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2010-08-12 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2554 Minutes

August 12, 2010

2010-08-12 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2554 Minutes


Congratulations all!

We had 6 first-time guests:

James “Jim” Adams
Jesse Cruz
Linda McGuire
Jonathan Unrue
Matthew Unrue
Samuel Unrue

And 2 returning guests:

Shawn Malone
Kevin Unrue

We hope you all will decide to become members!

Congratulations to our newest member: James “Jim” Adams!

Our meeting was led by TM of the Day, Trudie Root with the theme

Opening and Closing were provided by Katrina Patillo

Word of the Day: BATTOLOGY was provided by Linda McGuire

Grammarian/Ah Counter was Earl White

Listener was Jim Adams

Timer was Jesse Cruz

Table Topics Master was Bert Romero

Speaker today was Carl Sabath,
“Resolving Conflict”:
Leadership Excellence Series Speech

Master Evaluator was Carl Sabath

Evaluator was Kevin Unrue

Best Table Topic Speaker was Katrina Patillo!!!!!

Business from President Bert Romero:

Keep up the momentum! Create Your Own Inspiration!

1. Next week’s TM of the Day will be Bert Romero for meeting 2555.
We will be in Room B-10.

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.

Please let us know: 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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