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2018-09-06 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2945 Minutes

September 16, 2018

Minutes for Meeting 2945, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday September 6, 2018

Congratulations Randy Estrella for being our Toastmaster of the Day today with the theme “The Seven Wonders of the World”

Welcome Guest Michael Margolis again. Congratulate Mike on being the newest Helmsmen Toastmaster.


1. TMoD for next week, September 13th is Angela Vines-Crosson.

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:

13 Sep Angela Vines-Crosson
20 Sep Kim Winborne
27 Sep Ricardo Cedeno (Needs to switch)

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. 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.

5. 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 – Randy Estrella – “The Seven Wonders of the World

Opening – Herman Raybon, Jr.

Word of the Day- Carl Sabath, with the word OPTIMAL, adjective meaning the best.

Grammarian – Carl Sabath

Ah Counter -Michael Margolis

Timer – Herman Raybon, with assist from Damita Zwieback

Ballot Counter – Herman Raybon

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon

Listener Michael Margolis

Table Topics Master – Herman Raybon

Table Topics Speakers Carl Sabath, Damita Zweiback, Michael Margolis, Randy Estrella

Master Evaluator – Randy Estrella, with assist from Carl Sabath

Closing – Herman Raybon

Best Speaker – None today 😦

Best Evaluator – None today 😦

Best Table Topics Speaker Michael Margolis!


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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