Meeting Minutes 1-16-19

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   1/16/19

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Welcoming Change

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Debbie Young –  President


Officer Reports:

  • President – Debbie Young- No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted.
  • President – Debbie Young – The clubs focus for the next 6 months will be on mentoring and leadership


  • Officer at Large – Kathy Denton – Offered to take longevity award photos during break for anyone who wished to have their picture taken with their award. A picture of the officers will be taken when all are present as J.D. Perper was ill


  • Treasurer – Bill Hurston – Dues will be collected and submitted by 4/1/19. Mike McCarty was voted in as a new member last week – Bill apologized for not updating the Club’s on-line roster and he will ensure Mike receives his receipt for paying his dues.


Committee Reports:

  • Contest Chair – Sean Sheehan – Last week the Club voted to hold the International Speech and Evaluation Contest 2/6/19. Numerous contestants are needed and all Club members and judges will vote for the best speech and evaluation. In order to be eligible for International Speaker members must complete 6 traditional speeches and 2 Pathway speeches. Vote counter, judges, and a time keeper are needed.


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • Tom Terrific – Every few years the Club must renew the website. Tom requested reimbursement for the $40 renewal fee. Motion was approved.


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Bubash – His term as Area Director expires at the end of June. The position requires the director to visit each club in the area twice per year (1 time every 6 months). A report needs to be filed after each meeting and attendance at district meetings is required. Area clubs vary, for example there are 5 in Jim’s area and they are spread out.


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Adam Kutell
Invocator / CLE: Tom Terrific
Grammarian: Debbie Young “Adaptable”
Time Keeper: Rob Van Winkle
Vote Counter: Krista Butler
Ah Counter: Casey Hoffman
Camera Operator: Jim Bubash
Table Topics: Sandy Roll
General Evaluator: Anne Hartupee
Joke Master: Sean Sheehan



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Sarah Pitkin Jerry Paul
2 Kate Schafroth Bill Collier
3 Jim Salih Alan Kirby
4 Donna Jordan Kathy Denton






Most Improved: Donna Jordan
Best Table Topics: Sean Sheehan
Best Evaluator: Alan Kirby
Best Speaker: Sarah Pitkin



Meeting Rating:                 8


Meeting Adjourned:      9 pm


Members Present:



Brandt, Howard  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
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  
McCarty, Mike  


Mestdagh, Laurie  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Schafroth, Kate  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Smelcer, Zach  
Spencer, Mary K  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Wegmann, Alex  
Winheim, Steve  
Xu, Sarah  
Young, Debbie  



Attendance:  28/39  members  present – 72% attendance

Guests: Jonathan Starr, Samira Mujdzic, Eli Hoxha, Dan Render and Nareen Omar

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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