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2016-04-14 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2826 Minutes

April 14, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2826 – 14 April 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Forté Ward, as the TM of the Day with his theme –

Thank you to our guests Audrey Britton Carrie Devorah and Tyler Terrel, for
joining us today!


1. Next week, Thursday, April 21st, Nekisha Tate will be our TM of the Day!
Her theme is TBD. Let Nekisha know if you wish to speak or volunteer for a
role. If you prefer to use Easy-Speak, please identify your role as soon as
possible to assist with the agenda preparation at

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

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

4. 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

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

6. Scheduled TMoD’s for future meetings:

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 is collecting
dues. Semiannual dues is due for those renewing their memberships for
April-September. Dues are $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, Forté Ward, theme, “Think”

Opening, Elizabeth Femrite

Word of the Day, Bert Romero

Grammarian, Herman Raybon

AH-Counter, Herman Raybon

Timer, Eduardo Osorio

Listener, Audrey Britton

Ballot Counter, Carrie Devorah

Tip of the Day, Forté Ward

Closing, Elizabeth Femrite

Speaker 1, Victor Gonzalez, “6 Nov 2016 Election Day”
Competent Communicator Manual
Project 1, Objective: Ice Breaker
Evaluated by Kimberly Pollard

Speaker 2, Daniel Galarza, “Getting Things Done”
Competent Communicator Manual
Project 2, Objective: Organize Your Speech
Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite

Table Topics Master: Carl Sabath

Table Topics Speakers: Nekisha Tate, Jackie Wrice and Tyler Terrel

Master Evaluator: Ernie Davis


Best Speaker – Victor Gonzalez!

Best Evaluator – Kim Pollard!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Nekisha Tate!


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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