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2011-02-10 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2575 Minutes

February 10, 2011

Helmsmen Toastmasters

Meeting 2575 Notes

February 10, 2011

Hello Helmsmen,

It was a great meeting today!

Please welcome Joe Delaney, who is now our newest member. Also please welcome Vicente Camacho who joined a couple of weeks ago. We are happy to have you both aboard!

Welcome to our guests Lillian Wilkinson, Jim Garfield, Mary Johnson, Carlton Hart and Christen Holder. We hope you’ll decide to join us at the Helmsmen Toastmaster Club.


President Dvija Malovic spoke about upcoming area contests and Area A1 Governor Earl White told us to tentatively mark the dates of May 13 and 14, 2011, at the Arlington Sheraton for the District 27 Contests.

Please refer to the Meeting Assignments Tracker and Syllabus Tracker to keep up with your meeting assignments. Contact James Adams, Vice President-Education for more info.

Congratulate Toastmaster Rochelle Unrue for leading the meeting with the theme “BYOB (Bring Your Own Books)”.

Word of the Day:
ALTERCATION provided by Samuel Unrue

Opening was provided by Matthew Unrue
Grammarian was Jim Adams
Ah Counter was Matthew Unrue
Timer and Ballot Counter was Joe Delaney
Listener was guest Lillian Wilkinson
Tip of the Day was Bert Romero
Closing was provided by Lilnell Small-Storm

We had two wonderful speeches today:

“Pepco Outages” by Earl White, evaluated by Carl Sabath.

“Enjoy” by Vicente Comacho, evaluated by Bert Romero.

Table Topics Master was guest Christen Holder

Master Evaluator was Jim Adams

Best Speaker was Earl White!
Best Table Topics Speaker was Dvija Malovic!
Best Evaluator was Bert Romero!

Up and Coming:

Great Helmsmen say “YES!”

February 17, Regular Meeting, TMoD will be Earl White

February 24, Regular Meeting, TmoD will be Bert Romero

March 3, Regular Meeting, TMoD will be Lilnell Small Storm

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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