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My Leadership Journey
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My Leadership Journey

by Les Condit, DTM   I started very earlier taking roles as a club officer. This seemed normal to me. I was an Eagle Scout, spent 14 years in leadership positions in the Navy and had various management positions in my past career. I looked forward and saw that to achieve my Advanced Leader Silver, I...

My Education Journey
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My Education Journey

by Les Condit, DTM I wanted to make it to DTM very early on in my Toastmaster’s journey. I was working at a steady pace toward education awards in my own club. Speeches and awards slowed down while I was doing 2 years of service for District 25, but I picked up speed once I...

305 Celebrates 73 Years
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305 Celebrates 73 Years

by Charlie Bowles First Texas Toastmasters club has been operating since 1945 “I call this meeting of the Wichita Falls Toastmasters to order.” With that, President Steven Marsh started the evening just the way another club leader did 73 years earlier. On that April day in 1945, Dr. Louis E. Tompkins officially began the Wichita...

Lessons Learned and Reinforced
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Lessons Learned and Reinforced

by Bob Beideck As the Spring 2018 Conference Chair, I learned a lot. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. This is one of the hardest things, especially since I like to be independent, but it’s impossible to do everything yourself and you take away learning opportunities from others. Trust the people that you picked,...

D25 Spring Conference 2018: A First Timer’s Experience
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D25 Spring Conference 2018: A First Timer’s Experience

by Melissa Southerland A low hum of conversation surrounds you. Excitement is in the air. The District 25 2018 Spring Conference has arrived! You nervously walk up to the first timers table and are cheerfully greeted by Amanda Vasquez. “Great to see you! Her exhilarating demeanor makes you even more enthusiastic about the adventure that...

My Service Journey
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My Service Journey

by Les Condit, DTM Toastmasters has helped me to be a better speaker and to learn new leadership skills that are necessary to be successful in working with a volunteer type organization. I admit that when I became an Area Director it was because it was something that I needed in order to meet the...

Greetings from the Southern Side of District 25
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Greetings from the Southern Side of District 25

In an active and involved Toastmasters District, I want to take a few moments and share with you the activities of Areas of 44 and 45. Encompassed within these two districts are clubs from Burleson/Cleburne to the city of Waco. This is a wide area. More importantly, these districts include some great Toastmasters. One such...