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2010-07-15 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2550 Minutes

July 15, 2010

2010-07-15 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2550 Minutes

Congratulations all!

Our meeting was led by TM of the Day, our President, Bert Romero with the theme “Goal Setting!!”

Opening was provided by Earl White

Closing was provided by Earl White/Bert Romero

Word of the Day: HEINOUS was provided by Dvija Malovic

Grammarian/Ah Counter was Carl Sabath

Listener was Sheila Heyward-Snipes

Timer was Trudie Root

Table Topics Master was Dvija Malovic.

Speakers were

Earl White, Speech 4, Speaking to Inform, “Fact Finding Report: BP Oil”

Cecilio “Rick” Ricardo, Speech 2, Basic Manual, “Photograhy Crash Course”

Ronald Tam, Speech 4, Basic Manual, “US/UK Divide”

Master Evaluator was Andrea Clark/Bert Romero

Evaluator were Carl Sabath, Ronald Tam, Sheila Heyward-Snipes, respectively

Table Topic Master was Dvija Malovic

Table Topics Speakers – Andrea Clark, Carl Sabath

Best Evaluation went to Andrea Clark!

Best Speaker was Cecilio Ricardo!

Welcome Back to Sheila Heyward-Snipes, hope you can rejoin the club soon!

More Better Speaker Series speeches coming your way ————-

Earl – July 22 Impromptu Speaking
Kim – July 29 Taking the Terror Out of Talk

Business from President Bert Romero:

Keep up the momentum!

1. Congratulate Area Governor Earl White on getting his Advance Leader
Bronze award!

2. Next week’s TM of the Day will be found shortly for meeting 2551.
We will be in Room M-3.

Your TM of the Day will be looking for folks to take on various roles.

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

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.)

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.

Distinguished Club Program:

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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