Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – July 1, 2020

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: July 1, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme: Freedom
Meeting Location: Remote Video Meeting
Called to Order: 7:00 PM
Presiding Officer: JD Perper, Outgoing President & Jerry Paul Incoming President
Submitted By: Kathy Denton, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:

VPE – Kathy Denton (Outgoing VPE) reported the following members earned awards in the traditional education program:

  • Jim Bubash – Advanced Leader Bronze
  • Victor Mattison – Advanced Communicator Gold
  • Sean Sheehan – Competent Leader

Kat Higashishino (Incoming VPE) reported the following members earned Pathways level awards:

  • Jim Salih – Path: Effective Coaching; Level – 1
  • Patrick Hunt – Path: Visionary Communications; Level 1

Committee Reports:  None

Unfinished Business:     None

New Business:     Issues concerning returning to in-person meetings were discussed.  Most members are not comfortable with returning to in person meetings Mid-July if that becomes an option.  We may need to pay for the room to retain our slot even if we don’t use it, members were in favor of doing that to retain our slot.  Also, the community center may require we move to an earlier time slot of 6 – 8 pm.  The topic was tabled for future discussion as more information becomes available.

Induction of new officers: Angela Breinan inducted the new slate of officers:

  • 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


Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Debbie Young
Table Topics: Steve Winheim
General Evaluator: Jim Salih
Grammarian: Sandy Roll
Time Keeper: Katsuko Higashino
Invocator: George Kiser
Ah Counter: Donald Coupe
Joke Master: Brent Stewart
Vote Counter: Patrick Hunt

Word of the Day:  Liberty used 7 times

Speakers and Evaluators:

Speakers Evaluators
1 Susan McConnell Bill Collier
2 Prathyush Viswaroopan Kim Bond
3 Victor Mattison Sean Sheehan


Best Table Topics: Brent Stewart
Best Evaluator: Kim Bond
Best Speaker Susan McConnell
Most Improved PV

Meeting Rating:                           9.7

Meeting Adjourned:                  8:50 PM

Visitors:       Angie Breinin, Keith Page
Member Attendance:

Bond, Kim
Bubash, James
Collier, Bill
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Higashino, Katsuko
Hunt, Patrick
Kiser, George
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Paul, Jerald
Perper, James
Roll, Sandy
Salih, James
Sheehan, Sean
Stewart, Brent
Viasaroopan, Prathyush
Winheim, Steve
Young, Debbie

Secretary’s Attendance Information:General Attendance:  This week – 19 Members –  67.8%

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