South County Toastmasters-Club 1957 Meeting Minutes 09/04/2019

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:   09/04/2019        

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme: Favorite Silly Childhood Song of Yours or a Family Member

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:               

  • President –Victor Mattison – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.
  • Victor M. –Turbobass revived and renewed
    • Potentials for better systems-Victor will introduce other options from his company
    • Area Director that visited (08/28/2019) expressed that South County Toastmasters is one of the best clubs in the region
    • Work on attracting new guest
      • Victor welcoming ideas, if you want to be part of the greater discussion on how to attract new people
    • Michael (Mike) McCarty not present at the meeting, message relayed by Victor that “DUES” should be given to Sectary (Mike) in the next “couple of weeks”
      • Dues $51.00
      • Pay by cash, check ,or money order
      • Checks and money orders can be made out to: South County Toastmasters
    • “Thank you’s” to two new member who have already stepped up!
      • Patrick Hunt assisting Eli H. with secretary duties
      • Matt Clark assisting Donna J.

Committee Reports:

  • Jim S.
    • Youth Version of Toastmaster (ages 7-17) will take place starting September 10th @ Saline Valley Fire Protection District (1771 Springdale Blvd, Fenton, MO 63026)
    • Currently have 12-15 participants
    • Program will last about 7/8 weeks (which will be stretched out due to holidays/breaks)
  • Donna J.
    • Holiday Party December 18th
      • Motion to vote on date –Jim S.
      • JD seconds  motion
      • All vote yes
    • Location of party:
      • 1. Community Center Jefferson Baracks ($20 deposit)
      • 2. Zach S. will check at his parents Club House –New England Village (free)
    • South County Toastmasters: Calendar Dates
      • September 10th, 2019-Youth Leadership Training First Session
      • October 20th, 2019-Table Topics-a Thon
      • November 27th, 2019-NO MEETING- THANKSGIVING
      • December 18th, 2019-Holiday Party
      • December 25th, 2019-NO MEETING-CHRISTMAS
      • January 1, 2020- NO MEETING-NEW YEARS DAY
      • Months with 5 wks in 2020:
        • January
        • April
        • July
        • September
        • December

New Business:

  • JD-suggested to wear Costumes to Table Topic Marathon (TTM)  since is Halloween
    • Four presenter at TTM
    • Check with building (METLIFE) if costumes/masks can be worn in building (Victor follows up on this)

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Eli H. parents just reopened café.
    • Arber Café (6955 Gravois Ave, 63116)
    • Mediterranean food
    • Open Tuesday-Saturday 8-7, Sunday 8-3, Monday –CLOSED

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Jim Salih
Greeter: Winheim, Steve
Invocator/CLE: Puskarich, Rich
Grammarian:  Spurgeon, Jeannie –“Disingenuous”
Time Keeper: Hoxha, Eli
Vote Counter: Hunt, Patrick
Ah Counter: Mujdzic, Samira
Camera Operator: Monteiro, Stanley
Table Topics: Denton, Kathy
General Evaluator: Kiser, George
Joke Master:  Jordan, Donna

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Clark, Matt Jordan, Donna
2 Butler, Krista Smelcer, Zach
3 Perper, James D McConnell, Susan
4 Mattison, Victor : Aden, Abdul


Most Improved: Matt Clark
Best Table Topics: Donald Coupe
Best Evaluator:  Zach Smelcer
Best Speaker: Matt Clark

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:               8.9/10

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm

Attendance:  xx/ 42 members in attendance.  – xx% attendance  


Submitted by Eli Hoxha, Secretary

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