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2017-04-27 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2877 Minutes

April 30, 2017

2017-04-27 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2877 Minutes

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


1. Next week’s TMoD is Herman Raybon (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………………..

4. Helmsmen TM Officer Elections — Coming Up in May/June for the July – December 2017 tim

5. Toastmasters Pathways – New members (as of 1 April) will need to enroll to get started. Those who have been members for a while are encouraged to finish their goals under the “old” system and to enroll in Pathways as well.

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, Lillian Wilkinson

Presiding Officer, Carl Sabath, Treasurer

Opening – Herman Raybon

Word of the Day – Forte Ward, with the word, Conversant, meaning familiar with

Grammarian – Audrey Britton

Ah Counter – Audrey Britton

Timer – Andrea Clark

Listener – Audrey Britton

Ballot Counter – Bert Romero

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Speaker 1 – Forté Ward, “You Can See Better and We Will Get There”
Speech 5, Persuasive Speaking Manual, Objective: The Persuasive Leader
Evaluated by Carl Sabath

Speaker 2 – Bert Romero, “Wisdom for A Graduate”
Project 4, Specialty Speeches Manual, Objective: Read Aloud
Evaluated by Herman Raybon

Table Topics Master – Andrea Clark

Table Topics Speakers – Audrey Britton, Lillian Wilkinson

Master Evaluator – Kim Winborne

Closing – Lillian Wilkinson

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Tie Forté Ward and Bert Romero!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Audrey Britton!!

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 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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