • Debbie Young – Bill Hurston received his Innovative Planning award.
  • Debbie Young – She will be putting the December schedule together this weekend. Please let Debbie know if you will miss any meetings in Dec and/or what roles you are/aren’t interested in. She also proposed the club cancel the Dec 26th The motion was approved.



Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • None


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Brent Stewart – Next board meeting 11-14-18.
  • Jim Salih – Carl Hendrickson is doing well and plans to return to the meetings soon.
  • Rob Van Winkle – Met with former member, Kelly Botini, recently. She asked him to tell everyone “hello”
  • Debbie Young – Read next week’s schedule. Refer to website for details.



Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Jim Salih
Greeter:   Mary K Spencer
Invocator / CLE: Howard Brandt
Grammarian: Geoff King

Word of evening, “Ample”. Used 16 times during the meeting.

Time Keeper: Susan McConnell
Vote Counter: Sarah Pitkin
Ah Counter: Vic Mattison

12 crutch words and phrases used

Camera Operator: Rich Puskarich
Table Topics: Kathy Denton
Competent Leader Evaluator: Debbie Young
General Evaluator: Bill Hurston
Joke Master: Sandy Roll



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Casey Hoffmann Tom Terrific
2 Donna Jordan Sandy Dickson
3 Rob Van Winkle Brent Stewart



Most Improved: Casey Hoffmann
Best Table Topics: Rich Puskarich
Best Evaluator: Sandy Dickson
Best Speaker: Members decided not to vote this evening


Meeting Rating:                 9.4

Meeting Adjourned:      8:54 pm

Members Present:


Baker, Stephan  
Brandt, Howard  
Bubash, James  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
Dickson, Sandy  
Fetter, John  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hoffmann, Casey  
Hurston, Bill  
Jordan, Donna  
Kaiser Jr, Max  
King, Geoff  
Keath, John  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Kutell, Adam  
Mattison, Victor  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Paul, Jerry  
Pitkin, Sarah  
JD Perper    x
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Schafroth, Kate  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Spencer, Mary K  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Young, Debbie  

Attendance:  20/ 35 members present – 57% attendance
Visitors:   Bob Heaton, Zac Smelser, Sarah Xu, Alex Wegmann, Rachel Simmons and Tom Abeln

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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