Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – July 8, 2020

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – July 8, 2020

Meeting Date: July 8, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme: Cognition
Meeting Location: Remote Video Meeting
Called to Order: 7:01 PM
Presiding Officer: Jerry Paul
Submitted By: Kathy Denton, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:


    • President – Jerry Paul – Minutes of the July 1 meeting were sent out, hearing no change requests they were approved as sent and posted.
    • VPE – Kat Higashino –
      • The last week of July is a special meeting.  The club voted and approved to hold a Tall Tales contest that week.
      • South County Toastmasters club 1957 was awarded the Online Ovation Education award at the Gold level by Toastmaster’s International for initiating virtual meetings between Jan 1 and June 30 of 2020 and for achieving 6 education goals based on the Distinguished Club Program.
    • VPM – Brent Stewart
    • VP-PR – Partick Hunt – See Committee reports
    • Secretary – Kathy Denton
    • Treasurer – Kim Bond
    • Sergeant at Arms – Jim Salih
    • Officer at Large – Susan McConnell

Committee Reports:  Public Relations Committee: Patrick Hunt reported that:

  • SCTM is joining the Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce.  The cost is $80 and was previously approved.  The Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon on July 21 at 11 am, cost is $18.  Contact Patrick for more information.
  • Bob Mahacek sent an article to the Call Newspapers.
  • Bill Collier and George Kiser are planning a golf outing.  See the email from Bill dated July 8, 2020 and let Bill know if you plan to attend.

Unfinished Business:     None

New Business:

  • Jerry Paul met with the Sunset Hills Community Center to discuss our options concerning the meeting room and times.  Jerry will send an email to the club outlining the issues.  We need to vote by July 18th.  Please review Jerry’s email to be informed prior to the vote.  Jerry said he does have availability of a zoom membership, cameras and a laptop to enable combined zoom and in person meetings when we are ready to go back to in person meetings.
  • Keith Page was voted into the club as a new member.  Welcome Keith!  Victor Mattison is his mentor.
  • Jerry informed us that the Officer’s make-up training will be held on July 23rd at 6 pm in zoom.  It will be posted on the District 8 website soon. Officers who did not already attend training, should attend as it is necessary to attain the club officer training President’s Distinguished goal.


Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Katsuko Higashino
Table Topics: Sean Sheehan
General Evaluator: Debbie Young
Grammarian: Bob Mahacek
Time Keeper: Sandy Roll
Invocator: Jerry Paul
Ah Counter: J. D. Perper
Joke Master: Jim Salih
Vote Counter: Prathyush Viasaroopan (PV)

Word of the Day:  Amicable used a couple of times

Speakers and Evaluators:

Speakers Evaluators
1 Patrick Hunt Kathy Denton
2 Jerry Paul Victor Mattison
3 Steve Winheim George Kiser


Best Table Topics: Keith Page
Best Evaluator: Victor Mattison
Best Speaker Jerry Paul
Most Improved Patrick Hunt

Meeting Rating:     9.7

Meeting Adjourned:                  8:45 PM

Member Attendance:

Bond, Kim
Bubash, James
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Higashino, Katsuko
Hunt, Patrick
Kiser, George
Mahacek, Robert
Mattison, Victor
Page, Keith
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 –  65.5%

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