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2014-03-06 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2725 Minutes

March 7, 2014

Happy 57th Birthday to Helmsmen Toastmasters Club!
CONTEST NEWS!! CONTEST NEWS!!

Congratulate Jill Shanteau as our Evaluation Contest winner!

Congratulate Kimberly Scott as our Contestmaster for today’s Evaluation
Contest.

Business:

1. Club Contest Today!! Please congratulate John Harms, Ryan Harrell, Yash
Sinha and Jill Shanteau as participants in the contest and evaluated our
Model Speaker, Mr. Wesley Padilla with his speech “Regain Your Mojo!” Thank
you to everyone who accepted a role in the contest. You helped to make the
evaluation contest a successful contest!

2. Speech contest will be held next week during our meeting on Thursday, 13
March 2014!!!

–Our Contest Master for the day will be Ryan Harrell. If you want to
compete as a speaker (you must have given six speeches to be eligible to
compete in this contest), or another role i.e., Chief Judge, Judges (at
least 5), Timers, Ballot Counters, and Sgt-At-Arms. Please let us know.

–Contest Rule Book 2014 is attached.

3. The winners from our club contest will compete in the 2014 Spring Area
11 and Division A Contest and here is the information (also on attached
flyer), AREA 11 CONTEST INFORMATION, International Speech Contest and
Evaluation Contest, WHEN: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 5:30pm to 8:00pm,
WHERE: Bloomberg BNA, 1801 South Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202, (Across
from the Crystal City Metro, with “Bloomberg” signage on top of the
building), Note: Attendance is free; $5 donation requested for refreshments.

DIVISION A CONTEST INFORMATION, International Speech Contest and Evaluation
Contest, WHEN: Monday, March 31, 2014, 5:30pm to 8:00pm, WHERE: Bloomberg
BNA, 1801 South Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202, (Across from the Crystal City
Metro, with “Bloomberg” signage on top of the building), Note: Attendance is
free; $5 donation requested for refreshments.

4. Club dues! Please give your dues to Carl Sabath our Treasurer.
Elizabeth Femrite and Herman Raybon, Jr., are assisting Carl during this
membership renewal period. Herman and I are in the building. Contact us to
make arrangements.

5. Lillian Wilkinson, VP-Education, announced an opportunity for members to
participate in The Better Speakers Series. The Better Speakers Series is a
set of presentation offering instruction on basic speaking skills. Designed
to be delivered by members in their clubs, presentations in this series
provide new speaking techniques and facts that can help all club members
develop their communication skills. The presentations come with an outline
to develop your speech and a set of PowerPoint slides and is a 10 to 15
minute speech. You will get credit for a speech and the speech will also be
evaluated, so there will be credit for an evaluator. Contact Lillian
Wilkinson for more information, phone 571-256-8673, email:
Lillian.a.wilkinson.civ@mail.mil,

The speeches we will be given, starting Thursday 20 March 2014 during our
normal meeting, and continue over the subsequent weeks.

We have the following line-up with speakers, topics, and dates for the first
3 speeches and need volunteers to fill the other slots:
–Yash Sinha “Selecting Your Topic” March 20 2014
–Damien Butler “Organizing Your Speech” March 20 2014
–Lillian Wilkinson “Beginning Your Speech” March 20 2014
–Elizabeth Femrite “Concluding Your Speech” March 27 2014
–Yash Sinha “Creating an Introduction” March 27 2014
–Annette Sanks “Preparation and Practice” March 27 2014
–Open “Controlling Your Fear” dated TBD
–Open “Using Body Language” date TBD
–Open “Know Your Audience” date TBD
–Open “Impromptu Speaking” date TBD

6. The District 27 Spring Conference will be held on Saturday, 3 May 2014,
Crowne Plaza National Airport, 1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202
To register go to the District 27 Website: http://www.d27tm.org. The finalist
from the Evaluation and International Speech Contest in our District 27 will
complete during this event. You will hear from the best evaluators and
speakers from the clubs within District 27.

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. 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
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!

Vr,
Annette Sanks
Club Secretary

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