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2010-10-21 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2564 Minutes

October 21, 2010

2010-10-21 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2564 Minutes

Fantastic meeting all!

Congratulate Carl Sabath for leading the meeting with the theme “Special

Welcome newly inducted members Todd Oja and Lilnell Small-Storm!!

We are so glad our guests, Duane Durant (2nd time guest) and Robert Groves
came to our meeting! We hope they will decide to join us!

Congratulate Jesse Cruz for completing his 5th speech, half way to his
Competent Communicator!

Opening was provided by Jim Adams
Closing was provided by Derrick Ingle

Word of the Day was LIMINAL and was provided by Rochelle Unrue

Grammarian was provided by Matthew Unrue

Ah Counter was provided by Samuel Unrue

Listener/Quizmaster was Lilnell Small-Storm

Tip on vocal variety was provided by Lori Gilbert

Ballot Counter was Duane Durant, guest

Timer was Andrea Clark

Table Topics Master: Terry Bartholomew

Our speakers were:

Todd Oja, speech 1, “The Important of Being…”

Jesse Cruz, speech 5, “Everybody Wins DC”

Dvija Malovic, speech 4, “True Love”

Table Topics Speakers were: Lori Gilbert, Jim Adams, Cecilio Ricardo, Earl
White and Robert Groves!

Congratulations to Dvija Malovic for being best Best Speaker !!!!!!!!!!!!

And to Earl White as Best Table Topics Speaker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And to Cecilio “Rick” Ricardo for Best Evaluator!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Next week’s TM of the Day tentatively will be Andrea Clark!
We will be in Room B-10

At the moment, many folks want to give speeches, so we will be having a

2. Support our contestants, Dvija Malovic and Kevin Unrue at the Division A

Division A Contest: Thursday, October 28 at Aurora Hills Recreation Center,
735 18 St S, Arlington, VA — down the street from Macy’s across from the
Pentagon. Time: 6-9pm

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.
Friday, November 12 includes a speech by 2010 World Champion of Public
And the District 27 Table Topics Contest. You get to hear 10 Division
Contest winners answer
Table topics questions.
Saturday, November 13 includes various educational sessions, lunch and the
District 27 Humorous Speech Contest — You get to hear 10 funny speeches!

Cost is $20 for Friday evening, $60 for Saturday’s events and includes
lunch. See more info at the district 27 website:

3. Up and Coming:

October 28 morning – Regular meeting, Andrea Clark TM
October 28 evening – Division A Contests
November 4 morning – Regular meeting, TMoD Jim Adams
November 11 – Veterans’ Day – NO MEETING
November 12/13 – District 27 Conference – District 27 Contests
November 18 morning – Regular meeting, TMoD Earl White, A1 Area Gov
December 2 morning – Regular meeting, TMoD Dvija Malovic

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.

9. Coming up soon in November/December : We elect officers : President,
VP-Education, VP-Membership, VP-Public Relations, Secretary, Treasurer and
Sergeant at Arms semiannually. Free training and book are provided.
These are ways for you to get leadership credit toward your leadership

10. Distinguished Club Program – The More We Do as Individuals, the More
Goals Our Club Gets. So far the Club has completed 6 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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