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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...

143 Countries Just Like Me
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143 Countries Just Like Me

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   The Denver International convention was my third convention to attend, but I’d been hearing about them for years.  I remember watching our past trios prepare for being gone a week, assigning tasks and setting out of office email notices.  These past three years, attending myself has been an...

Convention Review
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Convention Review

By Sushma Kanugo, EC4   As a Toastmaster I always wondered of “What is the Ultimate Goal that can be achieved in Toastmasters?” I started to google and started doing some research. I found so many videos about the World Championship of Public Speaking and Toastmasters Conventions. I was amazed and fascinated to listen to...

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...