Congratulations, Elly Hard!

Elly was awarded with the annual SERVANT LEADER APRON AWARD… “For service, excellence, commitment to others, serving as a mentor to her fellow members and for motivating others to give their best while demonstrating the values of the Dining Out Toastmasters Club” SERVANT LEADER APRON AWARD.

Toastmaster Kim Stengel Performs in Sister Act

Toastmaster Kim Stengel joined Toastmasters in February 2017.  She is currently the Club President of Kingwood Toastmasters. Did you know Kim also enjoys a career spanning 48 years on Broadway and stages across 50+ countries and 4 continents?  Notably, Kim is the longest-running Diva in the history of The Phantom of the Opera, having performed […]

Michele Cuellar with Ramona Smith

In July of 2019 Michele Cuellar, Area Director, was installing officers for the Young Professional’s Toastmasters.  Ramona Smith, the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking, was giving a speech in that meeting. What a delight to see the “Ladybug Speaker” deliver a speech!

My Awards by Division L Area Director, Marie Goradia

Top Left: My Ice breaker was a big hit, and the club gave me the “Best Ice Breaker” trophy. It was followed by “The most informed and balanced speech” and the “Best Humorous Speech.” I was excited about speaking and entered the Tall Tales and International Speech Contest. I won First Place in the Club and Area Contest for both speeches. It […]

First Two Clubs in District 56 Complete the New Digital Speechcraft Program Coordinated by Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM

District 56 member, Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, successfully coordinated and completed the first two digital Speechcraft programs. The first club she successfully coordinated a Speechcraft program is VNS Voices Toastmasters Club where she is President. A few weeks later, Elizabeth went on to successfully coordinate a second digital Speechcraft program with League City Toastmasters where she […]

A Chat with Samantha Smith, Region 5 Semifinalist

District 56 member Samantha Smith is one of two winners in the Region 5 Quarterfinals and will advance to the International Speech Contest Semifinals! The speech contest semifinals will take place during the Toastmasters International 2021 Virtual Convention, August 23-28. Semifinals winners automatically receive a complementary registration to the Toastmasters International Convention! Learn more about […]

Congratulations to Elly Hard – 1st Place – D56 Humorous Speech Contest

When sharing her tips for getting a DTM, Elly shared, “Attend at least one meeting a week for 25 years and you’ll have 3-4 DTM’s.”  She definitely knows what she is talking about! Elly Hard has been in Toastmaster’s for over 25 years, a member of numerous clubs in the district, and has several DTM’S. […]