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2010-02-25 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2530 Notes

February 25, 2010

2010-02-25 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2530 Notes

Subject: Helmsmen TM Meeting 2530 Notes
Thursday, February 25, 2010


Word of the day was: FRUCTUOUS

Tanasha Hardy was our 3rd-time attending guest and helped with timing
duties.. We hope you will join our club. Thanks again for participating.

We had an extended table topics session.


1. Next meeting is March 4. We will be in Room B-2. Looking for a TM of
the Day. If it’s your first or second time taking on this duty, we are
always glad to assist in contacting folks.

2. Thursday March 11 is our International Speech and Evaluation Contests.
Kim Humes is the Contest coordinator.
She will be contacting you to find out if you will be a contestant or help
out in another way (Judge, Sgt at Arms, Timer, Etc.)

The International Speech contest. Contestants normally need to have given 6
speeches to compete. This is the speech that goes from Club, to Area, to
Division, to District and then to International. This speech is usually an
inspirational type speech meaning you’ve had some experience over which you
have triumphed. It can contain humor as well.

Evaluation contest. Yes this is a contest of how well folks evaluate
speeches. There is what is called a Model Speaker who gives a 5-7 minute
speech which all the evaluation contestants will evaluate in 2-3 minutes.
Only qualification is that contestants be members in good standing of their

Please consider being a contestant. If being a contestant seems really
challenging, there are other ways to participate. You can be the
Contestmaster, Chief Judge, a regular Judge, Timer/Ballot Counter, Sgt at
Arms, Model Speaker.

Note all speeches during contests are given manual speech credit; if
participating, make sure you get another club member to evaluate your

3. Due to light turnout today, I did not pass around our schedule of
duties. Please let us know how you can participate at the next 4-8
meetings. This helps us plan.

4. March is dues month.

Renewing Members pay $36 in March for April through September.
New Members pay $62 for March-September.

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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