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2017-11-09 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2905 Minutes

November 16, 2017

U) Minutes for Meeting 2905, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday November 9, 2017 (UNCLASSIFIED)

Congratulations to Jwon Wiggins with his theme, “Financial Freedom”

Welcome guest Yvette Spivey for attending!


1. Reminder — District 27 Conference will be held this Thursday and Friday, November 10th and 11th.

2. TMoD Needed for 11/30 Meeting – As President Raybon says — TCBY or “This Could Be YOU!”

Contact Lillian Wilkinson to step up as TM of the Day!

11/16 TBD

11/23 Thanksgiving- no meeting!

11/30 TBD

12/7 Forté Ward

12/14 Holiday-Themed meeting – TM TBD

12/21 Elizabeth Femrite

12/28 Holiday – no meeting

1/4/18 Holiday – No meeting

1/11/18 TBD

3. Elections for Officers coming up in early December. Terms are for 6 months from January 1st – June 30th, 2018 and
All officers are required to attend Toastmasters Leadership Institute training between December 2017-February 2018.

President , VP – Education, VP-Membership, VP- Public Relations, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms are the officers available.

Club Leadership handbook is available at

Note that becoming an officer will help you progress and complete goals on the TM leadership track or in Pathways.

4. Roles


Herman Raybon, Jr. , President, presided!

Daniel Wise was our Opener!

Jwon Wiggins was our Toastmaster!

Ricardo Cedeño was our Word Master with the word “SPECIOUS” – meaning misleading, spurious, deceptive

Ricardo Cedeño was our AH-Counter!

Ricardo Cedeño was our Grammarian!

Lillian Wilkinson was our timer!

Elizabeth Femrite was Ballot Counter!

Elizabeth Femrite provided our Tip of the Day!

Yash Sinha was our Listener!

Speaker 1 – Bert Romero, “What I’ve Learned”,
Project 4, Competent Communication Manual, How to Say It.
Evaluated by Kim Winborne

Table Topics Master – Carl Sabath
Table Topics Speakers – Yvette Spivey, Yash Sinha, Elizabeth Femrite

Master Evaluator – Herman Raybon, Jr.

Closing Daniel Wise

The Winners were:
Best Speaker – Bert Romero!
Best Table Topics Speaker – Yvette Spivey!
Best Evaluator – Kim Winborne!

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 your next goal at or

Carl E. Sabath for
Elizabeth Femrite, Secretary

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