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2011-01-06 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2570 Minutes

January 6, 2011

2011-01-06 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2570 Minutes

Welcome back to the first meeting of 2011!

Congratulations to our guest Joe George!
We hope you’ll decide to join our club.

Business: Area A1 Governor and Immediate Past President Earl White,
Led the induction for new officers:
Dvija Malovic, President
Jim Adams, VP, Education
Andrea Clark, VP, Membership
Lilnell Small-Storm, VP, Public Relations
Rochelle Unrue, Secretary
Carl Sabath, Treasurer
Bert Romero, Sergeant at Arms

Congratulate Katrina Patillo for leading the meeting with the
Theme “Getting A Fresh Start on New Year’s Resolutions”

Opening was provided by Bert Romero
Closing was provided by Beth Bogart Garcia

Today our Word of the Day:
GERMANE provided by Carl Sabath

Grammarian was Andrea Clark
Ah Counter was Bert Romero
Timer was Earl White
Ballot Counter was guest, Joe George
Listener was Todd Oja
Tipster was Terry Bartholomew

Speaker 1 was James Adams
With Speech 5, Objective: Your Body Speaks, “Saying Something Without Talking”

Speaker 2 was Beth Bogart Garcia
With Speech 2, Objective: Organize Your Speech, “My First Gig”

Table Topics Master: Andrea Clark

Master Evaluator was Dvija Malovic.

Evaluator 1 was Todd Oja
Evaluator 2 was Carl Sabath

And the Winners were:

Best Speaker of the Day: Jim Adams

Best Evaluator of the Day: Todd Oja

Best Table Topics Speaker: Katrina Patillo

3. Up and Coming:

Officer Training for new officers:

January 13, Regular meeting, TMoD will be Andrea Clark

January 20, Regular meeting, TMoD will be Terry Bartholomew

January 27, Regular meeting, TMoD will be Todd Oja

Reminder, please be courteous to our TM of the Day and let
him/her know how you can help. Great Helmsmen say “YES!”

4. 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.

5. 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 in.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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 Dvija Malovic challenges us to complete our individual

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

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

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work: 703-695-2804

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