AnniversariesClub GrowthHistory

77 Years and Counting

by David Winkowski SR1 Area 51 Director On April 28, 1945, Wichita Falls was a growing community, firmly rooted in the cattle and oil industries.  One man, Lewis E. Thompkins, had a desire to bring greater opportunity to the people of the area.  Good communication skills were at the core of this dream, so he…

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AnniversariesClub Events

305 Celebrates 73 Years

by Charlie Bowles Division E Director, 2017-2018 First Texas Toastmasters club has been operating since 1945! “I call this meeting of the Wichita Falls Toastmasters to order.” With that, President Steven Marsh started the evening just the way another club leader did 73 years earlier. On that April day in 1945, Dr. Louis E. Tompkins…

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