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2012-05-31 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2640 Minutes

June 1, 2012

Good morning Toastmasters,

Welcome guests Kobe Owens, Randy Smith, Amy Hunt, Ron Fetherson, and Marissa
Gavaghan!  We hope you’ll decide to join our club!

Here’s a bit of Helmsmen Toastmasters trivia…Today is the 4th anniversary
of Helmsmen TM being back at the Pentagon!


1) Jim Adams our club President conducted an induction ceremony for our new

—-Congratulations Larry Curtin!  You’re on your way to speak, think, lead
and listen better.

2) New officer elections to be held on 7 June 2012.  The next term is 1 July
thru 31 December.  If you are interested, please contact Carl Sabath or Jim
Adams as soon as possible.  Toastmasters provides free training for the
officer positions in the Jul/Aug timeframe at various locations and times.
Attached is the handout Carl provided with the officer positions defined.
You can access the website to find out more

3)  We’ll meet in Room B7 for the 7 June 2012 meeting in the Pentagon
Library and Conference Center.

———– Roles were as follows———–

Carl Sabath was Presiding Officer

Lillian Wilkinson provided the Opening

Jim Adams was Toastmaster of the Day with the theme “School’s Out For

Ron Fetherson was Wordmaster with Word of the Day — “Acumen”

Randy Smith was our Grammarian

Marissa Gavaghan was the AH counter

Larry Curtin was the timer

Yash Sinha was our ballot counter

Raquel Upshur was the Listener

Dave Pope was our Tipster

Bert Romero was our Table Topics Master

Stephanie Pettway was our Master Evaluator

Congratulate Herman Raybon, Jr., Speaker 1, with his “War Memorials – The
Wall” speech, Project 7 Research Your Topic, Competent Communicator manual,
Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite

Congratulate Dave Pope, Speaker 2, with his speech “School’s Out, A good
Thing?”, Project 2 Organize Your Speech, Competent Communicator manual,
evaluated by Lillian Wilkinson

Best Speaker was Dave Pope!

Best Evaluator was Elizabeth Femrite!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Amy Hunt!

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!  We are Toastmasters!

Elizabeth Femrite
VP Public Relations Helmsmen Toastmasters
Phone:  571-256-8674


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