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2017-01-05 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2861 Minutes

January 8, 2017

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting #2861 – January 5, 2017 Minutes

Please congratulate Lillian Wilkinson, with her theme, “Refresh! Renew! Refocus!”.


1. It’s a new year with a new slate of club officers. We welcomed the new year with an induction ceremony for the officers. Officers need to take one of the TLI free trainings to meet the training goal for the club. Trainings are open to all TM members. Check out District 27’s website for information:

2. We will be planning HTM’s 60th Anniversary celebration in March 2017! More information will be forthcoming in future minutes.

3. TMoD Schedule. Please contact our VP-Education, Lillian Wilkinson to sign up for future Toastmaster of the Day roles.

4. Distinguished Club Plan: See how well we are doing by going to

5. Previous Meeting Minutes can be seen at


Toastmaster of the Day – Lillian Wilkinson

Presiding Officer – Elizabeth Femrite, President

Sgt at Arms – Jerrick Alexander

Opening – Andrea Clark

Word of the Day – Bert Romero with the word RISIBLE an adjective – meaning to provoke laughter.
synonyms: laughable, ridiculous, absurd, comical, comic, amusing, funny, hilarious, humorous, droll, farcical, silly, ludicrous, hysterical

Grammarian – Kim Winborne

Ah Counter – Kim Winborne

Timer – Patrick Masssenburg

Listener – Audrey Britton

Ballot Counter – Audrey Britton

Tip of the Day – Audrea Clark

Table Topics Master – Elizabeth Femrite
Table Topics speakers were – Audrey Britton, Kim Winborne, Patrick Massenburg.

Master Evaluator – Herman Raybon, Jr.

Closing – Andrea Clark

Winners ———-

Best Table Topics Speaker – Kim Winborne!!


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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