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2017-08-17 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2893 Minutes

August 17, 2017


Minutes for Meeting 2893, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday August 17, 2017

Congratulate Chanelle Johnson as Toastmaster of the Day, “Change Yourself, Change the World” !

Congratulate and welcome Jwon Wiggins, our newest member in the Helmsmen Toastmasters Club family!


1. TMoD schedule, please sign up in Easy-speak or with Lillian Wilkinson VP Education:

24 August Open
31 August Humorous Speech Contest, Contestmaster needed, Contestants as well
07 Sep Table Topics Contest, Contestmaster needed, Contestants as well
14 Sep Bert Romero

2. Club Officers need to attend one of the TLI trainings. Last call.

TLI Trainings:

Sat, August 19, 10am – 11am
Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive, Rosedale, MD 21237 (map)
Sun, Aug 20, 10:30am
. Census Bureau – 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Click here to Register now. Registration will close on 20 August to ensure the attendee list is provided to the Census representative in time to meet their requirements for accessing the building. Only US citizens allowed to enter this building on Saturdays.
Sat, August 26, 8:30am – 2:00pm
2. Arlington Mill Community Center – 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Click here to Register now. No restrictions on entering this building.
Sat, August 26, 8:30am – 2:00pm
Coppin State University, 2500 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21216, USA (map)
See D18 Calendar for updates:

3. Contest Time coming up! The Area Contest is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday September 12, 2017. We needs Contest Masters and many other roles for the contests to be successful. Look for our club contest to be Thursday August 31, Humorous Speech Contest, and Table Topics contest Thursday September 7, 2017.

Needed: Contestmaster(s)
Contestants (most important)
Chief Judge
Sergeant at Arms (Table Topics Contest)
Ballot Counter(s)

Remember — this is a great opportunity to get credit for Competent Leader projects and all speakers in the Humorous Speech contest will receive credit for their speeches toward their goals!


Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Presiding Officer!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Opener!

Chanelle Johnson was Toastmaster!

Kim Winborne was Wordmaster with “Mutation”, meaning act or process of changing, change

Carl Sabath was our Grammarian / AH-Counter!

Jwon Wiggins was our timer!

Andrea Clark was our listener!

Kim Winborne gave our Tip of the Day!

Carl Sabath was our Ballot Counter!

Speaker 1, Andrea Clark, “Why You Should Change Your Thinking”
Project 9, Persuade with Power, Competent Communications Manual
Evaluated by Herman Raybon

Bert Romero was our Table Topics Master!
Table topics speakers were Lillian Wilkinson, Carmita Cooke, Carl Sabath, Jwon Wiggins, Kim Winborne and Herman Raybon!

Carmita Cooke was our Master Evaluator!

Bert Romero was our Closer!

Congratulate Andrea Clark, Speaker 1, with her speech “Take Time to Get Away!”, Competent Communication, Project 7 Research Your Topic, Evaluated by Carmita Cooke

Best Speaker was Andrea Clark!!

Best Evaluator was Herman Raybon!!

Best Table Topics speaker was 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

Meeting Minutes — can be found at

Happy Speaking, Thinking, Listening and Leading!!

Carl Sabath

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