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2019-07-25 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2985 Minutes

July 25, 2019

2019-07-25 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2985 Minutes

Congratulate Elizabeth Femrite, for leading the meeting with her theme “Summertime Fun.”

1. TMoD for meeting 2986 –August 1 is Forte Ward. Please contact him for role(s) you wish to perform at the next meeting

2. Officers get ready to go to TLI training, see links below!

District 29 TLI Sat, July 27, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT Prince William County Government – A.J. Ferlazzo Building
15941 Donald Curtis Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191

District 36
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Time: 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
12601 Twinbrook Pkwy
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Sponsored by District 36

USP Electives
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Time: 12 noon to 1:45 PM
12601 Twinbrook Pkwy
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Sponsored by District 36

USP Session 2
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Time: 1:45 PM to 4:30 PM
12601 Twinbrook Pkwy
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Sponsored by District 36

District 29 TLI Thu, Aug 1, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT Navy Federal Credit Union
820 Follin Lane SE
Vienna, VA 22180

District 27 TLI
Census Bureau Headquarters
Thursday, August 15
5:00pm -7:00pm
4600 Silver Hill Road, Hillcrest Heights, MD 20746

District 36
Thursday, August 15, 2019 – Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20004
Sponsored by District 36

District 29 TLI Thu, Aug 15, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT Splunk Inc.
7900 Tysons One Place
McLean, VA 22102

Club Officer Handbooks are available at

3.The Contests Continue………………………….

Toastmasters International Conference – August 21-24, 2019 in Denver, CO at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. Find out more at
Caution-Caution-Caution-Caution- ; . Registration is now open.

4. Help with Advertising Needed – Need assistance with putting flyers in different offices that will accept flyers!
Can you put a ribbon or flyer on your desk? Is there an internal conference room in your office where you can put flyers and help advertise? Let us know.

5. What are your goals in Toastmasters? It is often said, ” if you don’t know where you are, how can you know where to go next?” President Lillian Wilkinson hopes to speak about once a month.

6. More members bring more enthusiasm and excitement – bring a co-worker, supervisor, friend to share the gift of Toastmasters – “Learn in Moments of Enjoyment”

7. Quote from Carl Sabath for his opening/closing by

F Scott Fitzgerald

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

John Steinbeck, from Travels with Charley, “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

7. Meeting Assignments were as follows:

Presiding Officer – Lillian Wilkinson President

Toastmaster of the Day –Elizabeth Femrite, VP-E, with her theme “Summertime fun”

Word of the Day – Carl Sabath, with the word “EXIGUOUS”, an adjective meaning scant, meager

Grammarian – Kim Winborne
Ah Counter – Kim Winborne
Timer – Carl Sabath

Ballot Counter – Carl Sabath

Listener – Lillian Wilkinson

Tip of the Day – Carl Sabath

Speakers – Lillian Wilkinson, “Life with Mr. Mars”
Advanced Communications Manual Humorously Speaking, Project 3, Make Them Laugh
Evaluated by Kim Winborne

Table Topics Master – Elizabeth Femrite

Table Topics Speakers – Carl Sabath, Kim Winborne

Master Evaluator – Kim Winborne

Best Speaker – Lillian Wilkinson!!!
Best Table Topics Speaker – Kim Winborne!!!
Best Evaluator – Kim Winborne!!!

9. Club Goals can be seen at ;

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Happy Speaking, Thinking, Listening and Leading
Carl Sabath

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