Meeting Minutes, August 24, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957

Meeting Type/Theme:  No Theme

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 August 17, 2022.   Jim Salih suggested one revision be made to the minutes. Susan McConnell will revise the minutes as suggested. With this change, the minutes were approved.

Officer Reports:

President: Debbie Young. 

  1. Brad Adams, the winner of the District 8 speech contest for the past 2 years, will visit SCTM on September 14, 2022.   He will give a presentation on entering and participating in speech contests.  There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.  This is in anticipation of the upcoming District 8  International Speech and Humorous Speech contests that will be conducted early next year.

VPE: Callie Koehr. No report.

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:

Steve Burchett will be on the microphone as emcee of a charity trivia event in STL on Friday, September 23rd, doors open at 6pm.  Trivia starts at 7pm.  The event will be held at the Electrician’s Hall Local One, 5850 Elizabeth. The cost is $250 per table of up to 8, and that includes beer, wine, soda, and snacks.  Proceeds go to Rebuilding Together STL.  The trivia is 10 rounds of 10 questions and usually wraps between 10 and 10:30pm.  For Tables call Cheryl: (314) 918-9918 ext. 112.  Please contact Steve if you have additional questions.

Business Meeting Adjourned 6:15 pm


ToastmasterBrent Stewart
Table Topics MasterSteve Burchett
General EvaluatorJim Salih
GrammarianBrian Berman
TimerRob Van Winkle
Speaker 1Adam Fox
Speaker 2Patrick Hunt
Speaker 3Arvin Elongovan
Evaluator 1Bill Collier
Evaluator 2Julie Zeitler
Evaluator 3Sean Sheehan
Invocator/JokemasterLiz DeCamp
Vote CounterCharles Giamarino
AH CounterSteve Winheim


Best Table TopicsSusan McConnell
Best SpeakerAdam Fox
Best EvaluatorBill Collier
Most ImprovedAdam Fox

Word of the Day:  Ascertain, used 11 times

Ah Counter Report:  16 uses of crutch words

Meeting Adjourned: 7:50 pm


  • Sunset Hills Community Center: Nancy Alba; Brian Berman; Steve Burchett; Adam Fox; Charles Giamarino; Patrick Hunt; Suzanne Janick; Susan McConnell; J.D. Perper; Jim Salih; Brent Stewart; Rob Van Winkle; Steve Winheim; Debbie Young; Julie Zeitler
  • Zoom:  Bill Collier; Liz DeCamp; Arvin Elongavan; Sean Sheehan
  • Visitor:  Carl Hendrickson, Sunset Hills Community Center

Total Member Attendance 19 out of 29

StreakAttendance (5 or more in a row):
57Debbie Young
5Liz DeCamp
5Charles Giamarino
5Suzanne Janick
5Susan McConnell
5J.D. Perper
5Sean Sheehan

Submitted by Susan McConnell, Secretary

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