Saturday, September 25, 2010

Area Contests

The Fall 2010 contests for Areas 61 & 62 are over and the contestants put on a great show.
Moving forward to represent the areas at the Division F Contest are
  • Hank Lin – Area 61 – First Place in the Evaluation Contest
  • Robyne Vaughn – Area 62 – First Place in the Evaluation Contest
  • Jef Conn – Area 61 – First Place in the Tall Tales Contest
Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to seeing you compete at the Division contest on October 9th.
Area 61 & 62 Fall Contest Winners
(Click the photo to see the full album)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

TLI Wrap-up

The summer TLIs in Lubbock are over.  And there’s great news … all the clubs in Lubbock had at least 4 officers trained!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

TLI Time

It’s the start of the Toastmasters’ year and that means it’s time to get your club officers trained.
Division F Governor Andy Gerron will be heading up the summer TLIs in Lubbock.  The first is Saturday, July 24th, from 9am to 1pm at the LP&L Operations Center (404 Municipal Drive).  The second is Tuesday, August 3rd, at the Home Plate Diner on University (7615 S. University).

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy New Year! (In July)

Yes, the Toastmasters year begins in July … so you get to celebrate twice! :)
Six clubs in Lubbock were honored with Distinguished status this year:
  • Articulate Club – President’s Distinguished
  • Llano Estacado Toastmasters – President’s Distinguished
  • Lubbock Club – Select Distinguished
  • Lubbock LaughMasters – Select Distinguished
  • South Plains Toastmasters Club – Distinguished
  • Toasters Club - Distinguished
Also, fourty-seven individual Toastmasters in Lubbock earned educational awards during the past year:

Advanced Communicator Gold
Angelia Diane Heare

Advanced Communicator Silver
Jana B. Barnhill
Andy A Gerron
Natalie M Waters

Advanced Leader Silver
Angelia Diane Heare

Advanced Communicator Bronze
Robert E. Barnhill
Siva Chaivichitmalakul
Stacy G Claunch
Shara Hays
Linda Gayle Jordan
Tracy M. Thomason

Advanced Leader Bronze
Robert E. Barnhill
Natalie M Waters

Competent Leader
Robert E. Barnhill
Andy A Gerron
Angelia Diane Heare
H L Hensley
Po Han Lin
Tracy M. Thomason

Competent Communicator
Robert E. Barnhill
Uwe Ed Beltz
Krystel K. Castillo Villar
Jian Dai
Jan D’Orsay
Patti Douglass
Etetor Roland Eshiet
Tim K. Evans
Rodica Gelca
Michael Andrew Haning
Angelia Diane Heare
H L Hensley
Erma Huey
Linda Gayle Jordan
Yen-Chih David Liao
Hilda Cecilia Martinez Leon
Himlona Palikhe
Nathan E. Payne
Russ D. Pettit
Vanessa Pope
Sarah Sawaya
Tina J. Stevens
Tracy M. Thomason (3)
Barbara G Wagnon
Kathy M Westbrook
Paula Wilkinson
Kyle Word
Amy M. Zientek

Congratulations to all the clubs and members for a great year in 2009-2010! And here’s to an even better year in 2010-2011!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

District 23 International Speech Winner!

International Director Pamela McCown
presents Tracy Thomason with the first place trophy
Lubbock Toastmaster Tracy Thomason won the District 23 International Speech contest on April 24, 2010, in Albuquerque, NM, at the District 23 Spring Conference.

In order to compete at the district level, Tracy had to win contests at the club, area and division levels. At district, he competed against finalists from 92 Toastmaster clubs scattered throughout West Texas, New Mexico and parts of Oklahoma.

With this win, he advances to compete against some of the best speakers in the world at the 79th annual Toastmasters International Convention for the coveted title of World Champion of Public Speaking. Approximately 2,000 speakers and leaders from around the world typically attend the international convention. Tracy will compete in one of nine semifinal speech contests and, if he wins, will go on to compete in the finals two days later.

Material for the Toastmasters International Speech contest is typically motivational or inspirational. Tracy’s speech, titled “Shawn Service,” emphasized the importance of delivering outstanding customer service. He will develop two new speeches for the coming contests.

He began his quest early this year at his local club, Lubbock LaughMasters, and looks forward to competing at the international level this summer. Each year, approximately 50,000 Toastmasters from over 12,000 clubs around the world begin the quest for the public speaking title. Only 81 advance to the international semi-finals and a mere nine reach the final competition.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Division F Contests

Division F Governor Jan Crumpton brought the Division F Tables Topics and International Speech contests to Lubbock today.

Doug Johnson won the Table Topics contest and Jef Conn took second.

Tracy Thomason won the International Speech contest and Scott Crane took second.

Stacy, Doug and Jef
Table Topics Contest: Stacy, Doug, & Jef
Scott, Stacy and Tracy
International Speech Contest: Scott, Stacy, & Tracy

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Area 61 & 62 Contests

DTM Steve Hightower presided as the Toastmaster during the Area 61 & 62 Spring 2010 Contests today. After a great series of International Speeches and Table Topics, the winners were:
International Speech
  • Area 61 – Scott Crane
  • Area 62 – Tracy Thomason
Table Topics
  • Area 61 – Jef Conn
  • Area 62 – Angelia Heare

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spring Contests

It’s contest season in District 23. Clubs should be holding their Table Topics and International Speech contests during the last week of February or the first week of March. The Area 61 & Area 62 combined contest will be on March 13th at Sunset Church of Christ in Room 210. Contestants and judges should arrive at 8:45 AM. The contest itself will begin at 9:15 AM.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TLI Recap

The two TLIs in Lubbock are all finished and we have a handful of notes and pictures to share.
Thanks to everyone for coming out! We had two really great events and it was good to see everyone.
Club contests are coming up! Be sure to hold your contests and send your representatives to the Area contest on March 13th. See the “Upcoming Events” document for further details.

Click photo for full album