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Membership Renewals Being Accepted!
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Membership Renewals Being Accepted!

By Diana Patton, DTM, District Webmaster The following letter was emailed to club officers from Toastmasters International January 14, 2019 Dear Club Officer, Membership dues payments for the next renewal period are now being accepted. To keep your club in good standing, please submit all payments on or before April 1. To pay online through Club...

The Navigator Has Changed
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The Navigator Has Changed

Greg Pick, DTM   Did you see our last article about using feedback to change Pathways?  Described below is the first significant change created by Toastmasters International’s Summit group.  If you have accessed the Navigator on the Pathways start page, I recommend that you access it again. What used to open up a 28-page online...

Sharing Responsibility
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Sharing Responsibility

Joyce Trimble, DTM “There is no I in Teamwork.”  “No Man is an Island.”  “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”  “Many hands make light work.” We are familiar with the common Clichés about working together.  It is not until THAT MOMENT when your options become null and void – tough choices...

Love Your Club?
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Love Your Club?

Diana Patton & Bonne Stroman Roses are red; violets are blue! I love my club, and so will you! Just tell us why your club’s the best, And we will share with all the rest! Applaud your club, say what you think, And click right here to find the link. But don’t be too wordy!...

Consider Leadership
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Consider Leadership

By Greg Pick, DTM, District Leadership Chair For over 90 years the Toastmasters program has demonstrated its ability to develop and improve communication and leadership skills. In addition to club officer positions, there are numerous leadership opportunities within Toastmasters once you venture outside your club.  The various positions will improve skills you already have, foster...

Happy New Year – Already?
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Happy New Year – Already?

By Robi Ley,DTM,District Director What do you mean it’s January? It can’t be? Didn’t we just get back from Chicago and the International Convention? Wow. Where has the time gone? It does seem like time is speeding by this Toastmaster year. We are six months in and so much has happened. The focus, New Directions,...

Staff Spotlight – Kim Story
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Staff Spotlight – Kim Story

By Kim Story, DTM, Club Extension Chair   I grew up in Coppell. As a kid I was involved in dance and gymnastics, but my biggest passions were soccer and debate. I love the outdoors and looked forward to our annual family reunions in Tennessee where we would spend the whole week boating, camping, white...