Toastmasters In Action!


Toastmaster members of District 10 are active and vibrant people within their careers, communities, families, and businesses. On a daily basis, our fellow members are using their acquired leadership and communication skills not just at meetings, but in their personal, professional, and social lives as well. This section is devoted to stories and photos of Toastmasters in Action!

District 10 Members Start a Publishing Venture

Rose and DarrylRose Sloat, DTM has been a Toastmaster since 2003 and has served as Vice President of Education and President of Stark Community Toastmasters, Area 31 Governor (twice), Vice President of Public Relations of Hall of Fame Advanced Speakers and Secretary of Towpath Talkers. She was awarded Toastmaster of the Year for District 10 in 2011-2012.

Darryl Doane is currently President of Stark Community Toastmasters and has been a member for one year. He was affectionately called a DTG (Distinguished Toastmasters Guest) for six months prior to coming on board.

Rose and Darryl are Managing Partners of The Learning Service, Ltd. in Canton, OH and are very excited about a new venture.

Darren LaCroix
They are now proud Publishers and Major Content Providers of Life’s Journey Magazine–Professional & Personal Wholeness™. It has been a pleasure to produce such a wonderful magazine with Featured Guides each month.

The Premier Issue published in November 2012 featured Darren LaCroix, Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. He out-spoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to receive this award in 2001.

Each month a new Featured Guide is selected. For example, December’s Guide was Beth Doane, Owner of Andira International focusing on the environment and author of From the Jungle children’s book. The Featured Guide for January 2013 is Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach and well-known Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books and The Success Principles book, February 2013 is Dr. Doree Lynn, one of the leading psychologists in the USA, March 2013 is Krish Dhanam, the global leader of Zig Ziglar industries and April 2013 is Tamara Lowe, one of the leading motivational speakers in the world.

Life's Journey Issues
Our primary guides (featured contributors) for the first seven months include:
November 2012 – Darren LaCroix
December 2012 – Beth Doane
January 2013 – Jack Canfield
February 2013 – Dr. Dorree Lynn
March 2013 – Krish Dhanam
April 2013 – Tamara Lowe
May 2013 – The Best of Issue
June 2013 – Bob Burg
July 2013 – Mark Victor Hansen

Our magazine’s primary purpose is to assist you in making key choices about YOU and YOUR FUTURE. Not only will we concentrate on your professional life but your personal life as well – the “total package.” Someone once said that “You will always be the best you on the entire planet and the second best anyone else. So it is worth spending time focusing on YOU and creating your right future.”

Our new magazine, Life’s Journey – Professional & Personal Wholeness™ is available on Apple i-Pads and on Google Android Tablets and in PDF format. We are grateful for the wonderful team of individuals we have working with us and the terrific lineup of extraordinary individuals we will have as our featured ‘guides’ contributors. Join us each month in creating your own destiny. It is an incredible journey!

Here are the links for the magazine, based on three device(s). Of course you may also choose the PDF version for your device(s), including desktop and laptop computers from Apple and various PC manufacturers:

Journey on! Rose D. Sloat, DTM and Darryl S. Doane, CC
The #1 Guides for Professional & Personal Wholeness

Fellow District 10 Member Hosted Financial Peace University


This past spring, Toastmaster Todd Takash hosted Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Parma. Dave Ramsey is a bestselling author and radio host of the nationally syndicated Dave Ramsey Show. Ramsey teaches his audience to become debt-free and build wealth using a plan called the Baby Steps.

“The reason Dave teaches us to use baby steps is because some families are so overwhelmed by debt that the task of becoming debt free may seem impossible unless we break into smaller tasks,” Takash said.

Throughout the 13 week course at Good Shepherd, eight families took part in lessons such as Dumping Debt, Super Saving, and Of Mice and Mutual Funds. Takash believes that his Toastmasters experience helped him tremendously.

“Each class was an hour of Dave Ramsey teaching on DVD, followed by an hour of small group discussion. Toastmasters helped me greatly since I needed to be prepared for each meeting. In addition, there are sometimes occasions when the class isn’t very talkative. In those cases, having the experience gained through Table Topics was a big plus for me.”

Takash says he plans to host the class again at his church in early 2013.

“Much like the Toastmasters program, I believe in Financial Peace University whole heartedly and look forward to hosting another class.”

For more information, you can contact Todd at 440.345.5123 or

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