In Memoriam – Michael W. Hall

by Ninfa Flewitt DTM District Director His home club, Roanoke Texas Toastmasters club, called him, “Mr. Toastmaster.” Known, for his love of family, his wife Michele, and granddaughter Maddie, Michael W. Hall was a mentor to many. Having served in the Navy for 29 years, Michael was a proud veteran. He was a champion for…

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My DTM Journey

by Dawn Pitts DTM It started out as a friendly competition. My Toastmaster’s journey, that is. I wanted to be like my sister. My mentor. When she earned her first DTM, I decided I wanted one too. But somewhere along the way, my thinking changed. Suddenly, I wanted to earn my DTM for myself. Only…

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My Turn: Passing the Baton

by Ankur Bora PM5 Toastmasters blossomed out of a single club. Ninety-eight years ago, Ralph C. Smedley, hosted the first meeting. The organization grew generation after generation, each carrying it to the next level. During World War II, especially in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, conducting regular meetings was nearly impossible, and…

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“Fabulous TLI Sessions Coming Your Way This Summer!”

by the 2022-2023 TLI TEAM We have SEVEN FABULOUS TLI SESSIONS hosted by D25 lined up for you this summer! Our goal is to have 100 percent of our club officers in D25 trained! Incoming club officers should plan to attend one of our summer’s TLI sessions to receive training credit and prepare them for…

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SPC Year of Firsts

by Kelsey Dean SR4 & Jamie Pickering DTM Do you like to be first?  Do we have an opportunity for you! Join D25’s Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) at our FIRST ever Town Hall meeting on June 23, 2022, at 7 pm, where we want to hear from you. You don’t want to miss this! The…

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D25 Leadership Retreat

by Clark Pfarner Incoming Area 33 Director What did I just get myself into?  I promised myself I would say No if and when I was ever asked. They asked. I said No. They sweet-talked. I caved. The Trio was very persuasive. In the end, I agreed to be an Area Director. Before our term…

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