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2015-05-07 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2781 Minutes

May 16, 2015

Minutes for Meeting 2781, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday May 7,

Welcome esteemed guest Nancy Bell !!

Welcome esteemed guest Ralph Jones, immediate past District Governor !!


1. Herman Raybon, Jr. thanked Helmsmen for helping with the Spring
Conference and especially noted that Katelyn Kuehl volunteered and provided
great assistance. Katelyn also sent out excellent notes and observations
following the conference.

2. Lillian passed out a sign-up sheet for future roles. You can also fill
out roles in Easy-Speak and Elizabeth provided a guide to Easy-speak in
last week’s minutes– if you need assistance with the web tool, please ask
Lillian for help.

3. Officer Elections are approaching! 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:

–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.


Annette Sanks was our Presiding Officer!

Jerrick Alexander called the meeting to order!

Carmita Cooke was our opener!

Katelyn Kuehl was our Toast Master of the Day with the theme “Spring
Conference Follow-Up”!

Forte Ward was our Wordsmith with the word of the day: “Sequester”, (verb)
To set apart; separate; segregate

Elizabeth Femrite was our Grammarian!

Carmita Cooke was our timer!

Kim Winborne was our Ah-counter!

Annette Sanks was our listener/quiz-master!

Trudie Root was our ballot counter!

Latisha Ballance was our Tipster!

Katelyn Kuehl was our closer!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Table Topics Master!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Jerrick Alexander, Speaker 1, with his speech “Spring Clean”,
Advanced Communication Manual, Project 4, Fact Finding Report; Evaluated by
Forte Ward

Congratulate Travis Herbranson, Speaker 2, with his speech “Eat that Frog”,
Competent Communication Manual, Project 2, Organize Your Speech; Evaluated
by Lillian Wilkinson

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Ralph Jones, Nancy Bell !

Best Speaker was Travis Herbranson!!

Best Evaluator was Forte Ward!!

Best Table Topics speaker was Ralph Jones!!

First Time Award went to Nancy Bell


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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