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2016-12-01 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2858 Minutes

December 3, 2016

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting #2858- December 1, 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Carl Sabath,with his theme, “Bounce Back”.

President Ernie Davis inducted Enjoli Ramsey and Chanelle Johnson into the club.

Welcome Mario Franco and Glenda Crunk for joining us as guests. We hope you will decide to join our club as members.

Congratulate Tony Ballard on becoming the newest Helmsmen Toastmaster!


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2859, Thursday, December 8th, could be YOU! Please volunteer and let Lillian Wilkinson, our VP Education know.

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 15th. If you haven’t served as an officer, now would be a great time to do so.
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.

First Toastmasters Leadership Institute is 3 December at GMU-Arlington Campus. Check out District 27’s website for information:

Also, new officers will be in charge of HTM’s 60th Anniversary celebration in March 2017!

Additional TLI’s available:

District 29 TLI
Sat, Dec 3
22001 Loudoun County Parkway, Ashburn, VA 20147
Saturday, December 3 (Session 1) – Time: 8:30 am – 12:45 pm

U.S. Pharmacopeia, 12602 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville MD 20852
Sponsored by District 36
Register (Link coming soon)

Saturday, December 3 (Session 2) – Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
U.S. Pharmacopeia, 12602 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville MD 20852
Sponsored by District 36
Register (Link coming soon)


Friday, December 9 – Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Greater Mt. Nebo Church, 1001 Old Mitchellville Road, Bowie MD 20716
Sponsored by District 36
Register (Link coming soon)


Tuesday, December 13 – Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Edison Electric Institute, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004

Sponsored by District 36
Register (Link coming soon)
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.

12/8 Vacant
12/15 Carmita Cooke
12/22 No Meeting
12/29 No Meeting
1/ 5 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, Carl Sabath

Presiding Officer, Ernie Davis, President

Sgt at Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Opening, Herman Raybon

Word of the Day – Jackie Wrice, with the word “CONVERSANT”, adjective, meaning familiar or knowledgeable about something

Grammarian – Enjoli Ramsey

Ah Counter – Enjoli Ramsey

Timer – Audrey Britton

Listener – Carmita Cooke

Ballot Counter – Ernie Davis, President

Tip of the Day – Bert Romero, Division Director

Congratulate Robin White with her speech “Academia and the Circle of Friendships”
Project 1, Competent Communicator, Objective: Ice Breaker
Evaluated by Lillian Wilkinson

Congratulate Eduardo Zayas with his speech “The Magic of Kindness”
Project 2, Competent Communicator, Objective: Organizing Your Speech
Evaluated by Elizabeth Femrite

Congratulate Chanelle Johnson with her speech ” Change Your Brain, Change Your Life”
Project 7, Competent Communicator, Objective: Research Your Topic
Evaluated by Eddie Osoriomoriyon

Table Topics Master – Herman Raybon
Table Topics speakers were – Marco Franco, Enjoli Ramsey and Tony Ballard

Master Evaluator – Andrea Clark

Closing – Elizabeth Femrite

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Chanelle Johnson!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Enjoli Ramsey!!

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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