Spirited Speech Masters poses with Shibu Varghese and Dan Rex

Looking back at District Conference

For a myriad of reasons, many members of Toastmasters have yet to attend a District Conference, an annual event wherein members are encouraged to celebrate achievements, network with one another, and learn strategies for chapter development. The annual conference for District 56 was held last weekend, and three of our long-time members — Dawn, Joann, and Sally — all chose to attend, each for varying amounts of time. I asked them to share about their experiences to give the rest of us an idea of what to expect when we become First Timers ourselves.

Left to Right: Sally, Dawn, and Joann pose beside a sign for this year’s #MyWhy campaign.
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Toastmasters International Honors Shibu Varghese

The event on May 2, 2019 honoring Shibu Varghese and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center was a resounding success with great turn-out and several inspired speeches. Thanks to all of those in attendance, including Dan Rex, CEO of Toastmasters International, and Sheryle Warren, District Director for District 56. Thank you also to members of the Destined for Excellence and Spirited Speech Masters who contributed to the event’s success and smooth operation.

Congratulations again to Shibu Varghese, Senior VP of People and Business and Chief HR Officer to M.D. Anderson. Your continued support of the employee education and development provided by Toastmasters is greatly appreciated!

Here are a few of the photographs that were taken at the event: