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A Season for Giving

Conference photos: Amelinda Salas any people think of the holiday season as a time of giving and receiving gifts. For myself, I am thinking of the gifts we have received from those who “Let It Shine” during the recent District 25 Fall Conference. Each member of the Conference Committee did his or her best so...


A Three-Year Path to DTM

Sarfaraz Nazir I joined District 25 in July 1993 as a member of the (now defunct) Lunch Bunch Toastmasters. Three years later, I had completed all the requirements to earn the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation and award, except one. The one requirement that kept me from getting my DTM was “must have been a member...


Polish Your Potential at Winter TLI

I think I need some training . . . At District 25 we let it shine by offering great educational and leadership sessions along with outstanding officer training! WHO? ALL District 25 Toastmasters are invited! Whether novice or veteran, there is a workshop with YOU in mind! Club officers will attend training classes for DCP...


You Too Can Be a Star!

How would you like a Starring Role in District 25? You can become part of our All Star Cast by committing to District 25 service and earning one of our new D25 Star Awards. It’s all part of our “Let It Shine!” commitment. Here’s how the stars came out: We took a hard look at our...


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...

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