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2017-04-20 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2876 Minutes

April 21, 2017

2017-04-20 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2876 Minutes

Please congratulate Elizabeth Femrite on being the Toastmaster of the Day with the theme, “Take Time, Make Time”


1. Next week’s TMoD is TBD for Thursday, April 27th (Sign up for future dates with Lillian Wilkinson. There is a TMoD schedule below as well)

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

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

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.

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, Elizabeth Femrite

Presiding Officer, Lillian Wilkinson, VP-Education

Opening – Herman Raybon

Word of the Day – Bert Romero with the word PERORATION, a noun, meaning summary, conclusion.

Grammarian – Lillian Wilkinson

Ah Counter – Lillian Wilkinson

Timer – Andrea Clark

Listener – Ernie Davis

Ballot Counter – Kim Winborne

Tip of the Day – Lillian Wilkinson

Speaker 1 – Jackie Wrice, “Completing What You Started”
Speech 2, Competent Communicator Manual, Objective: Organize Your Speech
Evaluated by Bert Romero

Speaker 2 – Ernie Davis, “Delegate to Empower”
Project 5, Leadership Excellence Series
Evaluated by Kim Winborne

Table Topics Master – Bert Romero

Table Topics Speakers – Andrea Clark, Lillian Wilkinson, Carl Sabath

Master Evaluator – Carl Sabath

Closing – Andrea Clark

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Jackie Wrice!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Andrea Clark!!

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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