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2011-11-17 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2615 Minutes

November 19, 2011

Good Afternoon Toastmasters,

Welcome guests Toni Pride, Alex Ebel, and Jennifer Mitchell.  We hope you’ll
decide to join our club!


1)  Club officer positions:  The Sergeant-at-Arms position is still open and
if you are interest in holding this office, please let us know.  Elections
will be in December.  The term is Jan-Jun 2012 (six months).  If you are
interested in supporting one of the officer positions as a back-up/fill-in,
please let us know.  Free TLI training is provided for the officer
positions.  For an updated training schedule see attached PDF.

2)  Next week is Thanksgiving holiday and we will not meet on Thursday 24
Nov 11.  The next scheduled TM will be held on the following Thursday, 1 Dec
11.  For the month of December we will meet in Room B10.

3)  We’ll be having a holiday party at the 15 Dec 11 TM meeting.  The format
will be different as there will be no planned speeches; instead there will
be more impromptu speaking similar to Table Topics.  Everyone is invited to
bring a wrapped “pink or white elephant” gift to exchange.  A gift is
typically a re-gift, a garage sale-type item, or something you no longer use
and want to give away.  The Table Topics will relate to the theme for the
day and the acquired gift.

4)  The updated assignment sheet is attached please check your name for

———– Roles were as follows———–

Carl Sabath was Presiding Officer

Stephanie Pettway provided the Opening

Earl White was Toastmaster of the Day with the theme “Thanksgiving”

Kristina O’Brien was Grammarian / Ah Counter

Toni Pride was Wordmaster with “Auspicious”

Stephanie Pettway was Timer / Ballot Counter

Jennifer Mitchell was Listener

Earl White was Tipster

Congratulate Jim Adams, Speaker 1, with his speech “USMC Birthday Ball
2011!”, Advanced Manual Entertaining Speaker Project #5, evaluated by
Lillian Wilkinson.  The completion of project 5 of the advanced manual gives
Jim the Advanced Communicator Bronze.

Congratulate Elizabeth Femrite, Speaker 2, with her speech “Multi-Tasking!”,
Competent Communicator Project #9, evaluated by Carlton Hart

Table Topics Master was Carl Sabath

Table Topics Speakers were Herman Raybon Jr., Toni Pride, Lillian Wilkinson,
Alex Ebel, Jennifer Mitchell, Kristina O’Brien.

Master Evaluator was Herman Raybon

Closing was Stephanie Pettway

Best Table Topics Speaker Herman Raybon Jr.!

Best Speaker a tie Jim Adams and Elizabeth Femrite!

Best Evaluator was Carlton Hart!

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

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

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

Check it out.

Happy Speaking!

Elizabeth Femrite
Secretary, Club 2412, Area 11, Division A, District 27

Phone:  571-256-8674

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