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2014-06-19 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2740 Minutes

June 20, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2740, Helmsman Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday June 19,

Welcome esteemed guest Aletha Cooke! We hope you’ll decide to
become a member.


1. Mentoring meeting today at 2pm, Main Food Court near Dunkin Donuts.
Meeting will be led by TM Jill Shanteau. Please attend if your schedule

2. Herman Raybon, Inducted new Club Officers:
President, Annette Sanks
Treasurer, Carl Sabath
Secretary, Trudie Root
Vice President Membership, Elizabeth Femrite
Vice President Education, Lillian Wilkinson
Vice President Public Relations, Ryan Harrell
Sergeant-At-Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Congratulations to the new officers!
Thanks Jerrick for new signage for our various roles!!

3. Toastmasters Learning Institute (TLI). New officers are required to
attend training offered by TLI. All TMs are welcome to attend.
Training is free. As more dates become available, we will post.

a. Saturday, July 19, 2014, 9 AM-1 PM
Fairlington Community Center
3308 South Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22206
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Core Officer Training and Electives (TBD)
Food will be provided, donation requested
No pre-registration required

b. Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9 AM-Noon
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax
8:00 AM – Registration; 8:45: Plenary Session
9:00 AM: Officer Training; 11am: Breakout Sessions; 12noon:end

c. Thursday, June 26, 6-8 PM
Registration at 5:30 PM, Core Officer Training, Census Bureau Building
There are strict Security procedures to enter the Census Bureau building.
For this reason, all non-Census employees wishing to enter the building must
register two days beforehand (24 June 2014), so it can be forwarded to the
Census Security office.
The training will begin at 6:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM. Because of security
procedures, it could take up to 15- 30 minutes before you can enter the
building. So plan ahead.
Food will be provided, donation requested.
Please Register at:

d. Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8 AM – Noon
Verizon Training Center
22001 Loudoun County Parkway, Ashburn
8 AM Registration; 8:45 AM Plenary Session; 9:00 AM Officer Training; 11 AM
Breakout Sessions; 12 Noon End

4. Helmsmen TM will host our District 27 International Speech Contest
Champion, Martha Macphee on Thursday 26, June 2014 during our usual TM
meeting 7:30-8:45am. Martha will give her speech in preparation for the
August Semi-Finals in Malaysia. Plan to attend to support Martha!

5. Carl Sabath is our Toast Master of the Day for June 26, 2014. Please
help save him time by
signing up for a role using EasySpeak, or when asked, please volunteer for a

Annette Sanks was Presiding Officer

Keven Kloeppel was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was Jill Shanteau with the theme “For the Love of

“I Believe” video clip for upcoming U.S. game:

Lillian Wilkinson was our Wordsmith with the word of the day: “Finical”
meaning very hard to please, (adj)

Carmita Cooke was our Grammarian and AH-counter!

Trudie Root was our timer!

Elizabeth Femrite was our listener!

Kevin Kloeppel was our Ballot Counter!

Herman Raybon was our Tipster!

Kevin Kloeppel was our closer!

Jerrick Alexander was our Table Topics Master!

Carl Sabath was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Shelia Heyward-Snipes, CC, Speaker 1, with her speech “What is
that Smell?” Speaking to Inform (2006) #2, Resources for Informing;Evaluated
by Annette Sanks

Congratulate Annika L’Ecuyer, Speaker 2, with her speech “For the Love of
Beer”, Competent Communicator
Project #8, Get Comfortable with Visual Aids; Evaluated by Herman Raybon

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Kevin Kloeppel, Lillian Wilkinson, and
Aletha Cooke.

Best Speaker was a tie between Shelia Hayward-Snipes and Annika L”Ecuyer !!

Best Evaluator was Annette Sanks !!

Best Table Topics speaker was Kevin Kloeppel !!


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.

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

Happy Speaking! We are Toastmasters!

Annette Sanks
Club Secretary

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