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Support District 56 Semi-Finalist Akili Atkinson

Support your semifinalist!

The thrill of semifinals will go on—be a part of the first-ever Toastmasters International virtual convention experience! Find out who is representing your region in the 2019-2020 International Speech Contest Semifinals by looking up their name and contest round in the schedule linked below. Then invite your friends and family to experience the online excitement as the semifinalists compete against contestants from around the world for the chance to win the 2020 World Championship of Public Speaking.

View Contest Rounds

Congratulations District International & Tall Tales Speech Winners

Congratulations Winners!


  • First Place: Akili Atkinson, Blue Frog Toastmasters
  • Second Place:  Kent Biggs, Find Your Voice
  • Third Place:  Kat Clemons, Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce


  • First Place:  Harrison Fletcher, AspenTech Houston Toastmasters
  • Second Place: Eric Snowder, HP Houston Toastmasters
  • Third Place:  Elly Hard, Market Street Toastmasters

March Updates

Dear District Leaders,

 There are some things you need to know.

  • Dues are now extended to April 30th from March 31st.
  • The Spring Conference has been Canceled
  • Conference registration fees will be returned in 30 days to the form of payment used
  • Division L Area 40 contest will be virtual this Saturday, March 21 
  • Division Q (all Areas) contest will be virtual this Saturday, March 21    

The District Executive Committee is meeting this coming Monday night, March 23, 2020, to determine how contests will be handled for the rest of the contest season.  An e-blast will go out on Tuesday morning to update you with the decision.  It is recommended that you check the District 56 website at www.tmd56 website for further news about the Corona Virus Pandemic and the effect it is having on District 56.  More to follow…