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2010-07-22 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2551 Minutes

July 22, 2010

2010-07-22 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2551 Minutes

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Congratulations all!

Our meeting was led by TM of the Day, Dvija Malovic with the theme
“Personal Growth”

Thank you to our guests, Diane Greenbaum, Shawn Malone and Kevin Unrue for attending and participating at our club today! We hope you will decide to become Helmsmen members.

Opening and Closing was provided by Carl Sabath

Word of the Day: TRUCULENT was provided by Dvija Malovic

Grammarian/Ah Counter was Cecilio Ricardo

Listener was Diane Greenbaum

Timer was Shawn Malone

Table Topics Master was Cecilio Ricardo

Tip was provided by Earl White on “Impromptu Speaking” — this is one of the
Toastmaster Better Speaker Speeches that we have been having during the last
couple of months.

Next Better Speaker Speech will be
Kim – July 29 Taking the Terror Out of Talk

Speaker today was Bert Romero, Speech 10,Basic Manual,
Speak to Inspire, “Colombia’s 200th Birthday”

Master Evaluator was Carl Sabath

Evaluator was Andrea Clark

Best Table Topic Speaker was Dvija Malovic!!!!!

Business from President Bert Romero:

Keep up the momentum!

1. Congratulate Rick Ricardo and Ronald Tam for attending TLI Officer
training. Reminder to Officers: attend officer training this weekend.

2. Next week’s TM of the Day will be found shortly for meeting 2552.
We will be in Room M-3.

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

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

3. Contest Planning and Contests coming in September:
We will be having Humorous Speech and Table topics Contests in September. All members in good standing can participate in either or both contests. If speaking, you can get someone to evaluate your speech and get credit for that speech.

So the question is: which date would you prefer to have the contest on :
September 16, September 23 or September 30? Let Bert know your preferences. We’d like to see maximum participation by club members.

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. 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.

6. Things change often so when you are ready to give your speech let theTM 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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