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2016-03-03 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2820 Minutes

March 3, 2016

RE: Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2820- 3 March 2016 Minutes

Congratulate Kimberly Pollard on her last speech in the Advanced Communication Series Storytelling! We look forward to your next Advanced manual speech!


1. Next week, Thursday, March 10, Kimberly Pollard will be our TM of the Day! Please let Kimberly know if you wish to speak or volunteer for a role. If you prefer to use Easy-Speak, please identify your role early to assist with the agenda preparation.

2. Following week, Thursday March 17, 2016 Kim Winborne will be our TM of the Day!

3. Area 11 Contest Next Week, will be Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in the Pentagon, Rm 4E983 and Support Yash Sinha and Ernie Davis as they compete at the Area contest!

4. The winner of the Area 11 Contest will compete in the Division A Contest, which will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 Contest starts at 1130. Set up 1000-1030, registration 1030-1130, debriefs 1045-1130. Free parking available at library; visit this link for transit options: Register at

5. 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 17 Kim Winborne
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!! It’s that time again. Carl Sabath club treasurer reminds us he is collecting dues. Herman Raybon, Jr. and Elizabeth Femrite are helping him as Carl is at the Mark Center building. 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, Travis Herbranson with his theme “Slow Down”

Opening, Herman Raybon, Jr.

Word of the Day, Eduardo Osorio with his word “Imperative” adjective, which means urgent, not to be avoided.

Grammarian, Steve Coy

AH-Counter, Forte Ward

Timer, Ernie Davis

Listener/Quiz Master Eduardo Osorio

Ballot Counter, Jerrick Alexander

Tip of the Day, Herman Raybon, Jr.

Closing, Herman Raybon, Jr.

Congratulate speaker, Kimberly Pollard with her speech “Bear Hunt” Advanced Communication Series, Storytelling!

Congratulate evaluator, Carmita Cooke!

Table Topics speakers: Daniel Galarza, Herman Raybon, Jr., Steve Coy, Eduardo Osorio, and Forte Ward

Congratulate best Table Topics speaker Daniel Galarza!


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,

Elizabeth Femrite for club Secretary Nekisha Tate


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