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2014-07-24 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2745 Minutes

July 27, 2014

2014-07-24 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2745

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Minutes for Meeting 2745, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday July 24,

Welcome esteemed guest Brenda Hampton, HQDA, DCS G-1 Management Support
Office, We hope you elect to become a

A warm welcome back to COL Forte Ward who has been gone a year while he was
at the Eisenhower School! COL Ward works in OSD Policy.


1. Bert reported that the Legacy Toastmasters Club on Tuesday evening is
going well; Bert thanked everyone for their support and asked everyone to
continue to send people to the club.

2. Attached are future dates for TLI training at various locations and


Annette Sanks was our Presiding Officer!

Luke Lisell was our Opener!

Trudie Root was our Toast Master of the Day with the theme
“Laughter is Invaluable”

Carl Sabath was our Wordsmith with the word of the day: “Jocose” meaning
playful, humorous. (adjective)

Herman Raybon was our Grammarian!

Jerrick Alexander was our timer!

Brenda Hampton was our listener!

Luke Lisell was our AH-counter!

Annette Sanks was our Ballot Counter!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Tipster!

Trudie Root was our closer!

Bert Romero was our Table Topics Master with the theme of “Laughter”!

Jill Shanteau was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Ryan Harrell, Speaker 1, with his speech “Welcome to the
Competent Communicator #9: Persuade with Power; Evaluated by Annika

Congratulate John Durish, Speaker 2, with his speech “Traps for Thoughts”,
Competent Communication Manual #8- Get Comfortable with Visual Aids;
Evaluated by Carmita Cooke.

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Carl Sabath, Brenda Hampton, Forte Ward,
and Elizabeth Femrite

Best Speaker was Ryan Harrell !!

Best Evaluator was Carmita Cooke !!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Brenda Hampton !!

First Time Award went to Brenda Hampton !!


Humor Resources:
William H. Stevenson, “Make Them Laugh”, Toastmaster Magazine, August 2010,
pp. 16-19
Museum of Humor at:
Get More Laughs by Next Week at: (Commercial

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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