Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – February 26, 2020

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – February 26, 2020

Meeting Date: February 26, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme:  Falling in Love
Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building
Called to Order: 7:00 PM
Presiding Officer:  Matt Clark, Acting President
Submitted By: Victor Mattison, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:       

  • Susan McConnell prepared some flyers to promote the upcoming Youth Leadership program which she hopes members can help distribute to places such as local libraries.  Please contact Susan if you can help.
  • Debbie Young said that due to the tight pre-meeting timetable she is going to set out meeting agendas, ballots and similar items on the countertop area just inside the meeting room. Members should pick this material up as they come in.   Remember, we are not expected to be in the space before 6:45pm though we’re allowed to congregate in the common areas in the foyer area. We will need to be out shortly after 9pm so we’ll need to work on the process to make that happen.

Committee Reports:

  • Matt Clark announced that we have received an application for membership from Prathyush Visapooran.   After guests were escorted from the room Prathyush’s membership was discussed and approved after which he was inducted as a new member.  Victor Mattison will serve as his mentor.

Unfinished Business:     None

New Business: None

Announcements:  None

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Krista Butler
Table Topics: Rob Van Winkle
General Evaluator:  Debbie Young
Grammarian: Kim Bond
Time Keeper: Zach Smelcer
Camera Operator:   George Kiser
Invocator / CLE: Kim Bond
Joke Master:  Bill Collier
Hot Seat: Kim Bond
Greeter: Donald Coupe
Vote Counter: Donald Coupe
Ah Counter:   Jerry Paul

Word of the Day:  Osculate, used 3 times

Speakers and Evaluators:

Speakers Evaluators
1 Matt Clark Donald Coupe
2 Tom Terrific Leah Star
3 Steve Winheim Kat Higashino
4 Susan McConnell Victor Mattison


Most Improved: Matt Clark
Best Table Topics: Susan McConnell
Best Evaluator: Victor Mattison
Best Speaker Steve Winheim

Meeting Rating:                            9.5                                                                                            

 Meeting Adjourned:                  8:55 PM


  • Pong WeiLin, friend of Zach Smelcer (former Toastmaster)


Here’s who attended this week:

Bond, Kim
Butler, Krista
Clark, Matt
Collier, William
Coupe, Donald
Higashino, Katsuko
Kiser, George
Mahaceh, Bob
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Paul, Jerald
Smelcer, Zach
Star, Leah
Terrific, Tom
Van Winkle, Robert
Viasaroopan, Prathyush
Winheim, Steven
Young, Debbie

Secretary’s Attendance Information:

General Attendance:

  • This week:                             45.0%
  • YTD average:                        51.4%
  • YTD highest weekly %:       64.1%, January 8, 2020
  • YTD lowest weekly %:        41.0%, January 22, 2020


Members with more than 75% attendance:

Butler, Krista 88%
Clark, Matt 88%
Collier, William 75%
Coupe, Donald 88%
Denton, Kathy 75%
Higashino, Katsuko 88%
Mattison, Victor 100%
McConnell, Susan 100%
Paul, Jerald 100%
Perper, James 75%
Salih, James 88%
Spurgeon, Jeannie 75%
Van Winkle, Robert 75%
Young, Debbie 100%

Longest Current Attendance Streaks
(consecutive meetings)

8 McConnell, Susan
8 Mattison, Victor
8 Paul, Jerald
8 Young, Debbie
7 Salih, James
6 Higashino, Katsuko
6 Kiser, George
6 Perper, James
5 Clark, Matt
5 Coupe, Donald
5 Mahaceh, Bob
5 Winheim, Steven
4 Butler, Krista
4 Collier, William
4 Sheehan, Sean
4 Spurgeon, Jeannie


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