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Outstanding Member August 2020
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Outstanding Member August 2020

by Chris Raneri, DTM District Director Have you attended a TLI this summer?  If you have, you have probably seen this month’s Outstanding Member, Denise McConnell. Denise accepted the role of TLI chair figuring the district would have in-person training.  Afterall, virtual club officer training has never been done before.  Instead, Denise had to quickly...

SPEAK, FURSEY! SPEAK!
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SPEAK, FURSEY! SPEAK!

Okay, it’s a bad adaptation. The point is, our very own Fursey Gotuaco will be representing District 25 in the upcoming semi-finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking. This year’s contests are all virtual so while we can’t attend in person to support and encourage, we can still show him we’re behind him all...

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...

Outstanding Member June 2020
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Outstanding Member June 2020

by Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director I move that District 25’s Outstanding Member of the month is our District Parliamentarian, Michael Kinser.  Because he has worked behind the screens to make sure that both our virtual Business Meetings this year have run correctly according to Robert’s Rules and Toastmasters International policies.  He worked tirelessly in...

Ice Breakers – The Zoom Experience
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Ice Breakers – The Zoom Experience

by Joyce Trimble, DTM Mr. Cooper Speaks President, Andres Aguilar, recently contacted new and season speakers to share their experiences with ice breakers and virtual meetings.   Enjoy the insight of 3 Mr. Cooper Speak members. Mani Jonnalagadda and her Ice Breaker experience:  “I joined Toast Masters to learn and grow my speaking abilities and my goal is to...