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2017-03-09 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2870 Minutes

March 10, 2017

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2870 March 9, 2017 Minutes

Please congratulate Carl Sabath on being the Toastmaster of the Day with the
theme, “Games.”

Thank you, Robert Peal, for being our guest and we hope you will join our


1. Next week’s TMoD is Tony Ballard, please contact Tony with your role

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.
There are 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

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.

16-Mar – Tony Ballard
23-Mar – Jackie Wrice
30-Mar – Audrey Britton
6-Apr – Forte Ward
13-Apr – Mario Franco
20-Apr – Elizabeth Femrite
27-Apr – Enjoli Ramsey
4-May – Herman Raybon
11-May – Nekisha Tate
18-May – Chanelle Johnson
25-May – Ernie Davis
1-Jun – Lillian Wilkinson
8-Jun – Kim Winborne

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

8. Previous Meeting Minutes can be seen at


Toastmaster of the Day, Carl Sabath

Presiding Officer, Ernie Davis, Pres

Sgt at Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Opening – Herman Raybon

Word of the Day – Herman Raybon

Grammarian – Kim Winborne

Ah Counter – Kim Winborne

Timer – Tony Ballard

Listener – Bert Romero

Ballot Counter – Ernie Davis

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Speaker 1 – Forté Ward, “Get Up, Stand Up…Stand Up for Your Rights ”
Advanced Communicator: Interpersonal Communications Manual, Project 5:
Assert Yourself Effectively
Evaluator: Kim Winborne

Speaker 2 – Ernie Davis, “It’s All About Influence!”
Advanced Communicator: Storytelliong Manual, Project 3: The Moral of the
Evaluator: Herman Raybon

Table Topics Master – Audrey Britton

Table Topics Speakers – Herman Raybon, Forte Ward, Bert Romero

Master Evaluator – Bert Romero

Closing – Herman Raybon

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Ernie Davis!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Herman Raybon, Forte Ward, Bert Romero —
3-Way Tie!!

Best Evaluator – Herman Raybon!!

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
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,

Club Secretary, Nekisha Tate

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