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2010-11-04 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2566 Minutes

November 4, 2010

2010-11-04 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2566 Minutes

The rain does not stop Helmsmen from having a great meeting!

Congratulate Area A1 Governor Earl White for leading the meeting with the
Theme “Veterans Day”

Opening was provided by Lilnell Small-Storm
Closing was provided by Samuel Unrue

Word of the Day was SURMOUNT and was provided by Andrea Clark/presented by
Carl Sabath

Grammarian was provided by Bert Romero

Ah Counter was provided by Rochelle Unrue and Dvija Malovic

Listener/Quizmaster was Dvija Malovic

Tip was provided by Matthew Unrue about injecting enthusiasm into your

Other tips:
Reminder, at the end of your speech, say “Mr. Toastmaster” or “Madam

Don’t forget the “handshake” after you’ve spoken at the lectern. This is
the official handoff of the lectern to the next speaker.

Ballot Counter was Matthew Unrue

Timer was Samuel Unrue

Table Topics Master: Bert Romero

Our speakers were:

Dvija Malovic, speech 5 , “Universal Language”

Jim Adams, speech 3,”Be the Chain Breaker”

Table Topics Speakers were: Todd Oja, Lilnell Small-Storm, Rochelle Unrue!

Master Evaluator was Carl Sabath

Evaluators were Terry Bartholomew and Todd Oja

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

And to Rochelle Unrue as Best Table Topics Speaker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And to Terry Bartholomew for Best Evaluator!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Reminder, next week,November 11, there is NO Meeting due to Veterans

But On November 18, TM of the Day will be Dvija Malovic! We will be in Room

2. Membership Drive – VP Membership Andrea Clark encourages you to bring a
friend, co-worker, employee With you to the meeting. The more you bring,
you could earn a leadership

3. President Bert Romero asks us to consider whether you would like to
celebrate the end of the year with
A. Dinner at a restaurant during non club-time after work, the club would
contribute $5 per member.
B. Holiday meeting during the last meeting of the year December 16, where
we would have just table topics and there would be an exchange of gifts for
whoever would like to participate. This is the perfect regifting place. We
have done this in the past and everyone has fun. Usually, we invite past
Helmsmen as a type of reunion as well.
C. Some combination of the above or other suggestion. Remember this club
belongs to the members not to the club officers so your input is needed!

Please let Bert know what you’d like to do.

4. 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
Speaking 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:

5. Up and Coming:

November 11 – Veterans’ Day – NO MEETING
November 12/13 – District 27 Conference – District 27 Contests
November 18 morning – Regular meeting, Dvija Malovic
November 25 – Thanksgiving Day – NO MEETING
December 2 morning – Regular meeting, TMoD Jim Adams

6. 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!”

7. 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.

8. 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

9. 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.

10. Why not work on your leadership and speech awards simultaneously?
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.

11.********** Coming up soon in November/December : We elect officers :
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
awards. Earl White as Immediate Past President heads up the Nominating

Remember – Great Helmsmen say “YES!”

You can do it — President
You can do it — Vice President Education
You can do it — Vice President Membership
You can do it — Vice President Public Relations
You can do it — Secretary
You can do it — Treasurer
You can do it — Sergeant at Arms

12. 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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