Meeting Minutes 12-12-18

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   12/12/18

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  Christmas Memories

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 – A list of the election committee nominated slate of officers was read to the membership for the second time. A motion was made to not to have a secret ballot for voting; that motion was seconded and accepted by the membership. The following slate of officers were elected unanimously by a voice vote:

President – Debbie Young

VPE: J.D. Perper

VPM: Anne Hartupee

VPR: Susan McConnell

Secretary: Sandy Roll

Officer at Large: Kathy Denton

Treasurer: Bill Hurston

Sgt. At Arms: George Kiser

The new officers will be inducted on January 9, 2019 (our first meeting back from the holidays)

Committee Reports: Party committee reaffirmed that the party will be held at the Affton Community Center on 12/19 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. A food sign-up sheet was passed around for Pot Luck and it will be made available online by Jim Bubash for others to volunteer to bring dishes. Jim is looking for donations to offset at least part of the $250.00 cost to the club. Bill Collier suggested that we may want to start depending more on the money that we already have in our club account instead of requesting donations from club members. Contact Kathy Denton if you want to be part of the talent show or if you want a longevity award.


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • Zach Smelcer became a member.
  • Jim Bubash received an Advanced Communicator Silver Award.
  • Debbie Young received her Dynamic Leadership Award – Level 1.


Correspondence and Announcements:


  • John Keath is hospitalized and is not taking visitors.
  • Max Kaiser is at Rosewood Care Center and is taking visitors. Call 314-629-0598 before visiting.

Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Susan McConnell  
Greeter: George Kiser    
Invocator / CLE: Anne Hartupee    
Grammarian: Bill Hurston: the word Grinch was used 5 times.


Time Keeper: Tom Terrific    
Vote Counter:  Sarah Pitkin    
Ah Counter:   Donna Jordan counted 12 ahs    
Camera Operator:   Bill Hurston    
Table Topics:  Brent Stewart    
General Evaluator:  Kathy Denton    
Joke Master:  Mary K. Spencer

Hot Seat: Brent Stewart


Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Brandon Bennett (youth speaker) Bill Collier
2 Jerry Paul Jim Bubash
3 Alan Kirby Carl Hendrickson
4 Sean Sheehan Geoff King




Most Improved: Brandon Bennett (Youth Speaker)  
Best Table Topics:  Mary K. Spencer  
Best Evaluator:  Geoff King  
Best Speaker: Alan Kirby  


Meeting Rating:                9.5


Meeting Adjourned:  9:00 pm


Members Present:



Susan McConnell    
Debbie Young    
Rob VanWinkle    
Brent Stewart    
Zach Smelcer    
Mary K Spencer    
Anne Hartupee    
Kathy Denton    
Alan Kirby    
George Kiser    
Carl Hendrickson    
Bill Hurston    
Sarah Pitkin    
J.D. Perper    
Jim Bubash    
Donna Jordan    
Sarah Xu    
Jim Salih    
Steve Winheim    
Krista Butler    
Howard Brandt    
Tom Terrific    
Geoff King    
Jerry Paul    
Alex Wegmann    

Attendance:    25
Guests: Brandon Bennett, Rob Bennett, Bob Bennett, Janet Bennett, Abbey Bennett, Victoria Barmak, Rachel Simmons, Marie?, Eli Hoxha, Sumira Mujdzic, Nareen Omar.

Minutes of the meeting documented by Jim Salih and submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary



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