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2011-03-03 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2578 Minutes

March 3, 2011

Helmsmen Toastmasters
Club # 2412 District # 27

Meeting 2578 Notes

March 03, 2011

Hello Helmsmen,

We had a wonderful meeting today that focused on family gatherings.

Please welcome our two newest members, Elizabeth Femrite and Mary Johnson. We are happy to have you aboard!

Welcome to our guests Mary Baker and Carlton Hart. We hope you’ll decide to join us at the Helmsmen Toastmaster Club.

Old Business:

Treasurer Carl Sabath reminded everyone to pay their dues ($36 to renew) by March 10 to collect four “pieces of chocolate.” :-*

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. He is usually available before or after the meeting.

We are still counting “COTS” (Cheeks On The Seats)! Bert Romero reminded members of how much we have grown in the last 3 years.

New Business:

Area A1 Governor Earl White informed us that the International Speech Competition will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. More info. later.

Congratulate Toastmaster Lilnell Small-Storm for leading the meeting with the theme “Family Gathering to Remember”

Word of the Day:
“BALDERDASH” enthusiastically provided by Duane Durant

Opening was provided by Earl White
Grammarian was Todd Oja
Ah Counter was Beth Garcia
Timer was Christen Holder
Ballot Counter was Jim Adams
Listener was Vicente Comacho
Tip of the Day was provided by James Ploski
Closing was provided by Carl Sabath

We had three very informative speeches today:

“What is Mirroring” by James Adams, evaluated by Christen Holder.

“Where We Live” by Todd Oja, evaluated by Earl White.

“Maxwell and Henderson on Connecting with your Audience” by Terry Bartholomew, evaluated by Bert Romero.

Table Topics Master was Matthew Unrue

Master Evaluator was Rochelle Unrue

Best Speaker was Terry Bartholomew!
Best Table Topics Speaker was Mary Johnson!
Best Evaluator was Christen Holder!

Up and Coming:

Great Helmsmen say “YES!”

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

March 10, Regular Meeting, TMoD will be James Adams

March 17, Regular Meeting, TMoD will be Carl Sabath

March 24, Regular Meeting, TMoD will be Terry Bartholomew

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 Achieves. If you go to club central and go to Distinguished Club Program (DCP) reports, you can view the latest status of the goals for Helmsmen Toastmasters club. Our club number is 2412. We have achieved 7 goals so far this year!

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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