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2016-03-24 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2823 Minutes

March 26, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2823- 24 March 2016 Minutes

Congratulate Elizabeth Femrite on putting the meeting together with the theme “March Madness”

Yash Sinha was presented a book and trophy for his first place showing in the Club and Area 11 Evaluation Contests!


1. Next week, Thursday, March 31, Carl will be our TM of the Day! His theme is TBD. Let Carl 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. 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 Support Ernie Davis and Yash Sinha.

3. District 27 Conference to be held May 6-7, Holiday Inn, Solomons, MD. Register at

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

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

6. Scheduled TMoD’s for future meetings:

Mar 31 Carl Sabath
Apr 7 Herman Raybon
Apr 14 Forté Ward
Apr 21 Nekisha Tate
Apr 28 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!! We’re almost done. Carl Sabath club treasurer reminds is 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.

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

10. Previous Meeting Minutes can be seen at


Carl Sabath, Presiding Officer, Treasurer

Toastmaster of the Day, Elizabeth Femrite, theme “March Madness”

Opening, Lillian Wilkinson

Word of the Day, Carl Sabath, with word “blossom”, noun or verb

Grammarian, Carl Sabath

AH-Counter, Carl Sabath

Timer, Steve Coy

Listener/Quiz Master, Kim Winborne

Ballot Counter, Kim Winborne

Tip of the Day, Herman Raybon

Closing, Lillian Wilkinson

Speaker 1 Ernie Davis, “Winning Proposal”
Advanced Communicator Manual: Persuasive Speaking
Project 3, Objective Winning Proposal
Evaluated by Round Robin Evaluation/Herman

Table Topics Master: Lillian Wilkinson
Table Topics speakers: Kim Winborne, Yash Sinha, Steve Coy, Herman Raybon

Master Evaluator: Ernie Davis


Best Speaker – Ernie Davis!

Best Evaluator – All/Herman Raybon!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Kim Winborne!


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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