Toastmaster Meeting Minutes -08/07/2019

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: August 7, 2019

Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme: Inspiring Lessons About Work & Life

Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order: 7:02 PM

Presiding Officer: Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:

  • President – Corrections to the meeting minutes from last week: Kathy Denton not present at 07/31/2019.  
    • Turbobase crashed, investigating options, Sarah, Rich, Vic, committee looking at replacement tool 
    • Video permission forms passed out, please submit to Eli Hoxha
  • VP Sarah Xu-Template created for Agenda generation
    • Public Relations
      • Designed a flyer to post info about SCTM club
      • Social Media Marketing- looking at 
      • Professional Development-create a linked-in group as  a tool to expand outreach
  • Jim Saih-Room available for Youth Leadership 
    • Zach S. is looking at –will know by Friday (08/09/2019)-Event is September 10th

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • Two prospective members: 
    • Matt Clark –JD motion; Brant 2nd (mentor –JD)
    • Patrick Hunt –Sarah motion; JD 2nd (mentor –Robert)
  • Kaiser Jr. will need a kidney transplant 

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Sarah Xu and Zach Smelcer
Greeter: 
Invocator/CLE: VanWinkle, Robert
Grammarian: Brent Stewart -Confident
Time Keeper: Donald Coupe
Vote Counter:  Abdul Aden
Ah Counter: Stanley Monteiro
Camera Operator: Jacqueline Haar
Table Topics: Samira Mujdzic
General Evaluator: Robert Vanwinkle




Speakers and Evaluators:

 SpeakersEvaluators
1Krista Butler Beth Bridwell 
2James D PerperJerry Paul 
3Debbie YoungSarah Pitkin
4Kathy Denton Steve Winheim

Voting:

Most Improved:Samira Mujdzic
Best Table Topics: Abdul Aden
Best Evaluator:  Krista Butler
Best Speaker:Jerry Paul 

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul
Brandt, Howard
Bridwell, Beth

Bubash, James
Butler, Krista
Collier, Bill
Coupe, Donald
Clark, Matt

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
Stewart, Brent
Terrific, Tom
VanWinkle, Robert
Winheim, Steve
Xu, Sarah
Young, Debbie
Jeannie SpurgeonBeth Bridwell was present also☐

Meeting Rating: 10.0

Meeting Adjourned:  9:00 pm 

Attendance:  24/ 42 members in attendance.  –57% attendance 

Visitors:   

Submitted by Eli Hoxha, Secretary


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Meeting Minutes 07/31/2019

Meeting Minutes –July 31,2019
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: 07/31/2019

Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme: Beach Time   

Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order: 7:02 PM

Presiding Officer: Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:

  • President –Victor Mattison – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.
  • Donna created Talent Release (consent to post pictures and videos), asking all members to sign and turn in to Eli/Donna. 

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • Partick will join next week

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Met Life reported an incident -broken glass window and door (happened after hours). Asking to keep all windows and doors closed. 

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Susan McConnell
Greeter: Jim Salih
Invocator/CLE: Carol Hendrickson
Grammarian: Jackie Haar
Time Keeper: Eli Hoxha
Vote Counter: Jeannie Spurgeon
Ah Counter: Krista Butler
Camera Operator: Debbie Young
Table Topics: Bill Collier 
General Evaluator: Carl Hendrickson
Joke Master: Allison and Rich Puskarich, aka Sweet and Salty

Speakers and Evaluators:

 SpeakersEvaluators
1Donald CoupeJ.D. Perper
2Samira MujdzicCarl Hendrickson
3Sarah XuVictor Mattision
4Brent StewartMary K. Spencer

Voting:

Most Improved:Samira Mujdzic
Best Table Topics: Debbie Young
Best Evaluator:  Victor Mattison
Best Speaker:Brent Stewart

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul
Brandt, Howard
Bridwell, Beth
Bubash, James
Butler, Krista
Collier, Bill
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Harr, 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
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
Stewart, Brent
Terrific, Tom
VanWinkle, Robert
Winheim, Steve
Xu, Sarah
Young, Debbie



Meeting Rating: 9.0

Meeting Adjourned:  08:58 pm 

Attendance:  19/ 39 members in attendance.  – 48% attendance 

Visitors:   John 

Submitted by Eli Hoxha, Secretary

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Meeting Minutes 07/24/2019

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: July 24, 2019

Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme:    Busy Summers

Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order: 7:00 PM

Presiding Officer: Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:

  • President – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.
  • Rick Puskarich will hold an ask a VPE session on Wednesday, August 14th, 6:00. Members can come to the meeting early and ask the VPE about scheduling, pathways, etc.
  • Make up officer training was held on Tuesday night. Three officers attended.
  • There will be an SCTM officer meeting on July 31 at 6:00 before the regular meeting.
  • Vic reminded that each officer should have a mentor. Please check with Vic if you do not have one.

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • none

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Salih stated as general information that SCTM has been meeting at the MetLife Building since 2006. Alan Kirby confirmed it.
  • Kathy Denton suggested that members may not want to be fill-ins because that makes them ineligible for Table Topics. She suggested that we have a policy of letting fill-ins also be eligible for Table Topics.
  • There will be a Youth Leadership in mid-September. The exact date and location are still to be determined.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Sarah Pitkin
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Invocator/CLE: J. D. Perper
Grammarian: Donna Jordan
Time Keeper: Sarah Xu
Vote Counter:  Jim Salih
Ah Counter: Stanley Monteiro
Camera Operator: Samira Mudjzic
Table Topics: Mark K Spencer
General Evaluator: Alan Kirby
Joke Master: J.D. Perper



Speakers and Evaluators:

 SpeakersEvaluators
1Debbie YoungMike McCarty
2Beth BridwellVic Mattison
3Rich PuskarichKathy Denton
4Alan KirbyBrent Stewart

Voting:

Most Improved:Mike McCarty
Best Table Topics: Jim Salih
Best Evaluator:  Kathy Denton
Best Speaker:Rich Puskarich

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul
Brandt, Howard
Bubash, James
Butler, Krista
Collier, Bill
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Harr, 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
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
Stewart, Brent
Terrific, Tom
VanWinkle, Robert
Winheim, Steve
Xu, Sarah
Young, Debbie
Jeannie SpurgeonBeth Bridwell was present also☒

Meeting Rating: 9.7

Meeting Adjourned:  9:00 pm 

Attendance:  23/ 38 members in attendance.  – 61% attendance 

Visitors:   Patrick Hunt, Matt Clark, Adden LaCroix, Erica Connors

Submitted by Eli Hoxha, Secretary

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Meeting Minutes 7-17-2019

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                 July 17th, 2019

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  Cars

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.
  • President – Victor Mattison – Tuesday, July 23rd is officer make-up training at Grand Glaize Library, 1010 Meramec Station Road, Manchester, MO 63021 @ 6:30 pm.  It is important that all officers attend training to help us meet our distinguished club goals.  Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to attend.
  • There is an executive team meeting Wednesday, July 31st @ 6:00 pm.
  • Each new officer will be selecting a mentee for their role, if interested please reach out to Victor or one of the officers.

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • Induction of new member Jeanie Spurgeon

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • None

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:  George Kiser
Greeter:  Brent Stewart
Invocator / CLE:  Howard Brandt
Grammarian:   Rich Puskarich – word of the evening “trepidation” – used 12 times
Time Keeper:  Krista Butler
Vote Counter:  Abdul Aden
Ah Counter:   Brent Stewart – 14 crutch words
Camera Operator:  Mary K. Spencer
Table Topics:  Carl Hendrickson
General Evaluator:  Sean Sheehan

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Victor Mattison Bill Collier
2 Zach Smelcer Robert VanWinkle
3 Kathy Denton Donna Jordan
4 Beth Bridwell Debbie Young

Voting:

Most Improved: Beth Bridwell
Best Table Topics: Brent Stewart
Best Evaluator:  Bill Collier
Best Speaker: Kathy Denton

Members Present:

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

Meeting Rating:                            8.9

Meeting Adjourned:      9:02 pm

Attendance:  20/ 38 members present – 53% attendance

Visitors:   Aodhan LaCroix , Patrick Hunt

Submitted by Debbie Young

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Meeting Minutes 7-10-19

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   7/10/19

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Sure is Hot Outside!

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Debbie Young, Outgoing President – Vic Mattison, Incoming President

Officer Reports:               

  • Outgoing President –Debbie Young- No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.
  • Outgoing President – DebbieYoung – Officer Training – July 23rd 6:30-7:30 at St. Louis County Library – Grand Glaize Branch

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:     

  • None

New Business:

  • Angela Breinin Program Quality Director conducted Officer Installations for this term.

The Clubs new officers are:

Victor Mattison – President

Vice President of Education – Rich Puskarich

Vice President of Membership – Sarah Xu

Vice President of Public Relations – Donna Jordan

Secretary – Eli Hoxha

Treasurer – Mike McCarty

Sargent in Arms – Zach Smelcer

  • The Club reviewed Beth Bridwell’s membership  application, Vic Mattison made a motion for the Club members to vote to accept Beth as a new member and Sean Sheehan 2nded the motion. After the Club voted and approved Beth, Victor Mattison, President, inducted Beth Bridwell in as a new member with Sarah Xu as her mentor.

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Sean Sheehan – George Kiser’s mother passed away June 27th and the members will send him a sympathy card.
  • Kathy Denton  – Completed 2 outside presentations. The Cyber meeting on July 2nd and one at Rejis today. She has received Thank You letters that will be posted to the Club’s website.
  • Angela Breinin – Announced her goals as Program Quality Director are to focus on training and to increase the Pathway adoption rates. She reminded the Club that everyone will be on Pathways starting July 1, 2020 because the old program will cease to exist at that point.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:  Jerry Paul
Greeter: Rich Puskarich
Invocator/CLE: Eli Hoxha
Grammarian: Sarah Xu – Word of the evening “Awesome” was used 5
times during the meeting
Time Keeper: Mike McCarty
  Vote Counter: Samira Mujdzic
Ah Counter: Sean Sheehan – 43 crutch words and phrases noted
during the meeting
Camera Operator:  Krista Butler
Table Topics:  Alan Kirby
General Evaluator:  Debbie Young
Joke Master:  Sean Sheehan

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Howard Brandt Sandy Roll
2 Jim Salih Steve Winheim
3 Donna Jordan Zach Smelcer
4    

Voting:

Most Improved: Zach Smelcer
Best Table Topics: Krista Butler
Best Evaluator:  Bill Collier
Best Speaker: Donna Jordan

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bridwell, Beth  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Collier, Bill  
Coupe, Donald  
Denton, Kathy  
Harr, 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  
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  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Xu, Sarah  
Young, Debbie  
     

Meeting Rating:                9.0

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm

Attendance:  20/ 39 members in attendance.  – 52% attendance  

Visitors:   Audhan LaCroix, Maddie Penter, Fellan Ferguson and Angela Breinin

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Welcome New Members – Donald and Stanley

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the members of South County Toastmasters inducted Donald Coupe and Stanley Monteiro as new club members.  Shown in the photo below:  Stanley Monteiro, Rich Puskarich (Stanley’s mentor), Donald Coupe, Susan McConnell (Donald’s mentor).  Welcome to SCTM!!

Donald, Stanley New Members - 600

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Reminder – July 3rd Toastmasters meeting Cancelled

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