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2017-02-02 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2865 Minutes

January 27, 2017

: Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2865 February 2, 2017 Minutes (UNCLASSIFIED)

Please congratulate Bert Romero, with the theme, “A-Game!”


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.

Toastmasters Leadership Institute

District of Columbia

Wednesday, February 8 – Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
601 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Sponsored by District 36


Friday, February 3 – Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
5120 Whitefield Chapel Road
Lanham-Seabrook, MD 20706
Sponsored by District 36

Saturday, February 25 – Time: 9:30 am – 1:45 pm
13100 Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Sponsored by District 36


Saturday, February 4, 2017 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035
Sponsored by District 29
Pre-Register Now thru EventBrite

Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 8:00 am -12:00 pm
Bull Run Unitarian Universalist Church
9350 Main Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Sponsored by District 29
Pre-Register Now thru EventBrite

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Navy Federal Credit Union
820 Follin Lane
Vienna, VA 22180
Sponsored by District 29
Pre-Register Now thru EventBrite

Saturday, February 18, 2017 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calvary Chapel of Spotsylvania
10681 Courthouse Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Sponsored by District 29
Pre-Register Now thru EventBrite

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 – Bert Romero

Presiding Officer – Lillian Wilkinson

Sgt at Arms – Jerrick Alexander

Opening – Daniel Galarza

Word of the Day – Enjoli Ramsey

Grammarian – Carl Sabath

Ah Counter – Bert Romero

Timer – Kim Winborne

Listener – Kim Winborne

Ballot Counter – Ernie Davis

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Speaker – Herman Raybon, “Herman”
Competent Communication Manual, Project 1, Icebreaker
Evaluated by Daniel Galarza

Speaker – Chanelle Johnson, “Leverage the Power of Diversity”
Competent Communication Manual, Project 8, Using Visual Aids
Evaluated by Lillian Wilkinson

Table Topics Master – Ernie Davis

Table Topics Speakers – Audrey Britton, Carl Sabath, Enjoli Ramsey

Master Evaluator – Audrey Britton

Closing – Daniel Galarza

Winners ———-
Best Speaker – Chanelle Johnson
Best Evaluator – Lillian Wilkinson
Best Table Topics Speaker – Enjoli Ramsey


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!

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