OUTSTANDING MEMBER – MARCH 2024

by Emily Murray District Director DTM If you took sunshine and made it into something solid, it would probably be gold. Our March 2024 Outstanding Member of the Month is solid gold sunshine – so much so her name is even gold. Jenall Gold. Having joined Toastmaster in April 2023, it’s even more special that…

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Starting off on the Right Foot

by Larry Prince, D25 Toastmaster Fundamentals Chair Do you realize that when a person becomes a Toastmaster, they’re establishing a new social contract? The first few weeks of a Toastmaster’s journey are critical. The new member may think, “Have I made the right decision?” and “What is this all about?” or even “WHAT have I…

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Embarking on “Our Next Great Adventure”

by Krystal Besaw Annual Conference Chair As Toastmasters, we are constantly on a journey of self-discovery and growth, and this year’s annual conference theme, “Our Next Great Adventure,” encapsulates this spirit perfectly. It’s a rallying call to all members to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in their personal and professional development. At…

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Finishing The Year Strong Yet Making A Path Forward

by John Aparicio Division D Director Serving as Division D Director has been quite a daring adventure. I did not know what I was in for with the ‘23 – ‘24 year. I was met with challenges at every turn but was determined to keep sharing my sunshine no matter what! Whether it was grief…

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A LOOK ON THE SUNNY SIDE – April 2024

By District Director, Emily Murray, DTM For lunch today I ate chocolate chip cookie dough and a peach Red Bull from 7-11. I feel no guilt about this. I am an adult. Adults make good decisions; therefore, this was a good decision. My stomach disagrees, however. Emily…what on Earth are you talking about? Hold on…

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D25 Speakers Bureau Takes ToastmastersD25 Speakers Bureau Takes Toastmasters To The Next Level To The Next Level

by Kelley Rene DTM Speaker’s Bureau Chair The District 25 Speakers Bureau is an elite group of seasoned speakers ready to step up to the podium as the need arises. Membership auditions — open to Toastmasters within the District — entail delivering a ten-minute speech with excellence. Throughout the year, members provide training through Saturday…

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MARCH 2024 OPEN HOUSE WINNER – THUMBS UP TOASTMASTERS

by Phylliss Christian-Daniels DTM Club Growth Director Congratulations to Thumbs Up Toastmasters for creating a productive meeting that consisted of celebrating your Charterversary (37 years) along with achieving a Golden Gavel status and having two guests in attendance! A Toastmasters open house serves as an invaluable entrance into the life-changing world of public speaking and…

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Investing In Success: The Importance of Paying Toastmasters Club Dues

by Phylliss Christian-Daniels DTM Club Growth Director In the world of Toastmasters, where individuals strive to become proficient communicators and leaders, one often overlooked investment stands out: paying club dues. While the idea of parting with hard-earned money may seem intimidating, the benefits far outweigh the costs. Here’s why investing in paying club dues is…

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A LOOK ON THE SUNNY SIDE – March 2024

by Emily Murray DTM District Director Are you inspiring? Who do you know that is? I certainly don’t think that I am. To me, I’m just over here living my life. I know so many people who have done cooler, harder, more impressive, scarier, more unusual things than I have. We all tend to feel…

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Leadership Lessons: Empowering Teams in Toastmasters

by Shameika McAllister DTM Division B Director Shameika McAllister, Division B Director in Toastmasters, shares invaluable insights into leadership, organizational management, accomplishments, challenges, and plans for a smooth transition for her successor. Through her experiences, she highlights key lessons and strategies that can benefit leaders in various fields. One of the fundamental lessons Shameika has…

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