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2016-02-25 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2819 Minutes

February 27, 2016

Subject: Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2819- 25 February 2016 Minutes

RE: Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2819- 25 February 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Travis Herbranson, Contest Coordinator and Contestmaster for
Running HTM’s 2016 International Speech and Evaluation Contests.

Congratulate Eduardo “Eddie” Osorio for becoming a member and Yash Sinha for returning to Helmsmen Toastmasters!

Thank you Audrey Britton for being our guest today! We hope you will join us as a member for more learning and fun!

Congratulate Kimberly Pollard and her team — Forté Ward, Kim Winborne, Carrie Devorah and Carl Sabath — for running the AFPEC HTM Demo meeting last Friday!!


1. Next week, Thursday, March 3, Travis Herbranson will be our TM of the Day! His theme will be “Slow Down”

2. FINAL TLI — 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. Note that the Area 11 Contests will be March 9th at the Pentagon, Rm 4E983 and
Support Yash Sinha and Ernie Davis as the compete at the Area contest!

Division A Contest will be April 9th. More to follow.

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

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

6. Scheduled TMoD’s for future meetings:

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.

7. Dues!! We are off to a running start — congratulate
Daniel Galarza, the first in the gate with a slam dunk! Also Thank you Victor Gonzalez and Herman Raybon as well!

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

Contestmaster, Travis Herbranson

Chief Judge, Carl Sabath

Timer, Kim Winborne

Ballot Counter, Kim Winborne, Jerrick Alexander

Judges: Herman Raybon, Lillian Wilkinson, Daniel Galarza, Kimberly Pollard, Ernie Davis (Evaluation), Jerrick Alexander (International Speech),
Elizabeth Femrite


Model Speaker, Elizabeth Femrite, “Multi Tasking”

Evaluator Contestants: Carmita Cooke and Yash Sinha

1st Place: Yash Sinha

2nd Place: Carmita Cooke

International Speech Contestants

Ernie Davis: “Winning”

Yash Sinha: “Silence Killer”

Forté Ward: “A Rose Out of the Concrete”

1st Place: Ernie Davis!

2nd Place: Yash Sinha!

3rd Place: Forté Ward!


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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