Welcome to District 50 Toastmasters

Sonesta Suites Dallas Park Central

7800 Alpha Road
Dallas, TX 75240





Join us for an enriching, empowering, and engaging learning experience for all of District 50 Toastmasters’ members and guests.

There will be keynotes, 8 education sessions, power networking, Hall of Fame, Banner and Dignitaries Parade, Distinguished Toastmaster Ceremony, Silent Auction, Fun First Timers event, and more!

The Fall Conclave is both in-person and online virtually – YES, it’s hybrid. All in-person events will take place at the Sonesta Suites Dallas Park Central (7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX).

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4:00 PM
Registration, Silent Auction Starts

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
First Timers’ Networking

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
District 50 Networking Hour

6:30 PM
Banner Parade, Opening

7:00 PM
Plated Dinner

7:30 PM
Keynote Speaker: Jay Maymi
“Success Requires True G.R.I.T.”

8:25 PM
Leadership 2020-2021 Recognition

9:15 PM
Advanced Clubs’ Open House

9:30 PM
Hospitality Room Opens


7:15 AM

7:30 AM
Area Director Reports

9:00 AM
Saturday Morning Keynote: Steve Reed “Becoming the BEST You… You Must

Choose To Win”

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Education Sessions – 3 Choices

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Advanced Clubs’ Open House

12:00 PM
Box Lunch

12:45 PM
Hall of Fame

2:30 PM
Education Sessions – 3 Choices

3:30 PM
Education Sessions – 2 Choices


3:30 PM
Networking/Leadership Tea

4:30 PM
First Timers’ Reception

6:15 PM
Dignitary Parade, Inspiration


Welcome, Inspiration, Plated Dinner

Keynote Speaker, Mike Carr, WCPS 2020, “How to Build the Single Most Important Skill to Your Communication & Leadership Success”

DTM Ceremony

Closing Remarks, Photos of new DTM’s, all DTM’s

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

9:45 PM – 11:30 PM
Hospitality Room



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10:00 – 10:50

Winning with LinkedIn

Gaurav Shekhar, DTM


The world of networking has changed significantly with social media. Linkedin has emerged as the frontrunner for professional networking and brand building. Join us for an exciting session where you can learn to leverage Linkedin for the following: Professional Branding; Networking; Landing a job or next business opportunity; Generate Quality Content and market yourself.

10:00 – 10:50

Some of District 50’s best speakers will engage attendees in ways that will show how to boost the impact of future speeches. Learn in an atmosphere of fun from a panel of professional speakers with expertise as award-winning authors; business coaches, podcasters, and more.

10:00 – 10:50


Find the Funny in Your Speeches
Anne Barab, DTM, AS

Do you want to put more funny in your speeches? Learn 5 principles of the art and science of writing and delivering humor.

2:30 – 3:20


From Script to Stage: Preparing an Impactful Speech
Dr. Trillion Small

What does it take to be selected as a TEDx Speaker? What is it like to have done a TED Talk? The organizer of TEDxFrisco has the answers to these questions.

2:30 – 3:20

Mastering Presentations Utilizing DISC Principles
Steve Reed

Learn how to develop and deliver an engaging visual presentation designed to captivate everyone in your audience.

2:30 – 3:20

Evaluation Tips: Making It Simple as 1. 2. 3
Sharri Abii, DTM

If public speaking is an art…then giving an evaluation is the brush. Learn the basic fundamental components to designing your very own evaluation template and creating a verbal format in which to present.

3:30 – 4:20

OMG Your Talents: Own, Master, and Give Away
Valerie Hope, PM5

In this session you will identify and embrace your greatest strengths as a speaker and determine where to contribute your strengths in fulfilling ways.

3:30 – 4:20

“”In The Office CPR” Episode: Hands Only” (In person only)
Towauna Watson, DTM

When you need to act in the event of a cardiac arrest emergency, are you equipped to perform lifesaving measures? Come to this session and acquire a lifesaving skill!


  1. In-person. Come Friday Nov. 5th to Sonesta Suites 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, October 29th. 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.


  • 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.
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  • 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..