Book Giveaway Tonight

Tonight, I’m giving away old books and manuals that relate to speaking, presentation skills and old Toastmaster printed materials. These are all free and you just have to let me know if you are interested.

Watch the club Zoom meeting tonight at 7 p.m. – May 27, 2020

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Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – May 20, 2020

Meeting Date:May 20, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme:Regular Meeting – Theme: “New Companions”
Meeting Location:Remote Video Meeting 
Called to Order:7:00 PM
Presiding Officer: JD Perper, President
Submitted By:Victor Mattison, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:  

JD reported that at the district meeting some changes were made to the assignment of clubs within the district (i.e. some are changing “area” assignments to help balance resources. He also shared that the national organization has lost about 10% of its members.  Lots of attention is being dedicated to how to grow.

Kathy shared we achieved our President’s Distinguished award and thanked all members

Kathy shared meetings are posted for June.  Due to lower membership numbers some members are being assigned to multiple roles, this being required to fill all the roles.  When you check the schedules, be sure you’re not there twice.

Committee Reports:

Nominating Committee – Jerry Paul presented the slate of officers for the next term (which starts July 1).

  1. President – Jerry Paul
  2. VPE – Kat Higashino
  3. VPM – Brent Stewart
  4. VP-PR – Partick Hunt
  5. Secretary – Kathy Denton
  6. Treasurer – Kim Bond
  7. Sergeant at Arms – Jim Salih
  8. Officer at Large – Susan McConnell

Unfinished Business:     None

New Business:     

Jim Salih proposed that we reduce the number of speakers to three and reinstate the GE role during the time that we’re meeting remotely.  After being seconded there was discussion. The motion was passed overwhelmingly.

Sean Sheehan proposed a motion to form a PR committee that he would chair.  This is part of an award program he’s working on. After being seconded there was no discussion and the motion was passed overwhelmingly.

Jim Salih will be posting the meeting to YouTube.

Announcements:    

Congratulations to Debbie Young for achieving her 4th level in Pathways.   She was recognized for earning the “Triple Crown” at the district meeting.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:Kat Hagashino
Table Topics:Patrick Hunt
Grammarian:George Kiser
Time Keeper:Robert Mahacek
Invocator / CLE:Steve Winheim
Joke Master: Debbie Young
Vote Counter:Kim Bond

Word of the Day:  Four or Fore (or any derivation) used 15 times, 8 by Debbie Young

Speakers and Evaluators:

SpeakersEvaluators
1Alan KirbySandy Roll
2Victor MattisonRobert Van Winkle
3Brent StewartPrathyush Viswaroopan
4Bill CollierDonald Coupe

Voting:

Best Table Topics:Sean Sheenan
Best Evaluator:Donald Coupe
Best SpeakerBrent Stewart

Meeting Rating: Excellent                                                                                                               

Meeting Adjourned:                  8:35 PM

Visitors:    

Elango, a former member who was invited by Jim Salih


Attendance:

Bond, Kim
Bubash, James
Collier, William
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Higashino, Katsuko
Hunt, Patrick
Kirby, Alan
Kiser, George
Mahaceh, Bob
Mattison, Victor
Paul, Jerald
Perper, James
Roll, Sandy
Salih, James
Sheehan, Sean
Stewart, Brent
Van Winkle, Robert
Viasaroopan, Prathyush
Winheim, Steven
Young, Debbie

Secretary’s Attendance Information:

General Attendance:

This week:52.5%
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Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – May 13, 2020

Meeting Minutes

South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: May 13, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme: What have you liked about the shutdown?
Meeting Location: Remote Video Meeting 
Called to Order: 7:00 PM
Presiding Officer:  JD Perper, President
Submitted By: Victor Mattison, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:  

Kathy Denton reported that many members had asked not to be scheduled in June and she may need help getting the roles filled.

JD reminded everyone that the district meeting will be held this weekend via Zoom.   Kathy Denton will attend to vote on behalf of the club.  Jerry Paul said the contests will be as follows:     7:30 Friday – Humorous Speech Contest.   4:45 Saturday – International Speech Contest

Committee Reports:

Nominating Committee – Debbie Young reported that most of the roles have been filled.  She needs someone for Secretary and Sergeant at Arms.

  • President – Jerry Paul
  • VPE – Kat Higashino
  • VPM – Brent Stewart
  • VP-PR – Partick Hunt
  • Treasurer – Kim Bond
  • Officer at Large – Susan McConnell

 Unfinished Business:     None

 New Business:     None

 Announcements:    None

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Jim Salih
Table Topics: Donald Coupe
Grammarian: Bill Collier
Time Keeper: Kat Higashino
Invocator / CLE: Bob Mahacek
Joke Master:  Victor Mattison
Vote Counter: Kathy Denton

Word of the Day:  Gravitas, used 5 times

Speakers and Evaluators:

Speakers Evaluators
1 Kim Bond Patrick Hunt
2 Steve Winheim Jerry Paul

Voting:

Most Improved: Kim Bond
Best Table Topics: Kathy Denton
Best Evaluator: Jerry Paul
Best Speaker Steve Winheim

Meeting Rating:                            9.7                                                                                             

Meeting Adjourned:                  8:23 PM

Visitors:    

  • Andrew May
  • Mandi


Attendance:

Bond, Kim
Bubash, James
Collier, William
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Higashino, Katsuko
Hunt, Patrick
Kiser, George
Mahaceh, Bob
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Paul, Jerald
Perper, James
Salih, James
Sheehan, Sean
Stewart, Brent
Van Winkle, Robert
Winheim, Steven
Young, Debbie

Secretary’s Attendance Information:

General Attendance:

This week – 47.5% of members

 

 

 

 

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Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) – April 29, 2020

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957)  

Meeting Date: April 29, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme:  Benefits of Toastmasters
Meeting Location: Remote Video Meeting 
Called to Order: 7:00 PM
Presiding Officer:  JD Perper, President
Submitted By: Victor Mattison, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:   None

Committee Reports:

Victor Mattison shared an overview of the changes that Jim Salih, Kathy Denton and he are proposing to be made to the club’s constitution and bylaws.  A copy of the proposed changes will be sent to all members and we’ll vote on the changes next week.

Unfinished Business:  None

New Business:  None

Announcements:  None

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Kat Higashino
Table Topics: Kat Higashino
Grammarian: Kim Bond 
Time Keeper: Bob Mahaceck
Invocator / CLE: Rob Van Winkle
Joke Master:  Several
Vote Counter: Susan McConnell

Word of the Day:  Myriad, used 3 times

As this was the fifth Wednesday of the month we did a unique meeting which included two rounds of table topics, two rounds of Toatmasters-themed quizzes and a bracket-styled joke contest between 8 members.  Each of the three sections will have a winner.

Voting:

  • Table Topics Contest #1: Brent Stewart
  • Table Topics Contest #2:  Kim Bond
  • Toastmasters Content #1:  Jim Salih
  • Toastmasters Contest #2:  Nancy Whately-Blaine
  • Joke Contest: Debbie Young

Speakers and Evaluators:

Meeting Rating:                      Great Remote Meeting                                                                       

Meeting Adjourned:                  8:47 PM

Visitors:    

Nancy Whatley-Blaine, President of Moneta Voices, a corporate club in Clayton

Attendance:

Bond, Kim
Bubash, James
Haar, Jackie
Higashino, Katsuko
Mahaceh, Bob
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Perper, James
Roll, Sandy
Salih, James
Stewart, Brent
Van Winkle, Rob
Young, Debbie

Secretary’s Attendance Information:

General Attendance:   This week – 35%

 

 

 

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Meeting Minutes – South County Toastmasters – April 15, 2020

Meeting Minutes Submitted by Kathy Denton

Rob started the meeting and because he was concerned about running out of time (we were using the free version of Zoom), he decided to skip the business meeting and do the speeches first.  We did get our time extended.  It appears a person who is new to zoom gets 3 free extensions.

From Turbobase:
Meeting Date and Time   15 April 2020, 7:00pm
Meeting Title / Theme   Spring showers bring May flowers
Pre Meeting Notes       Gardening, favorite flowers, spring things.

Meeting Minutes and Notes
Toastmaster     VanWinkle, Robert
Table Topics Master     Bond, Kim
Grammarian      Winheim, Steve
Timer   Denton, Kathy
Speaker 1       Kirby, Alan
Speaker 2       Terrific, Tom
Speaker 3       Paul, Jerry
Speaker 4       Salih, Jim
Evaluator 1     Hunt, Patrick
Evaluator 2     McConnell, Susan
Evaluator 3     Young, Debbie
Evaluator 4     Roll, Sandy
Invocator/CLE   Viswaroopan, Prathyush
Joke Master     Hunt, Patrick
Hot Seat        Mattison, Victor
Attendees (I took pictures of the zoom list):
Donald Coupe
Donna Jordan
Jerry Paul
Jim Salih
Kat
Kim Bond
Susan McConnell
Patrick Hunt
PV
Robert Mahacek
Sandy Roll
Steve Winheim
Tom Krauska/Terrific
Kathy Denton
Rob Van Winkle
Jim Salih
Alan Kirby
Brent Stewart
Debbie Young
Jerry Paul

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Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: April 22, 2020
Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting
Theme: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
Meeting Location: Remote Meeting via Zoom
Called to Order: 7:00 PM
Presiding Officer: JD Perper, President
Submitted By: Victor Mattison, Secretary

Officers’ Reports:
None

Committee Reports:

  • Kathy Denton reminded the club that, despite the current plan to meet remotely, we need an event chairperson.
  • The club’s By-Laws are being updated to reflect changes due to Pathways, changes to fees and to streamline the format and organization of the material. An updated version will be sent for the club’s review and comment prior to a vote as to whether the changes will be approved

Unfinished Business:

  • The nominating committee has begun working on candidates for next term. If you are interested to serve in an officer’s role please let them know. The committee includes; Debbie Young, Jerry Paul, and George Kiser

New Business:

  • JD got a call from a district representative about the spring meeting, May 15-16. The meeting will be held via Zoom. Information is available on the district 8 website, http://www.dist8tm.org

Announcements: None

Meeting Roles:

  • Toastmaster: Sandy Roll
  • Table Topics: Jim Salih
  • Grammarian: Bob Mahacek
  • Time Keeper: Jeannie Spurgeon
  • Invocator / CLE: Debbie Young
  • Joke Master: George Kiser
  • Vote Counter: Debbie Young

Word of the Day: Paragon, used 6 times

Speakers and Evaluators:

Debbie Young gave a presentation on messaging within Pathways

Speakers

  • Susan McConnell
  • Kathy Denton
  • Jim Bubash

Evaluators

  • Kim Bond
  • Jerry Paul
  • Tom Terrific

Voting:

  • Best Table Topics: Bob Mahacek
  • Best Evaluator: Jerry Paul
  • Best Speaker: Susan McConnell

Meeting Rating: Great Remote Meeting

Meeting Adjourned: 8:43 PM

Visitors: None

Attendance:

Here’s who attended this week:

Bond, Kim
Bubash, James
Coupe, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Higashino, Katsuko
Hunt, Patrick
Kirby, Alan
Kiser, George
Mahaceh, Bob
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Paul, Jerald
Perper, James
Roll, Sandy
Salih, James
Spurgeon, Jeannie
Stewart, Brent
Terrific, Tom
Viasaroopan, Prathyush
Young, Debbie

Secretary’s Attendance Information:

General Attendance:

This week: 50.0%

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