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2016-01-07 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2813 Minutes

January 15, 2016

2016-01-07 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2813 Minutes

Please congratulate Bert Romero as he returns to be the TM of the Day with his theme – “Great Beginnings”


1. TM Kimberly Pollard mentioned the plans to have a membership drive on 19 Feb with the AF Council!

2. DTM Herman Raybon encouraged the new slate of officer to remember to attend TLI. He wants the schedule to be emailed with the minutes.

3. Looking for one of our dedicated HTMs to volunteer to lead our Meeting 2816 next Thursday 14 Jan.

We need TMODs for our Future meetings:

14 Jan 2016 –
21 Jan 2016 –

Toastmasters Leadership Institute training will be held in January 2016. Please contact Forté Ward and other officers if you wish to gain some officer experience. Training is free.


Forte Ward, Presiding Officer

Bert Romero, TM of the Day — ” Great Beginnings ” was his theme
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” — Seneca

Word of the Day by Daniel Galarza ASSIDUITY as·si·du·i·tyˌasiˈd(y)o͞oitē/
noun: assiduity; plural noun: assiduities
1. constant or close attention to what one is doing.
“the assiduity with which he could wear down his opponents” Diligent, Persistent

Rebecca McDaniel was the Grammarian as well as the Ballot counter and gave us a great Opening and a beautiful poem for the closing. Thank you for your assiduity.

Ah Counter, Bert Romero

Listener, Kim Winborne

Timer, Sheila Snipes— Welcome back amiga.

Ballot Counter, Rebecca McDaniel

Tip of the Day, Herman Raybon —
“The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.” — Mike Dooley

Speaker 1: Kimberly Pollard, “This is Christmas”, Advanced Communication Series,
Story Telling Manual, Project 3, The Moral of the Story”
Evaluated by Herman Raybon

Speaker 2: Steven Coy, “Who is that Guy?”, Basic Manual project # 1, ICE BREAKER!!!!
Evaluated by Kim Winborne

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” — Alan Cohen
Table Topics Master – Ernie Davis WELCOME BACK from serving overseas for a year.

Table Topics participants were Kimberly Pollard, Kim Winborne and our illustrious President, Forté Ward

“New month, new intentions, new goals, new love, new light, and new beginnings.” — April Mae Monterrosa

Master Evaluator – Forté Ward

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Best Table Topic speaker was Kim Winborne!

Best Evaluator was a 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,

Bert Romero for Secretary Nekisha Tate.
This is my last reminder for this meeting … ***”You must make a CHOICE to take a CHANCE, or your life will never CHANGE”


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