Meeting Minutes – February 15, 2023

South County Toastmasters Club 1957

Meeting Type/Theme: Motivation

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 minutes from the February 8, 2023, meeting.  No changes heard, the minutes were approved as posted.

Officer Reports:

President: Debbie Young

  1. Area Contest was held last weekend. Bill Collier won 1st place in the Humorous Speech contest. Steve Burchett won 1st place in the International Speech Contest (area level). They will both go on to the Division Contest which will be held March 11, which is a Saturday. The link to register for the Division Contest is:
  2. The Executive Meeting of the Club Officers will be held on Zoom this coming Monday at 6:30 p.m. Debbie will send the link to officers.
  3. The Community Center is extending their hours to 9 pm. Debbie sent out a survey previously and shared the results. A motion was made that we move our time from 6 – 8 pm, to 6:30 – 8:30 pm. There was discussion of benefits of the different times. Kathy, Susan, and Vic prefer starting at 6:30 to give more time to get there and more time after rush hour while Adam prefers 6 pm to reduce the time he needs to kill before the meeting starts since he comes straight from work. Jim suggested splitting the difference and starting at 6:15. Vic felt the quarter hour might not be well remembered. A vote was taken however the majority abstained from voting. 4 voted in favor, 2 against. Debbie said we did not have enough vote so we will table it for a future meeting.

VPE: Adam Fox.  No Report

VPM: Susan McConnell. No Report

VPPR: Patrick Hunt. No Report

Treasurer:  Jim Salih:

  • Dues are due before April 1, 2023, and by March 25th if possible. You can pay with cash, check or Venmo. The amount is $76. The fee covers from April 1 to the end of September.

Sergeant-at-Arms:  Charles Giamarino.  No report.

Committees: No Reports

Unfinished Business:  None

New Businesss:  Hunter Brown joined the club. His information sheet was read and he was voted in. His mentor will be decided later. Welcome Hunter!

Correspondence and Announcements: 

Business Meeting Adjourned 6:13 pm


ToastmasterJ.D. Perper
Table Topics MasterBrian Berman
General EvaluatorSteve Burchett – Meeting Rating 9.6
GrammarianCallie Koehr
TimerJim Salih
Speaker 1Adam Fox
Speaker 2Liz DeCamp
Speaker 3Herb Villaflores
Evaluator 1Kathy Denton
Evaluator 2Susan McConnell
Evaluator 3Alan Kirby
Invocator/JokemasterVictor Mattison
Vote CounterDeborah Weniger
AH CounterSamira Mujdzic


Best Table Topics Victor Mattison
Best Evaluator Kathy Denton
Best Speaker Herb Dillaflores
Most Improved Adam Fox

Word of the Day:   Spur  used 2 times

Ah Counter Report:  12 crutch words were heard by the Ah Counter                                   

Meeting Adjourned: 7:56 pm


Sunset Hills Community Center: Bill Collier; Kathy Denton; Herb Dillaflores; Adam Fox; Callie Koehr; Susan McConnell; Samira Mujdzic; J.D. Perper; Jim Salih; Deborah Weniger; Debbie Young;

  • Zoom: Brian Berman; Brian Berman; Liz DeCamp; Victor Mattison
  • Visitors:  Hunter Brown; Vicki Collet; Charlie and Marilyn Hoessle; Elizabeth (Liz) KilKer

Total Member Attendance 17 out of 33

StreakAttendance (5 or more in a row):
75Debbie Young
12Jim Salih
8Susan McConnell
8J.D. Perper
8Deborah Weniger
7Brian Berman

If you have a streak count to add or that differs from one posted, contact the secretary to update the list.

Next week’s Toastmaster is Bill Collier and GE is Susan McConnell.

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