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2015-04-30 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2780 Minutes

May 16, 2015

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Minutes for Meeting 2780, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday April
30, 2015

Business:

1. The Spring Conference begins Friday evening and continues Saturday. May
1st/2nd — District 27 Spring Conference — Crystal City Marriot —
Washington Reagan National Airport, 1999 Jefferson-Davis Hwy, Arlington, Va
http://d27tm.org On Friday, May 1st 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm is the
Evaluation Contest; Saturday May 2nd from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm includes the
International Speech contest — see information and tickets on
http://d27tm.org website.

For registration:
http://District27Conference.eventbrite.com
Questions? Contact Altheria Barnett, altheria.y.barnett@census.gov or
(301)655-9444.

2. Attached are instructions to use Easy-Speak to assign roles and speeches
for a meeting. If you need assistance, Lillian Wilkinson our VP-Education
or any of the club officers will assist.

3. Officer Elections! We need to elect new officers in June. If you are
interest in holding a position, please contact Annette Sanks or any one of
the current officers.

Description of officer positions:

President
–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.

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

–Secretary
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.

http://www.toastmasters.org/clubofficers.aspx

Roles:

Annette Sanks was our Presiding Officer!

Jerrick Alexander was our Opener!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Toast Master of the Day with the theme “Summer
Time Travels”!

Forte Ward was our Wordsmith with the word of the day: “Laconic”, (adj)
brief or terse

Forte Ward was our Grammarian / AH-Counter!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our timer!

Forte Ward was our listener!

Elizabeth Femrite was our AH-counter!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Tipster!

Elizabeth Femrite was our closer!

Travis Herbranson was our Table Topics Master!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Annette Sanks, Speaker 1, with her speech “The Roast: Herman
Raybon, Jr.”, Advanced Communication Series, Special Occasion Speeches,
Project 3; Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite.

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Forte Ward, Annette Sanks, Herman
Raybon, Jr., and Elizabeth Femrite!

Best Speaker was Annette Sanks!!

Best Evaluator was Elizabeth Femrite!!

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
http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/ClubReport.aspx?id=00002412

Happy Speaking! We are Toastmasters!

Vr,
Trudie Root
Club Secretary

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