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2016-08-18 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2844 Minutes

August 19, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2844 – 18 August 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Daniel Galarza, as the TM of the Day with the

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


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2845, Thursday, August 25th
is Jerrick Alexander. The theme is TBD. Please use Easy Speak @ or contact Steve to volunteer for a role. Some are
experiencing issues accessing Easy Speak from their work computers. You may
have to use Google Chrome or Firefox. If you continue to experience issues,
please contact the VPE, Lillian Wilkinson.

2. Officer Training – 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. Below are the remaining TLI training opportunities:

Thu, 25 Aug 2016
District 36 TLI
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Core Officer Training and Electives
9509 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

Sat, 27 Aug 2016
District 29 TLI
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Core Officer Training and Electives
McCoart Admin Building
1 County Complex Ct (Prince William Parkway)
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Sat, 27 Aug 2016
District 27 TLI
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Core Officer Training and Electives
U.S. Census Bureau
4600 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746

Wed, 31 Aug 2016
District 36 TLI
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Core Officer Training Only
Foundry Building / Suite 200
1055 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

3. We need your ideas to expand membership, please contact VP Membership
Kimberly Winborne with any suggestions.

4. In February 2016, TM International decided to increase its dues, to
start in the Fall of 2016, from $36 to $45. Please see the attached letter
from the now Immediate Past International President of Toastmasters
International regarding the dues increase. Total dues will consist of
International dues ($45) plus Club dues ($5) for a total of $50. If you
joined Helmsmen Toastmasters after March 2016, the dues you paid covered
the time period from when you joined through September 2016; THIS current
dues renewal notice will cover your membership from October 1, 2016 – March
31, 2017.

Treasurer, Carl Sabath will begin collecting dues the week of August 22nd.
We are now registered with PayPal and for an additional $2 processing fee,
you can pay your dues by credit card. As always, cash, money orders and
checks are still accepted. Money orders and checks should be made payable
to Helmsmen Toastmasters.

5. TM International Convention, August 17-20, Marquis Hotel, Washington,
DC. Daily package registration is still available at
on-details. Sign Up!

6. TMoD Schedule. Please contact our VP-Education, Lillian Wilkerson 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.

8/25 Jerrick Alexander
9/1 Elizabeth Femrite
9/8 Table Topics Contest
9/15 Humorous Speech Contest (Please reference the Speech Contest
Rulebook attached to this email)
9/22 Victor Gonzalez
9/29 Ernie Davis
10/6 Lillian Wilkinson
10/13 Audrey Briton
10/20 Nekisha Tate
10/27 Jackie Wrice
11/3 Steve Coy

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

8. Previous Meeting Minutes can be seen at


Presiding Officer, Kimberly Pollard

Opening, Daniel Galarza

Toastmaster of the Day, Daniel Galarza

Word of the Day, Enjoli Ramsey, with the word “Paradigm”, a verb, meaning
to match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.

Grammarian, Daniel Galarza

AH-Counter, Bert Romero

Timer, Nekisha Tate

Listener, Eduardo Zayas Sanchez

Ballot Counter, Ernie Davis

Tip of the Day, Bert Romero

Closing, Daniel Galarza

Speaker 1, Ernie Davis, “Mega Growth Through Sales!”
Evaluated by Bert Romero

Table Topics Master/ Improvisation Master: Kimberly Pollard

Table Topics Speakers: Nekisha Tate, Enjoli Ramsey, Ernie Davis, Eduardo
Zayas Sanchez

Master Evaluator: Yash Sinha


Best Speaker – Ernie Davis!

Best Evaluator – Bert Romero!

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

Happy Speaking,

Secretary Nekisha Tate


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