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Toastmasters Is...Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Through our member Clubs, people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change.
District MissionThe mission of the District is to enhance the performance and extend the network of Clubs, thereby offering greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from the Toastmasters educational program by:
- Focusing on the critical success factors as specified by the District educational and membership goals.
- Insuring that each Club effectively fulfills its responsibilities to its members.
- Providing effective training and leadership opportunities for Club and District Officers.
Visit a Toastmasters ClubGuests are always welcome at any of our meetings. With so many great clubs in Missouri and Illinois, you're sure to find one just right for you! To locate a club with a convenient meeting time and location, visit the Toastmasters International Find a Club Near You web page. Toastmasters has so much to offer. Don't miss the opportunities!!
Dori J. Drummond, DTM, PDG
It is with deep sadness and great regret that I am notifying you of the death of Past Select Distinguished District Governor Dori J. Drummond, DTM. Dori was a fighter to the end, having survived for over 9 hours without the assistance of life support. She passed away Monday, May 20, 2013. We in District 8 and throughout all of Toastmasters are saddened by the sudden change of events in the life of a person who has touched so many.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 25th at Bisch & Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen, Springfield, IL 62703. Their phone number is (217) 544-5424. Visitation will be from 11:00 am-12:30 pm after which the procession will leave from the funeral home for grave side services at Roselawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, her family has requested that any donations be made to the Omer Roberts Scholarship Fund. For donations for Dori Drummond, individual donors should send a check payable to "Toastmasters International" and mail them to World Headquarters, Toastmasters International, (Attention Finance Dept.) 23182 Arroyo Vista, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-2620 with a memo line stating "District 8 Omer Roberts Inmate Scholarship Fund."
A special issue of the District 8 Newsletter The Communic~8 is going to be produced which will focus entirely on the life and impact that Dori had on Toastmasters. Anyone wanting to share memories, thoughts, wishes or stories regarding Dori may mail these to the editor, Joan York at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions to be included in this special issue is June 10th at 5:00 pm C.D.T. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with Dori’s family as they go through this challenging time. Should you have any questions, please let me know.
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Curtis Scroggins, DTM, District Governor
Early Bird Officer Training & June TLI Coming up
Early Bird Recognition
Congratulations to the 10 clubs who met the criteria for April
Click Here to see who they are.
District 8 1+1 ProgramClick Here
The May Communic~8 is hereTo read the latest issue please Click Here
New Club LeadsOne of the most stimulating and rewarding ways to introduce the benefits of Toastmasters membership to others is by organizing a new club. To learn more Click Here.
District 8 Incentive AwardsDistrict 8 has an incentive program in progress for clubs and individual members.
To learn more about the program Click Here.