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2017-12-21 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2910 Minutes

December 21, 2017

Minutes for Meeting 2910, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday December 21, 2017

Theme “Holiday Grab Bag” was presented by Toastmaster of the Day, Elizabeth Femrite.


1. TMOD Schedule:

12/25 Holiday – no meeting
1/4 Holiday – no meeting

2. Elizabeth Femrite, club secretary will send list of club officer nominees via email for the next 6-month period will beginning 1 Jan 18 and end 30 Jun 18. Email will be sent under separate cover. We need to have names submitted to Toastmasters International by December 3`1, 2017. Please look for the email.

3. All Executive committee members are required to attend a no-cost TLI (Toastmasters Leadership International) training. The trainings are posted in the minutes. If you have any questions, please contact any of the current committee members.

Winter TLI schedule follows:

January 2018

* January 6 (Saturday) 10:00-2:00pm at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22204 Sponsored by District 27(Register )

* January 9 (Tuesday) 5:30-9:00pm at National Rural Electric Cooperation (NRCEA), 4301 Wilson Blvd Ste 1, Arlington, VA 22203 Sponsored by District 27(Register )

* January 13 (Saturday) 9:30-2:15pm at GEICO,5260 Western Avenue,Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 Sponsored by District 36(Register )

* January 13 (Saturday) 12:45-4:00pm at GEICO,5260 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 Sponsored by District 36 (Register )

* January 18 (Thursday) 6:00-9:00pm at Navy Federal Credit Union 820 Follin Lane, Vienna, VA 20180Sponsored by District 29(Register )

* January 25 (Thursday) 5:30-9:00pm at Nannie F. Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria VA 22314 Sponsored by District 27 (Register )

* January 27 (Saturday) 10:00-2pm at Faith Baptist Church, 26325 Three Notch Rd. Mechanicsville Md 20659 Sponsored by District 27(Register )

* January 27 (Saturday) 2:00-6:00pm at VERIZON,13100 Columbia Pike,Silver Spring, Maryland 20904 Sponsored by District 36 (Register )

February 2018

* February 1 (Thursday) 6:00-9:00pm at Oracle 1900 Oracle Way, Reston, VA
20190 Sponsored by District 29

* February 2 (Friday) 11:30-2:00pm at the Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave, SE , Room LM-516, Washington DC 20540Sponsored by District 27 (Register )

* February 2 (Friday) 5:30-8:30pm at Mt. Nebo 1001 Old Mitchellville Road Bowie, Maryland 20716 Sponsored by District 36 (Register )

* February 17 (Saturday) 8:00a-12:00pm atJames J. McCoart Administration Building 1 County Complex Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22192 Sponsored by District 29

Please try to identify which TLI works best for your schedule and put it on your calendar, now! Then register and let us know which one you’ll be attending.



Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Presiding Officers!

Carl Sabath was our Opener!

Elizabeth Femrite was Toastmaster with her theme “Holiday Grab Bag!”

Elizabeth Femrite was our Wordsmith with “Genial” (adj) cheerful.

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Andrea Clark!

Bert Romero was our Timer/Listener/Ballot Counter!

Carl Sabath was our Tipster!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our speaker, with his speech “Communication Styles!”, Pathways Presentation Mastery, Understanding Your Communication Style, Level 2 Project, 5-7 minutes.

Carl Sabath was the Evaluator

Andrea Clark was our Table Topics Master!

Table topics speakers were Elizabeth Femrite,Carl Sabath,Kim Winborne and Herman Raybon.

Bert Romero was our Closer!

Best Table Topics speaker was Elizabeth Femrite!!

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

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