Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – June 3, 2020

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:June 3, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme:Regular Meeting – Theme: “Technology”
Meeting Location:Remote Video Meeting 
Called to Order:7:00 PM
Presiding Officer: JD Perper, President
Submitted By:Victor Mattison, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:  

Kathy Denton shared that there is a new award available to TM clubs, the Online Ovation award.  In summary, clubs must hold online meetings and achieve certain advancement goals.   More information is available via

JD reminded everyone that we will be voting for the new cast of officers this week.   

Committee Reports:

Jim Bubash was previously asked if he could record speeches and he explored how to record and upload meetings to YouTube.   Upon further inquiry he reported there was a strong objection to having meetings uploaded.  In lieu, he shared how individual members can record their own speeches.

Nominating Committee – Debbie Young presented the slate of officers for the July 1 – December 31 term.   Upon a motion by Victor Mattison which was seconded by Brent Stewart, the slate of officers elected without dissent

  • President – Jerry Paul
  • VPE – Kat Higashino
  • VPM – Brent Stewart
  • VP-PR – Partick Hunt
  • Secretary – Kathy Denton
  • Treasurer – Kim Bond
  • Sergeant at Arms – Jim Salih
  • Officer at Large – Susan McConnell

Unfinished Business:     None

New Business:     None


It was recommended that members mute their microphones when not speaking and that they consider un-muting your phone during the Jokemaster’s remarks as it helps her/him know how the jokes are being received

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:Sean Sheehan
Table Topics:Jerry Paul
Grammarian:Patrick Hunt
Time Keeper:George Kiser
Invocator / CLE:Susan McConnell
Joke Master: Donald Coupe
Vote Counter:Jim Salih

Word of the Day:  Abomination (or any derivation) used 5 times

Speakers and Evaluators:

1Kathy DentonKat Higashino
2Brent StewartVictor Mattison
3Debbie YoungSandy Roll


Best Table Topics:Victor Mattison
Best Evaluator:Sandy Roll
Best SpeakerDebbie Young
Most ImprovedKat Higashino

Meeting Rating:  Excellent                                                                                                               

Meeting Adjourned:                  8:36 PM

Visitors:       Keith Page and Ali Abid


Bond, Kim
Bubash, James
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Higashino, Katsuko
Hunt, Patrick
Kiser, George
Mahaceh, Bob
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Paul, Jerald
Perper, James
Roll, Sandy
Salih, James
Sheehan, Sean
Stewart, Brent
Young, Debbie
Bond, Kim
Bubash, James

Secretary’s Attendance Information:

General Attendance:  This week – 42.5%

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