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2017-03-16 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2871 Minutes

March 20, 2017

2017-03-16 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2871 Minutes

Please congratulate Andrea Clark on being the Toastmaster of the Day with the theme, “Women’s History Month”

Thank you guests Reba Simmons, Christine Murray and Angela Vines-Crosson for attending. We hope you will decide to become members!


1. Next week’s TMoD is TBD for Thursday, March 23rd, please contact Lillian Wilkinson. Jackie Wrice is on the schedule but VP-E, Lillian Wilkinson will confirm.

2. GET READY – IT’S CONTEST TIME! Spring brings International Speech Contests and Evaluation Contests. Here is our contest schedule:
Division A Contests – Thursday, April 13
District 27 Contests Fri/Sat May 5/6

3. Dues is now( $50 is due) renewing membership 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 minutes.
Ernie Davis and Carmita Cooke are working on plans for a celebration

5. Toastmasters Pathways -. Jim Heeren, past District Governor will be presenting the new TM Educational program highlights and answering questions. Additional sessions are planned for Wed, March 22nd, 12noon at the Mark Center; and Tuesday, March 28, 5:15pm, Pentagon Food Court, near Dunkin Donuts.

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, Andrea Clark

Presiding Officer, Lilliian Wilkinson, VP-E

Sgt at Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Opening – Bert Romero

Word of the Day – Carl Sabath, with the word TECTONIC, adj, meaning impactful, consequential, earth-shattering, important

Grammarian – Carl Sabath

Ah Counter – Kim Winborne

Timer – Bert Romero

Listener – Reba Simmons

Ballot Counter – Angela Vines-Crosson

Tip of the Day – Forté Ward

Speaker 1 – Forté Ward, “Hello, How May I Help You? ”
Advanced Communicator: Persuasively Speaking, Project 1
The Effective Salesperson
Evaluator: Kim Winborne

Table Topics Master – Elizabeth Femrite

Table Topics Speakers – Bert Romero, Angela Vines-Crosson, Reba Simmons, Christine Murray

Master Evaluator – Lillian Wilkinson

Closing – Bert Romero

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Forté Ward!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Christine Murray!!

Best Evaluator – Kim Winborne!!

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

Happy Speaking,

Carl Sabath for Club Secretary, Nekisha Tate


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