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2017-05-04 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2878 Minutes

May 7, 2017

2017-05-04 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2878 Minutes

Please congratulate Herman Raybon on being the Toastmaster of the Day with
the theme, “Leadership Principles (Strategies for Success)”


1. Next week’s TMoD is Nekisha Tate. (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

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.

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, Herman Raybon

Presiding Officer, Elizabeth Femrite

Opening – Carmita Cooke

Word of the Day – Jerrick Alexander, with the word, Qualm, meaning an uneasy
feeling of doubt

Grammarian – Robin White

Ah Counter – Carmita Cooke

Timer – Enjoli Ramsey

Listener – Carmita Cooke

Ballot Counter – Nikki Tate

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Speaker 1 – Forté Ward, “Selecting Your Topic”
The Better Speaker Series
Evaluated by Kim Winborne

Speaker 2 – Yash Sinha, “Miracles”
Project 2, Specialty Speeches Manual, Objective: Uplift the Spirit
Evaluated by Audrey Britton

Speaker – Ernie Davis, “Super Achievers”
Project 2, Storytelling Manual, Objective: Let’s Get Personal
Evaluated by Lillian Wilkinson

Master Evaluator – Elizabeth Femrite

Closing – Herman Raybon

Winners ———-

Best Speaker – Yash Sinha!!

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,

Club Secretary, Nekisha Tate


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