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Reflecting on the Summit and the Club Growth Journey
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Reflecting on the Summit and the Club Growth Journey

By Bobby Madera, DTM, Club Growth Director Wow! What a wonderful experience at the Summit with our fellow Toastmasters and distinguished guests.  From the first District wide Area Council, to the keynote speeches, to the education sessions, and finally to the world famous DTM ceremony, we left energized and excited about the greatness that is...

What Leadership Looks Like
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What Leadership Looks Like

By Timothy Fields, DTM, Division Director   Welcome to Toastmasters where leaders are made.  We’ve all heard this phrase as members of Toastmasters.  This tagline was put to the test at the second annual D25 Summit where seven fearless leaders and their band of warriors (Area Directors and club officers) converged at Whites Chapel for...

Outstanding Member November 2019
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Outstanding Member November 2019

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director One, two, three, one more, and we’re good! Contests, conferences, summits, all events and milestones of D25 have been captured over the years by our Outstanding Member of the Month, Mark Novak.  On his own dime and his own time, Mark has never failed to be available to capture...

Special Spark Added to Spook-A-Thon Meeting!
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Special Spark Added to Spook-A-Thon Meeting!

By Jesse Ford, District Logistics Manager   I am a member of and count myself blessed to be the Vice President Education for the corporate club Mr. Cooper Speaks. We meet every Wednesday at noon in one of our conference rooms but that is not what I wanted to share. On October 30, we had...

Second D25 Summit a Great Success
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Second D25 Summit a Great Success

By Ninfa Flewitt, DTM, Division A Director The second District 25 Leadership Summit was a huge success! If you missed it, you missed a day of education, networking, fun, and a real opportunity for club and personal growth. The first district-wide Area Council meetings were a huge success! Thank you to all the clubs who...

Social Media – A Beginner’s Guide
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Social Media – A Beginner’s Guide

By Thad Mantaro, Public Relations Manager Social media can seem daunting at first, particularly if you are new to tools like Facebook or Twitter. If your club doesn’t have any social media accounts you are losing an opportunity in the form of internal communications with your club members, and an opportunity to communicate with potential...

Pathways Mentoring Program
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Pathways Mentoring Program

By Diana Wilson, SR4   Mentoring has always been a vital part of education in Toastmasters. Each club approaches mentoring in a different way. There are the casual mentors that take new members under their wing and help them learn the ins and outs of club membership. This kind of mentor is an integral part...

Base Camp Manager Duties
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Base Camp Manager Duties

By Greg Pick, DTM, Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator The Vice President Education is the Base Camp Manager.  Your duties include approving Level Completion requests and monitoring their progress.  Outside of Pathways you ensure they meet their goals by giving them speaking opportunities.  The President and Secretary provide back‑up to and have access to Base...

It’s Time!
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It’s Time!

By Robi Ley, DTM, Immediate Past District Director, District Leadership Chair This post originally created October 9, 2019.  Updated November 12, 2019. You’re ready. I know you are. Ready for what? Ready for your next step. That step up and out to District Leadership. Wait. What? Me? District leadership? Yes, you. It’s time. Even though...

Outstanding Member October 2019
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Outstanding Member October 2019

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   Heroes walk among us! Our October Outstanding Member is a true hero. He’s tirelessly served our district, giving all he had and more to our members. But his journey of service, it seems, is not done. He has stepped up once more to serve in the needed role...