4-3-19 Revised Meeting Minutes version 2

Revised Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   4/3/19

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Nobody asked me, but….

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 actions we took last week to increase the amount the president can authorize for club expenditures did not align with the club bylaws. The bylaws on this matter require a written outline of a proposed bylaw change to be presented in a club meeting. The amendment must then be voted on at the following club meeting; therefore, Anne Hartupee presented a written proposal to increase the amount the president can authorize for expenditures from $15 to $50. The club will vote on Anne’s proposal 4/10/19. Note: In order to pass 2/3 of the members present at the meeting must approve the proposal.
  • Vice-President of Membership – Anne Hartupee – Proposed we spend $34 for new club brochures. Tom Terrific second the motion – the club voted and approved the proposed purchase.

Committee Reports:

  • Kathy Denton – After the meeting last week Kathy e-mailed membership requesting volunteers to assist in planning the Club picnic. No one volunteered to help so Kathy asked if anyone even wants to have a picnic. Several members in attendance indicated they would like to have a picnic. Kathy will continue to look for volunteers for the Picnic Committee.

Unfinished Business:     

  • None

New Business:

  • The Club inducted a new member: Jackie Harr. Welcome Jackie!!

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Bubash – May 3-4th the Spring Conference is being held in Earth City. Jim urged members to attend noting it’s a great way to learn about Toastmasters. Jim and Vic will be conducting a breakout session re:  entrepreneurship. The district wide speech competition will also be held at this location.
  • Jim Bubash – Geoff King is running for District Club Growth Director.
  • Geoff King – Division F contest to be held Sunday, April 14th at MilliporeSigma – 2909 Laclede, St. Louis.  Volunteers are needed to help at the event.
  • The briefing will be at 12:30 and the contest will start at 1:00 pm.
  • Kathy Denton – There is a black marker in the club’s supplies, which can be used for noting the “word of the evening”. Additionally, Kathy suggested the Timer only hold 1 card (green, yellow or red) at a time to avoid confusion for not only the speakers, but the members in back too.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:  Vic Mattison
Greeter:  Howard Brandt
Invocator/CLE:  Susan McConnell
Grammarian:  Krista Butler – Word of the evening “arduous” was used 4 times.
Time Keeper:  Tom Terrific
  Vote Counter:  Anne Hartupee
Ah Counter: Abdul Aden – Didn’t hear any crutch word or phrases.
Camera Operator:  Kathy Denton
Table Topics:  George Kiser
General Evaluator:  Steve Winheim
Joke Master:  Sarah Pitkin

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Sandy Roll Casey Hoffmann
2 Mike McCarty Sean Sheehan
3 Rob Van Winkle Geoff King


Most Improved: Mike McCarty
Best Table Topics: Eli Hoxha
Best Evaluator:  Geoff King
Best Speaker: Rob Van Winkle

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
Harr, Jackie  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hoffman, Casey  
Hoxha, Eli  
Jordan, Donna  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Mattison, Victor  
McCarty, Mike  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Mudjzic, Samira  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Smelcer, Zach  
Spencer, Mary K  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Xu, Sarah  
Young, Debbie  

Meeting Rating:                9.0

Meeting Adjourned:  8:51 pm

Attendance:  23/ 36 members in attendance.  – 64% attendance  

Visitors:   Erin Beck and Jackie Harr (Jackie was inducted into the Club during the meeting.)

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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