Skip to content

2011-11-03 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2613 Minutes

November 10, 2011

2011-11-03 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2613 Minutes

Good Afternoon Toastmasters,

Welcome guest Alex Ebel (second time). We hope you’ll decide to join our

Welcome Toast Master Forte Ward, the newest member to join TM Helmsmen!


1) Congratulate Jim Adams for achieving the 2nd Place trophy for the Area A11 Humorous Speech Contest! Division A Governor Anton Vanterpool and Area A11 Governor Katharine Gagne were in attendance and presented the award.

2) District 27 Fall Conference: Save the date to attend 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. For more information go to

3) We will meet in Room M3 in the Pentagon Conference Center (PCC) next week Thursday 10 Nov 11. The following week, 17 Nov 11, we will meet in Room M1 in the PCC.

4) Club Officer elections for the January – June 2012 term, will be held in
the November/December time frame. To learn more about the club officer roles check out

5) The updated assignment sheet is attached please check your name for role changes.

———– Roles were as follows———–

Carl Sabath provided the Opening

Mike Quashne was Toastmaster of the Day

Sheila Lane was Grammarian / Wordmaster with “Optimal”

Kristina O’Brien was Ah Counter

Joe Delaney was Timer

Sheila Heyward-Snipes was Listener

Forte Ward was Ballot Counter

Joe Delaney was Tipster

Congratulate Herman Raybon, Speaker 1, with his speech “Making A
Difference!”, Competent Communicator Project #2, evaluated by Carl Sabath

Congratulate Stephanie Pettway, Speaker 2, with her speech “It’s My Special Day!”, Competent Communicator Project #3, evaluated by Forte Ward

Table Topics Master was Jim Adams

Table Topics Speakers were Alex Ebel, Joe Delaney, Forte Ward, Sheila Lane, and Kristina O’Brien

Master Evaluator was Carlton Hart

Closing was Kristina O’Brien

Best Table Topics Speaker was Joe Delaney!

Best Speaker was Stephanie Pettway!

Best Evaluator was Forte Ward!

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

Phone: 571-256-8674


Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: