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In Memory of John Fooks, DTM, Past District 25 Governor
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In Memory of John Fooks, DTM, Past District 25 Governor

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Past District 25 Governor John Fooks, DTM. He died September 20, 2018 at the age of 75. He served in 1990-1991 before District 50 was created. His theme was “Hitch Your Wagon to a Star”. During his year’s service the District was recognized as Select...

Tom Merritt’s Passing
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Tom Merritt’s Passing

Tom was always encouraging me and let me know that I was better than I thought I was! So in his honor, let me say this: Tom Merritt – he was one of a kind And he was a good friend of mine He always encouraged me over the years And he helped me get...

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Remembering Maurice Taitt, Illustrious Toastmaster and Friend

On August 7th, 2017, District 25 lost one of its greatest members, 2007-2008 District Governor and three-time Distinguished Toastmaster Maurice Taitt. Maurice was the epitome of a Toastmaster in every sense of the word. He was a true servant leader who was always present and always willing to jump in to help in any way....

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In Memory of Larry Lambert

Saying goodbye is never an easy thing to do. It is with a sad heart that I share that a dear friend, Larry Lambert, the longest-tenured member of District 25, passed away on April 27, 2017. Larry was a member for over 60 years in the oldest club in District 25, Wichita Falls Club 305....

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Treasured Memories of Felicia Christian, DTM

Felicia faced life “head on”.  Whether in the corporate environment, organizations she was involved with or in her personal life, Felicia generously did “what needed to be done” plus much more! Felicia’s Toastmasters journey began as a Charter Member of USB Texas Toast when the club formed in 2011.  True to Felicia’s inquisitive spirit, she...

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Honoring Richard Patton, ACB, CL

Our friend and fellow Toastmaster, Richard Patton, ACB, CL, passed away on Friday May 13, 2016 at the age of 62.  He served as a firefighter and even worked his way up to Battalion Chief in the U.S. Air Force.  He became a member of Toastmasters in June of 2013.  Those of us who knew...

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In Memory of Gary Smith, DTM, Past District 25 Governor

Gary Smith, DTM, PDG1989-1990 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Past District 25 Governor Gary Smith, DTM, originally from Abilene. He served in 1989-1990 before District 50 was created. Several Past District 25 Governors share their recollections belpw:David McCallister, DTM, International Director:Gary was a great leader of our district and...

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Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant

Memories of David Hostler, Past District 25 Governor Dec 26, 2009 David would always remember the member in everything he did for Toastmasters, not only in our district but others around the world. He was a mentor to some and friend to many. He was proud of having been a past District 25 Governor, and...

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Charlie Coombs, DTM

Charlie Coombs, DTM, of the Irving Toastmasters Club, passed away on February 27. Charlie was known for his long service to Toastmasters, District 25 and his club.  Charlie won the District 25 Tall Tales Contest Spring 2008.  It was one of the best Tall Tales I’ve ever heard. I can remember sitting with Charlie at...

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Remembering Steve Orthwein

Steve Orthwein, DTM, recently lost his battle against cancer. Steve had not only earned the title of Distinguished Toastmaster, he lived the title. His passing leaves a void and a calling for us to step up to not only fill that void but to continue pushing forward.  Steve lived a life of service. He served...

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