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2014-04-10 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2730 Minutes

April 11, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2730, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, April 10, 2014

Congratulations Damien Butler for achieving his Advance Communicator Bronze!

Congratulate Luke Lisell on his promotion to Major.

Congratulations Jill Shanteau for setting a Personal Record “PR” in her last two 5K races!


1 VP-Education Lillian Wilkerson passed out an Easy Speak sign-up sheet and encourage TMs to assume roles early.

2 We will be electing new officers for the next 6 month term (July-December
2014). If you are interested in holding an officer position, please contact
Damien or anyone of the current officers.

3. TM Spring Conference, May 3, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza National Airport! The cost of registration to Helmsmen TM members is
$60. This is a full-day event showcasing the contestants of the Division Evaluation and International Speech Contests.


Lillian Wilkinson was Presiding Officer!

Lillian Wilkinson was our Opener!

Toastmaster of the Day was Annette Sanks with the theme “Change, it’s in the air…Embrace it!”

Luke Lisell was our Wordsmith with the Word of the Day — “Nomenclature” a system of names or terms, or the rules for forming these terms in a particular field.

Ryan Harrell was our Grammarian!

Trudie Root was our Ah-Counter!

Rich Santiago was our Timer!

Jerrick Alexander was our Listener!

Herman Raybon was our Ballot Counter!

Carl Sabath was our Closer!

Jill Shanteau was our Master Evaluator!

Bert Romero was our Tipster!

Congratulate Ernie Davis, Speaker 1, with his speech, “Ice Breaker”?”, Competent Communicator Project #1 Evaluated by Carmita Cooke.

Congratulate Damien Butler, Speaker 2, with his speech, “Using Your Body”, The
Better Speaker Series #5, Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite.

Congratulate our Table Topics Speakers: Shelia Heywood-Snipes, Bert Romeo, and John Harms.

Best Speaker was Ernie Davis!

Best Evaluator was Elizabeth Femrite!

Best Table Topics Speaker was John Harms!

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.

NEW link to see the club’s DCP status!
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 Sanks
Club Secretary

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