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Staff spotlight – Joyce Trimble
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Staff spotlight – Joyce Trimble

-By Joyce Trimble, Summit Manager I was born and raised in Tyler, Texas….within few years our family moved to Mexia and Nacogdoches where our dad worked in construction.   My sister and I grew up pampered by an uncle, aunt and grandmother.  We “helped” pick watermelons on the family farm which consisted mostly of finding a...

Staff Spotlight – Rucha Jani
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Staff Spotlight – Rucha Jani

I was born and raised in India; however I came to Texas as fast as I could! In India, I earned Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. After marrying my husband Dan of 25 years, we settled in Texas. I have lived in 3 corners of Texas. South Texas – Port Lavaca, West Texas- Midland and...

Staff Spotlight-Keith Boepple
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Staff Spotlight-Keith Boepple

Life is never a straight line.  The twists and turns life can take, sometimes not of our own choosing or making, are what make life interesting even when it is hard.  God knows that.  For those who believe in Him, and I do, all things work together for good.  I can testify to that fully....

Staff Spotlight – David Himmelstein
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Staff Spotlight – David Himmelstein

Groucho Marx said: “I would never join any organization that would admit someone like me as a member.”   David Himmelstein, District 25 Credentials Chair, felt that way, “…until I walked into a Toastmasters meeting for the first time.”, he adds.  His first time walking into a meeting was in 1993 (he says it took him...

Transition Period, Earning Awards, and Becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster
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Transition Period, Earning Awards, and Becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster

By Greg Pick, DTM Transition Period Pathways becomes the only way to earn educational awards on July 1, 2020.  Until then, individuals who were members before February 13, 2018 (in District 25), can earn education and leadership awards under either the traditional education (e.g., Competent Communicator, Competent Leader, Level 1, Level 2, et cetera in...

Summit-Travel by Map
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Summit-Travel by Map

By  Susan Gardner Travel by Map.  What an adventurous sounding way to learn, lead, and excel!  That is exactly what we will be doing on November 10 during the inaugural District 25 Summit.  Are you going to be there?   Let me let you in on a little secret…we are leading by the Muppets! We are...

Feedback – The Heart of Toastmasters
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Feedback – The Heart of Toastmasters

by Allan Pickering, DTM I teach a workshop on Toastmasters speech evaluations where I make the claim that speech evaluations are the most important aspect of Toastmasters.  With evaluations being the obvious vehicle for feedback in a Toastmasters meeting, Pathways and Base Camp brings our feedback into the digital age! How to Send Feedback Enter...

Pathways Evaluations Made Easy – Terry Mencke, ACS, ALB
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Pathways Evaluations Made Easy – Terry Mencke, ACS, ALB

By Terry Mencke, ACS, ALB On our way to dinner, my husband (Chuck) and I were talking about Toastmasters, including the differences between Pathways and the traditional program. Chuck is on Pathways. I am still working the traditional program. All I really know about how it works I learned from the ambassador visits. I recently...