Meeting Minutes 8-21-2019

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:   8/21/2019           

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Seriously? Or Siri-ously – Absurd things

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:               

  • President –Victor Mattison – Aug. 14th Minutes will be reviewed and approved at the next meeting.
  • VPE – Rich Puskarich – September 4th is the next Ask the VPE session. Rich will be available prior to the meeting to answer any questions about Toastmasters. Let Rich know if you plan on attending.
  • VPE – Rich Puskarich – Oct. has 5 weeks and Rich sent out an e-mail with suggestions on how we may utilize that 5th week. Review the e-mail and send provide feedback/suggestions.
  • President – Victor Mattison – The Area Director will be attending next week’s meeting.
  • President – Victor Mattison – Rob Van Winkle will be picking up gently used toys and deflated balls for his missionary trip.
  • President – Victor Mattison – Noted articles in the Toastmasters’ magazine. One article Pathways 101 provided good tips. Another regarding visitor’s inquiries indicated 42% of people interested in learning more about Toastmasters state no one replied to their request for information. He knows that isn’t the case at SC Toastmasters.  Jim Salih suggested that we save our old magazines and bring them to the meetings to give to new members and visitors.
  • President – Victor Mattison – In lieu of new binders a 1 page Welcome Document with information about our club and links to important sites printed on nice card stock with a name tag attached will be given to New Members. Per Sarah Xu they will be e-mailed to new and existing members. Samples were handed out to the meeting attendees and Victor is interested in hearing our feedback.

Committee Reports:

  • Jim Salih – Youth Leadership starts Sept 10th. This session is full, but a place is needed to hold the meetings. Zach offered his father’s business and unfortunately it is too small for this large group.

Unfinished Business:     

  • None

New Business:

  • None

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Combined with Officer’s announcements.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Kathy Denton
Greeter: Bill Collier
Invocator/CLE: Carl Hendrickson
Grammarian: Patrick Hunt – The word of the evening, Stupendous, was used 10 times during the meeting.
Time Keeper: Beth Bridwell
Vote Counter: Rich Puskarich
Ah Counter: Matt Clark – Noted 44 crutch words and phrases.
Camera Operator: Sarah Xu
Table Topics: Jim Salih
General Evaluator: Brent Stewart
Joke Master:  Howard Brandt

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Tom Terrific Krista Butler
2 Donald Coupe Rob Van Winkle
3 Debbie Young Alan Kirby
4 Michael McCarty Abdul Aden


Most Improved: Krista Butler
Best Table Topics: Carl Hendrickson
Best Evaluator:  Alan Kirby
Best Speaker: Debbie Young

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bridwell, Beth  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Clark, Matt  
Collier, Bill  
Coupe, Donald  
Denton, Kathy  
Harr, Jackie  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hoffman, Casey  
Hoxha, Eli  
Hunt, Patrick  
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  
Spurgeon, Jeannie  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Xu, Sarah  
Young, Debbie  

Meeting Rating:                 9.75

Meeting Adjourned:      9:02 pm

Attendance: 25 / 42 members in attendance.  – 60% attendance  

Visitors:   Alita Quires

Submitted by Sandy Roll

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