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2016-10-20 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2853 Minutes

October 24, 2016

Subject: Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting #2853 – 20 October 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Nikki Tate with her theme, “Planting Seeds: What is Mentoring?”

Thank you to our guest, Gloria Smith, for joining us!


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2854, Thursday, October 27th, Toastmaster will be Jackie Wrice. Please e-mail Jackie @ with your meeting role requests.

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

3. The Dues team thanks you for getting dues in on time. We are following up on a few folks but we appreciate everyone’s cooperation in their timely submission.

4. Contests continue!

10/27 – 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 are 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.

Also, you will be in charge of celebrating HTM’s 60th Anniversary in March 2017!

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.

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, Nekisha Tate

Presiding Officer, Kimberly Pollard

Sgt at Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Opening, Daniel Galarza

Word of the Day – Andrea Clark – Foment, a verb meaning to stir up, arouse or incite

Grammarian – Carl Sabath

Ah Counter – Gloria Smith

Timer – Eduardo Osorio Moriyon

Ballot Counter – Andrea Clark

Listener – Kimberly Pollard

Tip of the Day – Carmita Cooke

Speaker 1 – Kim Winborne, “A Little Girl’s Dream”
Project 2, Advanced Communication Manual: The Entertaining Speech
Evaluated by Kimberly Pollard

Table Topics Master – Bert Romero

Table Topics Speakers – Gloria Smith, Carmita Cooke, Daniel Galarza, Eduardo Osorio Moriyon

Master Evaluator – Herman Raybon

Closing – Eduardo Osorio Moriyon

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Kim Winborne!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Gloria Smith!!

Best Evaluator – Kimberly Pollard!!

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,



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