Meeting Minutes 7-10-19

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   7/10/19

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Sure is Hot Outside!

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Debbie Young, Outgoing President – Vic Mattison, Incoming President

Officer Reports:               

  • Outgoing President –Debbie Young- No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.
  • Outgoing President – DebbieYoung – Officer Training – July 23rd 6:30-7:30 at St. Louis County Library – Grand Glaize Branch

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:     

  • None

New Business:

  • Angela Breinin Program Quality Director conducted Officer Installations for this term.

The Clubs new officers are:

Victor Mattison – President

Vice President of Education – Rich Puskarich

Vice President of Membership – Sarah Xu

Vice President of Public Relations – Donna Jordan

Secretary – Eli Hoxha

Treasurer – Mike McCarty

Sargent in Arms – Zach Smelcer

  • The Club reviewed Beth Bridwell’s membership  application, Vic Mattison made a motion for the Club members to vote to accept Beth as a new member and Sean Sheehan 2nded the motion. After the Club voted and approved Beth, Victor Mattison, President, inducted Beth Bridwell in as a new member with Sarah Xu as her mentor.

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Sean Sheehan – George Kiser’s mother passed away June 27th and the members will send him a sympathy card.
  • Kathy Denton  – Completed 2 outside presentations. The Cyber meeting on July 2nd and one at Rejis today. She has received Thank You letters that will be posted to the Club’s website.
  • Angela Breinin – Announced her goals as Program Quality Director are to focus on training and to increase the Pathway adoption rates. She reminded the Club that everyone will be on Pathways starting July 1, 2020 because the old program will cease to exist at that point.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:  Jerry Paul
Greeter: Rich Puskarich
Invocator/CLE: Eli Hoxha
Grammarian: Sarah Xu – Word of the evening “Awesome” was used 5
times during the meeting
Time Keeper: Mike McCarty
  Vote Counter: Samira Mujdzic
Ah Counter: Sean Sheehan – 43 crutch words and phrases noted
during the meeting
Camera Operator:  Krista Butler
Table Topics:  Alan Kirby
General Evaluator:  Debbie Young
Joke Master:  Sean Sheehan

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Howard Brandt Sandy Roll
2 Jim Salih Steve Winheim
3 Donna Jordan Zach Smelcer


Most Improved: Zach Smelcer
Best Table Topics: Krista Butler
Best Evaluator:  Bill Collier
Best Speaker: Donna Jordan

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bridwell, Beth  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Collier, Bill  
Coupe, Donald  
Denton, Kathy  
Harr, 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  
Monteiro, Stanley  
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:                9.0

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm

Attendance:  20/ 39 members in attendance.  – 52% attendance  

Visitors:   Audhan LaCroix, Maddie Penter, Fellan Ferguson and Angela Breinin

Submitted by Eli Hoxha, Secretary

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