Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall 2013 Humorous, Evaluation Divison F Contests

Lt. Governor Marketing Jef Conn is excited!
Are you?
The Fall 2013 Division F contests for the Humorous Speech and Evaluation contests will be in Lubbock on Saturday, October 5th, in the Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech School of Law.

Contestants from Clovis to Ft. Stockton and Lubbock to Roswell will converge in Lubbock to determine who will advance to the District 23 contest in Santa Fe, NM, on October 18 and 19, 2013.

The contest begins at 1pm (central time), but contestants and judges should arrive by 12:30pm for the briefings.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Amy Zientek Receives Rising Star Award

Amy Zientek
Toastmasters member Amy Zientek received the Texas Travel Industry Association's Rising Star Award on September 23, 2013, for her leadership and commitment to the Texas Travel industry.

The full story can be found here:

Amy is the director of sales for Visit Lubbock and has been a member of the Toasters Club for 5 years.

Congratulations Amy!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Area 61/62 Humorous and Evaluation Contest Results

Lt. Governor Marketing Jef Conn welcomes the
audience to the Area 61 & 62 Fall Contests
The Texas Tech School of Law, home to the Eloquent Raiders club, hosted the Area 61 & 62 Humorous Speech and Evaluation contests this morning.

Area Governors Ernee Kozyreff and Uwe Beltz put the contest together and recruited Jef Conn, our district's Lieutenant Governor Marketing, to take the role of Toastmaster.  Additionally, Ernee covered the chief judge duties while Uwe embraced the role of test speaker for the Evaluation contest.

The first and second place finishers will advance to the Division F contest on Saturday, October 5th, at the Texas Tech School of Law.

The contest results are:

Area 61 - Humorous SpeechArea 62 - Humorous Speech
1st - Amber Marsh1st - Patrick McMahan
2nd - Weston Waldo
3rd - Lakshmi Muthu Kumar
Area 61 - EvaluationArea 62 - Evaluation
1st - Zhiqiang Wu1st - Tim Evans
2nd - Lakshmi Muthu Kumar

Area 61 Humorous - Lakshmi Kumar, Jef Conn, and
Weston Waldo (Amber Marsh not pictured)
Area 62 Humorous - Jef Conn and Patrick McMahan
Area 61 Evaluation - Zhiqiang Wu, Jef Conn, and
Lakshmi Kumar
Area 62 Evaluation - Jef Conn and Tim Evans
Jef interviews the contestants
Uwe Beltz delivers the test speech for the
Evaluation contest
Good luck at Division, everyone!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Eloquent Raiders - Sponsor & Mentor

Congratulations to Yukun Chen and Stacy Cain for getting their Club Sponsor and Club Mentor awards, respectively, for their work with Lubbock's newest club, Eloquent Raiders.

The Club Sponsor and Club Mentor roles are important for the successful growth of new Toastmasters clubs.  Because of the work involved, this process is one of the biggest steps towards achieving the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award.  Having completed this, Yukun is one step closer to her DTM.  For Stacy, it was the last step remaining before she earned her DTM, so she sent in the paperwork for both at the same time.

Congratulations ladies!  And thank you for helping Lubbock's newest club get off to a great start!

Yukun shows off her Club Sponsor certificate.

Llano Estacado president Amber Marsh (left) presents
Stacy Cain with her DTM plaque.