South county Toastmasters 9/11/2019

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South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:   09/11/2019         

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    9/11 Remembering

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:                

·         President –Victor Mattison – call to help with volunteers

·         Dues due “soon” $51

·         Recognize Christa Bulter for helping Sarah Xu 

·         Scu. Cards mention. Call to advance club via competent leader and recognition

·         New Member call to continue path

·          

Committee Reports:

·         Leadership Success

·         Icebreakers next week 

·         Holiday Party is set. Down payment done-December 18th

·         Pavilion

·         Leaders of the party TBD

o   Volunteering is open for committee

Unfinished Business:      

·         None

New Business:

·         none

·          

Correspondence and Announcements:

·         Brent Stewart-Mr. Kuiser medical health. Needs Kidney transplant 

·         Zach S. Zugunruhe Experience Event: October 18th @7:00pm

o   Location: St. Catherine Laboure School -9750 Sappington Rd. St. Louis, 63128

o   Silent Auction Items

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: 
Greeter: Brent Stewart 
Invocator/CLE: Debbie Young
Grammarian: Krista Bulter- Polygot (multilingual)
Time Keeper: Debbie Young 
Vote Counter: Mike McCarty 
Ah Counter: Jeannie Spurgeon
Camera Operator: Jim Salih
Table Topics:Vic Mattision  
General Evaluator: Steve Winheim
Joke Master: Zach Smelcer

Speakers and Evaluators:

 SpeakersEvaluators
1Don CoupeJim Bubash
2Abdul AdenEli Hoxha
3Howard BrandtSandy Roll
4  

Voting:

Most Improved:Abdul Aden
Best Table Topics:Krista Butler
Best Evaluator: Eli Hoxha
Best Speaker:Howard Brandt

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul 
Brandt, Howard 
Bridwell, Beth 
Bubash, James 
Butler, Krista 
Clark, Matt 
Collier, Bill 
Coupe, Donald 
Denton, Kathy 
Harr, Jackie 
Hartupee, Anne 
Hendrickson, Carl 
Hoffman, Casey 
Hoxha, Eli 
Hunt, Patrick 
Jordan, Donna 
King, Geoff 
Kirby, Alan 
Kiser, George 
Mattison, Victor 
McCarty, Mike 
McConnell, Susan 
Mestdagh, Laurie 
Monteiro, Stanley 
Mudjzic, Samira 
Paul, Jerry 
Perper, JD 
Pitkin, Sarah 
Puskarich, Rich 
Roll, Sandy 
Salih, Jim 
Sheehan, Sean 
Shields, Dick 
Smelcer, Zach 
Spencer, Mary K 
Spurgeon, Jeannie 
Stewart, Brent 
Terrific, Tom 
VanWinkle, Robert 
Winheim, Steve 
Xu, Sarah 
Young, Debbie 

Meeting Rating:                

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm 

Attendance:  xx/ 42 members in attendance.  – xx% attendance  

Visitors:   

Submitted by Eli Hoxha, Secretary

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Meeting Minutes – September 25, 2019

Meeting Date:                 09/25/2019

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  Back to School  

Meeting Location:          Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                            7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:            Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:             

  • President –Victor Mattison- Meeting minutes from last week – approved with one correction.
  • 10/09 There will be an open house here at Met Life. Sarah and Krista are coordinating it. Donna and Matt will get the word out. We would like some members to bring a desert or something to share.  Contact Sarah or Krista concerning what to bring.
  • Officers held a leadership meeting tonight that Vic will report on it next week.
  • We have achieved 6 of the 12 items needed for Presidents distinguished so we are in good shape to complete it next term.
  • For our Halloween meeting you can wear costumes but no masks and no real or fake weapons.
  • Dues are due, please send your $51 payment to the Treasurer, Mike McCarty or mail it to him at 5612 Wildbrook Dr.; St. Louis, Mo. 63129.
  • Met Life has informed us that we will no longer be able to meet at Met Life after year-end.  Vic will get together a committee to work on finding a new place to meet.  If you would like to help contact Victor Mattison.

Committee Reports:

  • Debbie Young is coordinating a meeting exchange with the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC).
    • On November the 6th, South County Toastmasters (SCTM) will visit the MAC.
    • On December 4th, the MAC will visit SCTM.
    • Also, on October 16th the MAC has invited SCTM to join their field trip to Chandlier Hill Winery for an evening of wine and table topics. 
      • 5:00 pm – The bus leaves from MAC downtown.
      • 5:30 pm – The bus leaves from MAC West.
      • The bus will head back at approximately 8 pm.

Office: 314-863-8989

Direct: 314-858-0200.

  • Jim Salih reported that Youth Leadership is going well with 14 participants.
  • Jim Salih reported that Max Kaiser would like phone calls or visits. He is at Marymount Manor, phone 314-629-0598 (he will take calls from 1 to 9 pm)
  • Zach Smelcer announced availability of a room at New England Village for the Christmas party at a cost of $125, with a $100 damage deposit that will be returned if there is no damage.  Donna noted that cancelling our alternative venue at JB will cost $25. A vote was taken and it was approved to have the party at New England Village Clubhouse, Tollgate Rd, St. Louis, Mo. 63129.

Unfinished Business:    

  • None

New Business:

  • None

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Vic will contact Tom Terrific to see how he is doing and if he can have visitors.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Sean Sheehan
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Invocator/CLE: Victor Mattison
Grammarian: Victor Mattison – Surfeit – to consume too much of something
Time Keeper: Zach Smelcer
Vote Counter: Debbie Young
Ah Counter: Krista Butler
Camera Operator: Jim Salih
Table Topics: JD Perper
General Evaluator: Kathy Denton
Joke Master: Rob Van Winkle
 
 
 

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Matt Clark Carl Hendrickson
2 Jeannie Spurgeon Brent Stewart
3 Donna Jordan Jim Salih
4 Jackie Harr George Kiser

Voting:

Most Improved: Jackie Harr
Best Table Topics: Krista Butler
Best Evaluator:  George Kiser
Best Speaker: Matt Clark

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Matt Clark  
Collier, Bill  
Coupe, Donald  
Haar, Jackie  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hoffman, Casey  
Hoxha, Eli  
Jordan, Donna  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Mattison, Victor  
McCarty, Mike  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Mudjzic, Samira  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Smelcer, Zach  
Spencer, Mary K  
Jeannie Spurgeon  
Stewart, Brent  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Xu, Sarah  
Young, Debbie  
     

Meeting Rating:              8.75

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm

Attendance:  17/ 41 members in attendance.  – 41% attendance  

Visitors:   None

Submitted by Kathy Denton, volunteer.

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South County Toastmaster-09/18/2019

Meeting Date:   09/18/2019        

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  Your Favorite Junk Food   

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:               

  • President –Victor Mattison – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.
  • Rich
    • Sarah Xu proposing Open House, Wednesday, October 9th meeting.
    • Discussion:
      • Jim S. -possibly doing Open House at Holiday Party
      • Susan M. –concerns that may be short notice. In past years Open House have been posted in the newspaper to help draw attention
      • Vick-Open a motion to have Open House on October 9th, hoping to attract guest that could become members before the new year.
    • Motion-Victor
    • Second-Rob
    • Vote –Majority in favor of having Open House, October 9th.
  • Victor and Debbie working to set up a joint meeting with another Toastmaster Club (TM)
    • Missouri Athletic TM club
    • There would be two joint meetings, one November 6th (5:30 meeting) at Missouri Athletic Club Location (Riverfront) and December 4th at South County Toastmaster location (Met Life)
      • More details to come about location etc. Debbie is in charge of logistics and will share schedule soon
    • Motion-Debbie
    • Second-Matt
    • Vote-Majority YES
  • Sandy-suggestion to highlight upcoming “Off Days” on weekly agenda
  • Victor-Collecting dues for Mike.
    • Follow up on Halloween costumes at Met Life building:
      • Costumes are ALLOWED, however NO masks or anything that can be taken as a weapon

Committee Reports:

  • Jim S.- 2/8 meetings for Youth TM completed
    • Comments: going very well

Unfinished Business:     

  • None

New Business:

  • Restarting “meeting after the meeting” AKA happy hour or drinks after the TM meetings
  • Proposed 1st meeting of the new month
    • Starting October (October 2nd, 2019)
  •  

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Susan- Tom Terrific still in the hospital
    • Susan brought card for everyone to sign  

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Jim Bubash
Greeter: Jim Salih
Invocator/CLE: Eli Hoxha
Grammarian: Victor Mattison-Word of the night: “Pizzazz”
Time Keeper: Sean Sheehan
Vote Counter: Brent Stewart
Ah Counter: Mattheew Clark
Camera Operator: Samira Mujdzic
Table Topics: Beth Bridwell
General Evaluator:George Kiser
Joke Master: Jim Salih

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Debbie Young Krista Butler
2 Abdul Aden Robert Van Winkle
3 Alan Kirby Donna Jordan
4 Sandy Roll Donald Coupe

Voting:

Most Improved: Abdul Aden
Best Table Topics: Patrick Hunt
Best Evaluator:  Robert Van Winkle
Best Speaker: Abdul Aden

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bridwell, Beth  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Clark, Matt  
Collier, Bill  
Coupe, Donald  
Denton, Kathy  
Harr, Jackie  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hoffman, Casey  
Hoxha, Eli  
Hunt, Patrick  
Jordan, Donna  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Mattison, Victor  
McCarty, Mike  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Monteiro, Stanley  
Mudjzic, Samira  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Smelcer, Zach  
Spencer, Mary K  
Spurgeon, Jeannie  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Xu, Sarah  
Young, Debbie  
     

Meeting Rating:                7.4/10

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm

Attendance:  23/ 42 members in attendance.  – 54% attendance  

Visitors:   Billal

Submitted by Eli Hoxha, Secretary

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South County Toastmasters-Club 1957 Meeting Minutes 09/04/2019

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:   09/04/2019        

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme: Favorite Silly Childhood Song of Yours or a Family Member

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:               

  • President –Victor Mattison – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.
  • Victor M. –Turbobass revived and renewed
    • Potentials for better systems-Victor will introduce other options from his company
    • Area Director that visited (08/28/2019) expressed that South County Toastmasters is one of the best clubs in the region
    • Work on attracting new guest
      • Victor welcoming ideas, if you want to be part of the greater discussion on how to attract new people
    • Michael (Mike) McCarty not present at the meeting, message relayed by Victor that “DUES” should be given to Sectary (Mike) in the next “couple of weeks”
      • Dues $51.00
      • Pay by cash, check ,or money order
      • Checks and money orders can be made out to: South County Toastmasters
    • “Thank you’s” to two new member who have already stepped up!
      • Patrick Hunt assisting Eli H. with secretary duties
      • Matt Clark assisting Donna J.

Committee Reports:

  • Jim S.
    • Youth Version of Toastmaster (ages 7-17) will take place starting September 10th @ Saline Valley Fire Protection District (1771 Springdale Blvd, Fenton, MO 63026)
    • Currently have 12-15 participants
    • Program will last about 7/8 weeks (which will be stretched out due to holidays/breaks)
  • Donna J.
    • Holiday Party December 18th
      • Motion to vote on date –Jim S.
      • JD seconds  motion
      • All vote yes
    • Location of party:
      • 1. Community Center Jefferson Baracks ($20 deposit)
      • 2. Zach S. will check at his parents Club House –New England Village (free)
    • South County Toastmasters: Calendar Dates
      • September 10th, 2019-Youth Leadership Training First Session
      • October 20th, 2019-Table Topics-a Thon
      • November 27th, 2019-NO MEETING- THANKSGIVING
      • December 18th, 2019-Holiday Party
      • December 25th, 2019-NO MEETING-CHRISTMAS
      • January 1, 2020- NO MEETING-NEW YEARS DAY
      •  
      • Months with 5 wks in 2020:
        • January
        • April
        • July
        • September
        • December

New Business:

  • JD-suggested to wear Costumes to Table Topic Marathon (TTM)  since is Halloween
    • Four presenter at TTM
    • Check with building (METLIFE) if costumes/masks can be worn in building (Victor follows up on this)

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Eli H. parents just reopened café.
    • Arber Café (6955 Gravois Ave, 63116)
    • Mediterranean food
    • Open Tuesday-Saturday 8-7, Sunday 8-3, Monday –CLOSED

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Jim Salih
Greeter: Winheim, Steve
Invocator/CLE: Puskarich, Rich
Grammarian:  Spurgeon, Jeannie –“Disingenuous”
Time Keeper: Hoxha, Eli
Vote Counter: Hunt, Patrick
Ah Counter: Mujdzic, Samira
Camera Operator: Monteiro, Stanley
Table Topics: Denton, Kathy
General Evaluator: Kiser, George
Joke Master:  Jordan, Donna

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Clark, Matt Jordan, Donna
2 Butler, Krista Smelcer, Zach
3 Perper, James D McConnell, Susan
4 Mattison, Victor : Aden, Abdul

Voting:

Most Improved: Matt Clark
Best Table Topics: Donald Coupe
Best Evaluator:  Zach Smelcer
Best Speaker: Matt Clark

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bridwell, Beth  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Clark, Matt  
Collier, Bill  
Coupe, Donald  
Denton, Kathy  
Harr, Jackie  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hoffman, Casey  
Hoxha, Eli  
Hunt, Patrick  
Jordan, Donna  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Mattison, Victor  
McCarty, Mike  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Monteiro, Stanley  
Mudjzic, Samira  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Smelcer, Zach  
Spencer, Mary K  
Spurgeon, Jeannie  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Xu, Sarah  
Young, Debbie  

Meeting Rating:               8.9/10

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm

Attendance:  xx/ 42 members in attendance.  – xx% attendance  

Visitors:   

Submitted by Eli Hoxha, Secretary

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South County Toastmasters-Club 1957 Meeting Minutes 08/28/2019

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:   08/28/2019        

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Getting comfortable being uncomfortable!

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:               

  • President –Victor Mattison – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.
    • Victor M. –Patrick will be assisting Eli with minutes
    • Rich-ask VPE session (09/04/2019) before the TM meeting to talk about questions people may have (ie pathway etc).
    • Since a five week month in October, motion to have a fifth week meeting –“Table Topics Marathon” (10/30/2019)
      • Brent seconds motions
      • No discussion
      • All voted YES
    • Donna- posting of no meeting days
      • Donna will provide a list for next meetings (09/04/2019) minutes.
    • Area Director Kevin present at meeting
    • Rob Van Winkle- Stuffed animal donations –thanks everyone for donations

Committee Reports:

  • Jim S. secured room for youth TM, September 10th @ Saline Valley Fire Protection District (1771 Springdale Blvd, Fenton, MO 63026)
    • $10 per child
    • 7/8 week extension since will skip a couple of meetings
    •  

Unfinished Business:     

  • Competent Speaker Certificate

New Business:

  • none

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • none

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Sandy Roll
Greeter: Sarah Xu
Invocator/CLE: Debbie Young
Grammarian: Susan McConnell- Versatile
Time Keeper: Victor Mattison
Vote Counter: Donald Coupe
Ah Counter: Jeanie Spurgeon
Camera Operator: JD Perper
Table Topics: Jerry Paul  
General Evaluator: Susan McConnell
Joke Master: Donna Jordan

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Collier, Bill Stewart, Brent
2 Puskarich, Rich Hendrickson, Carl
3 Van Winkle, Rob Mujdzic, Samira
4 Kiser, George Hoxha, Eli

Voting:

Most Improved: Samira Mujdzic
Best Table Topics: Jim Salih
Best Evaluator:  Brent Stwart
Best Speaker: Rich Puskarich

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bridwell, Beth  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Clark, Matt  
Collier, Bill  
Coupe, Donald  
Denton, Kathy  
Harr, Jackie  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hoffman, Casey  
Hoxha, Eli  
Hunt, Patrick  
Jordan, Donna  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Mattison, Victor  
McCarty, Mike  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Monteiro, Stanley  
Mudjzic, Samira  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Smelcer, Zach  
Spencer, Mary K  
Spurgeon, Jeannie  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Xu, Sarah  
Young, Debbie  

Meeting Rating:                9/10

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm

Attendance:  xx/ 42 members in attendance.  – xx% attendance  

Visitors:   Alex

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New Member Welcome

Vic M. has put together a one sheet handout for new members during their induction. Vic has the original and you can get a copy by sending him an email.


Welcome!

We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to join our South County Toastmasters club.

South County Toastmasters (Club #1957) was formed in 1975 and is repeatedly recognized as one of the best clubs in the world by Toastmasters International. Our members have won numerous area, division and district speech contests. You will find that South County Toastmasters are friendly men and women from a wide range of occupations who are committed to improving their own communication and leadership skills but are equally interested in helping others.

Our club meets every Wednesday beginning promptly at 7:00 PM and end just as promptly at 9:00 PM. All meetings are at the MetLife Building, 13045 Tesson Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63128.

We’ve assigned you a mentor (see other side) and prepared this guide to help you become oriented with our club and with the global Toastmasters organization.   This will help you become familiar with the tremendous resources that are available to you as a member. 

We will help you achieve your communication and leadership goals. The Toastmasters way is to “Learn by Doing.” By participating in club meetings, we improve our listening, thinking and speaking skills, while building self-confidence. You will receive the benefits of being a Toastmaster only if you participate fully in meetings. “Learn by doing” means that we strive to do our best at every meeting.

Welcome from Toastmasters’ International President – tinyurl.com/hqr35gd

Of course, if you prefer to receive some of this in a printed format we’re happy to try to accommodate that preference.  Just let your mentor know.

Page 2

This page, including active links to each listed resource is available at –  tinyurl.com/y6zd8ewu

Your Mentor/Coach will be ____________________________; email – _______________________________; phone – ________________________ (cell/text).  He or she has been chosen to help and encourage you as you begin your Toastmasters journey. Your Mentor will contact you within the next week to become introduced, learn more about you and your goals and help get you acclimated and introduced to other club members. He or she will help you know how to get involved, help with your first few speeches and be a great support for you.   Please make regular use of this great resource.

South County Toastmasters Websitesouthcountytoastmasters.wordpress.com – this is a tremendous trove of information and descriptions about all aspects of the club, speech preparation, planning and delivery and much more.   Please check it out.

Turbobasewww.turbobase.com – this the club’s online member directory and meeting schedule.  You can see future meetings, assignments and access a full membership directory.  Very useful. You’ll get a login and password to access this. Check with your Mentor if you have not received it.

District 8 – We’re part of a district that spans much of Missouri and southern Illinois.  Lots of great information on the District 8 Websitedist8tm.org & Facebook Page – tinyurl.com/yyhvvfk6 

Toastmasters International Websitewww.toastmasters.org

South County Toastmasters Benefits and Responsibilitiestinyurl.com/y3upbfra

Club Meeting Agenda – a sample of a weekly meeting agenda which will help you know what to expect at a meeting.   Many meetings will carry a “theme” which is tied to a particular season, date or news event. Each meeting is a little different but will follow this same general outline – tinyurl.com/y5cum839

Club Member’s Manual – there is a great deal of additional information available via our club’s online member’s manual – tinyurl.com/y5cum839.  You can view it online or you may print a copy in PDF format via a link at the top of the online manual

Pathways – this is the primary communication and leadership development platform.  It’s brand new and it’s really exciting and, once you’re up and running, easy to use. Meet with your Mentor during your first week or two to get this process going – www.toastmasters.org/pathways-overview.

Toastmasters Magazine – you’ll soon begin to receive The Toastmaster, a monthly magazine providing more information on becoming a better speaker and communicator. Each issue will include great ideas and suggestions.

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Meeting Minutes 8-21-2019

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:   8/21/2019           

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Seriously? Or Siri-ously – Absurd things

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:               

  • President –Victor Mattison – Aug. 14th Minutes will be reviewed and approved at the next meeting.
  • VPE – Rich Puskarich – September 4th is the next Ask the VPE session. Rich will be available prior to the meeting to answer any questions about Toastmasters. Let Rich know if you plan on attending.
  • VPE – Rich Puskarich – Oct. has 5 weeks and Rich sent out an e-mail with suggestions on how we may utilize that 5th week. Review the e-mail and send provide feedback/suggestions.
  • President – Victor Mattison – The Area Director will be attending next week’s meeting.
  • President – Victor Mattison – Rob Van Winkle will be picking up gently used toys and deflated balls for his missionary trip.
  • President – Victor Mattison – Noted articles in the Toastmasters’ magazine. One article Pathways 101 provided good tips. Another regarding visitor’s inquiries indicated 42% of people interested in learning more about Toastmasters state no one replied to their request for information. He knows that isn’t the case at SC Toastmasters.  Jim Salih suggested that we save our old magazines and bring them to the meetings to give to new members and visitors.
  • President – Victor Mattison – In lieu of new binders a 1 page Welcome Document with information about our club and links to important sites printed on nice card stock with a name tag attached will be given to New Members. Per Sarah Xu they will be e-mailed to new and existing members. Samples were handed out to the meeting attendees and Victor is interested in hearing our feedback.

Committee Reports:

  • Jim Salih – Youth Leadership starts Sept 10th. This session is full, but a place is needed to hold the meetings. Zach offered his father’s business and unfortunately it is too small for this large group.

Unfinished Business:     

  • None

New Business:

  • None

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Combined with Officer’s announcements.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Kathy Denton
Greeter: Bill Collier
Invocator/CLE: Carl Hendrickson
Grammarian: Patrick Hunt – The word of the evening, Stupendous, was used 10 times during the meeting.
Time Keeper: Beth Bridwell
Vote Counter: Rich Puskarich
Ah Counter: Matt Clark – Noted 44 crutch words and phrases.
Camera Operator: Sarah Xu
Table Topics: Jim Salih
General Evaluator: Brent Stewart
Joke Master:  Howard Brandt

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Tom Terrific Krista Butler
2 Donald Coupe Rob Van Winkle
3 Debbie Young Alan Kirby
4 Michael McCarty Abdul Aden

Voting:

Most Improved: Krista Butler
Best Table Topics: Carl Hendrickson
Best Evaluator:  Alan Kirby
Best Speaker: Debbie Young

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bridwell, Beth  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Clark, Matt  
Collier, Bill  
Coupe, Donald  
Denton, Kathy  
Harr, Jackie  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hoffman, Casey  
Hoxha, Eli  
Hunt, Patrick  
Jordan, Donna  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Mattison, Victor  
McCarty, Mike  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Monteiro, Stanley  
Mudjzic, Samira  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Smelcer, Zach  
Spencer, Mary K  
Spurgeon, Jeannie  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Xu, Sarah  
Young, Debbie  
     

Meeting Rating:                 9.75

Meeting Adjourned:      9:02 pm

Attendance: 25 / 42 members in attendance.  – 60% attendance  

Visitors:   Alita Quires

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