South County Toastmasters (#1957)
|Meeting Date:||December 16, 2020|
|Meeting Type/Theme:||Regular Meeting – Theme: Automation|
|Meeting Location:||Sunset Hills Community Center|
|Called to Order:||6:00 PM|
|Presiding Officer:||Jerry Paul|
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 :
Achieved 6 out of 10 goals toward President’s Distinguished Club requirement.
No one has volunteered to compete at the speech contest, if you’re interested please let Kat know.
The speech contests consist of the International Speech and Table Topics Contests. Any type of speech can be presented for the International Speech Contest but Jim Salih suggests from his experience, a motivational or inspirational speech has a better chance of winning.
Additionally, according to Toastmasters International, “There is no requirement for the type or topic of the speech but, at the higher levels, inspirational speeches often win.”
You can find more information about the contests here: https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/magazine-issues/2017/september-2017/speech-contests#:~:text=The%20Toastmasters%20International%20Speech%20Contest%20is%20so%20called%20because%2C%20unlike,World%20Champion%20of%20Public%20Speaking
VPM – Brent Stewart
VP-PR – Patrick Hunt
Area Meeting – Thursday, January 7th
Let Patrick know if you’re interested in being a speaker.
Area Speech contest – Saturday, February 6th
After we complete our club speech contest we can send two people who compete in the International Speech Contest and two people who compete in the Table Topics Contest.
Let Patrick know if you’re interested.
Contestants will be competing with different Toastmaster Districts around the world.
Secretary – Kathy Denton
Treasurer – Kim Bond
Sergeant at Arms – Jim Salih
Officer at Large – Susan McConnell
Jerry Paul: Executive committee will be meeting 7:00PM, Thursday, December 17, 2020 via Zoom. The present committee as well as the incoming slate of executive officers will be present.
Voting for SCTM Officers for the term January through June, 2021:
The slate of officers as proposed by the nominating committee was presented to the members by President Jerry Paul. There were no further nominations from the floor. A motion was made by Brent Stewart to accept the proposed slate as a whole. The motion was seconded and voted on unanimously by the membership. Officers for next term will be:
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
New Business: none
Sean Sheehan reported the Crestwood/Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce, of which SCTM is a member, changed its name to Southwest Area Chamber of Commerce. They decided to change their name because of the growing membership from outside the Crestwood/Sunset Hills area.
|Invocator / CLE:||Liz Decamp|
|Grammarian:||Susan McConnell “Progress” – Used 6 times|
|Time Keeper:||Brent Stewart @Sunset / Callie Koehr @Zoom|
|Vote Counter:||Katsuko Higashino|
|Ah Counter:||Jacqueline Haar|
|Camera Operator:||Jeff Hoehn|
|Table Topics:||Prathyush Viswaroopan|
|General Evaluator:||Kim Bond|
|Joke Master:||Liz DeCamp|
Speakers and Evaluators:
|1||Susan McConnell||George Kiser|
|2||Brent Stewart||Victor Mattison|
|3||James D Perper||Tom Terrific|
|Most Improved:||Jeff Hoehn|
|Best Table Topics:||Bill Collier|
|Best Evaluator:||Tom Terrific|
|Best Speaker||Brent Stewart|
**If you have not done so already, please respond to Kat’s email in regards to the January schedule ASAP.
Meeting Rating: 9.5
Meeting Adjourned: 7:53PM
@Zoom: Jackie Haar, George Kiser, Nancy Alba, Elisa Wong, Liz DeCamp, Kim Bond, Jim Salih, PV, Kat, Tom Terrific, Vic Mattison, Callie Koehr, and guest, Blake Koehr
@Sunset: Jerry Paul, Bill Collier, J.D. Perper, Brent Stewart, Howard Brandt, Debbie Young, Patrick Hunt, Susan McConnell, Jeff Hoehn