Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – August 26, 2020

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – August 26, 2020

Meeting Date: August 26, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme: Relationships
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 19 meeting were sent out, hearing no change requests they were approved as sent and posted.
    • VPE – Kat Higashino –
      • Jackie Haar completed Pathways Team Collaboration Level 1.  Congratulations Jackie!!!  Secretary note:  This is even more significant since Jackie is not able to attend every week.  Good job of making your weeks count!
      • The club has achieved 7 credits in July so we are off to a good start toward President’s Distinguished for the new year that started July 1.
      • The 5th week of September will be a meeting to allow members to progress in Pathways.  She needs more helpers and for members to bring guests.  Contact Kat if you would like to volunteer.
    • VPM – Brent Stewart
    • VP-PR – Partick Hunt (See Committee Reports)
    • 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 Bond sent us in an email. Contact Kim Bond with any questions.
    • Sergeant at Arms – Jim Salih
    • Officer at Large – Susan McConnell

Committee Reports:

    • Golf Outing Committee – George Kiser informed us the Golf outing will be held October 10th, 2020 at the Riverside Course in Fenton, Missouri.  You can do 18 or 9 holes, and teams may be 4 or 2 people.  Contact George Kiser or Bill Collier with questions or to let them know if you plan to come and how many guests you will bring.
    • Public Relations Committee – Patrick Hunt  reported:
      • If you are interested in having a photo taken for LinkedIn, contact Patrick.  We aren’t sure when we will take them yet.
      • To expand our presence on LinkedIn, we need help with creating a banner for our LinkedIn page.  If you have experience with that and would like to help contact Patrick.
      • The PR Committee is also reaching out through the Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce and we hope to gain new members through this outreach program.

Unfinished Business:

    • Debbie Young reported that the District 8 zoom training will be held this Saturday at 10 am.  Here is the link to register:

New Business:

    • None


  • Kat announced that the Toastmaster next week will be Jim Salih.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Prathyush Viasaroopan (PV)
Table Topics: Steve Winheim
General Evaluator: Bill Collier
Grammarian: Jim Salih
Time Keeper: Keith Page – In Person
Invocator: George Kiser
Ah Counter: Patrick Hunt – 23 uses of crutch words
Joke Master: Brent Stewart
Vote Counter: Donald Coupe – Virtual

Debbie Young – in Person

Camera Operator: Kim Bond

Word of the Day:    Connection used  5 or 6 times

Speakers and Evaluators:

Speakers Evaluators
1 Debbie Young Kat Higashino
2 J. D. Perper Jerry Paul
3 Susan McConnell Jacqueline Haar


Best Table Topics: Brent Stewart
Best Evaluator: Jerry Paul
Best Speaker Susan McConnell
Most Improved Prathyush Viasaroopan (PV)

Meeting Rating:     9.5

Meeting Adjourned:                7:51   PM

Visitors: Liz DeCamp (V), Callie Koehr (V), Elisa Wong (V)
Member Attendance (V – Virtual, P – in Person):

Bond, Kim – V
Collier, Bill – P
Coupe, Donald – V
Denton, Kathy – V
Haar, Jackie – V
Higashino, Katsuko – V
Hunt, Patrick – P
Kiser, George – V
McConnell, Susan – P
Page, Keith – P
Paul, Jerald – P
Perper, J. D. – P
Salih, Jim – V
Stewart, Brent – P
Viasaroopan, Prathyush (PV) – V
VanWinkle, Rob – P
Winheim, Steve – V
Young, Debbie – P

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

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