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2012-05-03 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2636 Minutes

May 11, 2012

2012-05-03 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2636 Minutes


Fellow Toastmasters,



We had many, many guests:

Marissa Gavaghan, Yash Sinha, Sylvia Bentley, Miriam Michael, Larry Curtin, Tominka ‘Tommi’ Howard, Tommy Robinson, Damien Butler, David Pope, Anton Simon.


We hope you all will decide to join us (If you have questions about membership dues, contact our Treasurer Carl Sabath. )




1) Toastmaster of the Day for next week will be Carl Sabath.


2) Next week we’ll meet in Room B10 of the Pentagon Library and Conference

Center.    (B10 is our room for May.)


3) The District 27 Spring Conference & Speech Contest, May 11-12, 2012 (Friday and Saturday), Washington Navy Yard, 1454 Parsons Avenue SE, Bldg. 211 Washington, DC 20374-5092. Attached is a Spring 2012 District 27 Proxy from for the District 27 Council Meeting on 12 May 2012.  Registration is at the following link:




4) Latest schedule of duties is attached.  Mike Quashne, our VP, Education, is helping everyone track their speech and leadership goals.  If you have questions, please ask.


(Guests:  When you become member you will be put on the schedule for various duties.)


———– Roles were as follows———–


Jim Adams was Presiding Officer

Jim Adams provided the Opening

Lillian Wilkinson was Toastmaster of the Day with the theme “The Animal Inside of You)

Jim Adams, the Wordmaster, provided the Word of the Day — “Ominous”

Sheila Heyward-Snipes also was our Grammarian

Bert Romero was our Ah Counter

Stephanie Pettway was our timer

Yash Sinha was our ballot counter

Damien Butler was Listener

Congratulate Carlton Hart, Speaker 1, “Project Management”, Speech 8, Objective – Get Comfortable with Visual Aids”, Evaluated by Sheila Heyward-Snipes


Congratulate Carl Sabath, Speaker 2, with his speech “Moments of Truth Part 2”, Success Communications Series , evaluated by Herman Raybon

Table Topics Master was Toni Pride

Table Topics Speakers were Miriam Michael, Tominka Howard, Yash Sinha

Master Evaluator was Mike Santivasci

Closing was Dan Krall

Best Speaker was Carlton Hart!

Best Evaluator was Herman Raybon!

Best Table Topics Speaker tied —- Miriam Michael and Yash Sinha!

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!  We are Toastmasters!




Carl E. Sabath


(Helping out Forté Ward and Elizabeth Femrite)


phone:  703-695-2804


fax:    703-697-3600

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