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2010-01-21 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2526 Notes

January 21, 2010

2010-01-21 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2526 Notes


Hi All,

Congratulations on another special meeting!

Our theme today was “Dreams”. Word of the day was: MALLEABLE

We had 3 guests today. Thank you Joseph Delaney and Karen Nakama for attending. We are so glad you came and hope we will see you next week!

We inducted new member, Matthew Hall, into the Helmsmen Toastmaster ranks.

Area A1 Governor John “JJ” Johnson, our 3rd guest, attended and inducted our new officers.

Nino Dobrovic gave his speech “Two Boys” based on the Organize Your Speech objective from the Basic Manual.
Earl White gave his speech “Catastrophe in Haiti” based on project 5 in the Advanced Storytelling manual.
With the completion of this speech, Earl has earned his Advanced
Communicator Bronze award! Congratulations, Earl!

Evaluators were Earl White for Nino’s speech and Bert Romero for Earl’s

Table Topics winner was our guest Karen Nakama. Best Speaker was awarded to
Nino Dobrovic.

Word of the Day and Opening/Closing thoughts were presented by Andrea Clark.

Grammarian/Ah Counter was provided by Joseph Delaney.

Matthew Hall did our timing and Nino Dobrovic helped out with the Listener duties.


1. Next meeting is January 28. Michael Santivasci will be the TM of the
Day. We will be in Room B-2.

2. Plan ahead. Please use this time to think about how often you can
Give speeches and put yourself on the calendar to do so. Giving speeches and
performing different roles at the meeting is how we achieve our individual
and club speaking and leadership goals. Let me know when you can give your
next speech. A schedule of duties for each meeting is passed around.

4. Also, don’t forget to bring your leadership book to the meeting. Varying
the roles you perform at meetings will help you earn Competent Leader

5. Please continue to invite members. The club is more energetic with more
members. More members bring in more ideas!

6. The Club has met 3 out of 10 goals so far. 5 or 6 complete goals met
makes the club a Distinguished Club, 7 or 8 goals met make the club Select
Distinguished and 9 or 10 goals met make the club a President’s Select
Distinguished Club. When you speak and lead you help meet your goals and the club’s goals!

Happy Speaking!


Carl Sabath
Vice President – Public Relations, Helmsmen Toastmasters
Club 2412, Area 1, Division A, District 27
work email:
home email:
work: 703-695-2804

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