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2016-08-04 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2842 Minutes

August 8, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2842 – 4 August 2016 Minutes

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2842 – 4 August 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Nikki Tate, as the TM of the Day with the theme-“Travel”

Thank you to our guests, Eduardo Zayas Sanchez and Enjoli Ramsey, for
joining us today!


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2843, Thursday, August 11th
is Kim Winborne, with theme, “Vacation” Contact Kim to volunteer for a

2. Officer Training – These are the training sessions announced so far.
Officers need to attend 2 hours of training, which can be in any District.
At registration, to obtain leadership credit, please provide your name,
office held, club name (Pentagon Legacy TM), club number (2412), district
(27). You do not need to be an officer to attend training. Training is
free. A small donation/contribution is suggested for snacks that may be
provided. Go to for further training information.

3. Membership. We need your ideas to expand membership, perhaps make some
phone calls to interested folks, create/place some flyers in designated
areas. Let us know.

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. See attached for Kelly’s
Pentagon appearance, Tuesday, August 16th.

5. TM International Convention, August 17-20, Marquis Hotel, Washington,
DC. Registration is now open at Sign Up!

6. 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.

8/18 – Dan Galarza
8/25 – Steve Coy
9/1 – Elizabeth Femrite
9/8 – Table Topics Contest
9/15 – Humorous Speech Contest

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

8. Previous Meeting Minutes can be seen at


Presiding Officer, Ernie Davis

Opening, Carl Sabath

Toastmaster of the Day, Nekisha Tate

Word of the Day, Elizabeth Femrite, with the word “Paradigm”, a noun,
describing a typical example or pattern of something; a model

Grammarian, Audrey Britton

AH-Counter, Audrey Britton

Timer, Daniel Galarza

Listener, Kim Winborne

Ballot Counter, Robin White

Tip of the Day, Audrey Britton

Closing, Carl Sabath

Speaker 1, Ernie Davis, “Do You Want to be Successful?”
Impromptu Speech
Evaluated by Yash Sinha

Table Topics Master/ Improvisation Master: Bert Romero

Table Topics Speakers: Kimberly Pollard, Audrey Britton, Lillian Wilkinson,
Robin White, Elizabeth Femrite, Kim Winborne, Enjoli Ramsey, Eduardo

Master Evaluator: Kimberly Pollard


Best Speaker – Ernie Davis!

Best Evaluator – Yash Sinha!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Eduardo Zayas Sanchez!


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


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