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What if You’re Wrong About Coaching?
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What if You’re Wrong About Coaching?

By Robi Ley, DTM, Past District Director It’s decision time. You have just a couple projects left to complete a DTM, and one of those is to be either a club coach or club mentor. Which do you choose? You’ve looked at your goals and know that you want to receive your DTM at the...

Club Coach Credit
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Club Coach Credit

The following was sent to Club Officers August 19, 2021 August 19, 2021   Dear Club Officer, We are a couple of months into the new program year, and many of you have completed your Club Success Plan and are beginning membership building efforts. For those clubs that need additional support in accomplishing goals and restoring club...

Dues Renewals Now Open
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Dues Renewals Now Open

Information send to club presidents from Toastmasters International, August 16, 2021   August 16, 2021   Dear Club Officer, Membership dues payments for the next renewal period are now being accepted. If your club is striving for on time credit in the Distinguished Club Program, please submit all payments on or before October 1. As an...

My First Awards Banquet
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My First Awards Banquet

By Diana Wigginton, TC2, Area 75 Director I didn’t want to do it. I had A LOT on my plate. The last thing I needed was another commitment. Attend the D25 Awards Banquet? And write an op-ed piece as a first-time attendee? One particular persuasive banquet co-chair who shall remain unnamed flattered and cajoled, and...

New Incentives – 2021-2022
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New Incentives – 2021-2022

By Emily Murray, DTM, Club Growth Director   Hi Sunshines! Are you like me? Do you like bling for yourself and bling for your club banner? Good! We’ve taken a long hard look and decided as we come out of Covid isolation and Zoom burnout this year it’s important to focus on connection and support....

Empower yourself to SOAR at the 2021 Summit!
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Empower yourself to SOAR at the 2021 Summit!

By Michelle Bayes, DTM, Summit Manager District 25 is preparing for the annual Summit held on Saturday, November 13th. The Summit is a one-of-a-kind experience – an event designed FOR the members BY the members. This year’s theme is Empowered to Soar. Are you interested in sharing your knowledge, skills, or ideas with your fellow...

WHAT’S HOT TOPICS?
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WHAT’S HOT TOPICS?

By Joyce Trimble, DTM, District 25 News Editor   Hot Topics? What’s that? Who told you that? Where’d you read that? Fellow Toastmasters, these are examples of questions heard throughout the district. Hot Topics is one source of the district’s events and is delivered straight to your Inbox. No longer is it necessary to search...

Celebrating At the Finish Line
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Celebrating At the Finish Line

by Donna Young, DTM, Recognition Chair 2020-2021, Awards Banquet Co-Chair How’d you run your marathon? Exploring the limits of online shopping or deep diving into rigorous house cleaning? Did you try your hand at glamping or take a stay-cation? Discover how to cook? Shop your closet? Grow your hair longer than ever before or learn...

Finish Strong, Start Inspired
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Finish Strong, Start Inspired

By Chris Raneri, District Director 2020-2021 & Ninfa Flewitt, District Director Elect 2021-2022 The finish line to your year-long marathon is in sight and is attainable. In the beginning of the year, you were asked to define your long-term goals and then to break each one down into smaller, shorter goals – the ole “eat the...