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Everyone Has a Story
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Everyone Has a Story

By Ankur Bora, CC In the many years since I joined Toastmasters, I have connected with many remarkable men and women – they have broken barriers and triumphed over adversities. I am fortunate enough to share their stories through Toastmasters including a recent panel discussion with Dave Bora. Dave Bora is a resident of California....

MidYear Training Experience – Trio
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MidYear Training Experience – Trio

By Marcheta Gardner, DTM, Club Growth Director   Coming into the Trio and District Leadership as Club Growth Director, I was very much looking forward to the “storied” trip past leaders shared about Mid-Year Training.  And then the shoe dropped… the in-person training was cancelled.  Wellllll, how exciting can virtual training be? I was surprised...

Retain Clubs – You can Help!  Get Your Club Name in Lights…
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Retain Clubs – You can Help! Get Your Club Name in Lights…

By Marcheta Gardner, DTM, Club Growth Director In this unprecedented year (well 2020 portion), we are pulling out all the stops to retain our clubs!  We have coaches and Helping Hands available to immediately assist in strengthening clubs through meetings, conversations, and participation in club meetings.  Our goal is to place coaches in 5 clubs...

Club Leads:  One, Two & Three… Pass the Baton
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Club Leads: One, Two & Three… Pass the Baton

By Marcheta Gardner, DTM, Club Growth Director Have you ever wondered why some people always have exciting stories to tell… and they tell them… to whomever… wherever they go!  Know someone like that?!  Experienced someone that is always talking about some deal, or some fashion, or some organization they’re in… (wink wink)?! Well, the D25...

Open House Training
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Open House Training

By Gary Lee Web, DTM   On December 12, District 25 hosted a Club Success Workshop focused on improving our Open House events during these difficult times. For me, the timing was wonderful, since my Tuesday night chapter scheduled an Open House on January 5, 2021. Approximately 40 toastmasters participated in the 90-minute training, resulting...

Contest Quality, Judges and Chief Judges Training
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Contest Quality, Judges and Chief Judges Training

By Greg Pick, DTM, District Chief Judge, Past District Director & Kelley Kukreja, Contest Coordinator   Want to know how to run a club contest – we have the answers! On Saturday, January 23, 2021, attend our Contest Quality Training!! Did you wonder how to judge a speech contest – we will provide Judges training...

Leadership Open House
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Leadership Open House

by Jamie Pickering, DTM, Past District Director Calling all Toastmasters!  Have I got an offer for you!  Did you know that except for about 100 people in Denver at the TI Home Office, the entire organization runs on volunteers!?!?! That’s right – everyone is a volunteer, our Area Directors, our webmaster, our Quality Chair, everyone...

Lend A Hand
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Lend A Hand

By Nicole Gray Do you want to help other clubs be successful? Do you have ideas and knowledge about Toastmasters you want to share with other members? Do you want to be more involved with the district, but don’t know where to start? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Helping Hands...

Club Suspension and Reinstatement
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Club Suspension and Reinstatement

Toastmasters International sent following information to Club Officers regarding club suspension and reinstatement.   October 19, 2020 Dear Club Officers, As the effects of COVID-19 have continued to evolve, so have our clubs and members. We have heard from many club officers around the world about the creative ways they have adapted, using new and...

Outstanding Member – October
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Outstanding Member – October

by Chris Raneri, DTM District Director One speaker, two speaker, three speaker, four!  This month’s Outstanding Member has been spending their time visiting over 55 clubs this Toastmasters year to promote a program that may be D25’s best kept secret – the Speakers Bureau.  This program allows our members the ability to have speaking opportunities...