Thursday, March 31, 2016

Damon Crabtree's First Speech

Kim Davis presents Damon Crabtree
with his membership pin.
Toasters' newest member, Damon Crabtree, delivered his Ice Breaker today during our early morning Toastmasters meeting.

Working in the ag industry, Damon is using Toastmasters to further develop his communication and leadership skills in Toasters' fun and friendly atmosphere.

Welcome to the club, Damon!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Congratulations Amanda, Doneen, and Toasters!

Amanda and Doneen receive
their membership pins from
Gary Johnson, our Toastmaster
of the meeting.
Today was a big day at Toasters club with lots of reasons to celebrate. Two of our newest members delivered their Ice Breaker speeches and the club learned that it is the first club in District 23 to complete the requirements for a President's Distinguished club for 2015-2016.

Doneen Fitzsimmons introduced us to the many names she's been known by during her life. From Neener to Mom to Mrs. Fitz and many others in between.

Amanda Norfleet told us that she is sometimes called the Coupon Queen but prefers the term Money Saving Princess and let us in on some of her secrets.

Congratulations Doneen and Amanda and welcome to Toasters!

Along with all the Ice Breaker excitement, Toasters learned that it is the first club in District 23 to achieve all of the goals necessary to become a President's Distinguished club during the 2015-2016 year. The official announcement of President's Distinguished status won't happen until April, but Toasters has already achieved 9 of the 10 goals (the 10th should be completed soon, too) and renewed all of our members prior to the April 1st deadline.

The club celebrated this news with cookies that were sent by the District Director.


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Congratulations on your CC, Dustin!

Toasters member Dustin McEwen is the newest Competent Communicator in Lubbock, Texas.

By completing all ten speech projects in Toastmasters International's Competent Communication manual, Dustin earned his Competent Communication award and received his name badge from club President Kyle Word.

Congratulations Dustin! We're looking forward to your next award!