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2017-01-26 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2864 Minutes

January 24, 2017

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2864 January 26, 2017 Minutes

Please congratulate Carmita Cooke, with the theme, “Health & Wellness!”


1. Toastmaster Leadership Institute (TLI) training is available to our new slate of club officers. Officers need to take one of the free TLI offerings to meet the training goal for the club. Any club member may also attend this training.
Registration is usually not necessary ahead of time unless the facility is a secure facility; for Eventbrite registrations go to or District 27 training; for District 29 training; or for District 36 TLI training registration.

You may attend training in any District. Officers, please let President Femrite know when you have attended a TLI. See the list below and attachment for TLI training.

Sunday, January 29 – Time: 1:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Holy Cross Hospital, Education Center
1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Sponsored by District 36

Saturday, January 28, 2017
8:30 to 11:30 am
College of Southern Maryland
Building B, Room 104
115 JW Williams Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Sponsored by District 27

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.
Ralph Waldo ‘Petey’ Greene Community Service Center
2907 Martin Luther King Ave., NE
Washington, D.C.
Pre-Register now thru Eventbrite
Sponsored by District 27

2. GET READY – IT’S CONTEST TIME! Spring brings International Speech Contests and Evaluation Contests. Here is our contest schedule:
HTM Contest (Evaluation) — Feb 23
HTM Contest (Int’l Speech) — Mar 2
Area 11 Contests – Wed, Mar 8
Division A Contests — TBD
District 27 Contests Fri/Sat May 5/6

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

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

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

6. Previous Meeting Minutes can be seen at


Toastmaster of the Day – Carmita Cooke

Presiding Officer – Carl Sabath

Sgt at Arms – Jerrick Alexander

Opening – Jerrick Alexander

Word of the Day – Andrea Clark

Grammarian – Andrea Clark

Ah Counter – Steve Coy

Timer – Daniel Galarza

Listener – Carl Sabath/Carmita Cooke

Ballot Counter – Tony Ballard

Tip of the Day – Tony Ballard

Speaker – Bert Romero, “Cheers! To Your Health”
From the Specialty Speeches Manual (Advanced), Project 2, Uplift the Spirit (8:00-10:00 min)

Evaluated by Steve Coy

Speaker – Carmita Cooke, “Inner Peace”
From the Competent Communicator Manual, Project 7, “Researching Your Topic”
Evaluated by Daniel Galarza

Table Topics Master – Chanelle Johnson

Table Topics Speakers – Steve Coy, Daniel Galarza, Audrey Britton, Tony Ballard

Master Evaluator – Herman Raybon

Closing – Bert Romero

Winners ———-
Best Speaker – Carmita Cooke
Best Evaluator – Steve Coy
Best Table Topics Speaker – Audrey Britton


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

On behalf of Club Secretary, Nekisha Tate – Happy Speaking, Herman Raybon, Jr!

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