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2016-12-08 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2859 Minutes

December 9, 2016


Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting #2859- December 8, 2016 Minutes

Please congratulate Lillian Wilkinson, with her theme, “Movies”.

Welcome Toby Wolfe for joining us as a guest of Eduardo Zayas. We hope you will decide to join our club as a member.


1. Toastmaster of the Day for our next meeting 2860, Thursday, December 15th, is Carmita Cooke. Please ask Carmita how you can assist.

Also note for Thursday, December 15th. We will be meeting in the Pentagon Food Court/Main Cafeteria, left of the Dunkin Donuts up the ramp for a special Holiday edition of Helmsmen Toastmasters.

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.

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:


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.

12/22 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, Lillian Wilkinson

Presiding Officer, Carl Sabath, treasurer

Sgt at Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Opening, Elizabeth Femrite

Word of the Day – Eddie Osorio-Moriyon, with the word ACRIMONIOUS, an adjective – meaning caustic, biting, rancorous

Grammarian – Eddie Osorio-Moriyon

Ah Counter – Toby Wolfe

Timer – Audrey Britton

Listener – Eduardo Zayas

Ballot Counter – Audrey Britton

Tip of the Day – Elizabeth Femrite

Congratulate Forté Ward with his speech, “Diffusing Verbal Criticism
Project 3 : Interpersonal Communications, Objective – Diffusing Verbal Criticism
Evaluated by Carmita Cooke

Table Topics Master – Elizabeth Femrite
Table Topics speakers were – Eddie Osorio-Moriyon, Carl Sabath, Toby Wolfe, Eduardo Zayas

Master Evaluator – Carl Sabath

Closing – Elizabeth Femrite

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Forté Ward!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Toby Wolfe!!

Best Evaluator – Carmita Cooke!!


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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