Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Called to order at: 6:00PM
Location: Sunset Hills Community Center
Presiding Officer: Jerry Paul
Greeter: Patrick Hunt
Invocator/CLE: Keith Page
President – Jerry Paul asked if there were any changes to the minutes. Susan McConnell had two corrections. After the two corrections are made the minutes from 12/02 will be reposted to WordPress.
VPE – Kat Higashino
Keith Page has completed Level One: Presentation Mastery in Pathways
VPM – Brent Stewart
VP-PR – Patrick Hunt
PR and Membership worked together for an email campaign to the chamber of commerce. Some people replied, hopefully new members will join.
Area meeting January 7th – come to speak or watch, we would also like volunteers for roles.
Secretary – Kathy Denton
Treasurer – Kim Bond
Sergeant at Arms – Jim Salih
Officer at Large – Susan McConnell
Bill collier: second week as officer nomination committee – composed of Kathy Denton, Jim Salih and Bill Collier
Required to present a slate of proposed officers two times. This will be the second time.
Proposed officers for Spring, 2021:
President: Kat Higashino
VPE: Patrick Hunt
Secretary: Callie Koehr
Treasurer: Prathyush Viswaroopan
VPM: Kim Bond
VPPR: Sandy Roll
Sergeant at Arms: Keith Page
Officer at Large: Jerry Paul
Immediate Past President: Jerry Paul
We have met the obligation of presenting the slate two meetings prior to voting. We will vote next week.
Officer installation – first week of January.
We will invite the new slate of officers to the Executive Committee Meeting where we will transfer information over to the new officers.
After we vote, we will hold a Zoom meeting to transition the new slated officers.
Jerry Paul said, “As president in the first week of January, I can do whatever action I need to take and then we can induct the new officers in January.”
Correspondence & Announcements
Toastmaster: Kim Bond
Theme: Childhood Christmas Memories
Grammarian: Sean Sheehan
The word of the evening is: Nostalgic
The word was used 10 times.
Time Keeper: Patrick Hunt
Vote Counter: Prathyush Viswaroopan (PV)
Ah Counter: Susan McConnell
Ahs and ums were used 15 times altogether, 3 times during table topics and 12 times during prepared speeches.
Camera Op: Brent Stewart
Table Topics: Jim Salih
Speakers and Evaluators
Spkr 1: Elisa Wong
Title: Powerful Applications of the Pareto Principle
Evaluator 1: Debbie Young
Spkr 2: Callie Koehr
Title: Why Are More Women Teachers and Men Engineers?
Evaluator 2: JD Perper
Spkr 3: Jerry Paul
Title: We All Need Critical Thinking 101
Evaluator 3: Sandy Roll
Gen Eval: Vic Mattison
Joke Master: George Kiser
Most Improved: Callie Koehr
Best Table Topics: Debbie Young
Best Evaluator: Sandy Roll
Best Speaker: Jerry Paul
Kat Higashino: Patrick Hunt will be Toastmaster next week. The January schedule will be sent out shortly, either tonight or early tomorrow. Responses are needed by next Monday, December 14th. Try to express what role you want along with your Pathway progress. New members should be encouraged to take on roles.
Meeting Rating: 9.6 Meeting adjourned at: 7:55PM
Minutes submitted by: Callie Koehr
Guests: Abby and Ashley
@Zoom: Kat, Callie Koehr, Rob Van Winkle, Keith Page, Seah Sheehan, PV, Elisa Wong, Sandy Roll, Kim Bond, Liz De Camp, Jim Salih, Bill Collier, Nancy Alba
@Sunset: Jerry Paul, Brent Stewart, Susan McConnell, Howard Brandt, Victor Mattison, JD Perper, Patrick Hunt, Debbie Young, and guests, Abby & Ashley