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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...

D25 District Council Annual Business Meeting
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D25 District Council Annual Business Meeting

By Kelsey Dean, SR2, Vice President Education First Command Armed with a printed copy of the agenda, a glass of water, and not much else, I logged on to the business meeting about 30 minutes early. You know, to check my equipment and give myself plenty of time to work out any bugs before the...

We’re Still Standing
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We’re Still Standing

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   Don’t you know we’re still standing better than we ever did Looking like a true Toastmaster, feeling like a better me We’re still standing after quarantine Celebrate the pieces of our life with 70 on our mind We’re still standing six feet away We’re still standing wash germs...

Pathways Access extended and Toastmaster Magazine Update
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Pathways Access extended and Toastmaster Magazine Update

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   The following was sent to members from Toastmasters International   May 6, 2020 Dear Toastmasters, Thank you for putting your trust in the Board of Directors as we work together to navigate this difficult time. COVID-19 has put a strain on the economy, directly affecting Toastmasters International and...

24 Hours of Toastmasters
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24 Hours of Toastmasters

By Greg Pick, DTM, Past District Director My friend Nadia called two weeks before the planned 24 hours of Toastmasters event with the theme “Together Towards Tomorrow.”  She asked me for a favor, “Would I be willing to fill a role in the 24 hours of Toastmasters event?”  I was pleased and honored that a friend...