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2017-09-21 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2898 Minutes

September 28, 2017

Minutes for Meeting 2898, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday September 22, 2017

Welcome first time guest Trudy Mays! Welcome returning guest Randy Estrella. We enjoyed your participation in the meeting and extend an invitation to join our club.

Welcome New Member Ricardo Cedeno! We are glad you’ve taken the opportunity to joined Helmsmen Toastmasters to become a better speaker, listener and leader!


1.The Division A Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests will take place Wednesday, October 25th 6pm-8pm at Arlington Mill Community Center Room 252, 909 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington VA 22204

District 27 Fall Conference: Friday, November 10, 2017, 5pm – Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9pm at the Hyatt Centric Hotel, 1325 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209.

Registration open now! Get the “Early Bird” registration fee of $99 through October 5, 2017 at

2.Club Dues: please bring your dues to the meeting or make arrangements to pay them to Elizabeth Femrite, Herman Raybon or Carl Sabath. We want to make our club goal of getting dues in on time.

3.Save the Date! Helmsmen Toastmaster 60th Anniversary and Open House event will be held on October 12, 2017. More information to follow.

4. TMOD Schedule: Please confirm with Lillian Wilkinson Helmsmen Club VP-Education :

9/21/17 OPEN
9/28/17 Audrey Britton
10/5/17 Andrea Clark
10/12/17 60th Anniversary Celebration


Lillian Wilkinson and Elizabeth Femrite were our Presiding Officers!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Opener!

Lillian Wilkinson was Toastmaster!

Trudy Mays was the Wordmaster with Thwart (verb), to prevent, to stop

Randy Estrella was our Grammarian / AH-Counter!

Audrey Britton was our timer!

Ricardo Cedeno was our listener!

Andrey Britton gave our Tip of the Day!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Ballot Counter!

Elizabeth Femrite was our Table Topics Master!

Andrea Clark was our Master Evaluator!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Closer!

Congratulate Herman Raybon, Jr. Speaker 1, with his speech “Opportunity”, Pathways Communication project Evaluated by Audrey Britton

Congratulate Table Topic Speakers: Andrea Clark!, Randy Estrella!, and Ricardo Cedeno!

Best Speaker was Herman Raybon, Jr.!!

Best Evaluator was Audrey Britton!!

Best Table Topics speaker was Andrea Clark!!

Happy Speaking!!


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

Elizabeth Femrite
Helmsmen Secretary


Elizabeth Femrite


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