Meeting Minutes September 22, 2021

South County Toastmasters

Meeting Type/Theme: Theme: What’s Your Event?

Meeting Location: Sunset Hills Community Center/Zoom

Call to Order: 6:00 PM

Presiding Officer: Patrick Hunt

Word of the Night: Unique

President Patrick Hunt asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of Sep 15, 2021, hearing none, the minutes stand as posted.

Officers Reports:

  • President Patrick Hunt: 
  • VPE Bill Collier: not present
  • VPPR Liz DeCamp: 
    • Liz has been in contact with Sunset Hills and has gotten the SCTM name in the directory. She will check to see if that includes listing our meetings on the Sunset Hills calendar of events. 
    • Liz asked if someone would be able to tweak a TMI brochure to better reflect our club’s specific needs but we are concerned that it may violate copyright licenses. Liz will check with TMI.
  • VPM Sandy Roll: 
    • Founder’s Day will be celebrated on Oct. 20 at Sunset Hills; bring a visitor.
    • Oct. 27 is Ghost Story night; bring a ghost story and dress the part. Check with Sandy about your participation. Also, bring a visitor.
  • Treasurer. Brent Stewart: 
    • Brent reminded us that dues are due. Send $76 ASAP to: Brent Stewart, 5404 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63123. Make checks payable to South County Toastmasters. Brent  will not be present at the September 29 meeting. We have had 21 renew their memberships so far. It is best for our drive to President’s Distinguished that we get all dues in by Oct. 1.
  • Secretary Jim Salih: none
  • Sgt-at-Arms JD Perper: none

Committee reports – none

Correspondence or Announcements – Howard moved to Tesson Heights Assisted Care. 


Howard Brandt

CedarHurst Apt.136

12335 W Bend Dr.

St. Louis MO 63128


He will still attend SCTM meetings when a ride can be arranged and he feels up to it. Check with Brent about this.

  • Kathy Denton reminded us to keep working on Pathway projects so the club can build towards TMI goals.
  • Patrick Hunt announced a board meeting on September 30, on Zoom only, that all club members can attend. The meeting’s topic is “rebuilding our membership.”

Sandy announced:

October 20 – SCTM’s 1st annual FOUNDER’S DAY MEETING! Our club was started in October 1975 by Howard Brandt. Of course we’ll recognize Howard at this meeting, along with current members for their various accomplishments such as competing in contests at and above the club level, serving as officers at the area through district level and more. We’ll have food, drink and fun! BRING A GUEST – ESPECIALLY A PROSPECTIVE MEMBER!

October 27 – GHOST STORY CONTEST! Got a favorite story about spirits, vampires or other scary creatures? Sign up for our contest. Whether you are telling a story that night or not, come in costume. BRING A GUEST – ESPECIALLY A PROSPECTIVE MEMBER!

Unfinished business – none

New business – none

Business Meeting Adjourned 7:13 pm


ToastmasterTerrific, Tom
Table Topics MasterYoung, Debbie
General EvaluatorSalih, Jim
GrammarianViswaroopan, Prathyush
TimerWinheim, Steve
Speaker 1Stewart, Brent
Speaker 2Perper, James D
Evaluator 1Hunt, Patrick
Evaluator 2Alba, Nancy
JokemasterDenton, Kathy
Vote CounterMcConnell, Susan
AH CounterRoll, Sandy
InvocatorCollier, Bill


Most Improved:Nancy Alba
Best Table Topics:Jim Salih
Best Evaluator:Patrick Hunt
Best SpeakerBrent Stewart

Ah Counter’s Report: 13  AHs

Grammarian’s Report:  13 uses of the word 

Meeting Rating: 10.0

Meeting Adjourned: 7: pm


  • Sunset:  Patrick Hunt, JD Perper, Debbie Young, Susan McConnell, Jim Salih, Steve Winheim., Brent Stewart, Tom Terrific
  • Zoom: PV, Sandy Roll, Liz Decamp, KathyDenton, Nancy Alba
  • Guests: none

Attendance Streaks for 2021 (with 4 or more):

28JD Perper
16Debbie Young
11Jim Salih
10Steve Winheim
10Liz DeCamp
8Patrick Hunt
4Nancy Alba
4Kathy Denton
4Sandy Roll

Submitted by Jim Salih, Secretary

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