Monday, October 9, 2017

Division Winners Head to District Contest

Congratulations to all of our Division F contestants who participated in the Fall 2017 Division F contests in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Members from across the Division, including Midland, Odessa, Hobbs, Lovington, Clovis, Portales, Andrews and Lubbock, packed the training room at Tyler Technologies to enjoy the speeches and evaluations delivered by our contestants.

The winners of this contest move on to the District 23 Contests at the District 23 Fall Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 27 - 29, 2017.  Find out more about the conference here: www.district23.org/conference-fall-2017/ .

The contest was put on by Division F Director Kim Davis and the Contest Toastmaster Douglas Sanford.

Division F Evaluation Contest Winners

  • 1st Place - Matt Kennell of WWJS Toastmasters in Lubbock
  • 2nd Place - Sandra Torres of Permian Toastmasters in Midland
  • 3rd Place - Anicia Plowman of Speaking the Plains Truth Bayer in Lubock


Division F Humorous Contest Winners

  • 1st Place - Mark Edgar of Poip-Up Toastmasters in Midland
  • 2nd Place - Bobby Kimbro of EnergyPlex Toastmasters in Hobbs
  • 3rd Place - Maria Villagrana of WWJS Toastmasters in Lubbock

Evaluation Contest - Sandra Torres, Matt Kennell,
Anicia Plowman, Bobby Kimbro,
and Douglas Sanford
Evaluation Contest - First Place
Matt Kennel with Kim Davis
Evaluation Contest - Second Place
Sandra Torres with Kim Davis
Evaluation Contest - Third Place
Anicia Plowman with Kim Davis

Humorous Contest - Mark Edgar, Jan Grams, Maria Villagrana,
Bobby Kimbro, and Douglas Sanford
Humorous Contest - First Place
Mark Edgar with Kim Davis
Humorous Contest - Second Place
Bobby Kimbro with Kim Davis
Humorous Contest - Third Place
Maria Villagrana with Kim Davis








Sunday, September 10, 2017

Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Contest Winners!

The Area 61, Area 62, and Area 65 fall contests were held in Lubbock, Texas, this past weekend and contestants from Toastmasters clubs across Lubbock, Clovis, and Portales participated.

The fall contests were Humorous Speech and Evaluation. The first place winners will move on to the Division F contests on October 7th where members from Lubbock, Clovis, Portales, Hobbs, Lovington, Eunice, Midland, Odessa, and Fort Stockton will come together and see which members will represent Division F at the Fall Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Area 61 winners Jan Grams (Humorous) and
Zack Ruckman (Evaluation) with Area 61 Director Cletis Tatum.

Area 62 winners Anicia Plowman (Evaluation ... front) and
Fred Moore (Humorous ... right) with Area 62 Director
Gary Johnson (back left.)
Area 65 winners Maria Villagrana (Humorous 2nd Place,)
Matt Kennel (Evaluation 1st Place,)
Patti Douglass (Evaluation 2nd Place,)
Taryn Colvin (Humorous 1st Place,) and
Area 65 Director Parker Waldrop.



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kim Davis of Lubbock Elected to Division Office

Kim Davis of Lubbock, Texas, was elected to the office of Division F Director for District 23 Toastmasters. Davis, a long-time member of the Toasters Club in Lubbock, is currently the Area 62 Director and won the Division F election on May 5, 2017.

Davis is also a member of the Downtown Club and the Lubbock Professional club. She begins her duties as Division F Director on June 3, 2017, during a Toastmasters Leadership Institute in Lubbock and then officially begins her term of office on July 1, 2017. She will serve in the role until June 30, 2018.

The Toastmasters Leadership Institute will take place at Tyler Technologies (5519 53rd Street, Lubbock, Texas) on June 3, 2017, from 8:00am to noon.

Congratulations Kim Davis!

Dustin McEwen, president of the Toasters Club, presents
Kim Davis with her Division Director pin.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring 2017 Contests for Areas 61, 62, and 65

Contest results for the Area 61, Area 62, and Area 65 contests on April 25, 2017.


  • Area 62 Table Topics Winner - Jeff Brehmer
  • Area 62 International Speech Winner - Regina Ware
  • Area 65 Table Topics Winner - Brian Stover
  • Area 65 International Speech Winner - Brian Stover
Area 61 Director Patti Douglass, Area 62 Director Kim Davis, and Area 65 Director Jon Barr hosted the Toastmasters speech contests at HQ Plaza in Lubbock, Texas.

Note: Area 61 did not have any contestants for either of these contests.

Brian Stover and Jon Barr

Jeff Brehmer and Kim Davis

Regina Ware and Kim Davis

Area 62 and Area 65 Conrtestants

Area 65

Area 62

Friday, October 21, 2016

McEwen and Colvin Win in El Paso

Dustin (left) receives his award
from contest chair Frank Natera.
Two Toastmasters from Lubbock, Texas, won big at the District 23 Toastmasters Fall Conference in El Paso, Texas, on October 15, 2016.

Dustin McEwen, a member of the Toasters Club, won the Tall Tales contest with his speech "McEwen Tales" where he recounted the true ;) story of the McEwen family in Scotland.

Cliff Colvin, a member of the Llano Estacado and Lubbock Professional clubs, won the Area Director of the Year Award for 2015-2016. Cliff was the Director for Area 62 which covered six clubs in Lubbock. His Area achieved President's Distinguished status and all five of his original clubs also achieved Distinguished status or better. Cliff helped build the sixth club in his Area during his year.

Cliff (right) receives his award
from Immediate Past District
Director Tracy Thomason.
Congratulations Dustin and Cliff!