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2018-08-30 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2944 Minutes

September 2, 2018

Minutes for Meeting 2944, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday August 30, 2018

Congratulations Audrey Britton for being our Toastmaster of the Day today with the theme “Your Next Life”

Welcome Guest Michael Margolis. We hope you will decide to join our club as a member.

Audrey Britton also offered her impressions of the TM International Convention she, Angela Vines-Crosson and Herman Raybon attended last week.


1. TMoD for next week, September 6th is Randy Estrella

2. TM Dues is Due — Carl Sabath sent out invoices to most everyone. Semiannual dues is due by the end of September. Please bring it to the meeting or make arrangements to meet Elizabeth Femrite or Herman Raybon, outside of meeting time
To get your dues in. Dues covers the period from 1 October 2018 – 31 March 2019.

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

6 Sep Randy Estrella
13 Sep Angela Vines-Crosson
20 Sep Kim Winborne
27 Sep Ricardo Cedeno

3. Other Business – In the works

A. Lillian Wilkinson asked everyone to look at their progression as well as the Distinguished Club Plan goals to show how their progress is necessary to move us toward another year of being a President’s Distinguished Club

Goals – 1. Obtain 2 CC’s
2. Obtain 2 more CC’s
3. Obtain 1 ACB, ACS or ACG
4. Obtain another ACB, ACS or ACG
5. Obtain 1 leadership award – CL, ALB, ALS, DTM
6. Obtain 1 more CL, ALB, ALS, DTM
P1. Obtain 4 Level 1 Award
P2. Obtain 2 Level 2’s
P3. Obtain 2 more Level 2’s
P4. Obtain 2 Level 3’s
P5. Obtain 1 Level 4
P6. Obtain 1 Level 5
7. Obtain 4 new members
8. Obtain 4 more new members
9. Have Officers complete TLI in both Summer and Winter sessions
10. Submit Dues and New Officer Lists on time

B. Demo Meeting in the works – The officers are working on setting up a Demo Meeting in an Army Office to provide a short TM meeting as well as an opportunity to bring in new members.

C. Anniversary Event – We are planning an event for our 61 1/2 birthday. More information to be forthcoming.

4. TLI’s for New Officers — Last call for TM Leadership Institute training

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:

District 29 TLI

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

5. 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.

6. 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 – Audrey Britton – “Your Next Life”

Opening – Audrey Britton

Word of the Day- Kelly Craft – GERMANE, adjective, meaning related to.

Grammarian – Kelly Craft

Ah Counter -Carl Sabath

Timer – Carl Sabath

Ballot Counter – Carl Sabath

Tip of the Day – Kelly Craft

Listener Michael Margolis

Table Topics Master – Audrey Britton

Table Topics Speakers Carl Sabath, Kelly Craft, Michael Margolis

Master Evaluator – Carl Sabath

Closing – Kelly Craft

Best Speaker – None today 😦

Best Evaluator – None today 😦

Best Table Topics Speaker – Tie between Michael Margolis and Carl Sabath!


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 for
…Angela Vines-Crosson, Secretary

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