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2016-10-27 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2854 Minutes

November 1, 2016

Subject: Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting #2854 – 27 October 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Jackie Wrice with her theme, “Kindness in the Workplace”

Thank you to our guest, Vintinia Harris, for joining us!


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2855, Thursday, November 3rd, Toastmaster will be Carmita Cooke. Please e-mail Carmita @ 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!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – Bert Romero, Division A Director will be hosting the Division A Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests.
Location: Fairlington Community Center
3308 S Stafford St
Arlington, VA
Time: 5:30pm

Please come support our very own, Kimberly Pollard, ACB, ALB, as she competes in the Humorous Speech Contest!!

Saturday, November 12, 2016 – District 27 Conference will host the Division A Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests.
Location: Holiday Inn – National Airport – Crystal City
2650 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, Va 22202
Time: 8:00am – 6:30pm

Registration is required. See for additional details.

5. New Officers are needed for January – June 2017. We will hold elections between November and December, the specific date will be forthcoming.

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 Lillian.

11/3 Carmita Cooke
11/10 Herman Raybon
11/17 Chanelle Johnson
12/1 Daniel Galarza
12/8 Kim Winborne
12/15 Holiday Party (different agenda format; need a volunteer for TMOD)
12/22 Vacant

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, Jackie Wrice

Presiding Officer, Nikki Tate

Sgt at Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Opening, Bert Romero

Word of the Day – Kim Winborne – Sagacity, a noun meaning wisdom or having soundness of judgement.

Grammarian – Kim Winborne

Ah Counter – Kim Winborne

Timer – Eduardo Zayas

Listener – Nikki Tate

Ballot Counter – Carl Sabath

Tip of the Day – Carl Sabath

Speaker 1 – Ernie Davis, “Elevate Your Success Through Improved Speech and Presentation”
Project 1, Public Relations Manual: The Entertaining Speech Evaluated by Bert Romero

Speaker 2 – Kimberly Pollard, “Presents”
Humorous Speech Contest

Speaker 3 – Chanelle Johnson, “Icebreaker”
Project 1, Competent Communicator: The Icebreaker
Evaluated by Carl Sabath

Table Topics Master – Andrea Clark

Table Topics Speakers – Herman Raybon, Nikki Tate, Kim Winborne

Master Evaluator – Herman Raybon

Closing – Bert Romero

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Chanelle Johnson!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Kim Winborne!!

Best Evaluator – Bert Romero!!

First Timer – Vintinia Harris

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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