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2017-04-13 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2875 Minutes

April 14, 2017

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2875 April 13, 2017 Minutes

Please congratulate Carmita Cooke on being the Toastmaster of the Day with the theme, “The Supreme Court”


1. Next week’s TMoD is Elizabeth Femrite for Thursday, April 20th (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 Thursday, 13 April from 530PM to 9PM at the
Arlington Mill Community Center.
909 South Dinwiddie Street
Arlington, VA 22204

They have a parking garage with complimentary use for up to four hours. Directions and additional details are available if you click. Let’s cheer on Karen tomorrow as she competes for best evaluator in our Division.

District 27 International Speech and Evaluation Contests Fri/Sat May 5/6
See to register

3. Last Call for Dues – Dues is now overdue( $50 is due) renewing membership for April – September 2017 semester.
Please contact our treasurer, Carl Sabath to submit dues

***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

We are planning an event for June. More to follow………………..

5. Toastmasters Pathways – New members (as of 1 April) will need to enroll to get started. Please see attachments. I think they were previously sent out.

Additional info – Past District Gov Jim Heeren will be providing a few short webinars to help clubs with the transition:

Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 PM, The Strategic Relationships Path
Wednesday, April 26, 6 PM, Managing Dual Members

The dial in and webinar information is below. You will need to cut and paste the web info into your browser. You will need to allow freeconferencecall to download some code that it loads into your browser. The quality of the image and sound are very good.

Webinar/Call Information

1. Dial into the conference:
Dial-in Number: (515) 739-1285 – United States
Access Code: 449478
International Dial-in Numbers > Caution-https://www
2. Join the online meeting:
Online Meeting Link: > Caution-https://join
Online Meeting ID: heerenja
At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the Access Code followed by the pound key.
To join the online meeting, copy the meeting link listed above, paste it into your browser and follow the prompts to join the meeting.
For 24/7 customer service please call 844-844-1322

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

20-Apr – Elizabeth Femrite
27-Apr – Enjoli Ramsey
4-May – Herman Raybon
11-May – Nekisha Tate
18-May – TBD
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, Carmita Cooke

Presiding Officer, Elizabeth Femrtie, President

Opening – Herman Raybon

Word of the Day – Carl Sabath, with the word, PERPEND, a verb meaning reflect carefully; ponder

Grammarian – Elizabeth Femrite

Ah Counter – Elizabeth Femrite

Timer – Ernie Davis

Listener – Kim Winborne

Ballot Counter – Bert Romero

Tip of the Day – Enjoli Ramsey

Speaker 1 – Herman Raybon, “The Chicken and the Pig”
Round Robin – Evaluation

Table Topics Master – Carmita Cooke

Table Topics Speakers – Kim Winborne, Elizabeth Femrite, Ernie Davis, Bert Romero, Herman Raybon, Enjoli Ramsey, Carl Sabath

Master Evaluator – Carmita Cooke

Closing – Carl Sabath

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Herman Raybon!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Not done today!! We did a semi-debate style.

Best Evaluator – All who participated!!

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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