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2017-10-12 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2901 Minutes

October 13, 2017


Minutes for Meeting 2901, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday October 12, 2017

Congratulations to Carmita Cooke with her theme “Making A Difference!”

Congratulations to All who Made the 60th Anniversary breakfast at Fresh Kitchen a Success!

Congratulations to Randy Estrella for becoming the latest Helmsmen Toastmaster!

Welcome to our many guests Allison Alger, Keith Anderson, Rob Bush, Derrick Candler, Tearria Fowler, Loranji Goodrum, Merry Johnson, Curt McCabe, Damita Zweiback
(My apologies to any that we missed!) We hope you will become members! Attend next week at the Pentagon Library and Conference Center!

Special appreciation and thanks to former and hopefully future Helmsmen Ernie Davis, Eddie Osorio!

(Please pass on to any guests I missed!)


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

2. 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

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

10/19/17 – Kim Winborne
11/23/17 – No Meeting! Happy Thanksgiving!


Herman Raybon, Jr. , President, presided!

Randy Estrella was our Opener!

Carmita Cooke was Toastmaster!

Kim Winborne was our AH-Counter!

Kim Winborne was our Grammarian!

Audrey Britton was our timer!

Carl Sabath was our Wordmaster with the word “JUBILEE”, a noun, meaning special anniversary or the celebration of that anniversary!

Andrea Clark provided our Tip of the Day!

Rob Bush was our Listener!

Our Speaker was Herman Raybon, “Making A Difference”
Project 2: Presentation Mastery, Level 2
Evaluated by Yash Sinha

Table topics was not done at this meeting 😦

Jwon Wiggins was our Master Evaluator!

Randy Estrella. was our Closer!

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

Helmsmen Meeting Minutes are available at

Easy-Speak: Check what you need to do to complete for your next goal at or

Carl E. Sabath for
Elizabeth Femrite, Secretary


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