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Training as a Team Is the Best Way to Go

Member retention and quality club meetings are closely related.  This year District 25 is increasing its focus on member retention. It has been demonstrated that Quality club meetings that implement the principles and practices in the Moments of Truth from the Successful Club Series have improved member experiences. Our TLI General Sessions are designed to...

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I’m All In!

Vicki Doyle Last September, I found out about Toastmasters at a business meeting in Abilene, Texas from a fellow business partner. Although I initially joined the Baylor Toastmasters to gain confidence in speaking, I soon realized the many other benefits that Toastmasters International has to offer by attending my first ever District 25 Conference held...

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Congratulations for Qualifying for Quality!

The “Qualify for Quality” promotion is wrapping up! These 55 clubs met their membership qualifier for the Distinguished Club Program by May 15th. Each will receive a $25 TI gift certificate. These will be available for pick up at District Conference right after the Awards Luncheon on May 21st. The winner of the drawing for...

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There’s Always a First Time

If you have not ever attended a District Conference before, I want to encourage you to register today for the D25 Spring Conference on May 20th and 21st. As the First Timers Chair for this event, I have been working hard to plan a very special experience, just for you! You will have early access...

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Your Club Can Qualify for Quality!

YES! Every District 25 club that meets its membership qualifier for the Distinguished Club Program by May 15, 2016, will receive a $25 Toastmasters International gift certificate. EVERY club. Whoa! I like it!But what is the “membership qualifier?” It’s the number of members that your club must have on the roster by June 30, 2016, in...

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Special TLI Presentation by Heath Suddleson

Those who attend the officer training sessions on January 29th at Nissan, January 30th in Waco, and January 31st at Stacy Furniture, are in for a big treat. The general session will be a special presentation by Past International Director Heath Suddleson. Heath was a keynote speaker and education presenter at our Spring 2015 District...

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Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant

Memories of David Hostler, Past District 25 Governor Dec 26, 2009 David would always remember the member in everything he did for Toastmasters, not only in our district but others around the world. He was a mentor to some and friend to many. He was proud of having been a past District 25 Governor, and...

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‘Tis the Season for Officer Training!

Winter officer training is about to begin! Whether you hold one officer role, or multiple roles, we want to provide you with the tools you will need to be successful. Some of those tools can be found here.General Session: We will focus on finding members for your club and discuss best practices for coping with challenges. Come...

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And the Winners Are . . .

In case you missed the Fall 2015 District Contest finals, here is a wrap-up and results. On Friday November 20, we held the Speech Evaluation Contest. Elizabeth Fontenot of T.E.A.M Toasters in Fort Worth was the test speaker for this year’s contest, delivering a speech titled “Bossy.” Then it was the contestants’ turn to shine!...

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What’s In A Conference?

Toastmasters may begin at the club level, but at the District Conference is where I first experienced the bigger vision of what it truly means to be IN Toastmasters.  One of the keynote speakers this weekend said, “We all start in Toastmasters for selfish reasons: to be a better speaker, to give better presentations, or...