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Best Wishes Santa

                                                                                                                          Many of you are aware that in December of each year, a Toastmasters couple undergo a miraculous transformation. They become Santa and Mrs. Claus. For years, Chuck and Terry Mencke has donned their apparel and visited Toastmasters clubs, children’s homes, civic organizations and church groups spreading cheer. Last year they made 38 appearance...

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My Road to DTM

It Takes a Village to Becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster! The “Greatest Show on Earth,” the District 25 Fall Conference, was held on November 16-17, 2012. I, and 13 other remarkable recipients, had the incredible honor of receiving our Distinguished Toastmaster medallion from John Lau, Toastmaster’s 2012-2013 International President, accompanied by our own District Governor, Distinguished...

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Local Toastmaster To Be on Radio

Julie B Cosgrove, ACS, ALB, who is the D25 News Editor and club president for Top Notch Toastmasters, has two huge events in the upcoming week. Julie is a Christian author of five books. Two of them, both of which were released this year, will be receiving recognition.   On Tuesday, 11/20 – Julie will be featured as Author of the Week on ChristianEbooksToday.com for her...

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From Shower Listener to Radio PR Pro

Nate Embry I recently won VP PR of the year for District 25 and it all started with a simple morning shower.  Every morning I turn on the radio and listen to a local DJ bloviate on and on while I lather up. At 8:43 am the local radio station has a “special guest” on the program...

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Tributes to Two Who Have Shined Since 1995

Jim Monahan and Harry Schneider Jim Monahan and Harry Schneider were honored at the Awards Banquet for their service to District 25 since 1995. Jim has been the District Parliamentarian and Harry the District Auditor. They have served their clubs, areas, division and districts well by their commitment to excellence.  2011-2012 was their last year filling these roles but they...

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DTM from SpellBinders Becomes Published

Sara Beipple, DTM A monologue Sara Beopple, DTM of Texas Wesleyan Spellbinders wrote and submitted entitled, “Spare Change” will be published in an upcoming issue of MISSIONS CONNECTION, the Nazarene Missions International magazine. Congratulations, Sara. Toastmasters – Speakng can help your writing skills and vice versa. See the article in the August, 2012 TOASTMASTERS MAGAZINE , pg 16. The Power of...

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Irving Toastmaster Takes Third

Harry Hall gets Award We have all dreamed of writing that book that has been milling around in our heads. But one Toastmaster is making that a reality. Harry Hall of Irving Toastmasters placed third in a manuscript-writing contest at the  UNT Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in July. He received a commemorative a plaque, and a good deal of...

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How TM Helped Me Face a Crowd

  Jacqulyn speaks at IAAP I am an active member of a professional organization called the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Many years ago, the IAAP headquarters announced its 2012 Education Forum and Annual Meeting would be held in Grapevine, Texas. In 2008, I volunteered to serve as Co-Coordinator of the local Host Committee. I wanted...

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A Time to Celebrate – TNT Rocks!

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, Top Notch Toastmasters (TNT) held a big “end of the Toastmaster year” celebration. The club had much to celebrate and to be very proud of achieving thanks to the hard work of the club’s members and executive team. Jody Helton, DTM, and fellow TNT Toastmaster, as well as the owner...

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Speaking and Writing Take Courage

Steven Thorn is a Professional Writing Senior at the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Afterburners Club and has earned his CC and CL awards. In 2009, Steven finished second in the District 25 International Speech Competition. Steven has published three short stories on Kindle, Nook, and iTunes. The Phoenix Guardian, a...