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2014-04-03 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2729 Minutes

April 11, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2729, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, April
3, 2014

A warm welcome to our esteemed guest John Sabado. We hope you’ll join our
Helmsmen Club.

Welcome to our guest, Naomi Carrington. Naomi is a member of Great
Communicators at the Mark Center and has taken Ralph Jones our District
Governor and Herman Raybon our Area Governor advice to heart by visiting
other clubs in the area to observe, experience, and learn.

Welcome and Congratulations to our newest member, Trudie Root. Trudie was a
Helmsmen TM in 2010, and we are happy to have you back!

Congratulations Ernie Davis! Ernie was inducted to Helmsmen Toastmasters
today. Happy Speaking!

Congratulate Annette Sanks and Jill Shanteau for a successful membership
drive in the food court! Annette and Jill said “Good Morning!” to anyone
who slowed-down or stopped to see what we were doing and then asked if the
observer is familiar with Toastmasters — a friendly opening to initiate
communication — a model of best practice to follow in public speaking.


1. We will be electing new officers for the next 6 month term (July-December
2014). If you are interested in holding an officer position, please contact
Damien or anyone of the current officers.

2. Herman Raybon, Jr. handed out our club’s Distinguished Club Plan and we
met the goal for President’s Distinguished for the 2013-2014 Toastmasters
Year! As a reward we have a discount of $30 to register for the District
Contest on May 3, 2014. The cost of registration to Helmsmen TM members is
$60. This is a full-day event showcasing the contestants of the Division
Evaluation and International Speech Contests.

Congratulate our club members who competed in the Area contest. They
represented our club well and many Helmsmen were there to support Jill and

— Jill Shanteau participated in the Evaluation Contest and won second

— Yash Sinha participated in the International Speech Contest and won 3rd

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: 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. Since we are DCP Club all our
members may attend the Spring Conference for at a discounted rate of $60.
Please see attached email from Ralph Jones.


Damien Butler was Presiding Officer!

Ernie Davis was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was Lillian Wilkinson with the theme “Happy Spring!”

Jill Shanteau was our Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — “Vociferous”
(adj.) -to express loudly and forcefully.

Rich Santiago was our Grammarian!

Ernie Davis was our Ah-Counter!

Carl Sabath was our Timer!

Trudie Root was our Listener!

Royce Edington was our Ballot Counter!

John Sabado was our Closer!

Annika L’Ecuyer was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Kimberly Scott, Speaker 1, with her speech, “How Did You Lose
20 Pounds?”, Competent Communicator Project #2 Evaluated by Yash Sinha.

Congratulate John Harms, Speaker 2, with his speech, “Joining the Band”, The
Entertaining Speaker #5, Evaluated by Bert Romero.

Table Topics Speakers were Rich Santiago, John Sabado, Naomi Carrington and
John Durish.

Best Speaker was Kimberly Scott!

Best Evaluator was Bert Romero!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Naomi Carrington!

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

Sent on behalf of Annette Sanks,
Elizabeth Femrite
ACSIM Installation Services
Soldier and Family Readiness Division
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