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Fall 2017 Conference Recap

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. Contest Results Humorous Speech Contest 1st – Rati Baijal (El Paso, TX) 2nd...

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Vancouver Memories

Over a dozen District 23 members attended the 2017 Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Here are a few of the favorite memories from several of our members. (Pictured above – Front Row: David Gardner, Jenny Zappone, Jonathan Gardner; Back Row: Danni Andrew, Cliff Colvin, Natalie Waters;  Click here to see the full size featured photo.) Below are the memories from: Jenny Zappone Jenny Zappone District Director Danni Andrew Danni Andrew Program Quality Director Cliff Colvin Cliff Colvin Club Growth Director Jonathan Gardner Jonathan Gardner District 23 International Speech Champion (2017) Jenny Zappone’s Memories Toastmasters International has a Convention every...

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In Memory of Hunt & Bush

Donna Hunt Donna Hunt joined Toastmasters in September 1986 and was a member of the Lubbock Club in Lubbock, Texas. Donna passed away on August 29, 2017. Donna was born on September 4, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan. Along with being a member of Toastmasters, she was also a member of the American Business Women’s Association. Lubbock Club members Robert Barnhill and Randall Merriott remember Donna, a stalwart of the club, fondly. Donald Bush Don Bush was a long-time member of Daybreakers Club in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He passed away on October 12, 2017. Born in Kansas in 1930, Don...

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The Force is Strong in Our First Timers

To District 23 Toastmasters who have yet to attend a district conference, we encourage you to attend the Fall 2017 Conference October 27 – 29, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM.  First Timer registration is $110 for the entire conference (this includes all keynote speakers, contests, education sessions, and meals).  Please register by October 18, 2017. Your rebel conference committee is waiting to welcome you to our District 23 Galaxy in Albuquerque, NM.  Every single Toastmaster at this Fall District Conference has been a First Timer once.  This is your chance.  We cannot wait to meet you! For those worried about...

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Volunteering For and Because of Toastmasters

Gary King was an Air Force brat in every sense of the phrase. Three weeks after he was born at March Air Force Base in Riverside, California, the family moved to another base and he lived in five different states and two different countries before his 12th birthday. Oddly enough, King’s life in New Mexico — a state with three Air Force bases — had nothing to do with the military branch. King, a Santa Fe resident, came to the Land of Enchantment after his parents up and his mom saw a flyer to work at a Veterans Affairs...

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Nov
1
Wed
all-day Club Officer Elections
Club Officer Elections
Nov 1 – Dec 31 all-day
If your club does semi-annual elections, it’s time to elect your new officers for the January 1 to June 30 officer term. The Club Leadership Handbook (Revision 4/2015, pg. 55-56) recommends holding your elections during the first[...]
Dec
2
Sat
8:00 am Albuquerque TLI @ Presbyterian Hospital - Savage Auditorium
Albuquerque TLI @ Presbyterian Hospital - Savage Auditorium
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Time displayed is Mountain Registration begins at 7:30 am TLI begins at 8:00 am
4:00 pm Santa Fe TLI @ Calvary Baptist Church
Santa Fe TLI @ Calvary Baptist Church
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All Times Mountain  
Dec
9
Sat
8:00 am Amarillo TLI
Amarillo TLI
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
All times Central Location TBA
Jan
6
Sat
8:00 am District-Wide TLI (Multiple Loca... @ Multiple - See Notes
District-Wide TLI (Multiple Loca... @ Multiple - See Notes
Jan 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
TLI Begins at 8:00 am Mountain / 9:00 am Central. Registration begins at 7:30 am Mountain / 8:30 am Central. All locations will be teleconferenced for joint sessions. Albuquerque – Presbyterian Hospital – Savage Auditorium[...]
Jan
27
Sat
8:00 am Amarillo TLI
Amarillo TLI
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
All times Central Location TBA
Feb
1
Thu
all-day Talk Up Toastmasters (Membership...
Talk Up Toastmasters (Membership...
Feb 1 – Apr 1 all-day
All Toastmasters clubs need new members. Even though your club may currently enjoy a healthy membership, a few months from now that could change as members move, change jobs or reach their objectives. By adding[...]
Feb
24
Sat
9:00 am Dumas TLI @ Dumas ISD Teacher Training Center
Dumas TLI @ Dumas ISD Teacher Training Center
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All times Central  
Mar
10
Sat
8:00 am Area 31, 32, 33, 34, & 35 (Div C... @ Presbyterian Hospital - Savage Auditorium
Area 31, 32, 33, 34, & 35 (Div C... @ Presbyterian Hospital - Savage Auditorium
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am
All times Mountain Registration begins at 7:30 am Contests begin at 8:00 am