5-22-19 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   May 22, 2019

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  Competition and Championship

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                6:59 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 – In preparation for the Pathway’s Training scheduled for May 29th a survey was released to membership.  There was very little response to the survey so Debbie passed one around during the meeting.

Committee Reports:

  • Rob Van Winkle – Nominating Committee – The following members are nominated for next term: 
President Victor Mattison
VP of Education Rich Puskarich
VP of Membership Sarah Xu
VP of PR Donna Jordan
Treasurer Michael McCarty
Secretary Eli Hoxha
Sergeant at Arms Zach Smelcer
Officer at Large Debbie Young

Debbie added according to the bylaws the club must vote the first week in June; therefore, the election will be held June 5th. If anyone is still interested in running for office please contact a member of the Nominating Committee.

Unfinished Business:     

  • None

New Business:

  • None

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Susan McConnell and Tom Terrific spoke about their visit with Max Kaiser. He enjoyed the visit and hopes to be back attending club meetings very soon.
  • Jim Bubash reminded the club to ensure they speak to visitors when they attend meetings noting a lady attended recently and left shortly after break because no one spoke to her. Susan mentioned she tried to engage that particular visitor in conversation, but she seemed very timid and Susan wasn’t able to get her to say much. Sean Sheehan noted Project 7 of the Competent Leader Manual is “Facilitation”. One goal of that project is to befriend a guest.
  • Debbie Young shared a “Did you know” tip – Members can work both in Pathways and the Old Track. There is an electronic folder to store notes, etc.
  • Jim Bubash – Jefferson County Challengers are having an Open House on Thursday at 7:00 pm. It’s a small club and they are hoping to get at least 2 more members to join.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:  Sean Sheehan
Greeter:  Rob Van Winkle
Invocator/CLE:  Sarah Xu
Grammarian:  Anne Hartupee –
Counted 9 uses of the night’s word “break – a- way”
Time Keeper:  Sandy Roll
Vote Counter:  Debbie Young
Ah Counter:  Tom Terrific   – 14.7 aahs and crutch words counted
Camera Operator:  Donna Jordan
Table Topics: Jerry Paul
General Evaluator:  Jim Bubash
Joke Master:  Rob Puskarich

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
Kathy Denton Zach Smelcer
Geoff King Victor Mattison
Victor Mattison George Kiser
Jackie Haar Susan McConnell


Most Improved: Jackie Haar
Best Table Topics: Anne Hartupee
Best Evaluator:  Susan McConnell
Best Speaker: Victor Mattison

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:                 9.5

Meeting Adjourned:  9:04            pm

Attendance:  18/ 36 members in attendance.  – 50% attendance

Visitors:   None

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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