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2014-04-24 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2732 Minutes

May 9, 2014

*** Please Note: These minutes are from April 24, 2014. I inadvertently didn’t send. With the help of Elizabeth Femrite, CC, CCL, and Carl Sabath, DTM, we were able to complete and send. Thank you Elizabeth and Carl for you continued assistance and leadership!! Again, thank you.

Minutes for Meeting 2732, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, April
24, 2014

Welcome guest Travis Herbranson! We hope you’ll decide to join us!

Congratulations Jill Shanteau for completing her Competent Leadership


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.


Damien Butler and Lillian Wilkinson were Presiding Officers!

Steve Hill was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was John Durish with the theme “This Land Is Your
Land, This Land Is My Land”

Travis Herbranson was our Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — “Tenacious”
(adj) means very determined to do something

Lillian Wilkinson was our Grammarian!

Lillian Wilkinson was our Ah-Counter!

Ernie Davis was our Timer!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Listener!

Carl Sabath was our Ballot Counter!

Lillian Wilkinson was our Closer!

Annette Sanks was our Master Evaluator!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Tipster!

Congratulate Sheila Heyward-Snipes, Speaker 1, with her speech, “In Line”,
Advanced Manual Speaking to Inform #1 Evaluated by Ryan Harrell.

Congratulate Kimberly Scott, Speaker 2, with her speech, “Smart But
Scattered”, Competent Communicator Project #4, Evaluated by Carl Sabath.

Congratulate Yash Sinha, Speaker 3, with his speech, “Know Your Audience”,
Better Speaker Series #6, Evaluated by Jill Shanteau.

Best Speaker was Kimberly Scott!

Best Evaluator was Jill Shanteau!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Lillian Wilkinson!

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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