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2018-06-28 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2935 Minutes

June 28, 2018

Minutes for Meeting 2935, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday June 28, 2018

Congratulations to Herman Raybon with his theme, “Wacky July Days!

Congratulations to our guest Area 11 Director, on her Area 11 Director Farewell Tour, Candace Bird. Thank you!

Congratulations Randy Estrella and Damita Zweiback for completing their Pathways Level 1 Awards !!!!

Congratulations Helmsmen Toastmasters for achieving the status for 2017-2018 as a President’s Distinguished Club!!!!


1. TMoD for next week, July 5th, is Bert Romero.

2. TMOD Schedule: Please confirm with Lillian Wilkinson or Elizabeth Femrite, Helmsmen, Club VP-Education:

12 Jul Nekisha Tate
19 Jul Yvonne Hay
26 Jul TBD

3. New officers were voted in for Jul 1 – Dec 31.

President Lillian Wilkinson

VP-Education Elizabeth Femrite

VP-Membership Kelly Craft

VP – Public Relations Randy Estrella

Secretary Angela Vines-Crosson

Treasurer – Carl Sabath

Sgt at Arms – Jerrick Alexander

The office does require 2 hours of TM Leadership institute training that is scheduled in different places in the NCR during June-August.
The term of office is 6 months, July 1 – December 31. Please sign up for training and let us know when you have taken your training: – Check for additional training in District 36 – Check for additional training in District 29

District 29 TLI
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
James J. McCoart Administration Building
1 County Complex Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22192

District 29 TLI
Sat, 28 Jul 2018
Strayer University, Fredericksburg
150 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 2240

District 29 TLI
Sat, 4 Aug 2018
22001 Loudoun County Pkwy, Ashburn, VA 20147

District 29 TLI
Thu, 9 Aug 2018
1900 Oracle Way, Reston, VA 20190

District 29 TLI
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Navy Federal Credit Union
820 Follin Lane, Vienna, VA 20180

District 18
Saturday, Aug. 5: 10 .am.-3 p.m., Bank of America, 655 Paper Mill Road, Newark, Delaware 19711
.Saturday, Aug. 12: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Blue Ridge Community Technical College, 1365 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, West Virginia
.Saturday, Aug. 26: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Ave., Baltimore, Maryland

District 27
Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene Community Service Center
2907 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20032

2. Toastmasters International Conference signup – pick and choose what you would like to attend at the following site for Convention Information for Chicago in August 22-25:

So far Audrey Britton, Angela Vines-Crosson and Herman Raybon have signed up!

3. Speaker/Role SignUp – Just a reminder to fill out the signup sheet that goes around during the meeting for roles at future meetings. Please let our VP-E Lillian Wilkinson (soon to be Elizabeth Femrite) know when you wish to give your next speech.
You can also send our VP-Education an email indicating when you want to perform a specific role or when you are on leave…try to plan ahead. This helps the TM of the Day plan for the meeting.

4. Please assist Randy Estrella, our VP-Public Relations as he works to increase our social media presence.

Roles today were as follows:

Presiding Officer – Lillian Wilkinson , VP-E, CC, ALB

TM of the Day – Herman Raybon, JR, DTM

Opening -Kim Winborne

Word of the Day – Lillian Wilkinson, with the word ACRIMONIOUS, an adj meaning angry or bitter usually referring to speech or debate

Grammarian – Lillian Wilkinson

Ah Counter – Lillian Wilkinson

Timer – Candace Bird

Ballot Counter – Herman Raybon

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Listener – Andrea Clark

Speaker 1, Randy Estrella, “Transportation: The Future of Humvees”
Pathways, Level 2, Speech 1
Evaluated by Andrea Clark

Speaker 2, Damita Zweiback, “Your Money Leadership Style”
Pathways, Level 2, Speech 1
Evaluated by Kim Winborne

Table Topics Master – Carl Sabath

Table Topics Speakers Lillian Wilkinson Andrea Clark, Kim Winborne

Master Evaluator – Kelly Craft

Closing – Kim Winborne

Best Speaker – Damita Zweiback!

Best Evaluator – Kim Winborne and Andrea Clark!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Kim Winborne!


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

Happy Speaking!!
…Carl Sabath

Elizabeth Femrite, Secretary

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