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Outstanding member – February
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Outstanding member – February

by Chris Raneri, DTM District Director Been there! Done that! Bought the T-shirt!  This is what the Outstanding Member for February brings to the table. Their vast knowledge regarding Toastmasters, the Toastmaster Learning Institute (TLI), and everything in between has been a valuable tool for the Trio to use when we needed it. They have...

Training, Keynotes, and Amazing
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Training, Keynotes, and Amazing

by Jesse Ford, DL3 On Saturday January 30, as a sitting President for my Corporate club, I was invited to attend a special “president’s only” training session where our Region Advisor Violetta Rios delivered a keynote. First off…How awesome is it to have our Region Advisor come speak? If you ever have had any interaction...

District Speech Contest Changes
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District Speech Contest Changes

by Ninfa Flewitt, DTM Program Quality Director Lights! Camera! Contests! We have it all planned. Do you watch videos? Do you love a cliffhanger?  Our District speech contests this year will meet both these criteria.  The recorded contests will be shown at contest watch parties on Friday, May 15, for Table Topics and Saturday, May 16, for...

How Much Leadership – Do YOU want?
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How Much Leadership – Do YOU want?

by Greg Pick, DTM Pathways Coordinator Are you ready for your dose of leadership?  The eleven paths have a defined mixture of communication and leadership, along with electives, that allow you to customize your learning experience to achieve your goals.  Beginning with Level 3, the curriculum builds leadership into the Pathways Learning Experience depending on...

Diana Pittman – A Ray of Sunshine!
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Diana Pittman – A Ray of Sunshine!

contributed by Past District 25 Governors David Martin, Diana Patton, and Bonne Stroman District 25 is saddened on January 31 by the sudden loss of one of its special members. Who could have guessed that the vivacious, energetic, fun-loving Diana Pittman would no longer be among us? So many tributes to the impact of Diana’s...

Dues Renewals Now Open
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Dues Renewals Now Open

February 1, 2021 Dear Club Officer, To support continued success within your club, it is our pleasure to announce the membership dues payments for the next renewal period are now being accepted. If your club is striving for on time credit in the Distinguished Club Program, please submit all payments on or before April 1. As an...

Running Your Leadership Marathon
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Running Your Leadership Marathon

by Ninfa Flewitt, DTM Program Quality Director Did you know that District 25 has many leadership opportunities available to grow your leadership skills? There are many appointed positions and committees on which you can serve. Many of these positions will help you complete projects in your Pathways and could serve as service toward your DTM...

Atheria Scott, DTM – in Memorium
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Atheria Scott, DTM – in Memorium

by Chris Raneri, DTM District Director Atheria Scott was one of those people that lit up a room every time she walked through the door. Her colorful outfits and glamorous hats spoke volumes of her cheerful and spirited outlook on life. She was always more interested how you were feeling and had a way of...

Virtual Contests in 2021 – What has changed?
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Virtual Contests in 2021 – What has changed?

by Greg Pick, DTM District Chief Judge The pandemic changed how we participate in our Toastmasters meetings – contests are not excluded.  The Table Topics and International Speech contests in District 25 will be conducted virtually.  In addition to the highlights below, more details on the contest roles in a virtual environment can be found here...

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