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2010-08-19 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2555 Minutes

August 19, 2010

2010-08-19 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2555 Minutes


Congratulations all!

We had 1 guest:

Pranay Juyal from a TM Club in Bangalore, India

Congratulations to our newest member: Jesse Cruz!

Our meeting was led by TM of the Day, Bert Romero with the theme
“Protecting 3 lbs”

Opening and Closing were provided by Katrina Patillo

Word of the Day: DISPARITY was provided by Guest Pranay Juyal
Grammarian/Ah Counter was Dvija Malovic

Listener was Ronald Tam

Timer was Trudie Root

Table Topics Master was Jesse Cruz

Speaker today was Jim Adams,
“My Life On the Run”:

Master Evaluator was Leilani Lucas

Evaluator was Carl Sabath

Best Table Topic Speaker was Pranay Juyal!!!!!

Business from President Bert Romero:

Keep up the momentum! Protect Your 3lb with Positive Attitudes!

1. Next week’s TM of the Day will be Leilani Lucas for meeting 2556.
We will be in Room B-10.

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

3. 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.

4. Things change often so when you are ready to give your speech let the
TM of the Day know.

5. New members join and we need to incorporate them into the schedule. As you can see, flexibility is the norm.

6. Contests coming in September:

Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests will be held on September 23.

Hold that date.

Plan to participate – hopefully as a contestant in one or both contests and
also as Possibly Sgt at Arms, Timer, Ballot Counter, Contestmaster, or Judge. As discussed, contests will be held during normal meeting time/location.

Speech contestants will get manual credit for their speeches.

Speeches are to be between 4.5 and 7.5 minutes maximum. Table Topics must be 1-2.5 minutes maximum.

Leadership opportunities exist for being contestmaster or helping to run the contest.

7. 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.

8. 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 completed

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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