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2016-01-14 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2814 Minutes

January 15, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2814- 14 January 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Carl Sabath, DTM, as TM of the Day with his theme – “You Can’t Win It, If You’re Not In It!”


1. Next week, January 21, the TMoD will be Forté Ward if no one has previously been assigned that duty.

A list of assigned TMoD’s will be coming out soon. So step up and pick a day of your choice.

2. Club Officers (and aspiring leaders!) – Plan to attend a Toastmasters Leadership Institute session in January or February so the club can get credit for having completed goal 9 of the Distinguished Club Plan and so that you can get credit for a leadership award! (For more information, go to the District 27 website at or neighboring District websites District 29, District 18, District 36 for more information)

3. Contests are coming in early March. Please consider entering the International Speech Contest (Minimum of 6 speeches required) and the Evaluation Contest. More to follow but we would love to see you on the stage at the TM International Convention being held in DC this August.


Forté Ward, President, Presiding Officer

Opening, Herman Raybon

Carl Sabath, DTM, as TM of the Day with his theme – “You Can’t Win It, If You’re Not In It!”

Word of the Day, Forté Ward – with the word BIFURCATE – verb, meaning to divide in half, bisect, cut in two, split in two.
Example sentence: The stream bifurcated into two narrow winding channels

Grammarian & Ah Counter was Kim Winborne

Listener, Sheila Heyward-Snipes

Timer, Herman Raybon

Ballot Counter, Sheila Heyward-Snipes

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Speaker 1: Kim Winborne, “Enlarge Your Territory”, Competent Communicator manual, Speech 9, Objective: Persuade Your Audience

Evaluated by Forté Ward

Table Topics Master — Travis Herbranson

Table Topics speakers were Herman Raybon, Sheila Heyward-Snipes, Forté Ward, Annette Sanks, Carl Sabath

Master Evaluator – Annette Sanks

Closing — Herman Raybon
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Best Table Topic speaker was Sheila Heyward-Snipes!

Best Evaluator was Forté Ward!

Best Speaker was Kim Winborne!

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!

Carl Sabath for Secretary Nekisha Tate


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