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2012-09-20 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2656 Minutes

September 22, 2012

2012-09-20 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2656 Minutes

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Greetings Toastmasters,

Welcome guest Jennifer Casagrande. We hope you’ll decide to become a


1) Tonight, Thursday 20 September 2012, is the Area Table Topics and
Humorous Speech contests to be held at the Aurora Hills Community Center,
735 South 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22202 from 6:30 – 8:45 PM. Come out
and support Herman Raybon, Jr. in the Humorous Speech contest and Yash Sinha
in the Table Topics contest.

2) Membership Dues: September 30th is almost here. If you are unable to
pay in person by next week, please contact Carl Sabath, Elizabeth Femrite or
Herman Raybon to make alternative arrangements.

3) Thursday, September 27, 2012 Mike Quashne will be the Toastmaster of the
Day and Lillian Wilkinson will be Master Evaluator.

Speakers on deck: Carlos Arzeno, Kim Caudle, and Nancy Fosbrook. If you are
ready to speak please advise Mike and he will fit you on the agenda.

4) We’ll meet in Room B7 on September 27 in the Pentagon Library and
Conference Center.

———– Roles were as follows———–

Lillian Wilkinson were Presiding Officers

Carl Sabath provided the Opening

Forte Ward was Toastmaster of the Day with the theme “Go! Go! Go!”

Elizabeth Femrite was Wordmaster with Word of the Day — “Ersatz”

Jennifer Casagrande was our Grammarian

Larry Curtin was the AH Counter

Carlos Arzeno was the Timer

Sandy Paolini was the Ballot Counter

Carl Sabath was the Listener

Carlton Hart was the Tipster

Bert Romero was our Table Topics Master

Elizabeth Femrite was our Master Evaluator

Congratulate Cindy Minnifield Speaker 1, with her speech “Take a Second to
Sit”, Project 2, Competent Communicator manual, Evaluated by Yash Sinha

Congratulate Jill Shanteau Speaker 2, with her Ice Breaker speech “What Does
Your Lanyard Say About You?”, Project 1,
Competent Communicator manual, evaluated by Herman Raybon, Jr.

Congratulate Lillian Wilkinson Speaker 3, with her speech “What to Know”,
Project 8, Competent Communicator manual, evaluated by Damien Butler

Table Topics speakers were Sandy Paolini, Yash Sinha, and Jennifer

Closing was Herman Raybon, Jr.

Best Speaker was Jill Shanteau!

Best Evaluator was Herman Raybon, Jr.!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Jennifer Casagrande!

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! We are Toastmasters!

Elizabeth Femrite
VP Public Relations
Helmsmen Toastmasters

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Caveats: NONE

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