Meeting Minutes, February 23, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957

Meeting Type/Theme:  Spring Has Sprung a Leak

Meeting Location:  Zoom

Call to Order: 6:00 PM

Presiding Officer: Jim Salih

Word of the Night:  Melieu

President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of February 16, 2022. J.D. Perper made a motion to accept the minutes as emailed to all club members.  Liz DeCamp seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved as posted.

Officers Reports:

President: Jim Salih:

  1. The Division A contest is scheduled for March 5, 2022.  Jim Salih will be representing SCTM in the Evaluation contest.  The results of the February 19, 2022 Area contest were:  Evaluation contest:  Jim Salih, first place; Bill Collier, second place.  Liz DeCamp placed second in the International Speech contest.  Congratulations to all who participated. 
  2. The dues for club membership should be sent to Tom Krauska by March 23, 2022.  Please send a check for $76.00 made out to South County Toastmasters.  Tom’s address is: 9016 Robyn Rd., Crestwood, MO 63126.  No electronic payments can be accepted at this time.
  3. Jim Salih contacted The Webster/Kirkwood Times about publishing an article he wrote about SCTM.  He is waiting for a response.

VPE: Liz DeCamp.  Please post information about SCTM on LinkedIn.  Blogs from this platform appear first on Google searches which would give our club more visibility.  This could help build club membership.

VPM: Sandy Roll.  No report 

VPPR: Bill Collier.  No report.

TMI Coordinator/Liaison:  Debbie Young.  No report.

Secretary: Susan McConnell. No report.

Sgt at Arms: Bill Day.  No report.

Old Business: No report.

New Business:  No report.

Committee Reports:  Steve Burchett gave a report of the combined Public Relations and Membership Committee.  The upcoming Speechcraft Program is being promoted on Facebook and LinkedIn.  Fliers about the Speechcraft Program will be posted on the bulletin boards at the Sunset Hills Community Center.  All club members are encouraged to tell their friends about the advantages of Toastmasters and how thprogram is a good way to get started in the Toastmasters system.

Business Meeting Adjourned 6:15 pm


ToastmasterGeorge Kiser
Table Topics MasterBill Day
General EvaluatorSteve Burchett
GrammarianArvin Elangovan
TimerJeff Hoehn
Speaker 1Susan McConnell
Evaluator 1J.D. Perper
Invocator & JokemasterVictor Mattison
Vote CounterDebbie Young
AH CounterAdam Fox


Best Table TopicsJeff Hoehn
Best SpeakerSusan McConnell
Best EvaluatorJ.D. Perper
Most ImprovedBill Day

Ah Counter’s Report: 15 uses of “ums” or “ahs”

Grammarian’s Report:  5 uses of the word “Melieu”

Meeting Adjourned: 7:40 pm


  • Zoom:  J.D. Perper; Debbie Young; Steve Burchett; Susan McConnell; Victor Mattison; Jim Salih; Liz DeCamp; Nancy Alba; Bill Day; Adam Fox; Arvin Elangovan; George Kiser; Jeff Hoehn; Callie Koehr
  • Visitor via Zoom:  Steve Ruch

Total Member Attendance 14 out of 29

StreakAttendance (5 or more in a row):
43J.D. Perper
31Debbie Young
26Jim Salih
15Susan McConnell

Submitted by Susan McConnell, Secretary

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