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2014-05-01 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2733 Minutes

May 9, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2733, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, May 1, 2014

Welcome guest Kelly Saltzman and Daniel Good! We hope you’ll decide to join us!

Congratulations Annette Sanks for completing her Competent Leadership
manual!

Business:

1 Speakers needed for the next two weeks. Please go to easy speak to
Sign up or contact the VP Education Lillian Wilkinson and Toast Master of the Day.

2 Save time by utilizing EasySpeak to store your biography. The bio is need when you
have a speaking role or significant role such as TMoD, Master Evaluator.
You’ll save yourself and the TMoD time when the information readily available.

3 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 Toastmasters.org 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
others.
–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.
http://www.toastmasters.org/clubofficers.aspx

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.

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Roles:

Lillian Wilkinson was Presiding Officers!

Jerrick Alexander was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was Jill Shanteau with the theme “New Beginnings”

Trudie Root was our Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — “Nimiety” (Nih mye uh tee) noun – excess, redundancy

Yash Sinha was our Grammarian!

Herman Raybon was our Ah-Counter!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Timer!

Kimberly Scott was our Listener!

Lillian Wilkinson our Ballot Counter!

Annette Sanks was our Closer!

Eugene Burrell was our Master Evaluator!

Carl Sabath was our Tipster!

Congratulate Sheila Heyward-Snipes, Speaker 1, with her speech, “Everything Dances”,
Advanced Manual Speaking to Inform #3 Evaluated by Kimberly Scott.

Congratulate Ernie Davis Speaker 2, with his speech, “Race in America: New Beginnings and
Rethinking Race and Ethnicity”, Competent Communicator Project #4, Evaluated by John Durish.

Congratulate John Harms, Speaker 3, with his speech, “Controlling Your Fears”,
Better Speaker Series #3, Evaluated by Carmita Cooke.

Best Speaker was Sheila Heywood-Snipes!

Best Evaluator was John Durish!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Kelly Saltzman!

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.

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
http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/ClubReport.aspx?id+00002412

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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