Meeting Minutes – March 1, 2023

South County Toastmasters Club 1957

Meeting Type/Theme: Marching Towards Goals

Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom

Call to Order: 6:30 PM

Presiding Officer: Debbie Young

President Debbie Young informed us that the minutes were not sent out last week. Next week we will review two week’s meetings, this week and last.

Officer Reports:

President: Debbie Young

  1. The room has been rearranged so we can fit more people in without people being under the presentation screen.
  2. New members are assigned a mentor, but all members are encouraged to help the new members learn and progress.
  3. 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:

VPE: Adam Fox.  Debbie reported on behalf of Adam Fox that the 5th meeting of the month will be a Speech-a-thon. There will be no business meeting, no table topics, no oral evaluations (only written ones). Members are still encouraged to give written feedback. Adam will send an email inviting members to sign up for a speaking role or an assisting role.

VPM: Susan McConnell. No Report

VPPR: Patrick Hunt. No Report

Treasurer:  Jim Salih: Debbie reported on behalf of 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:  None.

Correspondence and Announcements:

J.D.’s Quintet is doing well and there will be a concert coming up.

Sean encouraged Vicki to come back often.

Sean will get his award from George Kiser.

Susan signed up for the camp over Memorial Day weekend again.

J. D. asked that we turn in the forms he provided once filled out.

Business Meeting Adjourned 6:45 pm


ToastmasterSteve Burchett
Table Topics MasterJ. D. Perper
General EvaluatorCharles Giamarino – Meeting Rating
GrammarianHunter Brown
TimerHerb Villaflores
Speaker 1Susan McConnell
Speaker 2Victor Mattison
Speaker 3Herb Villaflores
Evaluator 1George Kiser
Evaluator 2Liz DeCamp
Evaluator 3Herb Villaflores
Invocator/JokemasterSteve Winheim
Vote CounterDeborah Weniger
AH CounterCallie Koehr


Best Table Topics Sean Sheehan
Best Evaluator Sean Sheehan
Best Speaker Susan McConnell
Most Improved Herb Villaflores

Word of the Day:     Farce used 6 times

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

Meeting Adjourned: 8:30pm


Sunset Hills Community Center: Nancy Alba; Hunter Brown; Steve Burchett; Kathy Denton; Herb Dillaflores; Charles Giamarino; George Kiser; Callie Koehr; Victor Mattison; Susan McConnell; J. D. Perper; Rob VanWinkle; Deborah Weniger; Steve Winheim; Debbie Young;

  • Zoom: Brian Berman; Jackie Compton; Liz DeCamp; Sean Sheehan
  • Visitors:  Vicki Collet; Elizabeth (Liz) KilKer

Total Member Attendance 19 out of 34

StreakAttendance (5 or more in a row):
77Debbie Young
10Susan McConnell
10J.D. Perper
10Deborah Weniger
9Brian 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 Jim Salih and GE is Suzanne Janick.

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