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2015-08-20 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2796 Minutes

August 24, 2015

Good morning Helmsmen Toastmasters!!!!

Minutes for Meeting 2796, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday August 20, 2015


1. Forte’ Ward, President, announced that we are Presidents Distinguished and passed around the banner. Congratulations all!!!!

2. Kimberly Pollard, Secretary, reminded members that contest season is upon us. The Club Humorous Speech contest will be 3 September 2015; we need volunteers to fill the role of Contest master, judges, and speakers contestants. The Club Table Topics contest will be on 10 September 2015; we need volunteers to fill the role of contest master, judges and speaker contestants. These events count toward Competent Leadership completion. If you would like to compete, please contact any club officer.

3. Forte’ Ward, President, will be the Toastmaster of the Day for the next meeting. Note: The next meeting number is 2797. Please contact him to fill a role.


Forte’ Ward was our Presiding Officer!

Jerrick Alexander opened the meeting!

Travis Herbranson was our Toastmaster of the Day with “Start Your Engines!” as the theme

Forte Ward was our Wordsmith with the word of the day with “Extrapolate”.

Jerrick Alexander was our Grammarian!

Lillian Wilkerson was our Timer!

Nancy Bell was our Ah-counter!

Herman Raybon was our Listener!

Herman Raybon was our Ballot Counter!

Travis Herbranson was our Tipster of the Day!

Jerrick Alexander was our Closer!

Nekisha Tate was our Table Topics Master!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Master Evaluator!

Congratulate Kimberly Pollard, Speaker 1,”Unit Camping Trip”, Project 3, “Make them Laugh” from the Advanced Communication Series “The Entertaining Speaker.” Evaluated by Carl Sabath.

Congratulate Philip Hamrock, Speaker 2,”Autonomous Vehicles”, Project 2, “Organize Your Speech” from the Competent Communication Series. Evaluated by Forte’ Ward.

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Nancy bell, Elizabeth Femrite, Carl Sabath who passed to Herman Raybon, Forte’ Ward, and Jerrick Alexander.


Best Speaker was Kimberly Pollard!!

Best Evaluator was Forte’ Ward !!

Best Table Topics was Nancy Bell !!


Summer season is coming to a close but we may still 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! Helmsmen Toastmasters say YES!
Our next meeting is Thursday, 27 August, 2015. Bring a friend!

Kimberly Pollard
Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club

****TLI TRAINING: Contact the POC to ensure training time, date, location or check for last minute schedule changes and added dates.

Thursday, August 20
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (sponsored by District 29) Navy Federal Credit Union
820 Follin Lane SE
Vienna, VA
Registration (Core officer training)
POC: Angela Davis,

10:00 am – 3:30 pm
MedStar Franklin Square, Kotzen Auditorium
9000 Franklin Square Drive, Rosedale MD 21237 http://www.toastmasters-
POC: Lisa Thompson, (Core officer training and electives


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