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2013-10-31 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2711 Minutes

November 1, 2013

Minutes for Meeting 2711, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, October 31, 2013

Good Afternoon Helmsmen Toastmasters,

Minutes for Meeting 2711, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, October 31, 2013

Herman Raybon, Jr, will be the Toastmaster of the Day, 7 November 2013, Main Pentagon Cafeteria/Food Court Lounge Area. He’s looking for theme suggestions, please support him in this important club role!


1. Jill Shanteau, VP Education, asked us to use Easy-Speak to indicate meeting attendance and volunteer for meeting roles. Attached is the Easy-Speak guide and go to to access the site.

2. Lillian Wilkinson provided a link to a useful tool we all can utilize to help us with speech time management

3. Next meeting is the Fall Membership Drive Meeting, 7 Nov, 7:30-8:45 a.m., Pentagon Main Food Court/Cafeteria. Please bring a guest!!

4. Fall Membership Contest will continue through our December 19 meeting. Members are asked to bring guests to our weekly meeting. The Helmsmen Club member with the most guest to join our Club will receive a $25 gift card.

5. Fall Toastmasters Conference Information. The winners of the Division A Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest will compete in the District 27 Fall Conference Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Crowne Plaza National Airport 1480 Crystal Drive Arlington, Virginia 22202 and go to, for registration and other information.

6. Remember no meeting scheduled for Nov 28, Dec 26, and Jan 2. Please mark your calendars.

7. Holiday Party will be held 19 Dec. If interest in serving as the POC for the party please contact Carl Sabath or Lillian Wilkinson.

8. The Pentagon evening club meets Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., Main Food Court area.


Elizabeth Femrite was our Presiding Officer!

Joan Evans, was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was Jill Shanteau, with the theme “Happy Halloween”!

Annette Sanks was our Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — ” Sagacious” (s-g sh s) adj. Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.

Annette Sanks was our Grammarian!

Joan Evans was our Ah-Counter!

Lillian Wilkinson was our Timer!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Listener!

Carmita Cooke was our Ballot Counter!

Carmita Cooke was our Tipster

Lillian Wilkinson was our Closer!

Carlos Arzeno was our Table Topics Master!

John Harms was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Damien Butler, Speaker 1, with his speech, “Other River Rocks”, AC Manual, Special Occasion Speeches, Evaluated by Carl Sabath.

Congratulate Luke Lisell, Speaker 2, with his speech, “Prepare for Winter Driving”, Project #2, CC Manual, Organize Your Speech, Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite.

Congratulate John Durish, Speaker 3, with his Speech, “Body Language Around the World”, Project #5, CC Manual, Organize Your Speech, Evaluated by Jerrick Alexander.

Congratulate our Table Topic Speakers: Carmita Cooke, Joan Evans, Yash Sinha, Herman Raybon, Jr, and Damien Butler.

Best Speaker was John Durish!!

Best Evaluator was Elizabeth Femrite!!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Herman Raybon, Jr!!

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. During or immediately following 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!

Annette M. Sanks
Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412

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