Toastronix Times Hearld

District 50 - Plains Division - Area 43 - Club 942489

Toastronix Meeting Recap Sept13

What a great meeting! Again we had a full slate with three speakers! Guest Aubrey Paul served as Toastmaster and help a minute of silence to open the meeting for the 9/11 Tragedy.


First Cuong lead us off with Proj. 9 in the CC manual where he expanded on Long Term Disability. Cuong is now just one speech away from his Competent Communicator award! Next Sunil brought us a speech on a trip he recently too. He was inspired by Jonathan K. speech where he introduced us to his family and trip. Great slides when viewed in hyper-speed! Finally Hollis opened up his Humorous Speech manual and put a funny twist on Jury duty (he was recently in the panel of prospective jurors that were being selected for the Christina Morris Kidnapping Trial).


Goud led us in a very abbreviated table topics with a question for Jennifer.


The we quickly moved on to our evaluation portion of the meeting where Andra led in by calling her evaluators; Heidi, Daniel, and Sandra. Congrats to Sandra Seaman on giving her first evaluation!!!



Winner's Circle


  • Best Speaker - Hollis Cash
  • Best Table Topics - Jennifer Scheldorn
  • Best Evaluator - Heidi Robnett
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Check in as often as you can!!!

DUES are DUE!!!

That's right people! If you want to remain a Toastmaster in the most amazing club in District 50, then it is time to get your dues paid! IF they are not paid by one of your officers by SEPT. 30 then you will not longer be a toastmaster. There is no longer a grace period for dues renewal.


Why should you renew? First off it is a very inexpensive Leadership & Communication skills shop compared to other workshops such as the Ziglar workshop ($5K - S15K), or a Steven Covey workshop ($2K), or a Tony Robbins burn your feet experience... And also those workshops are for a weekend or a week... Toastmasters is for 6 months!!! It works out to $7.50 a month! And if you are a Netscout employee you can expense this cost!


You just cannot get this experience, growth, and positive social engagement for this cost anywhere else.


Now for the push... TOASTRONIX can earn a ribbon if you all get your dues in by FRIDAY. There is also an opportunity to earn District bookstore bucks if we reach enough renewals!


So what do you do? Contact an OFFICER ASAP! Cuong and Andra are taking payments over the phone, right now!!! Please contact them TODAY so we can get that club award!


Andra Cash - 817-235-6909 - andra.cash@netscout.com

Cuong Dang - cuong.dang@netscout.com

District 50 Facebook Group Page

You need to request to join..and your should!

Are you PLUGGED in?

Hey, did you know that there is a Facebook page for Toastronix? Did you also know that there is a Facebook page for our Distirct (50)? How about the Toastmasters D50 website? OK, one more, Toastmasters International Website!!! All these great resources!


So here is what I want you to do...


First, Click on the like and join the D50 Facebook closed group... then follow it, read posts, comment on them, and be involved in the district!


Secondly, make sure you LIKE and follow the Toastronix page. Shre it when something posted resonates with you! I am going to try and put more content on there!



Thirdly, visit the D50 website. Click around it, read the articles, the goings on, the contests, the promotions, explore the site. Tell us in the club what you find, what you think we should all look at! It is chock full of info!


Finally take a spin through Toastmasters International's website. Make sure you can login, if not call the 800 number on that webpage and they will get you reset so you can login! See if you can find the Distinguished Club Performance report, then look for district 50, then drill down and find Toastronix! Hint we are under Area 72!


Last step!!! BOOKMARK EACH ONE OF THESE!!! Visit often... it will make you a better toastmaster, be better informed, be on the ball!!!


Come to the meeting and share what you learned from these sites!

District 50 Website <Click Here>

General information about all that is happening in D50!

Distinguished Club Program Info

With all of your amazing efforts, Toastronix ended the Toastmasters year as a President's Distinguished Club! To do this our club must complete 9 of the 10 distinguished club program goals.


Six of the goals are educational award goals, one deals with officer training, two are membership growth, and the lat is dues renewal on time combined with officer lists getting submitted on time!


Below is a button that will take you to our actual club report on the Toastmasters international website! You all have access to this and help our club to achieve these goals!


The goals are as follows:


  • Have 2 members earn a CC award - 1 point
  • Have 2 more members earn a CC award - 1 point
  • Have 1 member earn an Advanced Communicator Award - 1 point
  • Have 1 more member earn another Advanced Communicator award - 1 point
  • Have 1 member earn a Leadership award - 1 point
  • Have 1 more member earn a Leadership Award - 1 point
  • Have the club get 4 new members - 1 point
  • Have the club get 4 more new members - 1 point
  • Have at least 4 officers trained at Summer TLI & Winter TLI (must do both) - 1 point
  • Dues Renewal & Officers List submitted on time (twice a year) - 1 point


Earn 5 points to be a Distinguished Club

Earn 7 points to be a Select Distinguished Club

Earn 9 points to be a President's Distinguished Club


SO what are you going to do to help TOASTRONIX???

Toastronix DCP Dashboard <Click Here>

Toastmasters International DCP Dashboard

New Education Awards Earned!!

The education program is an important part of every Toastmaster's journey and is a critical aspect of every club meeting around the world. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time.


Congratulations to Hollis Cash on achieving the Advanced Communicator Bronze award recently!


We also know that Cuong Dang is signed for for speech 10 and will earn his Competent Communicator award in early October!


Who is next?!?!? What is your plan!!!! Bring it to us so we can make it happen!!!

District 50 Fall Conference

The District 50 Fall Conference will be heldNovemember 18 & 19th this year in Sherman Texas!! It is the final step of the fall contest journey for the 2016 year. It will contain two great contests; The Humorous Speech Contest and the Table Topics Speech Contest!!! It will be amazing to see the best of out district compete! We expect a member of Politically Incorrectly to be a representitve for our Club, Area, and Division!! So STEP UP and compete!


This year we have the new pricing model in effect, where one club payment covers everyone! Being an advanced club we have yet to determine how we are going to work this out as most of us are covered by another club! SO, that being said, please let the club officers know if you are not covered by another club and need to be so we can figure this out!


Remember meals are not covered at conference, nor is lodging! But we will get District 50 costing on these items! Watch this space for mor einfo as it becomes available!

There’s an APP for that!

Have you tried it?! The first official Toastmasters mobile app is now available on your smartphone or tablet. This user-friendly tool is designed to help you perform your club meeting roles with convenience and ease. Search the App Store or Google Play for Toastmasters!!!



Make sure your Toastmasters International Login Access is activated to get full access to the Mobile App.



-Instant access to your club roster -Built-in Ah-Counter that counts filler words -Grammarian function that keeps track of the Word of the Day -An easy-to-use timer -A History section to track your progress. Download it today to help with your next role.

Social Corner

If anyone has missed today’s or previous meetings, please visit our Facebook page or click that link!: https://www.facebook.com/Toastronix to view the Winners Circle. Like the Page to see future posts. Like the individual posts to boost our Web presence. “Check In” to boost interest among friends/family/colleagues. And comments on meetings and click “Going” on our upcoming Special Events.