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2019-10-31 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2999 Minutes

November 7, 2019

Please see below the minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 2999, Thursday 31 October 2019.


Congratulate our TMOD,               Forte’ Ward

With the theme,                              “Trick or Treat”


Spooky……That’s the only way to describe that meeting. Well, perhaps also GREAT. Yes!! If you weren’t there, you missed a good time. We ALWAYS have fun at Helmsmen Toastmasters.


Guest: Notional


Club Business:

  1. The Area Context was held October 24th.   Helmsmen did well at the Area and Division level contest. Get ready for the Spring contest. Remember, the international contest is in Paris in 2020. Save up your money and let’s go!


  1. There will be TLIs available to attend in November….a little earlier than usual. If you are an officer or plan to be one for the period January to June 2020, you can take the TLIs early.


SPEAKER 1: Lillian Wilkinson – “It’s a Mystery”

Lillian conducted her Pathways Icebreaker. Captivating speech with a surprise ending.

Speech Evaluator: Bert Romero


Meeting Roles:

Presiding Officer- Carl Sabath

Opening- Carl Sabath

Toastmaster of the Day- Forte’ Ward

Tip of the Day- Carl Sabath

— There are a lot of ways to engage with people about Toastmasters. Talk to people in lines while you are waiting. Flyers. Wear a button.

— (Let’s do at least one of them)

Ah Counter- Andrea Clark

Grammarian- Andrea Clark

Timer- Kim Winborne

Listener- Bert Romero

Ballot Counter- Carl Sabath

Word of the Day- Andrea Clark: “laconic”, an adjective meaning brief or terse in speech or expression.

Table Topics Master- Carl Sabath

— Favorite Costume

— Growing Up, what did you do as a group for trick or treat?

— How do you avoid the trick or treaters?

— Costume for Halloween Party


Master Evaluator- Kim Winborne

Closer- Carl Sabath


Congrats to Forte’ for being voted the Best Table Topics Speaker!


TMOD Schedule November 2019

7 November: Lillian Wilkinson

**Be prepared to participate; fill a role.

***Contact Elizabeth Femrite for future TMOD opportunities!


It’s a Great Day to be a Helmsmen Toastmaster! Happy Speaking!



Andrea Clark

Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters

Club: 2412, Area 11, Division A, District 27

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