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2017-03-02 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2869 Minutes

March 2, 2017



Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2869 March 2, 2017 Minutes

Please congratulate Elizabeth Femrite on being the contestmaster for our club International Speech Contest.

Thank you Reba Simmons for being our guest and we hope you will join our club!


1. Next week’s TMoD is TBD, VP Education, Lillian Wilkinson will let us know.

2. GET READY – IT’S CONTEST TIME! Spring brings International Speech Contests and Evaluation Contests. Here is our contest schedule:
Area 11 Contests – Wed, Mar 8, Rm 4E983 — Support our International Speech and Evaluation contestants at the Area 11 Contest.
Division A Contests – TBD
District 27 Contests Fri/Sat May 5/6

3. Dues is now( $50 is due) for April – September 2017 semester.
Several ways to pay
A – Please bring cash or check for $50
B – Credit card
1) Use your credit card to pay $45 TM International dues and provide check/cash of $5 for the club dues
2) Use your credit card to pay full amount. Please add $2 PayPal fee, for a total of $52
You can also use the following site

***Note if you are unable to attend the meetings, please make arrangement to a) send a check by snail mail to Carl Sabath or b) meet Elizabeth Femrite or Herman Raybon at a mutually convenient time.

4. Happy Birthday, Helmsmen Toastmasters!!! March 4, 2017 celebrates 60 years of Helmsmen TM. We will be planning HTM’s 60th Anniversary celebration in March 2017! More information will be forthcoming in future minutes.

5. Toastmasters Pathways – a special session will be provided on Wednesday, March 15th, 4:30pm to Pentagon clubs. Jim Heeren, past District Governor will be presenting the new TM Educational program highlights and answering questions. This will also be held in Rm 4E983 thanks to Past District Governor Ralph Jones.

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

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

8. Previous Meeting Minutes can be seen at


Contestmaster – Elizabeth Femrite

Presiding Officer – Lillian Wilkinson

Sgt at Arms – Jerrick Alexander

Opening – Bert Romero

Round Robin Evaluation Team:

Andrea Clark
Herman Raybon
Forte Ward
Elizabeth Femrite
Lillian Wilkinson
Carl Sabath
Bert Romero

International Speech contestant and winner – Yash Sinha, with his speech “Eyes”

Closing – Bert Romero

Winners —-
Best Speaker – Yash Sinha

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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