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2015-11-12 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2808 Minutes

November 13, 2015

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Meeting 2808, Nov 12, 2015 Minutes

Please congratulate Carmita Cooke as TM of the Day “Uncharted Territory”


1. Meeting 2809 TM of the Day is Jerrick Alexander for Thursday, 19
November 2015, 7:30am, PLCC. Contact Jerrick to fill a role.

Future meetings:

26 Nov 2015 – Thanksgiving. No Meeting.
03 Dec 2015 – TMoD needed
10 Dec 2015 – TMoD needed
17 Dec 2015 – TMoD needed — this is our end of year Holiday Party
24/31 Dec 2015 — Holiday Break
07 Jan 2016 – TMoD needed

***Let us know if you have a conference room that can be used. As the PLCC
does not allow outside food to be brought in, it becomes quite a bit more
expensive to host breakfast there.

2. District 27 Conference to be held Saturday, November 14, in Rosslyn, at
Top of the Towers, 1400 N 14th St, Rosslyn. go to and
hieve-tickets-18523980725 for event and ticket information. See 6 great
table topics speakers compete at the Table Topics contest and 6 more great
speakers compete at the Humorous Speech contest. District 27 will present
the Communication and Leadership Award to Dr. Willie Jolley (#1 Rated
Motivational & Inspirational Speaker). Additionally, our very own Herman
Raybon will be awarded Distinguished Toastmaster! There will be other expert
presentations on various topics of interest to toastmasters and great
networking opportunities!

3. Please schedule your speeches and other major roles and see how you can
make your goals. Be that Big Time Player who will step up his game! We got
your back! — work on the next speech, the next leadership role you need to
complete your next goal! Tell our VP-E when you will give your next speech
or take on your next leadership role OR, go into
and assign yourself. If you don’t have your easy-speak credentials, let us

4. Think about being a leader for the club for the January – June 2016
semester. Toastmasters Leadership Institute training will be held in
January 2016.

5. December Holiday Party. December 17th we will celebrate another year of


Forte Ward, Presiding Officer

Carmita Cooke, TM of the Day — “Uncharted Territory”

Word of the Day, Jacqueline Wrice — MAGNANIMOUS (MAG-NAN-E-MUS) –
Generous Spirit

Grammarian, Nekisha Tate

Ah Counter, Nekisha Tate

Listener, Bert Romero

Timer, Lillian Wilkinson

Ballot Counter, Steve Coy

Tip of the Day, Steve Coy

Opening and Closing — Lillian Wilkinson

Speaker 1: Kimberly Pollard, “Serve”, Advanced Communication Series,
Entertaining Speaker project 5, The After Dinner Speech
Evaluated by Jerrick Alexander

Speaker 2: Forte Ward, “Which one do you want?”, Advanced Communication
Series, Story Telling project 1, The Folk Tale
Evaluated by Herman Raybon

Table Topics Master — Elizabeth Femrite

Table Topics speakers were Bert Romero & Kim Winborne

Master Evaluator – Kim Winborne

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Best Table Topic speaker was Kim Winborne!

Best Evaluator was a tie between Jerrick Alexander & Herman Raybon!

Best Speaker was Kimberly Pollard!

Reminder, you 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!

Happy Speaking,

Secretary Kimberly Pollard

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