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2014-06-05 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2738 Minutes

June 8, 2014

Hello Toastmasters!

Minutes for Meeting 2738, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, June 5,


1. New Officers for July 1 – December 31 2014! A motion was made and
passed to elect the new slate of Helmsmen officers. Congratulations!
–Annette Sanks President
–Lillian Wilkinson Vice President Education
–Elizabeth Femrite Vice President Membership
–Ryan Harrell Vice President Public Relations
–Carl Sabath Treasurer
–Trudie Root Secretary
–Jerrick Alexander Sergeant at Arms

2. Mentorship. A motion was made by Bert Romero to add another officer
position to the club. The position is VP of Mentorship. Discussion ensued
in support of the new position and in support of maintaining the
responsibility within the VP of Education (currently managed by a committee
member). Herman Raybon, Jr. suggested to table the motion for now until it
is vetted with the District leaders. The club members were in favor of
tabling the motion.

3. Free Training — Toastmasters Learning Institute (TLI). New officers are
required to attend training offered by TLI. All TMs are welcome to attend.
Training is free. If you want to be a committee member for any of the
officer positions, we can make it happen. Please contact any one of the

District 27, Division A TLI Training has two scheduled trainings. You only
have to attend one training session. AS we find out about more training
events, we will include the information in the minutes or send out separate
if there is a date constraint.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Annandale High School
4700 Medford Drive
Annandale, VA 22003
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Core Officer Training
Food will be provided, donation requested
Request that attendees register via eventbrite:

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Fairlington Community Center
3308 South Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22206
8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Core Officer Training and Electives (TBD)
Food will be provided, donation requested
No pre-registration required


Lillian Wilkinson was Presiding Officer!

Lillian Wilkinson was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was Elizabeth Femrite with the theme “Grab Bag”

Jill Shanteau was our Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — “Perpetuity”
(noun) last forever, ex: He did not believe in the perpetuity of military

Ryan Harrell was our Grammarian!

Ryan Harrell was our Ah-Counter!

Annette Sanks was our Timer!

Bert Romero was our Listener!

Carmita Cooke our Ballot Counter!

Lillian Wilkinson was our Closer!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Master Evaluator!

Kimberly Scott was our Tipster!

Congratulate Kimberly Scott, Speaker 1, with her speech, “How to Develop
Your Gift” Competent Communicator Project #5 Your Body Speaks
Evaluated by Kevin Kloeppel.

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Jill Shanteau, Carmita Cooke, Annette
Sanks, Herman Raybon, Jr., and Ryan Harrell.

Best Speaker was Kimberly Scott!

Best Evaluator was Kevin Kloeppel!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Annette Sanks!

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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