Saturday, June 23, 2018

Toasters Develops Area Directors

Toasters Toastmasters club in Lubbock, Texas, been the home club of an Area Director for each of the past two years. This year, Toasters is home to three Area Directors. Congratulations Linda Jones, Taryn Colvin, and Thomas Kent! We are proud of each of you and are here to support you!

Jones, Colvin, and Kent

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Word of the Day is What?

Mike Bates and the word of the day.
With a theme of Jogging, Topics Master Mike Bates selected the word fartlek as the word of the day.

From Wikipedia:
Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training.[1] Fartlek runs are a very simple form of a long distance run. Fartlek training “is simply defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running."

It was hard not to laugh every time the word was used in Table Topics. And it was used frequently today.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

John Breaks the Ice

Linda Jones and John Haunschild
John Haunschild joined Toasters last month and this morning he delivered his Ice Breaker. Club President Linda Jones awarded him his membership pin.

Welcome to the club, John!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Visit from Our PQD

District 23 Toastmasters' Program Quality Director, Danni Andrew, visited Toasters today to meet the club and talk about the upcoming Fall Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She made the trip to Lubbock, Texas, yesterday and will be visiting a number of clubs in the Lubbock area as well as attending the upcoming Division Contest on Saturday and working with the spring conference team here in Lubbock.

Danni has been a district officer in District 23 for the past four years and as part of her current role, she oversees the district conferences and helping clubs achieve excellence.

Also speaking at the meeting were Linda Jones, our club President, and Taryn Colvin, our club's and district's newest Distinguished Toastmaster.

Danni Andrew

Linda Jones

Taryn Colvin

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thomason Elected International Director

Toasters very own Tracy Thomason was elected International Director during the Toastmasters International Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, two weeks ago.

Tracy has been a member of Toasters Club since 2006 when he joined while he was Area Governor. Since then he's served our club as our President and Vice President Education. He has also served our fellow members in District 23 as a Division Governor, Lieutenant Governor Marketing, and District Director.

"There's something very special going on in Toasters," said Tracy. "We've been Distinguished the last 6 years. During that time, our members have filled 11 district offices. There's a great energy in this club."

Monday, July 3, 2017

Toasters Club is President's Distinguished

For the sixth year in a row, Toasters Club in Lubbock, Texas, has achieved a status of Distinguished (or better.) For the last three years, we achieved President's Distinguished status and were the only President's Distinguished Toastmasters club in Lubbock for the 2016-2017 year.

In addition, Kim Davis, a member of Toasters, was the Area 62 Director this year and helped her Area (comprised of six clubs in Lubbock) achieved Distinguished Area status.

We meet every Thursday at 7:00 am in the Lubbock Eye Clinic (3702 34th Street, Lubbock, TX.)

Come out and visit us sometime and find out why you'll be popping up early to join us every Thursday morning!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Toasters Members Receive District Recognition

Four members of Toasters Toastmasters club in Lubbock, Texas, received recognition from District 23 for their extraordinary efforts during the 2015-2016 Toastmasters year.

Lisa Thomason, Gary Johnson, Dustin McEwen, and Kim Davis (pictured below) volunteered for roles as Club Coaches and helped three struggling clubs achieved Distinguished status before July 1, 2016. Lisa and Dustin coached the Eloquent Raiders club that meets at Texas Tech University. Gary coached the Downtown club that meets at River Smith's. And Kim coached the Lubbock Professional club that meets at Greenlawn Church of Christ.

All four are long-time members of Toasters club which meets every Thursday morning from 7:00am to 8:00am at the Lubbock Eye Clinic (3702 34th Street, Lubbock, Texas.)

For a list of all clubs in Lubbock, Texas, please see the Find-A-Club page at

Lisa Thomason, Gary Johnson, Dustin McEwen,
and Kim Davis receive recognition from
District 23 for their efforts as Club Coaches.