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2017-01-19 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2863 Minutes

January 14, 2017

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting #2863 – January 19, 2017 Minutes

Please congratulate Carl Sabath, with his theme, “Inaugurations.”


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

Officers please let President Femrite know when you have attended a TLI.

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 – Carl Sabath

Presiding Officer – Elizabeth Femrite

Sgt at Arms – Jerrick Alexander

Opening – Lillian Wilkinson

Word of the Day – Andrea Clark

Grammarian – Andrea Clark

Ah Counter – Andrea Clark

Timer – Mario Franco

Listener – Ernie Davis

Ballot Counter – Ernie Davis

Tip of the Day – Lillian Wilkinson

Speaker #1 – Eduardo Zayas, “Coping With Change”
From the TM Competent Communicator Series #3
Evaluated by Forte Ward

Speaker, Bert Romero
From the TM Advanced Communicator / Special Occasion Speeches #2
Evaluated by Herman Raybon

Table Topics Master – Nikki Tate

Table Topics Speakers – Lillian Wilkinson, Forte Ward, Herman Raybon

Master Evaluator – Elizabeth Femrite

Closing – Lillian Wilkinson

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Eduardo Zayas!!
Best Evaluator – Forte Ward!!
Best Table Topics Speaker – Lillian Wilkinson, Forte Ward, and Herman
Raybon! A three-way tie!!!


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,

Nekisha Tate

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