Meeting Minutes, July 13, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957

Meeting Type/Theme:  Communication

Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom

Call to Order: 6:00 PM

Presiding Officer: Debbie Young

President Debbie Young asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of July 6, 2022.  A motion was made to accept the minutes as posted.  The motion passed unanimously.

Officer Reports:

President: Debbie Young. 

  1. The Executive Board met for the first time and has put together a Club success plan.  Details will be shared at another meeting in the near future.
  2. The first meeting in October will be the “Founders Day” meeting.  This will be used as a homecoming type of meeting, where past members will be invited to attend.
  3. The last meeting in October will be a “Halloween” themed meeting.  This will be an open house type of meeting where potential members will be invited to attend.
  4. SCTM will have a booth at the Sunset Hills Community Center event on August 10, 2022.  Tom Krauska (Terrific) is coordinating the booth and will be representing SCTM at this event.  We would also like to have a woman to represent the Club.  Please contact Tom if anyone else is interested in participating. 

VPE: Callie Koehr. The last meeting in August, fifth Wednesday, will be an all Table Topics focused meeting.  Please contact Callie if you are interested in assisting with organizing this meeting.  Also keep this in mind when requesting roles for the month of August.

VPM: Tom Krauska (Terrific).  No report.

VPPR: Bill Collier. No report.

Treasurer:  Brent Stewart.  No report

Committees:  Bill Collier reported on the Howard Brandt Memorial Committee.  The following decisions were made by the committee in order to honor the Founder of SCTM, Howard Brandt, who recently passed away.

  1. A donation was made to the Alzheimer’s Association, at the request of Howard’s family at his memorial service.
  2. Photos of Howard from SCTM events were loaded onto a Club google account for everyone to view.
  3. A “Club Quality” committee will be formed to establish guidelines to maintain the Club standards originally established by Howard Brandt.  More details about this committee will be shared at a future meeting.
  4. Request and pay for some Catholic masses to be said in Latin in honor of Howard Brandt.  Howard was a devote Catholic and was especially fond of the masses said in Latin.
  5. A “Toastmaster of the Year” award will be established.  The name of the award will include Howard’s name in the title.  More details will be shared at a future meeting.

Unfinished Business:  None

New Businesss:  The application for membership from Brian Berman was reviewed and discussed.  A motion to accept Brian Berman’s application for membership in South County Toastmasters was made by Brent Stewart and seconded by Sean Sheehan.  The motion carried unanimously.  Welcome to the Club Brian Berman!

Correspondence and Announcements:  None

Business Meeting Adjourned 6:20 pm


ToastmasterSteve Winheim
Table Topics MasterSean Sheehan
General EvaluatorBill Day
GrammarianDebbie Young
TimerKathy Denton
Speaker 1Brent Stewart
Speaker 2Callie Koehr
Speaker 3Julie Zeitler
Evaluator 1Sandy Roll
Evaluator 2Arvin Elangovan            
Evaluator 3George Kiser
Invocator/JokemasterJ.D. Perper
Vote CounterJeff Hoehn
AH CounterLiz DeCamp


Best Table TopicsBrian Berman
Best SpeakerJulie Zeitler
Best EvaluatorSandy Roll
Most ImprovedArvin Elangavan

Word of the Day:  Convey, used 14 times

Ah Counter Report:  12 uses of crutch words

Meeting Adjourned:7:50  pm


  • Zoom:  Debbie Young; Susan McConnell; Liz DeCamp; Kathy Denton; Jim Salih; Steve Winheim; Sean Sheehan; Rob Van Winkle; Bill Day; Bill Collier; Jeff Hoehn; George Kiser; Brent Stewart; Julie Zeitler; Callie Koehr; Charles Giamarino;  Sandy Roll; Arvin Elangovan; J.D. Perper; Nancy Alba
  • Visitors:  Zoom:  Brian Berman

Total Member Attendance 20 out of 29

StreakAttendance (5 or more in a row):
51Debbie Young
45Jim Salih

Submitted by Susan McConnell, Secretary

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