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2011-02-03 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2574 Minutes

February 3, 2011

Helmsmen Toastmasters
Meeting Notes – Meeting 2574
February 3, 2011

Hello Helmsmen,

Welcome back from our snow day on January 27!

Please welcome Devon Harrison, who was a guest today and is now our newest member! We are happy to have you aboard!

Welcome to our guests Elizabeth Femrite and Lillian Wilkinson. We hope you’ll decide to join us at the Helmsmen Toastmaster Club.


President Dvija Malovic spoke about the important meeting roles of Grammarian and Ah Counter .

Vice President-Education Jim Adams introduced members to a new Meeting Assignments Tracker and Syllabus Tracker to aid Helmsmen in reaching their Toastmasters goals. Each member was given their own copy! If you missed todays meeting contact Jim for more info.

Congratulate Toastmaster Todd Oja for leading the meeting with the theme “Coexistence.”

Word of the Day:
SEDULOUS provided by Duane Durant

Opening was provided by Terry Bartholomew
Grammarian was Duane Durant
Ah Counter was guest Elizabeth Femrite
Timer and Ballot Counter was Sam Unrue
Listener was Linell Small
Tip of the Day was Todd Oja
Closing was provided by Terry Bartholomew

We had two wonderful speeches today:

“I Remember…” by Matt Unrue, evaluated by Sheila Lane.

“How to …” by Lori Gilbert, evaluated by Jim Adams.

Table Topics Master was Lilnell Small

Master Evaluator was Carl Sabath

Best Speaker was Lori Gilbert!
Best Table Topics Speaker was Bert Romero!
Best Evaluator was Jim Adams!

Up and Coming:

Great Helmsmen say “YES!”

February 10, Regular Meeting
TMoD will be Rochelle Unrue, Theme is “BYOB! (Bring Your Own Book)”
Master Evaluator is Jim Adams
Presiding Officer is Dvija Malovic

February 17, Regular Meeting, TMoD will be Earl White

February 24, Regular Meeting, TmoD will be Bert Romero

Please refer to the new Meeting Assignments Tracker and Syllabus Tracker and remember that you can always be on the “Hotseat” for last minute changes.

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 almost always 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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