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2014-12-11 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2764 Minutes

January 16, 2015

Minutes Meeting 2764 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Thursday 11 December 2014 (UNCLASSIFIED)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Minutes for Meeting 2764, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday December
11, 2014

Congratulations and thanks to Carmita Cooke for hosting an awesome Holiday
Party at her home! Per Lillian, Carmita also gets credit toward her
Competent Leadership for this event.


1. President Annette Sanks reminded everyone that election for Helmsmen
Officers is approaching. Members may elect to run for any of the offices;
serving as an officer will fulfill a requirement for Advanced Leader. The
Vice President for Public Relations is open; current officers are willing to
run/serve again for the other offices. Term of office is six months.

2. Herman Raybon is hosting an Advanced Manual discussion today. For
example, to move to advanced leader at the bronze, silver, and gold level, a
member needs to serve as an officer.

3. John Durish will host the Table Topics Session at the Helmsmen
Toastmasters Holiday Party
on December 18, 2014 from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. in the Pentagon Conference Room
at 2E579. 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. Elizabeth will have extra gifts so guests may also
join us.

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 OPEN
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.

4. Carl Sabath put together a list of TLI training (attached) for December
2014 — February 2015


Annette Sanks was our Presiding Officer!

Herman Raybon was our Opener!

Kevin Kloeppel was our Toast Master of the Day with the theme: “Winter

Elizabeth Femrite was the Wordsmith with the word of the day: “Yowl”, (verb)
meaning to make a loud wailing cry

Forte Ward was our Grammarian!

Carmita Cooke was our Timer!

Ernie Davis was our Listener!

Annette Sanks was our Ballot Counter!

Carl Sabath was our AH-counter!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Tipster!

Herman Raybon was our Closer!

Sheila Heyward-Snipes was our Table Topics Master with the theme “Winter

Trudie Root was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Annika L’Ecuyer, Speaker 1, with her speech “What’s your
Competent Communication Manual #5, Your Body Speaks; Evaluated by Lillian

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Ernie Davis, Herman Raybon, Trudie Root,
Forte Ward, ALL (singing)

Best Speaker was Annika L’Ecuyer!!

Best Evaluator was Lillian Wilkinson!!

Best Table Topics speaker was Forte Ward!!


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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