Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: April 22, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting
Theme: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
Meeting Location: Remote Meeting via Zoom
Called to Order: 7:00 PM
Presiding Officer: JD Perper, President
Submitted By: Victor Mattison, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:

Committee Reports:

  • Kathy Denton reminded the club that, despite the current plan to meet remotely, we need an event chairperson.
  • The club’s By-Laws are being updated to reflect changes due to Pathways, changes to fees and to streamline the format and organization of the material. An updated version will be sent for the club’s review and comment prior to a vote as to whether the changes will be approved

Unfinished Business:

  • The nominating committee has begun working on candidates for next term. If you are interested to serve in an officer’s role please let them know. The committee includes; Debbie Young, Jerry Paul, and George Kiser

New Business:

  • JD got a call from a district representative about the spring meeting, May 15-16. The meeting will be held via Zoom. Information is available on the district 8 website,

Announcements: None

Meeting Roles:

  • Toastmaster: Sandy Roll
  • Table Topics: Jim Salih
  • Grammarian: Bob Mahacek
  • Time Keeper: Jeannie Spurgeon
  • Invocator / CLE: Debbie Young
  • Joke Master: George Kiser
  • Vote Counter: Debbie Young

Word of the Day: Paragon, used 6 times

Speakers and Evaluators:

Debbie Young gave a presentation on messaging within Pathways


  • Susan McConnell
  • Kathy Denton
  • Jim Bubash


  • Kim Bond
  • Jerry Paul
  • Tom Terrific


  • Best Table Topics: Bob Mahacek
  • Best Evaluator: Jerry Paul
  • Best Speaker: Susan McConnell

Meeting Rating: Great Remote Meeting

Meeting Adjourned: 8:43 PM

Visitors: None


Here’s who attended this week:

Bond, Kim
Bubash, James
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Higashino, Katsuko
Hunt, Patrick
Kirby, Alan
Kiser, George
Mahaceh, Bob
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Paul, Jerald
Perper, James
Roll, Sandy
Salih, James
Spurgeon, Jeannie
Stewart, Brent
Terrific, Tom
Viasaroopan, Prathyush
Young, Debbie

Secretary’s Attendance Information:

General Attendance:

This week: 50.0%

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