Joe B. Roles, 1932-2019

Joe B. Roles, age 86, of Annandale, VA and formerly of Union, WV, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at his home in Annandale, VA. Born December 14, 1932 near Union, WV, he was the son of the late Brown S. Roles and Myrtle Talbott Roles. Joe graduated from Union High School and went... Continue Reading →

2019 Mid-Year Gala on November 16, 2019 – Register Now!

Toastmasters is synonymous with Service, Leadership, and Communication. Toastmasters is also synonymous with throwing a good old-fashioned shindig. Hence, please join us at the Mid-Year Recognition Gala as we honor the achievements of fellow Toastmasters. Awards from 2019 - 2020 will include District 29 Distinguished or better Clubs, Areas, and Divisions. Educational awards starting July... Continue Reading →

From Speaker to Trainer

Sign up to attend this extremely effective and interesting workshop on becoming a highly effective trainer. Learn the differences between a regular speaker, a lecturer and a trainer. Do you want to be a successful trainer, facilitator & presenter?Do you want to present at District 29's Toastmasters Leadership Institutes (TLIs)?Do you want to learn techniques,... Continue Reading →

District 29 Contest Kit and Materials

As the Contest season gets underway, please use the following materials as the full and final contest materials. PLEASE DISCARD ANY OTHER CONTEST MATERIALS YOU MAY HAVE! All contest scripts used in any contest SHOULD have a footer stating it is the District 29 Official Script and a 2019 date. Please download the files from... Continue Reading →

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District 29 Virtual District Council Meeting

Notice of Virtual District Council Meeting: Per Toastmasters International bylaws, policies and protocols, we must conduct a virtual business meeting in the Fall to approve the district budget, approve appointments made by the district director, and present required reports.  We will be conducting this year’s meeting on Monday, September 23, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. ... Continue Reading →

FIND YOUR PATH WITH THE NEW TOASTMASTERS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTES

Dear District 29 Leaders You may have noticed that the TLI Curricula for the Summer 2019 session have begun to include sessions beyond the 12:00 point! You may have wondered to yourself, “What are they up to now?” Part of being a Toastmaster member and leader is the opportunity and joy of learning new things.... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year fellow District 29 Toastmasters! July 1 marked the beginning of the new 2019-2020 program year and I am proud to have had the opportunity to serve as your District Director during a period of significant changes. Some of these changes we experienced last year included: ·         1st full year with the Pathways Education Program... Continue Reading →

Find your Path this Toastmaster Year

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Toastmasters program year! Our theme this year is “Find Your Path.” Beyond the obvious reference to getting started in Pathways, this is a reminder to look at your larger Toastmasters journey and life, focusing on your hopes for your personal and professional future.  We believe that Toastmasters can be the vehicle... Continue Reading →

Would you like to improve your memory?

Have you ever marveled at how experienced speakers and evaluators can speak fluently without notes or with minimal usage of notes? Many of us would like to improve our memories, but we are not sure if improvement is possible and if possible we are not sure what tricks or techniques would work for us. Dr.... Continue Reading →

10 Ways that Toastmasters Can Have a Positive Effect on Your Love Life

We all know Toastmasters has many benefits for your professional development in competency areas such as public speaking, interpersonal communication, and leadership. However, Toastmasters has many benefits that go far beyond the workplace and can potentially improve your personal life as well. Since it is Valentines day, we came up with 10 ways that Toastmasters... Continue Reading →

Engaging Humor Path has arrived!

This is no joke. There is now an 11th Path in the Toastmasters Pathways Learning Experience and it is the Engaging Humor path. This path just launched around the world TODAY and is brand new to Pathways. Engaging Humor is only offered online and is available to all members. Its projects, which include titles such... Continue Reading →

Nominations Are Open for 2019-2020 District 29 Leadership Positions

It is once again that time of year – the time to nominate leaders who are committed to the future success of District 29. District Leadership provides an opportunity for members to make a significant contribution to the success of our organization while at the same time developing their own leadership skills. Serving as 1... Continue Reading →

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