Meeting Minutes January 9, 2019

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   January 9, 2019

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:   Goal Setting

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


Committee Reports:

  • Kathy Denton awarded Longevity Awards to those members who qualified but had not already received one at the Christmas Party: Mary K. Spencer (1 year and Youth Leadership Chair), Sean Sheehan (1 year and Club Secretary), Jerry Paul (7 Years and almost every Officer Role), Carl Hendrickson (38 Years), and Howard Brandt (55 Years, 4 clubs, every officer role and President of every club he has been in)


Unfinished Business:

  • Sean Sheehan completed his Competent Communicator book and received his CC Award.


New Business:

  • Jerry Paul, Area 17 Director, inducted the new Officers: Debbie Young, President; George Kiser, Sargeant at Arms; Kathy Denton, Officer at Large
  • Mike McCarty was voted in as a new member. George Kiser agreed to be his Mentor
  • The club voted to hold the club International Speech and Evaluation Contest on February 6th


Correspondence and Announcements:


  • Jim Salih recently exchanged emails with Elango Booblavan, for those who remember him. Elango was a past member until 2006.  All is going well with him and his family.  They are still in Baltimore.
  • Jim Salih as chair of the SpeechCraft Committee, meets 45 minutes before the weekly meeting for SpeechCraft.  SpeechCraft is a condensed speech training class which gives a person a head start in public speaking and Toastmasters.   If you are interested, SpeechCraft is free for members with a $30 fee for non-members.  If you are interested in SpeechCraft contact Jim Salih


  • A Guest who heard about our weekly meetings through Meetup came last week when the meeting was cancelled. We need to update the Meetup post when a meeting will be cancelled


  • Sarah Pitkin announced her engagement to Kevin Styers



Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster:  Tom Terrific
Greeter:  Steve Winheim
Invocator / CLE:  Mary K. Spencer
Grammarian: Sean Sheehan; Word of the day: Apropos – used 8 times tonight
Time Keeper: Alex Wegman
Vote Counter:  Sarah Xu
Ah Counter:   John Fetter – 3 crutch words used tonight
Camera Operator:   Jim Salih
Table Topics:  Donna Jordon – Casey Hoffman, Mary K. Spencer, Steve Winheim, Sarah Pitkin, Sean Sheehan, Mike McCarty, Jim Salih, John Fetter
General Evaluator:  Jerry Paul
Joke Master:  Howard Brandt



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Victor Mattison – A Roast Debbie Young
2 Carl Hendrickson – Leadership Rob VanWinkle
3 George Kiser – Why have an Electoral College Brent Stewart



Most Improved:  Casey Hoffman
Best Table Topics: Sarah Pitkin
Best Evaluator:  Brent Stewart
Best Speaker: Victor Mattison


Meeting Rating:

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Not read


Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm


Members Present:



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
Hoffman, Casey
Hendrickson, Carl
Hurston, Bill
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
Xu, Sarah
Smelcer, Zach
McCarty, Mike
Jordan, Donna
Wegmann, Alex
Butler, Krista



Attendance:  22 members present

Visitors:   Kevin Styers, Juliane Scheidhauer, Zack Wheat, Eli Hoxha, Samira Mujdzir, Mike McCarty, Jonathan Starr, Mike Smith, Noreen Omar (9)

Transcribed by Kathy Denton; Submitted by Sean Sheehan

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