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2018-01-11 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2911 Minutes

January 25, 2018

Minutes for Meeting 2911, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday January 11, 2018

Theme for the meeting New Year, New You!!! presented by Toastmaster of the Day, Herman Raybon, Jr.


1. TMOD Schedule for the next 6 weeks:

1/18 Lillian Wilkinson
1/25 Kim Winborne
2/1 Andrea Clark
2/8 Elizabeth Femrite
2/15 Jwon Wiggins
2/22 Carmita Cooke

2. TLI: Toastmasters Leadership International offers free training. 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 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
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* 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.



Lillian Wilkinson was our Presiding Officer!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Opener!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was Toastmaster with his theme “New Year, New You!”

Eddie Osorio was our Wordsmith with “Urbane” (adj) refined, smooth.

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Damita Zweiback!

Yash Sinha was our Timer!

Eddie Osorio was our Listener!

Carmita Cooke was our Ballot Counter!

Damita Zweiback was our Tipster! Damita recommended the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coellho (see more of Damita’s recommendation at the end of the minutes)

Ricardo Cedeno was our speaker, with his speech “Knowing Ricardo”, Pathways Ice Breaker, Level 1 Project, 4-6 minutes. Evaluation by Elizabeth Femrite

Randy Estrella was our speaker, with his speech “Goal Setting”, Pathways Dynamic Leadership, Level 1, Project, 5-7 minutes. Evaluation by Kim Winborne Randy provided the link of his YouTube Channel to see the videos he posted of his adventures

Table Topics Speakers were Eddie Osorio, Carmita Cooke, and Lillian Wilkinson!

Jwon Wiggins was our Table Topics Master!

Herman Raybon, Jr. was our Closer!

Best Speaker was Randy Estrella!

Best Table Topics speaker was Eddie Osorio!!

Best Evaluator was Elizabeth Femrite!

Happy Speaking!!

More on Damita Zweiback’s book recommendation: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.


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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