Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – January 15, 2020

Meeting Minutes, South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: January 15, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme:  Optimism
Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building
Called to Order: 7:00 PM
Presiding Officer:  JD Perper, President
Submitted By: Victor Mattison, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:       

President’s Report:

  • The JeffCo Challlengers club speech contest is being held next week and they need judges and other contest roles filled.  Please see Jim Bubash if you can help
  • There is a new club opening at Moneta Group in Clayton and an email went out asking for volunteers for a demo meeting on Thursday, January 16.  Victor Mattison agreed to serve as General Evaluator for that meeting.
  • A new committee is being formed to make signs for our new location.  Bill Collier will be asked to serve on this committee given his company’s expertise in signage.

Committee Reports:

  • Kathy Denton lead a discussion about our club speaking contest.  It was agreed this would be held on the 1st Wednesday of February, February 5.  The contest will include both Humorous Speaking and International (which means it’s a general speech, not required to be of any particular type or style).   Find here a copy of the 2019-20 Speech Contest Rulebook 

 Unfinished Business:     

  • Minutes from last week’s meeting had not been posted so they will be reviewed and approved at the next meeting

 New Business:   None

 Announcements:  None

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Debbie Young
Table Topics: Sean Sheehan
General Evaluator:  Sandy Roll
Grammarian: Matt Clark  
Time Keeper: JD Perper
Camera Operator:   Donald Coupe
Invocator / CLE: Donald Coupe
Joke Master:  Jim Bubash
Hot Seat: Donald Coupe
Greeter: Krista Butler
Vote Counter: Kathy Denton
Ah Counter:   Kim Bond

Word of the Day:  Cosmeticize, used 3 times

Speakers and Evaluators:

Speakers Evaluators
1 Jerry Paul Rich Puskarich
2 Rob Van Winkle Patrick Hunt
3 Victor Mattison Jeannie Spurgeon
4 Jim Salih Krista Butler

Voting:

Most Improved: Jeannie Spurgeon
Best Table Topics: Matt Clark
Best Evaluator: Patrick Hunt
Best Speaker Rob Van Winkle

Meeting Rating:                            9.7                                                                                            

 Meeting Adjourned:                  9:05 PM

Visitors:  

  • Bob Mahacek

Attendance:

This will later be shared via a link to the attendance records but, for now, here’s who attended this week:

Bond, Kim
Brandt, Howard
Bubash, James
Butler, Krista
Clark, Matt
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathyrn
Hunt, Patrick
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Paul, Jerald
Perper, James
Puskarich, Richard
Roll, Sandy
Salih, James
Sheehan, Sean
Spurgeon, Jeannie
Van Winkle, Robert
Young, Debbie

 

Secretary’s Attendance Information:

General Attendance:

  • This week:
48.7%
  • YTD average:
56.4%
  • YTD highest weekly % 
64.1% January 8, 2020
  • YTD lowest weekly % 
48.7% January 15, 2020

 

 Members with more than 75% attendance:

Bond, Kim 100%
Brandt, Howard 100%
Bubash, James 100%
Butler, Krista 100%
Clark, Matt 100%
Coupe, Donald 100%
Denton, Kathyrn 100%
Hunt, Patrick 100%
Mattison, Victor 100%
McConnell, Susan 100%
Paul, Jerald 100%
Perper, James 100%
Salih, James 100%
Sheehan, Sean 100%
Spurgeon, Jeannie 100%
Van Winkle, Robert 100%
Young, Debbie 100%


As we get through the next few meetings you’ll see additional statistics such as:
 

  • Attendance Records from January 2020 – present by person
  • Longest Current Streaks per person
  • YTD Attendance ranked by attendance
  • Weekly Award Winners and Words of the Day

 

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Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – January 8, 2020

Meeting Minutes, South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: January 8, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme:  Aspiration
Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building
Called to Order: 7:00 PM
Presiding Officer:  Victor Mattison, outgoing president & JD Perper, incoming president
Submitted By: Victor Mattison, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:       

President’s Report:

  • TLI leadership training event is being held January 11 at First Free Church, 1375 Carmen, Ballwin, MO – 9:30am – 2:30pm.  This is required for all incoming officers but is a great idea for any member who wants to further develop or brush up on leadership skills.  Everyone is encouraged to attend
  • The past 6-months have been very productive thanks to the contribution of many members.  The leadership team met in July and outlined our goals for the term. Here are a list of things that were accomplished:
    • Membership grew to 41 members
    • We reduced attrition 
    • 100% of all members are now on Pathways – this is a huge accomplishment
    • Recruited many newer members as first time officers
    • Most officers had an “assistant” in their role that helped fill in as needed and helped create a stronger bench of up-and-coming members
    • We instituted a new mentoring program which has been quite effective
    • A Club-Swap was done with the MAC Toastmasters, we visited their club in November and they came to ours in December
    • Successful open House
    • Completed a great Youth Leadership program graduating the largest number ever
    • SCTM has provided 4 Area Directors in past 2 years (King, Mattison, Paul and Bubash).  This is something we should continue.
    • We made a great early jump on the requirements for President’s Distinguished.  After January TLI we have only education goals to complete and have a good handle on how those will come together.
    • Created a new streamlined the new member packet replacing a costly and outdated binder with a 2-sided card/email that includes links to relevant resources.
    • Created a club calendar that shows annual activities and schedules (such as when elections are held, when nominating committees should be formed, when dues must be submitted, …
    • We found a new location.  After more than a decade at MetLife SCTM is moving to Sunset Hills Community Center starting on March 4.
  • The president passed out a trophy to each member as a demonstration that everyone can, indeed, be a winner.  What do you think about that, Steve Winheim and Sean Sheehan?

Committee Reports:

  • Kathy Denton presented a well deserved special award, the “Lifetime Achievement Award,  to our club’s founder, Howard Brandt who has been a part of Toastmasters for 56 years.

Unfinished Business:     

  • Minutes from last week’s meeting were reviewed and approved.

New Business:   

  • Officer installation – Phil Munro, Area 8 Director, was asked to conduct our new officer inductions.  He did a great job and was the first to welcome our new officers for the term of January 1 – June 30, 2020.  Those officers are:
      • President – JD Perper
      • Vice President, Education – Kathy Denton
      • Vice President, Membership – Matt Clark
      • Vice President, Public Relations – Susan McConnell
      • Treasurer – Patrick Hunt
      • Secretary – Victor Mattison
      • Sergeant at Arms – Debbie Young
      • Officer at Large – Jim Salih

Announcements:

  • JD Perper reminded everyone about the TLI on January 11.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Donald Coupe
Table Topics: Jeannie Spurgeon
General Evaluator:  Victor Mattison
Grammarian: Eli Hoxha
Time Keeper: Patrick Hunt
Camera Operator:   Michael McCarty
Invocator / CLE: Donna Jordan
Joke Master:  Steve Winheim
Hot Seat: Kathy Denton
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Vote Counter: Susan McConnell
Ah Counter:   Kat Higashino

Speakers and Evaluators:

Speakers Evaluators
1 Matt Clark Bill Collier
2 Kim Bond Jerry Paul
3 Jim Bubash Abdul Aden
4 Krista Butler Debbie Young

Voting:

Most Improved: Kim Bond
Best Table Topics: Rob Van Winkle
Best Evaluator: Bill Collier
Best Speaker Krista Butler

Meeting Rating:                            9.7                                                                                            

Meeting Adjourned:                  9:00 PM

Visitors:   

  • Mike, friend of Abdul’s
  • Millie, friend of Abdul’s
  • Elisha Simmons
  • Judy Perper, JD’s sister


Attendance:

This will later be shared via a link to the attendance records but, for now, here’s who attended this week:

Aden, Abdul
Bond, Kim
Brandt, Howard
Bubash, James
Butler, Krista
Clark, Matt
Collier, William
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathyrn
Higashino, Katsuko
Hoxha, Eli
Hunt, Patrick
Jordan, Donna
Mattison, Victor
McCarty, Michael
McConnell, Susan
Mujdzic, Samira
Paul, Jerald
Perper, James
Salih, James
Sheehan, Sean
Spurgeon, Jeannie
Star, Leah
Van Winkle, Robert
Winheim, Steven
Young, Debbie

 

Secretary’s Attendance Information:

General Attendance:

  • This week:
64.1%
  • YTD average:
64.1%
  • YTD highest weekly % (January 8, 2020)
64.1%
  • YTD lowest weekly % 

As we get through the next few meetings you’ll see additional statistics such as:

  • Attendance Records from January 2020 – present by person
  • Longest Current Streaks per person
  • YTD Attendance ranked by attendance
  • 75% Attendance Records – recognizing those who make 75% of the meetings
  • Weekly Award Winners and Words of the Day

 

 

 

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Holiday Party – December 18, 2019

 

The South County Toastmasters Holiday Party was held at Jefferson Barracks’ Lemay Pavilion on December 18, 2019.  Members, spouses, former members and friends were invited to attend.  Thanks to Jim Bubash, Kathy Denton and Donna Jordan for organizing this fun event.

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Xmas party 2

 

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New Club Officers – January 8, 2020

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The members of South County Toastmasters installed new officers during the January 8, 2020 meeting.  As shown in the photo above:  Kathy Denton – VP Education; Susan McConnell – VP Public Relations; Victor Mattison – Secretary; Matt Clark – VP Membership; J.D. Perper – President; Jim Salih – Officer at Large; Patrick Hunt – Treasurer; Debbie Young – Sergeant-at-Arms.  Thank you all for serving as officers for this term.

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2019 Anniversary Awards Listing

The Anniversary Awards given to members of South County Toastmasters in 2019 are listed in the December 18, 2019 Holiday Party Program shown in the link below.

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Anniversary Awards – Founding Member, Howard Brandt

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the founder of South County Toastmasters, Howard Brandt.  Howard has been a member of Toastmasters for 56 years.  His dedicated service to the Club has been the key to the success of South County Toastmasters.  We owe a debt of gratitude to Howard for all he has contributed to the progress of our Club.  Howard is shown below with Victor Mattison, President and Kathy Denton, Anniversary Award coordinator.

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Anniversary Awards – Lifetime Achievement

Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to individuals who have been members of South County Toastmasters for over 25 years.  The following members were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the Holiday Party on December 18, 2019:  Bill Collier (26 years); Brent Stewart (36 years); Steve Winheim (26 years).  Congratulations and thank you to Bill, Brent and Steve for your years of service to the Club.

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