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2014-07-03 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2742 Minutes

July 4, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2742, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday July 3,

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

New officers for Club 2412 assumed their duties.


1. Herman Raybon attended the District 27 “Hail and Farewell” event Saturday
evening, where Helmsmen Toastmasters Club members were formally recognized
for achieving President’s Distinguished Club (10/10) status for the
2013-2014 Toastmaster year!

The Club was also presented a $50 gift certificate for the “March Insanity”
event and a $50 gift certificate for the “Red Zone II” event. Well done to
all! Herman presented the gift certificates to Annette Sanks, Club

2. Training for officers (new additions to the list)
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. Be sure to
Your club name Helmsmen Toastmasters and Club Number 2412 when you attend
training in another district.

a. July 10 (Thursday) – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Washington, D.C. (District 27)
6:00 – 8:00 PM TLI Core Training (5:30 registration)
U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202

b. July 16 (Wednesday) – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Washington, D.C. (District 36)
6:00-8:30 PM TLI Core Training (5:30 registration)
Edison Electric Institute, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

c. July 19 (Saturday) 9:00 AM – 1:00 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

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

e. July 19 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Baltimore, MD (District 18)
State Highway Division, 707 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

f. July 20 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Laurel, MD (District 18)
Johns Hopkins University/APL, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723

g. July 23 (Wednesday) – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Washington, D.C. (District 27)
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. TLI Core Training (5:30 registration)
BAE Systems, 80 M St SE. Washington, DC 20003

h. July 26 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Baltimore, MD (District 18)
Franklin Square Medical Center, Conference Center, Room B/C, 9000 Franklin
Square Dr, Baltimore, MD 21237

i. August 9 (Saturday) –
Mt. Vernon, VA (District 29)
South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria—Leadership-Institute

j. August 9 (Saturday) – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Severna Park, MD (District 18)
Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna
Park, MD 21146 (between Baltimore and Annapolis)


Trudie Root was our Presiding Officer!

Herman Raybon was our Opener!

Annette Sanks was our Toast Master of the Day celebrating the 4th of July
with the theme: “Happy Birthday America”!

Aletha Cooke was our Wordsmith with the word of the day: “Tradition”,
meaning a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something and used by people
participating in groups, families, or society for a long time. (noun)

Herman Raybon was our Grammarian!

Herman Raybon was our timer!

Carl Sabath was our listener!

Herman Raybon was our AH-counter!

Carl Sabath was our Ballot Counter!

Bert Romero was our Tipster!

Annette Sanks was our closer!

Jerrick Alexander was our Table Topics Master with the theme of “Red, White,
and Blue”!

Steve Hill was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Annika L’Ecuyer, Speaker 1, with her speech “When Opportunity
Knocks”, Competent
Communicator #10: Inspire Your Audience; Evaluated by Rich Santiago.

Congratulate John Harms, Speaker 2, with his speech “Jack Seeks His
Project #1, The Folk Tale Advanced Series; Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite.

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Rich Santiago, Steve Hill, Aletha Cooke,
Carl Sabath!

Best Speaker was Annika L’Ecuyer !!

Best Evaluator was Rich Santiago !!

Best Table Topics speaker was Steve Hill !!

Toastmaster of the Day Annette Sanks and fellow Helmsmen gave a warm
farewell to Steve Hill who is moving to Beaufort, South Carolina. Steve
completed all projects in the Competent Communicator and Competent
Leadership Manuals. Steve will be missed!


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
Topics 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!

Trudie Root
Club Secretary


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