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2016-05-19 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2831 Minutes

May 20, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2831 – 19 May 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Lillian Wilkinson, as the TM of the Day with the
theme-“Building Strong Friendships ”

Congratulate our guest Robin White. Hope you will decide to join our club.


1. Our Toastmaster of the Day is Yash Sinha for Thursday, May 26th, meeting 2832.
Please contact Yash with the role you would like to take on for his meeting or signup on

2. TMoD Schedule – Elizabeth Femrite has put together the schedule below. If you are unable to take on TMoD duties for that day,
Please find a replacement and contact Elizabeth Femirte, our VP-Education

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 РFort̩ Ward
8/4 – Nekisha Tate
8/11 – Dan Galarza
8/18 – Bert Romero
8/25 – Steve Coy
9/1 – Elizabeth Femrite
9/8 – Table Topics Contest – contestmaster needed
9/15 – Humorous Speech Contest – contestmaster needed

3. Needed: Officers!! Officer Elections coming early June. Start thinking about being
an officer for July 1 – December 31. Great leadership experience can be
yours. This is a requirement for leadership certification. No experience needed.
Free Toastmasters Leadership Institute training available in June, July and August at various places in the NCR.

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 is now open at

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

7. Previous Meeting Minutes can be seen at


Carl Sabath, Presiding Officer

Opening, Yash Sinha

Toastmaster of the Day, Lillian Wilkinson, theme, “Building Strong Friendships”

Word of the Day, Bert Romero, word, “Sagacity”, noun meaning wisdom, smart

Grammarian, Kim Winborne

AH-Counter, Audrey Britton

Timer, Jackie Wrice

Listener, Robin White

Ballot Counter, Kim Winborne

Tip of the Day, Carl Sabath

Closing, Yash Sinha

Speaker 1, Herman Raybon
Competent Communicator Manual
Project #1: Speak to Inform
“Public Speaking”
Evaluated by Everyone

Table Topics Master: Carl Sabath

Table Topics Speakers: Yash Sinha, Audrey Britton, Robin White

Master Evaluator: Yash Sinha


Best Speaker – Herman Raybon!

Best Evaluator – All

Best Table Topics Speaker – Robin White!


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 for Secretary Nekisha Tate

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