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2014-11-20 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2762 Minutes

December 7, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2762, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday November
20, 2014

Welcome esteemed guest Terry Staton, guest of Katelyn Kuehl; we hope you’ll
join Toastmasters to enhance your speaking and leadership skills.

Welcome returning guest, Liz Dickerson; we look forward to your membership
in December.

Welcome Patrick Massenburg; we are glad you chose Helmsmen TM to transfer
your membership in Toastmasters.

Welcome back Carlton Hart; it is good to have you participate and take a
role that needed to be filled.


1. Katelyn Kuehl reminded us on behalf of Carmita Cooke to RSVP Carmita by
December 2, 2014 for the holiday party at her parents’ home on Saturday
December 6, 2014.

2. Holiday Party December 18, 2014 at 7:30-8:45 p.m. Elizabeth Femrite
Helmsmen TM will be hosting a holiday party in the building. We will have
refreshments, and a full session of Table Topics with a Holiday flair!
Bring a gift of $10 or less, or bring a re-gift to exchange.

3. Officer Elections! Annette Sanks reminded us that we will be having
officer elections in December. If you are interested in holding a position,
please contact Annette Sanks or any one of the current officers.

Description of officer positions:

–As president, you are responsible for providing the supportive club
environment members need to fulfill their self-development goals, making
sure that members benefit from the Toastmasters educational program, and
helping the club recruit new members and retain current ones.

Vice President Education
–As vice president education, you are responsible for providing and
maintaining the positive environment and the programs through which members
can learn and grow. If you do your job well, your club will have satisfied
members and will continue to grow.

Vice President Membership
–As vice president membership, you are responsible for building membership
and ensuring a strong membership base by satisfying the needs of all
members. Your efforts contribute to the success of the club.

–Vice President Public Relations
As vice president public relations, you are responsible for coordinating an
active public relations and publicity program. Your job is vital to the
growth and success of the club; your efforts help to attract new members.

As treasurer, you are responsible for keeping clear and accurate financial
records of club business and for seeing that the club remains financially

As secretary, you are responsible for keeping clear and accurate records of
club business, including membership records and correspondence with
Toastmasters International’s World Headquarters and others.

–Sergeant at Arms
As the sergeant at arms, you are responsible for maintaining club
properties, arranging the meeting room and welcoming members and guests at
each meeting.

5. District 27 Newsletter: If anyone is interested in assisting in the
District 27 Newsletter, please contact Rhonda K. Bellow at .


Annette Sanks was our Presiding Officer!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Opener!

Annika L’Ecuyer was our Toast Master of the Day celebrating Thanksgiving
with the theme: “Thanksgiving”!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Wordsmith with the word of the day: “Abstain”,
(verb) to choose not to do something

Liz Dickerson was our Grammarian!

Patrick Massenburg was our timer!

Terry Staton was our listener!

Elizabeth Femrite was our AH-counter!

Liz Dickerson was our Ballot Counter!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Tipster!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our closer!

Katelyn Kuehl was our Table Topics Master with the theme of “Thanksgiving”!

Lillian Wilkinson was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Annette Sanks, Speaker 1, with her speech “The Eagle Award”,
Advanced Communication Series, Special Occasion Speeches, Project 5;
Evaluated by Carlton Hart.

Congratulate Forte Ward, Speaker 2, with his speech “Why do we come to
Toastmasters”, Advanced Manual Public Relations, The Good Will Speech;
Evaluated by Herman Raybon, Jr.

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Herman Raybon, Jr., Patrick Massenburg,
and Elizabeth Femrite!

Best Speaker was Annette Sanks!!

Best Evaluator was Carlton Hart!!

Best Table Topics speaker was Herman Raybon, Jr!!


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

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE


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