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.  

Brand Identity: What’s in a Name?

Brand Identity: What’s in a Name?

By Thad Mantaro, Public Relations Manager “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” argues Juliet. And in doing so, she makes the assertion that names matter less than the point of reference. Her question arises in the context of one of the greatest plays in history, and also carries through to the present day in the battle for market share. What does a name matter? Young lovers aside, most of us would argue that names matter. Words have power and although, like Juliet, we too know many things and...

Helping Members Get Involved!

Helping Members Get Involved!

By Greg Pick, DTM, Pathways Coordinator   Have you read or heard the following statements? It is easier to keep a valued member than to find new members; Get members involved early to keep their interest and allow them to see the value in our program; and Toastmasters provides an excellent program that leads to better speaking, improved leadership skills and a better you. Human nature dictates we do things that we determine are a priority, interesting, fun, or valuable for a variety of personal reasons. According to a July 2019 Toastmasters survey concerning nonrenewing members, the number one reason...