Final Stretch for Sponsor, Mentor, and Coach Credit in Traditional Program

Final Stretch for Sponsor, Mentor, and Coach Credit in Traditional Program

By Bobby Madera, DTM, Club Growth Director Are you looking to complete your DTM in the traditional education program before June 30, 2020?  Are you still needing credit as a club sponsor, mentor, or coach? Deadlines to complete credit in the traditional program: Club Mentor – December 31, 2019 is the last day to be assigned to complete the minimum of 6 months necessary to receive credit. Club Sponsor – June 30, 2020 is the last day a club can officially charter for the sponsors to receive credit. Club Coach – successfully helping a club achieve distinguished by June 30,...

Outstanding Member September 2019

Outstanding Member September 2019

By Chris Raneri, DTM, Program Quality Director How do you replace a rock star?  You find TWO rock stars!  If you have attended a TLI this year, you have probably witnessed firsthand the yummy spread of food and the care that the September Outstanding Members have provided to our members and trainers.  Marcheta Gardner and Renata Finch stepped in late in the game, picked up the ball and ran with it.  They worked through trainer and location changes while wearing smiles from ear-to-ear.  They may have had big shoes to step into, but they filled them together with heart and...

143 Countries Just Like Me

143 Countries Just Like Me

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   The Denver International convention was my third convention to attend, but I’d been hearing about them for years.  I remember watching our past trios prepare for being gone a week, assigning tasks and setting out of office email notices.  These past three years, attending myself has been an experience I’ll carry for a lifetime. International calls on the trios to help fulfill roles at the convention.  As the Club Growth Director or the Program Quality Director we are judges, ballot counters, or maybe even a timer.  As the District Director I am asked...

Convention Review

Convention Review

By Sushma Kanugo, EC4   As a Toastmaster I always wondered of “What is the Ultimate Goal that can be achieved in Toastmasters?” I started to google and started doing some research. I found so many videos about the World Championship of Public Speaking and Toastmasters Conventions. I was amazed and fascinated to listen to all these amazing speakers. That’s when I started to look for Convention dates for 2019 and I was hoping I had not missed out on this amazing opportunity. Voila!!! I was so excited to see the events page on Toastmasters.org about the convention in Denver,...

Call to Action – DTM

Call to Action – DTM

By Ninfa Flewitt, DTM, Summit DTM Chair   Have you recently completed your DTM and would like to participate in the upcoming D25 DTM Ceremony? Will you complete your DTM by October 18, 2019 and would like to participate in the upcoming D25 DTM Ceremony?? We need you!! The next DTM Ceremony will be November 9, 2019 in conjunction with the D25 Summit. You must RSVP to participate. IF this is you, PLEASE contact Ninfa Flewitt to participate in this special event that Celebrates YOU and your achievements in Toastmasters! Let District 25 celebrate this prodigious achievement with you! Contact Ninfa at ninfaflewitt@d25toastmasters.org for more details! 

My Journey as a Coach for Amon Carter Orators

My Journey as a Coach for Amon Carter Orators

By Celeste Castro, DTM When I became a contest chair for Area 65 Division F in 2012-2013, I meet with Amon Carter Orators. Then I became Area Governor (which is now called Area Director) in 2014-2015, I started going to the club as a Helping Hand. It was a long journey to make them understand the Toastmasters program and how it works. It’s not only the club itself, its being and doing things for the District so the club can stay active. Also, it was hard for them to understand what a Club Officer’s responsibilities were and how to conduct...

Pathways: An Interview with Calvin

Pathways: An Interview with Calvin

By Greg Pick, DTM, Past District Director, Pathways Coordinator   Calvin Dorsey had progressed through Pathways rapidly – he has completed three paths in the last 18 months.  Consequently, we wanted to know how he motivated himself and overcame his fear of speaking. Questions and Answers When you started speaking how did you overcome any fear that you felt? Confidence and preparation helped me to overcome any fear that I felt. As an optimist who begins with the end in mind, I visualized the audience accepting my message favorably. In addition, abdominal breathing put my body at ease and released...

Ignite the public relations engine: VPPR are the answer!

Ignite the public relations engine: VPPR are the answer!

Thad Mantaro, District Public Relations Manager   Toastmasters provides many incredible opportunities for members to develop new skills, meet great friends, and find ways to lead in their club. A Vice President Public Relations (VPPR) officer plays a unique role assisting with club communications and serving as the communications engine of club events and activities. If you’re new to the VPPR role, or even if you’re a seasoned veteran–here a few tips to get your communications off to a great start. Tip #1: “Be the Best You” Being the best you means knowing your role and feeling empowered to promote your...

Platinum Level YOU!

Platinum Level YOU!

By Godfred Ahuma, ACB, ALB, Summit Manager For 70 years, District 25 has fostered an environment which has enabled some of the finest leaders and communicators in North Central Texas to grow. This year at the Fall Summit, we join the ranks as well and celebrate a Platinum Level You on November 9, at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake. The one-day event is fully loaded with fun and rich education sessions, which will provide essential information for club and individual growth. The day will begin with Area Council meetings where Area Directors will get together with club presidents,...