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2016-03-10 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2821 Minutes

March 12, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2821 – 10 March 2016 Minutes

Congratulate Kimberly Pollard on putting the meeting together with the theme “Undecided?”

Congratulations to Ernie Davis, Area 11 International Speech Winner and Yash Sinha, Area 11 Evaluation Winner!
Support them as they move on to the Division A Contests!

Happy Birthday Helmsmen Toastmasters Club! Our Club turned 59 years old last week!

Welcome back Audrey Britton, our guest. We hope you’ll decide to join our club!


1. Next week, Thursday, March 17, Kim Winborne will be our TM of the Day! Please let Kim 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. Thursday March 24, 2016 Bert Romero will be our TM of the Day!

3. Contests Continue!!! 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

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

5. End of May/early June. Officer Elections. Start thinking about being an officer for July 1 – December 31. Great leadership experience can be yours.

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

7. 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.

8. Dues!! It’s that time again. Carl Sabath club treasurer reminds is collecting dues. For those of you who have paid, THANK YOU.
Herman Raybon, Jr. and Elizabeth Femrite are helping Carl as he is at the Mark Center. 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.)

9. Distinguished Club Plan: See how well we are doing by going to

10. Previous Meeting Minutes can be seen at


Forté Ward, President, Presiding Officer

Sgt At Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Toastmaster of the Day, Kimberly Pollard with “Undecided?”

Opening, Carl Sabath

Word of the Day, Kimberly Pollard and the word was “Undecided”

Grammarian, Carl Sabath

AH-Counter, Carl Sabath

Timer, Victor Gonzalez

Listener/Quiz Master Kim Winborne

Ballot Counter, Audrey Britton

Tip of the Day, Ernie Davis

Closing, Carl Sabath

Speaker 1 Eduardo Osoriomoriyon, “The Lonely Island”
Competent Communicator, Speech 1, “Ice Breaker”
Evaluated by Ernie Davis

Speaker 2 Forté Ward, “The Day My Life Became Serious”
Advanced Communications Manual, Story Telling Manual, Speech 4, “The Touching Story”
Evaluated by Ernie Davis

Table Topics Master: Jerrick Alexander
Table Topics speakers: Kim Winborne, Kimberly Pollard, Audrey Britton, Carl Sabath

Master Evaluator: Kim Winborne


Best Speaker – Forté Ward!

Best Evaluator – Ernie Davis!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Kimberly Pollard!


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 club Secretary Nekisha Tate


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