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2019-12-05 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 3003 Minutes

December 6, 2019

Minutes for Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 Meeting 3003, Thursday 05 December 2019


Congratulate our TMOD,               Forté Ward

With the theme,                              “Get Ready…Get Set…The Holidays”


Congratulate our guests for attending – Kelvin Banchon, Brent Byng, Sarah Geist (3rd time), Aveary Hall and Craig Strong!!!

Welcome to our newest Helmsmen Toastmasters Craig Strong!


Club Business:


1.  Next week’s TMoD is Bert Romero.


2.  Available TM Leadership Institute to attend : 7 December at George Mason 9am-3pm.

As an officer you can take the TLIs early.


Training is open to All Toastmasters, not just Club Officers


Upcoming TLI’s in the area between now and the end of February 2020:



District 27 TLI’s


District 29 TLI’s


District 36 TLI’s


District 18 TLI’s


3. The Officer Slate for Jan-June 2020  was presented by President Lillian Wilkinson,  seconded by Herman Raybon and voted on by members.

Current officers will continue their tour through June 2020 and Lillian Wilkinson will be sharing treasurer duties with Carl Sabath.



4.  District 27 will hold its Spring Conference on 1 and 2 May 2020 at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, VA.

Reminder that the Club International Speech and Evaluation Contests will need to be held early March.


5.  TM International Conference will be held in the beginning of August 2020 in Paris, France.  Go to  for more information on the World Champion of Public Speaking

6.  Holiday Meeting – Thursday 19 December, 7:30am,  PLCC – Elizabeth Femrite will be the TMoD that day.


7. Meeting Minutes can be seen at


8.  Distinguished Club Program progress can be seen at


9.  Sign up for roles by contacting Elizabeth Femrite, VP-Education or the TM of the Day.



Meeting Roles:


Presiding Officer- Lillian Wilkinson

Opening- Forte Ward

Toastmaster of the Day- Forte Ward

Ah Counter- Kim Winborne

Grammarian- Kim Winborne

Word of the Day – Lillian Wilkinson, with the word VOCIFEROUS, an adjective meaning loud, vehement, vocal

Timer- Kim Winborne

Ballot Counter – Brent Byng

Listener- Sarah Geist

Tip of the Day – Herman Raybon


Table Topics Master- Carl Sabath

Table Topics Speakers – Sarah Geist, Kelvin Banchon, Aveary Hall, Craig Strong, Kim Winborne


Master Evaluator- Forte Ward

Closer- Lillian Wilkinson


Best Speaker – None today!!!

Best Table Topics Speaker – Craig Strong!!!

Best Evaluator – None today!!!


TMOD Schedule November 2019

12 December – Bert Romero

19 December – Elizabeth Femrite


**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, Thinking, Listening and Leading!


Carl Sabath for


Andrea Clark

Secretary, Helmsmen Toastmasters

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


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