Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Robyne Vaughn Named Area Governor of the Year

Robyne Vaughn
Robyne Vaughn, Area 62 Governor for the 2012-13 Toastmasters year, received District 23's Area Governor of the Year award on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the District 23 Fall Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Robyne and the other finalists, Irelanette Broadnax of El Paso and Jen Cody Martin of Albuquerque, were honored during the Hall of Fame luncheon during the conference and then Immediate Past District Governor TK O'Geary named Robyne as the recipient of the annual award.

Among other notable accomplishments, Robyne was one of only two Area Governors, along with Jen Cody Martin, to achieve a President's Distinguished area.  Robyne was recognized for her tireless marketing efforts.  She engineered the two largest demo meetings in the district's history and brought in over 300 audience members in the two events. She also worked orchestrated a "marketing tables" campaign that made contact with thousands of people across multiple locations and dates.

Robyne is a member of the Downtown club and a frequent visitor and helper to all the Toastmasters clubs in Lubbock.

Congratulations, Robyne!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rawls College of Business Demonstration Meeting

Monday night, Toastmasters from around Lubbock converged on the Rawls College of Business for a demonstration meeting with the Business Communication classes.

Past Area 62 Governor (2012-13) Robyne Vaughn worked closely with Texas Tech instructors Dianne Anderson and Grace Noyes to orchestrate the meeting, which has become an every-semester event.  Around 70 students attended the Monday night meeting which included current and past district officers as well as a number of members of the Eloquent Raiders club which meets on Texas Tech's campus in the School of Law.

Instructor Grace Noyes opens the meeting.

Instructor Dianne Anderson gives some
background information.

Tracy Thomason and Lt. Governor Marketing Jef Conn
answer a few questions.

Jennifer Brooks leads the meeting.

Uwe Beltz gives a presentation about Toastmasters.

Drew Simmons gives a presentation
about first impressions.

Grace Preston leads Table Topics.

Grace calls upon Jef for a Table Topics question.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tim Evans Advances to District Evaluation Contest

Tim Evans delivers during the
Division F Evaluation contest
Representing the WWJS Toastmasters club in Lubbock, Texas, Tim Evans won the Division F Evaluation contest on Saturday, October 5, 2013.  

Tim, also a member of the Downtown Toastmasters club in Lubbock, won the District 44 Evaluation contest in Fall 2006 when Lubbock was a part of District 44.  Tim is now going for his second District trophy.