Meeting Minutes – January 10, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

 

Meeting Date:                   January 10, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  “When I Grow Up”

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Rob vanWinkle, President

 

Officers’ Reports:

President – Items the club will focus on this term:  Speechcraft, mentorship, speeches about roles at meetings, Outside Speaker’s Bureau

 

Committee Reports:

  • None

 

Unfinished Business:

  • None

 

New Business:

  • Geoff King, new member application for Jean Broida. Carl Hendrickson moved she be admitted, Sean Sheehan seconded; unanimous vote to admit her

 

  • Geoff King, club needs to schedule club contest before March district contest. He moved to schedule for 2/28.  Seconded by Jean Broida.  Motion passed unanimously

 

Correspondence and Announcements:

 

  • Kate Schafroth – Will do a speech on Toastmasters existing training program that Pathways program will replace

 

  • Jim Salih – Would like to initiate a Speechcraft program. This is similar to the Youth Leadership program, but for adults.  Would be held at the regular meeting location before the Wednesday meetings.  Speechcraft is an opportunity for experienced Toastmasters to present the fundamentals of public speaking to non-members.

 

  • Jim Salih – Would like to initiate another Youth Leadership program. Please consider leading this program as Stacy Duncan may not be able to do it this session.  Youth Leadership is a series of workshops helping those under 18 develop communication and leadership skills.

 

  • Geoff King – Division A will hold make up officer training. Please attend if you are an officer that has not yet attended training.  It will be conducted by the Director of Division A Parshu Anantharam on Saturday January 20th from 10:00 – 11:00 am in the Jeffco Library Arnold at 1701 Missouri State Rd., Arnold, Mo. 63010.  Other Divisions also have make up training on different dates

 

Meeting Roles:

 

Toastmaster: Rich Puscharich
Greeter: Susan Carillo
Invocator / CLE: Rob vanWinkle
Grammarian: Bill Collier – especially used 10 times  /  mischievous used 8 times
Time Keeper: Debbie Young
Vote Counter: Tom Teriffic
Ah Counter: Kathy Denton – 8 crutch words used during the meeting
Camera Operator: Sarah Pitkin
Table Topics: George Kiser, Topics Master – Kate Schafroth, Rob vanWinkle, Geoff King, Alan Kirby, Jean Broida, Susan Carillo, , Debbie Young, Sarah Pitkin
General Evaluator: James Graves
Joke Master: Carl Hendrickson

 

 

Speakers and Evaluators:

 

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Susan McConnell Mary Kay Spencer
2 Victor Mattison Sean Sheehan
3 Jim Salih Nancy Haparimwi
4 Steve Winheim Alan Kirby

 

Voting:

 

Most Improved: Nancy Haparimwi
Best Table Topics: Jean Broida
Best Evaluator: Alan Kirby
Best Speaker: Victor Mattison

 

Meeting Rating:                10.0

 

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting –    Debbie Young read the assigned roles

 

Meeting Adjourned:      9:04 PM

 

Members Present:

 

 

Bettag, Jack
Bone, Dean
Brandt, Howard
Broida, Jean
Brown, Gary
Bubash, James
Carrillo, Susan
Clark, Eric
Coco, Nicholas
Collier, Bill
Cripps, Grace
Denton, Kathy
Domian, Dave
Duncan, Stacy
Esswein, Mark
Foster, Ginny
Gawlak, Phil
Graves, James
Haparimwi, Nancy
Hatten, Kyle
Hendrickson, Carl
Jennings, Sera
Kaiser Jr, Max
King, Geoff
Kirby, Alan
Kiser, George
Kutell, Adam
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Mestdagh, Laurie
Palusci, Joumana
Paul, Jerry
Pitkin, Sarah
Puskarich, Rich
Salih, Jim
Schafroth, Kate
Sheehan, Sean
Schaper, Jim
Shields, Dick
Sowers, Judy
Spencer, Mary K
Stewart, Brent
Sullivan, Tim
Terrific, Tom
VanWinkle, Robert
Willard, Gina
Winheim, Steve
Young, Debbie

 

 

Attendance:       22 /37 members present –    59.45 % attendance
Visitors:                Jean Broida, Adila Zafer, Mary Shields Skaggs, Steve Horst, Erik Penfield, Janet Bold
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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New Club Officers Installed 1/3/2018

new officers

Officer at Large – Kathy Denton, Sargeant at Arms – Susan McConnell, Treasurer – Rich Puskarich, Secretary – Sean Sheehan, Vice-President Membership – Geoff King, Vice-President Education – Debbie Young, President – Rob VanWinkle and thank you to  Parshu Anantharam, Division A Director of District 8 for performing the installation. Vice-President Public Relations – Jim Bubash (not present). The roles these officers fill are vital in making the club work. Let’s give them a big thank you for making time in their busy schedules to perform these roles.

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Meeting Minutes – January 3, 2018

Meeting Minutes

South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: January 3, 2018
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme: No Theme
Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building
Called to Order: 7:00 PM
Presiding Officer: Kathy Denton and Rob vanWinkle, outgoing President and incoming President
Officers’ Reports: Kathy Denton – New officers will be installed today
Committee Reports:
 None
Unfinished Business:
 None
New Business:
 Induction of new officers by Parshu Anantharan – Division A Director of District 8:
o Officer at Large – Kathy Denton
o Sargeant at Arms – Susan McConnell
o Treasurer – Rich Puskarich
o Secretary – Sean Sheehan
o Vice-President Public Relations – Jim Bubash (not present)
o Vice-President Membership – Geoff King
o Vice-President Education – Debbie Young
o President – Rob vanWinkle
 Kathy Denton – We voted last meeting to hold a contest the 5 th Wednesday of January. We will
also have a visitor that evening to discuss Toastmaster’s new Pathways education program.
Kathy moved to hold the contest during ½ of the meeting and the Pathways presentation the
other ½. Howard Brandt seconded the motion. There was discussion about the possible length
the Pathways presentation and follow up question and answer could take. Kathy withdrew her
motion.
 Tom Terrific – Moved to dispense with the contest that was previously approved and have the
entire meeting for the Pathways presentation. Jack Bettag and Susan McConnell seconded.
There was discussion about this motion. Parshu Anantharan told about a Pathways meeting he
attended recently. Guest Jean Roida mentioned contests are important and time for them
shouldn’t be cut short. Rob vanWinkle supported the motion. Bill Collier suggested if the
Pathways presentation finishes early, we could adjourn the meeting early or have extended
table topics. The motion carried by a unanimous voice vote. The entire meeting on January 31 st
will be about the Pathways program. Kate Schafroth suggested we have a speaker talk about
the 2 year grace period Toastmaster will allow to complete the current communicator and
leadership programs it offers.
Announcements:
 Kathy Denton – Washington University has asked her to be on a curriculum committee to
develop its master’s degree in cyber security program
Meeting Roles:

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Toastmaster: Rich Puscharich
Greeter: None
Invocator / CLE: Max Kaiser
Grammarian: Steve Winheim – Word is astronomical – used 7 times
Time Keeper: Kathy Denton
Vote Counter: Nancy Haparimwi
Ah Counter: Sarah Pitkin – 37 crutch words were used
Camera Operator: Gary Brown
Table Topics: Jack Bettag – Theme is “In General, the Past”
General Evaluator: Susan McConnell
Joke Master: Bill Collier

Speakers and Evaluators:

Speakers Evaluators
1 Tom Terrific Susan Carillo
2 Howard Brandt Phil Gawlik
3 Geoff King Kate Schafroth
4 — — – — — –
Voting:
Most Improved: Nancy Haparimwi
Best Table Topics: Jean Roida
Best Evaluator: Kate Schafroth
Best Speaker: Howard Brandt
Meeting Rating: 9.8
Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Debbie Young read the assigned roles
Meeting Adjourned: 9:00 PM
Members Present:
Bettag, Jack ☒
Bone, Dean ☐
Brandt, Howard ☒
Brown, Gary ☒
Bubash, James ☐
Carrillo, Susan ☒
Clark, Eric ☐
Coco, Nicholas ☐
Collier, Bill ☒

Cripps, Grace ☐
Denton, Kathy ☒
Domian, Dave ☐
Duncan, Stacy ☐
Esswein, Mark ☐
Foster, Ginny ☐
Gawlak, Phil ☒
Graves, James ☐
Haparimwi, Nancy ☒

Hatten, Kyle ☐
Hendrickson, Carl ☐
Jennings, Sera ☐
Kaiser Jr, Max ☒
King, Geoff ☒
Kirby, Alan ☐
Kiser, George ☐
Kutell, Adam ☐

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Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan ☒
Mestdagh, Laurie ☐
Palusci, Joumana ☐
Paul, Jerry ☐
Pitkin, Sarah ☒
Puskarich, Rich ☒
Salih, Jim ☐
Schafroth, Kate ☒
Sheehan, Sean ☒
Schaper, Jim ☐
Shields, Dick ☐
Sowers, Judy ☐
Spencer, Mary K ☐
Stewart, Brent ☐
Sullivan, Tim ☐
Terrific, Tom ☒
VanWinkle, Robert ☒
Willard, Gina ☐
Winheim, Steve ☒
Young, Debbie ☒
Attendance: 19 /37 members present – 51.35 % attendance
Visitors:
 Adala Zafer, Jean Roida (belongs to a TM club in Boca Raton, FL)
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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Brian Ettling Interview

Brian EttlingPast member Brian Ettling was interviewed recently by KMOX radio.

Here’s is the link to his interview if you missed it.

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Scared Speechless – Free Book

If one of your goals for the new year is to improve your self-confidence and presentation skills, then Toastmasters is a great place to start.

Here’s a free book download to get you started and help to get those butterflies flying in formation. Click on this link!

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Meeting Minutes – December 20, 2017

7:00 - meeting called to order by Brent Stewart

Kathy Denton pres

business meeting

guests  Louis Van Winkle - Rob's dad.  first meeting
Nancy Cross - invited by Patricia

minutes of previous meeting - any other changes.  minutes accepted as sent

Officer reports none
commitee reports - Jim Bubash - Christmas party - 61.23 cost to club.  Requested funds from treasurer.  Already approved

no other committee reports

unfinished business - Goeff King and Max Kaiser judged the St. Louis urban debate contest at Pattonville hs

no new business

corresp and announcements - officers, please get dist 8 schedule for training sessions if you've not attended training yet

January has 5 weeks.  Nomination for theme was speech marathon and it was seconded.  Unanimously approved

business meeting concluded


toastmaster - Brent Stewart - member since october 1983 - 34 years

Brent got no certificate for training he recently attended.
This will be his last tm meeting until end of busy season until April 25th

theme for meeting - changes - big change in tax law
Sat Jan 20 - Brent will give speech on tax code changes at a Concord church. He'll send email to remind us closer to this date

Word for the evening:  Elucidate - use of word of the evening - 
tm //
grammarian //
ah counter /
camera operator /
vote counter /
table topics ////
speeches /
evaluators ///
general evaluator //
17 total uses

Max Kaiser - Twas the Night Before Christmas
Mark Esswein - The Gift that Keeps Giving
Mary K. Spencer - Pennys from Heaven
Rob Van winkle - Discovering Your Gifts

Evaluators
Stacy Duncan - 
Carl Hendrickson - 
Debbie Young - 
Jim Salih - 



Best table topics - Carl Hendrickson
best evaluator - Jim Salih
most improved - Mary K. Spencer
best speaker - Rob Van Winkle

General Evaluator - 9.3

Attendees:  1 Jim Bubash, 2 George Kiser, 3 Max Kaiser, 4 Rob Van Winkle, 5 Rich Puskarich, 6 Mary K. Spencer, 7 Judy Sowers, 8 Kathy Denton, 9 James Graves,
10 Stacy Duncan, 11 Mark Esswein, 12 Jim Salih, 13 Carl Hendrickson, 14 Howard Brandt, 15 Jerry Paul, 16 Brent Stewart, 17 Debbie Young, 18 Sean Sheehan,
19 Dave Domian

Meeting adjourned at 9:03
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Pathways Information

Pathways is the new educational program that Toastmasters International is starting.
This page will be used to collect resources to explain the new system.

Club members on the traditional program still have two years to earn any awards on the old system.

  • New members pay a one-time $20.00 fee that includes:
    • First path
    • Online copy of The Navigator (a how-to-start guide that replaces the new member kit)
  • New members who wish to receive a printed copy of The Navigator will be responsible for shipping costs.
  • Members who choose to purchase a printed copy of their path will be charged a $25.00 fee (all materials are DOWNLOADABLE FROM BASE CAMP FREE OF CHARGE)
  • The cost for each new path is $20.00
  • Current members will receive their first path at no cost

 

Here are some videos to get you started.


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