District-Wide Club Growth Contest

District 8 is hosting a membership drive that lasts through October 31. The club must add at least 3 new members. The three clubs in the district that have the greatest net growth during this time will win prizes. 1st place $100 gift certificate to Toastmasters International Plaque or trophy for club 2nd place $50 Read more ➡

Mentor a New Gavel Club!

Step up and be a mentor! Rosalind and Josh were recently asked to mentor a new gavel club that is part of Connections to Success. Connections to Success is a nonprofit that helps people find jobs. It is especially focused on helping the long-term unemployed, recently released convicts, and those experiencing multi-generational poverty. Check out Read more ➡

New Club Officers

By Marcia Mannen On June 10 we held elections for club officers. There were speeches, laughter, and the passing of the gavel. Here the new officers share some of their darkest secrets, reasons they joined Toastmasters, and their plans for the club. Josh Lawrence, President Josh once sang a speed metal song in a band competition Read more ➡

For the Seoul

By Chris Presley After spending eight days in Seoul, South Korea, as part of the Global Diversity Overseas Seminar Program, I not only have a better appreciation for South Korean culture, but have also gained a closer relationship with five other WUSTL staff members who traveled with me. Months of reading and discussing Korean culture Read more ➡

A Successful TLI

By Anna Eggemeyer This summer’s District 8 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI), was a smashing success. Hosted by WUSTL Speaks, it attracted more than 200 attendees to Seigle Hall on Saturday, June 20. Many attendees remarked how organized the day was. The conference, chaired by Rosalind Early, featured keynote speaker Steve Malter from the Olin Business School, Read more ➡