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2016-11-17 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2857 Minutes

November 19, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting #2857- November 17, 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Kim Winborne, CC with her theme, “Autumn”. Who knew that the word “autumn” comes from French and “fall” from German?

Please congratulate Kimberly Pollard on coming in 4th Place at the District 27 Conference Humorous Speech Contest!!

Thank you Area Director Forté Ward for attending our meeting today!


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2857, Thursday, December, will be TBD. Please say “yes” if you can volunteer for Dec 1st!

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

3. New Officers are needed for January – June 2017. We will hold elections December 1st or 8th. If you haven’t served as an officer, now would be a great time to do so.

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!

4. Mark Your Calendar for December 15th. Carmita Cooke will be our TMoD for our Holiday Meeting.

5. TMoD Schedule. Please contact our VP-Education, Lillian Wilkinson 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.

11/24 — Thanksgiving – Reminder No Meeting!
12/1 Vacant
12/8 Vacant
12/15 Carmita Cooke
12/22 Elizabeth Femrite
12/29 No Meeting
1/ 5 No Meeting
1/12 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, Kim Winborne

Presiding Officer, Ernie Davis, President

Sgt at Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Opening, Lillian Wilklinson

Word of the Day – Kim Winborne, with the word “IMMURE”, means enclose or confine
Grammarian – Lillian Wilkinson, CC, CL

Ah Counter – Lillian Wilkinson, CC, CL

Timer – Forté Ward, ACB

Listener – Ernie Davis, CC

Ballot Counter – Ernie Davis, CC

Tip of the Day – Elizabeth Femrite

Congratulate Eduardo Zayas! with his Ice breaker speech, “Ice Breaker
Elizabeth Femrite evaluated Eduardo Zayas’ speech.

Table Topics Master – Kim Winborne
Table Topics speakers were – Lillian Wilkinson, Ernie Davis, Elizabeth Femrite

Master Evaluator – Lillian Wilkinson

Closing – Elizabeth Femrite

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Eduardo Zayas!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Ernie Davis!!

Best Evaluator – Elizabeth Femrite!!


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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