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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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