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2018-07-05 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2936 Minutes

July 6, 2018

(U) Minutes for Meeting 2936, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday July 5th, 2018

Congratulations to Bert Romero with his theme, “World Cup FIFA Russia 2018!”

Welcome back, our VP-Education Elizabeth Femrite!

Officers, please see new, additional Training Dates for Toastmasters Leadership Institute so we can get to 7 out of 7 officers trained!


1. TMoD for next week, July 12th is Nekisha “Nikki” Tate

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

19 Jul Yvonne Hay
26 Jul Andrea Clark
2 Aug Damita Zweiback
9 Aug Carl Sabath
16 Aug Kelly Craft
23 Aug Carmita Cooke
30 Aug Audrey Britton
6 Sep Randy Estrella
13 Sep Angela Vines-Crosson
20 Sep Kim Winborne
27 Sep Ricardo Cedeno

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018 – Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Sponsored by District 36

Monday, July 16, 2018 – Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Foundry Building, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Saturday, July 28, 2018 – Time: 9:00 am – 12:45 pm
US Pharmocopeia
12601 Twinbrook Pkwy
Rockville, MD 20852

Saturday, July 28, 2018 – Time: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
US Pharmocopeia
12601 Twinbrook Pkwy
Rockville, MD 20852

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 – Time: 9:00 am – 12:45 pm
One MedImmune Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Sponsored by District 36

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 – Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 – Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
601 E St NW
Washington, DC 20049 – 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 July 21 10:00am-3:00pm Arlington Mill Community Ctr 909 South Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22204 District 27

Saturday July 28 1:00pm-6:00pm North Beach Recreation Center 9021 Dayton Ave., North Beach, MD 20714 District 27

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 – Elizabeth Femrite, VP-E, CC, CL

TM of the Day – Bert Romero, ACB, ALB

Opening -Ricardo Cedeno

Word of the Day – Elizabeth Femrite with the word SEQUESTER, a verb meaning to set aside, separate

Grammarian – Elizabeth Femrite

Ah Counter – Elizabeth Femrite

Timer – Ricardo Cedeno

Ballot Counter – Ricardo Cedeno

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Listener – Kelly Craft

Speaker 1, Herman Raybon, “Pathways Overview Part 2”

Speaker 2, Audrey Britton, “How I Put A Speech Together”
Competent Communicator, Speech 10, Objective: Inspire Your Audience
Evaluated by Kelly Craft

Table Topics Master – Andrea Clark

Table Topics Speakers Carl Sabath, Elizabeth Femrite, Kelly Craft, Ricardo Cedeno

Master Evaluator – Carl Sabath

Closing – Ricardo Cedeno

Best Speaker – Audrey Britton!

Best Evaluator – Kelly Craft!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Elizabeth Femrite!


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

Angela Vines-Crosson, Secretary

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