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UTA Toastmasters Off to a Great Start!

We’re excited to get our new banner. We’ve had lots of Ice Breaker speeches and are enjoying getting to know everyone and learn our roles. We’re looking forward to meeting other district Toastmasters at officer training. We really appreciate how supportive the district has been! Louis Burns UTA Toastmasters by Jodie Sanders

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Allow Me to Introduce…Soapbox Heroes!

In August 2010, a brave young woman brought Toastmasters to a small sales office in Arlington, Texas. Her ambition and tenacity inspired many to join the group as full-time members. Within a month, our primitive group became known as Anixter Talks-A-Lot. We quickly voted in officers who were dedicated to building a successful team. Our...

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New club taking off at Lockheed Martin

Back, left to right are: Dean Lampman, Willie Mack Hill, Larry Weatherholt, Abi Fanimokun Front: Lee Tiwari, Karen Hagar, Diana Patton, David Papenmeier, Jesse Torres A new Toastmasters club geared to technical experts is being organized at Lockheed Martin. District leaders Diana Patton, Dean Lampman, Jesse Torres, and members of other clubs at the company...

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Welcome to the Improv!

I’ve had the pleasure recently of attending an advanced club in Dallas called “Improv Masters.” In this club, the attendees are assigned a subject and have 5 minutes to prepare a speech from the Competent Communication manual. It’s like Table Topics on steroids. They still do regular Table Topics for those not giving a speech,...

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Welcome, UTA Toastmasters!

District 25’s newest club, UTA Toastmasters # 2082160, received their charter on September 29, 2011. Club officers are: Deepak Silwal, President Timothy Baker, VP Education Shalaka Sanil, VP Membership Tyler Peschka, VP Public Relations Powers Bilodeau, Secretary Kofolo Yeo, Treasurer   Sumiya Choudhury, Sergeant at Arms The club meets at 3 pm on Tuesdays in...

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Awards for Weatherholt, Fighter Enterprise Club

Larry Weatherholt, Systems Engineer on the F-22 program at Lockheed Martin, recently completed his Advanced Communicator Silver award. This achievement was recognized by his management through a SPOT award. Spot awards reward exemplary performance, and Larry received a cash reward. An accomplished speaker, Larry is a member of the Fighter Enterprise Toastmasters Club, one of...

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Cooke County Area Toasters Celebrate Charter

Cooke County Area Toasters celebrated their official Charter Celebration on September 26, 2011 at the Gainesville Civic Center with distinguished speakers, members and guests. The speeches for the evening were “What’s in It for You?” by Diana Patton, District 25 Governor, and “How Leaders are Made” by David Martin, Past District 25 Governor. Patton and...

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A Virtually Seamless Collaboration

  On Monday, September 19, 2011, we had possibly a world-first in the history of Toastmasters — for sure, a first for all clubs involved. A joint meeting of three Toastmasters clubs using a video conferencing systems facility with members located in Irving, Texas (Connection Communicators Toastmasters), Atlanta, Georgia (Nokia Siemens Networks SpeechMasters ), and Redmond,...

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Grand Prairie Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The “World  Renowned” Grand Prairie Club #6332 celebrated its 25th year of existence recently with a special meeting at Outlaw’s restaurant, a local favorite, on a Saturday morning. Jim Monahan, DTM was presented a plaque by District Governor David Martin and Diana Patton, the District Governor-elect. Jim is still an active member of the Club...