Meeting Minutes, July 27, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957

Meeting Type/Theme:  Divine Intervention

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 20, 2022.   The minutes were approved as posted.

Officer Reports:

President: Debbie Young. 

  1. Debbie emailed all Club members and distributed paper copies to the Club members attending the meeting tonight, copies of the “South County Toastmasters President’s Distinguished Pledge July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.”  The purpose of this form is for all Club members to review their paths in Pathways and to commit to completing a level or levels within the next year.  This will help the Club achieve the President’s Distinguished Award for the year, since the Club is required to complete a certain amount of levels in Pathways to achieve the President’s Distinguished Award.  Please return this form to Debbie Young, Callie Koehr or Rob Van Winkle.
  2. The last meeting in August is designated as an all Table Topics meeting.  Callie is coordinating this meeting.  Please contact her if you are interested in serving as a Table Topics Master or assisting in another role during this meeting.
  3. The Toastmaster International website store has been unavailable since March or April.  One of the items normally available in the TMI store is name tags.  We are currently out of name tags for new members and are researching other options.  We will provide name tags to new members as soon as possible.

VPE: Callie Koehr. No report.

VPM: Tom Krauska (Terrific).  No report.

VPPR: Bill Collier. No report.

Treasurer:  Brent Stewart.  No report

Committees:  No report

Unfinished Business:  None

New Businesss:  None

Correspondence and Announcements:

  1. Sean Sheehan reviewed the SCTM website and saw a reference to current member, Howard Brandt.  Since Howard has passed, Sean recommended removing this reference on the website.  President, Debbie Young will edit the website as recommended.
  2. Tom Krauska (Terrific) received a request from Trail Heights Scouts, to have someone speak to the group.  J.D. Perper volunteered.  He will be addressing the Trail Heights Scouts in October on the topics of “Speech Techniques” and “Operation of a Meeting.”  Debbie Young suggested offering this group the Youth Leadership program sometime in early next year.  J.D. will keep this in mind to follow up.

Business Meeting Adjourned 6:20 pm


ToastmasterSusan McConnell
Table Topics MasterJim Salih
General EvaluatorPatrick Hunt
GrammarianJulie Zeitler
TimerCharles Giamarino
Speaker 1Debbie Young
Speaker 2J.D. Perper
Speaker 3Arvin Elangovan
Evaluator 1Adam Fox
Evaluator 2Julie Zeitler         
Evaluator 3Victor Mattison
Invocator/JokemasterSean Sheehan
Vote CounterSuzanne Janick
AH CounterLiz DeCamp


Best Table TopicsRob Van Winkle
Best SpeakerDebbie Young
Best EvaluatorVictor Mattison
Most ImprovedArvin Elangovan

Word of the Day:  Kismet, used 14 times

Ah Counter Report:  15 uses of crutch words

Meeting Adjourned:7:50  pm


  • Sunset Hills Community Center:  Nancy Alba; Adam Fox; Charles Giamarino; Suzanne Janick; Susan McConnell; J.D. Perper; Rob Van Winkle; Steve Winheim; Julie Zeitler
  • Zoom: Liz DeCamp; Arvin Elangovan; Patrick Hunt; Victor Mattison; Jim Salih; Sean Sheehan; Debbie Young
  • Visitor:  Trisha Bowman

Total Member Attendance 15 out of 29

StreakAttendance (5 or more in a row):
53Debbie Young
47Jim Salih

Submitted by Susan McConnell, Secretary

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