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The Oldest Club in Texas Embraces Change
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The Oldest Club in Texas Embraces Change

by Katie Britt Wichita Falls Toastmasters turned 76 this year. That is 76 years of meetings exactly the same. That’s 3,952 meetings that were exactly the same. We struggled with membership retention and growth. The meetings felt stale and forced. The meeting room was located in a local church, under yellowing fluorescent lights, with bad...

PRESS RELEASE – Club Reporter
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PRESS RELEASE – Club Reporter

by Joyce Trimble, DTM 2021-2022 News Editor Hot Topic Editors are proud to announce the addition of a new monthly column beginning July 1, 2021, Club Reporter. This year’s reporter is Jill Morrison DTM. She was most recently recognized by the district as Outstanding Member for April 2021 and served as the 2021 Conference Chair....

Speakathons – Update from TI
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Speakathons – Update from TI

Toastmasters International to Club Presidents, VPE 8/25/20   August 25, 2020 Dear Club President and Vice President Education, With the continuing and evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, some members may still experience difficulties finding opportunities to present speeches in the club setting. As a club officer, you may occasionally encounter challenges with conducting meetings where there are enough participants...

New Connections Through Isolation
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New Connections Through Isolation

by Jamie Reeg, Club Secretary, Alliance Networks Toastmasters Since the onset of the changes in the world, we have experienced many new things, the biggest one in Toastmasters being virtual meetings. Aside from figuring out how to best conduct a meeting on Zoom instead of in person, we have been able to have guests from...

24 Hours of Toastmasters
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24 Hours of Toastmasters

By Greg Pick, DTM, Past District Director My friend Nadia called two weeks before the planned 24 hours of Toastmasters event with the theme “Together Towards Tomorrow.”  She asked me for a favor, “Would I be willing to fill a role in the 24 hours of Toastmasters event?”  I was pleased and honored that a friend...

Let the Contest Begin!
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Let the Contest Begin!

By Diana Pittman, DTM (Note:  Not Diana Patton – difference Pitter/Patter)   Remember the early cautionary suggestion to Social Distant from others?  Imagine that moment was our last in-person Toastmasters club meeting. The last time to see our weekly club members, no more anticipation of our monthly dinners, no more hugging our good friends, and...

D25 Speech & Evaluation Party!
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D25 Speech & Evaluation Party!

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   D25 Clubs are Hosting Speech & Evaluation Parties! Click on date for Zoom Link June 15, Monday, 7:00PM-8:30PM** June 25, Thursday, 7:00PM-8:30PM* *sponsored by Panther City Toastmasters **sponsored by Highway to Excellence *** sponsored by Afterburners **** sponsored by Arlington Nooners Parties that have already occurred: April 2,...

Guide for Conducting Online Toastmasters Meetings
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Guide for Conducting Online Toastmasters Meetings

Compiled by Chuck Mencke, DTM – District 25 Toastmasters – 03/19/20 This document contains several guides to help you and your club conduct effective online meetings for your Toastmasters club. I’ve gathered these documents from Toastmaster friends from around the globe that I’ve gotten to know while attending online meetings over the last few years....

Take the Next Step
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Take the Next Step

By Sheba Panicker, FAA Toastmasters Secretary Toastmasters is a self-paced program, where members decide to take the next step out of personal motivation. In February, Jeri Bird and Janet Mayfield were recognized as outstanding members of the FAA Toastmasters club. FAA Toastmasters is one of several clubs that belong to District 25, which covers the area...