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2018-10-11 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2950 Minutes

October 11, 2018


Minutes for Meeting 2950, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Thursday, October 11, 2018

Congratulations Carl Sabath with his theme “Grab Bag!

(Attached the Club President’s Distinguished Club Letter again) Congratulations all!

Note events coming up!


1. TMoD for next week, October 18th is Andrea Clark.

2. Upcoming Events:

District Events – go to — also 2 events coming up this Saturday and in November.

October 13, President’s Lunch at Central Arlington Library, 12noon-3:30pm,

Club Event
Demo Meeting – Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 1330 – 1430, Pentagon room 5B143. Please let our club President and VP-E know if you would like to participate.

District Event
November 3, Saturday, 9am-3pm – 600 Dulany St,Alexandria, Virginia.- Leadership Conference with speakers Sheryl Roush and Clyde Middleton

Club Event
Anniversary Event – Open House Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, November 8, 2018, 0730 – 0845 (Fresh Kitchens).
District Event

District Event
May 3rd/4th, 2019 – District 27 TM Spring Conference

3. TMOD Schedule: Please confirm Elizabeth Femrite, Helmsmen Club VP-Education:

25 Oct Kim Winborne

1 Nov TBD

8 Nov Herman Raybon

15 Nov TBD

22 Nov No Meeting – Thanksgiving

29 Nov Kelly Craft

6 Dec Ricardo Cedeno

13 Dec Jwon Wiggins

20 Dec Holiday Party

27 Dec No Meeting – Christmas

3 Jan No Meeting – New Years

4. Please let us know how you can assist with membership – help place flyers in offices where they are permitted and let us know of other potential membership opportunities

5. 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

8. Helmsmen Toastmasters Club received congratulations from Toastmasters International for achieving President’s Distinguished Club designation for the 2017-2018 program year! President’s Distinguished ribbon will be presented to the Club President at the next available opportunity. Congratulatory letter is attached.

9. Speaker/Role Sign-up – 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, 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.


Roles today were as follows:

Presiding Officer – Jerrick Alexander, Sgt at Arms

TM of the Day – Carl Sabath – “Grab Bag”

Opening – Carl Sabath

Word of the Day- Jerrick Alexander – “LACONIC”, an adjective meaning short, brief, terse with language.

Grammarian – Carl Sabath

Ah Counter – Carl Sabath

Timer – Jerrick Alexander

Ballot Counter – Jerrick Alexander

Tip of the Day – Kelly Craft

Listener – Jerrick Alexander

Speaker – Kelly Craft, “Words Have Meaning”
Pathways, Level 1, Speech 2
Evaluated by Jerrick Alexander

Table Topics Master – Andrea Clark

Table Topics Speakers – Carl Sabath, Jerrick Alexander, Kelly Craft, Andrea Clark

Master Evaluator – Carl Sabath

Closing — Carl Sabath

Best Speaker -Kelly Craft
Best Table Topics Speaker – Jerrick Alexander
Best Evaluator – Jerrick Alexander


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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