Meeting Minutes – September 25, 2019

Meeting Date:                 09/25/2019

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  Back to School  

Meeting Location:          Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                            7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:            Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:             

  • President –Victor Mattison- Meeting minutes from last week – approved with one correction.
  • 10/09 There will be an open house here at Met Life. Sarah and Krista are coordinating it. Donna and Matt will get the word out. We would like some members to bring a desert or something to share.  Contact Sarah or Krista concerning what to bring.
  • Officers held a leadership meeting tonight that Vic will report on it next week.
  • We have achieved 6 of the 12 items needed for Presidents distinguished so we are in good shape to complete it next term.
  • For our Halloween meeting you can wear costumes but no masks and no real or fake weapons.
  • Dues are due, please send your $51 payment to the Treasurer, Mike McCarty or mail it to him at 5612 Wildbrook Dr.; St. Louis, Mo. 63129.
  • Met Life has informed us that we will no longer be able to meet at Met Life after year-end.  Vic will get together a committee to work on finding a new place to meet.  If you would like to help contact Victor Mattison.

Committee Reports:

  • Debbie Young is coordinating a meeting exchange with the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC).
    • On November the 6th, South County Toastmasters (SCTM) will visit the MAC.
    • On December 4th, the MAC will visit SCTM.
    • Also, on October 16th the MAC has invited SCTM to join their field trip to Chandlier Hill Winery for an evening of wine and table topics. 
      • 5:00 pm – The bus leaves from MAC downtown.
      • 5:30 pm – The bus leaves from MAC West.
      • The bus will head back at approximately 8 pm.

Office: 314-863-8989

Direct: 314-858-0200.

  • Jim Salih reported that Youth Leadership is going well with 14 participants.
  • Jim Salih reported that Max Kaiser would like phone calls or visits. He is at Marymount Manor, phone 314-629-0598 (he will take calls from 1 to 9 pm)
  • Zach Smelcer announced availability of a room at New England Village for the Christmas party at a cost of $125, with a $100 damage deposit that will be returned if there is no damage.  Donna noted that cancelling our alternative venue at JB will cost $25. A vote was taken and it was approved to have the party at New England Village Clubhouse, Tollgate Rd, St. Louis, Mo. 63129.

Unfinished Business:    

  • None

New Business:

  • None

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Vic will contact Tom Terrific to see how he is doing and if he can have visitors.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Sean Sheehan
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Invocator/CLE: Victor Mattison
Grammarian: Victor Mattison – Surfeit – to consume too much of something
Time Keeper: Zach Smelcer
Vote Counter: Debbie Young
Ah Counter: Krista Butler
Camera Operator: Jim Salih
Table Topics: JD Perper
General Evaluator: Kathy Denton
Joke Master: Rob Van Winkle

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Matt Clark Carl Hendrickson
2 Jeannie Spurgeon Brent Stewart
3 Donna Jordan Jim Salih
4 Jackie Harr George Kiser


Most Improved: Jackie Harr
Best Table Topics: Krista Butler
Best Evaluator:  George Kiser
Best Speaker: Matt Clark

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Matt Clark  
Collier, Bill  
Coupe, Donald  
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  
Jeannie Spurgeon  
Stewart, Brent  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Xu, Sarah  
Young, Debbie  

Meeting Rating:              8.75

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm

Attendance:  17/ 41 members in attendance.  – 41% attendance  

Visitors:   None

Submitted by Kathy Denton, volunteer.

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