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2016-09-22 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2849 Minutes

September 24, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2849 – 22 September 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Herman Raybon, as the Toastmaster of the Day !

Welcome back Andrea Clark!


1. Area 11 Contests will be held Tuesday, September 27, SAF/FM Conference, 4E983; contest start is 6pm, be there by 5:15pm.
9/27 – Forté Ward, Area Director will be hosting the Area 11 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests.
Come support Audrey Britton and Kimberly Pollard at the Area 11 Contests.

2. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2850, Thursday, September 29th, Toastmaster will be Ernie Davis

3. 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! Coming down to the wire!

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 continue!

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. New Officers needed for January – June 2017

Get your leadership skills refined! Speak to our nominating chair, current Area 11 Governor and Immediate Past President Forte Ward.
Toastmasters Leadership Institute available starting in December going through February.

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.

9/29 Ernie Davis
10/6 Lillian Wilkinson
10/13 Audrey Britton
10/20 Nekisha Tate
10/27 Jackie Wrice
11/3 Steve Coy
11/10 TBD
11/17 TBD
12/1 TBD

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

8. Previous Meeting Minutes can be seen at


Toastmaster of the Day, Herman Raybon

Presiding Officer, President Ernie Davis

Opening, Herman Raybon

Word of the Day – Andrea Clark – RATIFY – sign/give formal agreement/recognition to a treaty, for example.

Grammarian – Audrey Britton

Ah Counter – Carl Sabath

Timer – Jackie Wrice

Ballot Counter – Carl Sabath

Listener – Eduardo Zayas

Speaker 1 – Lillian Wilkinson, “Aging Teenagers”
Project 2, Advanced Communication Manual: Humorously Speaking, Leave Them with A Smile
Evaluated by Eduardo Osorio

Speaker 2 – Forte Ward, “Conversing with Ease”
Project 1, Advanced Communication Manual: Interpersonal Communication, Objective: Conversing with Ease
Evaluated by Kim Winborne

Table Topics Master – Ernie Davis

Table Topics Speakers – Carmita Cooke and Andrea Clark

Master Evaluator – Carmita Cooke

Closing – Daniel Galarza

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Forte Ward

Best Table Topics Speaker – Andrea Clark

Best Evaluator – Kim Winborne


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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