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Fall Speech Contests: What’s in it for me?

Bonne Stroman District 25’s fall speech contest season opens Thursday, September 8th. Throughout this fall, you could attend a speech contest almost every Thursday, Friday or Saturday to see Toastmasters compete for the honor of advancing to the District Humorous Speech and Evaluations contests, held at our Fall Conference November 18-19.   According to the...


Just the Facts, Ma’am!

Very Important Facts: Of the clubs that dissolved last year, 100% were missing DCP Goal #9 “Officers Trained.” Of the clubs eligible for a club coach due to low membership, 49% were missing Goal #9 “Officers Trained.”   Officer training is essential to club success! Are you . . . A new club officer? Not...


Toastmasters by the Numbers: So Who’s Counting?

Bonne Stroman Toastmasters International focuses on communications and leadership skills.  What do these essentials have to do with numbers? Well, members count the number of speeches completed towards CC and AC goals or the number of assignments completed in the CL manual. Clubs count the number of goals met for the Distinguished Club Plan, or...