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2012-03-01 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2627 Minutes

March 1, 2012

2012-03-01 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2627 Minutes

Good Morning Toastmasters,

Welcome guests  Gwendolyn Brown, Clarence Lewis, Ken Aldridge, Leroy Posey
and Jean-Baptiste Wolf,  all from PFPA!

We hope you will all decide to join our club to improve your speaking,
thinking, listening and leadership skills.  Our VP-Membership Herman Raybon
will be sending you information.


1) Elizabeth Femrite as Contest Chair will be coordinating who will be
Contestmaster for our International Speech and Evaluation Contests which
will be held next Tuesday, March 8.  We will be in Room B-1.

Elizabeth is still looking for contestants in the speech and evaluation
contests.  For the evaluation contest,  you need only be a member in good
standing (dues paid).  For the international speech contest, you should have
given 6 speeches.

Please give Elizabeth a call if you haven’t already done so.  This will be
an exciting meeting!

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

2) March Madness and Dues Collection have begun.  Please make arrangements
to pay your renewal dues, $45, cash or check payable to Helmsmen
Toastmasters.  Notices were sent out already.  This covers your membership
from April 1 – September 30.  Seven members have already renewed.  Let’s
keep it going.   Remember we have a team of folks assisting in collecting
dues helping Treasurer Carl Sabath.  They are Elizabeth Femrite, Herman
Raybon and Jim Adams.

For brand new members,  your dues is $73 for March 1 – September 30.  You
pay a little extra to receive new member kits and then you’ll be on your way
to getting your Competent Communicator and Competent Leader goals met.

3) New website is here:  If you have
suggestions to improve it, let us know.  Steve Hill had a great idea to put
special quotes on it — that’s one great Helmsmen idea.  I’m sure many folks
have additional ideas for the website.

———– Roles were as follows———–

Jim Adams, ACB, CL was Presiding Officer

Herman Raybon helped out with Pre

Jim Adams provided the Opening

Jim Adams was Toastmaster of the Day with the theme “Spring”

Jennifer Mitchell, the Wordmaster, provided the Word of the Day — “laconic”

Lillian Wilkinson was Listener

David Farquharson was Grammarian

Leroy Posey was the Ah Counter

Dvija Malovic was the Timer

Congratulate Herman Raybon, Speaker 1, speech 5,  “Attention!”,
Competent Communicator Project #5, evaluated by
Elizabeth Femrite.

Congratulate Steve Hill, Speaker 2, with his speech “The Best of Both
Worlds”, Competent Communicator Project #3,Say What You Mean, evaluated by
Bert Romero.

Table Topics Master was Royce Edington

Table Topics Speakers were Lillian Wilkinson, Jean-Baptiste Wolf, Gwendolyn
Brown, Leroy Posey and Tami Kim.

Master Evaluator was Herman Raybon

Closing was Toni Pride

Best Speaker was Steve Hill!

Best Evaluator was Elizabeth Femrite!

Best Table Topics Speaker Leroy Posey!

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
VP Public Relations, Club 2412, Area 11, Division A, District 27

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

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