Meeting Minutes 07/24/2019

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: July 24, 2019

Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme:    Busy Summers

Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order: 7:00 PM

Presiding Officer: Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:

  • President – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.
  • Rick Puskarich will hold an ask a VPE session on Wednesday, August 14th, 6:00. Members can come to the meeting early and ask the VPE about scheduling, pathways, etc.
  • Make up officer training was held on Tuesday night. Three officers attended.
  • There will be an SCTM officer meeting on July 31 at 6:00 before the regular meeting.
  • Vic reminded that each officer should have a mentor. Please check with Vic if you do not have one.

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • none

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Salih stated as general information that SCTM has been meeting at the MetLife Building since 2006. Alan Kirby confirmed it.
  • Kathy Denton suggested that members may not want to be fill-ins because that makes them ineligible for Table Topics. She suggested that we have a policy of letting fill-ins also be eligible for Table Topics.
  • There will be a Youth Leadership in mid-September. The exact date and location are still to be determined.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Sarah Pitkin
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Invocator/CLE: J. D. Perper
Grammarian: Donna Jordan
Time Keeper: Sarah Xu
Vote Counter:  Jim Salih
Ah Counter: Stanley Monteiro
Camera Operator: Samira Mudjzic
Table Topics: Mark K Spencer
General Evaluator: Alan Kirby
Joke Master: J.D. Perper

Speakers and Evaluators:

1Debbie YoungMike McCarty
2Beth BridwellVic Mattison
3Rich PuskarichKathy Denton
4Alan KirbyBrent Stewart


Most Improved:Mike McCarty
Best Table Topics: Jim Salih
Best Evaluator:  Kathy Denton
Best Speaker:Rich Puskarich

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul
Brandt, Howard
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
Jeannie SpurgeonBeth Bridwell was present also☒

Meeting Rating: 9.7

Meeting Adjourned:  9:00 pm 

Attendance:  23/ 38 members in attendance.  – 61% attendance 

Visitors:   Patrick Hunt, Matt Clark, Adden LaCroix, Erica Connors

Submitted by Eli Hoxha, Secretary

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