Meeting Minutes 6-5-19

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   6-5-19

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:03 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 – Toastmaster Leadership Training to be held at Maritz on June 22nd for newly elected officers. Anyone can attend sessions.
  • President – Debbie Young – Announced the Club would need to vote on the new officers for next term. Brent Stewart made a motion to dispense with the secret ballot and Rob Van Winkle 2nd the motion, which was approved by Club Member attendees.  

Brent moved that we vote for next term’s Officers, which was 2nd by Jim Salih and approved by the Club Members.

Congratulations to the following individuals who were voted in as Club Officers by the majority of the active Club Members:

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

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:     

  • None

New Business:

  • None

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • George Kiser presented motion for next week’s meeting to be cancelled if the Stanley Cup finals go to game 7. Brent Stewart 2nd the motion. The motion was passed due to a majority of Club members voting to approve.
  • Kathy Denton  – July 2nd  T-Rex building at 911 Washington Avenue, St. Louis she will be giving a speech regarding security compliance.
  • Vic Mattison – Commended Debbie for doing such a good job with the Pathway’s training last week. Vic noted Pathways is the key to the future of our club and since everyone will have to give an Ice Breaker when they go through Pathways it should not be hard for any one of us to be able to give a last minute speech. Vic also thanked the club members for voting him in as Club President for next term.
  • Sean Sheehan – Advised Club Members to be careful going home because a truck carrying watermelons wrecked wreaking havoc for individuals traveling HWY 255 and East Bound on Tesson. George apologized for being late noting it was due to the wreck.
  • Sean Sheehan – welcomed the guests to come back as often as they like.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:  Susan McConnell
Greeter: Sandy Roll
Invocator/CLE: Brent Stewart
Grammarian: Sarah Xu – Word of the evening “potential” was used 7- 8 times during the meeting.
Time Keeper: Steve Winheim
Vote Counter: Mary K Spencer
Ah Counter: Brent Stewart – Total of 17 crutch words and phrases were used throughout the meeting.
Camera Operator: Vic Mattison
Table Topics: J D Perper
General Evaluator: Zach Smelcer
Joke Master: Sean Sheehan

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Alan Kirby Debbie Young
2 Carl Hendrickson Kathy Denton
3 Jim Salih George Kiser


Most Improved: Zach Smelcer
Best Table Topics: Kathy Denton
Best Evaluator:  Debbie Young
Best Speaker: Alan Kirby

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:                 8.0

Meeting Adjourned:      9:02 pm

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

Visitors:   Stanley Monteiro, Jeanie Spurgeon, Donald Coupe and Fergie Fellan

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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