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2016-08-25 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2845 Minutes

August 26, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club Meeting 2845 – 25 August 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Jerrick Alexander, as the TM of the Day with the
theme-“Talk Shows”

Thank you to our guests, Chris Carlozzi and Sheriah Carter, for
joining us today! We look forward to your becoming members.


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2846, Thursday, September 1st,
is Elizabeth Femrite. The theme is Labor Day. 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. Final Officer Training !!! Training ends the end of August- 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. Dues is Due for Oct 2016-Mar 2017 Semester!

In February 2016, TM International decided to increase its dues, to
start in the Fall of 2016, from $36 to $45. 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 has started collecting dues!

Congratulate Toastmaster Kim Winborne and Daniel Galarza for being the first to pay for next semester!!

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.

As Carl is in the Mark Center, you can also provide your dues to other temporarily “deputized” treasurers šŸ™‚
At the Pentagon — Elizabeth Femrite and Herman Raybon, Jr. — if you can’t attend Thursday’s meeting.

6. Contests are coming! Contests are coming!
Time to compete!!!!!!!!!!!

9/8 — Table topics contests
Needed — Contestants, Judges, timer, ballot counter, Sgt at Arms
Let’s get the best to go forward to the Area contest!

9/15 – Humorous Speech contest
Needed – Contestants, Judges, timer, ballot counter
Let’s get the best to go forward to the Area contest!

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.

9/1 Elizabeth Femrite
9/8 Table Topics Contest
9/15 Humorous Speech Contest
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, VP-Education Lillian Wilkinson

Opening, Jerrick Alexander

Toastmaster of the Day, Jerrick Alexander

Word of the Day, Robin White, “auspicious” , an adjective meaning favorable

Grammarian, Carl Sabath

AH-Counter, Kim Winborne

Timer, Herman Raybon

Listener, Kim Winborne

Ballot Counter, Jerrick Alexander

Tip of the Day, Elizabeth Femrite

Closing, Jerrick Alexander

Table Topics Master: Bert Romero

Table Topics Speakers: Audrey Britton, Chris Carlozzi, Sheriah Carter, Eduardo Osoriomoriyon, Herman Raybon, Robin White

Master Evaluator: Carmita Cooke


Best Speaker – No speakers today šŸ˜¦

Best Evaluator – No evaluators today šŸ˜¦

Best Table Topics Speakers – Robin White, Sheriah Carter, 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 for
Secretary Nekisha Tate

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