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2014-10-23 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2758 Minutes

November 2, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2758, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday
October 23, 2014

Welcome esteemed guests Patrick Massenburg,, Elizabeth (Liz) Dickerson,, and Klashun (Klay) Thompson, !!

Club Business:

1. Carl reminded everyone of the District Conference 1 November 2014 at
the Radisson Hotel Largo in Upper Marlboro, MD. Cost is $75 until October
23; $90 from October 23-31; $100 the day of the event. The keynote speaker
is Craig Valentine who is an excellent presenter and has a website where you can sign up for speaking tips.

2. Elizabeth mentioned that an Open House is coming up and dates will be


Lillian Wilkinson was our Presiding Officer!

Trudie Root was our Opener!

Carmita Cooke was our Toast Master of the Day with the theme
“Woodstock” !

Elizabeth Femrite was our Wordsmith with the word of the day: “Zeal”
Meaning: ardor, fervor, intense enthusiasm (noun)!

Carl Sabath was our Grammarian!

Carl Sabath was our Timer!

Liz Dickerson was our Listener!

Jerrick Alexander was our AH-counter!

Patrick Massenburg was our Ballot Counter!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Tipster!

Ernie Davis was our Closer!

Katelyn Kuehl was our Table Topics Master !

Kevin Kloeppel was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Speaker #1, John Durish, Competent Communication Manual #9 –
Persuade with Power, “Be Calm and Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”;
Evaluated by Kimberly Scott

Congratulate Speaker #2, Shelia Heyward-Snipes, Advanced Communication
Series — Speaking to Inform, A Fact Finding Report, “Knowledge is Power”;
Evaluated by Ernie Davis

Congratulate Speaker #3, Annika L’Ecuyer, Competent Communication Manual
#9 – Persuade with Power, “Be My Guest”; Evaluated by John Harms

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Klay Thompson, Ernie Davis, and Kimberly

Best Speaker was Annika L’Ecuyer !!

Best Evaluator was John Harms !

Best Table Topics Speaker was Kimberly Scott !!


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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