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2018-08-02 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2940 Minutes

August 13, 2018

Minutes for Meeting 2940, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday August 2, 2018

Congratulations to Lillian Wilkinson for being our Toastmaster of the Day today with the theme “What are your thoughts for today”

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, August 9th is Carl Sabath

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

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. TLI’s for New Officers

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

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, 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

Friday, August 10, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

Child and Family Services
200 ISt SE
Washington, DC 20003

Friday, August 24, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

The Nature Conservancy
4245 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

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:

TM of the Day – Lillian Wilkinson

Opening – Carl Sabath

Word of the Day – Ricardo Cedeno, with the word FRUITION
Part of Speech: Noun
Definition: The point at which a plan or project is realized
“the plans have come to fruition sooner than expected”

Grammarian – Jerrick Alexander

Ah Counter – Jerrick Alexander

Timer – Jerrick Alexander

Ballot Counter – Angela Vines-Crosson

Tip of the Day – Ricardo Cedeno

Listener – Angela Vines-Crosson

Speaker 1, Andrey Britton, “How to Survive the Holiday with Family”
Competent Communicators Manual, Project 9: Persuasive Speaking
Evaluated by Kelly Craft

Table Topics Master – Carl Sabath

Table Topics Speakers Ricardo Cedeno, Angela Vines-Crosson, Elizabeth Femrite, Audrey Britton, Kelly Craft, Lillian Wilkinson

Master Evaluator – Kelly Craft

Closing – Carl Sabath

Best Speaker – Andrey Britton

Best Evaluator – Kelly Craft

Best Table Topics Speaker – Kelly Craft


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!!

…Angela Vines-Crosson, Secretary


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