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2010-05-20 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2542 Minutes

May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Congratulations all!

Our meeting was led by TM of the Day, Terry Bartholomew with the theme
“Favorite Relaxation Activities”.

Opening/Closing were provided by Trudie Root

Word of the Day: was provided by Earl White

Grammarian/Ah Counter was Cecilio “Rick” Ricardo

Listener was Andrea Clark

Timer was John Lemondes

Speakers were
Earl White who gave Project 5 from the Special Occasion Speeches manual,
“Accepting An Award”

Bob Bishop who gave Project 2 from the Speaking to Inform manual
“5%! Is it Real?”

Katrina Patillo who gave Speech 2 from the Basic Competent Communicator
“Smoking, It will Take Your Breath Away” — Organize Your Speech

Evaluators were Andrea Clark, Kim Humes and Dvija Malovic.

Master Evaluator was: Terry Bartholomew

Last week’s guests returned.

Cecilio “Rick” Ricardo became our newest member!

Guest John Lemondes returned and did our timing today!

Thanks for visiting us today.

Best Speaker was Katrina Patillo!
Best Evaluator was Andrea Clark!

Business from President Earl White:

Keep up the momentum!

1. Next week’s TM of the Day will be Kim Humes. She will be looking for
folks to take on various roles.

Our meeting will be in Room M5, on the Mezzanine level.

2. Mentors and Mentees – Let us know who you would like to be mentored by or be a mentor to. The TM education program and meetings have a lot to learn from and sometimes we need help with a speech, understanding the TM education program or have questions about how club meetings are run….so let us know. We’ll try to have a sheet at the meeting and ask that question to you.

3. Thanks to Leilani Lucas for suggesting that tent cards with members’
names be available at meetings so we can get to recognize and know other Toastmasters more quickly. Thank you Kim for taking this action so quickly!

4. TM of the Day Schedule – if you can’t fulfill this duty, let Carl and
Bert know.

Carl – June 3

Sheila – June 10

Nathalie – June 17

Lori – June 24

5. Officers needed!

We will be having a (s)election of New officers for the July 1- December 31

Our club is led by 7 officers – President, VP Education, VP Membership, VP
Public Relations, Secretary, Treasurer and Sgt at Arms.

Training is free at the Toastmaster Leadership Institute and each officer
receives a (free) manual.

Receive credit toward your Competent Leadership award by being an officer!

6. Duty Schedule sign up and how it works. We have a spreadsheet that goes
around at the

meeting to indicate what role you would like to perform at each meeting.
The schedule goes out

4-8 weeks. Most importantly, we’d like you to let us know when you can give

your next speech. Help us plan and schedule our upcoming meetings.

6A. Things change often so when you are ready to give your speech let the
TM of the Day know.

New members join and we need to incorporate them into the schedule. As you
can see, flexibility is the norm.

7. Why not work on your leadership and speech awards simultaneously? Don’t forget to bring in your Speaker and Leadership manuals. You can get credit for being Toastmaster of the Day, Evaluator, Table Topics
master, Timer and many of the other duties. Right after the meeting or
during the meeting, ask your fellow Toastmaster to provide a small
evaluation in your leadership book.

6. Guests (Past, Current)
For those guests who wish to join in May, the dues are $50 which includes
your speaking and leadership books and your magazine subscription as well as club dues. This covers you from May – September. In September all renewing members pay $36 for October – March time frame.

7. I may have missed some important details due to the fact that I had to
run to class today and leave the meeting early, so please let me know what important information I missed — Thanks!

Happy Speaking!


Carl Sabath

Vice President – Public Relations, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Area A1,

Division A, District 27

work email:

home email:

work: 703-695-2804

Carl E. Sabath
Service Design, RDT&E
OSD CIO Engineering Division

Phone: 703-695-2804

110 Boundary Channel Drive
North Parking, Pentagon


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