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Toastmasters – A Great Way to Grow!
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Toastmasters – A Great Way to Grow!

by Maribeth Fontabla, MS5 – Division F Director As a member of Toastmasters, I find this organization a great way to grow myself, personally, and professionally. I wish I’d discovered Toastmasters a long time ago. I am going to highlight three things I think makes Toastmasters the best organization for personal and professional development. First,...

And You think I can be Taught?  One member’s Insights into Pathways ‘Intro to Mentoring’
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And You think I can be Taught? One member’s Insights into Pathways ‘Intro to Mentoring’

By Donna Young, DTM, Recognition Chair Why did you join Toastmasters?  Admit the truth! Did you need an excuse to get out of the house and widen your social circle?  Or did you want to improve your skills to advance your job performance?    Well, I fell in neither of those categories. I didn’t join Toastmasters...

Treasurer Plus Mentor Times Two Equals A Triple Threat
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Treasurer Plus Mentor Times Two Equals A Triple Threat

by Helena Studmire, SR3 – Treasurer, NCTCOG Toastmasters The 2019-2020 Toastmaster year has been quite interesting, to say the least. I was elected as Treasurer for my club, NCTCOG Toastmasters, in June 2019. On a Friday in late summer 2019, I began the process of mentoring a new Toastmaster member, Evan. The next day, on...

Perseverance & Persistence – My Toastmasters Leadership Journey!
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Perseverance & Persistence – My Toastmasters Leadership Journey!

Perseverance & Persistence – My Toastmasters Leadership Journey! By Chuck Mencke, DTM, Division D Director – 2019-2020 Thinking back a decade or so, I fondly remember my first Toastmasters meeting at Plus Two Toastmasters October 2009. My wife, Terry, and I walked into the meeting not knowing what to expect. Why Toastmasters? What was going...

My Favorite Role
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My Favorite Role

By Greg Pick, DTM, Past District Director, Area 33 Director   This year I am honored to once again serve as an Area Director. Working with Area 33, I have found this second tour more rewarding than the first time. One reason is because I know a whole lot more about the job this time...

Let’s keep connected: a message from Deepak Menon
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Let’s keep connected: a message from Deepak Menon

The following is email sent to Toastmasters members  from President Deepak Menon due to COVID-19   March 24, 2020 My dear fellow Toastmasters and friends, The pandemic caused by the coronavirus is now affecting all aspects of our personal and professional lives with so many activities on hold. For us, as Toastmasters, this is unsettling...

All Work?
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All Work?

By Ninfa Flewitt, DTM, Division A Director We’ve heard the saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” At D25, it seems like your District Leaders are all work. Believe me that we do work… a lot! We work to make the District stronger for you! With Contest Season in full swing,...