Meeting Minutes, August 17, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957

Meeting Type/Theme:  Back to School

Meeting Location:  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 August 10, 2022.   The minutes were approved as posted.

Officer Reports:

President: Debbie Young. 

  1. Every year the District 8 and Toastmasters International has an International Speech contest.   The theme of the speeches can be on any topic. It doesn’t have to be on an international theme.  There is an additional speech contest at the same time and the topic varies with each session.  The theme for this session will be a Humorous Speech Contest.  In January, 2023 SCTM will conduct an International Speech Contest and a Humorous Speech Contest.  The winners of these speeches will advance to the District 8 contest.  More information will be provided in the near future. 
  2. Brad Adams is the winner of the District 8 speech contest for the past 2 years.  Debbie Young invited him to visit SCTM to talk about his experience and to encourage Club members to participate in the upcoming contests.

VPE: Callie Koehr.

  1. Congratulations to Adam Fox for completing Pathways Level 1 of Presentation Mastery.
  2. Congratulations to Steve Burchett for completing Pathways Level 2 of Visionary Communications.
  3. Congratulations to Callie Koehr for completing Pathways Level 3 of Team Collaboration.
  4. Congratulations to Victor Mattison for completing Pathways Level 3 of Dynamic Leadership.
  5. The All Table Topics Meeting will be on August 31, 2022.  There will be 3 sessions of Table Topics.  Please plan to attend.

VPM: Jim Salih.  No report.

VPPR: Bill Collier. No report.

Treasurer:  Brent Stewart. The Club membership dues need to be collected by the end of September.  The amount is $76.00 for the next 6 months.  The payment options are cash, check or Venmo.  Brent will be sending an email to all Club members with a link to the Venmo account.  Please by Brent by the end of September.

Sergeant-at-Arms:  Rob Van Winkle.  No report.

Committees:  No report

Unfinished Business:  None

New Businesss:  None

Correspondence and Announcements: None

Business Meeting Adjourned 6:15 pm


ToastmasterGeorge Kiser
Table Topics MasterCharles Giamarino
General EvaluatorJ.D. Perper
GrammarianSteve Winheim
TimerAdam Fox
Speaker 1Jeff Hoehn
Speaker 2Bill Day
Speaker 3Brian Berman
Evaluator 1Debbie Young
Evaluator 2Liz DeCamp  
Evaluator 3Brent Stewart
Invocator/JokemasterBill Collier
Vote CounterSuzanne Janick
AH CounterSusan McConnell


Best Table TopicsBrent Stewart
Best SpeakerJeff Hoehn
Best EvaluatorDebbie Young
Most ImprovedBrian Berman

Word of the Day:  Elementary, used 4 times

Ah Counter Report:  11 uses of crutch words

Meeting Adjourned: 7:50 pm


  • Sunset Hills Community Center: Nancy Alba; Brian Berman; Bill Day; Adam Fox; Charles Giamarino; Jeff Hoehn; Suzanne Janick; Susan McConnell; J.D. Perper; Brent Stewart; Rob Van Winkle; Steve Winheim; Debbie Young
  • Zoom:  Steve Burchett; Bill Collier; Liz DeCamp; Kathy Denton; Callie Koehr; Jim Salih; Sean Sheehan

Total Member Attendance 20 out of 29

StreakAttendance (5 or more in a row):
56Debbie Young
50Jim Salih

Submitted by Susan McConnell, Secretary

One thought on “Meeting Minutes, August 17, 2022

  1. Hi Susan, a couple of corrections for the minutes just posted.My Zoom pic may have been present at the meeting but I was not. The pic belongs to my Zoom account which is being used.The meeting took place on Zoom AND at Sunset, correct?Jim Jim Salih(314) 706-6434 (text enabled)

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