Welcome to District 50 Toastmasters











blasting off from Duncanville, Texas


1) Book your hotel room

The link will take you right to event booking at the hotel with the dates already set.

 Friday, October 28Deadline for Receiving Discounted Rate $89

Please book your hotel rooms at the current rates, listed on the hotel website.

No Additional Rooms will be added
after this date at that rate!!!


1) Do you have B$B?

Check your Club’s Bookstore (B$B) Balance by contacting the Bookstore Team.


2) Register Your Club $125

Choose the option to pay for the club.

3) Register Yourself

1 – Once your club has paid, you can then register yourself for $0.

2 – If club has not paid, your cost is $40.

3- Guests are free with a purchase of meals. (See MENU)

About Gaurav

Speech Title – Analysis Paralysis

Description – Do you suffer from inaction? Do you have unfulfilled goals? Let me help you take your foot off the brakes and help you move in the direction of success.

Gaurav Shekhar is a two-time TedX speaker and a 6-time DTM. He is the Program Director of the Graduate Business Analytics Program at the University of Texas Dallas, JINDAL School of Management. He is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Information Systems area and teaches courses like Business Intelligence, Digital Consulting, and Robotic Process Automation to both graduates and Undergraduates. He was recently named as the 40 Under 40 Data Leaders for the year 2022 by CDO Magazine. He enjoys working with students and works with them across academic and non-academic areas. He has been instrumental in setting up student and corporate engagement programs at UT Dallas. He is one big believer in the concept of Servant Leadership which is the base of most of his initiatives. He is open to new ideas and feels that empowering the students is a great way to serve the school and the university. In 2021 he was awarded the Presidential Citation in Toastmasters at the International Convention, the highest award a member can receive in the organization.

About Anne

Speech Title – How to be a Better Leader

Description – Do you want to be a better leader? Great! Step #1, stop being a Jerk. No one wants to follow a Jerk. In this presentation you’ll learn a simple 3-step process to decrease your jerk factor and increase your leadership skill. Be there or be square.

Evaluation Educational session, Anne Barab, DTM, AS

The objective of an evaluation is to help the speaker grow. The human mind cannot grasp and implement multiple ideas at once. But it can latch onto an inspired single suggestion. Great evaluators identify the most crucial next step and unlock this clue as a gift to the speaker.


About Sarfaraz

Speech Title – Drive Your Dreams: A Combustion Formula forTurbocharging Your Dreams 

 Description – Many Americans have given up on their American Dream. Many have lost hope. Many are struggling. Sarfaraz Nazir, based on his experiences, will discuss three strategies that will help you succeed in life. The keynote -which will inspire and entertain you- will help you to turbocharge your dreams regardless of where you are in life. Sarfaraz who arrived in America with almost nothing will tell his story about his struggles and triumphs. You will walk away knowing that you can drive your dreams and live the American Dream.

Sarfaraz Nazir is a 5-time DTM and a 3-time World Championship of Public Speaking Semifinalist where he took 2nd place twice; he came in 2nd to Ed Tate, 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking. He has presented at major corporations, associations, and institutions like Lockheed Martin, Southwestern Bell, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, PhD students at Texas A&M University.

With an MBA and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, he has taught at Tarrant County College and UTA.

A Toastmaster since 1993, he was a speaker at the Toastmasters International annual convention in San Diego. He was District 50 Select Distinguished Area Director. for 2008-2009. He was named the District 25 Toastmaster of the Year.

He received the Professional Excellence award from the American Society for Training and Development. He is the co-author of Go Ahead and Laugh: A Serious Guide to Speaking with Humor.


T-Shirts are $15 if you Pre-Order and $20 at the door. Bookstore Bucks, Cash, Credit are all acceptable forms of payment.

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2) Don’t forget to do it as soon as possible! Launch your dreams with the T-Shirt and rocket towards the Fall Summit!


7:30AM – Registration Opens

7:55 AM – Official Welcome

8:00 AM – Breakfast (MENU)

8:00 AM – In-Person Silent Auction Starts

8:30 AM – Opening Skit

8:45 AM – Breakfast Featured Speaker – Gaurav Shekhar, DTM

9:30 AM – Morning Education Session (EDUCATION SESSIONS)

10:30 AM – Networking Session 1

11:00 AM – Hall of Fame

12:30 PM – Awards & Trophies

12:55 PM – Lunch (MENU)

1:30 PM – Featured Speaker – Sarfaraz Nazir, DTM

2:10 PM – Afternoon Education Session (EDUCATION SESSIONS)

3:00 PM – Relax to the Sounds of the D50 Music Ensemble

3:00 PM – First Timers’ Meet & Greet

3:35 PM – Mid-Afternoon Education Session (EDUCATION SESSIONS)

4:30 PM – Networking Session 2 – All Advanced Clubs

6:00 PM – Dignitary Parade

6:00 PM – Silent Auction Ends

6:15 PM – Dignitary Lineup

6:30 PM – Dignitary Parade

6:45 PM – Dinner & Roundtable Networking (MENU)

8:00 PM – Evening Featured Speaker – Anne Barab, DTM

8:35 PM – DTM Ceremony

10:00 PM – Photo Sessions

10:00 PM – Karaoke & Entertainment in Ballroom

10:00 PM – Hospitality Rooms Open


9:30AM – 10:20AM

1) Gaurav Shekhar, DTM: Using This Event to Maximize Your Networking Potential

2) Naomi Lawler, DTM: Purpose – Plan – Process: Managing Projects Successfully

3) Sarfaraz Nazir, DTM: How to Design, Develop Powerful, Polished Presentations

2:10PM – 3:00PM

1) Kim Richards, TC5, IP5: Listen Up! – The Art of Active Listening

2) Abby Wheeler, LD5, MS5: Unlock Your Creativity Using Tools to Help Promote Your Club

3) Pathways To DTM by Super DTMs Advanced Club & Kristy Pedersen, DD, DTM

3:35PM – 4:25PM

1) Kellie McMaster, DTM: Wielding Humor as a Sword

2) Anne Barab, DTM: Executing Effective Evaluations

3) Bala Subramanium, DTM: Podcasting: The Art of the Possible

8:00 AM


1) REGULAR – Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon & Sausage, Breakfast seasoned potatoes w/Bell Peppers & Onions, Fresh Fruits & Berries, Breads, Muffins & Condiments. Orange, Apple or Cranberry Juice. Regular & Decaf Coffee.

2) VEGETARIAN – Breakfast seasoned potatoes w/Bell Peppers & Onions, Fresh Fruits & Berries, Bread, Muffins & Condiments. Orange, Apple & Cranberry Juice. Regular & Decaf Coffee.

12:55 PM




1) Mixed Green Salad, Choice of Two Dressings

2) Cream of Broccoli Soup

3) House Made Crispy Potato Chips

4) Freshly Baked Breads, Sourdough, wheat, white

5) Assorted Meats; Turkey, Ham & Roast Beef

6) Assorted Cheeses; Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone

7) Fresh Vegetables; Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles

8) Baked Cookies & Brownies


1) Mixed Green Salad, Choice of Two Dressings

2) Cream of Broccoli Soup

3) House Made Crispy Potato Chips

4) Freshly Baked Breads, Sourdough, wheat, white

5) Assorted Cheeses; Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone

6) Fresh Vegetables; Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles

7) Baked Cookies & Brownies



Water & Ice Tea


6:30 PM



1) $35 – Blackened Tilapia With Mango Chutney Sauce. Loaded twice baked potato w/ bacon, cheese, & chives. Roasted corn w/bell peppers & onions.

2) $45 – Chicken Breast And Herb Garlic Shrimp. Loaded twice baked potato w/ bacon, cheese, & chives. Roasted corn w/bell peppers & onions.

3) $35 – Chicken Fried Steak With Country Cream Gravy. Loaded twice baked potato w/ bacon, cheese, & chives. Roasted corn w/bell peppers & onions.


1) $35 – Steamed pasta sauteed in bell pepper & onions. Loaded twice baked potato w/ cheese, & chives. Roasted corn w/bell peppers & onions.

3) VEGAN –

1) $40 – Steamed Pasta sauteed in bell pepper and onions Loaded Twice Baked Potato with chives ( NO BUTTER, SOURCREAM, CHEESE) Roasted Corn with bell peppers and onions.


1) Carrot Cake

2) Chocolate Cake


Water & Ice Tea Preset

Coffee w/dessert


Sign up using the link below to provide funds and/or food / drink items for the event


For more information, you can contact the Fall Summit Chair at the email listed.

Nimi Iyalla-Ipaye, DTM
2022 Fall Summit Chair

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.
  • 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..