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Becoming an Official “Traveling Toastmaster”
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Becoming an Official “Traveling Toastmaster”

By Marylee Mims, Past District Governor Toastmaster magazines have accompanied me on many journeys over the past few years.  Family and friends have taken pictures of me posing with a Toastmaster magazine in hopes of obtaining a quality picture that warranted submission for the Traveling Toastmaster section.   On a trip to Italy in March 2018,...

Division Humorous Speech Contest Winners
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Division Humorous Speech Contest Winners

By Elizabeth Gray, District Chief Judge We have come to the end of the fall Humorous Speech Contests.  Due to a change in Toastmasters International rules, we will no longer have a district-level fall speech contest.  Spring contest season will return to two contests with competition through District level.  Spring 2019 we will have Table...

DTM Ceremony – Twenty!
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DTM Ceremony – Twenty!

By Allan Pickering, DTM, DTM Co-Chair Summit The World-Famous District 25 Distinguished Toastmaster Ceremony is nearly here! Please attend the Ceremony at 6:30 pm on November 10th at the Norris Center in vibrant downtown Fort Worth. Our DTM Ceremony is an elegant celebration of your fellow Toastmasters’ achievement of their DTM. Please do them the...

There’s a New Recognition in Town
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There’s a New Recognition in Town

By: Robi Ley, District Director Toastmasters are amazing people. Every day, someone does something that is kind, generous, helpful, and encouraging, but often goes completely unnoticed. Your trio wants to change that. We are going to recognize someone every month with an “Outstanding Member” pin. These are not nominations. These are not recommendations from others....

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30 Years in Toastmasters!

The influence Tom Brents and Brenda Daniels have had in Toastmasters is unfathomable.  In the past thirty years, both have achieved their DTM twice.   Tom has been an Afterburners member since its inception and has consistently demonstrated his leadership in volunteer service around the world.  Known as a true gentleman, Tom is a fantastic storyteller and...

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How Do You Measure A Year?

Kelly Pelkey, 2nd Place winner of the Area 24 Humorous Speech Contest If the definition of success is setting a goal and accomplishing it, then 2016 was a continuous rotation of success stories for Kelly Pelkey.  Although she didn’t join Toastmasters until February 2016, it did not take long to make her presence felt.  She...