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It WAS “The Greatest Show on Earth”!

What a conference! What a crowd! What a great experience! District 25’s Fall Conference “The Greatest Show on Earth” had amazing attendance, exciting educational sessions, enthusiastic contests, fun and games, and best of all, accolades from our VIP, International President John Lau, DTM! The Conference Committee A conference is like a three ring circus, and...

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Larry Just Wants to Be Involved in Contests

Larry Harmon, Chief Contest Clown! As I approached this contest season, I was feeling a little sad. I was sad that I was not going to be able to compete and sad that I was not going to be involved. I knew last year that if I took on the role of Area Governor that...

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Conference Brings Shared Ideas and Insights

Pauline enjoyed the FridayNight Fun, too. What else could anyone expect from a Toastmasters event? Fall Conference brimmed with friendship, fun, and an altogether helpful atmosphere. From the first timer reception to the final banquet, everything was thoroughly planned and well-executed. Highlights for me were hearing Merrie Spaeth’s insights about effective communication, learning Robi Ley’s...

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First Timer Makes Treasured Memories at Conference

First Timers take the stage! District 25 Fall Conference – The Greatest Show on Earth was the theme and never having been to a Toastmaster conference before I really didn’t know what to expect. When I think of conferences I think of boring meetings, lousy food and a lot of unfriendly faces. But back in...

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Mark Rachels Has a “Defining Moment”

Defining moments in your Toastmasters journey happen rarely, and you should never let them pass you by. I had one such moment last week. As Area 64 Governor, I kept promoting the value of effective communications and the District Conference every chance that I got. Then last week I received an email from the Fall...

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Greatest Contests on Earth

Lights! Timers! Contestants! ACTION! Let the Show begin!  The greatest show on D25 Toastmasters Earth, the District Championships began with a spark!Friday night the “Clowning Around” began with the ‘funtastic’ and fabulous Contest Toastmaster, Michael Sheridan lighting up the room with the Clown’s prayer.Test Speaker, Cameron Rivers (Top Flight Toastmasters) delighted the audience with his spellbinding...

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New Distinguished Toastmasters Are Honored in Special Ceremony

Fourteen District 25 Toastmasters recently received the Distinguished Toastmaster award (DTM), the highest certification level in Toastmasters. The awards were conferred in a special ceremony Saturday night, November 17, 2012, at the D25 Fall Conference. The awards were presented by District Governor Bonne Stroman, assisted by Toastmasters International President, Dr. John Lau, who personally congratulated...

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District’s Outstanding Officers Are Announced at Fall Conference

The Outstanding Officers, flanked by International President John Lau, Bonne Stroman and Diana Patton. L-R: Barnes, Templeton, Timmons, Tyran, Shukayr, and Martin. Not shown: Bradley. The awards were presented at the Awards Luncheon at the Fall Conference for the members who showed outstanding service for Toastmasters as an officer for their club for the period...

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District Conference through “Green” Eyes

  First off, my eyes are actually blue.  However I was definitely “green around the ears” walking into the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Friday evening. It was your usual organized mayhem for anyone who doesn’t know where to go or what to do. But this isn’t just any professional conference. This was a Toastmaster District...

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