SCTM Meeting Minutes: October 30, 2019

Meeting Date: 10/16/2019

Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme:    Halloween Table Topics Marathon

Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order: 7:01 PM

Presiding Officer: Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:

  • Victor Mattison – Minutes approved with amendments
  • Rich Puskarich – Debbie Young is the first person to complete Level 2 of Pathways
  • VIctor Mattison – The search for a new building to host Toastmasters continues
    • Mercy hospital and the nearby church are potential venues
    • It is possible that meetings may be moved to either Tuesday or Thursday at a new building
  • Debbie Young – The 11/06/2019 meeting is to be held at the MAC Toastmasters Club on 405 Washington Avenue Saint Louis, MO 63102
    • The meeting shall last from 5:30 to 6:30
    • Parking is available in the garage behind MAC building. Parking fees are waived due to a voucher
    • Dinner or drinks may be had afterwards

Committee Reports:

  • Victor Mattison – Youth Toastmasters graduation takes place on November 20th. It continues to proceed without any issues

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • None

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Max Kiser’s health is deteriorating. He currently awaits a kidney transplant
    • Please send thoughts and prayers
    • Visitors are appreciated as are calls and cards 

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster/Master of Ceremonies: JD Perper
Greeter: Susan McConnell
Invocator/CLE: None
Grammarian: Susan McConnell
Time Keeper: Jerry Paul
Vote Counter: Rob VanWinkle
Ah Counter: None
Camera Operator:  None
Table Topics: Debbie Young, Rob VanWinkle, JD Perper, Allison Puskarich
General Evaluator: None
Joke Master: Sean Sheehan

Speakers and Evaluators:

 Table Topics Master
1Debbie Young
2Rob VanWinkle
3JD Perper
4Allison Puskarich


Most Improved:Patrick Hunt
Best Table Topics 1: Brent Stewart
Best Table Topics 2:  Susan McConnell
Best Table Topics 3:Jim Salih
Best Table Topics 4:Carl Hendrickson
Scariest Table Topic:Brent Stewart

Members Present: 

Aden, Abdul
Brandt, Howard
Bridwell, Beth
Bubash, James
Butler, Krista
Clark, Matt
Collier, Bill
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Harr, Jackie
Hendrickson, Carl
Higashino, Katsuko
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: None

Meeting Adjourned:  9:00 pm 

Attendance:  16/ 42 members in attendance.  – 38.1% attendance 

Visitors:   Judy Perper

Submitted by Patrick Hunt, Assistant Secretary

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