Category: 2016 Fall Conference

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JUST SAY YES!!!

Left To Right: District Director Jodie Sanders DTM, DTM Recipient Rose Timmons, Fall Conference DTM Ceremony Chair Les Condit  Serving While Learning And Learning By Doing While preparing for the DTM ceremony at the last D25 Fall Conference, my mind took a stroll down memory lane, reminding me how my leadership in toastmasters all started....

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Is it a “TWO-PEAT!” or just simply a “REPEAT!?”

Jessica Pallet, DTM I decided to compete in the Toastmasters Evaluation Contest again in 2016 after winning the District Contest in 2015.  As the defending champion, I never took another win for granted or viewed it as a guarantee.  The Toastmasters program is exponentially growing the skills of my peers around me, so I could...

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Don’t Hesitate, Participate!

Gary Hart, First Time AttendeeFall 2016 D25 Conference As a First Timer attending the District 25 Fall Conference, I was very impressed and felt honored to be associated with Toastmasters International.  The Conference Committee staff was the backbone of the conference.  They generated the heartbeat of the event with their commitment and sacrifices, and   exemplified...

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A Monumental Contest for Yvonne Hall

2016 District Conference Humorous Speech Winner,Yvonne Hall I tiptoed into the land of the unknown and entered my very first Toastmaster speech contest: The 2016 Humorous Speech Area Contest.  Choosing the humorous life event was a no-brainer.   I would finally confess to the world the most embarrassing moment of my life. In my mind, I had...

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I Pity Those Poor Judges

I am so grateful to have been the Contest Coordinator for this Fall’s District Contest but, oof!  I would NOT have wanted to be a judge for these contests.  It must have been grueling to rank the seven superb contestants in each contest and only be able to select three! (Note, this was the first...

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An Inspiring Conference Story

Edward Babino, President of  Nationstar Speaks When I registered for the D25 Conference, I did not know what to fully expect.  I just knew that I wanted to get as much as I could from my experience in Toastmasters.  Later, I received a call from Allan Pickering, District Contest Coordinator.  He asked if I wanted...

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Fall Conference Power Of One

Marcheta GardnerFall Conference Chair What?  You’re not registered for the conference?  So tell me, what’s the hold up!?  Fellow Toastmasters and friends, we have a dynamic committee that has worked very hard to prepare a grand time for each of you!    YES, we have keynote speakers that are sure to provoke your thoughts and challenge you...

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Just Do It!

Article contributed by Kim Story The District Conference is coming up.  What does that mean?  For those of you who have attended before, you might have an idea (but this year will be different). For those of you that are new, I’m definitely speaking to you.   When we join Toastmasters, we do so for...

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Power Of One Fall Conference Announcement

Our pathway to service begins with us, one individual, one thought, one idea. Reflecting on how many people have changed our world – whether it was one person fasting for civil rights, one person standing for equality of all mankind. Or the one person to put chocolate chips into cookies. The change all started with...