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2013-01-10 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2669 Minutes

January 11, 2013

Hello Toastmasters!



Welcome to our guest, Gay Oliver. We hope you will decide to become a member.

1. We would like your feedback concerning our 2012 Holiday Party. Please respond to the following questions and return them to our Club President, Lillian Wilkinson, (

a. What did you like most about our Holiday Party format?
b. What did you like least about our Holiday Party format?
c. What would you change?
d. Do you have any suggestions?

2. Herman Raybon will be Toastmaster of the Day next week Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Speakers on deck: Kimberly Caudle, Samay Thaboun, Sheila Heyward-Snipes. If you are ready to speak, please notify Herman Raybon (

3. We will meet in room B7 in the Pentagon Library and Conference Center next week.



Mike Quashne was Presiding Officer!

Kim Caudle was Opener!

Lillian Wilkinson was Toastmaster of the Day with the theme, “Resolutions or Risks.”

Forte’ Ward was Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — “Urbane”

Annette Sanks was our Grammarian!

Amy Hunt was our Ah-Counter!

Larry Curtin was our Timer!

Kimberly Welter was our Listener!

Yash Sinha was our Table Topics Master!

Cindy Minnifield was our Closer!

Bert Romero was our Master Evaluator

Congratulate Scott Battle, Speaker 1, with his speech, “Finding Treasures in Faded Pages,” Project 2
in the CC manual, Evaluated by Carl Sabath

Congratulate Miriam Michael, Speaker 2, with her speech, “Realistic Thinking for Goal Achievement,”
Project 7 in the CC manual, Evaluated by Sheila Heyward-Snipes

Congratulate Damien Butler, Speaker 3, with his speech, “The River Rocks,” Project 8 in the CC manual,
Evaluated by Royce Edington

Table Topics speakers were Carlos Arzeno, Herman Raybon, Cindy Minnifield, and Amy Hunt

Closing was Cindy Minnifield

Best Speaker was Damien Butler!

Best Evaluator was Royce Edington!

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 are not scheduled. We can 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!

Herman Raybon, Jr.
Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412


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