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2016-02-04 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2816 Minutes

February 6, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2816- 4 February 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Bert Romero, as TM of the Day with his theme – “Motivation”

Thank you guests for joining us today!

Thank you Audrey Britton, Tina Stollings, Victor Gonzalez, Carrie Devorah, Yash Sinha for being our guests today!

We hope you will join us as members for more learning and fun!


1. Next week, February 4, the TMoD will Lillian Wilkinson for Meeting 2817.

2. Scheduled TMoD’s for future meetings:

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. Let’s meet the Officer Training Goal, 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). Reminder Training ends 29 February.

3. Contests are coming!. 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.

Even if not a contestant, we will need judges, ballot counters, timers, sergeant at arms to make sure we send the best contestants to the Area 11 Contests!

Possible Club Contest Dates: February 25th/ March 3rd.

4. Note that the Area 11 Contests will be March 9th at the Pentagon and the Division A Contest will be April 9th. More to follow.

5. District 27 Conference to be held May 6-7, Holiday Inn, Solomons, MD. Register online for Early Bird specials.

6. TM International Convention, August 17-20, Marquis Hotel, Washington, DC. Registration will start in April.

7. Note for Feb 11 Meeting ONLY. Due to PLCC Conference Scheduling. Our meeting on February 11 will need to end by 8:30am. The management thanks you.


Forté Ward, President, Presiding Officer

Sgt At Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Opening, Carmita Cooke

Word of the Day, Lillian Wilkinson – with the word ASSIDUOUS

Grammarian , Carl Sabath

Ah Counter, Steven Coy

Listener, Daniel Galarza

Timer, Ernie Davis

Ballot Counter, Victor Gonzalez

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Speaker 1: Kim Winborne, “The Wizard of Oz”,
Speech 6, Competent Communicator Manual, Objective: Vocal Variety
Evaluated by Forté Ward

Speech 2: Rebecca McDaniel, “Insights from India”
Speech 2, Competent Communicator Manual, Objective: Organizing Your Speech
Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite

Table Topics Master — Yash Sinha

Table Topics speakers were Steven Coy, Carl Sabath, Carrie Devorah, Daniel Galarza

Master Evaluator – Forté Ward

Closing — Carmita Cooke
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Best Speaker was Rebecca McDaniel!

Best Table Topic speaker was Carrie Devora!

Best Evaluator was Elizabeth Femrite!

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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