Meeting Minutes – South County Toastmasters – February 3, 2021

Meeting Minutes

South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:February 3, 2021
Meeting Type/Theme:None
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 

Treasurer: Prathyush Viswaroopan

VPM: Kim Bond

VPPR: Sandy Roll

Secretary: Callie Koehr

Sergeant at Arms: Keith Page

Officer at Large: Jerry Paul

Committee Reports:

Jim Salih:

  • The special committee meeting discussed recommendations for whether or not Sunset Hills will determine regular meeting times. 
  • This Monday, February, 8th – Jim will send out emails with invitations as well as what was discussed at the special committee meeting to all who were not there. 
  • You can share your thoughts on what was discussed. We want to give everyone the opportunity to talk before we’re in a business meeting setting. We want to have a series of recommendations for the board to consider and the club to vote on. 

Sean Sheehan:

Kat Higashino:

New Business

  • None

Unfinished Business:     

  • None 


Patrick Hunt:

  • Saturday, February 6, 2021 – Area Speech Contest 
  •  Jim Salih and George Kiser will be representing South County Toastmasters by competing in the Area 4 Table Topic and Humorous Speech contests.
  • All members are welcome to support George Kiser and Jim Salih. Attending the contest can also be a good opportunity for members to hear speakers from other areas.
  • Area 4 Speech contest – Come support George Kiser and Jim Salih!
  • Saturday, February, 6, 2021
  • Zoom Opens at 9 am 
  • Briefings at 9:30 am
  • Contests at 10 am 

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:George Kiser
Greeter:Katsuko Higashino
Invocator / CLE:Debbie Young
Grammarian:Elisa Wong   “Suffrage”  -Used 3 times 
Time Keeper:Jeff Hoehn
Vote Counter:Kim Bond
Ah Counter:  Jeff Hoehn      -Counted 92 crutch words
Camera Operator:  Patrick Hunt
Table Topics:James D Perper
General Evaluator: James Bubash
Joke Master: Jim Salih
Hot SeatCallie Koehr

Speakers and Evaluators:

1Sandy RollVictor Mattison
2Bill CollierLiz DeCamp
3Keith PageSusan McConnell


Most Improved:Keith Page
Best Table Topics:George Kiser
Best Evaluator:Victor Mattison
Best SpeakerBill Collier

Meeting Rating:                      9.9                                                                                           

Meeting Adjourned:            7:59 PM

Attendance: 77% 

@Sunset: Katsuko Higashino, Vic Mattison, Patrick Hunt, George Kiser, JD Perper, Jeff Hoehn, Debbie Young, Keith Page, James Bubash 

Guest: John Cleary

@Zoom: Jim Salih, Callie Koehr, Bill Collier, Susan McConnell, Sean Sheehan, Bill Collier, Kathy Denton, Kim Bond, Susan McConnell, Sandy Roll, Elisa Wong, Prathyush Viswaroopan, Liz De Camp, James Bubash, Nancy Alba

Submitted by Callie Koehr, Secretary

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