1/23/19 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   1/23/19

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Debbie Young, President


Officer Reports:

  • President –Debbie Young- No corrections to last week’s meeting minutes. Approved as submitted.
  • Treasurer – Bill Hurston – Membership dues are due April 1st – $51.


  • Sargent at Arms – George Kiser – Noted some changes in tonight’s meeting as he’s trying to pare down the items he must bring to the meeting. The sign for the Voting Table is no longer being used and the Timer is displaying colored flags instead of the stoplight. The Timer also has 2 new buzzers and she’ll be testing both this evening. If anyone has suggestions regarding the forms George asked that they speak to him on break or after the meeting.


  • Vice President of Education – JD Perper – Introduced himself as the “Go To” person for scheduling roles at the meeting and for gaining an understanding of the Pathways program.


Committee Reports:

  • Sean Sheehan – International and Evaluation contest awards are being donated by Bill Collier/Arch Engraving. Contestants and Patterned speakers are needed. The winners of our contest will go on to the Area Contest March 9. Those winners will advance to Division A on April 27th and those winners will advance to District 8, which will be held May 23rd or 24th (Sean to confirm).


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • Sarah Pitkin – Introduced a scale for the GE to use to rate the meetings with assigned values for each role. She asked each member to review and be ready to discuss next week. Debbie thanked Sarah for presenting the idea of having a scale for the GE to use for rating the meetings to bring them more value. Additionally, Debbie thanked her for not stopping there, but then taking the initiative to research options and to draft a proposal for member’s consideration.


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Kathy Denton – Bestowed Geoff King with his 2 year longevity award. JD Perper was also given his 12 year longevity award.
  • Geoff King – TLI Make-Up session is being held Monday February 11th near Ikea at 6:30 pm.
  • Jim Salih – Webster College Speech contest is scheduled for this weekend. Tom Terrific will send out information with the details.
  • Sarah Pitkin – Advised that if there is a buzz in the room when using the overhead there is a plug- in for the audio jack that will eliminate the noise.




Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Steve Winheim
Greeter:   Donna Jordan
Invocator : Victor Mattison
Grammarian: Geoff King – Word of the evening “orchestrate”
Time Keeper: Casey Hoffman
Vote Counter: Zach Smelcer
Ah Counter: Bill Hurston – 15 crutch words
Camera Operator: Debbie Young
Table Topics: Sarah Pitkin
Competent Leader Evaluator: Victor Mattison
General Evaluator: Carl Hendrickson
Joke Master: Jerry Paul



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Alex Wegmann Sean Sheehan
2 Sarah Xu Sandy Roll
3 Kathy Denton J.D. Perper






Most Improved: Alex Wegmann
Best Table Topics: Bill Collier
Best Evaluator: Sean Sheehan
Best Speaker: Sarah Xu



Meeting Rating:                8.8


Meeting Adjourned:      8:49 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  


Next week’s meeting: JD read the role assignments for next week’s meeting


Attendance:  21 members present

Visitors:   Samira Mujdzic and Eli Hoxha


Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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