Revised Meeting Minutes 7-11-18

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

 

Meeting Date:                   7-11-18

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Modern Convenience

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Brent Stewart, President

 

Officer Reports:

  • President – Brent Stewart – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted.

 

  • President – Brent Stewart expressed his excitement for carrying out duties of the president and announced his 3 goals for his time in office: 1) Continue to grow membership 2) Achieve President’s Distinguished Club designation 3)  Encourage all to be good members i.e. read Debbie’s e-mails, respond promptly to Toastmaster and General Evaluator regarding participation in upcoming meetings, find replacements when unable to attend and notify the Toastmaster and General Evaluator the moment it is known you are unable to fulfill your role at a meeting.

 

Committee Reports:

  • None

 

Unfinished Business:

  • None

 

New Business:

  • Induction of officers: Jim Bubash, Area 4 District Director, inducted the new officers: President, Brent Stewart, Vice President Education, Debbie Young; Vice President Membership, Sarah Pitkin; Vice President Public Relations, Susan McConnell; Treasurer, Bill Hurston; Secretary, Sandy Roll; Sergeant at Arms, J.D. Perper.

 

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Kathy Denton encouraged everyone to read the monthly Toastmaster publication pointing out two especially good articles in the July magazine: The Anatomy of a Joke and The List.

 

  • Geoff King explained there are new flyers on Pathways being released that will aid individuals in choosing a path.

 

 

Meeting Roles:

 

Toastmaster: Victor Mattison
Greeter: Sarah Pitkin  
Invocator / CLE: Howard Brandt & Jim Bubash  
Grammarian:

 

Steve Winheim – word of the evening was Google, which was used 17 items.  
Time Keeper: Jim Salih  
Vote Counter:  Melissa Baldwin  
Ah Counter: Brent Stewart – 15 fillers/ crutch words used.  
Camera Operator: Bill Hurston  
Table Topics:  J.D. Perper  
General Evaluator: Bill Collier  
Joke Master:

Hot Seat:

Rick and Alex Puskarich

Kathy Denton

 

 

 

Speakers and Evaluators:

 

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Carl Hendrickson  Geoff King
2 Mary K Spencer Sandy Roll
3 Debbie Young Sarah Pitkin
4    

 

Voting:

 

Most Improved: Sandy Roll
Best Table Topics: George Kiser
Best Evaluator: Geoff King
Best Speaker: Carl Hendrickson

 

Meeting Rating:                9.5

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Read by Jack Bettag

 

Meeting Adjourned:  9:00 pm

 

Members Present:

 

 

Baldwin, Melissa  
Bettag, Jack  
Bold, Janet  
Boyland, Tom  
Brandt, Howard  
Broida, Jean  
Bubash, James  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
Dickson, Sandy  
Duncan, Stacy  
Fetter, John  
Gawlak, Phil  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hurston, Bill  
Kaiser Jr, Max  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Kutell, Adam  
Mattison, Victor  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Schafroth, Kate  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Sowers, Judy  
Spencer, Mary K  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Young, Debbie  
Zafer, Adila  
     

Attendance:   24/41 members present – 59 % attendance

Visitors:   Casey Hoffmann, Bob Bubash and Alex Puskarich

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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Meeting Minutes 7-11-18

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   7-11-18

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Modern Convenience

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Brent Stewart, President

Officer Reports:

  • President, Brent Stewart – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted.
  • President, Brent Stewart expressed his excitement for carrying out duties of the president and announced his 3 goals for his time in office: 1) Continue to grow membership 2) Achieve Distinguished Chapter Award 3)  Encourage all to be good members i.e. read Debbie’s e-mails, respond promptly to Toastmaster and General Evaluator regarding participation in upcoming meetings, find replacements when unable to attend and notify the Toastmaster and General Evaluator the moment it is known you are unable to fulfill your role at a meeting.

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • Induction of officers: Jim Bubash, Area 4 District Director, inducted the new officers: President, Brent Stewart, Vice President Education, Debbie Young; Vice President Membership, Sarah Pitkin; Vice President Public Relations, Susan McConnell; Treasurer, Bill Hurston; Secretary, Sandy Roll; Sergeant at Arms, J.D. Perper.

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Kathy Denton encouraged everyone to read the monthly Toastmaster publication pointing out two especially good articles in the July magazine: The Anatomy of a Joke and The List.
  • Geoff King announced there are new Pathways flyers being released that will aid individuals in choosing a path.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Victor Mattison
Greeter: Sarah Pitkin
Invocator / CLE: Howard Brandt & Jim Bubash
Grammarian:

 

Steve Winheim – word of the evening was Google, which was used 17 items.
Time Keeper: Jim Salih
Vote Counter: Melissa Baldwin
Ah Counter: Brent Stewart – 15 fillers/ crutch words used.
Camera Operator: Bill Hurston
Table Topics: J.D. Perper
General Evaluator: Bill Collier
Joke Master:

Hot Seat:

Rick and Alex Puskarich

Kathy Denton

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Carl Hendrickson  Geoff King
2 Mary K Spencer Sandy Roll
3 Debbie Young Sarah Pitkin
4

Voting:

Most Improved: Sandy Roll
Best Table Topics: George Kiser
Best Evaluator: Geoff King
Best Speaker: Carl Hendrickson

Meeting Rating:                9.5

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Read by Brent Stewart

Meeting Adjourned:  9:00 pm

Members Present:

Baldwin, Melissa
Bettag, Jack
Bold, Janet
Boyland, Tom
Brandt, Howard
Broida, Jean
Bubash, James
Collier, Bill
Denton, Kathy
Dickson, Sandy
Duncan, Stacy
Fetter, John
Gawlak, Phil
Hartupee, Anne
Hendrickson, Carl
Hurston, Bill
Kaiser Jr, Max
King, Geoff
Kirby, Alan
Kiser, George
Kutell, Adam
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Mestdagh, Laurie
Paul, Jerry
Perper, JD
Pitkin, Sarah
Puskarich, Rich
Roll, Sandy
Salih, Jim
Schafroth, Kate
Sheehan, Sean
Shields, Dick
Sowers, Judy
Spencer, Mary K
Stewart, Brent
Terrific, Tom
VanWinkle, Robert
Winheim, Steve
Young, Debbie
Zafer, Adila

Attendance:   24/41 members present – 59 % attendance

Visitors:   Casey Hoffmann, Bob Bubash and Alex Puskarich

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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Meeting Minutes – June 27, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

 

Meeting Date:                   June 27, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    No theme

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Rob Van Winkle, President

 

Officer Reports:

  • President – Rob Van Winkle – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted

 

Committee Reports:

  • None

 

Unfinished Business:

  • Rob Van Winkle, President – Election of officers – Jim Salih, Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, moved to dispense with a secret ballot for all unopposed candidates. Carl Hendrickson seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.  The candidates nominated for the upcoming term by the Nominating Committee are:  Brent Stewart for President; Carl Hendrickson seconded the nomination; there are no other nominations for this office; Brent Stewart was unanimously elected.  Debbie Young for Vice President Education; Max Kaiser seconded the nomination; there are no other nominations for this office; Debbie Young was unanimously elected.  Sarah Pitkin for Vice President Membership; Geoff King seconded the nomination; there are no other nominations for this office; Sarah Pitkin was unanimously elected.  Susan McConnell for Vice President of Public Relations; Geoff King seconded the nomination; there are no other nominations for this office; Susan McConnell was unanimously elected.  Bill Hurston for Treasurer; Geoff King seconded the nomination; there are no other nominations for this office; Bill Hurston was unanimously elected.  Sandy Roll for Secretary; Geoff King seconded the nomination; there are no other nominations for this office; Sandy Roll was unanimously elected.  JD Perper for Sergeant at Arms; Geoff King seconded the nomination; there are no other nominations for this office; JD Perper was unanimously elected.  Rob Van Winkle for Officer at Large; Max Kaiser seconded the nomination; there are no other nominations for this office.  Rob Van Winkle was unanimously elected
  • Rob Van Winkle, President – Congratulations to all who were elected as officers for the next term. He is working with our club’s newly elected Area Director, Jim Bubash, to schedule induction of these new club officers.  The induction ceremony will be July 11.  Please come to witness this fun and exciting event

 

New Business:

  • Kathy Denton – Made a motion to not have a meeting next week, July 4th. Howard Brandt seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.  The club will not meet on July 4th

 

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • None

 

Meeting Roles:

 

Toastmaster: Jerry Paul
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Invocator / CLE: Kathy Denton
Grammarian: George Kiser – Word of the evening is Hullabaloo.  It was used 13 times tonight
Time Keeper: Bill Hurston
Vote Counter: Rich Puskarich
Ah Counter: Bill Hurston – Crutch words were used 7 times tonight
Camera Operator: Rob Van Winkle
Table Topics: Steve Winheim – Kathy Denton, Rich Puskarich, Bill Hurston, George Kiser, Rob Van Winkle, Howard Brandt, Carl Hendrickson, Sean Sheehan
General Evaluator: Jerry Paul
Joke Master: Debbie Young

 

 

Speakers and Evaluators:

 

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Victor Mattison John Fetter
2 Bill Collier Anne Hartupee
3 Max Kaiser Sean Sheehan
4 Jim Salih Carl Hendrickson

 

 

 

 

Voting:

 

Most Improved: Anne Hartupee
Best Table Topics: Carl Hendrickson
Best Evaluator: Sean Sheehan
Best Speaker: Bill Collier

 

Meeting Rating:                9.0

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Not read

 

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm

 

Members Present:

 

 

Baldwin, Melissa  
Bettag, Jack  
Bold, Janet  
Boyland, Tom  
Brandt, Howard  
Broida, Jean  
Bubash, James  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
Dickson, Sandy  
Duncan, Stacy  
Fetter, John  
Gawlak, Phil  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hurston, Bill  
Kaiser Jr, Max  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Kutell, Adam  
Mattison, Victor  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Schafroth, Kate  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Sowers, Judy  
Spencer, Mary K  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Young, Debbie  
Zafer, Adila  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

Attendance:  18 / 41 total members present – 43.9 % attendance.  Based on the club’s rule regarding the definition of “active” membership, there are 34 active members.  For quorum purposes, there were 18/34 active members present – 52.9 %.  There was a quorum of active members at the meeting
Visitors:   Reagan Mattison
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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Meeting Minutes June 20, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

 

Meeting Date:                   June 20, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Father’s Day

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Debbie Young, Vice President Education

 

Officer Reports:

  • Vice President Education – Debbie Young – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted

 

  • Vice President Education – Debbie Young – Attended officer training this past weekend. Breakout sessions gave training on other topics.  Some of them were about performance evaluations, how to judge a contest, and pathways classes.  This training is free to attend and is held twice a year.  Everyone is welcome, not just new officers

 

Committee Reports:

  • Brent Stewart – Nominating Committee – The Committee nominates the following members as officers for the next 6 month term: President, Brent Stewart, Vice President Education, Debbie Young; Vice President Membership, Sarah Pitkin; Vice President Public Relations, Susan McConnell; Treasurer, Bill Hurston; Secretary, Sandy Roll; Sargeant of Arms, J.D. Perper; Officer at Large, Rob Van Winkle.  The club will vote for officers next week.  We need a quorum in order to hold this vote.  Please attend the meeting next week if possible

 

Unfinished Business:

  • Jim Bubash – The club’s summer picnic will be held on 9/23/18. There are 4 area parks available on this date.  They are Watson Trails, Suson Park, Crestwood Park, and Sylvan Springs.  Jim moved to hold the picnic at Crestwood Park at the same location as last year.  JD Perper seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

New Business:

  • Rich Puskarich – We have received a membership application from Melissa Baldwin. Dues have been received.  Brent Stewart moved to admit Melissa into the club.  Carl Hendrickson seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.  Sarah Pitkin will be Melissa’s mentor.  Welcome aboard Melissa!

 

Correspondence and Announcements:

 

  • Jim Bubash – He has prepared a Vice President of Public Relations duties manual. He will not be at the meeting next week and asks someone to share this manual with the incoming Vice President of Public Relations

 

  • Sean Sheehan – He has prepared a procedural sheet for secretary duties as well as a quorum attendance sheet. He will put copies of these documents in the secretary notes folder kept in the white plastic box and give copies to the incoming secretary.  This procedural reference sheet will also be available on the club website

 

Meeting Roles:

 

Toastmaster: Jim Salih
Greeter: Kate Schafroth
Invocator / CLE: Sandy Dickson
Grammarian: Rich Puskarich – word of the day is audacious.  It was used 20 times tonight
Time Keeper: Steve Winheim
Vote Counter: Bill Collier
Ah Counter: Sandy Roll – crutch words were used 11 times tonight
Camera Operator: Sean Sheehan
Table Topics: Rich Puskarich – Melissa Baldwin, Howard Brandt, Kate Schafroth, Sean Sheehan, Bill Collier, Sandy Roll, Steve Winheim, Sandy Dickson
General Evaluator: Debbie Young
Joke Master: Carl Hendrickson

 

 

Speakers and Evaluators:

 

  Speakers Evaluators
1 John Fetter Mary K. Spencer
2 Sarah Pitkin JD Perper
3 Bill Hurston Brent Stewart
4    

 

 

 

 

Voting:

 

Most Improved: Sandy Roll
Best Table Topics: Sandy Dickson
Best Evaluator: Brent Stewart
Best Speaker: Bill Hurston

 

Meeting Rating:                No rating given

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Read by Debbie Young

 

Meeting Adjourned:      8:45 pm

 

Members Present:

 

 

Baldwin, Melissa  
Bettag, Jack  
Bold, Janet  
Boyland, Tom  
Brandt, Howard  
Broida, Jean  
Bubash, James  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
Dickson, Sandy  
Duncan, Stacy  
Fetter, John  
Gawlak, Phil  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hurston, Bill  
Kaiser Jr, Max  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Kutell, Adam  
Mattison, Victor  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Schafroth, Kate  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Sowers, Judy  
Spencer, Mary K  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Young, Debbie  
Zafer, Adila  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

Attendance: 20 / 41 total members present – 48.78 % attendance.  Based on the club’s rule regarding the definition of “active” membership, there are 36 active members.  For quorum purposes, there were 20/36 active members present – 55.56%.  There was a quorum of active members at the meeting
Visitors:   Suzie Fetter, Melissa Baldwin
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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Welcome our new member, Melissa Baldwin

Meet our newest member Melissa Baldwin.  She joined out club on June 20.   Pictured on the left is her mentor Sarah Pitkin.

Welcome Melissa, were are all pleased that our joined our club.

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Mark Scharenbroich

Here’s another great speaker we can all learn from – Mark Scharenbroich.

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Meeting Minutes June 13, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

 

Meeting Date:                   June 13, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    With a nod to George Gershwin, “Summer Time and the Living is Easy”

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Rob Van Winkle, President

 

Officer Reports:

  • President – Rob Van Winkle – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted

 

Committee Reports:

  • Rob Van Winkle – Nominating Committee – Changes have been made from last week’s announcement of nominees for the officers for next term. Rob would like to read the list next week and on June 27th and have the club vote on the nominees on June 27th.  The Committee is still looking for a nominee for the office of Sargeant at Arms.  If anyone is interested in holding any of the offices next term, please discuss with a Committee member.  The Committee members are Rob Van Winkle, Jim Salih, Brent Stewart, Sarah Pitkin, and Adam Kutell.  Just after the meeting ended, a member expressed interest in the position of Sargeant at Arms

 

  • Kathy Denton – Picnic Committee – Kathy moved to hold the club’s annual picnic on September 23rd. Janet seconded the motion.  A discussion was had on what park the picnic would be held at.  The motion was unanimously approved.  The picnic will be held on September 23rd.  The club has allocated funds and fixed the date.  The Committee will pin down the location

 

Unfinished Business:

  • None

 

New Business:

  • Geoff King, Vice President Membership – We received a new member application from JD Perper. Howard Brandt moved to approve the application.  Carl Hendrickson and Geoff King seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Carl Hendrickson – Five South County Toastmasters members and a former member will put on a comedy show on Sunday June 24th from 3-5 pm. See Carl for a flyer describing the event
  • Geoff King – The first opportunity to attend new officer training at the Toastmasters Leadership Institute is June 16th. The event will be held at Lindenwood University – Belleville, 2600 West Main St., Belleville, IL 62226.  Doors open for registration at 8:00 am.  Light breakfast and lunch will be served.  To register, go to the website at dist8tm.org.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the responsibilities of each officer position and all are encouraged to attend.  Officers for next term are strongly encouraged to attend for this reason.  Also, the club gets credit toward earning the Distinguished Club Award for new officers receiving this training.    There will be other breakout sessions providing training on a variety of interesting topics

 

Meeting Roles:

 

Toastmaster: Sandy Dickson
Greeter: Rich Puskarich
Invocator / CLE: Geoff King
Grammarian: Bill Hurston – Word of the evening is remarkable.  It was used 26 times tonight
Time Keeper: Tom Boyland
Vote Counter: Adila Zafer
Ah Counter: Bill Collier – Crutch words were used 21 times tonight
Camera Operator: Rich Puskarich
Table Topics: Janet Bold – Kate Schafroth, Bill Collier, Adila Zafer, Kathy Denton, Bill Hurston, JD Perper
General Evaluator: Susan McConnell
Joke Master: Kathy Denton

 

 

Speakers and Evaluators:

 

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Victor Mattison Sandy Roll
2 Carl Hendrickson Rob Van Winkle
3 Alan Kirby Geoff King
4 Anne Hartupee Sean Sheehan

 

 

 

 

Voting:

 

Most Improved: Anne Hartupee
Best Table Topics: Adila Zafer
Best Evaluator: Geoff King
Best Speaker: Alan Kirby

 

Meeting Rating:                9.8

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Read by Rob Van Winkle

 

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm

 

Members Present:

 

 

Bettag, Jack  
Bold, Janet  
Boyland, Tom  
Brandt, Howard  
Broida, Jean  
Bubash, James  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
Dickson, Sandy  
Duncan, Stacy  
Fetter, John  
Gawlak, Phil  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hurston, Bill  
Kaiser Jr, Max  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Kutell, Adam  
Mattison, Victor  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Schafroth, Kate  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Sowers, Judy  
Spencer, Mary K  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Young, Debbie  
Zafer, Adila  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

Attendance: 21 / 40 members present – 52.5 % attendance
Visitors:   JD Perper
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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