Thursday, February 21, 2019

South Plains Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary

South Plains Toastmasters club, the oldest Toastmasters group in Lubbock, celebrated its 50th anniversary on February 14, 2019.

Chartered in late 1968, the club is always among the largest clubs in Lubbock, They meet every Thursday at noon in the Lubbock National Bank boardroom at 1001 Main Street, Lubbock, Texas.

Long-time members Kyle Short and Larry Doss shared their Toastmasters experiences with the group as they look forward to their next 50 years.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Division Awarded Select Distinguished Status

Toastmasters International awarded Division F Toastmasters, which includes clubs in Lubbock, Clovis, Portales, Midland, Odessa, Hobbs, and Fort Stockton, Select Distinguished Status for the July 2017 to June 2018 year. This level of award is given for exceptional work in the areas of membership growth, club growth, and education.

Kim Davis
2017-18 Division F Director
The Division F Director for this term was Kim Davis of Lubbock. Kim is a long-time Toastmaster and a member of several local clubs including the Toasters Club, Lubbock Club, and Lubbock Professional Club. She led a team of five Area Directors including three from Lubbock, one from Hobbs, and one from Odessa to assist the 25 clubs in the Division. During this period, Davis and her team helped develop three additional clubs in the Division.

District 23 is home to 1400 Toastmasters and 101 clubs, all of whom are served by 40 district officers. More information about the District and Toastmasters is available at

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 352,000 in more than 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New District Officers in Lubbock

The 2018-2019 Toastmasters year is an exciting one for Lubbock and the surrounding area as we have a high number of district officers.

 The incoming district officers living in and around Lubbock are:

Cliff Colvin, Program Quality Director

Kevin Wilson, Administration Manager

Parker Waldrop, Division F Director

Linda Jones, Area 61 Director

Thomas Kent, Area 62 Director
Jon Barr, Area 65 Director
Taryn Colvin, Area 66 Director

Thank you all for your hard work in helping our clubs and members thrive!

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: .

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.