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2011-10-13 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2610 Minutes

October 13, 2011

Good Afternoon Helmsmen,

Welcome to our guests Tyler Hawkins, Jennifer Mitchell, Forte Ward, and Alex
Ebel.  We hope you’ll decide to join our club!

Congratulate Herman Raybon, Stephanie Pettway, David Farquharson, and Mike
Quashne the newest Toastmasters to be inducted into Helmsmen’s TM Club 2412!

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.  Come out and support the
speakers, meet fellow TMs from other clubs, and enjoy the 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


1)  Club Officer Elections for the January – June 2012 term, will be coming
up in November/December time frame.  More to follow.

2)  We will meet in Room M3 in the Pentagon Conference Center next week
Thursday 20 Oct 11 and Room B1 on Thursday 27 Oct 11.

3)  The assignment sheet is attached; check your roles for changes as the
sheet is updated weekly.  Jim Adams is the VP of Education and does a fine
job of role assignment each week and keeping the sheet up-to-date.

———– Roles were as follows———–

Herman Raybon provided the Opening

Jim Adams was Presiding Officer

Herman Raybon was Toastmaster of the Day

Sheila Heyward-Snipes was Wordmaster with “Perseverance”

Stephanie Pettway was Grammarian

Bert Romero was AH-Counter

Forte Ward / Bert Romero were Timers

David Farquharson was Listener

Sheila Heyward-Snipes was Ballot Counter

Carl Sabath was Tipster

Congratulate Mike Quashne, Speaker 1, with his speech “What Did You Do
Today?”, Competent Communicator Project #4, evaluated by Carlton Hart

Congratulate Stephanie Pettway, Speaker 2, with her speech “I Have A Dream”,
Competent Communicator Project #2, evaluated by Jim Adams

Table Topics Master was Lillian Wilkinson

Table Topics Speakers were David Farquharson, Bert Romero, Jennifer Mitchell

Master Evaluator was Elizabeth Femrite

Closing was Herman Raybon

Best Table Topics Speaker was Jennifer Mitchell!

Best Speaker was Stephanie Pettway!

Best Evaluator was Jim Adams!

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

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

Phone:  571-256-8674

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