Meeting Minutes, October 26, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957

Meeting Type/Theme:  Halloween Open House

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 October 19, 2022.   The minutes were approved as posted.

Officer Reports:

President: Debbie Young. 

  1. District 8 will sponsor an educational development program regarding Robert’s Rules of Order on 10/29/22.  This will be online only. All are welcome to participate. Use this link to register:  All are welcome to participate.
  2. The Toastmaster Area Director, Brendan Akoe, confirmed the Area Contest, Division Contest and District Speech Contest will all be done virtually on Zoom.  SCTM still has the option to have an in-person contest, but we will need to be prepared to participate in the additional contests via Zoom.

VPE: Callie Koehr. No report.

VPM: Jim Salih.  No report.

VPPR: Bill Collier.  No report.

Treasurer:  Brent Stewart.  Brent sent an updated Treasurer’s report to all Club members in an email earlier this week.  The members are encouraged to view the report.  The link is also provided here:

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

Committees:  No report

Unfinished Business:  None

New Businesss:  None

Correspondence and Announcements:

  1. A holiday party will be planned for December 14, 2022, or December 21, 2022.  A vote was taken, and 12 members were interested in having a holiday party. Further discussions and planning will happen soon.  Anyone interested in participating on a planning committee, please contact Debbie Young.
  2. Suzanne Janick gave a speech last weekend at a women’s retreat.  Congratulations Suzanne!

Business Meeting Adjourned 6:20 pm


ToastmasterSusan McConnell
Table Topics MasterAdam Fox
General EvaluatorSean Sheehan
GrammarianPatrick Hunt
TimerSteve Winheim
Speaker 1J.D. Perper
Speaker 2Debbie Young
Evaluator 1Brent Stewart
Evaluator 2Brian Berman
Invocator/JokemasterJim Salih
Vote CounterLiz DeCamp
AH CounterDebbie Young


Best Table Topics Bill Collier
Best Evaluator Brent Stewart
Best SpeakerDebbie Young
Most Improved Brian Berman
Scariest Table TopicsSteve Burchett
Best CostumePatrick Hunt

Word of the Day:  Ghastly, used ­­7 times

Ah Counter Report:  15 uses of crutch words

Meeting Adjourned:7:50 pm


  • Sunset Hills Community Center:  Nancy Alba; Steve Burchett; Bill Collier; Adam Fox; Suzanne Janick; Susan McConnell; J.D. Perper; Jim Salih; Brent Stewart; Rob Van Winkle; Steve Winheim; Debbie Young
  • Zoom:  Brian Berman; Liz DeCamp; Sean Sheehan
  • Visitor:  Kelly Gonzalez

Total Member Attendance 15 out of 29

StreakAttendance (5 or more in a row):
65Debbie Young
6Susan McConnell
14J.D. Perper
5Steve Winheim
7Rob Van Winkle

Submitted by Susan McConnell, Secretary

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