Meeting Minutes – South County Toastmasters – June 23, 2021

Meeting Minutes

South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:June 23, 2021
Meeting Type/Theme:Summer Memories
Meeting Location:Sunset Hills Community Center / Zoom
Called to Order:6:00 PM
Presiding Officer: George Kiser

Officers’ Reports:        

 President: George Kiser

  • George asked if there were any changes to the minutes and hearing none, the minutes from 6/16/21 were approved as posted.

VPE: Patrick Hunt

Treasurer: Prathyush Viswaroopan

VPM: Kim Bond

VPPR: Sandy Roll – Announced, “We still have a contest for the district. Once we add five additional members by the end of the month, we will receive a discount and $50 gift certificate for any Toastmasters library resources. We’ve had two more members join since this contest began, so we are striving for three more.” If you know of anyone, send them our way.”

Secretary: Callie Koehr

Sergeant at Arms: Keith Page

Officer at Large: Jerry Paul

Committee Reports:

  • Debbie Young announced the slate of officers for the second time. Below is the proposed slate for the next term, July-December, 2021:
    • President: Patrick Hunt
    • VPE: Bill Collier
    • VPM: Sandy Roll
    • VPPR: Liz DeCamp
    • Secretary: Jim Salih
    • Treasurer: Brent Stewart
    • Sergeant At Arms: JD Perper
    • Officer at Large: George Kiser
  • George Kiser asked for a second of the slate of nominations. Rob VanWinkle seconded the slate of nominations. George announced, “We will vote on the proposed slate next week assuming we will have a quorum.”
  • George Kiser opened up the floor for discussion concerning the proposed slate of officers above. There was no discussion.

New Business

  • Bill Collier moved that SCTM adopt these changes to our weekly meeting roles: 
  1. Change “Invocator/CLE” to “Invocator” and combine with “Jokemaster” so the new role would be “Invocator & Jokemaster”
  2. Eliminate the “Camera Operator” role.
  3. Eliminate the “Greeter” role.

The rationale for each change: 

  1. The CLE is no longer needed, so SCTM can eliminate this role. Combining these two minor speaking roles allows scheduling one less person weekly.
  2. When giving an in-person speech, simply hand your phone to your neighbor and ask to be recorded. 
  3. The Greeter role was needed at our old location to guide visitors to our meeting room. We no longer need a guide at Sunset Hills Community Center. Additionally, all members of SCTM routinely act as greeters and ambassadors when we have guests. 
  • Liz DeCamp seconded the motion. George opened up the floor for discussion. 
  • Kathy Denton reasoned some members may shy away from the “Invocator & Jokemaster” role because they may not be comfortable with one or the other.
  • George announced, “We have a quorum and a call for a vote.” 
  • George announced, “The motion passes.”

Unfinished Business:

  • None


  • None

Meeting Roles: 

Toastmaster:Sandy Roll
Greeter:George Kiser
Invocator / CLE:Callie Koehr
Grammarian:Bill Collier -Word of the evening: Reminiscence 
Time Keeper:Liz DeCamp
Vote Counter:Debbie Young
Ah Counter:Bill Collier -counted 18 crutch words
Camera Operator:  Patrick Hunt
Table Topics:Patrick Hunt
 General Evaluator:  Jeff Hoehn
Joke Master: JD Perper
Hot SeatJames Bubash

Speakers and Evaluators:

1Jim SalihSandy Roll 
2Patrick HuntGeorge Kiser
3JD PerperSusan McConnell


Most Improved:Jeff Hoehn
Best Table Topics:Keith Page
Best Evaluator:Susan McConnell
Best SpeakerJim Salih

Meeting Rating:                      9.9                                                                                           

Meeting Adjourned:            7:52 PM


@Zoom: Liz DeCamp, Sandy Roll, and Kathy Denton

@Sunset: Jim Salih, Bill Collier, JD Perper, Debbie Young, Patrick Hunt, Keith Page, George Kiser, Susan McConnell, Jeff Hoehn, Bill Day, Callie Koehr, Rob VanWinkle, and guests Miguel, and Adam Rosenbaum.

Submitted by Callie Koehr, Secretary

Attendance Streaks for 2021 (with 3 or more):

15Liz DeCamp
15George Kiser
15Susan McConnell
15JD Perper
15Jim Salih
7Bill  Collier
5Patrick Hunt
4Keith Page
4Sandy Roll
3Debbie Young

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