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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...

Be A One-Percenter
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Be A One-Percenter

by Setma Maddox DTM TK O’Geary, International Director, indicated in her Keynote Speech at the District 25 Conference, that “only 1% of all persons who have ever been a member of Toastmasters International and only 6% of the active members earn the Distinguished Toastmasters award. No other District honors their Distinguished Toastmasters like District 25....

Speech-a-Thon
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Speech-a-Thon

by Ninfa Flewitt DTM Program Quality Director Do your club members need a speaking slot? Working toward completing levels and there is no time during your regular club meeting to schedule everyone? Consider hosting a speech-a-thon! District 25 will work with you to schedule your club’s Speech-a-thon on the District Zoom link. This will be...

Outstanding Member – April
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Outstanding Member – April

by Chris Raneri DTM District Director Some people have musical talents and some people have athletic talents. This month’s outstanding member has the ability to see into the future and with confidence, can say that the 2021 Annual Conference is one for the records. Once she finished co-hosting the Awards Banquet, she started planning using...

A Long Road to a Dream
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A Long Road to a Dream

by Ankur Bora Highway to Excellence (HTE), the club I joined in 2019 is an advanced Toastmasters club. Most of the members are accomplished speakers. My first speech at HTE was an original story entitled Same Boat Brother. The story was about growing up in my hometown in India – the sweet childhood memories of...