Meeting Minutes, August 3, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957

Meeting Type/Theme:  Back to School

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 27, 2022.   The minutes were approved as posted.

Officer Reports:

President: Debbie Young. 

  1. In response to Sean Sheehan’s comment during the meeting last week regarding Howard Brandt’s name displayed on the SCTM website as a current member, Debbie Young has removed Howard’s name as a current member.
  2. Debbie Young and Tom Krauska (Terrific) met with Brendan, the TMI Area Director for SCTM.  Brendan should be visiting a SCTM meeting within the next 4-6 weeks.
  3. The August 10, 2022 meeting will be online via Zoom only.  Debbie will send a link to all Club members for the meeting later this week.

VPE: Callie Koehr.

  1. On August 31, 2022 SCTM will host a special themed meeting, which will be an All Table Topics meeting.   This often happens on the 5th Wednesday of the month.   There will be 3 sessions of Table Topics. Callie still needs an “Ah Counter” and a “Vote Counter” for this meeting.   All Club members are encouraged to participate.
  2. Callie presented a tracking log for the progress of SCTM achieving the President’s Distinguished Toastmaster Award.  The Club is on track and goals will be monitored throughout the year.
  3. Callie has received many of the President’s Distinguished Toastmaster Pledge Forms from Club members.  She has others to distribute if anyone still needs a form.  Please return the completed forms to Callie.

VPM: Tom Krauska (Terrific).  No report.

VPPR: Bill Collier. No report.

Treasurer:  Brent Stewart.  No report

Committees:  No report

Unfinished Business:  None

New Businesss:  Liz DeCamp reported the Toastmaster International Convention will be held online and in person in Nashville, TN on August 17 – 20, 2022.  All Club members should have received an email from TMI that included the link for registration.  The link for registration is shown here:

Correspondence and Announcements: None

Business Meeting Adjourned 6:15 pm


ToastmasterCallie Koehr
Table Topics MasterSean Sheehan
General EvaluatorArvin Elangovan
GrammarianSuzanne Janick
TimerCharles Giamarino
Speaker 1Bill Collier
Speaker 2Patrick Hunt
Speaker 3Victor Mattison
Evaluator 1Susan McConnell
Evaluator 2Adam Fox       
Evaluator 3Debbie Young
Invocator/JokemasterJ.D. Perper
Vote CounterLiz DeCamp
AH CounterBrian Berman


Best Table TopicsJ.D. Perper
Best SpeakerBill Collier
Best EvaluatorDebbie Young
Most ImprovedSuzanne Janick

Word of the Day:  Trust, used 4 times, various expressions used 8 times

Ah Counter Report:  30 uses of crutch words,

Meeting Adjourned: 7:55  pm


  • Sunset Hills Community Center:  Bill Collier; Charles Giamarino; Suzanne Janick; Callie Koehr; Victor Mattison; Susan McConnell; J.D. Perper; Debbie Young
  • Zoom: Brian Berman; Liz DeCamp; Arvin Elangovan; Adam Fox; Jim Salih; Sean Sheehan
  • Total Member Attendance 14 out of 30
StreakAttendance (5 or more in a row):
54Debbie Young
48Jim Salih

Submitted by Susan McConnell, Secretary

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