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2016-04-07 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2825 Minutes

April 7, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2825 – 7 April 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Herman Raybon, as the TM of the Day with his theme –
“Administrative Professionals”

Thank you to our guest, Audrey Britton, for joining us today!


1. Next week, Thursday, April 14, Forté Ward will be our TM of the Day!
His theme is TBD. Let Forté 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:
ns/?pid=589 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

5. Kelly Sargeant, (, who came in 3rd at the World
Championship of Public Speaking in 2014, will be at the Pentagon on August
16, 2016. She will be giving a presentation on her journey to the
International competition. There is also an event planned with Kelly during
the evening of August 16th at the Crowne Plaza National Airport in Crystal
City. More details to follow. POC: Herman Raybon

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

7. 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


Forté Ward, Presiding Officer

Toastmaster of the Day, Herman Raybon, them, “Administrative Professionals”

Opening, Bert Romero

Word of the Day, Audrey Britton

Grammarian, Lillian Wilkinson

AH-Counter, Lillian Wilkinson

Timer, Carmita Cooke

Listener, Bert Romero

Ballot Counter, Bert Romero

Tip of the Day, Herman Raybon

Closing, Bert Romero

Speaker 1, Forté Ward, “As Iron Sharpens Iron”
Story Telling Manual – Bringing History to Life

Evaluated by Yash Sinha

Speaker 2, Nekisha Tate, “The Power of Why”
Competent Communicator Manual
Project 3, Objective: Get to the Point

Evaluated by Kim Pollard

Table Topics Master: Elizabeth Femrite

Table Topics Speakers: Lillian Wilkinson, Audrey Britton & Jackie Wrice

Master Evaluator: Ernie Davis


Best Speaker – Nekisha Tate!

Best Evaluator – Kim Pollard!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Audrey Britton!


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,

Secretary Nekisha Tate

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