Meeting Minutes, June 22, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Vacations Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of June 15, 2022.  The minutes were approved as posted. Officer Reports: … Continue reading Meeting Minutes, June 22, 2022

Meeting Minutes, June 8, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Father’s Day Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of June 1, 2022.  The minutes were approved as posted. Officer … Continue reading Meeting Minutes, June 8, 2022

Meeting Minutes May 25, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Summer Plans Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of May 18, 2022.  The minutes were approved as posted. Officer … Continue reading Meeting Minutes May 25, 2022

Meeting Minutes May 18, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  On the Water Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of May 11, 2022.  The minutes were approved as posted. … Continue reading Meeting Minutes May 18, 2022

Meeting Minutes May 11, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Creativity, Howard Brandt Tribute Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of May 4, 2022.  The minutes were approved as … Continue reading Meeting Minutes May 11, 2022

Meeting Minutes May 4, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Summer Activities Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of April 27, 2022.  Charles Giamarino made a motion to accept … Continue reading Meeting Minutes May 4, 2022

Meeting Minutes April 27, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Open Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of April 20, 2022.  J.D. Perper made a motion to accept the … Continue reading Meeting Minutes April 27, 2022

Meeting Minutes April 6, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Earth Day Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of March 30, 2022.  The minutes were approved as posted. Officers … Continue reading Meeting Minutes April 6, 2022

“What’s My Line” Special Meeting

On March 30, 2022, South County Toastmasters hosted a themed meeting based on the television program "What's My Line." Club members served as moderator, contestants and panelists. The panelists asked the contestants questions about past jobs, activities or hobbies to guess the correct answer. Shown above, left to right are: Panelists Jim Salih; Susan McConnell … Continue reading “What’s My Line” Special Meeting

Meeting Minutes March 23, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  No Theme Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih Word of the Night:  Collaborative President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of March 16, 2022.  Steve Burchett … Continue reading Meeting Minutes March 23, 2022

Meeting Minutes March 16, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Human Progress Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih Word of the Night:  Implement President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of March 9, 2022.  J.D. Perper … Continue reading Meeting Minutes March 16, 2022

Meeting Minutes March 9, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Travel Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih Word of the Night:  Moue President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of March 2, 2022.  J.D. Perper made … Continue reading Meeting Minutes March 9, 2022

Meeting Minutes March 3, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Spring Has Sprung Meeting Location:  Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih Word of the Night:  Vernal President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of February 23, 2022.  The minutes were approved as posted. … Continue reading Meeting Minutes March 3, 2022

Meeting Minutes, February 23, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Spring Has Sprung a Leak Meeting Location:  Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih Word of the Night:  Melieu President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of February 16, 2022. J.D. Perper made a … Continue reading Meeting Minutes, February 23, 2022

Meeting Minutes February 16, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Mulligan Stew Meeting Location:  Sunset Hills Community Center and Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of February 9, 2022. Hearing none, the minutes were approved as … Continue reading Meeting Minutes February 16, 2022

Meeting Minutes February 9, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  International Speech and Evaluation Contest – Practice Contest Meeting Location:  Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of February 2, 2022. Hearing none, the minutes were approved … Continue reading Meeting Minutes February 9, 2022

Meeting Minutes February 2, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Winter Olympics Meeting Location:  Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih Word of the Night:  Problematic President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of January 26, 2022. Hearing none, the minutes were approved as … Continue reading Meeting Minutes February 2, 2022

Meeting Minutes January 26, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Live for Today Meeting Location: Sunset Hills Community Center/Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih Word of the Night: Exuberant President Jim Salih asked if there were any corrections or additions to be made to the meeting minutes of January 19, 2022. Hearing none, the … Continue reading Meeting Minutes January 26, 2022

Meeting Minutes January 19, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Good Deeds Meeting Location: Sunset Hills Community Center/Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih Word of the Night: Obscure President Jim Salih welcomed Don Stuewe as a visitor to the club.  He explained why is was visiting our club. President Jim Salih asked if there … Continue reading Meeting Minutes January 19, 2022

Meeting Minutes January 12, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme:  Communications Awards Night Meeting Location: Sunset Hills Community Center/Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jim Salih Word of the Night: Approbation President Jim Salih welcomed guests Adam Fox, Vamsi Bolla and Arvin Elangovan.  They explained how they found our club and why they are visiting the … Continue reading Meeting Minutes January 12, 2022

Congratulations to South County Communications Leader Award recipients

On January 12, 2022, educators and a volunteer from South County were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community in the areas of leadership and communications. The award recipients are shown above from left to right: Michael Raeber, The Kiwanis Club of Crestwood/Sunset Hills 30 year toy drive coordinator for school children; Brenda Bollinger, … Continue reading Congratulations to South County Communications Leader Award recipients

Meeting Minutes January 5, 2022

South County Toastmasters Club 1957 Meeting Type/Theme: Happy New Year Meeting Location: Sunset Hills Community Center/Zoom Call to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Patrick Hunt Word of the Night: Wash Immediate Past President, Patrick Hunt, called for Victor Mattison to preside over the induction of the following new officers for the term January through June, … Continue reading Meeting Minutes January 5, 2022

Congratulations to International and Humorous Speech Contestants

  Pictured above from left to right:  Bill Collier (1st Place, Humorous Speech Contest);  Jim Bubash (2nd Place, Humorous Speech Contest), Victor Mattison (2nd Place, International Speech Contest) The Area 4 International and Humorous Speech Contests were held on February 22, 2020 at Grand Glaize Library.  Members of South County Toastmasters presented interesting and entertaining … Continue reading Congratulations to International and Humorous Speech Contestants

South County Toastmasters Well Represented at the Area 4 International and Humorous Speech Contests

Shown above from left to right:  Bill Collier (1st Place, Humorous Speech Contest); Jim Bubash, currently a member of Jeffco Challengers and South County Toastmasters (2nd Place, Humorous Speech Contest);  Charmin Gans, formerly a member of South County Toastmasters  (1st Place International Speech Contest); Victor Mattison (2nd Place International Speech Contest) On February 22, 2020,  … Continue reading South County Toastmasters Well Represented at the Area 4 International and Humorous Speech Contests

Upcoming International and Humorous Speech Contests – February 22, 2020

Victor Mattison and Bill Collier will be representing South County Toastmasters by competing in the Area 4 International and Humorous Speech contests.  Details on time and place are shown below: Saturday, February 22, 2020 Grand Glaize Library 1010 Meramec Station Road Manchester, MO 63021 Meeting Room 2 Doors Open: 9:00 am Briefings: 9:30 am Contests:10:00 … Continue reading Upcoming International and Humorous Speech Contests – February 22, 2020

Congratulations to Krista Butler and Debbie Young – Pathways Awards

Pictured from left to right:  Debbie Young, Krista Butler Congratulations to Krista Butler and Debbie Young for earning the Pathways Level 2 Awards.  Krista completed the Innovative Planning Path and Debbie completed the Dynamic Leadership Path.  The members of South County Toastmasters commend you for your achievements!!

Humorous Speech Contest Winners

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, South County Toastmasters hosted a Humorous Speech Contest.   Club members were entertained by the stories shared by the contest participants.  The winners are shown in the photo above from left to right:  Bill Collier (First Place); Kathy Denton (Second Place); and Matt Clark (Third Place).  Bill Collier will represent South … Continue reading Humorous Speech Contest Winners

International Speech Contest Winners – Club Level

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, South County Toastmasters hosted an International Speech Contest.  All participants presented well prepared speeches on a variety of topics.  The winners of the contest are shown above from left to right:  Victor Mattison (First Place); Kathy Denton (Second Place); and J.D. Perper (Third Place).  Victor Mattison will represent South County … Continue reading International Speech Contest Winners – Club Level

New Club Officers – January 8, 2020

The members of South County Toastmasters installed new officers during the January 8, 2020 meeting.  As shown in the photo above:  Kathy Denton - VP Education; Susan McConnell - VP Public Relations; Victor Mattison - Secretary; Matt Clark - VP Membership; J.D. Perper - President; Jim Salih - Officer at Large; Patrick Hunt - Treasurer; … Continue reading New Club Officers – January 8, 2020

Anniversary Awards – Founding Member, Howard Brandt

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the founder of South County Toastmasters, Howard Brandt.  Howard has been a member of Toastmasters for 56 years.  His dedicated service to the Club has been the key to the success of South County Toastmasters.  We owe a debt of gratitude to Howard for all he has … Continue reading Anniversary Awards – Founding Member, Howard Brandt

Anniversary Awards – Lifetime Achievement

Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to individuals who have been members of South County Toastmasters for over 25 years.  The following members were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the Holiday Party on December 18, 2019:  Bill Collier (26 years); Brent Stewart (36 years); Steve Winheim (26 years).  Congratulations and thank you to Bill, Brent … Continue reading Anniversary Awards – Lifetime Achievement

Youth Leadership Graduation, November 20, 2019

South County Toastmasters sponsored a Youth Leadership program led by Jim Salih.  For the past 8 weeks, youth between the ages of 8 through 16 met each week to learn about public speaking and the basics of Toastmaster meetings.  In recognition of their achievement of completing the program, a graduation was held on Wednesday, November … Continue reading Youth Leadership Graduation, November 20, 2019

Table Topics Marathon October 30th

On October 30th, South County Toastmasters conducted a Table Topics Marathon with a Halloween theme.  J.D. Perper (aka Mad Scientist) led the marathon and was assisted by Debbie Young (aka Dr. Pain), Rob Van Winkle (aka Arrr Pirate) and Allie Puskarich (aka Princess).   The members present voted for the best table topics after each session.  … Continue reading Table Topics Marathon October 30th

Fundraiser Attended by South County Toastmaster Members Supports Fellow Member Non-Profit Organization

On October 18th, several members of South County Toastmasters attended a special "Mouse Races" fundraiser for the non-profit organization hosted by SCTM member Zach Smelcer.   The event was very successful and a good time was had by all.  The attendees from SCTM are shown in the photo below.  Zach Smelcer is third from the right. … Continue reading Fundraiser Attended by South County Toastmaster Members Supports Fellow Member Non-Profit Organization