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2019-10-10 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2996 Minutes

October 20, 2019

Madam President,
Fellow Helmsmen,

Please see below the minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2996, Thursday 10 October 2019.

Congratulate our TMOD, Bert Romero
With the theme, “What is Your Favorite Month?”

The TM Theme was in honor of Fall coming, and Bert Romero likes best the hot, humid months of the year! So, what is YOUR favorite month?????

Guest: Notional

Club Business:
1. Membership Dues are paid. Until next time……
2. The Area Context will be October 24th at 5:30pm. This contest will lead up to the Division contest. There is no district contest this fall.
What: Area Contest. Categories are Humorous Speech and Table Topics
When: 24 October 2019 at 5:30pm
Where: Pentagon, First Floor Food Court behind the Duncan Donuts area
Who: You!!!! Contact Elizabeth Femrite if you wish to compete.
***Prepare to speak next week your humorous speech and/or Table Topics as prep for the contest!!
3. TMOD (or any Helmsmen): Don’t just send an email about an upcoming meeting; call folks! It’s more personal and reminds them to attend the meeting.

Meeting Roles:
Presiding Officer- Elizabeth Femrite
Opening- Bert Romero
Toastmaster of the Day- Bert Romero
Tip of the Day- Andrea Clark (Practice and consistency are key to good speaking)
Ah Counter- Bert Romero
Grammarian- Carl Sabath
Timer- Elizabeth Femrite
Listener- Elizabeth Femrite
Ballot Counter- Bert Romero
Word of the Day- Forte Ward: “Umbrage”, a noun meaning “offense”, “resentment”.
Table Topics Master- Andrea Clark (Birthday Month speeches and favorite month listings)
Master Evaluator- Carl Sabath
Speaker- Herman Raybon
“Pathways Update”
Speech Evaluator – N/A
Closer- Andrea Clark

Congrats, Forte and Elizabeth, for a tie as Best Table Topics Speaker!

TMOD Schedule October 2019
17 October __________
**Be prepared to participate; fill a role.
***Contact Elizabeth Femrite for future TMOD opportunities!

Points from Herman’s Speech:
– Legacy credits DO NOT convey to Pathways. All credits are zeroed out after June 30th of 2020. Fresh Start!!
– How to Sign Up. Go to the TM website; click on “Pathways” and get going.
– The first pathway is free…that’s F-R-E-E. Sign Up Now. Why wait?
– There are some differences between the requirements for club position credits and in the pathways from the legacy system.
– Club goal by VP of Membership and VP of Public Relations is 100% on Pathways by end of year 2019.
– We should get on Pathways now so we can be ready to mentor new members next year.

It’s a Great Day to be a Helmsmen Toastmaster! Happy Speaking!

Andrea Clark
Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters
Club: 2412, Area 11, Division A, District 27

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