Thursday, November 2, 2017

Too Much Fun in Albuquerque!


On the weekend of October 27-29, 2017, WWJS Toastmasters Gary Johnson, Cletis Tatum, Franklin Baggerman, and Matthew Kennel (pictured above) joined over 200 Toastmasters from throughout District 23 in Albuquerque, NM for the fall district conference.


This Star Wars themed conference, "May the Voice Be With You," was full of colorful costumes, Star Wars puns and jokes, and glow stick lightsabers, but most of all it was full of fun, fellowship, and life lessons.

Highlights of the conference included our very own Matt Kennel competing on behalf of Division F in the evaluation contest, Matt and Cletis getting to be coached one on one by internationally known speaker Patricia Fripp, and getting to witness fellow Area 65 Toastmasters Cliff and Taryn Colvin be honored with many others from District 23 for achieving the highest educational award bestowed in Toastmasters, the Distinguished Toastmaster award (DTM).








ARTICLE WRITTEN BY MATTHEW KENNEL
PICTURES BY DISTRICT23
EDITED AND POSTED BY PARKER WALDROP