District 50, Club 4154

We meet every Friday Morning at 6:30 at

Happy's Fish House

 2202 E. 5th Street, Tyler 75701


Mission Statement

The mission of our Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. 
     President - Bruce Faulkner                 

     VP Education - Dr. Mark Edge        

     VP Membership - Amy Proctor     

     VP Public Relations - Xander Wick                

     Secretary - Melanie Wick, MD  

    Treasurer - Karen Thompson

     Sergeant at Arms - Dr. Tommy Gilbreath  

Why Join Tyler Morning Toastmasters?

Be noticed for communicating like a leader.

Grow professional and social networks.

Join us at our next meeting.


Area 14 Speech Contest: 2/24/18 at 8:00 AM 

Eastern Division Speech Contest: 4/21/18 at 9:00 AM

District 50 Spring Conference: Friday 4/27/18 at 4:00 PM through Sunday 4/29/18 11:00 AM

Tyler Morning Toastmasters Schedule

February 16th, 2018

6:30 am Fridays at Happy's Fish House

Toastmaster - Melanie Wick
Table Topics - Karen Thompson
General Evaluator - Bill Whitehurst
Joke Master / Vote Counter - Diane Martin

Speakers - 
Bruce Faulkner
Bob Turner

Evaluators - 
Glenda Dziema
Dr. Mark Edge
Jim Perkins

Ah Counter - Wayne Lewis
Grammarian - Rodney Shepherd
Timer - Bobby Garmon
Invocator - Kristin Parker
Quote Master - Amy Proctor

Tyler Morning Toastmasters

Meeting in Review

Date: February 2nd, 2018


Members Present: Margo Ballew, Glenda Dziema, Dr. Mark Edge, Bruce Faulkner, Dr. Tommy Gilbreath, Diane Martin, Judy Miller, Amy Proctor,

Bob Skorkowsky, Karen Thompson, Kevin Vietzke, and Melanie Wick


Guests: Dan Trent, Sara Weiss, Kristin Thompson


Invocator – Diane Martin

Toastmaster – Bob Skorkowsky

General Evaluator –Judy Miller


JokeMaster – Glenda Dziema


Table Topic Master – Dr. Mark Edge

Table Topics Speaker #1 – Kevin Vietzke – 1:36

Table Topics Speaker #2 – Margo Ballew – 1:35

Table Topics Speaker #3 – Diane Martin – 1:14


Speaker #1 – Melanie Wick – 30:05


Evaluator #1 -  Dr. Tommy Gilbreath – 4:14


Timer – Karen Thompson

Ah Counter – Kristin Thompson

Grammarian – Amy Proctor

Word of the Day – affinity – natural liking



Table Topics – Diane Martin

Big 3 – Judy Miller


Quote Master – Kevin Vietzke

Quote of the Day – “Never, Never, Never give up.” – Winston Churchill

 Never, never, never give up. - Winston Churchill

Announcements – Officer Training January 10th, 2018

Begin your Pathways journey at 



Log in or to Set your Log in information:

  1. Click Log in
  2. Click forgot password
  3. Enter the email you used when you signed up as a member
  4. Toastmasters will send you a link to set or re-set your password

Click here Learn more about Pathways.


Read the Navigator.


If you would like to get started with your Ice Breaker before Pathways begins you can access the 

Ice Breaker interactive project here. 


Learn about Pathways Achievements and Awards


Distinguished Toastmaster will still represent the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters.

The new requirements for the DTM award will be:

  1. Complete two learning paths.
  2. Serve as a club officer for 12 months. (If your club has six-month terms for officers, you can fulfill this requirement by serving as a club officer twice, but you don’t have to do it in consecutive terms.)
  3. Serve as a club mentor or coach.
  4. Serve as a club sponsor or conduct a Speechcraft or Youth Leadership program.
  5. Serve as a district officer for one year.
  6. Complete the DTM project. (Members are required to create and implement a project of their own design, in which they demonstrate the skills and expertise they have gained.)

Base Camp is the online gateway to Pathways

To ensure faster download speeds, the minimum requirements for your system are as follows:

·        Computer: 1 GB of RAM, 1 GHz Processor

·        Display resolution: 1024 x 768

·        Network and connectivity: 5Mbit/s (recommended: 8Mbits/s)

·        Browser with TLS 1.1 or higher enabled

·        Pop-up blocker disabled

·        JavaScript enabled

Base Camp is compatible with the following browsers:

·        Microsoft Edge

·        Internet Explorer Version 10.0 or higher

·        Chrome 22.0 or higher

·        Safari Version 7.0 or higher

·        Mozilla Firefox Version 23.0 or higher

·        Opera Version 11 or higher

Note: If your system does not meet the minimum requirements, you may experience longer download times.

You will need to disable pop-up blockers. For instructions on how to disable your pop-up blockers, find your browser name in the list below and click on the corresponding link:

·        Mozilla Manage preferences and add-ons

·        Chrome Support

·        Windows Internet Explorer 11 change security privacy settings

·        Block pop-ups in Microsoft Edge

·        Apple Safari Support


What are the fees for Pathways?

Your regular membership dues cover the cost of your first path, however, if you choose the printed materials option for your path, there is a $25 printing fee. The cost for an additional path is $20, and if you elect to work in printed materials, the $25 printing fee also applies.

If you are working in one path and decide to switch to another path, you do not need to pay an additional $20 as long as you make the exchange within 30 days of the original purchase. The $25 fee you pay for a path with printed materials is not refundable. Remember: you can always print out copies of the Pathways materials on your own, at no charge. If you are enrolled in Pathways online, you can print out any of the materials on Base Camp.

You are eligible for a maximum of two free paths if you belong to more than one club. To qualify for a second free path, you must already be a member of multiple clubs when Pathways rolls out in your region. Joining additional clubs after Pathways is available to you will not qualify you for a second free path.


We are in Region 3, District 50, Eastern Division, Areas 13 & 14.


Thank you for allowing me to be your Pathways Guide, contact me with any questions along your journey! 

Melanie Wick, ACS, ALB


Toastmasters Links:

Find information about Toastmasters District 50 at d50toastmasters.org

 Follow us at Tyler Morning Toastmasters

Would you like to start a Toastmasters group at your business or organization? Email us at tylermorningTM@gmail.com

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