Meeting Minutes – April 18, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

 

Meeting Date:                   April 18, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme: No theme.  This was a themeless meeting

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

 

  • President – Rob Van Winkle – On behalf of the executive committee, the club has attained 8 of the 10 goals needed to achieve the distinguished club award. We should attain all 10 by the end of June

 

Committee Reports:

  • None

 

Unfinished Business:

  • Debbie Young – Last week we opened a discussion about how to conduct the 5th meeting in May. Jim Bubash moved to discuss the available options.  Kath Schafroth seconded.  Jim offered the suggestion of a speech marathon with a round robin evaluation opened to all members if the speaker would like this.  A discussion was held with points made by Kate Schafroth, Carl Hendrickson, Kathy Denton, and Debbie Young.  Jim withdrew his original motion and made a substitute one; that the club conduct a speech marathon during this meeting.  Sandy Dickson seconded.  This motion was approved by a majority of the vote.  Jim Bubash moved that the speech marathon have a round robin evaluation if speakers want to do this.  This issue was tabled in the interest of time.

 

New Business:

  • Mary K. Spencer – Next week is the graduation for the Youth Leadership Program. There will be 5 student speakers and no evaluations.  Alan Kirby will do a commencement speech and be evaluated by Tom Terrific.  Table Topics will be done at end of meeting

 

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • The Division A speech and evaluation contests will be held this Saturday at the Jefferson County Library located at 1701 Missouri State Road, Arnold, Missouri 63010. Doors open at 12:30, briefings take place at 12:45, and the contest begins at 1:00.  All are welcome.  Good luck to our members Susan McConnell and Adam Kutell as they participate in this level of the contests.

 

Meeting Roles:

 

Toastmaster: Jerry Paul
Greeter: Carl Hendrickson
Invocator / CLE: Mark K. Spencer
Grammarian: Janet Bold – Aspiration – used 20 times tonight
Time Keeper: Anne Hartupee
Vote Counter: Jim Bubash
Ah Counter: Kathy Denton – 28 filler words used tonight
Camera Operator: John Fetter
Table Topics: Max Kaiser – Tom Boyland, Mary K. Spencer, Jim Bubash, Geoff King, Susan McConnell, Carl Hendrickson, Kate Schafroth
General Evaluator: Kate Schafroth
Joke Master: Susan McConnell

 

 

Speakers and Evaluators:

 

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Victor Mattison Sarah Pitkin
2 Bill Collier Brent Stewart
3 Adila Zafer Rob Van Winkle
4 Debbie Young George Kiser

 

 

 

 

Voting:

 

Most Improved: Adila Zafer
Best Table Topics: Carl Hendrickson
Best Evaluator: Rob Van Winkle
Best Speaker: Debbie Young

 

Meeting Rating:                No rating

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Mary K. Spencer read the schedule

 

Meeting Adjourned:      9:05 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  
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: 26 / 39 members present – 66.67 % attendance
Visitors:   Carol Mchown, Jenn Reckert
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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Meeting Minutes – April 11, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

 

Meeting Date:                   April 11, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Perseverance in the Face of a Challenge

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

 

  • Debbie Young – The month of May will have a 5th meeting.  She is soliciting how members would like to conduct that meeting.  Rob Van Winkle – sometimes we have a speech marathon or a contest.  Jim Bubash and Vic Mattison like tall tale contests.  Jim Salih – are there any requirements that we need to meet before 6/30/18 for awards?  Debbie Young – no, none that would be affected by the type of meeting we have.  Kate Schafroth – likes tall tale contests, and organizing a contest could help someone meet a requirement.  The date is May 30th.   The issue was tabled for consideration to be discussed again next week.

 

Committee Reports:

  • None

 

Unfinished Business:

  • None

 

New Business:

  • Geoff King – An application for new membership has been received from Tom Boyland. The treasurer has received payment for membership dues.  Tom found out about Toastmasters from his employer’s HR department.  Rich Puskarich moved to admit Tom as a member and Geoff King seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.  His mentor will be Jim Salih

 

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Bubash – The club website has been updated to highlight the Speakers Bureau. If anyone would like to be added to this list, offering to be an outside speaker, please tell him

 

  • Kathy Denton – She gave a presentation at Washington University on cyber security

 

  • Geoff King – The Division 8 speech and evaluation contests will be held on April 21st at the Jefferson County Library. Doors open at 12:30, briefings take place at 12:45, and the contest begins at 1:00.  All are welcome

 

  • Victor Mattison – Geoff King has been asked to take a position as Director of Area F. Congratulations to Geoff for the recognition he has received as a Toastmasters leader

 

Meeting Roles:

 

Toastmaster: Kate Schafroth
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Invocator / CLE: Adila Zafer
Grammarian: Rob Van Winkle – word of the evening is Beatinest – It was used 11 times tonight
Time Keeper: George Kiser
Vote Counter: John Fetter
Ah Counter: Janet Bold – crutch words were used 39 times tonight
Camera Operator: Adam Kutell
Table Topics: Mary K. Spencer – Susan McConnell, Bill Hurston, John Fetter, Rich Puskarich, Geoff King, Tom Boyland
General Evaluator: Victor Mattison
Joke Master: Jim Bubash

 

 

Speakers and Evaluators:

 

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Sandy Roll Carl Hendrickson
2 Stacy Duncan Sean Sheehan
3 Anne Hartupee Jim Salih
4 Jerry Paul Kathy Denton

 

 

 

 

Voting:

 

Most Improved: Stacy Duncan
Best Table Topics: Bill Hurston
Best Evaluator: Kathy Denton
Best Speaker: Jerry Paul

 

Meeting Rating:                9.8

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

 

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  
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:  25 / 39 members present – 64.10 % attendance
Visitors:   Tom Boyland
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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Meet Our New Member

Big welcome to our newest member, Tom Boyland.   He was inducted into our club at the April 11 2018 meeting.  Show is our President Rob VanWinkle and his mentor Jim Salih.

 

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Meeting Minutes – April 4, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

 

Meeting Date:                   April 4, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  April Fools

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

 

  • Jim Bubash – The club’s Executive Committee met tonight. Our club has a program called the Speakers Bureau.  He will make it more prominent on the website.  He will add anyone that wants to be on the list.  People sometimes call the club and ask for speakers for an event.  As an example, Tom Terrific talks about butterflies and speaking skills

 

Committee Reports:

  • None

 

Unfinished Business:

  • None

 

New Business:

  • Steven Winheim – We have the new white board. It has a clip at the top.  It is magnetic with magnets provided.  It has adjustable legs to change the height and comes with new markers.  The cost was $82.85.  Jim Salih moved to reimburse Steve for this cost.  Jerry Paul seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved

 

  • Max Kaiser – Congratulations to the club’s speech contest winners from this past weekend. Susan McConnell won the International Speech Contest and Adam Kutell won the Evaluator Contest.  Geoff King and Victor Mattison organized well-run contests.  Congratulations to them also

 

  • Debbie Young – New member applications have been received from Sandy Dickson and Bill Hurston. The treasurer has received payment for their membership dues.  Sandy Roll moved to forego the need to escort out of the room the applicants and the guests.  Sean Sheehan seconded this motion.  It was unanimously approved.  Debbie Young moved to admit the applicants into the club.  Sandy Roll and Bill Collier seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.  Susan McConnell will mentor Sandy and Mary K. Spencer will mentor Bill

 

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Debbie Young – Sarah Pitkin received the Competent Leader Award. Congratulations Sarah; it is the culmination of a lot of effort.

 

  • Debbie Young – Susan McConnell is the Sargeant at Arms. Debbie encourages all in attendance to coordinate with Susan at the beginning and end of the meetings to help in the set up and tear down process.  It’s an opportunity to learn about the equipment we use at the meeting and the other processes we follow.  Thanks for your help

 

Meeting Roles:

 

Toastmaster: Rich Puskarich  
Greeter: Howard Brandt  
Invocator / CLE: Sarah Pitkin  
Grammarian: Tom Terrific – “Give it some welly” is the phrase of the evening – The phrase was used 6 times tonight  
Time Keeper: Sandy Roll  
Vote Counter: Steve Winheim  
Ah Counter: Adila Zafer – Crutch words were used 7 times tonight  
Camera Operator: Jack Bettag  
Table Topics: John Fetter – Susan McConnell, Janet Bold, Rob Van Winkle, Debbie Young, Jack Bettag, George Kiser  
General Evaluator: Bill Collier  
Joke Master: Sean Sheehan  

 

 

Speakers and Evaluators:

 

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Kate Schafroth Jean Broida
2 Mary K. Spencer Jerry Paul
3 Jim Salih Phil Gawlak
4 Max Kaiser Sandy Dickson

 

 

 

 

Voting:

 

Most Improved: Mary K. Spencer
Best Table Topics: Janet Bold
Best Evaluator: Sandy Dickson
Best Speaker: Max Kaiser

 

Meeting Rating:                9.4

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Look at website for next week’s schedule

 

Meeting Adjourned:      9:05 pm

 

Members Present:

 

 

Bettag, Jack  
Bold, Janet  
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  
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:  26 / 38 members present – 68.42 % attendance
Visitors:   Sandy Dickson, Josephine Emde, Jack Charlton, Jen Reckert, Kristen Reiter, Bill Hurston
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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Pathways Q&A

Q:  Do I get credit for meeting roles in Pathways?

A:  Yes, for some of the roles. You are required to complete, Table Topicsmaster, Evaluator and Toastmaster to complete level three of your path. Keep in mind, every meeting roles serves an important function in executing a successful Toastmaster meeting!

Q:  How do I get credit for the meeting roles I serve while in Pathways?

A:  Log into Base Camp, and go to “My Account.” There is a place to record the most recent time you have completed the following roles: Ah-Counter, General Evaluator, Grammarian, Speech Evaluator, Timer, Toastmaster and Table Topicsmaster. See the Base Camp Job Role Quick Reference for step by step instructions.

Q:  Where can I store my evaluations and project documentation?

A:  Base Camp has six folders that you can upload your documentation. See the Uploading Documents to Base Camp Quick Reference for step by step instructions.

 

Submit Pathways questions to the VPE for future Q&A articles.

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Meet our two new members

Congratulations to our newest members. Shown from the left are Susan McConnell who will be the mentor for Sandy Dickson and  Bill Hurston with his mentor Mary K Spencer.  They were inducted into our club on April 4.  We are all glad that you decided to join our team.

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Big Cheers to Sarah Pitkin

Big congratulations go to Sarah Pitkin for receiving her Competent Leader Award at our April 4 meeting.  Shown with our President, Rob VanWinkle.

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