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2011-07-14 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2597 Minutes

July 14, 2011

2011-07-14 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2597 Minutes


Hi All,


Next week, for Meeting 2598, July 21, 2011, your Toastmaster of the Day will be Jim Adams, we’ll be in room B10! Your Master Evaluator will be Lillian Wilkinson. See the attached roster for scheduled assignments. Speakers Todd Oja, Dvija Malovic, Lilnell Small-Storm and Beth Garcia should email their speech numbers, titles, and objectives to Jim Adams along with some introductory information. His theme will be “Summertime Movies”.

Great Helmsmen say, “Yes!” VP, Education Jim Adams has arranged a MEMBERSHIP DRIVE which will be held Friday, July 29, 6:30am-1pm. If you have half an hour or an hour that you can hand out flyers regarding our club, please email him. Membership building is everyone’s responsibility so if you can take a little time out of your day or lunch hour on July 29th, we will all benefit! By helping with the Membership Drive you can also get Club Leadership credit!

Go to this website to sign up to help out at the Membership Drive:

Your New Officers for July-December 2011

President – Beth Garcia
VP Education – Jim Adams
VP Membership – Lillian Wilkinson (new!)
VP Public Relations – Carlton Hart
Secretary – Elizabeth Femrite (new!)
Treasurer – Carl Sabath
Sgt at Arms – Bert Romero

President Beth Garcia and VP Membership Lillian Wilkison have already attended leadership training and the remaining officers will be trained by the end of July!

Be Kind, Be Courteous — Meeting Assignments Tracker and Syllabus Tracker. Updated schedule is attached. If you plan to be out-of-pocket, let us know.

Roster Updates: Please let Carl Sabath know if your email, address info or telephone numbers have changed.

***Room Updates: Bert Romero is working to get a room upgrade for us at the PLCC. Coming in August, on August 4, we will be in room B-7 for at least 2 meetings.

Publicity: Please advertise us! We grow because of all of you. Show off your ribbons to friends and co-workers. I am working on hosting a Friday Pentagon Membership Drive in early August (or late July). Time and date is still pending coordination with WHS, more details to follow!

———– Roles were as follows———–

Opening was provided by Lillian Wilkinson

Toastmaster of the Day was Elizabeth Femrite with the theme “Literacy”

Wordmaster was Bert Romero, “REITERATE” was his word

Grammarian/AH counter was Bert Romero

Timer/ Ballot Counter was Earl White

Tipster was Carl Sabath

Listener was David Grimaldo

Speaker 1 was David Grimaldo, “Ice Breaker” , Speech #1, evaluated by Earl White

Speaker 2 was Beth Garcia,
This was the article I based my speech off today if interested;

“Fed Coach: 5 Step Approach to Making Succession Successful”

Table Topics Master was Mary Johnson

TT Speakers were Earl White and Lillian Wilkinson

Master Evaluator was Carl Sabath

Closing was Lillian Wilkinson

Best Table Topics Speaker was a tie — Earl White and Lillian Wilkinson!
Best Speaker was also a tie — David Grimaldo and Beth Garcia!
Best Evaluator was Bert Romero!

Great Helmsmen say “YES!”


Remember that you can always be on the “Hot seat” 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!

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 8 goals for the 2010-2011 and were Select Distinguished!

As the new Toastmaster year starts, perhaps we can be President’s Distinguished this year.

Did you know that our Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting Minutes are on line at

Check it out.

Happy Speaking!


Carl Sabath
Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Area A1, Division A, District 27

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