A Toastmaster prison club encourages inmates to discover their voice while developing leadership skills. This experience gives them the tools they need to be successful when they leave prison. The best part is that studies show that offenders tend not to re-offend after completing the Toastmaster’s educational programs, which contributes to a drastically lower recidivism […]
Encourage your club members to invite others with this handout. Reasons to visit are detailed in simple talking points. Flyer is conveniently setup in a 2-up format and prints neatly in color or black and white.
Area 21 (Beaufort and Jasper counties) is more connected to Savannah than a metropolitan area in South Carolina. So it was logical that WASV Channel 3 from Savannah ran a story on Ridgeland, the second D-58 club in a South Carolina correctional facility. From a demographer’s view, both Ridgeland and FastTrackers of Hilton Head Island […]
Michael Unks is a semifinalist in the world’s largest speech contest. Unks, a member of Greenwave Gabbers Toastmasters Club (Summerville, SC) surpassed fierce competition to win over the judges at the District 58 finals on April 23.
The Dolphin club was formed in 1967 at the U.S. Navy Fleet Ballistics Training Center. Thomas O’Brien, a charter member of Dolphins, now resides with his wife in Chaplin, SC. He shared a scrapbook of memories of how Toastmasters affected his life as a leader both in the Navy and civilian life.
“I was in total shock. All I could do was look at my family with my eyes full of tears. . . I am grateful that I chose to join Toastmasters,” said Cherisse. “I know in my heart they played a vital part in me becoming MS South Carolina Plus America Supreme 2017!!”
Dolphin Club celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, May 13 at 5:30 pm. In attendance were Dana Swarner and Bob Swarner, current and incoming District 58 TRIO members and prior district governors, Carroll Cash and Ellen Reid. Chartered in April 1967, the club memorabilia at the affair included a President’s Distinguished award from 1973. In […]
A Toastmasters’ labor of love and an act of generosity bring hope and skills to inmates of correctional facilities.
Running Successful Speech Contests: Learn the tricks and traps from an expert. District 58 Club Growth Director, Bob Swarner, DTM, shares some lessons learned, gives helpful tips, and facilitates a discussion.
You can see Lamanda Gaskins DTM, PDG, former judge of the finals of the International Speech contest, at this one-hour webinar.
D-58 Ambassadors have been going abroad and domestically visiting other clubs. So far the list comprises multiple clubs outside South Carolina as well as four foreign locations. However, with the contest season upon us, there is no need to go far and wide. Area and above contests do not qualify, but club contests count!
Toastmasters District 58 Speakers Bureau Winter Conference, Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost: $25 (includes session and lunch).
Women’s Empowerment Toastmasters ‘Coming Out Gathering’ You’re invited to come check us out at our Women’s Empowerment Toastmasters club meeting! We are 1of 8 women’s clubs in the country and right here in Greenville SC!!! Hello??!!! Whatever goals you’re working on…your communication and/or leadership goals…join us! INVITE YOUR EMPOWERED FRIEND GIRLS!!! Friday Feb. 3, 2017 6:30 – 7:30 Earth Fare 3620 Pelham Rd,Greenville, SC 2961
Determined Area Director mentors a struggling corporate club back to success. Step-1: Secure buy-in commitment from corporate leadership…
This episode features an interview with John Kerwin, host of The John Kerwin Show, a late-night show on DIRECTV. Listen as he shares about his experience as a new Toastmaster and offers his ideas on how new members can make an impact and how clubs can reduce their turnover rate. John Kerwin hosts The John Kerwin […]
What can you expect at the Toastmasters District 58 Speakers Bureau Winter Conference? Here’s the list of speakers and topics: Lefford Fate – (Speaker and Leadership Coach of It’s Your Fate: Life Career and Relationship Coaching) Your Body Speaks Sharon Durgin – (Self-published author of “Marty and the Christmas Eve Surprise” and District 58 Past […]
Wendell Ray Partain, Sr., age 79, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at AnMed Health Medical Center. Ray had been a member of the Anderson Toastmasters since September of 2008. Additionally, the Georgia native was a member, officer and director of myriad civic, professional and religious organizations. He retired from Owens Corning Fiberglas after more […]
Scott and Kat Stellern’s almost one-year old daughter passed away recently. Harper Ann Stellern was born prematurely and spent several months in the NICU before coming home. Scott is past president of Fluor TMs Club.
At TEDx in Charleston on October 20, two District 58 Toastmasters took to the stage to address rising sea levels and how prisons can better serve the mentally ill.
Three members of FastTrackers, the Hilton Head Toastmasters International club, will be going to Ridgeland Correctional Institute on a regular basis. Ridgeland is now home to the second Toastmasters club in a South Carolina correctional facility.
District 58 ambassador program took off and is climbing.
Six District-58 clubs won Smedley Awards for adding five or more new members during August and September.
You can become an ambassador of District-58 simply by visiting meetings at other clubs. After recording only three visits, your status as a District 58 Club Ambassador will be noted the district website! A presentation of Ambassadors’ “credentials” will be part of the Spring Conference. Since you will be an ambassador sans portfolio, you have […]
District 58 offers sincere condolences to the family of fellow Toastmaste Timothy Reeves.
Toastmasters International Director Matt Kinsey, visiting South Carolina to attend the District 58 Fall Conference on October 29, was interviewed on WRHI, Rock Hill, on October 27. Myron Brown, ACB, ALB, DC , VPPR of the Rock Hill Toastmasters Club joined him on the Palmetto Mornings radio program hosted by Chuck Boozer and Freddi Hammer. The interview is […]
Candace Thompson walked into her first meeting of the Raconteurs Club (5903) in February 2016. By early October, the newly-minted CC and VP Education had won the right to represent Division C in the Fall Evaluation Contest. She placed second in the divisional humorous speech contest. Her success story is the cover feature of the first […]
Toastmasters from across District 58, literally from Greenville to Hilton Head, took part in the TEDx Greenville Salon Open Mic on September 20, 2016. From Left: Brian Woolf, DTM; Alisha Taylor, ACS; Wynne Smith, DTM, Sharon Durgin, DTM, Angie Durham, ACB; J.D. Daniel CC; and Rex Gale, ACS.
SCIWAY is a state-wide (not state operated) web site of where to go and what to do in South Carolina. Under the category Organizations a page is devoted to Toastmasters clubs. There is no cost for listing your club with a link to your web site. Since SCWAY is optimized for Google, this should boost […]
Important news from our “moonwalking” District Director.
Check out this link from Bob Swarner, Director of Club Development, about building or revitalizing a mentoring program in your club.