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2019-10-17 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2997 Minutes

Madam President,
Fellow Helmsmen,

Please see below the minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2997, Thursday 17 October 2019.

Congratulate our TMOD, Carl Sabath
With the theme, “Doing Things Differently”

What a great theme! Do things differently…successful people do things differently. Carl highlighted multiple ways we can do things differently…all geared toward making one grow, stepping out of comfort zones, balancing life events, helping others. Success is getting out of life what YOU WANT out of life.

Guest: Notional

Club Business:
1. 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

*****SPEAKERS ARE NEEDED******

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. elizabeth.m.femrite.civ@mail.mil ***Prepare to speak next week your humorous speech and/or Table Topics as prep for the contest!!

*******Kim Winborne, Area Director, asks for Helmsmen to volunteer to fill roles at the Division Contest!!!*******

2. Calling All Helmsmen: Speak up like a Helmsmen and invite, invite, invite others to attend a Helmsmen TM meeting. See the attached flyer. Print out several of them. When you are standing in line getting coffee, ask someone if they have heard about Toastmasters. If they say “yes”, hand them a flyer. If they say “no”, hand them a flyer. Invite, invite, invite.
3. Emphasis was made on current Helmsmen prioritizing the meeting and attending. Helmsmen TM is 62 years old…Let’s keep it alive and lively!
4. Note: The email distribution list is updated to remove names of those who have transitioned away from the Pentagon.
5. Recap of Executive Meeting, 16 Oct 2019.

SPEAKER 1: Bert Romero – “Is Formal Education Necessary for Success?”
Speech Evaluator: Carl Sabath

Meeting Roles:
Presiding Officer- Carl Sabath
Opening- Herman Raybon
Toastmaster of the Day- Carl Sabath
Tip of the Day- Herman Raybon (Do Something Differently. When you do, keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. Stay grounded.)
Ah Counter- Kim Winborne
Grammarian- Kim Winborne
Timer- Andrea Clark
Listener- Bert Romero
Ballot Counter- Carl Sabath
Word of the Day- Andrea Clark: “Equanimity”, a noun meaning mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
Table Topics Master- Bert Romero
– Famous successful people who didn’t learn of their success
– Principals to achieve success
– Favorite books to apply success principles
Master Evaluator- Kim Winborne
Closer- Carl Sabath

Congrats to Andrea for being voted the Best Table Topics Speaker!

TMOD Schedule October 2019
24 October: Elizabeth Femrite
**Be prepared to participate; fill a role.
***Contact Elizabeth Femrite for future TMOD opportunities! elizabeth.m.femrite.civ@mail.mil

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

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

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

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. elizabeth.m.femrite.civ@mail.mil
***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! elizabeth.m.femrite.civ@mail.mil

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!

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

2019-10-03 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2995 Minutes

Fellow Helmsmen,

Please see below the minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2995, Thursday 3 October 2019.

Congratulate our TMOD, Andrea Clark
With the theme, “What Gets You Going?”

The TM Theme was in honor of International Coffee Day. We learned a lot about coffee but especially what got Helmsmen Toastmasters going! You’d be surprised……

Guest: None.

Club Business:
1. Membership Dues Paid: The majority of dues were paid by the end of September. Yeah, Helmsmen! One or two stragglers still have the opportunity to pay those dues!
2. Our esteemed Area Director, Kim Winborne, informed us that the Area Context will be October 24th at 5:30pm. (This contest will lead up to the Division contest. Unfortunately, there is no district contest this fall.)
What: Area Contest. Categories are Humorous Speech and Table Topics (Ok. You all know that there are times when you act funny….so come and talk about it….)
When: 24 October 2019 at 5:30pm
Where: Pentagon, First Floor Food Court behind the Duncan Donuts area
Who: You!!!! Contact Kim Winborne and let her know! kimberly.winborne.civ@mail.mil
***Prepare to speak your humorous speech and Table Topics for these next two weeks in October as prep for the contest!!

Meeting Roles:
Presiding Officer- Carl Sabath
Opening- Andrea Clark (Quote about Coffee)
Toastmaster of the Day- Andrea Clark
Tip of the Day- Andrea Clark
Ah Counter- Forte Ward
Grammarian- Forte Ward
Timer- Kim Winborne
Listener- Carl Sabath
Ballot Counter- Carl Sabath
Word of the Day- Andrea Clark: “Emulous”, which means imitative or desirous of rivalry. “She decided to join Helmsmen TM, being emulous of the way her co-workers began to speak after they had joined.”
Table Topics Master- Forte Ward
Master Evaluator- Andrea Clark
Speaker- No speaker
Speech Evaluator – N/A
Closer- Andrea Clark

Congrats, Kim Winborne, for being our Best Table Topics Speaker!

TMOD Schedule October 2019
10 October Bert Romero
**Please let Bert know which role you will fill. jose.h.romero6.ctr@mail.mil
***Contact Elizabeth Femrite for future TMOD opportunities! elizabeth.m.femrite.civ@mail.mil

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

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

2019-09-26 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2994 Minutes

Fellow Helmsmen

Minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2994, Thursday September 26, 2019

Congratulate our TMOD, Carl Sabath
With the theme, “Tips to Growing Your Superpowers”

Club Business:
1. Membership Dues Paid: We thank all of you who have paid and hope our remaining folks will renew their membership!
Dues can be paid to Herman Raybon and Carl Sabath.
2. Membership:
– Flyers: Put flyers in places we can put flyers
— Suggestion made to assign persons specific locations to fill and re-stock flyers, etc., on a monthly basis. Which office can you supply with flyers?
– Display ribbons and pins on your desk if you can
– Meetup: Herman Raybon will research getting Meetup for the Pentagon Clubs as a way to advertise. Expected costs of $72 per year
3. Division Fall Contest announced October 22nd. But we need to help our Area 11 Director Kim Winborne put on an Area 11 Contest…more to follow.
4. Talk to your co-workers to see if they would like to improve their communication and leadership skills.

Meeting Roles:
Sgt at Arms – Jerrick Alexander
Presiding Officer- Carl Sabath
Opening- Carl Sabath
Toastmaster of the Day- Carl Sabath
Tip of the Day- Carl Sabath — Talent tips from Daniel Coyle
Ah Counter- Carl Sabath
Grammarian- Carl Sabath
Timer- Herman Raybon
Listener- Herman Raybon
Ballot Counter- N/A
Word of the Day- Jerrick Alexander – “Acrimonous”, an adjective meaning harsh, biting
Table Topics Master- Carl Sabath
Master Evaluator- Herman Raybon

Speaker- Jerrick Alexander, Pathways, Speech 1, ice breaker – “Red Pill or Blue Pill”

Speech Evaluator – Herman Raybon

Closing – Carl Sabath

Best Speaker – Jerrick Alexander!!
Best Table Topics Tied – Herman Raybon and Jerrick Alexander!!
Best Evaluator – Carl Sabath!!

TMOD Schedule October 3rd – TBD per Lillian Wilkinson

VR,
Carl Sabath for Andrea Clark
Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters
Club: 2412, Area 11, Division A, District 27

2019-09-19 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2993 Minutes

adam President,
Fellow Helmsmen,

Please see below the minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2993, Thursday September 19, 2019.

Congratulate our TMOD, Herman Raybon
With the theme, “Wacky September Days”

At today’s TM meeting, Herman listed many events– many of them “wacky”– that occur during September, e.g., Baby Safety Month, National Indoor Plant Week, and National Butterscotch Pudding Day.

Guest: None.

Club Business:
1. Membership Dues Paid: Helmsmen TM met the International TM standard to be considered a renewed club. But don’t stop paying those dues!
2. Membership:
– Flyers: Put flyers in places we can put flyers
— Suggestion made to assign persons specific locations to fill and re-stock flyers, etc., on a monthly basis. Example: Keep DEERS office well-supplied
– Display ribbons and pins on your desk if you can
– Meetup: Herman Raybon will research getting Meetup for the Pentagon Clubs as a way to advertise. Expected costs of $72 per year
3. This fall there will only be a division fall contest (November/December timeframe, to be announced).

Meeting Roles:
Presiding Officer- Carl Sabath
Opening- Herman Raybon (“Pick Up in the Rain”)
Toastmaster of the Day- Herman Raybon
Tip of the Day- Herman Raybon: Evaluation tips taken from the International Newsletter featuring the Crystal Clear TM Club. Use “I” statements to communicate what the evaluator observed versus “You” statements, which can imply “judgment”. Provide three suggestions and a compliment.
Ah Counter- Kim Winborne
Grammarian- Kim Winborne
Timer- Andrea Clark
Listener- Herman Raybon
Ballot Counter- Carl Sabath
Word of the Day- Andrea Clark: “Condign”, which means fit, deserved, merited. “The judge issued a condign, life sentence to the shooter.”
Table Topics Master- Carl Sabath: Questions based upon “Time to Process”
Master Evaluator- Kim Winborne
Speaker- No speaker
Speech Evaluator – N/A
Closer- Herman Raybon

Congrats, Andrea Clark for being our Best Table Topics Speaker!

TMOD Schedule Sep 2019
26 Sep Kim Winborne

Kim Winborne will be the TMoD on 26 September 2019. Please let Kim know which role you will fill.

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

2019-09-12 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2992 Minutes

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Minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2992, Thursday September 12, 2019

Congratulate our TMOD, Elizabeth Femrite with the theme “Fall”

Congratulate Schuyler Moore for attending and we hope you’ll decide to join our club!

Club Business:
1. The TM of the Day for Thursday, September 19th is Forté Ward. Please let Forté Ward and Elizabeth know how you can assist.
2. The new Officer induction ceremony will happen soon and will be coordinated with our Area 11 Director Kim Winborne
3. Reminder – Dues is NOW due. Please pay your dues to the Treasurer, Carl Sabath or Elizabeth Femrite or Herman Raybon. Congratulations to those who have paid their dues so far! Let’s do it!
For renewing members, dues is $50, which includes $45 for TM International and $5 for HTM Club dues (for ballots, ribbons, pins, etc.)

4. New members needed. Please reach out to co-workers, friends to give the gift of Toastmasters.

5. TMOD Schedule Sep 2019

26 Sep Carl Sabath

6. The latest minutes can be found at https://helmsmen2412.wordpress.com

7. To see where we are in the Distiniguished Club Program, go to http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/ClubReport.aspx?id=00002412

8. Meeting Roles were as follows:

Presiding Officer- Lillian Wilkinson, President

Opening- Elizabeth Femrite

Toastmaster of the Day- Elizabeth Femrite with her theme “FALL”

Word of the Day- Lillian Wilkinson with the word ASSIDUOUS – adjective meaning constant.

Ah Counter- Schuyler Moore
Grammarian- Simone Jenkins
Tip of the Day- Elizabeth Femrite
Timer- Kim Winborne
Listener-Simone Jenkins
Ballot Counter- Kim Winborne

Speaker 1, Lillian Wilkinson, “Shifting Gears: Using Easy-Speak”
Advanced Communications Manual, Speaking to Inform, Objective: Resources for Informing
Evaluated by Carl Sabath

Table Topics Master- Elizabeth Femrite
Table Topics Speakers – Carl Sabath, Kim Winborne, Schuyler Moore

Master Evaluator- Carl Sabath

Closer- Carl Sabath (thanks to Elizabeth Femrite)

Schuyler Moore won for Best Table Topics Speaker!

The latest minutes can be found at https://helmsmen2412.wordpress.com

To see where we are in the Distiniguished Club Program, go to http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/ClubReport.aspx?id=00002412

VR,
Carl Sabath for Andrea Clark
Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters

2019-09-05 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2991 Minutes

Minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2991, Thursday September 5, 2019

Congratulate our TMOD, Kim Winborne with the theme “Labor Day”

Club Business:

  1. The TM of the Day for Thursday, September 12th is Elizabeth Femrite. Please let her know how you can assits!
  2. The new Officer induction ceremony will happen soon and will be coordinated with our Area 11 Director Kim Winborne
  3. Reminder – Dues is NOW due. Please pay your dues to the Treasurer, Carl Sabath or Elizabeth Femrite or Herman Raybon. Congratulate Forte, Lillian and Kim for being the first ones to pay their dues!

For renewing members, dues is $50, which includes $45 for TM International and $5 for HTM Club dues (for ballots, ribbons, pins, etc.)

  1. New members needed. Please reach out to co-workers, friends to give the gift of Toastmasters.
  2. TMOD Schedule Sep 2019

19 Sep  Forte Ward

26 Sep  Carl Sabath

  1. The latest minutes can be found at https://helmsmen2412.wordpress.com

 

  1. To see where we are in the Distiniguished Club Program, go to http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/ClubReport.aspx?id=00002412

 

  1. Meeting Roles were as follows:

Presiding Officer- Lillian Wilkinson, President

Opening- Herman Raybon

Toastmaster of the Day- Kim Winborne with the theme “Labor Day”

Word of the Day- Kim Winborne with the word PECCABLE – adjective meaning liable to sin and error.

Ah Counter- Carl Sabath

Grammarian- Carl Sabath

Tip of the Day- Herman Raybon

Timer- Herman Raybon

Listener-Lillian Wilkinson

Ballot Counter- Lillian Wilkinson

 

No Speakers today   😦

Table Topics Master- Kim Winborne

Table Topics Speakers – Carl Sabath, Herman Raybon, Lillian Wilkinson

Master Evaluator- Carl Sabath

Closer- Herman Raybon

 

Lillian Wilkinson and Herman Raybon tied for Best Table Topics Speaker!

The latest minutes can be found at https://helmsmen2412.wordpress.com

To see where we are in the Distiniguished Club Program, go to http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/ClubReport.aspx?id=00002412

VR,

Carl Sabath for Andrea Clark

Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters

Club: 2412, Area 11, Division A, District 27