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2016-05-12 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2830 Minutes

May 16, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2830 – 12 May 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Bert Romero, as the TM of the Day with the
theme-“Is May Be the Best Month? ”


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2831, Thursday, May 19th is Lillian Wilkinson. Please contact Lillian by email or use Easy-Speak at to sign up for other meeting roles. Remember your turn will come to be the TMoD…so follow the Golden Rule and be urbane!

2. Officer Elections. 1st Meeting in June , JUNE 2nd. Start thinking about being
an officer for July 1 – December 31. Great leadership experience can be yours and is a requirement for the TM leadership track.
Please let Forté and Elizabeth know if you’d like to be part of the Executive Council – no experience required.

Positions: President, VP-Education, VP-Membership, VP-Public Relations, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant at Arms.

Training Available: 2 hours of training will be available at different locations in the NCR beginning in June at Toastmasters Leadership Institute and is FREE and is required to get leadership credit.

Additional training: previous officers can mentor you.

3. 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

4. TM International Convention, August 17-20, Marquis Hotel, Washington,
DC. Registration is now open at

5. TMoD Schedule. Please contact our VP-Education, Elizabeth Femrite to sign up for future
Toastmaster of the Day roles. If you have an issue with the schedule please try to switch with another TM or call Elizabeth.

5/26 – Yash Sinha
6/2 – Kimberly Pollard
6/9 – Jerrick Alexander
6/16 – Kim Winborne
6/23 – Eduardo Osorio
6/30 – Carl Sabath
7/7 – Victor Gonzalez
7/14 – Herman Raybon
7/21 – Jackie Wrice
7/28 – Forté Ward
8/4 – Nekisha Tate
8/11 – Dan Galarza
8/18 – Bert Romero
8/25 – Steve Coy
9/1 – Elizabeth Femrite

6. Distinguished Club Plan: See how well we are doing by going to

7. Previous Meeting Minutes can be seen at


Forté Ward, President

Opening, Bert Romero

Toastmaster of the Day, Bert Romero

Word of the Day, Elizabeth Femrite, word, “Urbane”, is an adjective meaning suave, courteous, polite, refined manner

Grammarian, Elizabeth Femrite

AH-Counter, Victor Gonzalez

Timer, Audrey Britton

Listener, Victor Gonzalez

Ballot Counter, Yash Sinha

Tip of the Day, Forté Ward

Closing, Bert Romero

Speaker 1, Carl Sabath, “Report from the Treasurer”

1)TM International dues is going UP in October from $36 to $45 for October 2016-March 2017;
(Copy of Letter from Int’l President will be emailed out soon. All TMs of records in February, received the letter/email.)
2) HTM dues is going DOWN in October from $9 to $5 for October 2016-March 2017;
3) Total renewal dues will therefore go from $45 to $50 for October 2016-March 2017;
4) HTM can now accept credit cards; credit card payments will cost person $2 credit card processing fee.
Payment by cash and check are still acceptable forms of payment and come with no fees.
5) Kimberly reminds us that PayPal fee is cheaper than withdrawing money from an ATM.
6) When compared to Dale Carnegie, Local training, TM Educational Program is still a great VALUE!
7) Bank account/HTM is in the green. Well done.
8) Feel free to contact Carl Sabath with questions.

Speaker 2, Kimberly Pollard, “Spring District 27 Conference 2016”
Speaking to Inform, Project 1, Objective: The Speech to Inform
Evaluated by Forté Ward

Table Topics Master: Herman Raybon

Table Topics Speakers: Victor Gonzalez, Yash Sinha and Audrey Britton

Master Evaluator: Kim Winborne


Best Speaker – Kimberly Pollard

Best Evaluator – Forté Ward

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,

Carl Sabath
Secretary Nekisha Tate


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