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D25 Speakers Bureau-What’s It All About?
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D25 Speakers Bureau-What’s It All About?

By Calvin Dorsey, DTM, Speakers Bureau Chair Intro Calvin Dorsey is Chair of the District 25 Toastmasters Speakers Bureau for the 2020-2021 Club Year. He is a DTM who recently served as an Area Director. Calvin is a former College Professor with 28 years of experience as a professional speaker. In addition to Toastmasters, he...

New Connections Through Isolation
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New Connections Through Isolation

by Jamie Reeg, Club Secretary, Alliance Networks Toastmasters Since the onset of the changes in the world, we have experienced many new things, the biggest one in Toastmasters being virtual meetings. Aside from figuring out how to best conduct a meeting on Zoom instead of in person, we have been able to have guests from...

Are you ready to celebrate 70 years strong one more time at the Awards Banquet?
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Are you ready to celebrate 70 years strong one more time at the Awards Banquet?

by Jill Morrison, DTM, Recognition Chair 2019-2020, Awards Banquet Co-Chair Do you feel the sand on your toes and the sun on your shoulders? The water is clear and the turtles are still celebrating 70 years strong. I know we have found all sorts of unique ways of celebrating this year but aren’t done with the festivities yet. On August 29, we will host...

A message from Club Quality and Member Support Teams at World Headquarters
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A message from Club Quality and Member Support Teams at World Headquarters

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director Information below sent to members from Toastmasters International.   June 26, 2020 Dear Toastmasters, World Headquarters is receiving a high volume of requests about the end of the Toastmasters year, and the end of the traditional education program. At this time, we are prioritizing the education award applications that...

How to Support Incarcerated Members in Adopting Pathways
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How to Support Incarcerated Members in Adopting Pathways

by Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following was emailed to District Leaders, June 11, 2020   Dear District Leaders, Over the past several months, there have been questions about Prison clubs continuing with Pathways or converting to Gavel clubs due to the end of the traditional education program. Therefore, a group of Prison club...

Help Them Achieve Their Goals
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Help Them Achieve Their Goals

by Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following was emailed to club members June 8, 2020.   June 8, 2020 Dear Toastmasters, The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has impacted the world as we once knew it. Millions have lost their jobs and are left wondering what’s next. With your help, a brighter future awaits! If someone...

Celebrating You! – Under the Sea
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Celebrating You! – Under the Sea

by Jesse Ford, DL2, Logistics Manager   What could possibly be better than a whole Toastmasters year spent “Celebrating You”? I know…One more night of it! On August 29th “while we devotin, full time to floatin UNDER THE SEA!” Obviously I’ve spent too much time with Jamie and her famous “musical tourettes.”  The important part...

New District Recognition Awards
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New District Recognition Awards

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following email was send from Toastmasters International to District Leaders regarding new District recognition awards for Areas, Divisions, District.   May 28, 2020 Dear District Leader, There is cause for celebration. As Toastmasters clubs and Districts around the world adapt to the effects the coronavirus crisis is having...

New Club Recognition Awards
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New Club Recognition Awards

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following email was send from Toastmasters International to all Club Officers. May 28, 2020 Dear Club Officer, There is cause for celebration. As Toastmasters clubs around the world adapt to the effects the coronavirus crisis is having on in-person events and meetings, Toastmasters International is taking note of...