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2011-10-06 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2609 Minutes

October 6, 2011

Hello Helmsmen,

Welcome to our guest Forte Ward. We hope you’ll decide to join our club! Welcome to our newest members Sheila Heyward-Snipes, and Kristina O’Brien!

Division Contest Information: The Division A Table Topics Contest is to be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 6:30pm, at the BNA Conference Center, 1801 S. Bell St, Crystal City, VA. We will not have a contestant from Helmsmen TM; however, all are encouraged to come out and support the speakers, meet fellow TMs from other clubs and enjoy some food (there is usually a $5.00 fee for food.)

District 27 Fall Conference: Additionally, the winner from Division A contest will participate in the District 27 Fall Conference including District Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contests to be held on Friday November 11 and Saturday November 12 at L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, located at 480 ‘Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20024. More info to follow on

Business: 1) We will meet in Room M3 in the Pentagon Conference Center for the month of October. 2) The assignment sheet is being updated and will be sent separately.

———– Roles were as follows———–

Kumar Garg provided the Opening

Lillian Wilkinson was Presiding Officer

Jim Adams was Toastmaster of the Day

Duane Durant was Wordmaster with “Ambiguous”

Forte Ward was Grammarian

Duane Durant was AH-Counter

Stephanie Pettway was Timer

Lillian Wilkinson was Listener

Mike Quashne was Ballot Counter

Bert Romero was Tipster

Congratulate Elizabeth Femrite, Speaker 1, with her speech “Children Say the Funniest Thing”,Competent Communicator Project #5, evaluated by Mike Santivasci

Congratulate Earl White, Speaker 2, with his speech “Presenting the Results”, High Performance Leadership Program, evaluated by Herman Raybon.

Congratulate Carlton Hart, Speaker 3, with his speech “Are You Prepared?”, Competent Communicator Project #5, evaluated by Michael Quashne.

Table Topics Master was Bert Romero

Table Topics Speakers were Duane Durant, Kumar Garg, Sheila Heyward-Snipes, and Forte Ward

Master Evaluator was Carl Sabath

Closing was David Farquharson

Best Table Topics Speaker was Forte Ward! B

est Speaker was Carlton Hart!

Best Evaluator was Mike Quashne!

Great Helmsmen say “YES!” —————————
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 aren’t “scheduled.” We can almost always fit you in! You can get credit for being Toastmaster of the Day, Evaluator, Table Topics Master, Timer and many of the other duties. Right after the Meeting or during 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.

Did you know that our Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting Minutes are on line at Check it out. Happy Speaking! Elizabeth Femrite Secretary, Club 2412, Area 11, Division A, District 27 Email: Phone: 571-256-8674


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