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2016-11-03 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2855 Minutes

November 3, 2016

Subject: Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting #2855- November 3, 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Carmita Cooke with her theme, “Final Words”

Congratulate Kimberly Pollard as Division A Contest Humorous Speech champion with her speech “Presents.”

Congratulate Bert Romero for hosting the Division A Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests. Note 2nd Place Humorous Speech winner was Katharine Gagné from 5-Star TM; 1st Place Table Topics winner was David Dante from Crystal City Evening TM ; and 2nd Place Table Topics winner was David Rosner from Pentagon Legacy TM.

We look forward to seeing Kimberly Pollard at the District 27 Conference on 12 November!

Helmsmen Toastmasters was also awarded a $25 gift certificate for being President’s Distinguished for 2015-2016!

Congratulate Eduardo Zayas on his formal induction into Helmsmen Toastmasters Club!


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2855, Thursday, November 3rd, Toastmaster will be Herman Raybon. Please e-mail Herman at with your meeting role requests.

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

4. Contests continue!!

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.

First Toastmasters Leadership Institute is 3 December at GMU-Arlington Campus.

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.

11/10 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, Carmita Cooke

Presiding Officer, Lillian Wilkinson, VP-E

Sgt at Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Opening, Bert Romero

Word of the Day – Elizabeth Femrite – with PONTIFICATE

Grammarian – Eddie Osoriomoriyon

Ah Counter – Elizabeth Femrite

Timer – Eduardo Zayas

Listener – Kim Winborne

Ballot Counter – Lillian Wilkinson

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Speaker 1 – Ernie Davis, “Motivate Your Team”
Project 3, Specialty Speeches: Selling a Product
Evaluated by Carl Sabath

Table Topics Master – Chanelle Johnson

Table Topics Speakers – Bert Romero, Eddie Osoriomoriyon, Carl Sabath

Master Evaluator – Bert Romero

Closing – Bert Romero

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Ernie Davis!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Bert Romero!!

Best Evaluator – Carl Sabath!!


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 Nekisha Tate


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