4-10-19 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   4/10/2019

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Spring

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Debbie Young, President

Officer Reports:               

  • President –Debbie Young- No additional corrections to the revised meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.

Committee Reports:

  • Picnic Committee – Kathy Denton – Proposed May 5th as the 1st choice and May 19th as an alternate date for the picnic in case the park is already booked on May 5th. The Club approved. Volunteers are needed to cook the meat.

Unfinished Business:     

  • At the April 3, 2019 meeting Anne Hartupee presented a written proposal to amend the Club’s by-laws to increase the amount the President can authorize for expenditures from $15 to $50. Debbie Young, President, explained if anyone wishes to amend the wording of the by-laws a proposal needs to be presented and the club can vote on that separately, but the first action that must be taken is for the Club to vote on the proposal as Anne submitted it.  A vote was taken and the proposal passed with 16 members approving the change.

New Business:

  • J.D. Perper – VPE – Proposed to eliminate speeches and evaluations at the May 29th meeting and fill that time with Pathway’s training. Members are encouraged to bring their computers and Wi-Fi connectors (MiFi, phones for hotspots, etc.) in order to make this an interactive session. Jim Salih seconded the motion and the Club approved.

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Bubash reminded the members of the upcoming District 8 Conference May 3rd and 4th. He stressed the importance of attending since it is very informative about Toastmasters.
  • A BIG THANK YOU to George Kiser. Despite work and personal commitments George drove completely out of his way to simply deliver the Club’s meeting supplies.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:  Bill Collier
Greeter:  Mary K Spencer
Invocator/CLE: Sarah Xu
Grammarian: Sandy Roll – “Cattywampus” was used 11 times.
Time Keeper: Susan McConnell
  Vote Counter: Samira Mudjzic
Ah Counter: Jim Salih counted 22 ahs and crutch words.
Camera Operator:  Anne Hartupee
Table Topics: Kathy Denton
General Evaluator: Rob Van Winkle
Joke Master:  Carl Hendrickson

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Eli Hoxha Geoff King
2 Jerry Paul Debbie Young
3 JD Perper Jim Salih
4 Abdul Aden Alan Kirby


Most Improved: Abdul Aden
Best Table Topics: Carl Hendrickson
Best Evaluator:  Geoff King
Best Speaker: Abdul Aden

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
Haar, 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:                8.7

Meeting Adjourned:  8:59 pm

Attendance:  26/ 36 members in attendance.  – 72% attendance  

Visitors:   Judy Ritter and Josh

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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