Welcome to District 50 Toastmasters

Please join us for the 2022 District 50 Spring Conference April 23rd – April 30th. This will be a unique experience where members and their guests are able to attend either virtually or in person.

Members may “zoom in” and watch the District Speech contests on April 23rd, 25th and 26th which will feature amazing talent from across the district. The conference will culminate with hybrid events on April 29th and 30th when members can attend virtually or travel to the beautiful Sheraton in McKinney for an unforgettable in-person experience. We will feature inspirational keynote speakers, educational sessions, networking for first timers, a banner parade, dignitary parade, silent auction, recognition of new Distinguished Toastmasters and a chance to mix and mingle at the hospitality suite.

Don’t hesitate, save the date and get registered for our District 50 Round up.

Diana Pritchard, DTM
2022 Spring Conference Chair
conference@d50tm.org

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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

4:00 PM
Registration, Silent Auction Starts

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Networking Hour

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Education Session: Darren LaCroix, DTM, WCPS

6:30 PM
Banner Parade, Opening

7:00 PM
Dinner

7:30 PM
Keynote Speaker: Del Harris

8:25 PM
District Contest Winners & Awards

9:15 PM
Advanced Clubs’ Open House

9:30 PM
Hospitality Room Opens

SATURDAY

7:15 AM
Registration

7:30 AM
Area Director Reports

9:00 AM
Saturday Morning Keynote:

Darren LaCroix, ATM, WCPS

10:15 AM
Education Sessions – 3 Choices – TBA

11:15 AM
Advanced Clubs’ Open House

12:15 PM
Lunch Buffet

12:45 PM
Keynote Speaker: Lark Doley, DTM, PIP

1:15 PM
Hall of Fame

2:30 PM
Education Sessions – TBA

3:30 PM
Education Sessions – TBA

 

3:30 PM
Networking/Leadership Tea

4:30 PM
First Timers’ Reception

6:15 PM
Dignitary Parade, Inspiration

SATURDAY NIGHT PROGRAM

6:30PM
Welcome, Inspiration, Plated Dinner

7:00PM
Keynote Speaker:
Monnica Rose, DTM, ID, PDG

7:45PM
DTM Ceremony

8:15 PM
District Officers Installation, Closing Remarks

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Dancing/Entertainment

9:45 PM – 11:30 PM
Hospitality Room

 

JOIN THE BANNER PARADE

  1. In-person. Come Friday April 29th to Sheraton McKinney by 6:15pm with your club banner and banner stand.
  2. Virtual: Send a picture of your club members with your banner to bannerparade@d50tm.org by Friday, April 22nd. Be creative! Submit images in .jpg or .png format.
  3. Provide a fun fact about your club: how many DTM’s? All charter members are still part of the club? We would love to know!

Confident Leaders

  • Our club is rich with former, current and aspiring Toastmaster leaders, including district directors. We naturally focus on leadership. Thirty minutes is reserved at our meetings for discussion or a debate on topics related to leadership.
  • We meet the third Tuesday of each month. 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
  • Our hybrid meetings allow members and guests to join virtually or in person at Granite Park Building 1, 5800 Granite Parkway on Plano TX 75024.
  • Club website: CLeaders.toastmastersclubs.org
  • Contact for club: Dan Reeder, VPPR, dsreeder462069@gmail.com
  • Club number: 07479372
  • Membership requirements: Confident Leaders is open to past, current, and future leaders.

The Evaluators

  • Our advanced club is for evaluations. We offer everyone attending an opportunity to speak, including evaluations of the evaluators.
  • When: We hold a hybrid meeting every second Thursday, 7:00 - 8:15pm.
  • Where: La Madeleine’s, 8008 TX-121, Suite 100, Frisco, TX 
  • Website: https://TheEvaluators.ToastmastersClubs.org
  • Contact: Robert Srb,  President, 214.686.3098, groovy1004@sbcglobal.net
  • Club Number: 01761504
  • Membership requirements: no membership requirements

Park Central Toastmasters

  • Park Central offers 43 years of experience, excellence and Toastmasters educational programming to help support our members’ goals. We achieve this through our unique meeting format focused on providing members up to six opportunities to give formal speeches.
  • When: We meet online by Zoom the third Sunday of each month, 1:00 to 3:00pm 
  • A typical Park Central monthly program includes four to six prepared 5 - 7 minute speeches:
    • First speech focuses on “Tips on Excellence”
    • Two more speeches from Pathways program
    • One Pathways editorial speech which expresses an opinion
    • One Pathways rebuttal speech which expresses an opposing view to the editorial speech. The rebuttal speech is prepared after hearing the editorial speech with often only FIVE minutes to prepare. This can challenge the most experienced Toastmaster! It is a little scary!
    • Evaluations for each prepared speech:   The Evaluations given at the club are motivating, effective, and balanced.
    • Table Topics:   Park Central Members Are Known for Creative Answers to Challenging Questions.
  • Club website: http://parkcentral.toastmastersclubs.org/ 
  • Club Contacts:
    • Stephanie Moses, DTM, VP Membership: 214-498-3711
    • Anne Barab, DTM, Accredited Speaker, Treasurer: 214-293-9009
    • Jyotsna D. Pai, DTM, President: 214-403-0331
  • Club Number: 4095
  • Membership requirement:  Completed Pathways Level 2 and working on Level 3 (or completed Competent Communicator from the Legacy program)

Let's Talk Club

  • We are the enhanced advanced club. We can mentor Toastmasters on an array of speaking and leadership skills. Examples are creating and delivering speeches, impromptu speaking (We have an Impromptu Speech Contest most years.), evaluations, anything related to speech contests, TLI training, one-on-one mentoring, and many more areas. 
  • When: We meet on the second Sunday of the month from 2:30 to 4:00pm. 
  • Where: Our meetings are in-person only at Meadows Baptist Church, 3001 Los Rios Boulevard, Plano, TX 75074. We meet in Building 3001A (the “Love” portable building, just south and close to the main church building). The Meadows complex is directly across the street from Plano East Senior High School.
  • Club website: https://letstalktx.toastmastersclubs.org/ contact-695532@toastmastersclubs.org   (This goes to our VP Membership Lisette Cumberland.)
  • Club number: 695532
  • Membership requirements: At least two levels in Pathways.

Prostmasters

  • Networking, as well as giving speeches in a non-traditional environment, is our specialty.
  • When: Meeting time varies based on events, but the third Tuesday of the month is our standard, 7:00pm CT.
  • Where: Location where you meet: We meet at local breweries or pubs; therefore, it varies.
  • Contact: Robert Sessions, robertsessions@hotmail.com
  • Club Number: 06613239
  • We meet mainly in person, but we can set up hybrid.
  • Membership requirement: New members must be a member of another Toastmasters club.

Roving 49ers

  • Roving 49ers is a place where past, present, and future leaders gather in a relaxed setting in a member’s home to share their successes and challenges and to learn the art of successful leadership. Roving 49ers has become a forge where leaders are honed, all while relaxing in a fun atmosphere, and enjoying a great meal and the camaraderie of fellow Toastmasters. Over the past 35 years our unique combination has made us THE destination for Toastmasters interested in furthering their leadership skills.
  • When: We meet on the second Saturday of each month. In-person potluck starts at 6:00pm CT; hybrid meeting begins at 7:00pm CT.
  • Where: Members' homes in a hybrid meeting.
  • Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083688521307
  • Contact: Kathie Clark, DTM,  kaclark50@verizon.net
  • Club Number: 6590
  • Membership requirement: Roving 49ers is open to past, current, or future Toastmaster leaders.

Super DTMs

  • We assist and mentor Toastmasters who are working towards their DTM.
  • When: We meet online on the second Thursday of each month, 6:30pm
  • Where: We meet online only.
  • Contact: Diana Pritchard, pritchard.diana@gmail.com 
  • Club Number 07026328
  • Membership requirement: Membership is open to those who already belong to another Toastmaster club.

Tyler Advanced Toasties

  • We focus on thorough evaluations and leadership opportunities to motivate and assist members in growing their leadership skills. 
  • When: We meet on the second Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm
  • Where: Hybrid Meetings. We meet via Zoom and in person at Tyler Innovation Pipeline, 217 East Oakwood Street, Tyler, TX 75702
  • Facebook: Tyler Advanced Toasties 
  • Contact: Diana Pritchard, pritchard.diana@gmail.com
  • Club Number: 7463287
  • Membership requirement: Membership is open to all Toastmasters who are members of another Toastmaster club..