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2013-09-12 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2704 Minutes

September 16, 2013

Today we hosted our Table Topics. There were eight contestants: Jerrick Alexander, Damien Butler, Carmita Cooke, John Durish, Ryan Harrell, Elias Mourany, Annette Sanks and Yash Sinha.

Congratulations to the winners:

John Durish took 1st place!

Damien Butler took 2nd place!

Annette Sanks took 3rd place!

John Durish will compete in the next level at the Area 11 Contest to be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the : Bloomberg BNA, 1801 South Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202 (Across from the Crystal City Metro, with “Bloomberg” signage on top of the building) 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please plan to come out and support John!

Please encourage your members to make a commitment to come out for a great time, whether participating or supporting.

Congratulations to our Contest Master Carl Sabath with his question: “Have you seen a bad movie or read a bad book lately? Please persuade this audience to see or read it!”

Thank you to all who attended and participated in making the Table Topics contest a success!

Business:

1.Next week we will host the Humorous Speech Contest during normal meeting time 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Annette Sanks will be Contest Chair and will need speech contestants and many others
helpers. Did you know that you can get credit for giving a speech during a contest? Speech Contest Rule Book is attached. You must meet eligibility requirements (para. 2, page 5).

–HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTESTS: All members in good standing are eligible to participate. As a contestant, you give a 5-7 minute speech on a subject of your choosing. Your speech shall avoid potentially objectionable language, anecdotes and material. Your speech must be thematic in nature (opening, body, and close), not a monologue (series of one-liners). Your speech must be within the time limits of no less than 4.5 minutes and no greater than 7.5 minutes. The same warning light times apply as they do during a normal meeting -Green: 5 minutes, Yellow: 6 minutes, Red: 7 minutes.

2. Dues! Carl Sabath the club treasurer, will be collecting semi-annual dues for the September thru June period. Elizabeth Femrite, Herman Raybon, Jr. and Annette Sanks will help collect dues if you cannot get a payment to Carl Sabath during a scheduled Toastmasters meeting.

3. September 26,is our Area 11 Contest:
WHO: Area 11 Toastmasters
WHAT: Humorous Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest
WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
WHERE: Bloomberg BNA, 1801 South Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202 (Across from the Crystal City Metro, with “Bloomberg” signage on top of the building)
WHY: We are Toastmasters!!!

4. We will meet in room M5 in the Pentagon Library and Conference Center next week.

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Roles:

Elizabeth Femrite was Presiding Officer!

Carl Sabath was Contest Chair / Contest Master!

Herman Raybon, Jr was Chief Judge!

John Harms was Sergeant-at-Arms!

Jerrick Alexander, Damien Butler, Carmita Cooke, John Durish, Ryan Harrell, Elias Mourany, Annette Sanks and Yash Sinha were Table Topics Contestants!

Eugene Burrell and Scott Battle were Timers!

Scott Battle was Chief Ballot Counter!

Eugene Burrell was Ballot Counters!

Herman Raybon, Jr was Table Topics Exit Officer!

Great Helmsmen say “Yes!”

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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 are not scheduled. 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
http://reports.toastmasters.org/reports_new/dcp.cfm

Did you know that our Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting Minutes are on line at
http://helmsmen.toastmastersclubs.org/ Check it out!

Happy Speaking! We are Toastmasters!

Annette M. Sanks
Secretary
Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412

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