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2016-05-26 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2832 Minutes

May 28, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2832 – 26 May 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Kim Winborne, as the TM of the Day with the
theme-“Rain or Shine”!

Welcome guest Rob Kuhn our Area Director. We thank you for making time to join our meeting and participating in Table Topics. You are always welcome to join us!

Welcome guest Mark Sargeant, Sr., a guest of Kim Winborne. We’ll glad you started your day with Toastmasters. We hope to see you again soon!

Please congratulate Herman Raybon, Jr. our Helmsmen Triple Crown winner by achieving 3 designations in program year 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. Herman earned his Advanced Communicator Gold, Advanced Leadership Silver and Distinguished Toastmaster!

Other awardees who helped us meet the Distinguished Club Program during this period:

–Congratulations! Kimberly Pollard, Advanced Community Bronze

–Congratulations! Jerrick Alexander, Competent Communicator

–Congratulations! Kimberly Winborne, Competent Communicator


1.Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2833, Thursday, June 2nd is Jerrick Alexander. Please contact Jerrick by email or use Easy-Speak at to sign up for other meeting roles.

2. Officer Elections. 1st Meeting in June , on 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. Please see attached Word Document for club officer role descriptions.

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.

6/2 – Jerrick Alexander
6/9 – Kimberly Pollard
6/16 – Bert Romero
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 – Kim WInborne
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


Elizabeth Femrite, Presiding Officer

Opening, Herman Raybon, Jr.

Toastmaster of the Day, Kimberly Winborne

Word of the Day, Ernie Davis with his word “Smile”

Grammarian, Audrey Britton

AH-Counter, Audrey Britton

Timer, Herman Raybon, Jr.

Listener, Ernie Davis

Ballot Counter, Jerrick Alexander

Tip of the Day, Bert Romero

Closing, Herman Raybon, Jr.

Speaker 1, Kimberly Pollard, “You Failed The Test”, from the Advanced Communicator Manual
Objective: Impromptu Speaking, Evaluated by Jerrick Alexander

Table Topics Master: Elizabeth Femrite

Table Topics Speakers: Rob Kuhn, Audrey Britton, Ernie Davis, Bert Romero, Lillian Wilkinson and Mark Sargeant, Sr.

Master Evaluator: Lillian Wilkinson


Best Speaker – Kimberly Pollard

Best Evaluator – Jerrick Alexander

Best Table Topics Speaker – Mark Sargeant, Sr.


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,

Elizabeth Femrite for
Secretary Nekisha Tate

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