Meeting Minutes – 11-28-18

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   11-28-18

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:01 PM

Presiding Officer:             Brent, President


Officer Reports:

  • President – Brent Stewart – No corrections to the meeting minutes from 11-14-18. Approved as submitted.

Committee Reports:

  • Kathy Denton – The nominating committee is looking for officers in the VPE and Sergeant at Arms positions. Brent noted officers training is scheduled for 12/1/18; he can forward the information to anyone who may be interested in attending (everyone is welcome).

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • The Club inducted two new members: Sarah XU and Krista Butler. WELCOME Sarah and Krista! Steve Winheim will mentor Sarah and Carl Hendrickson will serve as Krista’s mentor.

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Kathy Denton – Christmas Party is Dec. 19th at the Affton Community Center from 6-9:00 pm. Anyone interested is welcome to participate in the Talent Show.
  • Brent Stewart reported the club has met 8 of its 10 goal to win the Presidents Distinguished Club Award.
  • Kathy Denton will print Longevity Award Certificates for any club member who would like one. Please let her know if you are interested and the length of time you have been with the Club.
  • Jim Salih asked if there will be a meeting on January 2nd. Debbie suggested we discuss during the next business meeting.
  • Debbie Young read next week’s schedule and Sean Sheehan noted he will be taking Sandy Roll’s position as evaluator.
  • Bill Collier asked members to bring a toy for his company’s fund raiser. The toys will go to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
  • D. Perper will be participating in a community concert band next Tuesday, December 4th from 7 – 9:00 pm. See J.D. for details if interested in attending.
  • Susan McConnell participates in a Gospel Choir and they will be performing December 1st and 2nd. See Susan for details.
  • Brent Stewart will be presenting his annual “Nut Speech” during next Wednesday’s meeting, December 5th.


Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Anne Hartupee
Greeter:   Howard Brandt
Invocator: Rich Puskarich
Grammarian: Debbie Young, the word of the evening, Toast, was used 19 times during the meeting.
Time Keeper: Donna Jordan
Vote Counter: Casey Hoffman
Ah Counter: Sarah Puskarich – 27 crutch/filler words were used.
Camera Operator: Adam Kutell
Table Topics: Susan McConnell
Competent Leader Evaluator: Rich Puskarich
General Evaluator: Bill Collier
Joke Master: Rich Puskarich

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Carl Hendrickson Debbie Young
2 Victor Mattison Jim Salih
3 Sean Sheehan Alan Kirby
4 John Keath Brent Stewart


Most Improved: Debbie Young
Best Table Topics: Rich Puskarich
Best Evaluator: Alan Kirby
Best Speaker: Carl Hendrickson

Meeting Rating:                9.0

Meeting Adjourned:   9:00 pm

Members Present:

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

Attendance:  24/ 36 members present – 67% attendance
Visitors:   Patrick Hunter, Kyle, and Dan

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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