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2010-07-01 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2548 Minutes

July 1, 2010

2010-07-01 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2548 Minutes

Congratulations all!

Our meeting was led by TM of the Day, Carl Sabath with the theme

Opening was provided by Kim Humes

Closing was provided by Kim Humes

Word of the Day: AUSPICIOUS was provided by Trudie Root

Grammarian/Ah Counter was Bert Romero

Listener was Earl White

Timer was Leilani Lucas

Table Topics Master was Kim Humes.

Terry Bartholomew, gave an educational presentation from the Better Speaker
Series, “Organizing Your Speech”

We also had 3 speeches:

Dvija Malovic with Speech 2, “The Glory of Disorganization”

Earl White with Speech 5, Advanced Manual – Speaking to Inform, “Fishing
Tips and Tricks”, The Demonstration Talk

Cecilio Ricardo with Speech 1, “My Air Force and My Family”, Ice Breaker

Master Evaluator was Terry Bartholomew

Evaluators were – Bert Romero, Trudie Root and Kim Humes, respectively

Best Speaker went to Cecilio Ricardo

Best Table Topics went to Bert Romero

Best Evaluation went to Kim Humes

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

Bert – July 8 Preparation and Practice

Kim – July 15 Taking the Terror Out of Talk

Earl – July 22 Impromptu Speaking

Business from President Bert Romero:

Keep up the momentum!

1. Next week’s TM of the Day will be Earl White for meeting 2549.
We will be in Room M-3.

He 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. Your 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: Dvija Malovic

Officers need to attend training
Training is available:

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

5. 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.)

7A. Distinguished Club Program – The More We Do as Individuals, the More
Goals Our Club Gets

President Bert Romero challenges us to complete our individual goals:

Goal 1 — 2 folks complete their Competent Communicator manuals

Goal 2 — 2 more CC’s completed

Goal 3 — 1 Advanced Communicator Award completed

Goal 4 — 1 more AC Award completed

Goal 5 — 1 Competent Leader, Advanced Leader or Distinguished TM Award

Goal 6 — 1 more CL, AL or DTM completed

Goal 7 — 4 new members join

Goal 8 — 4 more new members join

Goal 9 — Officers are trained at both Summer and Winter TLI training

Goal 10 — New Club Officer Lists are handed in on time and Dues submitted
to TM Int’l on time.

Earn 5 Goals – Club is Distinguished

Earn 7 Goals – Club is Select Distinguished

Earn 9 Goals – Club is President’s Distinguished

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.

Happy Speaking!


Carl Sabath

Treasurer, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Area A1,
Division A, District 27
work email:
home email:
work: 703-695-2804


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