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2016-01-21 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2815 Minutes

January 22, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2815- 21 January 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Forté Ward, as TM of the Day with his theme – “It’s Cold Outside!”


1. Next week, January 28, the TMoD will be Kim Winborne.

This is per the scheduled list of TMoD’s that was sent out Friday:

Jan 28 Kim Winborne
Feb 4 Kimberly Pollard
Feb 11 Lillian Wilkinson
Feb 18 Jerrick Alexander
Feb 25 Elizabeth Femrite
*Mar 3 Travis Herbranson
*Mar 10 Carmita Cooke
Mar 17 Sheila Heyward-Snipes
Mar 24 Bert Romero
Mar 31 Carl Sabath
Apr 7 Herman Raybon
Apr 14 Forté Ward
Apr 21 Nekisha Tate

*Potential Contest dates for Evaluation and International Speech contests;
these would be contestmasters so they can get credit toward CL for being
contest chair/contest coordinator

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)

***Note this weekend’s TLI’s may be cancelled due to the weather; have a backup plan and look at upcoming TLI’s both in District 27 ( as well as those District 29, District 36 and District 18 and plan to attend so you get credit for the office you are holding and the club gets credit in the Distinguished Club Program for having officers trained in the Winter.

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. Herman Raybon reminds members that now is the time to start planning their speeches if they wish to compete.

4. HTM Room Schedule has been sent out to everyone for meetings through mid-July. Thank you, Jerrick Alexander for keeping the schedule going. If you have not received it please, let the officers know.

5. Meeting Number Note– The meeting number listed above is correct. We did have a couple snow days last year so we were a couple meeting numbers ahead sometimes on the agendas. The meeting numbers are correct on the HTM Room Schedule.


Forté Ward, President, Presiding Officer

Opening, Jerrick Alexander

Please congratulate Forté Ward, as TM of the Day with his theme – “It’s Cold Outside!” from the 1944 hit of the same name.

Word of the Day, Carl Sabath – with the word EXPATIATE – verb, meaning to go into detail, expound, dwell.

Example sentence: She expatiated on working-class novelists. Bert expatiated on TM educational program for his speech today.

Grammarian & Ah Counter was Daniel Galarza

Listener, Herman Raybon

Timer, Herman Raybon

Ballot Counter, Jerrick Alexander

Tip of the Day – Jerrick Alexander

Speaker 1: Bert Romero, “TM Educational Program”, a Successful Club Series presentation

Evaluated by Jerrick Alexander (written only)

Table Topics Master — Carl Sabath

Table Topics speakers were Jerrick Alexander, Daniel Galarza, and Herman Raybon

Master Evaluator – Bert Romero

Closing — Bert Romero
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Best Table Topic speaker was Herman Raybon!

Best Evaluator was Jerrick Alexander!

Best Speaker was Bert Romero!

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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