Meeting Minutes – South County Toastmasters – January 13, 2021

Meeting Minutes

South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:January 13, 2021
Meeting Type/Theme:No Theme (Wear a sticker)
Meeting Location:Sunset Hills Community Center / Zoom
Called to Order:6:00 PM
Presiding Officer: Kat Higashino

Officers’ Reports:        

President: Kat Higashino 

Kat asked if there were any changes to the minutes and hearing none, the minutes of last week’s meeting were approved as posted.

VPE: Patrick Hunt 

Patrick is drafting the schedule for February. Please reply no later than Friday, 01/15 with any role requests. He will assume you can fulfill all roles if you do not reply by Friday, 01/15.

SCTM International Speech and Table Topics Contest – Wednesday, January 20th

Two winners of the International Speech Contest at the club level will move on to the area level.

Two winners of Table Topics Contest will move on to the area level. 

J.D. Perper completed Level 1: Presentation Mastery.

Treasurer: Prathyush Viswaroopan

VPM: Kim Bond

VPPR: Sandy Roll

Secretary: Callie Koehr

Sergeant at Arms: Keith Page

Officer at Large: Jerry Paul

Committee Reports:

Kat Higashino:

  • First committee meeting will be held by the end of January. 
  • Please respond to Kat’s email if you have not done so. Once everyone has responded, Kat will decide on a date for the committee meeting with the new officers.
  • Kat announced, “If a member has any idea to bring more members and hold special events, such as Comedy night, please share with either Kat or Sandy. “

Unfinished Business:     

  • None 

New Business:   

  • None


Debbie Young:

  • SCTM International Speech and Table Topics Contest – entire contest is over Zoom, no one will come to SSH. (When a contestant goes on to the higher levels, they’re required to speak virtually.)
  • Jerry Paul is our contest master and Bill Collier is our chief judge. Debbie Young will serve as the Zoom master.
  • Doors open at 5:45PM – Speakers, timers, ballot counters, and judges all have to go through a briefing.
  • The contest starts at 6:30PM.
  • A schedule will be sent out informing you of your briefing time. Please be there prior to your briefing time.

Reminder: Area Speech contest – Saturday, February 6th

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:Jerry Paul
Greeter:Jeff Hoehn
Invocator / CLE:Keith Page
Grammarian:Sean Sheehan   “Adhere”  -Used 11 times
Time Keeper:Susan McConnell
Vote Counter:Katsuko Higashino
Ah Counter:  Liz DeCamp      -Counted 15 crutch words
Camera Operator:  Keith Page
Table Topics:Bill Collier
General Evaluator: J.D. Perper
Joke Master: Debbie Young

Speakers and Evaluators:

1Jeff Hoehn
Speech Title: A Well Known Supplement That May Be a No Brainer To Take For Overall Health
Callie Koehr
2Elisa Wong
Speech Title: The Walls – Part 1
Sandy Roll


Most Improved:Jeff Hoehn
Best Table Topics:George Kiser
Best Evaluator:Callie Koehr
Best Speaker:Elisa Wong

Meeting Rating:                            9.2                                                                                            

Meeting Adjourned:                  7:45 PM

Attendance: 72% 

@Zoom: Jim Salih, Callie Koehr, Bill Collier, Liz De Camp, Sandy Roll, George Kiser, Rob Van Winkle, Kathy Denton, Sean Sheehan, Kat Higashino, Debbie Young, Kim Bond, Patrick Hunt, Elisa Wong, Nancy Alba

@Sunset: Bill Collier, Jerry Paul, Kat Higashino, Debbie Young, Keith Page, JD Perper, Jeff Hoehn, Susan McConnell

Submitted by Callie Koehr, Secretary

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