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Education Sessions Are High-Caliber Success

The District 25 Spring Conference hosted nine outstanding presenters on Saturday, May 5th, across three education tracks:  communication, leadership and personal growth. Presenters included members of District 25 and corporate trainers including instructors with the Boy Scouts of America Center of Professional Development. The session evaluation forms were full of high praise for all presenters...


These Are NOT Your Mother’s Old Sheets: Conference Toga Contest Is Dazzling!

On Friday, May 4th, the Sheraton DFW welcomed many District 25 Conference attendees in authentic, humorous and elegant Greek garments.  Greek gods and goddesses would have been envious of the dazzling adornments worn by the participants in the Fun Toga Contest. Division Governors were challenged to choose winners for each category. The audience assisted with...


Thoughts from a First Timer

Diana Maldonado First Timer. Newbie. Novice. Beginner. Amateur. Rookie. There are so many different ways to label someone who is new at something, aren’t there? It’s not a bad thing to be an amateur – I could even argue that there are some great advantages to being green. Generally speaking, when you’re new, you often bring...


It Was the First Time . . . for Everything

My first time experience at the District 25 Spring Conference 2012 was amazing! This was not only my first time attending an entire conference, but my first time serving on the conference committee as the First Timers Chair. I admit I had no idea what to expect, but I knew it would be a good...


Hope (You) Had a Great Time at Conference!

Rose Timmons, Warren Ehn and Hope Hill Click on photos to enlarge. The 2012 Spring Conference was the best conference I’ve ever attended. Hotel check-in and rooms were great. The conference committee worked tirelessly for months, planning and preparing. Registration was painless to pick up badge, tickets, and quality goodie bag. Decorations and programs complemented the...


“The Epitome of Class, Elegance and Grace”

Click on photo for larger version.   Twice yearly, those who received Toastmasters highest education recognition, the Distinguished Toastmaster award, are honored and celebrated during the Distinguished Toastmaster Award ceremony. At this conference, there were seven recipients being honored. The ceremony began with the lighting of the DTM candle, followed by the procession into the...


District Contests Ignite the Members!

The District 25 Tall Tales and International Speech Contests were held at the Spring Conference and were incredible. It is a tremendous achievement to make it to the District competition. Everyone competing did a magnificent job. They certainly did their part in “Igniting the Flame” of the members of District 25. Thank you to the...


50 and Counting!

Yes, 50 and counting! 50 is a fairly substantial number, wouldn’t you say? A 50th birthday is certainly a milestone. A 50th wedding anniversary is definitely something to celebrate, quite an achievement. I want to talk about another achievement. Brenda Daniels, a member of Afterburners, this past weekend attended her 50th District Conference. Yes, 50!...


New Officers Are Ready to Step Up

Kathy Brewer, Amelinda Salas, Chuck Mencke, Greg Pick, Tisha Randle, Mike Kinser Six new division governors are poised to step into their new leadership roles after being elected at the District Council meeting. Here’s a little bit about them. Division A: Mike Kinser, ACB, ALB has been the Area 14 Governor this year. He has served...

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