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2014-05-15 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2735 Minutes

May 17, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2735, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, May 15,

Congratulations to Carlos Arzeno on his engagement to Diana Stapinski!


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
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!

Lillian Wilkinson was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was Annika L’Ecuyer with the theme “Leadership”

Lillian Wilkinson was our Wordsmith with the Words of the Day — “Elucidate”
(verb) to make clear or plain, clarify and “Rant” (adj) speak loudly,
violently and at length, rave.

Carlos Arzeno was our Grammarian!

Trudie Root was our Ah-Counter!

Carl Sabath was our Timer!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Listener!

Jill Shanteau our Ballot Counter!

Annette Sanks was our Closer!

Luke Lisell was our Master Evaluator!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Tipster!

Congratulate Yash Sinha, Speaker 1, with his speech, “The Roast –
Leadership” Special Occasion Speeches #3 Evaluated by Kimberly Scott.

Congratulate Ryan Harrell, Speaker 2, with his speech, “I’d Like a Karn Dog,
Please!”, CC Manual Your Body Speaks Project #5, Evaluated by Herman Raybon,

Congratulate Kevin Kloeppel, Speaker 3, with his speech, “The L Word”, CC
Manual Get To The Point Project #3, Evaluated by Jerrick Alexander.

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Annette Sanks, Trudie Root, and Carlos

Best Speaker was Kevin KLoeppel!

Best Evaluator was Kimberly Scott!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Trudie Root!

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
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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