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2017-02-09 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2866 Minutes

February 7, 2017

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2865 February 9, 2017 Minutes (UNCLASSIFIED)

Please congratulate Ernie Davis with his theme “Go Red for Women!”


1. Next week’s TMoD is Audrey Britton.

2. 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

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


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


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

Friday, February24,2017,5-9pm
Arlington Mill Community Center
Multipurpose rooms 527A&B
909 S. Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22204

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 – Ernie Davis, “Go Red for Women!”

Presiding Officer – Lillian Wilkinson

Sgt at Arms – Jerrick Alexander

Opening – Bert Romero

Word/Expression of the Day – “Heart Attack” – provided by Ernie Davis,
counted by Andrea Clark

Grammarian – Andrea Clark

Ah Counter – Andrea Clark

Timer – Tony Ballard

Listener – Laura Gonzalez

Ballot Counter – Kim Winborne

Tip of the Day – Lillian Wilkinson

Speaker – Bert Romero, “Jose”
Competent Communication Manual, Project 1, Icebreaker
Evaluated by Chanelle Johnson

Speaker – Herman Raybon, “The Opportunity”
Speeches by Management #1 – The Briefing
Evaluated by Kim Winborne

Table Topics Master – Ernie Davis

Table Topics Speakers – Andrea Clark, Laura Gonzalez, Chanelle Johnson

Master Evaluator – Carl Sabath

Closing – Bert Romero

Winners ———-
Best Speaker – Bert Romero
Best Evaluator – Kim Winborne
Best Table Topics Speaker – Chanelle Johnson

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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