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2014-04-17 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2731 Minutes

May 2, 2014

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Minutes for Meeting 2731, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, April
17, 2014

Welcome guests Ericka Jenifer and Daniel Good! We hope you’ll decide to
join us!

Congratulations Damien Butler for being selected as an ROTC Instructor in
East Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI!


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. Here is a description of each
role from the website:

–President: As president, you are responsible for providing the supportive
club environment members need to fulfill their self-development goals,
making sure that members benefit from the Toastmasters educational program,
and helping the club recruit new members and retain current ones.
–Vice President Education: As vice president education, you are responsible
for providing and maintaining the positive environment and the programs
through which members can learn and grow. If you do your job well, your club
will have satisfied members and will continue to grow.
–Vice President Membership: As vice president membership, you are
responsible for building membership and ensuring a strong membership base by
satisfying the needs of all members. Your efforts contribute to the success
of the club.
–Vice President Public Relations: As vice president public relations, you
are responsible for coordinating an active public relations and publicity
program. Your job is vital to the growth and success of the club; your
efforts help to attract new members.
–Treasurer: As treasurer, you are responsible for keeping clear and
accurate financial records of club business and for seeing that the club
remains financially stable.
–Secretary: As secretary, you are responsible for keeping clear and
accurate records of club business, including membership records and
correspondence with Toastmasters International’s World Headquarters and
–Sergeant at Arms: As the sergeant at arms, you are responsible for
maintaining club properties, arranging the meeting room and welcoming
members and guests at each meeting.

2 TM Spring Conference, May 3, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza National Airport!
The cost of registration to Helmsmen TM members is
$60 (this is a special reduced fee for Helmsmen TM — originally $90). Come
join fellow TMs for a full-day event showcasing the contestants of the
Division Evaluation and International Speech Contests. Plus there are
special speaker sessions and the $60 includes lunch.


Lillian Wilkinson was Presiding Officer!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was Steve Hill with the theme “NHL STANLEY CUP”

Ernie Davis was our Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — “Malapropism”
mistaken use of a word, for example, “flamingo” dancing (should be

Rich Santiago was our Grammarian!

Carl Sabath was our Ah-Counter!

Yash Sinha was our Timer!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Listener!

Ernie Davis was our Ballot Counter!

Steve Hill was our Closer!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Master Evaluator!

Carl Sabath was our Tipster!

Congratulate Ryan Harrell, Speaker 1, with his speech, “The Leadership of
Benjamin Franklin”, Competent Communicator Project #7 Evaluated by Carlos

Congratulate Trudie Root, Speaker 2, with her speech, “Tactical Urbanism”,
Competent Communicator Project #6, Evaluated by Sheila Heyward-Snipes.

Congratulate Damien Butler, Speaker 3, with his speech, “Impromptu
Speaking”, Better Speaker Series, Evaluated by Jerrick Alexander.

Congratulate our Table Topics Speakers: Herman Raybon, Jr., and Daniel Good.

Best Speaker was Damien Butler!

Best Evaluator was Carlos Arzeno!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Daniel Good!

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.

NEW link to see the club’s DCP status!
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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