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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...

What’s Your Club’s Plan?
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What’s Your Club’s Plan?

by Jodie Sanders, DTM Past District Director We’ve all heard the quotation, “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail.” This saying was proven true at D25’s Club Success Workshop on Saturday June 5, where the attendees took a good look at the Club Success Plan from a different angle – not their own club’s plan,...

CLUB SUCCESS WORKSHOP – 06/05/21
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CLUB SUCCESS WORKSHOP – 06/05/21

by Marcheta Gardner DTM Club Growth Director As we round out our Marathon for this Toastmasters’ year, let’s get a headstart on “next” Toastmasters year – 2021-2022! Join your Club Growth Team, along with the newly elected Club Growth Team members, as we highlight our success for the current Toastmasters year, and get a JUMPSTART with...

Retain Clubs – You can Help!  Get Your Club Name in Lights…
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Retain Clubs – You can Help! Get Your Club Name in Lights…

By Marcheta Gardner, DTM, Club Growth Director In this unprecedented year (well 2020 portion), we are pulling out all the stops to retain our clubs!  We have coaches and Helping Hands available to immediately assist in strengthening clubs through meetings, conversations, and participation in club meetings.  Our goal is to place coaches in 5 clubs...

Club Leads:  One, Two & Three… Pass the Baton
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Club Leads: One, Two & Three… Pass the Baton

By Marcheta Gardner, DTM, Club Growth Director Have you ever wondered why some people always have exciting stories to tell… and they tell them… to whomever… wherever they go!  Know someone like that?!  Experienced someone that is always talking about some deal, or some fashion, or some organization they’re in… (wink wink)?! Well, the D25...

Open House Training
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Open House Training

By Gary Lee Web, DTM   On December 12, District 25 hosted a Club Success Workshop focused on improving our Open House events during these difficult times. For me, the timing was wonderful, since my Tuesday night chapter scheduled an Open House on January 5, 2021. Approximately 40 toastmasters participated in the 90-minute training, resulting...

Lend A Hand
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Lend A Hand

By Nicole Gray Do you want to help other clubs be successful? Do you have ideas and knowledge about Toastmasters you want to share with other members? Do you want to be more involved with the district, but don’t know where to start? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Helping Hands...

The Inaugural Club Membership Fair
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The Inaugural Club Membership Fair

by Kelley Pelkey, DTM Who knew that 300+ folks in District 25 had reached out to Toastmasters International for membership information, but never joined a club? Are you surprised that upon learning that little tidbit, one of our members had an “Aha moment”? Once again, the District 25 Creativity Queen “B”, Joyce Trimble, had an idea! Why...

“Got Members! ReMix”
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“Got Members! ReMix”

by Marcheta Gardner, DTM Club Growth Director Friday, October 16 we held a second round of “Got Members! ReMix” to highlight tips for attracting and retaining members!  Marcheta Gardner, D25 Club Growth Director and the Club Growth Team leveraged information from the DEC as well as information drawn from the Growing Members Manual from TI! ...

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