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2016-09-01 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2846 Minutes

September 3, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2846 – 1 September 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Elizabeth Femrite, as the TM of the Day !

Thank you to our guests, Sheriah Carter, Chanelle Johnson and Tony Ballard for
joining us today! We look forward to your becoming members.


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2846, Thursday, September 8th,
Contestmaster will be Nekisha Tate. Please let Elizabeth Femrite, Nekisha Tate and Carl Sabath know
If you wish to compete in the Table Topics contests. Everyone else will assist as a judge, timer, ballot counter or sergeant at arms.
Contestmaster asks that you try to get to the meeting at least 5 minutes before the meeting starts.

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!!
Also congratulate Jerrick Alexander, Yash Sinha and Bert Romero and Eduardo Osorio for paying their dues!

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 🙂
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, President Ernie Davis

Opening, Jerrick Alexander

Toastmaster of the Day, Elizabeth Femrite

Word of the Day, Carl Sabath with the verb, TOG, to dress up/out in fine clothing.

Grammarian, Tony Ballard

AH-Counter, Sheriah Carter

Timer, Robin White

Listener, Chanelle Johnson

Ballot Counter, Daniel Galarza

Tip of the Day, Herman Raybon

Closing, Elizabeth Femrite

Speaker 1 – Kimberly Pollard : “Spring Reading Program”
Specialty Speech Advanced Manual, Project 2, Uplift the Spirit
Evaluated by Carl Sabath

Speaker 2 – Bert Romero: : “Living Legend”
Special Occasions Speeches Advanced Manual, Project 2: Speaking in Praise
Evaluated by Yash Sinha

Table Topics Master: Eduardo Osorio

Table Topics Speakers: Chanelle Johnson, Sheriah Carter, Daniel Galarza

Master Evaluator: Kim Winborne


Best Speaker – Kimberly Pollard!

Best Table Topics Speaker: Chanelle Johnson!

Best Evaluator – Yash Sinha!


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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