Meeting Minutes – April 19, 2023

South County Toastmasters Club 1957

Meeting Type/Theme: Science

Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom

Call to Order: 6:30 PM

Presiding Officer: Debbie Young

Debbie informed us that the minutes of the last meeting was sent out and asked if there are any changes. Hearing none the minutes were approved.

Officer Reports

President: Debbie Young: Jim Salih is planning a Bocce event for the club. (See Jim’s report below).

VPE: Adam Fox.  No Report

VPM: Susan McConnell. No Report

VPPR: Patrick Hunt. No Report

Treasurer:  Jim Salih. No Report

Sergeant-at-Arms:  Jim Salih. See event report below.


Events – Jim Salih – The Bocce club social event will be held Saturday June 10 from 11 am to 1 pm at Tower T. The cost has been reduced to $5.

Rob VanWinkle – The Nominating Committee has volunteers for several offices. If you are interested in serving as a club officer from 7/1 to 12/31 contact Rob. Rob will let us know if there are offices still needing to be filled.

Unfinished Business:  None

New Business:  Kelli Richardson was inducted as a new member. Welcome Kelli!

Correspondence and Announcements: 

Charles Giamarino is mending and is on a positive trajectory. We hope to see him at meetings in the near future.

Sean Sheehan said he likes this week’s agenda and hopes it will be used in the future. Note from the Secretary, you are welcome to use the one sent out in email and modify it for use when you are Toastmaster.

Brent Stewart shared that Carl Hendrickson is back home and recovering. We hope to see him at future meetings.

Welcome back Brent Stewart who has been away for tax season.

J. D. Perper shared this via email (previously, retaining as a reminder):

Arnold Community Band will perform a concert on Sunday May 7 at 3 p.m.

The Concert will be held in the sanctuary of the St. John’s Lutheran Church on Jeffco Blvd, which is close to Richardson Road. Plenty of parking and seating. Concert is free. J D Perper plays tuba with this band.

Business Meeting Adjourned 6:38 pm


ToastmasterKathy Denton
Table Topics MasterJulie Zeitler
General EvaluatorPatrick Hunt – Meeting Rating 9.92
GrammarianVicky Kolacks – Word of the evening: Plethora
TimerJeff Hoehn
Speaker 1Brian Ettling – “Reaching for Your Dreams”
Speaker 2Herb Villaflores – “A Speaker’s Secret Tool for Success”
Speaker 3
Evaluator 1Debbie Young
Evaluator 2Jim Salih
Evaluator 3
Invocator/JokemasterSean Sheehan
Vote CounterBrian Berman
AH CounterGeorge Kiser


Best Table Topics George Kiser
Best Evaluator Jim Salih
Best Speaker Herb Villaflores
Most Improved Vicky Kolaks

Word of the Day:     Plethora used 8 times

Ah Counter Report:  11 crutch words were heard by the Ah Counter                                   

Meeting Adjourned: 8:30 pm


Sunset Hills Community Center: Nancy Alba, Kathy Denton; George Kiser; Vicky Kolaks; Susan McConnell; J. D. Perper; Kelli Richardson (joined tonight), Brent Stewart, Herb Villaflores; Steve Winheim, Debbie Young; Julie Zeitler

  • Zoom: Brian Berman; Bill Collier, Liz DeCamp, Adam Fox, Sean Sheehan
  • Visitors:  Brian and Tanya Ettling, Rex and Nancy Catour, Patricia Shuba, Donna Seidel, Mike Nichols

Total Member Attendance 17 out of 35

StreakAttendance (5 or more in a row):
17Susan McConnell
17J.D. Perper
16Brian Berman
9Sean Sheehan
6Debbie Young
5Herb Villaflores

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 will be Jim Salih and the GE will be Adam Fox.

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