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2016-04-21 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2827 Minutes

April 22, 2016

Subject: Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2827- 21 April 2016 Minutes

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2827 – 21 April 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Nekisha Tate, as the TM of the Day with her theme
-“Totally 80’s”

Thank you to our guest, Alissa Stribling, for joining us today!


1. If you would like to attend the Helmsmen Monthly Executive Committee;
the next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 27 April 2016. The meeting will
take place in the Pentagon Main Food Court next to Dunkin Donuts (walk up
the ramp on the left side of Dunkin Donuts).

2. Next week, Thursday, April 28th, Ernie Davis will be our TM of the Day!
Let Ernie 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

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 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.

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, Nekisha Tate, theme, “Totally 80’s!”

Opening, Forté Ward

Word of the Day, Elizabeth Femrite

Grammarian, Carl Sabath

AH-Counter, Carl Sabath

Timer, Ernie Davis

Listener, Bert Romero

Ballot Counter, Audrey Britton

Tip of the Day, Herman Raybon

Closing, Herman Raybon

Speaker 1, Kimberly Pollard, “Creating the Best Club Climate”
Advanced Leadership Series
Project #5, Objective: Creating the Best Club Climate
Evaluated by Herman Raybon

Table Topics Master: Kim Winborne

Table Topics Speakers: Forté Ward, Audrey Britton, Alissa Stribling, Carl
Sabath, Jackie Wrice and Elizabeth Femrite

Master Evaluator: Ernie Davis


Best Speaker – Kimberly Pollard!

Best Evaluator – Herman Raybon!

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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