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2012-02-16 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2625 Minutes

February 18, 2012

Minutes for Meeting 2625, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, February 16, 2012

Good Morning Toastmasters,

Welcome guests Tami Kim and Matthew Roughton!

Congratulate Tami Kim on becoming our newest Helmsmen Toastmaster!

Matthew Roughton was a guest of Steve’s.

It was also good to see Kumar Garg since we haven’t seen him in a while.

Congratulate Carlton Hart on his new job!


1)  Congratulations —  All 7  out of 7 officers attended training and we will qualify for  the District 27 — Golden Toaster Award!

2) Next week’s Toastmaster of the Day will be Jim Adams!

3) Contests are coming, Contests are coming.  Every spring, we hold the International Speech and Evaluation contests which start at the club level and go to the Area, Division, District and to the International level at the Toastmasters International Convention.  The Area Contests have been scheduled for March 28.

The Club Contest date has been set for March 1st with the alternate date set as March 8th.  The Club contests are held during club meeting time and would be in lieu of regular meetings.  International speech contestants should have given 6 speeches by the contest date.  As for the Evaluation contests,  all members in good standing (dues paid) are eligible to compete.

There are opportunities to receive credit for speech and leadership activities!  Speech participants will get book evaluations and speech credit.  Those who participate as Contestmasters also get credit.  Of course there will also be opportunities for judges, timers, ballot counters, sergeant at arms and a Model speaker (the speech used for the evaluation contest)

4) Distinguished Club Program.  This is the program where clubs are judged as to how well they are carrying out the TM goals for educational and leadership awards, officer training, membership, dues and paper/online administrivia.  Our club is doing a fantastic job and has already met 9 of 10 goals (President’s Distinguished) however we will not stop there!  We want to make sure everyone is in line to meet his/her speaking and leadership goals, from newest members through most experienced ones!

5) Dues are coming.  Initial notices for renewing members will be sent out mid-February.

6) New website coming mid-February.

———– Roles were as follows———–

Jim Adams, ACB, CL was Presiding Officer

Bert Romero provided the Opening

Mike Santivasci was Toastmaster of the Day with the theme “President’s Day”

Steve Hill, the Wordmaster, provided the Word of the Day — “Charlatan”

Steve Hill was Listener

Jennifer Mitchell shared Grammarian/Ah Counter

Congratulate Herman Raybon, Speaker 1, with his speech “Coalitions”,
Competent Communicator Project #4, evaluated by
Dvija Malovic.

Congratulate Toni Pride, Speaker 2, with his speech “Opportunities”, Competent Communicator Project #2,Organize Your Speech, evaluated by Jim Adams, ACB, CL.

Congratulate Carl Sabath, Speaker 3, with his speech “A train, a border and a Screeching Woman”, Competent Communicator Project #5, Vocal Variety, evaluated by Earl White, DTM.

Table Topics Master was Mary Johnson

Table Topics Speakers were Tami Kim, Matt Roughton, David Farquharson, Jennifer Mitchell.

Master Evaluator was Bert Romero

Closing was Bert Romero

Best Speaker was Herman Raybon!

Best Evaluator was Dvija Malovic!

Best Table Topics Speaker Tami Kim!

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!

Carl Sabath
Treasurer, Club 2412, Area 11, Division A, District 27

Service Design/Transition
Systems Engineering Branch
Solutions Development Division

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

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