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2013-12-12 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2716 Minutes

December 17, 2013

Minutes for Meeting 2716, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday,

December 12, 2013.

Welcome our esteemed guest Deborah Blockett.

Congratulate Lillian Wilkinson and Annette Sanks for completing the Competent
Communicator manual by delivering their 10th speech.


1 Holiday Party! Our party will be held 19 Dec., in room 2E579. A variety of continental breakfast items will be provided.
Also, we will have a “White Elephant” Gift exchange; limit gifts purchase amount to $10-$15.
Please remember this is a different meeting location than normal. Please don’t go to the PLCC.
POC is Contact Elizabeth Femrite, if you can help or have questions.

2 Carl Sabath announced and reminded members of the District 27 Toastmasters
Leadership Institute (TLI)/Club Officer Training. Please see attachment for details.
It’s Free professional training and open to all Toastmasters. All new Club Officers will need to attend the Core Officer Training.
Please contact Carl Sabath, Herman Raybon, or Lillian Wilkinson if you have questions.

3 Fall Membership Contest will continue through our December 19 meeting.
Members are asked to bring guest to our weekly meeting. The Helmsmen Club
member with the most guest to join our Club will receive a $25 gift card. TM Bert Romero
and TM Annika L’Ecuyer a leading the pack!

4 VP- Education, Jill Shanteau, encourages TM to use easy speak to register for meeting attendance and roles.
It’s a great tool and makes tracking your roles, goals and accomplishments easy. Give it a try!!

5 Bert Romero request Club members assistance with the new Club in Pentagon! Meetings meet all educational
goals/objectives, however, the club needs seasoned TM to assist in mentoring with leadership roles.
The new Club meets on Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Pentagon’s main food court area near the Dunkin
Donuts. Please help spread the word.

6 Remember no meeting scheduled for Dec 26, and Jan 2. Please
mark your calendars.

7. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 7:30am in room 2E579
Pentagon. Annette Sanks will be the Toastmaster of the Day.



Damien Butler was Presiding Officer!

John Durish was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day Eugene Burrell with the theme “New Year’s Resolutions.”

Damien butler was Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — “Yearn” – powerful desire for something; to long persistently, wistfully, or sadly.

Carmita Cooke was our Grammarian!

Bert Romero was our Ah-Counter!

Herman Raybon was our Timer!

Kevin Kloeppel was our Listener!

Carl Sabath was our Ballot Counter!

Joan Evans was our Tipster!

Steve Hill was our Closer!

Jill Shanteau was our Table Topics Master!

Ryann Harrell was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Annette Sanks, Speaker 1, with her speech, “Look Into Your Heart”, Project #10 , CC Manual, Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite.

Congratulate Lillian Wilkinson 2, with her speech, “The Journey”, Speech #10, CC Manual, Evaluated by Yash Sinha.

Congratulate Carlos Arzeno, Speaker 3, with his speech, “WTF”, Project #4, CC Manual, Evaluated by John Harms.

Congratulate our Table Topic Speakers: Steve Hill, Luke Lisell and Joan Evans.

Best Speaker was Carlos Arzeno!

Best Evaluator was John Harms!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Steve Hill!

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 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. During or immediately following
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!

Annette Sanks
Club Secretary

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: NONE

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