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2014-05-22 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2736 Minutes

May 24, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2736, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, May


1 Save the Date! Saturday, July 19, 2014 officer training; Toastmasters
Learning Institute (TLI) sponsored by our new Division A Governor Herman
Raybon, Jr., to be held at the Fairlington Community Center in Arlington VA.
Officers must attend and all TMs are welcome to attend. More information
will be provided as it becomes available.

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
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.

3 Pentagon Legacy Toastmasters Club. Spread the word, there is a newly
chartered TM club that meets by the Dunkin Donuts in the main food court
area of the Pentagon at 5:15 pm every Tuesday. See Bert Romero, Carl
Sabath, or Herman Raybon, Jr. for more information.

4 Attached is an Ah-Counter Tally Sheet that one of our previous TMs Katie
Dawson shared with Helmsmen TM. It is useful for tracking those ubiquitous
filler words, i.e., um’s, ah’s, so’s.

Lillian Wilkinson was Presiding Officer!

Eugene Burrell was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was Eugene Burrell with the theme “Heroes and Their

Bert Romero was our Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — “Ubiquitous”
(adj) found everywhere or seeming to be everywhere at the same time,
universal, omnipresent

Lillian Wilkinson was our Grammarian!

Carl Sabath was our Ah-Counter!

Carmita Cooke was our Timer!

Trudie Root was our Listener!

Royce Edington our Ballot Counter!

Damien Butler was our Closer!

John Durish was our Master Evaluator!

Annika L’Ecuyer Femrite was our Tipster!

Congratulate Herman Raybon, Jr., Speaker 1, with his speech, “The Dream” The
Oratorical Speech, from Interpretive Reading Manual, Advanced Communication
Series Project#5 Evaluated by Ernie Davis.

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Ryan Harrell, Annette Sanks, Kevin
Kloeppel, Jill Shanteau, and Damien Butler.

Best Speaker was Herman Raybon, Jr.!

Best Evaluator was Ernie Davis!

Best Table Topics Speakers, a tie, Annette Sanks and Jill Shanteau!

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

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE


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