The Voice was definitely with over 225 members of District 23 as they laughed and learned during our Fall 2017 Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Conference chairs Lynn Fugelso and Rachel Lucero-Maldonado led their team to create an amazing vision of Toastmasters & Star Wars which resulted in the highest ever attendance at a District 23 conference. They produced a fitting sendoff to the fall conferences as this was the final fall conference for our district. Going into the future, we will only have spring conferences.
Humorous Speech Contest
1st – Rati Baijal (El Paso, TX)
2nd – Doris Prokop (White Rock, NM)
3rd – Jonathan Gardner (Albuquerque, NM)
1st – Jonathan Gardner (Albuquerque, NM)
2nd – Larry Buelow (Albuquerque, NM)
3rd – Dustin Ho-Gland (Canyon, TX)
Annual Awards for 2016-2017
Area Director of the Year – Jon Barr
Division Director the Year – Larry Boyer
Compañero – Janet Tarr
Toastmaster of the Year – Rusty Rodke
Eleven Toastmasters received their Distinguished Toastmaster awards at the Fall Conference. Pictured below are Natalie Waters, Cliff Colvin, Janet Tarr, Dianna K. Brown, Barbara Quigley, Monique Chandler, Taryn Colvin, Brad Johnson, Douglas Mayton, Danni Andrew, and Ellen Buelow. The following Toastmasters also received their Distinguished Toastmaster awards but were unable to attend: Charles Beasley, Bobby Kimbro, Sam Newton, and Ken Flack.
District Council Meeting
The minutes from the Fall 2017 District Council meeting have been published and are available on the District Council and District Executive Committee 2017-2018 page.
The Next Conference
The Spring 2018 Conference will take place in Lubbock, Texas, on May 4th through 6th. You can help that conference by giving your feedback here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D23-2017-Fall-Conf