District 25 Goes on a “Lark”

    The word “lark” is defined as “a carefree or spirited adventure.” Lark Doley, Region 3 Advisor Marketing, came to District 25 on March 9-10. Lt. Governor Marketing Dean Lampman and I had an adventure-filled two days with her. Lark has been an inspiration to all the Region 3 districts. She was the first to be appointed to the position of Region 3 Advisor Marketing, which she has held for two terms. (More information on this role.)   Our day began early on Friday, March 9, with a corporate relationship visit to IBM. Several of the club officers were present...

Demo Team Stops At City of Coppell

The City Council Chambers in Coppell was the latest stop for the District 25 Demo Team on March 14. The team used their best talents in taking the speaking skills and leadership message to staff members representing several departments from the City. Vivyon Bowman, Director of Human Resources, gave his Ice Breaker titled “My Life With the City of Coppell” and provided the audience with a short glimpse into his 28-year experience at the City. Kathy Brewer coaxed two audience members into answering her Table Topics questions and the Advanced Speech, “The Power of Storytelling,” was delivered by Mike Sheridan....

WBC Toastmasters Are Moving Forward

In October 2011, two members of Westside Baptist Church in Lewisville, Samanda Marshall and Sam Sutherland, ATM stepped out on faith to bring a new ministry opportunity to Westside. On November 12, 2011, the WBC Toastmasters conducted a pre-charter meeting with the help of District 25. The club has been moving forward with exciting momentum to grow membership as a new chartered club. Stepping out on faith has proven to be rewarding as the WBC Toastmasters celebrated their new charter during their monthly meeting on March 17, 2012. The club started with only 22 charter members and has grown to...

April Anniversaries

Happy birthday this month to these clubs! 778421 Lake Vista Toastmasters April 1, 2005 305 Wichita Falls Club April 1, 1945 989 Southlake Reach for Success April 1, 1952 3546 Waco – Early Birds Club April 1, 1969 6530 United Communicators Club April 1, 1987 9595 Tip Top Toastmasters April 25, 2002 1483991 IT EGOS April 28, 2010     By Jodie Sanders

Open House & Big Day for Soapbox Heroes!

  The Soapbox Heroes Club had their Open House recently. It was a great meeting. Lots of food and fun! Also, Donald Bowlin completed his CC, Cynthia Whittaker completed her CL, Susanne Burton completed her CL, and Diane Dingman completed her CL. What a big day! Our Sergeant at Arms Julian Garcia made this collage for us. He is the best!!  Jessica Pallett Soapbox Heroes Club   By Jodie Sanders

Corporate Recognition Award Goes to Allstate

Allstate Insurance Corporation received a Corporate Recognition Award on March 9th in Irving, Texas. Toastmasters International recognized Allstate for its strong support of Toastmasters in the community. Allstate hosts training and contests for District 25 several times a year, and sponsors a corporate club, Inner Voice.  Inner Voice celebrated its tenth anniversary this year and has been a Distinguished Club for six of those years. Lark Doley, Region 3 Advisor, Dean Lampman, Lt. Governor Marketing and Diana Patton, District Governor presented the award to Allstate. John Wesley, Human Resources Senior Manager, accepted the award on behalf of Allstate, and Kelly...

Lockheed Martin Receives Recognition Award

  On March 9, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, received the Corporate Recognition Award from Toastmasters International. The award was presented by Region 3 Advisor Lark Doley to Joe LaMarca, Vice President, Communications at Lockheed Martin.     The oldest active Toastmasters club at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth site, Quicksilver Express, was chartered in 1981. At present, three additional clubs are operating: Fighter Enterprise, LM AeroSpeakers, and Project Managers and Systems Engineers. There are more than 75 members in these clubs.       When receiving the award, LaMarca said he appreciated the great work that Toastmasters members are...

Volunteers Needed to be Youth Mentors

Are you familiar with TED Talks? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. The organization invites notable thinkers from around the world to present their ideas on a public stage in 18 minutes or less.  It is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” (www.ted.com). Once you view a few of TED’s videos, you get hooked and are filled with awe for the presenter’s clarity of thought. TEDxYouth Fort Worth is a local independent event endorsed by TED providing a forum for the youth of Fort Worth and surrounding communities to step up and find their voice. CALL FOR...

Everyone Eats Well at North Texas Open House!

North Texas Toastmasters hosted our open house on March 5th. We had an advertising blitz and had enough food for two meetings. At the meeting two speakers were featured – an Icebreaker speech and a 10th speech, so this member finished a CC as well – two birds with one speech! There were 25 individuals present, including some rarely seen (but paid) charter members, current members and about 12 guests! Two guests fielded a table topic each and several guests indicated they wanted to return and possibly join. Fun was had by all.         Russ Stukel VP...

Alliance Networks “Leaps into Action” at Successful Open House

We had a very successful club open house on February 28.  Our club members put on a wonderful meeting for 13 guests and our Area Governor, Jill Morrison.           Our guests were employees from companies in the Alliance Texas area.         We had great food, good networking, guest speaker (Tom Pierce from Southlake) and learned lots about Toastmasters and benefits of the program.  Our theme was “Leap into Action!” Our goal is to turn those guests into members!         Diana Patton Alliance Networks   By Jodie Sanders