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2011-02-24 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2577 Minutes

February 24, 2011

Helmsmen Toastmasters

Meeting 2577 Notes

February 24, 2011

Hello Helmsmen,

Thanks to Don Knotts for reminding us of how much fun TV can be!

Please welcome Lillian Wilkinson who is now our newest member. We are happy to have you aboard!

Welcome to our guest Laura Strong. We hope you’ll decide to join us at the Helmsmen Toastmaster Club. And we hope your toe heals quickly…


Treasurer Carl Sabath reminded everyone to pay their dues by March 3 to collect five kisses from him! (The milk chocolate kind:)

Please refer to the Meeting Assignments Tracker and Syllabus Tracker to keep up with your meeting assignments. A copy is included as an attachment to these minutes. Contact James Adams, Vice President-Education for more info.

President Dvija Malovic reminded us that we will have an Induction Ceremony for new members next Thursday, March 3, 2011.

Congratulate Toastmaster Bert Romero for leading the meeting with the theme “Remembering…”

Word of the Day:
TRISTFUL provided by Lilnell Small-Storm

Opening was provided by Matthew Unrue
Grammarian was Joseph Delaney
Ah Counter was Dvija Malovic
Timer was Vicente Comacho
Ballot Counter was Jim Adams
Listener was Matthew Unrue
Tip of the Day was provided by Jim Adams
Closing was provided by Bert Romero

We had two wonderful “Ice Breaker” speeches today:

“The Path That Led me to Optometry” by Robert Groves, evaluated by Samuel Unrue.

“Why Not?” by Christen Holder, evaluated by Lilnell Small-Storm.

Table Topics Master was Rochelle Unrue

Master Evaluator was Carl Sabath

Best Speaker was Christen Holder!
Best Table Topics Speaker was Jim Adams!
Best Evaluator was Lilnell Small-Storm!

Up and Coming:

Great Helmsmen say “YES!”

Did you know that our Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting Minutes are online at ? Check it out.

March 3, Regular Meeting and New Member Induction Ceremony, TMoD will be Lilnell Small Storm

March 10, Regular Meeting, TMoD will be James Adams

March 17, Regular Meeting, TMoD will be Todd Oja

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!

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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