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2014-05-29 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2737 Minutes

May 30, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2737, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, May 29,

Congratulations! Carlos Arzeno and Damien Butler as they leave the area to
pursue their professions and passions.

Congratulations Helmsmen Toastmasters! We’ve earned the Founders Award by
sponsoring the Legacy TM Club in the Pentagon, which meets Tuesday
afternoons at 5:15 in food court area near Dunkin Donuts. Bert Romero, Carl
Sabath and Herman Raybon, Jr. made it happen.


1 Save the Date! Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 8:30am-2:00pm officer
training; Toastmasters Learning Institute (TLI) sponsored by our new
Division A Governor Herman Raybon, Jr., to be held at the Fairlington
Community Center 3308 South Stafford Street, in Arlington VA 22206.
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.


Lillian Wilkinson was Presiding Officer!

Jill Shanteau was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was Kimberly Scott with the theme “Summer Family Fun”

John Durish was our Wordsmith with the Words of the Day — “Halcyon”
(adj) calm, peaceful, ex: Halcyon times of peace, Halcyon days of youth.

Carl Sabath was our Grammarian!

Jill Shanteau was our Ah-Counter!

Herman Raybon was our Timer!

Carl Sabath was our Listener!

Trudie Root our Ballot Counter!

Jill Shanteau was our Closer!

John Harms was our Master Evaluator!

Kimberly Scott was our Tipster!

Congratulate Carlos Arzeno, Speaker 1, with his speech, “Farewell fellow
Helmsmen” Competent Communicator Manual Inspire your Audience Project#10
Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite.

Congratulate Kevin Kloeppel, Speaker 2, with his speech, “El Guia
Turistico”, Competent Communicator Manual Project 4 How to Say It, Evaluated
by John Durish.

Congratulate Ernie Davis, Speaker 3, with his speech, “Words Have Meaning”,
Competent Communicator Manual Project 3 Get to the Point, Evaluated by Ryan

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Carl Sabath, Damien Butler, Annette
Sanks, and Lillian Wilkinson.

Best Speaker was Carlos Arzeno!

Best Evaluator was Ryan Harrell!

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, 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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Caveats: NONE

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