5/1/19 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date:   5/1/19

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                7:03 PM

Presiding Officer:             Debbie Young, President

Officer Reports:   

  • July 1st we begin a new toastmaster term – looking for new officers
    •             If interested, please reach out to Debbie Young, the nominee committee (Brent Stewart, Vic Mattison and Rob Van Winkle) or one of the current officers

Committee Reports:

  • Kathy announced the picnic is Sunday, May 5 from 12-5 PM at the Crestwood Pavilion
    • If you’d like to volunteer to bring a dish to share, please reach out to Kathy
    • Also let Kathy know if you plan to bring anyone so she knows how many guests to expect

New Business: NONE

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Brent spoke to Max Kaiser who updated us that he is getting better with his health and hopes to be back to the club this summer
  • Susan McConnell is singing with her choir at Clayton High School at 4 pm this Saturday, May 4
  • Toastmaster conference this Saturday and Sunday (May 4 & 5) at the Holiday Inn Earth City

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:  Debbie Young
Greeter:  Ellie Hoxha
Invocator/CLE:  Jackie Haar / Bill Collier
Grammarian:  Susan McConnell – Prudent: used 5 times
Time Keeper:  Rich Puskarich
Vote Counter:  Sean Sheehan
Ah Counter: Jim Bubash – 7 crutch words and phrases
Camera Operator:  Anne Hartupee
Table Topics:  Bill Collier
General Evaluator:  Kathy Denton
Joke Master:  Jim Bubash

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Zach Smelcer Susan McConnell
2 Brent Stewart Samira Mujdzic
3 Howard Brandt Sarah Pitkin


Most Improved: Samira Mujdzic
Best Table Topics: Sean Sheehan
Best Evaluator:  Sarah Pitkin
Best Speaker: Howard Brandt

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:      8:45 pm

Attendance:  14 / 36 members in attendance.  – 38.8% attendance  

Visitors:   Chan Mandyky

Notes taken by Sarah Pitkin and posted by Sandy Roll

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