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2016-03-31 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2824 Minutes

April 3, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2824- 31 March 2016 Minutes

Congratulate Carl Sabath on putting the meeting together with the theme “April Fools”


1. Next week, Thursday, April 7, Herman Raybon will be our TM of the Day! His theme is TBD. Let Herman 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 at

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. Kelly Sargent, who came in 3rd at the World Championship of Public Speaking 2 years, will be in the area and will be giving a couple speeches, one in the Pentagon and one close by and speak about her journey to the International competition. POC: Herman Raybon.

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

6. Scheduled TMoD’s for future meetings:

Apr 14 Forté Ward
Apr 21 Nekisha Tate
Apr 28 Ernie Davis
May 5 Bert Romero

**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


Elizabeth Femrite, Presiding Officer, Treasurer

Toastmaster of the Day, Carl Sabath, theme “April Fools”

Opening, Carl Sbaath

Word of the Day, Daniel Galarza, with the word “esoteric”, an adjective

Grammarian, Ernie Davis

AH-Counter, Ernie Davis

Timer, Herman Raybon

Listener/Quiz Master, not done

Ballot Counter, Elizabeth Femrite

Tip of the Day, Carl Sabath

Closing, Carl Sabath

Speaker 1 Kim Winborne “Wonderful Winter”
Competent Communicator Manual
Project 7, Objective : Research Your Topic

Evaluated by Lillian Wilkinson

Table Topics Master: Eduardo Osoriomoriyon
Table Topics speakers: Daniel Galarza, Yash Sinha, Ernie Davis, Elizabeth Femrite

Master Evaluator: Yash Sinha


Best Speaker – Kim Winborne!

Best Evaluator – Lillian Wilkinson

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,

Carl Sabath for club Secretary Nekisha Tate


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