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2011-12-08 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2617 Minutes

December 8, 2011

Good Morning Toastmasters,

Welcome Guest, Steven Hill.  We hope you’ll decide to join
our club!

Welcome back from training, Mary Johnson!

Congratulate Toni Pride, our newest member to join Helmsmen TM!


1) Folks, who were NOT in attendance this morning, will need to provide their input for 2 issues:

A)  A motion was made and seconded and discussed to approve the following slate of officers for the January – June 2012 semester:

President — James “Jim” Adams
VP, Education — Michael Quashne
VP, Membership — Herman Raybon

VP, Public Relations — Kristina O’Brien

Secretary — Forté Ward

Treasurer — Carl Sabath

Sergeant at Arms — Bert Romero

We need a majority of active members to make it official, so please let me know.

B) A motion was made and seconded to provide to Members and Guests, in attendance only, $7 toward breakfast at the December 15 Holiday meeting.

We need a majority of active members to make it official, so please let me know.

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2) 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 “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. Please make sure it costs no more than $10. The Table Topics will relate to the theme for the day and the acquired gift.

Note: Plan to come a little early/really on time.

We will be in Room B-10 for 15 December.

2)  January 5, 2012 — 1st meeting of the year! Earl White will be giving a presentation from the Successful Club series that will need everyone’s participation.  Start a New Year of learning and growth !
We will be in Room M-4!

3)  January 12 and January 19 Toastmasters of the Day will be Carlton Hart and Herman Raybon, respectively.

4) Upcoming Free TLI training is provided for the officer positions.  See attached link for updated training schedule

5)  Good news about our club!  The Helmsmen TM club has met the Select Distinguished Club status for 2011-12 by meeting 7 of 10 goals!  If we meet all 10 goals (3 more to go) we will be President’s Distinguished club for
the year.

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

———– Roles were as follows———–

Bert Romero was Presiding Officer

Carl Sabath provided Business/Treasurer’s Report

Bert Romero provided the Opening

Lillian Wilkinson was Toastmaster of the Day with the theme “Holidays Are For…”

Bert Romero was Grammarian/Ah Counter

Kristina O’Brien was Wordmaster with “BANAL”

Mary Johnson was Timer/Ballot Counter

Forté Ward was Listener and Tipster

Congratulate Michael Quashne, Speaker 1, with his speech “Traditions”, Competent Communicator Project #5, evaluated by
Bert Romero.

Table Topics Master was Carlton Hart

Table Topics Speakers were Steven Hill, Kristina O’Brien, Bert Romero

Master Evaluator was Carl Sabath

Closing was Bert Romero

Best Table Topics Speaker Steven Hill!

Best Speaker was Mike Quashne!

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

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

Check it out.

Happy Speaking!

Carl E. Sabath

Service Design/Transition
Systems Engineering Branch
Solutions Development Division

phone: 703-695-2804
fax:  703-697-3600


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