Newsletter – Area 42

Area 42 - Area News & Events

October 2015

Area Director's Message

Susan Eyres
Area 42 Director

October is my favorite month. It marks the beginning of cooler weather, colorful leaves, and wiener roasts. It's also an excellent time to step back and examine your goals before the hectic holiday season kicks off. I encourage all of you to evaluate the progress you have made and then create a plan for staying on track. I want everyone to achieve successes, big or small, so don't wait until spring to focus on your goals.

Area 42 Humorous & Table Topics Contest Results

Humorous Speech Contest

1stDarrell Richards of State Farm Twin Lakes
2ndKate Shelton of State Farm Talk of the Town

Table Topics Contest

1stNicole Bagby of State Farm Summit Speakers
2ndKate Shelton of State Farm Talk of the Town

Our first and second place winners will represent their clubs and Area 42 at the Division D Contests. That contest will be Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at State Farm Corporate South, room J104. Briefings will begin at 6:00 PM and the contest beginning at 6:30 PM.

Congratulations to all of our contest winners.

Area 42 Table Topics / Humorous Speech Contestants

Toastmasters Go BIG! Believe In Greatness – November 13 and 14

Registration is now open for the Fall Conference. Early bird registration is only $35.00 (meals extra). Sign up now, early bird pricing ends October 18.

  • Friday Night: Table Topics Contest and Entertainment.
  • Saturday: Business Meeting, Opening Ceremony, Keynote, Educational Sessions and Humorous Speech Contest
  • Keynote: Jim Key - 2003 World Champion of Public Speaking

More information at

Update Personal Information

Have you moved? Gotten a new phone number? Changed primary email address? If any of these apply to you, please log in to and update your personal information. District leaders occasionally need to use this information to contact you.

Update Club Info

All clubs are asked to review their meeting information and website details that are on file with Toastmasters International. District 54 will be pulling these details into the new district website.

Club Visits

Club visits have been scheduled during October. I will be reaching out to Club Presidents to confirm dates.

Educational Awards

Advanced Leadership Silver (ALS) awarded to Nicole Bagby, ACS, ALS (Summit Speakers)

New Members in September

  • Satish Satyam (TEK Talk)

Dates to Remember

October 1 Membership Dues Renewals Due
October 20Division D Speech Contest
Corporate South, J104
Briefings 6:00PM/Contest 6:30PM
November 13 – 14D54 Fall Conference
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
201 Broadway Ave
Normal IL 61761

October Anniversaries

  • Brett Young, CC (Twin Lakes) – 14
  • Valerie Legare, CC (Talk of the Town) – 6
  • Jennifer Claucherty, CC (Summit Speakers) – 3
  • Patricia Richard, CC, CL (TEKsystems) – 3
  • Kenneth Sanders (TEKsystems) – 2
  • John Dougherty (Twin Lakes) – 1
  • Sona Patel (Twin Lakes) – 1
  • Jennifer Williams (Twin Lakes) – 1
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