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2011-11-10 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2614 Minutes

November 10, 2011

2011-11-10 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2614 Minutes

Good Morning Toastmasters,

Welcome guests Darin Tibbetts, Toni Pride, and Jennifer Mitchell.  We hope
you’ll decide to join our club!


1)  The District 27 Fall Conference is this weekend.  The conference will
host the District Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contests 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

2)  If you are interest in one of the club officer positions please let us
know as we will have elections in Nov/Dec.  The term is Jan-Jun 2012 (six
months).  Current officers are President Beth Garcia, Vice President of
Education Jim Adams, Vice President of Membership Lillian Wilkinson, Vice
President of Public Relations Carlton Hart, Secretary Elizabeth Femrite,
Treasurer Carl Sabath, Sergeant-at-Arms Bert Romero.  Free TLI training is
provided for the officer positions.  Confirmed TLI Sessions for Districts
27, 29,and 36 (training for club officers is two hours and some locations
also offer free elective sessions):

— Sun 18 Dec 11 from 8am-12:30pm  Fairfax County Gov’t Center, 12000
Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035
— Wed 11 Jan 12 from 6pm-9pm  BNA, 1801 Bell St South, Arlington, VA
— Sat 14 Jan 12 from 8:30am-1pm  Fairlington Community Ctr, 3308 South
Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22206
— Sat 14 Jan 12 from 8am-12:30pm Verizon Campus, 22001 Loudoun County
Pkwy, Ashburn, VA 20147
— Sat 14 Jan 12 from 8am-12:30pm  GEICO, 4608 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase,
MD 20815
— Sun 12 Feb 12 from 1pm-3pm  Dewberry, 8403 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA
— Sun 12 Feb 12 from 1pm-4pm  Greater Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain
Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601
— Sat 18 Feb 12 from 8am-12:30pm  South County Government Center, 8350
Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309

3)  We will meet in Room M1 in the Pentagon Conference Center (PCC) next
week Thursday 17 Nov 11.  The following week, 24 Nov 11, is Thanksgiving
holiday and we will not meet.  For the month of December we will meet in
Room B10.

4)  The updated assignment sheet is attached please check your name for role

5)  We’ll be having a holiday party at the 15 Dec 11 TM meeting.  The format
will be different as there will be no planned speeches; instead there will
be more impromptu speaking similar to Table Topics.  Everyone is invited to
bring a wrapped “pink elephant” gift to exchange.  A pink elephant gift is
typically a re-gift, a garage-sale type item, or something you no longer use
and want to give away.  The Table Topics will manifest from the
pink-elephant gift.

———– Roles were as follows———–

Jim Adams provided the Opening

Carl Sabath was Toastmaster of the Day

Kristina O’Brien was Grammarian / Ah Counter

Elizabeth Femrite was Wordmaster with “Capricious”

Carlton Hart was Timer / Ballot Counter

Toni Pride was Listener

Mike Quashne was Tipster

Congratulate Jim Adams, Speaker 1, with his speech “A View From Above!”,
Advanced Manual Entertaining Speaker Project #4, evaluated by Elizabeth

Congratulate Kumar Garg, Speaker 2, with his Ice Breaker speech “Kumar’s
Book!”, Competent Communicator Project #1, evaluated by Sheila

Table Topics Master was Forte Ward

Table Topics Speakers were Herman Raybon Jr., Elizabeth Femrite, Mike
Quashne, and David Farquharson

Master Evaluator was Jim Adams

Closing was David Farquharson

Best Table Topics Speaker Herman Raybon Jr. and Elizabeth Femrite!

Best Speaker was Kumar Garg!

Best Evaluator was Elizabeth Femrite!

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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