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2011-08-04 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2600 Minutes

August 4, 2011

Hello Helmsmen,

Welcome to our guests Herman Raybon, Jonathan Jones, Carolyn Washington, Josh S., and Doug Hopp! We hope you’ll join us at the next Toastmaster’s meeting.

Welcome to Katharine Gagne our Area Governor! Katharine announced the Area Contest to be held on Wednesday September 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Aurora Hills Community Center in Arlington Virginia. The contest will feature Humorous and Table Topics speeches.

We will need speakers for the Humorist and Table Topics speech contest on September 21, 2011. More information will be provided at the next TM meeting. As Bert Romero says, “You are complete, when you compete!”

Next week, for Meeting 2601, August 11, 2011, your Toastmaster of the Day will be Lillian Wilkinson, we’ll be in room B7! Bert Romero has been working on a room change for our TM meetings. Please note that we’ll be meeting in room B7 on August 11th.

Jackie Leonard, a toastmaster from the Pentaf Club won the District 27
International Speech Contest back in May and is poised to represent the
District (District 27) at the World Championship of Public Speaking at the TM Int’l Convention this year in Las Vegas, NV in August. Jackie Leonard will visit our club on August 11 to practice her speech.

Attached is the latest version of the meeting assignment sheet. You will
notice that our VP-Education has assigned ALL roles as out through the end of August. Also all TMOD, ME and Speakers are assigned through mid-September. This is to enable everyone to look at their calendars and plan their roles/projects well in advance. Please review your assignments and ensure that there are no conflicts with your long range plans. If you notice conflicts, please forward them to our VP-E, Jim Adams at and
he will adjust the schedule.

Great Helmsmen say, “Yes!”

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

———– Roles were as follows———–

Opening was provided by Bert Romero

Toastmaster of the Day was Carlton Hart with the theme “Inspiration!”

Wordmaster was Herman Raybon with “QUANDARY” as the word of the day

Grammarian/AH counter was Lillian Wilkinson

Timer/ Ballot Counter was Andrea Clark

Tipster was Carl Sabath with the Better Speaker Series Speech
“Creating An Introduction”

Listener was Carolyn Washington

Speaker 1 was Elizabeth Femrite, ” High School Drop Out Rate in the U.S.” ,
Competent Communicator Speech #3, evaluated by Earl White

Congratulations! Speaker 2, Todd Oja, for completing his 10th speech,
“Jamestown: Cradle of U.S. Civilization”, Competent Communicator Speech #10,
evaluated by Beth Garcia

Table Topics Master was Mike Santivasci

Table Topics Speakers were Josh S., Herman Raybon, Carolyn Washington

Master Evaluator was Bert Romero

Closing was Bert Romero

Best Table Topics Speaker was Carolyn Washington!

Best Speaker was Todd Oja!

Best Evaluator was Beth Garcia!

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 achieved 8 goals for the 2010-2011 and were Select

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!

Elizabeth Femrite

Secretary, Club 2412, Area A1, Division A, District 27


Phone: 571-256-8674

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