Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) -August 12, 2020

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – August 12, 2020

Meeting Date: August 12, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme: Rebirth
Meeting Location: Hybrid Meeting – Some attending in person at the Sunset Hills Community Center, Some attending via Zoom
Called to Order: 6:00 PM
Presiding Officer: Jerry Paul
Submitted By: Kathy Denton, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:


    • President – Jerry Paul –
      • Minutes of the August 5 meeting were sent out, hearing no change requests they were approved as sent and posted.
    • VPE – Kat Higashino –
      • September will have 5 weeks so Kat suggested we hold a meeting to allow members to progress in Pathways.  It will be voted upon in New Business.
    • VPM – Brent Stewart
    • VP-PR – Partick Hunt
    • Secretary – Kathy Denton
    • Treasurer – Kim Bond
      • Dues of $76 are due by September 15th.  Either bring your payment to a meeting in person and give it to Jerry Paul, or mail it to the address Kim will send us in an email.
    • Sergeant at Arms – Jim Salih
    • Officer at Large – Susan McConnell

Committee Reports:

    • None

Unfinished Business:

    • Jerry reported that the Executive Committee met and agreed to assign our club proxy votes to Patrick Hunt.  That information has been entered into the District 8 website.

New Business:

  • Kathy Denton said it is hard to find the meeting link among all the emails about the meeting and suggested that the person who sends the meeting link include the word, “link” in the subject line along with the meeting date and time.  Kat suggested that Toastmasters also include the link with the agenda.
  • Patrick Hunt announced that as our Area Director he would be observing to evaluate our meeting.
  • Jerry said that Toastmasters International will hold their National Convention and business meeting August 24 through August 29th.
  • Debbie made a motion that the last week of September be used to work on Pathways projects.  It was seconded, voted upon and passed.


  • Kat announced that Bill Collier will be the Toastmaster next week.  She also recommended that each week the Toastmaster send out the meeting role notification email promptly to give everyone time to prepare for their roles.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Patrick Hunt
Table Topics: Kat Higashino
General Evaluator: Donald Coupe
Grammarian: Keith Page
Time Keeper: Steve Winheim
Invocator: George Kiser
Ah Counter: Jerry Paul
Joke Master: Susan McConnell
Vote Counter: Jim Salih

Word of the Day:   Rejuvenate used 15 times

Speakers and Evaluators:

Speakers Evaluators
1 J. D. Perper Prathyush Viasaroopan
2 Kim Bond Brent Stewart
3 Kathy Denton Sandy Roll


Best Table Topics: George Kiser
Best Evaluator: Sandy Roll
Best Speaker Kim Bond
Most Improved Kim Bond

Meeting Rating:     8.8

Meeting Adjourned:                  7:37 PM

Visitors: None
Member Attendance (V – Virtual, P – in Person):

VanWinkle, Rob – P

Bond, Kim – V
Coupe, Donald – V
Denton, Kathy – V
Higashino, Katsuko – V
Hunt, Patrick – P
Kirby, Alan – V
Kiser, George – V
McConnell, Susan – V
Page, Keith – V
Paul, Jerald – P
Perper, J. D. – P
Roll, Sandy – V
Salih, Jim – V
Stewart, Brent – P
Viasaroopan, Prathyush – V
Winheim, Steve – P
Young, Debbie – P

Secretary’s Attendance Information:General Attendance:  This week – 17 Members –  58.62%

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