Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Spring 2012 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI)

While it’s true that winter hasn’t even started yet, spring is just around the corner!
Whether your club elects officers annually and bi-annually, officers need training twice a year in order to provide outstanding support for their clubs and to help their clubs meet their Distinguished Club Program goals.
The Winter TLI will be Saturday, January 14, 2012, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Well, on the Sunset Church of Christ campus, just east of the main building.
If you can’t attend Saturday, there will be a make-up TLI on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Orlando’s on Avenue Q.
We hope to see you all there!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Club Schedules

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are fast approaching. Many of our Toastmasters will be traveling and sharing  this joyous time of year with friends and family.

Thanksgiving week, November 21-25, the following clubs have reported that they will not meet.

  • Downtown (normally meets Wednesdays at Noon)
  • Llano Estacado (normally meets Wednesdays at Noon)
  • Toasters  (normally meets Thursday mornings at 7:00)
  • South Plains Club  (normally meets Thursdays at Noon)
  • Articulates  (normally meets Thursday evenings at 7:00)

In addition, the following clubs have reported that they will not meet during the week before Christmas, December 19-23.

  • DownTown (normally meets Wednesdays at Noon)
  • Toasters  (normally meets Thursday mornings at 7:00)
  • South Plains Club  (normally meets Thursdays at Noon)
  • Articulates (normally meets Thursday evenings at 7:00)

Finally, the following clubs will not meet the week before New Year’s, December 26-30.

  • DownTown (normally meets Wednesdays at Noon)
  • Llano Estacado  (normally meets Wednesdays at Noon)
  • South Plains Club  (normally meets Thursdays at Noon)
  • Articulates (normally meets Thursday evenings at 7:00)

All Clubs will resume their regular meeting schedules the first week in January.

From all Toastmasters in Lubbock, we wish you safe and happy holidays!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Division F Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests

Toastmasters from Lubbock were out in force at the Division F Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests hosted by the Enriched Toastmasters in Eunice, NM.  Representatives from Articulates, Downtown and South Plains Toastmasters clubs competed in the Humorous Speech and Evaluations Contests.

Daniel Linden, South Plains Toastmasters, did a great job in the Evaluation Contest.

Robyn Vaughn, Downtown Toastmasters, placed 3rd in the Evalution Contest.

Angelia Heare, Articulate Toastmasters, placed 2nd in the Evaluation Contests.

Mary Ann and Jack Gordon, both representing Articulates, made the audience laugh in the Humorous Speech Contest.

Toastmasters in Lubbock sends our Congratulations out to Doug Johnson, Pop-up Toastmaster in Midland, TX and Sam Alexander, Enriched Toastmasters in Eunice, NM for placing 1st in the Evaluation and Humorous Speech Contests respectively.

The District Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests will be held in conjunction with the District 23 Fall Conference, November 5, 2011 in Ruidoso, NM.  For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.district23.org/conference/.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Area 61 & 62 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests

Congratulations to all the contestants who competed in the Area 61 & 62 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests.

Advancing to the Division Contest October 22, 2011:

Evaluation – Area 61
Angelia Heare, Articulate Club
Danny Squire, Articulate Club

Evaluation – Area 62
Robin Vaughn, Downtown Toastmasters
Daniel Linden, South Plains Toastmasters

Humorous Speech – Area 61
Jack Gordon, Articulate Club
Mary Ann Gordon, Articulate Club

Humorous Speech – Area 62
Vanessa Pope, Downtown Toastmasters
Russ Pettit, South Plains Toastmasters

Click here for more pictures.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer TLIs for 2011

It’s 100 degrees in shade and you know what that means … it’s time to attend a TLI where we’ll crank up the air conditioning so high that you’ll think it’s December!
We will have two TLIs in Lubbock this summer.  The first is on Saturday, July 16th, and the second is on Tuesday, July 19th.  Please try to have at least 4 officers trained at one or the other of the two TLIs (it is not necessary to attend both … you’re welcome to but you don’t have to).
TLI on July 16
Location: LP&L Operations Center
Address: 404 Municipal Drive, Lubbock, TX (it’s about a quarter mile east of I-27 on Municipal Drive)
Map: Click here for a Google Map
Time: 9:00am to Noon
TLI on July 19
Location: Home Plate Diner on South University
Address: 7615 University Ave (right next to the Wienerschnitzel … it’s impossible to miss)
Map: Click here for a Google Map
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

See you there!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Division F Contests – Spring 2011

With contestants from all over Division F coming into Lubbock, the speakers lit up the stage with fantastic Table Topic responses and amazing International Speeches.

We appreciate all of our contestants for putting on a wonderful show.  And a special congratulations go out to our top finishers.

Table Topics

  • 1st Place – Patti Douglas of South Plains Toastmasters
  • 2nd Place – Sravani Hotha of Odessa Toastmasters Club

International Speech

  • 1st Place – Liz Avery of Llano Estacado Toastmasters
  • 2nd Place – Jan Crumpton of Permian Toastmasters Club

We wish Patti and Liz the best of luck as they go on to compete at the District 23 contest.

Click here for the photo album.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Division F Contests

The Division F Contests will be at the Sunset Church of Christ in Lubbock on April 9, 2011 at 12:30pm.
3723 34th Street (corner of Memphis and 34th)
Lubbock, TX

The contest begins at noon and the contestants’ and judges’ briefing begins at 12:00pm.

The 1st and 2nd place winners from the four Areas in Division F will be competing in both the Tall Tales and International Speech contests.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Articulate Toastmasters!

Update: Articulate Toastmasters celebrated their anniversary with a meeting that included lots of members, a guest speaker, and even a new member joining.  Click here for the full photo album.

Articulate Toastmasters is turning 25! We would love for all our members, past and present, and all our Toastmasters friends to join us for a special celebration meeting.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
7:00 pm
Lubbock Eye Clinic Conference Center
3702 34th Street
Lubbock, TX
Some of our former members we have lost contact with.  If you know anyone who used to be a member of our club, please spread the word about our special day.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Spring/Winter TLIs in Lubbock

Lubbock will host two TLIs this spring (aka winter since it’s still a little on the cold side). The first is Saturday, January 22nd, at the LP&L Operations Center (404 Municipal Drive) from 9am to noon. The second is Tuesday, Feburary 8th, at the Home Plate Diner at 7615 University Ave from 6pm to 9pm.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lubbock Toastmaster Honored

Lubbock Toastmaster Irma Rubio, a member of the Llano Estacado club, was named one of seven Hispanas of the Year by the Hispanic Association of Women. Irma was recognized in the Medical category.
Read the full story at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.