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Honoring  Wally Funk: An American Space Pioneer
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Honoring Wally Funk: An American Space Pioneer

by Ankur Bora Life is an endless unfolding, an endless process of self-discovery, and an endless dialogue. It is built out of the experience of humankind. One must only listen. The ingredients are there. Put them together and a beautiful story is created — or if you are a Toastmaster, a memorable speech! In 1961,...

The Oldest Club in Texas Embraces Change
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The Oldest Club in Texas Embraces Change

by Katie Britt Wichita Falls Toastmasters turned 76 this year. That is 76 years of meetings exactly the same. That’s 3,952 meetings that were exactly the same. We struggled with membership retention and growth. The meetings felt stale and forced. The meeting room was located in a local church, under yellowing fluorescent lights, with bad...

Celebrating 50 Years in Waco
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Celebrating 50 Years in Waco

By Robi Ley, DTM, District Director On April 3, 2019, the Waco Early Birds celebrated 50 years as a Toastmasters chapter.  It was a great meeting with every current member showing up, plus five visitors, some traveling from as far as Arizona.  The level of Toastmasters experience ranged from Don Ferris (a charter member) and...

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Highway to Excellence honors Mike Sheridan

On Thursday evening June 16, Highway to Excellence Toastmasters Club 3332446 honored Distinguished Toastmaster Michael Sheridan as he made his farewell tour before moving to his new home in Florida. The club recognized Sheridan for his outstanding leadership in District 25 and especially in Highway to Excellence. Following a special presentation in praise of Sheridan,...

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Irving Toastmasters 50th Anniversary Invitation

On Monday May 2, 2016 Irving Toastmasters will celebrate its 50th anniversary from 6:30-8:30 pm at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Irving, TX. Irving Community Television (ICTN) and the Mayor of Irving, Beth van Duyne are both expected to attend. As a lead-up to this great event, we are highlighting one current or former...

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Division Contests Fall 2015

See the photos from all the Division Contests for Fall 2015.  The winners from the Division Contests will compete at the District 25 Fall Conference. 11/7/2015 Div A Fall 2015 Contest (Amelinda) 11/7/2015 Div A Fall 2015 Contest (Mark) 11/7/2015 Div D Fall 2015 Contest (Amelinda & Diana) 11/7/2015 Div D Fall 2015 Contest (Mark)...

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“I’m So Excited!” Honoring Maurice Taitt

The members of District 25 who have had the pleasure of serving with Maurice Taitt as a fellow club member or in a district leadership position will fondly remember him singing at multiple events, “I’m so excited!”.   Maurice was honored at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, August 22, when Marylee Mims, Immediate Past District...

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Reflections on my year as District Governor

This has been a year that I will always remember!  The members and clubs of District 25 amazed me throughout the year with their dedication to the Toastmasters program and to the personal development of members. As a district, we set our goals at the beginning of the year and worked our plan to achieve...

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Ten or More Consecutive Years as President’s Distinguished!

In the world of Toastmasters, it’s a pretty big deal for a club to make President’s Distinguished Club (PDC) for 10 or more consecutive years. To meet that goal each year, a club must complete 9-10 of the Distinguished Club Program goals plus meet the membership goals There are 15,433 clubs (in good standing) in the...

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Seven Years Ago in District 25 . . .

Did you know that the divisions once had mottoes? In Latin? This editor cannot vouch for their correctness but they certainly look impressive. This appeared in the February 2005 issue of In Touch, the D25 newsletter. Each division also had a coat of arms, and these also appear in that issue. (Note that there were only five divisions then.) Click on...

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