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2017-03-23 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2872 Minutes

April 7, 2017

2017-03-23 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2872 Minutes

Please congratulate Lillian Wilkinson on being the Toastmaster of the Day with the theme, “Movies”

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


1. Next week’s TMoD is Audrey Britton for Thursday, March 30th, please contact Lillian Wilkinson. (Sign up for future dates with Lillian Wilkinson. There is a TMoD schedule below as well)

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

Spring Division “A” Contest it is on 13 April from 530PM to 9PM at the
Arlington Mill Community Center.
909 South Dinwiddie Street
Arlington, VA 22204
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 formal 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 Tuesday, March 28, 5:15pm, Pentagon Food Court, near Dunkin Donuts. Attached is information about the new Pathways Program. New members and current members can enroll. Yes current members can be enrolled in both programs.

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

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
15-Jun – Tony Ballard
22-Jun – Jackie Wrice

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, Li

Presiding Officer, Carl Sabath, Treasurer

Sgt at Arms, Jerrick Alexander

Opening – Lillian Wilkinson

Word of the Day – Yash Sinha with, RIANT, meaning happy, laughing, smiling

Grammarian – Bert Romero

Ah Counter – Bert Romero

Timer – Carmita Cooke, with help from Herman Raybon and Andrea Clark

Listener – Reba Simmons

Ballot Counter – Angela Vines-Crosson

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Speaker 1 – Enjoli Ramsey, “Icebreaker ”
Competent Communicator: Project 1: Ice Breaker
Evaluator: Carl Sabath

Speaker 2 – Forte Ward, “Cold Calling”
Advanced Communicator, Persuasively Speaking Manual
Project 2: Conquering the Cold Call
Evaluator: Herman Raybon

Speaker 3 – Yash Sinha, “Visions”
Advanced Communicator, Speaking to Inform Manual
Project 4: Factfinding Report
Evaluator: Carmita Cooke

Table Topics Master – Audrey Britton

Table Topics Speakers – Vicente Smith, Andrea Clark

Master Evaluator – Kim Winborne

Closing – Lillian Wilkinson

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Enjoli Ramsey!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Andrea Clark!!

Best Evaluator – Carmita Cooke!!

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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