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2016-04-28 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2828 Minutes

April 28, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2828 – 28 April 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Ernie Davis, as the TM of the Day with his theme-”
Accelerating Our Success ”

Thank you to our guests, Chanse Winborne, Jackie Smith and Carrie Devorah
for joining us today!


1. Next week, Thursday, May 5th, Bert Romero 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

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 yours.

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 is now open at

7. Please contact our VP-Education, Elizabeth Femrite to sign up for future Toastmaster of the Day roles.

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, Ernie Davis, theme, ” Accelerating Our Success”

Opening, Ernie Davis

Word of the Day, Carl Sabath

Grammarian, Chanse Winborne

AH-Counter, Carl Sabath

Timer, Victor Gonzalez

Listener, Elizabeth Femrite

Ballot Counter, Lillian Wilkinson

Tip of the Day, Ernie Davis

Closing, Forté Ward

Speaker 1, Forté Ward, “The View From the Top”
Advanced Leadership Series
Evaluated by Carrie Devorah

Speaker 2, Nekisha Tate, “South Carolina Summers”
Competent Communicator Manual
Project # 4 – How to Say It
Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite

Speaker 3, Kim Winborne, “The Wizard of Oz”
Competent Communicator Manual
Project # 5 – Your Body Speaks
Evaluated by Forté Ward

Table Topics Master: Bert Romero

Table Topics Speakers: Carrie Devorah, Chanse Winborne and Jackie Smith

Master Evaluator: Herman Raybon


Best Speaker – Nekisha Tate

Best Evaluator – Elizabeth Femrite

Best Table Topics Speaker – Chanse Winborne

First Timer Award – Jackie Smith

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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