April 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes

South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:   4/24/19

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Flowers     

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:01 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 – Bestowed Brent Stewart a token of appreciation from the Club for serving as the President in the fall of 2018.
  • President – Debbie Young – Announced the Club will be electing new officers for the next term. The Executive Team put together descriptions, duties, and the time commitment each week for each officer’s role. Debbie encouraged members to contact a current officer if they are interested in a role. Rob Van Winkle, Brent Stewart and Vic Mattison are on the nominating committee. Rob added that it is a great opportunity to learn about the Club’s leadership roles and each officer is supported by current and past members.

Committee Reports:

  • Kathy Denton – Picnic committee report – The picnic is scheduled for May 5th at Crestwood Park. Contact Kathy if you are interested in volunteering to help and a signup sheet for potluck is available.

Unfinished Business:     

  • None

New Business:

  • None

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Debbie Young – There are several tracks available in print in Pathways for those who prefer print vs. electronic.
  • Sandy Roll – Is unable to attend next week’s meeting and requested someone to fill in as Secretary. Sarah Pitkin agreed to cover. (Thank you!)
  • Jim Bubash – Reminder: The Spring Conference is May 3rd and 4th.
  • Jim Bubash – May 4th the Javier Mendoza concert is scheduled at the Endangered Wildlife Center. Life music, food and a Cinco de Mayo Howl to celebrate the endangered Mexican wolf.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:  Jerry Paul
Greeter:  Anne Hartupee
Invocator/CLE:  Jackie Haar
Grammarian:  Sarah Pitkin – Word of the evening “flourish” was used 9
Time Keeper:  Debbie Young
Vote Counter:  Eli Hoxha
Ah Counter: Zach Smelcer – 42 crutch words and phrases
Camera Operator:  Anne Hartupee
Table Topics:  Rob Van Winkle
General Evaluator:  Carl Hendrickson
Joke Master:  Donna Jordan

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Kathy Denton Brent Stewart
2 Sandy Roll  JD Perper
3 James Bubash Bill Collier
4 Sarah Xu Mary K Spencer


Most Improved: Sarah Xu
Best Table Topics: Donna Jordan
Best Evaluator:  Brent Stewart
Best Speaker: Sandy Roll

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:                8.25

Meeting Adjourned:      8:55 pm

Attendance:  19/ 36 members in attendance.  – 53% attendance  

Visitors:   Jim Bruckner

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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