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2014-10-16 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2757 Minutes

November 2, 2014

Minutes for Meeting 2757, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday October
16, 2014

Welcome guest Patrick Massenburg. We hope you join!

Congratulate Jerrick Alexander for completing the Competent Communicator!

Club Business:

1. Elizabeth Femrite asked that members place flyers in sitting/common
areas, where allowed in their respective work places. Flyer is attached.

2. Ryan Harrell is working to secure the 9/10 Apex, 2nd floor area for
“Speech Training” to help promote Toastmasters objectives of better
speaking, listening and leadership skills. The tentative date is Wednesday
5 November 2014. If approved, we will need members to help staff the

3. Herman Raybon, Jr., mentioned the next contest is the District level
contest to be held during the District 27 Fall Conference on Saturday 1
November 2014. Come out to support Kimberly Scott as she competes for the
District Championship Humorous Speech Contest!
–When: Saturday, 1 November 2014
–Where: Radisson Hotel Largo 9100 Basil Court Upper Marlboro, MD
–Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Register for the early bird fee of $75.00 through October 23, 2014. Go to

Or, send a check with registration application to Natalie Le. Contact for address.


Lillian Wilkinson was our Presiding Officer!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Opener!

Jerrick Alexander was our Toast Master of the Day with the theme “Autumn”

Kevin Kloeppel was our Wordsmith with the word of the day: “Emulous” (adj)
motivated or characterized by rivalry or imitation

John Durish was our Grammarian!

Carl Sabath was our Timer!

Kimberly Scott was our Listener!

John Durish was our AH-counter!

Carl Sabath was our Ballot Counter!

Kimberly Scott was our Tipster!

Ernie Davis was our Closer!

Ryan Harrell was our Table Topics Master!

Kevin Kloeppel was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Ernie Davis, Speaker 1, with his speech “Your Foundation For
Success: The U.S. Navy Core Values” Competent Communication Manual Project
#6, Vocal Variety, Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: John Durish, Lillian Wilkinson, Herman
Raybon, Jr., Jerrick Alexander, Kimberly Scott, Carl Sabath, Kevin Kloeppel,
Ernie Davis!

Best Speaker was Ernie Davis!!

Best Evaluator was Elizabeth Femrite!!

Best Table Topics Speaker was Lillian Wilkinson!!

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, and 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

Happy Speaking! We are Toastmasters!

Trudie Root
Club Secretary


Elizabeth Femrite
ACSIM Installation Services
Soldier and Family Readiness Division
CML: 571-256-8674
DSN: 260
Fax: 571-256-8700

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

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