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2012-11-29 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2665 Minutes

December 3, 2012

Minutes for Meeting 2665 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Thursday November 29, 2012

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good Morning Toastmasters,

Welcome guests Kim Winborne and Shawn Jackson. We hope you’ll decide to become a member.


1. A Toastmasters demonstration was given to the Air Force Pentagon Enlisted Council (AFPEC) for Air Force NCOs in the Pentagon and Bolling AFB.
It was hosted by a past Helmsmen TM member Cecilio “Rick” Ricardo, and led by Carl Sabath as TMoD with support from Bert Romero, Yash Sinha (delivered his speech #9 on “Materialist World”), Lillian Wilkinson, Herman Raybon, Jr.,
Damien Butler (table topics speaker), Kevin Kloeppel, Annika L’Ecuyer, and Samay Thaboun.

2. Elections for new officers will occur in December. Please let any one of the current officers know of your interest soonest. If you are
interested but not ready to commit, talk to one of the current club officers to learn more about the position and possibly “shadow” the role. Club
officer role descriptions are (,):
—-President: As president, you are responsible for providing the
supportive club environment members need to fulfill their self-development
goals, making sure that members benefit from the Toastmasters educational program, and helping the club recruit new members and retain current ones.
—-Vice President Education: As vice president education, you are responsible for providing and maintaining the positive environment and the
programs through which members can learn and grow. If you do your job well,
your club will have satisfied members and will continue to grow.
—-Vice President Membership: As vice president membership, you are responsible for building membership and ensuring a strong membership base by
satisfying the needs of all members. Your efforts contribute to the success of the club.
—-Vice President Public Relations: As vice president public relations, you are responsible for coordinating an active public relations and
publicity program. Your job is vital to the growth and success of the club; your efforts help to attract new members.
—-Treasurer: As treasurer, you are responsible for keeping clear and accurate financial records of club business and for seeing that the club
remains financially stable.
—-Secretary: As secretary, you are responsible for keeping clear and accurate records of club business, including membership records and
correspondence with Toastmasters International’s World Headquarters and others.
—-Sergeant at Arms: As the sergeant at arms, you are responsible for maintaining club properties, arranging the meeting room and welcoming members and guests at each meeting.

3. The holiday party will be held on Thursday December 20, 2012 during our Toastmasters meeting 0730-0845. The format will be Table Topics “gift
exchange”. We’ll have catered food and encourage each person to bring a wrapped gift. The gift can be a re-gift (aka white elephant) or something
purchased for $10.00 or less.

4. Damien Butler will be Toastmaster of the Day next week on Thursday, 6 December 2012.

Speakers on deck: John Harms, Bert Romero, and Yash Sinha. If you are ready to speak please notify Damien Butler.

5. We will meet in room B7 in the Pentagon Library and Conference Center.



Lillian Wilkinson was Presiding Officer

John Harms provided the Opening

Yash Sinha was Toastmaster of the Day with the theme, “Colors!”

Joan Evans was Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — “Nomenclature”

Lillian Wilkinson was our Grammarian

Shawn Jackson was our Ah-Counter

Carlos Arzeno was Timer

Jill Shanteau was Ballot Counter

Bert Romero was Listener

Carl Sabath was our Table Topics Master

Mike Quashne was Master Evaluator

Congratulate Amy Hunt, Speaker 1, with her speech, “The Great Conversation”
CC manual Project 2, Evaluated by Cindy Minnifield

Congratulate Annette Sanks, Speaker 2, with her ice breaker speech, “My Favorite Things” CC manual Project 1, Evaluated by Miriam Michael

Congratulate Kimberly Welter, Speaker 3, with her ice breaker speech, “What
Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?” CC
manual Project 1, Evaluated by Bert Romero

Table Topics speakers were Scott Battle, John Harms, Elizabeth Femrite, and Kim Winborne

Closing was Elizabeth Femrite
Best Speaker was Annette Sanks!
Best Evaluator was Miriam Michael!
Best Table Topics Speaker was Kim Winborne!

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 “schedule.” We can 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! We are Toastmasters!

Sheila Heyward-Snipes

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412

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