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2011-01-20 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2572 Minutes

January 20, 2011

2011-01-20 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2572 Minute

Helmsmen TM Meeting January 20, 2011
Hello Helmsmen,

Thank You for another great meeting!

Please welcome Vicente Camacho, our newest member! We are happy to have you aboard!

Congratulations to Terry Bartholomew who received another Competent Communicator award.

Welcome to our guest Joe Delaney. We hope you’ll decide to join us at the Helmsmen Toastmaster Club.

Business: We are transitioning duties to newly elected members so that more experienced members (Carl and Bert) are free to develop advanced and creative activities for our club. (More “ting” in our weekly meeting!)

Congratulate Toastmaster Bert Romero for leading the meeting with the theme “Presidential Inaugurations.”

Word of the Day:
JUSTNESS provided by Vicente Camacho.

Opening was provided by Matthew Unrue.

Grammarian was Samuel Unrue.

Ah Counter was James Ploski.

Timer and Ballot Counter was Duane Durant.

Listener was Robert Groves.

Tip of the Day was Sheila Lane.

Closing was provided by Rochelle Unrue.

We had three wonderful speeches:

  • “The Solo” by Jim Adams, evaluated by Sheila Lane.
  • “Explore, Dream, Discover” by Lori Gilbert, evaluated by Samuel Unrue.
  • “Government Employees for the W Company” by Earl White, evaluated by Carl Sabath.

Table Topics Master was Guest Joe Delaney.

Master Evaluator was Earl White.

Best Speaker was Lori Gilbert!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Duane Durant!

Best Evaluator was Sheila Lane!

Up and Coming:

Great Helmsmen say “YES!”

Officer Training for new officers:

January 27, Regular meeting, TMoD will be Todd Oja

February 3, Regular Meeting, TMoD will be Dvija Malovic

February 10, Regular Meeting, TMoD will be Rochelle Unrue

February 17, Regular Meeting TMoD will be Earl White

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

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 would 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.

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.

Mentors and Mentees – Let us know who you would like to be mentored by or be a mentor for. 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.

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.

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 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 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 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!
Rochelle Unrue
Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412,
Area A1, Division A, District 27

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(I’m new at this and appreciate any input 🙂



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