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2019-08-22 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2989 Minutes

Minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2989, Thursday August 22, 2019

Congratulate our TMOD, Carl Sabath with his theme “What Are Your Superpowers?”

Reference for tips: The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle

Club Business:

  1. New club officers are reminded to schedule and attend Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) training by the end of August.
  2. The new Officer induction ceremony is planned for 29 August.
  3. Reminder – Dues is due in September. Please pay your dues to the Treasurer, Carl Sabath
  4. Also, next week Herman Raybon is the TMoD – please let him know how you can assist.

Meeting Roles:

Presiding Officer- Lillian Wilkinson, President

Opening- Carl Sabath

Opening Quote: ” Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Toastmaster of the Day- Carl Sabath with “What are your Superpowers?”

Word of the Day- Forte Ward, “Chivy”, a verb

1 : to tease or annoy with persistent petty attacks

2 : to move or obtain by small maneuvers

//chivy an olive out of a bottle

Ah Counter- Kim Winborne

Grammarian- Kim Winborne

Tip of the Day- Carl Sabath, with How to Interrupt Conversations/Meetings – State your point upfront, firmly and back it up with facts. (See March 2018 Toastmasters Magazine)

Timer- Kim Winborne

Listener-Lillian Wilkinson

Ballot Counter- Lillian Wilkinson

Speaker 1, Lillian Wilkinson, “Fear”

Advanced Manual Humorously Speaking, Project 4, Objective: Keep Them Laughing

Evaluated by Forté Ward

Table Topics Master- Forté Ward

Table Topics Speakers – Kim Winborne, Carl Sabath, Lillian Wilkinson

Master Evaluator- Carl Sabath

Closer- Carl Sabath

Kim Winborne was Best Table Topics Speaker!

Closing Quote:: “You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.” – Barbara Sher

TMOD Schedule August/Sep 2019

5 Sep     Andrea Clark

12 Sep  Elizabeth Femrite

19 Sep  Forte Ward

26 Sep  Kim Winborne

VR,

Carl Sabath for Andrea Clark

Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters

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

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2019-08-15 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2988 Minutes

Minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2988, Thursday August 15, 2019

Congratulate our TMOD, Christin Crowley with the theme, “Failure Leads to Success.”

Club Business:
1. New club officers are reminded to schedule and attend Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) training by the end of August.
2. The new Officer induction ceremony is planned for 22 August (?).
3. Reminder – Dues is due in September. Please pay your dues to the Treasurer, Carl Sabath
4. Also, next week Carl Sabath is the TMoD – please let him know how you can assist.

Meeting Roles:
Presiding Officer- Lillian Wilkinson, President
Opening- Herman Raybon
Toastmaster of the Day- Christin Crowley
Word of the Day- Christin Crowley with the word AUTODIDACT, a noun meaning a self-educated person; the adjective is autodidactic.
Ah Counter- Kim Winborne
Grammarian- Kim Winborne
Tip of the Day- Christin Crowley
Timer- Carl Sabath
Listener-Lillian Wilkinson
Ballot Counter- Lillian Wilkinson

Speaker 1, Kim Winborne, “The Life of Kimmie Win”
Presentation Mastery pathway, Speech 1 – Icebreaker

Table Topics Master- Elizabeth Femrite
Table Topics Speakers – Christin Crowley, Carl Sabath, Lillian Wilkinson

Master Evaluator- Herman Raybon
Evaluator – Herman Raybon
Closer- Carl Sabath

Lillian Wilkinson was Best Table Topics Speaker!

TMOD Schedule August/Sep 2019

22 Aug Carl Sabath
29 Aug Herman Raybon
5 Sep Andrea Clark
12 Sep Elizabeth Femrite
19 Sep Forte Ward
26 Sep Kim Winborne

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

2019-08-08 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2987 Minutes

Subject: Minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2987, Thursday August 8, 2019

Madam President,
Fellow Helmsmen,

Please see below the minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2987, Thursday August 8, 2019.

Congratulate our TMOD, Andrea Clark
With the theme, “Summer: Time for the Reunion”

At today’s TM meeting, Andrea spoke of four types of reunions we typically have in the Summer: Class Reunions, Family Reunions, Organizational Day (or Company Picnic), and Romantic Reunions (based upon past summer nights…oh, those summer nights).

Guest: None.

Club Business:
1. New club officers are reminded to schedule and attend Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) training by the end of August.
2. The new Officer induction ceremony is planned for 15 August.
3. Carl will start collecting dues at the next meeting.

Meeting Roles:
Presiding Officer- Carl Sabath
Opening- Andrea Clark
Toastmaster of the Day- Andrea Clark
Tip of the Day- Carl Sabath: From the August 2019 TM Magazine, “5 Ways to Reach Your Audience with a Better Phrase”
Ah Counter- Kim Winborne
Grammarian- Kim Winborne
Timer- Forte Ward and Herman Raybon
Listener- Kim Winborne
Ballot Counter- Carl Sabath
Word of the Day- Andrea Clark: “Foment”, which means to incite, inspire
Table Topics Master- Andrea Clark: Questions based upon the types of reunions
Master Evaluator- Carl Sabath
Speaker- Andrea Clark: “Fun with Pivot Tables”, Technical Presentations Manual Project #5 (Advanced Communications Series)
Speech Evaluator – Carl Sabath
Closer- Andrea Clark

Congrats, Kim Winborne for being our Best Table Topics Speaker!
Congrats, Andrea Clark, for finishing your Technical Presentations Manual!

TMOD Schedule Sep 2019

15 Aug Carl Sabath
22 Aug Christin Crowley
29 Aug Herman Raybon
5 Sep Andrea Clark ***Change
12 Sep Elizabeth Femrite
19 Sep Forte Ward
26 Sep Kim Winborne ***Change

Carl Sabath will be the TMoD on August 8, 2019. Please let Carl know which role you will fill.

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

2019-08-01 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2986 Minutes

Please see below the minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2986, Thursday August 1, 2019. As usual, Helmsmen had a meeting that rocked! We had lots of fun today!

Congratulate our TMOD, Forte Ward
With the theme, “It’s About That Time”

At today’s TM meeting, Forte remarked on how time is an integral part of what we do; time is a factor of our days.

Guest: None.

Club Business:
1. New club officers are reminded to schedule and attend Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) training by the end of August.
2. Reach out and congratulate TM Ricardo Cedeno on his very recent retirement from the U.S. Air Force! Use his personal (not work) email address.

Meeting Roles:
Presiding Officer- Andrea Clark
Toastmaster of the Day- Forte Ward
Tip of the Day- Forte Ward: Get up early and catch the day!
Ah Counter- Forte Ward
Grammarian- Forte Ward
Timer- Kim Winborne
Listener- Forte Ward
Ballot Counter- Andrea Clark
Word of the Day- Andrea Clark “banal” (adjective): bland, uninspired, common
Table Topics Master- Herman Raybon
Herman provided quotes from Michael Bender (MB) on “Time when”
1. MB: Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.
Q: Tell a time when someone’s opinion became your reality (TM Kim Winborne)
2. MB: If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
Q: Tell a time when the opportunity wasn’t there and you built a door (TM Andrea Clark)
3. MB: Never let a bad day make you feel like you had a bad life.
Q: When was the last time you had a really bad day (as if life was bad) (TM Forte Ward)
4. MB: It’s never too late to be what you might have been.
Q: What is it you can do that you haven’t done yet? (TM Herman Raybon)
Master Evaluator- Forte Ward
Closer- Herman Raybon: (From Michael Bender) Begin each day with a grateful heart.

Congratulate Andrea Clark for being our Best Table Topics Speaker!

TMOD Schedule Sep 2019

8 Aug Andrea Clark
15 Aug Carl Sabath
22 Aug Christin Crowley
29 Aug Herman Raybon
5 Sep Kim Winborne
12 Sep Elizabeth Femrite
19 Sep Forte Ward
26 Sep Andrea Clark

Andrea Clark will be the TMoD on August 8, 2019. Please let Andrea know which role you will fill.

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

2019-07-25 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2985 Minutes

2019-07-25 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2985 Minutes

Congratulate Elizabeth Femrite, for leading the meeting with her theme “Summertime Fun.”

Business
1. TMoD for meeting 2986 –August 1 is Forte Ward. Please contact him for role(s) you wish to perform at the next meeting

2. Officers get ready to go to TLI training, see links below!

District 29 TLI Sat, July 27, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT Prince William County Government – A.J. Ferlazzo Building
15941 Donald Curtis Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dist-29-toastmasters-leadership-institute-aj-ferlazzo-building-woodbridge-july-27-2019-registration-63670104998?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

District 36
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Time: 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
USP
12601 Twinbrook Pkwy
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Sponsored by District 36
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-2020-district-36-summer-tli-usp-electives-registration-64678540255

USP Electives
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Time: 12 noon to 1:45 PM
USP
12601 Twinbrook Pkwy
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Sponsored by District 36
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-2020-district-36-summer-tli-usp-electives-registration-64678540255

USP Session 2
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Time: 1:45 PM to 4:30 PM
USP
12601 Twinbrook Pkwy
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Sponsored by District 36
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-2020-district-36-summer-tli-usp-session-2-registration-64510865736

District 29 TLI Thu, Aug 1, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT Navy Federal Credit Union
820 Follin Lane SE
Vienna, VA 22180
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dist-29-toastmasters-leadership-institute-navy-federal-vienna-august-1-2019-registration-64028030563?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

District 27 TLI
Census Bureau Headquarters
Thursday, August 15
5:00pm -7:00pm
4600 Silver Hill Road, Hillcrest Heights, MD 20746

District 36
EEI
Thursday, August 15, 2019 – Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
EEI
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20004
Sponsored by District 36
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-2020-district-36-summer-tli-eei-registration-64510818595

District 29 TLI Thu, Aug 15, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT Splunk Inc.
7900 Tysons One Place
#1100
McLean, VA 22102
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dist-29-toastmasters-leadership-institute-splunk-august-15-2019-registration-64029065659?

Club Officer Handbooks are available at https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/club-leadership-handbook

3.The Contests Continue………………………….

Toastmasters International Conference – August 21-24, 2019 in Denver, CO at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. Find out more at toastmasters.org.
Caution-Caution-Caution-Caution-https://www.toastmasters.org/events/2019-international-convention ; . Registration is now open.

4. Help with Advertising Needed – Need assistance with putting flyers in different offices that will accept flyers!
Can you put a ribbon or flyer on your desk? Is there an internal conference room in your office where you can put flyers and help advertise? Let us know.

5. What are your goals in Toastmasters? It is often said, ” if you don’t know where you are, how can you know where to go next?” President Lillian Wilkinson hopes to speak about once a month.

6. More members bring more enthusiasm and excitement – bring a co-worker, supervisor, friend to share the gift of Toastmasters – “Learn in Moments of Enjoyment”

7. Quote from Carl Sabath for his opening/closing by

F Scott Fitzgerald

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

John Steinbeck, from Travels with Charley, “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

7. Meeting Assignments were as follows:

Presiding Officer – Lillian Wilkinson President

Toastmaster of the Day –Elizabeth Femrite, VP-E, with her theme “Summertime fun”

Word of the Day – Carl Sabath, with the word “EXIGUOUS”, an adjective meaning scant, meager

Grammarian – Kim Winborne
Ah Counter – Kim Winborne
Timer – Carl Sabath

Ballot Counter – Carl Sabath

Listener – Lillian Wilkinson

Tip of the Day – Carl Sabath

Speakers – Lillian Wilkinson, “Life with Mr. Mars”
Advanced Communications Manual Humorously Speaking, Project 3, Make Them Laugh
Evaluated by Kim Winborne

Table Topics Master – Elizabeth Femrite

Table Topics Speakers – Carl Sabath, Kim Winborne

Master Evaluator – Kim Winborne

Best Speaker – Lillian Wilkinson!!!
Best Table Topics Speaker – Kim Winborne!!!
Best Evaluator – Kim Winborne!!!

9. Club Goals can be seen at http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/ClubReport.aspx?id=00002412 ;

10. Latest Club Minute Recaps can be seen at – https://helmsmen2412.wordpress.com ;

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Get started in Pathways, log in to toastmasters.org, select Pathways, take the assessment and choose your PATH.

Happy Speaking, Thinking, Listening and Leading
Carl Sabath

2019-07-18 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2984 Minutes

2019-07-18 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2984 Minutes

Congratulate Kim Winborne, Area 11 Director, for leading the meeting with her theme “JULY.”

Congratulate Herman Raybon on assuming the Office of VP-Public Relations !

Business

1. TMoD for meeting 2985 –July 25th- is Elizabeth Femrite. Please contact her for role(s) you wish to perform at the next meeting

2. Officer Elections completed: We elected the following to serve July 1- December 31, 2019:

President: Lillian Wilkinson

VP-Education: Elizabeth Femrite

VP-Membership: Herman Raybon

VP-Public Relations: Herman Raybon (newly assumed)

Secretary: Andrea Clark

Treasurer: Carl Sabath

Sergeant at Arms: Jerrick Alexander

Officers get ready to go to TLI training, see links below!

District 29 TLI Sat, July 20, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT Verizon

22001 Loudoun County Pkwy

Ashburn, VA 20147

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dist-29-toastmasters-leadership-institute-verizon-quantum-park-ashburn-july-20-2019-registration-63364950272?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

District 29 TLI Sat, July 27, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT Prince William County Government – A.J. Ferlazzo Building

15941 Donald Curtis Drive

Woodbridge, VA 22191

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dist-29-toastmasters-leadership-institute-aj-ferlazzo-building-woodbridge-july-27-2019-registration-63670104998?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

District 36

Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Time: 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM

USP

12601 Twinbrook Pkwy

Rockville, Maryland 20852

Sponsored by District 36

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-2020-district-36-summer-tli-usp-electives-registration-64678540255

USP Electives

Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Time: 12 noon to 1:45 PM

USP

12601 Twinbrook Pkwy

Rockville, Maryland 20852

Sponsored by District 36

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-2020-district-36-summer-tli-usp-electives-registration-64678540255

USP Session 2

Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Time: 1:45 PM to 4:30 PM

USP

12601 Twinbrook Pkwy

Rockville, Maryland 20852

Sponsored by District 36

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-2020-district-36-summer-tli-usp-session-2-registration-64510865736

District 29 TLI Thu, Aug 1, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT Navy Federal Credit Union

820 Follin Lane SE

Vienna, VA 22180

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dist-29-toastmasters-leadership-institute-navy-federal-vienna-august-1-2019-registration-64028030563?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

District 27 TLI

Census Bureau Headquarters

Thursday, August 15

5:00pm -7:00pm

4600 Silver Hill Road, Hillcrest Heights, MD 20746

District 36

EEI

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

EEI

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 4th Floor

Washington, DC 20004

Sponsored by District 36

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-2020-district-36-summer-tli-eei-registration-64510818595

District 29 TLI Thu, Aug 15, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT Splunk Inc.

7900 Tysons One Place

#1100

McLean, VA 22102

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dist-29-toastmasters-leadership-institute-splunk-august-15-2019-registration-64029065659?

Club Officer Handbooks are available at https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/club-leadership-handbook

3.The Contests Continue………………………….

Toastmasters International Conference – August 21-24, 2019 in Denver, CO at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. Find out more at toastmasters.org.

https://www.toastmasters.org/events/2019-international-convention ; . Registration is now open.

4. Help with Advertising Needed – Need assistance with putting flyers in different offices that will accept flyers!

Can you put a ribbon or flyer on your desk? Is there an internal conference room in your office where you can put flyers and help advertise? Let us know.

5. What are your goals in Toastmasters? It is often said, ” if you don’t know where you are, how can you know where to go next?” President Lillian Wilkinson hopes to speak about once a month.

6. More members bring more enthusiasm and excitement – bring a co-worker, supervisor, friend to share the gift of Toastmasters – “Learn in Moments of Enjoyment”

7. Quote from Herman Raybon via Benjamin Franklin and Alfred Lord Tennyson

Benjamin Franklin –

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness;

To an opponent, tolerance;

To a friend, your heart;

To your child, a good example;

To a father, deference;

To your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;

To yourself, respect;

To all men, charity.

Alfred Lord Tennyson—

Knowledge comes, Wisdom lingers.

7. Meeting Assignments were as follows:

Presiding Officer – Lillian Wilkinson President

Toastmaster of the Day –Kim Winborne, Area 11 Director, with her theme “July”

Word of the Day – Kim Winborne, with the word PECCABLE, (pronunciation pekabel), an adjective meaning capable of sinning.

Grammarian – Simone Jenkins

Ah Counter – Simone Jenkins

Timer – Simone Jenkins

Ballot Counter – Carl Sabath

Listener – Herman Raybon

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Speakers – Next week J

Table Topics Master – Carl Sabath

Table Topics Speakers –Elizabeth Femrite, Simone Jenkins, Lillian Wilkinson, Herman Raybon, Kim Winborne

Master Evaluator – Elizabeth Femrite

Best Table Topics Speaker – Simone Jenkins!!!

9. Club Goals can be seen at http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/ClubReport.aspx?id=00002412 ;

10. Latest Club Minute Recaps can be seen at – https://helmsmen2412.wordpress.com ;

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Get started in Pathways, log in to toastmasters.org, select Pathways, take the assessment and choose your PATH.

Happy Speaking, Thinking, Listening and Leading

Carl Sabath

2019-07-11 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2983 Minutes

Madam President,
Fellow Helmsmen,

Please see below and attached the minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2983, Thursday July 11, 2019.

Congratulate our TMOD, Herman Raybon
With the theme, “Excellent Customer Service”

At today’s TM meeting, Herman defined and provided examples of excellent customer service that is built upon a foundation of listening, empathy, and treating others as you would like to be treated.

Guest: Angela Brown (First Time; Guest of Ricardo Cedeno)

Club Business:
1. New club officers are reminded to schedule and attend Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) training by the end of August.
2. See below the schedule for Toastmasters of the Day (TMoD). Please confirm with Elizabeth Femrite, Helmsmen Club VP-Education (Elizabeth.m.femrite.civ@mail.mil 571-256-8674).

Meeting Roles:
Presiding Officer- Lillian Wilkinson
Toastmaster of the Day- Herman Raybon
Tip of the Day: Herman Raybon
– (Paraphrased) Customer Service is two-sided. The customer must act accordingly as well as the Customer Service representative.
Ah Counter- Andrea Clark
Grammarian-Angela Brown
Timer- Elizabeth Femrite
Listener- Andrea Clark
Ballot Counter- Kim Winborne
Word of the Day- Ricardo Cedeno
-“assuage” (verb): To ease, to lessen, to make less severe
Table Topics Master- Kim Winborne
Table Topics Speakers- Andrea Clark, Carl Sabath, Lillian Wilkinson, Ricardo Cedeno, Angela Brown
Master Evaluator- Carl Sabath
Closer- Herman Raybon
– (Paraphrased) While the customer may not always be right, the customer is the reason the job exists.

Congratulate Angela Brown our Best Table Topics Speaker!
Congratulate Ricardo Cedeno on his upcoming retirement from the United States Air Force!
TMOD Schedule July – Sep 2019

18 Jul Kim Winborne 29 Aug Herman Raybon
25 Jul Elizabeth Femrite 5 Sep Kim Winborne
1 Aug Forte Ward 12 Sep Elizabeth Femrite
8 Aug Andrea Clark 19 Sep Forte Ward
15 Aug Carl Sabath 26 Sep Andrea Clark
22 Aug Christin Crowley

Kim Winborne will be the TMoD on 18 July 2019. Please let Kim know which role you will fill.

VR,
Andrea Clark
Secretary, Helmsment Toastmasters, Club 2412