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2010-07-29 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2552 Minutes

July 29, 2010

2010-07-29 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2552 Minutes

Helmsmen TM 2552 Meeting Notes

July 29, 2010

Congratulations all!

Our meeting was led by TM of the Day, Carl Sabath with the theme
“Power and Power Outages”

Opening and Closing were provided by Bert Romero

Word of the Day: BREVITY was provided by Nathalie Carey

Grammarian/Ah Counter was Bert Romero

Listener was Nathalie Carey

Timer was Derrick Ingle

Table Topics Master was Trudie Root

Next Better Speaker Speech will be
Kim – August 5 Taking the Terror Out of Talk

Speaker today was Carl Sabath,
“The Visionary Leader”:
Leadership Excellence Series Speech

Master Evaluator was Carl Sabath

Evaluator was Bert Romero

Best Table Topic Speaker was Nathalie Carey!!!!!

Business from President Bert Romero:

Keep up the momentum! Create Your Own Vision Statement!

1. Congratulations – 6 of our 7 officers have completed officer training.

2. Next week’s TM of the Day will be Earl White for meeting 2553.
We will be in Room M-3.

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

TM Earl White
OP Leilani Lucas
CL Katrina Patillo
WD Lori Gilbert
GR Nathalie Carey
AH Sheila Lane
LI Crystal Jimson
TIP Kim Humes
SP Trudie Root
SP Jay McColgan
SP Ronald Tam
ME Open
EV Dvija Malovic
EV Mike Santivasci
EV Bert Romero

2A. 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. 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 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 August, the dues are $32 which includes your speaking and leadership books and your magazine subscription as well as club dues. This covers you from August- September. In September all renewing members pay $36 for October – March time frame. To pay through March, guests would therefore pay $68.

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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