Meeting Date: December 2nd, 2020
Called to order at: 6:00 PM
Location: Sunset Hills Community Center
Presiding Officer: Jerry Paul
Greeter: Katsuko Higashino
Invocator/CLE: Callie Koehr
Officers’ Reports: Officers
President – Jerry Paul asked if there were any changes to the minutes and hearing none, the minutes of last week’s meeting were approved as posted.
VPE – Kat Higashino
VPM – Brent Stewart
VP-PR – Patrick Hunt
Secretary – Kathy Denton
Treasurer – Kim Bond
Sergeant at Arms – Jim Salih
Officer at Large – Susan McConnell
Bill Collier: Nominating Committee, made up of Bill Collier, Kathy Denton and Jim Salih, are pleased to offer an excellent officer slate for 2021.
Historically in this club we lean toward newer members. This allows people to learn and move through the ranks quicker.
Old traditions we would like to return to – the Vice President Education is slated to move into the President’s position in the new term.
This community recommends that this approach will be followed going forward.
New tradition: Immediate Past President step into the Officer at Large position automatically. (only if they’re willing) If they are, we would like this to be the way forward. Neither of these require a motion.
The club currently has a Google Drive account with secretary notes that are accessible to all of us. Anything of importance should be put into Google Drive.
Officer candidates slate:
First reading for the spring
President: Kat Higashino
Vice President Education: Patrick Hunt
Secretary: Callie Koehr
Treasurer: Prathyush Viswaroopan
VP Public Relations: Sandy Roll
Sergeant at Arms: Keith Page
Immediate Past President: Jerry Paul
Officer at Large: Jerry Paul
VPM – Kim Bond
This is our first reading, when we read the second time we will have the official motion to nominate.
Correspondence & Announcements
Sergeant at Arms – Jim Salih:
Dee McAliney passed in Colorado
Dee was a member up to about 5 years ago
Featured in Today’s Post Dispatch, the online edition
VP-PR – Patrick Hunt:
Speech contest Area 4 via Zoom – Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 9AM
Joint area meeting on January 7th, 2021 at 6PM
Patrick is looking for one South County Toastmaster speaker. There will also be other positions you can fill in as well since this will be ran as a typical Toastmasters meeting.
Patrick is hoping to find some people who are willing to volunteer as judges. There will be a judge exchange with area 9. So, if you’re willing, please let Patrick know. JD Perper is available for attendance.
Toastmaster: Jim Salih
Theme: Holiday shopping and it if has changed
Grammarian: Liz Decamp Word: amenable / agreeable
The word of the evening is: 1: amenable 2: agreeable
The word was used 6 times
Time Keeper: Sean Sheehan
Vote Counter: Debbie Young
Ah Counter: Keith Page
Camera Op: Jerry Paul
Table Topics: Kim Bond
- Bob Mahacek
- Elisa Wong
- Bill Collier
- Rob Van Winkle
- Victor Mattison
- Keith Page
- Callie Koehr
- Jeff Hoehn
- Brent Stewart
End of table topics – 6:44PM
Speakers and Evaluators
Spkr 1: Katsuko Higashino
Speech Title: How Can We Explain The Current Stock Market Surge?
Evaluator 1: Jerry Paul
Spkr 2: Prathyush Viswaroopan
Speech Title: Dear Candidate
Evaluator 2: Susan McConnell
Spkr 3: George Kiser
Speech Title: Thirty Days
Evaluator 3: Patrick Hunt
The word of the evening was used 6 times
Ah counter counted 26 ahs and ums.
Gen Eval: JD Perper
Joke Master: Brent Stewart
Most Improved: PV
Best Table Topics: Brent Stewart
Best Evaluator: Susan McConnell
Best Speaker: PV
Meeting Rating: 9.6 Meeting adjourned at: 7:54pm
Minutes submitted by: Callie Koehr
Present @ Sunset Hills: Jerry Paul, Brent Stewart, Keith Page, Debbie Young, JD Perper, Jeff Hoehn, Bob Mahacek, George Kiser, Susan McConnell, Keith Page
@ Zoom: Kim Bond, Bill Collier, Liz DeCamp, Katsuko Higashino, Patrick Hunt, Callie Koehr, Jim Salih, Sean Sheehan, Elisa Wong, Nancy Alba, PV, Robert VanWinkle, Sandy Roll, Victor Mattison