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2010-11-18 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2567 Minutes

November 18, 2010

2010-11-18 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2567 Minutes


Congratulate Dvija Malovic for leading the meeting with the
Theme “Healthy Communication”

We had first-timer James Ploski as our guest. We hope you will decide to
join as a member.

Opening was provided by Jim Adams
Closing was provided by Andrea Clark
Word of the Day was PROPINQUITY and was provided by Samuel Unrue
Grammarian was provided by James Ploski
Ah Counter was provided by Bert Romero
Listener/Quizmaster and Timer was Jim Adams
Ballot Counter was Duane Durant

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

Table Topics Master: Terry Bartholomew

Our speakers were:

Rochelle Unrue, speech 2 ,Basic Communications Manual, Organize Your Speech, “ThanksgivING”

Earl White, speech 3, Advanced Manual on Public Relations, The Persuasive Approach’ “Resource and Foster Parenting”

Mike Santivasci, speech 4, Basic Communications Manual, Get to the Point,
“The Marines Ball”

Table Topics Speakers were: Carl Sabath, Andrea Clark, James Ploski!

Master Evaluator was Todd Oja

Evaluators were Matthew Unrue, Sheila Lane, Bert Romero/Dvija Malovic

Congratulations to
Rochelle Unrue for being best Best Speaker !!!!!!!!!!!!
And to Andrea Clark as Best Table Topics Speaker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And to Sheila Lane for Best Evaluator!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Reminder, next week,November 25, there is NO Meeting due to
Thanksgiving Day!

But On December 2, TM of the Day will be Jim Adams! 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 book!

3. What do you think? 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.

5. Up and Coming:

December 2, Regular Meeting, TMoD Jim Adams

December 9, Regular Meeting, TMoD Rick Ricardo

December 16, holiday meeting, TMoD Katrina Patillo

Winter Break December 23 and December 30 – No meeting

January 6, Regular meeting, TMoD, Bert Romero

Reminder, please be courteous to our TM of the Day and let him/her
Know how you can help or the 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 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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