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2010-06-24 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2547 Minutes

June 24, 2010


Congratulations all!

2010-06-24 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2547 Minutes


Our meeting was led by TM of the Day, Kim Humes with the theme
“End of the School Year”.

Welcome First-Timers:

Glenn Kerr and Faheem Ramadan. We hope you will sign up as members.

Opening was provided by Dvija Malovic

Closing was provided by Dvija Malovic

Word of the Day: SURCEASE was provided by Kim Humes

Grammarian/Ah Counter was Andrea Clark

Listener was Andrea Clark

Timer was Cecilio Ricardo

Table Topics Master was Carl Sabath.

Carl Sabath, gave an educational presentation from the Better Speaker
Series, “Speech Topics”

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

Master Evaluator was Earl White

Congratulations to Earl White for being Best Table Topic Speaker!

Congratulate members Earl White and Terry Bartholomew who will be Area Governors for Areas A1 and A3, respectively starting July 1!

Business from President Earl White:

Keep up the momentum!

1. Next week’s TM of the Day will be Sheila Lane (to be verified).

We will be in Room M-3.

She will be looking for folks to take on various roles.

2. Reminder, please be courteous to our TM of the Day and let him/her know
that you won’t be able to make it.

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.

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

Dvija – July 8

5. Officer Slate – email was sent out for members to vote on the slate of
new officers
for the July 1- December 31 term.

President: Bert Romero

VP- Education: Cecilio Ricardo

VP- Membership: Andrea Clark

VP- Public Relations: Derrick Ingle

Secretary: Ronald Tam

Treasurer: Carl Sabath

Sergeant at Arms: Earl White

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!

Officers can look on District 27 TM website for training:

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.)

8. Guests (Past, Current, Future)

For those guests who wish to join in July, the dues are $38 which includes

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

club dues. This covers you from July – 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:

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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