Meeting Minutes – March 8, 2023

South County Toastmasters Club 1957

Meeting Type/Theme: Spring Breakout Time: Whatcha Gonna Do?

Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom

Call to Order: 6:30 PM

Presiding Officer: Adam Fox, filling in for Debbie Young

VPE Adam Fox informed us that the minutes of the last two weeks were sent out and asked if there are any changes. Hearing none the minutes were accepted as posted.

Officer Reports:

President: Adam Fox on behalf of Debbie Young:

  1. 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 A Contest which will be held March 11, which is this Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. The link to register for the Division Contest is:

VPE: Adam Fox.  The 5th meeting of the month will be a Speech-a-thon on March 29th. We have 4 members who have signed up to give a speech and would like at least a couple more. Susan McConnell and J. D. Perper volunteered. As previously reported: There will be no business meeting, no table topics, no oral evaluations (only written ones). Members are still encouraged to give written feedback. Adam sent 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:

  • Jim sent out the financial report. If you have questions contact Jim.
  • 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. Jim has envelopes addressed to him to make it easy to mail a check. Contact Jim to get an envelope at a meeting.

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

Committees: No Reports

Unfinished Business:  None

New Business:  Liz Kilker was voted into the club tonight. A mentor will be assigned by the end of next week. Welcome Liz.

Correspondence and Announcements:

Sean informed Jim that he mailed his dues.

Jim informed us that Charles Giamarino was taken to urgent care tonight so couldn’t fulfill his role as ah counter. J. D. Perper volunteered to fulfill his role.

Business Meeting Adjourned 6:45 pm


ToastmasterJim Salih
Table Topics MasterSteve Winheim
General EvaluatorSusan McConnell filling in for Suzanne Janick – Meeting Rating 9.8
GrammarianPatrick Hunt
TimerHunter Brown
Speaker 1Jackie Compton
Speaker 2Brian Berman
Speaker 3Steve Burchett
Evaluator 1Bill Collier
Evaluator 2Victor Mattison
Evaluator 3Sandy Roll
Invocator/JokemasterAdam Fox
Vote CounterSamira Mujdzic
AH CounterJ. D. Perper filling in for Charles Giamarino


Best Table Topics Patrick Hunt
Best Evaluator Bill Collier
Best Speaker Brian Berman
Most Improved Brian Berman


Word of the Day:     Qu^int used 7 times

Ah Counter Report:  14 crutch words were heard by the Ah Counter                                   

Meeting Adjourned: 8:30pm


Sunset Hills Community Center: Nancy Alba; Melissa Baldwin; Hunter Brown; Jackie Compton; Kathy Denton; Adam Fox; Elizabeth (Liz) KilKer (Joined tonight); Susan McConnell; Samira Mujdzic; J. D. Perper; Jim Salih; Rob VanWinkle; Steve Winheim;

  • Zoom: Brian Berman; Steve Burchett; Bill Collier; Patrick Hunt; Victor Mattison; Sandy Roll; Sean Sheehan; Deborah Weniger;
  • Visitors:  Vicki Collet;

Total Member Attendance 19 out of 34

StreakAttendance (5 or more in a row):
Debbie Young ended her streak of 77 contiguous meetings. Kudos to Debbie for a streak number that will likely stand for a long time to come. We thank you for all you do every week!
11Susan McConnell
11J.D. Perper
11Deborah Weniger
10Brian Berman
5Victor Mattison

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 George Kiser and GE is Rob VanWinkle.

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