Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – July 15, 2020

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – July 15, 2020

Meeting Date: July 15, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme: How has the lockdown changed things forever, good or bad
Meeting Location: Remote Video Meeting
Called to Order: 7:00 PM
Presiding Officer: Jerry Paul
Submitted By: Kathy Denton, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:


    • President – Jerry Paul – Minutes of the July 8 meeting were sent out, hearing no change requests they were approved as sent and posted.
    • VPE – Kat Higashino –
      • Kat will set up the schedule once the meeting time vote is finalized.
    • VPM – Brent Stewart
    • VP-PR – Partick Hunt
    • Secretary – Kathy Denton
      • District 8 Officer Make-up Training is posted here:
      • Any officer who didn’t already attend the training for their role should attend.  Division A training is scheduled for July 23rd at 6 pm via zoom.  If that date doesn’t work for an officer they may attend any of the listed dates for other divisions. Officers who did not already attend training, should attend as it is necessary to attain the club officer training President’s Distinguished goal.
    • Treasurer – Kim Bond
    • Sergeant at Arms – Jim Salih
    • Officer at Large – Susan McConnell

Committee Reports:  Public Relations Committee: Sean Sheehan reported on behalf of Patrick Hunt that:

  • There is an upcoming Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday 7/21, the cost is $18.  If you plan to attend please see the email Patrick sent out, RSVP to the Chamber of Commerce, and email Patrick so he will know who is attending. Note the club discussed luncheon payment and confirmed the individual attending must pay for themselves and SCTM will not cover the cost.

Unfinished Business:

Topics concerning returning to in person meetings.

    • The club voted to approve future split meetings consisting of both in person and virtual when the club is ready to return to in person meetings.  That is pending availability of the equipment which Jerry Paul will provide.  He will notify us when we are ready. The next upcoming meeting will be fully virtual.
    • The Sunset Hills Community Center informed us they will require our meeting times to be from 6 – 8 pm (due to custodial services requirements), at least through the end of the year.
      • The club voted and approved:
        • To keep and reserve the room at Sunset Hills.
        • To start the meetings at 6 pm.  Those who can not be in attendance at 6 pm should notify the VPE (Kat Higashino) to only give them roles that start later in the meeting after they can be in attendance (whether virtual or in person).
      • The club also asked how many are comfortable with returning to in person meetings and 11 of those present indicated they are.

New Business:


  • Bill Collier and George Kiser are planning a golf outing.  See Bill’s email dated July 8, 2020 and contact Bill if interested.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Jim Salih
Table Topics: George Kiser
General Evaluator: Victor Mattison
Grammarian: Sean Sheehan
Time Keeper: Bill Collier
Invocator: J. D. Perper
Ah Counter: Steve Winheim
Joke Master: Kathy Denton
Vote Counter: Debbie Young

Word of the Day:  Revolution used 7 times

Speakers and Evaluators:

Speakers Evaluators
1 Katsuko Higashino Susan McConnell
2 Donald Coupe Prathyush Viasaroopan (PV)
3 Kim Bond Brent Stewart


Best Table Topics: Bill Collier
Best Evaluator: Brent Stewart
Best Speaker Donald Coupe
Most Improved Donald Coupe

Meeting Rating:     9.7

Meeting Adjourned:                  8:50 PM

Visitors: David Lenihan
Member Attendance:

Bond, Kim
Bubash, James
Collier, Bill
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Higashino, Katsuko
Kiser, George
McConnell, Susan
Mattison, Victor
Page, Keith
Paul, Jerald
Perper, J. D.
Salih, Jim
Sheehan, Sean
Stewart, Brent
Viasaroopan, Prathyush
Winheim, Steve
Young, Debbie

Secretary’s Attendance Information:General Attendance:  This week – 18 Members –  62%

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