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2014-01-09 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2718 Minutes

January 17, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2718, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, January 9, 2014.


1 Installation of Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Executive Board differed until the next meeting.

2 Area 11 Governor Herman Raybon, Jr highlighted upcoming 2014 Spring Contests and encourage members to compete.
Further details about dates, time and location for the Evaluation Contest and International Speech Contests will be provided soonest.

3 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.

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 Next Helmsmen Club meeting is scheduled for January 16, 2014, in the PLCC. John Durish will serve as TMoD.
Please use easy speak to sign up for a role.



Damien Butler was Presiding Officer!

John Harms was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day John Harms with the theme “New Beginnings.”

Carl Sabath was our Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — ” Nimiety”(noun) – meaning excess, redundancy.

Kimberly Scott was our Grammarian!

Kevin Kloeppel was our Ah-Counter!

Carmita Cook was our Timer!

Ryan Harrell was our Listener!

Damien Butler was our Ballot Counter!

Bert Romero was our Tipster!

John Harms was our Closer!

Luke Lisell was our Table Topics Master!

Carlos Arzeno was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Steven Hill, Speaker 1, with his speech, “Note to Self”, Project #9 , CC Manual, Evaluated by Jerrick Alexander.

Congratulate Herman Raybon, Jr, with his speech, “How AIDA Can Help you”, Project #3, Speeches By Management, Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite.

Congratulate Jill Shanteau, Speaker 3, with her speech, “My NASCAR Rucksack”, Project #8, CC Manual, Evaluated by Annette Sanks.

Congratulate our Table Topic Speakers: Kimberly Scott, Kevin Kloeppel, Yash Sinha, Carl Sabath, Jerrick Alexander, and Elizabeth Femrite.

Best Speaker was Jill Shanteau!

Best Evaluator was Elizabeth Femrite!

Best Table Topics was Kevin Kloeppel!

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

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