5/8/19 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   05/08/2019

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Coconut Cream Pie & Have a Coke Day

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Debbie Young, President

Officer Reports:               

  • President –Debbie Young- Minutes have not been mailed out.  Postponed.

Committee Reports:

  • Kathy Denton announced the club picnic was held May 5th.  She requested reimbursement for meat purchase of 78.71. The club voted and approved the reimbursement.
  • If anyone is open or interested in serving as an officer next term please contact one of the Nominating committee members.

Unfinished Business:

  •  Jim Bubash is forming a committee for a combined club meeting, anyone who is interested in helping please contact Jim Bubash.

New Business:

  • None

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Geoff King elected as District 8 Growth Director.
  • Victor Maddison and Jim Bubash gave an intro to Entrepreneurship.
  • The SCTM Picnic was this past Sunday.  Thanks to Kathy Denton for putting it together
  • Jim Bubash as area coach is helping Jeffco Challengers increase membership and they will be holding an open house.  Anyone interested in attending contact Jim.
  • Brent Stewart spoke with Max Kaiser today and proposed a visit by members of South County Toastmasters on Thursday, May 16 at 6:45 p.m.  Max was very positive about this.  He is at Marymount Manor Nursing Home, 313 Augustine Rd., Eureka, MO  63025.  To get there go west on I-44 to Highway 109  (Eureka exit) then double back onto eastbound I-44.  Go to Williams Road (Exit 265), exit to Williams Rd., go to Augustine Rd., and go Left.  (Hope these directions make sense.)  Any Toastmaster who would like to go is welcome.  We will just meet at the facility. (For you newer members, Max is a long time Toastmaster who has the amazing ability to speak on ANY subject.)  Max has had major health issues since last November.
  • Brent – it takes roughly 20 Toastmasters for a full meeting with 4 speeches and evaluators.
  • Pathways Fun Fact – Those in Pathways you should be bringing an evaluation tool when you do a project.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Jim Bubash
Invocator/CLE: Howard Brandt
Grammarian: George Kiser – Word of the evening – Dominate
Time Keeper: Zach Smelcer
Vote Counter: Kathy Denton
Ah Counter: Alan Kirby
Camera Operator: Rich Puskarich
Table Topics: Sean Sheehan
General Evaluator: Jerry Paul
Joke Master: Bill Collier

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Sarah Xu – 10 min – Artificial Intelligence 101 Eli Hozha
2 Victor Mattison – Beginning Speaker Michael McCarty
3 JD Perper – Hermit Brown Debbie Young


Most Improved: Eli Hoxha
Best Table Topics: Alan Kirby
Best Evaluator:  Debbie Young
Best Speaker: Sarah Xu

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:                9.2

Meeting Adjourned:      8:53 pm

Attendance:  21 / 36 members in attendance.  – 58% attendance  

Visitors:   Rylin Smelcer, Jonathan Zahner, Jason Murphey, Elizabeth, Donald Prepared by Kathy Denton, Officer at Large on behalf of

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