Category: International Conventions

Chicago – City of Big Shoulders
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Chicago – City of Big Shoulders

By Robi Ley, District Director Although Chicago got its nickname for the plethora of agriculture, manufacturing, and other industries it supports, that title was so very appropriate this year at the 2018 Toastmasters International Convention. These past eight days, we were able to mingle with some of the biggest shoulders in our Toastmasters world. You’ve...

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David McCallister Honored with Presidential Citation for Exemplary Service

On August 13, David McCallister received the Presidential Citation at the Hall of Fame at the 2015 Toastmasters International Convention.  He was one of only 14 honored this year with this citation. David McCallister receiving Presidential Citation plaque Presidential Citation Lapel Pin David McCallister was District Governor for District 25 2009-2010.  During that year District25...

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Proud Moments and Special Memories

Let me share a few special memories from the 2015 Toastmasters International Convention with everyone. Our district was well represented this year at the convention and those present were able to share in some proud moments for District 25. Chuck, Cindy and Jodie with Region 3 Advisor Monnica Lamb Jodie Sanders, Chuck Mencke and I...

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Make Your Club’s Vote Count!

All presidents and secretaries should have received information by now from Toastmasters International advising how to assign your proxy for the Annual Business meeting to be held on Saturday, August 15. As provided in the Bylaws of Toastmasters International, Article X, Section 5, a Toastmasters club in good standing is entitled to two votes at...

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Reflecting on Kuala Lumpur

Cindy, Jodie and I attended two days of intense leadership training mixed with interviews of the candidates running for International positions. We finished our days of training anticipating the start of the 83rd International Convention. It is the first convention held outside North America! This year’s opening flag ceremony is not one I will soon...

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Keep Growing!

Opening Ceremony with flags from represented countries. I’ve always heard that Toastmasters is a huge International organization but I never realized how powerful the International presence was until I went to the International convention. I got to meet people from all over the world who were all united by their love for Toastmasters.  One thing...

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District 25 Honored in Hall of Fame Ceremony

At the Hall of Fame awards ceremony on August 22, 2013, members of District 25 assembled onstage at the Toastmasters International Convention in Cincinnati to receive our awards from Toastmasters International President John Lau. We did it! District 25 ranked first among the Distinguished Districts of the world! 2012-2013 Distinguished District Governor Bonne Stroman received...

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Reflections of Shining in Orlando 2012

D25 – We Let It Shine at the 2012 International Convention. The 81st Toastmasters International Convention in Orlando, Florida August 15-19 are 5 days I’ll not easily forget. Here are a few highlights and memories I’d like to share. Rushing into the opening ceremonies (thanks to David Martin and Diana Pittman) Wednesday evening to see Bonne Stroman...

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