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2016-09-15 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2848 Minutes

September 17, 2016

2016-09-15 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2848 Minutes

Please congratulate Audrey Britton, as the TM and Contestmaster of the Day !

Congratulate our Humorous Speech winners:

Kimberly Pollard, 1st Place !!

Yash Sinha, 2nd Place!!

Welcome our newest Helmsmen Toastmaster: Enjoli Ramsey!

Welcome back former Helmsmen TM Trudy Root!


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2849, Thursday, September 22th, Toastmaster will be TBD

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

3. Dues is Due for Oct 2016-Mar 2017 Semester!

Thanks to everyone who has already paid their dues!

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!

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.

4. Contests are coming! Contests are coming!

9/27 РFort̩ Ward, Area Director will be hosting the Area 11 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests.
Some support Audrey Britton and Kimberly Pollard at the Area 11 Contests.
Area 11 Contests will be held Tuesday, September 27, SAF/FM Conference, 4E983

TBD – Bert Romero, Division A Director will be hosting the Division A Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests

11/12 – District 27 Conference will host the Division A Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests. See for additional details.

5. 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.

9/15 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, Trudie Root

Contestmaster, Audrey Britton

Contest Chair: Lillian Wilkinson

Chief Judge, Carl Sabath

Contestants – Kimberly Pollard and Yash Sinha

We thank Contest Chair, Judges, Timer, Ballot Counter, and Audience Participation
By Jerrick Alexander, Herman Raybon, Ernie Davis, Elizabeth Femrite, Eduardo Osorio-Moriyon, Carl Sabath, Lillian Wilkinson , Jackie Wrice , Eduardo Zayas Sanchez, Enjoli Ramsey, Forté Ward, Jackie Wrice

Ballot Counter – Elizabeth Femrite

Timer – Elizabeth Femrite

Closing, Herman Raybon


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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