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2014-05-08 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2734 Minutes

May 9, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2734, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, May 8, 2014

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

Congratulations to Helmsmen Toastmaster Club. The Club was recognized at the 2014
District Spring Conference and received the Golden Toaster Award. The
Golden Toaster Award is present to those clubs that had all 7 officers
trained at both Summer and Winter TLI training sessions.

Congratulations Herman Raybon, Jr, our new Division A Governor, for the
TM year July 1 2014-June 30 2015!!


1 TM Martha McPhee from the PENTAF Toastmasters Club won the District International
Speech contest and placed 2nd place in the Evaluations Contest. If you see her around the building
Congratulate her or send her email is

2 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.


Lillian Wilkinson was Presiding Officer!

Bert Romero was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was Eugene Burrell with the theme “Life Lessons”

Lillian Wilkinson was our Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — “Agnize” (verb) recognizes, acknowledge, own, be fully aware or cognizant

Ghost was our Grammarian!

Bert Romero was our Ah-Counter!

Jill Shanteau was our Timer!

Yash Sinha was our Listener!

Carl Sabath our Ballot Counter!

Eugene Burrell was our Closer!

Steve Hill was our Master Evaluator!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Tipster!

Congratulate Hermon Raybon, Speaker 1, with his speech, “So – You Want To Be A Marine!”
Advanced Series Interpretive Reading #4 Evaluated by John Harms.

Congratulate Trudie Root, Speaker 2, with her speech, “Healthy Vacations”, CC Manual Research Your Topic Project #7, Evaluated by Annette Sanks.

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Elizabeth Femrite, Ryan Harrell and Travis Herbranson.

Best Speaker was Herman Raybon Jr!

Best Evaluator was John Harms!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Ryan Harrell!

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, and 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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