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2017-09-28 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2899 Minutes

September 28, 2017

Minutes for Meeting 2899, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday September 29, 2017

Congratulate Audrey Britton as TMoD with her theme, ‘Time Gone By?’

Congratulate Andrea Clark on completing her last project for her Competent Communicator Award!


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. We appreciate those who have already brought in their dues and thank you!

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 :

10/5/17 Andrea Clark
10/12/17 60th Anniversary Celebration – Fresh Kitchen
10/19/17 – Open


Herman Raybon, Jr. as President, presided.

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Opener!

Audrey Britton was Toastmaster with the theme “Time Gone By?”!

Lillian Wilkinson, was Word of the Day with the word “INSIPID”

Lillian Wilkinson was our Grammarian

Carl Sabath was our Ah Counter

Carmita Cooke was our timer!

Forté Ward was our listener!

Carl Sabath gave our Tip of the Day!

Kim Winborne was our Ballot Counter!


Andrea Clark was our Speaker, with “You Have the Power to Make This Work”
Objective, “Inspire Your Audience”, Speech 10, Competent Communicator Manual
Yash Sinha was our Andera Clark’s evaluator

Kim Winborne was our Table Topics Master!

Table topics speakers were Carl Sabath, Lillian Wilkinson, Forté Ward!

Herman Raybon Jr was the Master Evaluator!

Andrea Clark was our Closer!

Best Speaker was Andrea Clark!!

Best Evaluator was Yash Sinha!!

Best Table Topics speaker was Lilian Wilkinson!!

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

Carl Sabath


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