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2010-06-10 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2545 Minutes

June 10, 2010

2010-06-10 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2545 Minutes

June 10, 2010

Congratulations all!

Our meeting was led by TM of the Day, Carl Sabath with the theme
“Courage”. (Sheila did the legwork and provided the theme — thank you)

Welcome First-Timers:

Rona Green, who helped us listen today and

Dmitry Novak, who helped us with timing duties.

Welcome back, guest John Lemondes, who helped with ballot counting!

Opening was provided by Terry Bartholomew

Closing was provided by Bert Romero

Word of the Day: BANAL was provided by Andrea Clark

Grammarian/Ah Counter was Carl Sabath

Listener was Rona Green/Andrea Clark

Timer was Terry Bartholomew

Table Topics Master was Bert Romero. Great questions!

Kim Humes, gave an educational presentation from the Better Speaker
Series, “Know Your Audience”

Other officers will be presenting speeches from the Better Speaker series
over the next several weeks.

Katrina Patillo spoke on “Unsung Heroes”
Andrea Clark spoke on “Choosing Your Ministry”
Trudie Root spoke on “How to Get Published”

Master Evaluator was Carl Sabath

Evaluator for Katrina’s speech was Leilani Lucas
Evaluator for Andrea’s speech was Mike Santivasci
Evaluator for Trudie’s speech was Bert Romero

Best Speaker was Katrina Patillo!
Best Table Topic Speaker was Leilani Lucas!
Best Evaluator was Mike Santivasci!

Business from President Earl White:

Keep up the momentum!

1. Next week’s TM of the Day will be Andrea Clark. We will be in Room B-10.
She will be looking for folks to take on various roles.

So far possible Speakers for next week are:
Ron, Cecilio, Leilani, Sheila

Bert Romero will be presenting “Creating An Introduction”

3. 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.

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

Andrea – June 17

Lori – June 24

Ron – July 1

Dvija – July 8

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!

Attached is a brief about positions. Take them with a grain of salt.

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.

We will try to provide a list of duties you have done since January or since
you joined and
We can catch you up in your Competent Leadership Manual. (A couple of you
have already asked and will be provided
With the list of duties you have performed at previous meetings.)

6. Guests (Past, Current, Future)

For those guests who wish to join in June, the dues are $44 which includes

your speaking and leadership books and your magazine subscription as well as

club dues. This covers you from June – September. In September all

renewing members pay $36 for October – March time frame.

We will get an award in the Beat the Clock program with a few more new
members. Can you help us get there?

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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