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2010-10-07 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2562 Minutes

October 7, 2010


2010-10-07 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2562 Minutes

Congratulations all!

My word of the day would have been ZEAL! Enthusiasm, excitement, fervor were all generated!

Welcome our newest member: Lilnell Small-Storm!!!!

Welcome guests: Mary Barajas (2nd timer), Lilnell Small-Storm, Michael
Ouzts, Ben Richardson!

We’re so glad you came to our contests today. We hope you will join our

Congratulate Carl Sabath for organizing the Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests!

Opening and Closing were provided by Andrea Clark

Timer extraordinaire was Kim Humes

Humorous Speech Contestmaster: Earl White

Contestants were:

Jesse Cruz: “My Pet Solomon”
Todd Oja “It’s No Problem…”
Kevin Unrue: “On the Metro”

Congratulations go to Kevin Unrue, our Humorous Speech Winner!!!!!!!

Table Topics Contestmaster: Terry Bartholomew

Our Contestants were:

James Adams, Dvija Malovic and Bert Romero

Congratulations go to Dvija Malovic, our Table Topics Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you to Judges: Jim Adams Terry Bartholomew, Andrea Clark, Rochelle
Unrue, Dvija Malovic, Bert Romero,
Earl White, Kevin Unrue Todd Oja, Jesse Cruz!

Thanks again to Timer: Kim Humes

1. Next week’s TM of the Day will be Bert Romero!

2. Support our contestants, Dvija Malovic and Kevin Unrue at the Area A1

Area A1 Contest: Friday, October 15 at Aurora Hills Recreation Center, 735
S.Hayes St, Arlington, VA — down the street from Macy’s across from the
Pentagon. Time 6-9pm: Cost is $5

Other Contests coming up:

Division A Contest: Thursday, October 28 at Aurora Hills Recreation Center,
735 S.Hayes St, Arlington, VA — down the street from Macy’s across from the
Pentagon. Time:

District 27 Conference: Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13,
part and full day of conference and
goodies including the District 27 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests.

3. Dues report: We have 26 member renewals so far and will appreciate dues
from outstanding folks.
We thank those who have already paid!

4. 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. Great Helmsmen
say “YES!”

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

6. Things change often so when you are ready to give your speech let the
TM of the Day know even if you aren’t “scheduled.” We can probably fit you

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.)

9. Distinguished Club Program – The More We Do as Individuals, the More
Goals Our Club Gets. So far the Club has completed 5 out of 10 goals!

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

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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