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2016-02-18 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2818 Minutes

February 19, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2818- 18 February 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Jerrick Alexander as TM of the Day with his theme –
“One Person Show”

Thank you Eddie Osorio for being our guest today!

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


1. Victor Gonzalez’ induction ceremony was held today! Welcome aboard as our newest Helmsmen Toastmaster!

2. We need members to help during the AFPEC Demo meeting on Friday 19 Feb at
1300, Kimberly Pollard is the event point of contact.

4. Next week, Thursday, February 25, the Contestmaster will be Travis Herbranson for Meeting
2819. Step up to Compete in the Helmsmen TM 2016 International Speech and Evaluation Contests!

Speakers, Evaluators, Sgt at Arms, Judges, Ballot Counters, Timers needed. Model speaker has been confirmed.

Everyone’s participation is needed so Helmsmen can send the best folks to the Area 11 Contest on Wednesday, March 9.

5. Scheduled TMoD’s for future meetings:

*Feb 25 Travis Herbranson
*Mar 3 Elizabeth Femrite
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
Apr 28 Rebecca McDaniel
May 5 Ernie Davis

**If the date to be TMoD does not work with your schedule, please swap with another toastmaster and let our VP-Education, Elizabeth Femrite know.

6. 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.

7. Note that the Area 11 Contests will be March 9th at the Pentagon, Rm 4E983 and the
Division A Contest will be April 9th. More to follow.

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

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

10. Dues Reminder: It’s that time again. The treasurer reminds you that March 1 he will start collecting dues.
Semiannual dues is due for those renewing their memberships for April- September. Dues is $45.
Reminder that $36 goes to TM International and $9 goes to Helmsmen TM for supplies, holiday party, etc.

(Those who recently joined, your membership covers you from when you joined through March 31; this reminder is for membership dues which covers 1 Apr – 30 September 2016.)


Forté Ward, President, Presiding Officer

Sgt At Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Toastmaster of the Day, Jerrick Alexander

Opening, Jerrick Alexander

Word of the Day, Jerrick Alexander with the word “deasil” meaning clockwise, adverb.

Grammarian , Kim Winborne

Ah Counter, Kim Winborne

Listener, Forté Ward

Timer, Victor Gonzalez

Ballot Counter, Elizabeth Femrite

Tip of the Day – Jerrick Alexander

Speaker 1: Jerrick Alexander, “One Person Show”
Speech 5, Public Relations Advanced Communication Manual, Objective: Crisis Management Speech
Evaluated by Travis Herbranson

Table Topics Master — Ernie Davis

Table Topics speakers were: Travis Herbranson, Carl Sabath, Daniel Galarza and Eduardo Osorio

Master Evaluator – Carl Sabath

Closing — Jerrick Alexander
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Best Speaker was Jerrick Alexander!

Best Table Topic speaker was Eduardo Osorio!

Best Evaluator was Travis Herbranson!

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,

Carl Sabath for
Secretary Nekisha Tate


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