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Special Event—-Just for Club Presidents!

As a club president, you are influential in charting the course of your club. You also head the leadership team that sets the “tone” of your club’s activity. Past International Director,David McCallister District 25 wants to take this opportunity to thank you for your dedication by providing a special President’s Breakfast on Jan. 17. This...

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District Officer Positions — Appointed

The positions listed below are appointed at the will of the district governor, subject to the approval of the district executive committee and confirmation by the district council. More details are in the District Leadership Handbook. Area Governors serve as the direct liaison between the district and the clubs in their assigned areas.Ideally, area governors...

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Be Excellent and They Will Come

The Toastmaster Club distinguishes our organization from other communication and leadership programs. It is the method of delivery for learning and practicing our communication and leadership skills. Each club should remain focused on having consistently excellent meetings that provide an environment for achieving the club’s goals. Creating such a club culture will ensure individual and...

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A new Toastmasters year begins today!

My wish for each of you for the new year is one of self discovery, personal achievement and new friendships. Set your club and personal goals now so they can be realized early in the year . . . and then set more! Share the knowledge and skills you continue to develop. I am confident...

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Thank You, D25!

Bonne Stroman and Dean Lampman A fantastic year is almost over. All of us in D25 (especially me) have much to be grateful for as we try to finish strong. Here are some things we can be proud of — with my acknowledgement of and thanks to the leaders and teams who made it happen: ...

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Your Incoming Leadership Team

Karen Blake, International Director Saturday evening, May 3, at the District 25 Spring Conference, the newly elected officers were installed by International Director Karen Blake. Leading the team is District Governor-Elect Marylee Mims, DTM. Marylee’s current title is Lt. Governor Education and Training. Her accomplishments include serving as Fall 2011 Conference Chair and earning the...

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Preliminary Realignment Proposal

Each year the Alignment Committee develops a preliminary proposal that realigns clubs within District 25 boundaries to allow clubs and members to be more effectively served by the district leadership and area governors. Clubs are best served when an area governor is assigned between four to six clubs. To further facilitate service to the clubs...

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The 12 Gifts of Toastmasters

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”— Bob Hope Indeed. Loving others is what Christmas is all about — at least when we get it right. The same applies to Toastmasters, where we...

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Here’s the Scoop on the District Nominating Committee!

Ever wonder how people get elected to District offices? The District Nominating Committee nominates candidates for district office and screens candidates for eligibility. Here’s the process the Nominating Committee follows to select future District officers: The Nominating Committee is usually headed by the Immediate Past District Governor. In accordance with this practice, this year Bonne...

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Improving Retention, Accelerating Growth

District 25 in 2013-2014 seeks to improve member retention and accelerate growth. Here’s how: District Focus: Our 2013-2014 focus, “Looking Forward, Giving Back” involves helping new Toastmasters look forward and see the benefits of a long journey in Toastmasters. Getting a Competent Communicator (CC) award is just a place to start. Going further can take...