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2019-12-05 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 3003 Minutes

Minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 3003, Thursday 05 December 2019

 

Congratulate our TMOD,               Forté Ward

With the theme,                              “Get Ready…Get Set…The Holidays”

 

Congratulate our guests for attending – Kelvin Banchon, Brent Byng, Sarah Geist (3rd time), Aveary Hall and Craig Strong!!!

Welcome to our newest Helmsmen Toastmasters Craig Strong!

 

Club Business:

 

1.  Next week’s TMoD is Bert Romero.

 

2.  Available TM Leadership Institute to attend : 7 December at George Mason 9am-3pm.

As an officer you can take the TLIs early.

 

Training is open to All Toastmasters, not just Club Officers

 

Upcoming TLI’s in the area between now and the end of February 2020:

 

 

District 27 TLI’s  https://d27.toastmastersdistricts.org/Toastmasters_Leadership_Institute.html

 

District 29 TLI’s  https://tmd29.org/events/tli/

 

District 36 TLI’s  http://district36.org/tli/

 

District 18 TLI’s  https://www.toastmasters-d18.org/upcoming-events/

 

3. The Officer Slate for Jan-June 2020  was presented by President Lillian Wilkinson,  seconded by Herman Raybon and voted on by members.

Current officers will continue their tour through June 2020 and Lillian Wilkinson will be sharing treasurer duties with Carl Sabath.

 

 

4.  District 27 will hold its Spring Conference on 1 and 2 May 2020 at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, VA.

Reminder that the Club International Speech and Evaluation Contests will need to be held early March.

 

5.  TM International Conference will be held in the beginning of August 2020 in Paris, France.  Go to toastmasters.org  for more information on the World Champion of Public Speaking

6.  Holiday Meeting – Thursday 19 December, 7:30am,  PLCC – Elizabeth Femrite will be the TMoD that day.

 

7. Meeting Minutes can be seen at https://helmsmen2412.wordpress.com/

 

8.  Distinguished Club Program progress can be seen at  http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/ClubReport.aspx?id=00002412

 

9.  Sign up for roles by contacting Elizabeth Femrite, VP-Education or the TM of the Day.

 

 

Meeting Roles:

 

Presiding Officer- Lillian Wilkinson

Opening- Forte Ward

Toastmaster of the Day- Forte Ward

Ah Counter- Kim Winborne

Grammarian- Kim Winborne

Word of the Day – Lillian Wilkinson, with the word VOCIFEROUS, an adjective meaning loud, vehement, vocal

Timer- Kim Winborne

Ballot Counter – Brent Byng

Listener- Sarah Geist

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

 

Table Topics Master- Carl Sabath

Table Topics Speakers – Sarah Geist, Kelvin Banchon, Aveary Hall, Craig Strong, Kim Winborne

 

Master Evaluator- Forte Ward

Closer- Lillian Wilkinson

 

Best Speaker – None today!!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Craig Strong!!!

Best Evaluator – None today!!!

 

TMOD Schedule November 2019

12 December – Bert Romero

19 December – 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, Thinking, Listening and Leading!

 

Carl Sabath for

 

Andrea Clark

Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters

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

 

2019-11-21 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 3002 Minutes

Minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 3002, Thursday 21 November 2019

 

Congratulate our TMOD,               Kim Winborne

With the theme,                              “Thanksgiving”

 

 

Guest: Welcome to COL Craig Strong!

 

Welcome Audrey Britton!!!

 

Club Business:

  1. Available TLIs to attend : 7 December at George Mason 9am-3pm.

If you are an officer or plan to be one for the period January to June 2020, you can take the TLIs early.

  1. District 27 will hold its Spring Conference on 1 and 2 May 2020 at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, VA.

Reminder that the Club International Speech and Evaluation Contests will need to be held early March.

  1. A slate of Officers will be elected for the January – June 2020. Are you ready to take on a new position?
  2. Holiday Meeting – Thursday 19 December, 7:30am, PLCC

 

SPEAKER 1 Elizabeth Femrite, “Giving Thanks”

Level 1, Pathways, Speech 1, Ice Breaker

Speech Evaluator: Carl Sabath

 

SPEAKER 2, Aundrea Veney, “What Do You See?”

Level 1, Pathways, Speech 2, Evaluation and Feedback

Speech Evaluator: Herman Raybon

 

Meeting Roles:

 

Presiding Officer- Lillian Wilkinson

Opening- Carl Sabath

Toastmaster of the Day- Kim Winborne

Ah Counter- Craig Strong

Grammarian- Herman Raybon

Word of the Day – Audrey Britton — with the word ASSIDUOUS, an adjective meaning constant, persistent

Timer- Bert Romero

Ballot Counter – Bert Romero

Listener- Lillian Wilkinson

Tip of the Day – Simone Jenkins

 

Table Topics Master- Bert Romero

Table Topics Speakers – Audrey Britton, Simone Jenkins, Craig Strong

 

Master Evaluator- Simone Jenkins

Closer- Herman Raybon

 

Best Speaker – Aundrea Veney!!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Craig Strong!!!

Best Evaluator – Herman Raybon!!!

 

TMOD Schedule November 2019

05 December – 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!

 

Carl Sabath for

 

Andrea Clark

Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters

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

2019-11-14 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 3001 Minutes

Minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 3001, Thursday 14 November 2019

 

 

Congratulate our TMOD,               Herman Raybon

With the theme,                              “Essential Negotiation Strategies”

Guest: Welcome to Ms Sarah Geist, 2nd time guest!

Welcome new, returning, member- Aundrea Veney!!!

Club Business:

  1. Available TLIs to attend : 7 December at George Mason 9am-3pm.

If you are an officer or plan to be one for the period January to June 2020, you can take the TLIs early.

  1. District 27 will hold its Spring Conference on 1 and 2 May 2020 at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, VA.

Reminder that the Club International Speech and Evaluation Contests will need to be held early March.

  1. A slate of Officers will be elected for the January – June 2020. Are you ready to take on a new position?
  2. Holiday Meeting – Thursday 19 December, 7:30am, PLCC

 

SPEAKER 1 Aundrea Veney, “You’re Your Worth”

Level 1, Pathways, Speech 1

Speech Evaluator: Kim Winborne

 

Speaker 2, Lillian Wilkinson, “My Journey”

Level 1, Pathways, Speech 3, Evaluation and Feedback

Speech Evaluator: Bert Romero

 

Meeting Roles:

 

Presiding Officer- Lillian Wilkinson

Opening- Herman Raybon

Toastmaster of the Day- Herman Raybon

Ah Counter- Sarah Geist

Grammarian- Sarah Geist

Word of the Day – Carl Sabath — with the word ASSIDUOUS, an adjective meaning constant, persistent

Timer- Bert Romero

Ballot Counter – Lillian Wilkinson

Listener- Aundrea Veney, stumped the stars today!

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon, thanks to Andrea Clark, use simple words to remember your opening, body and closing points in your speech.

 

Table Topics Master- Jerrick Alexander

Table Topics Speakers – Kim Winborne, Carl Sabath, Sarah Geist

 

Master Evaluator- Carl Sabath

Closer- Herman Raybon

 

Best Speaker – Lillian Wilkinson!!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Sarah Geist!!!

Best Evaluator – Kim Winborne, Bert Romero — tied!!!

 

TMOD Schedule November 2019

21 November: Kim Winborne

05 December – 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!

 

Carl Sabath for

 

Andrea Clark

Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters

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

 

2019-11-07 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 3000 Minutes

Madam President,

Fellow Helmsmen,

 

Please see below the minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 3000, Thursday 7 November 2019.

 

Congratulate our TMOD,               Lillian Wilkinson

With the theme,                              “The Greatest of All Time (GOAT)”

 

Congratulations to Helmsmen Toastmasters on achieving your 3000th meeting. Way to Go! Looking Forward to many more.

 

Guest: Welcome to our Guests today:

– Ms Sarah Geist

– Ms Aundrea Veney

– COL Craig Strong

Helmsmen, our guests are listed on the “cc” line. Please reach out and welcome them to our club. We hope that you decide to come back and visit us again.

 

Club Business:

  1. Available TLIs to attend in November: This Saturday at Arlington Mills 2-6pm; 7 December at George Mason 9am-3pm.

If you are an officer or plan to be one for the period January to June 2020, you can take the TLIs early.

  1. District 27 will hold its Spring Conference on 1 and 2 May 2020 at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, VA.

 

SPEAKER 1: Kim Winborne – “The Life of Kimmywin”

Kim conducted her Pathways Icebreaker.

Speech Evaluator: Carl Sabath

 

Meeting Roles:

Presiding Officer- Carl Sabath

Opening- Lillian Wilkinson

Toastmaster of the Day- Lillian Wilkinson

Tip of the Day- Lillian Wilkinson, with a quote by Steven Covey (how we judge ourselves and others).

Ah Counter- Kim Winborne

Grammarian- Kim Winborne

Timer- Carl Sabath

— (Hey ya’ll, Carl used the TM APP to keep time and show the colors….check it out)

Listener- Craig Strong (Good job, Craig!)

Ballot Counter- Carl Sabath

Word of the Day- Sarah Geist (Sarah, you ROCKED for this being your first time at TM!)

–(Lillian, in celebration of GOAT, provided many words to describe “greatest”) outstanding, renowned, eminent, excellent, marvelous, distinguished, superior, splendid, clever, expert, skillful, remarkable.

Table Topics Master- Lillian Wilkinson

— Greatest job experience (Andrea)

— Greatest personal experience that allowed you to grow up? (Craig, Sarah and Aundrea).

****Hats off to all of our guests for participating in Table Topics!

 

Master Evaluator- Andrea Clark

Closer- Kim Winborne (Quote by Aristotle on being angry)

 

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

 

TMOD Schedule November 2019

14 November: Herman Wilkinson

21 November: Andrea Clark

**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

 

2019-10-31 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2999 Minutes

Please see below the minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2999, Thursday 31 October 2019.

 

Congratulate our TMOD,               Forte’ Ward

With the theme,                              “Trick or Treat”

 

Spooky……That’s the only way to describe that meeting. Well, perhaps also GREAT. Yes!! If you weren’t there, you missed a good time. We ALWAYS have fun at Helmsmen Toastmasters.

 

Guest: Notional

 

Club Business:

  1. The Area Context was held October 24th.   Helmsmen did well at the Area and Division level contest. Get ready for the Spring contest. Remember, the international contest is in Paris in 2020. Save up your money and let’s go!

 

  1. There will be TLIs available to attend in November….a little earlier than usual. If you are an officer or plan to be one for the period January to June 2020, you can take the TLIs early.

 

SPEAKER 1: Lillian Wilkinson – “It’s a Mystery”

Lillian conducted her Pathways Icebreaker. Captivating speech with a surprise ending.

Speech Evaluator: Bert Romero

 

Meeting Roles:

Presiding Officer- Carl Sabath

Opening- Carl Sabath

Toastmaster of the Day- Forte’ Ward

Tip of the Day- Carl Sabath

— There are a lot of ways to engage with people about Toastmasters. Talk to people in lines while you are waiting. Flyers. Wear a button.

— (Let’s do at least one of them)

Ah Counter- Andrea Clark

Grammarian- Andrea Clark

Timer- Kim Winborne

Listener- Bert Romero

Ballot Counter- Carl Sabath

Word of the Day- Andrea Clark: “laconic”, an adjective meaning brief or terse in speech or expression.

Table Topics Master- Carl Sabath

— Favorite Costume

— Growing Up, what did you do as a group for trick or treat?

— How do you avoid the trick or treaters?

— Costume for Halloween Party

 

Master Evaluator- Kim Winborne

Closer- Carl Sabath

 

Congrats to Forte’ for being voted the Best Table Topics Speaker!

 

TMOD Schedule November 2019

7 November: Lillian Wilkinson

**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

2019-10-24 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2998 Minutes

2019-10-24 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2998 Minutes

Congratulate Bert Romero with his theme Significant Birthdays

Opening – Bert Romero

Word of the Day -Herman Raybon

Grammarian- Lillian Wilkinson

Ah Counter – Lillian Wilkinson

Timer – Kim Winborne

Ballot Counter- Bert Romero

Listener- Carl Sabath

Tip of the Day – Forte Ward

Table Topics Master – Carl Sabath

Table Topics Speakers – Kim Winborne, Lillian Wilkinson, Forte Ward, Herman Raybon

Master Evaluator – Herman Raybon

Closing – Bert Romero

 

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