Attention Club Growth Enthusiasts

Attention Club Growth Enthusiasts

By Bobby Madera, DTM, Club Growth Director Do you have a new club lead? Do you want to pursue the lead and help start a new club as a Club Sponsor and achieve credit towards your Traditional program by 6/30/20? Are you looking to help a new club build a strong foundation as Club Mentor and attain credit towards your Pathways program? Are you looking to help a struggling club rebuild to Distinguished status as a Club Coach? Have a goal of achieving the Coach credit for your Traditional program and simultaneously achieving 1 Year of District Service by 6/30/20?...

Was The President’s Breakfast A Hit? Definitely Yes!

Was The President’s Breakfast A Hit?  Definitely Yes!

Keary Dennison, President, Nissan Toastmasters This weekend I had the pleasure of attending Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) President’s Breakfast at Texas Wesleyan Campus in Fort Worth, Texas. If you don’t read anything else, just know that if you are a Club President, and see an opportunity to register for an officer training session that says President’s Breakfast, do it.  You won’t be disappointed. For me, TLI Trainings are always good for training new officers, picking up new golden nuggets of information for existing officers, and meeting new friends and catching up with old ones. Just by itself, that would be enough...

Outstanding Member January 2020

Outstanding Member January 2020

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director Reneé stepped up to a challenge to be our District Speaker’s Bureau Chair a couple months ago and is attacking the role with tenacious audacity, but that’s not why she’s the member of month. Reneé proactively found 3 leads to form new clubs and worked closely with the Club Growth Team to develop them further.  She showed up in person, spoke on the phone, and made sure she handed them off to the Club Growth Team with introductions and remains engaged with each of the leads.  From Reneé’s efforts there are have been 2...

What’s In A Word?

What’s In A Word?

By Joyce Trimble, Contest Coordinator One word, in and of itself, is just an utterance.  When you combine singular utterances, they become a living thought and information worthy to be shared. Such is the case of words given me by fellow Toastmasters about our upcoming speech contest season.  Together these words tell the story of why District 25 has contests; contests that most exemplify “..empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders”. Follow the link and complete the puzzle.  CrosswordHobbyist.com/725325/Whats-In-A-Word  Print to pdf (see top left corner of the puzzle).   Return to joycetrimble@d25toastmasters.org. by February 15, 2020.   Your Name and Area must be in the subject...

TI and Rotary International Working Together

TI and Rotary International Working Together

This email was sent to District Directors, Program Quality Directors, Club Growth Directors, Region Advisors, Club Presidents, Vice Presidents Membership, Vice Presidents Education, and the Board of Directors from Toastmasters International, January 6, 2020 through email. January 6, 2020 Dear Toastmaster, I am pleased to share some good news: Toastmasters International and Rotary International are working together to provide our members with more opportunities for personal and professional growth. Rotary International is a global organization that brings leaders together to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. Rotary currently has 1.2 million members in 200...

Where Will Pathways Take You?

Where Will Pathways Take You?

By Steven Timmons, DTM The real question to start with is, “Where Do You Want to Go?”. You see, it is always about having a goal and then creating a plan to get you there. Pathways is simply a tool and it is partly up to you (as with every tool) to figure out how to use it to get you where you want to go. Getting started with Pathways is pretty easy. You optionally can take an assessment that recommends three paths to follow based on your answers. Or, you can simply pick any of the eleven paths that...

Visit by Matt Kinsey, Second Vice President

Visit by Matt Kinsey, Second Vice President

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director Toastmasters International Second Vice President, Matt Kinsey will be visiting District 25 January 25-28, 2020.  Plans are being finalized for some exciting events with our District leadership team AND our members!  This will include a Town Hall on Monday, January 27, 7:00 PM.  Check District 25 home page for details and updates. Want to know a bit more about Matt? Matt Kinsey, DTM, of Coral Springs, Florida, is the CEO of MK Tech Group in Coral Springs, Florida, which he started in 2007. Kinsey oversees all aspects of his IT consulting firm that services...

Most Wonderful District of All!

Most Wonderful District of All!

By Jamie Pickering, Chris Renari, Bobby Madera (Sung to the tune of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”) It’s the most wonderful District 25 With the members Pathway-ing And Toastmasters playing in meetings of P.I.E. It’s the most wonderful District 25 It’s the hap-happiest District of all With those SAA greetings and full happy meetings When order is called It’s the hap-happiest District of all There’ll be parties for hosting Toastmasters for toasting And evals to help us all grow There’ll be topics for stories And tales of the glories of Speeches long, long ago It’s the most...

Outstanding Member December 2019

Outstanding Member December 2019

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director Fellow Toastmasters – Please direct your attention to the man behind the curtain and this month’s outstanding member, Matt Daniel!  Matt’s official job is News Editor, but that’s just the tip of iceberg.   Matt’s commitment to excellence shows in everything he touches.  Our Hot Topics newsletter has never looked more professional or had richer content.  Without a bat of an eye or a moment of pause he jumped in to help with the Electronic voting during our Virtual Business Meeting, ensuring success for members.  He works with the Outreach team lead by Joyce Trimble...

Ho-Ho-Ho

Ho-Ho-Ho

By Diana Patton, DTM, District Webmaster Our District 25 clubs have had lots to celebrate throughout the first half of our 2019-2020 Toastmaster year. It was especially evident during the holiday season. Our 2019-2020 focus: Celebrating You, Seventy Years Strong has been a reminder to find reasons to celebrate our members, clubs and District. Check out pictures from club, area, and district holiday events. More pictures to be added! For all 2019-2020 events check out photo albums here.