Category: 2011 Intl Convention

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D25 Shines at International Convention

  Las Vegas was in all its glory for this year’s International Convention. Our highly anticipated new brand was unveiled: “Toastmasters International, Where Leaders Are Made!” The lights shined brightly on District 25 at this year’s Convention, and everyone that attended represented D25 in grand style. Our District was honored as a Distinguished District, Diana...

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A Convention Evaluation

What happens in Vegas shouldn’t stay there, so here’s a first-timer’s report on the 80th Toastmasters International Convention — told in a traditional speech evaluation format: What I Saw Fellowship: The opening and closing ceremonies were spectacular; the pride and pageantry that accompanied the procession of flags was palpable; it emphasized the increasingly international flavor...

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Chuck’s Excellent Experience of Excellence!

Dana LaMon and Chuck Mencke I had the honor of attending my first Toastmasters International Convention August 18 – 21, 2011. The experience left me speechless, and that’s pretty tough for a Toastmaster. The convention was overwhelming and at the same time extremely fulfilling. It was tough to unwind at night and get to sleep...

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A Lifetime of Service Rewarded

At the 2011 International Convention in Las Vegas, Toastmasters International President Pat Johnson, DTM, presented a Presidential Citation to me saying “Celebrating nearly 60 years in Toastmasters, Rex has served the organization in countless noteworthy positions. He has given a lifetime of service to this organization and is one of the few remaining Toastmasters who...

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Using My Voice

As leaders we never stop growing. I learned more about myself in this past year as a candidate than I ever expected. It is a privilege and honor to serve as your International Director. Many asked why I wanted to serve as an International Director.  Simply put, Toastmasters helped me find my voice not only...

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A First-Timer’s View

Ernestina Piñones, Amelinda Salas, and Cindy Hinckley Attending this past Toastmasters International Convention was a great experience as a first-timer and new Area Governor. My favorite part of the Convention was in applauding the members and Districts that had achieved their goals and seeing them being recognized for all their hard work. It was so...

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District 25 Shines!

I would like to share some of my memories of the 2011 Toastmasters International Convention with you the members of District 25. Several members of our District were able to attend the convention and share in some proud moments for District 25. Bonne Stroman, Dean Lampman, Earl Hill and I began our trip to Las...