THE GAVEL
District 60 Newsletter
August 2018
Greetings Toastmaster!
“Real communication is impossible without listening"
"Ralph C. Smedley"

Member News
District Director Janice Howard speaks with CEO Daniel Rex
Membership Building – 30 is the new 20
Smedley Award Campaign
Start the Toastmasters year by recruiting enthusiastic, new members?
 
The Smedley Award membership campaign starts August 1 and continues until September 30. Earn attractive incentives by adding five new, dual or reinstated members to your club.

Award from Toastmasters International:
If your club is successful, you will receive a ribbon for your club banner and a special discount code for 10% off your next club order from Toastmasters International store.
Pins for outstanding members
If you love Toastmasters then you could earn this pin if you ...
  • sponsor three new members
  • complete a Pathways level
  • present a module from the Better Speaker or Successful Club Series.

As you plan your Toastmasters year, consider how these milestones might fit into your plans. Achieve all three, and we reward you with an Outstanding Member pin.

Visit the Incentives page for more information.
Win by providing us your input
We want to make our newsletter as desirable as your favourite newspaper, book, or website. Please tell us what you would like to see in future editions. 

Submit your feedback and you will be entered into a random draw to receive one of 25 prizes, compliments of your Newsletter Committee.

Pay member dues early and win money!
Now is the time to start talking with your members about renewing their membership.

Set a goal to have 100% of your Toastmaster member fees submitted by September 15 th and your club’s name will be part of a draw to win a $100 gift card for the Toastmasters store.

Great members = Great clubs = Fees submitted early
District 60 welcomes new clubs
Leaders Unleashed
Corporate club at Toronto Employment & Social Services
Sponsor: Chester Campbell
Mentors: Valerie Campbell & Marilyn Latchford 

Danforth-Pape Toastmasters
Community club at Pape & Danforth, Toronto
Sponsors: Michelle Spear & Lorna Gard
Mentors: Sebastian Cosgrove & Wendy Zhang
Watch the world championships through On Demand
If you can’t go to the 87th Annual Toastmasters International Convention, let it come to you! Access the thrill of convention happenings on your phone, tablet, computer and TV through Convention On Demand. 

Why not plan a club party and watch the world championships together. Evaluate each contestant and pick your winner before they are announced. 

The thrill of the convention is virtually at your fingertips.  Click here for more.
PATHWAYS PRO
Pathways Incentives
There is a special reward for members who complete a Pathways Path. If you haven't started, there is still time. If you've already started, how can you plan to finish it this year?

See the Incentives Page for more details
Alison Knibb - Pathways Chair
Our clubs consist of members using the traditional program and using Pathways education experience. Support this transition with an attitude of service to your club. 
 
1.         Have a positive attitude.
2.         Jump in and explore Pathways.
3.         Ask questions. We’re here to help.
 
We’re improving access information about Pathways, offering valuable tips and recognizing excellence. Stay tuned! 

Alison Knibb, Pathways Chair
HPL opportunities towards DTM
Do you want to help and get credit towards your DTM? If so, we have some great leadership opportunities for you. Click to read more or contact Wendy Williamson , Club Growth Director.
Project Managers United welcomes David Tsubouchi
Project Managers United Toastmasters is pleased to announce David Tsubouchi will be speaking at the PM Forum portion of our August 14 meeting. The meeting will be held at Metro Hall in Room 310 and begins at 6:00pm sharp.

To learn more about David Tsubouchi, please click here

To join us, register for the event by clicking here .
Maps identify club locations and club growth opportunities
The NEW District 60 website now features colour-coded maps that identify Club locations, meeting times and websites for each Division!

These maps also highlight neighbourhoods that are underserved by Toastmasters and are ripe for new Club growth. All nine Division maps were developed by Jan Heinrichs. Any inaccuracies in Club data should be reported to Jan Heinrichs.

Discover the Club growth opportunities in your division:
Division A:  Division A Map
Division B:  Division B Map
Division C:  Division C Map
Division D: Division D Map
Division E:  Division E Map
Division F:  Division F Map
Division G:  Division G Map
Division H:  Division H Map
Division I:   Division I Map
A website exclusive for guests
District 60 has a webpage available for visitors who don't know much or anything about Toastmasters.

We highlight what Toastmasters is, why it's so terrific and how to find a club. Be sure to share this page with your guests

Opportunity knocks: Youth Leadership Program
Do you want to help the next generation of leaders while earning valuable leadership credit? 

The Youth Leadership Program is dedicated to developing public speaking and leadership skills for those under eighteen years of age.
 
The program is sponsored by local Toastmasters clubs and conducted by Toastmasters members. The program is based on the belief that every young person has the potential to become a good communicator and leader - but this potential needs to be developed. The program’s unique design follows a format similar to a typical Toastmasters meeting.
 
If interested, please contact Public Relations Manager, Aneeta Pathak .
Club Officer News
Attention Club Presidents and Secretaries:
Make your vote count!
Your vote is important at the Toastmasters International Convention in Chicago
Use Club Central on the Toastmasters International  website to assign your proxies or bring the votes with you when you come to the convention!

Club Officer Training
We know that there is a correlation between successful clubs and the number of club officers trained. Would you like to give your club that extra advantage? There are plenty of opportunities to get your club officers trained. The deadline is August 31st.
 
Visit the District 60 Calendar to find a training session that fits your schedule.
Every officer trained
When all seven officers attend training, each officer will receive a glass mug imprinted with the Toastmasters logo and inspirational words from our founder, Ralph Smedley.  

Plus, clubs that achieved 7/7 in Round 1 will be entered into a draw to receive a collection of Mark Bowden's autographed books for the club library.
Public Relations Pro Tips
Enter the Toastmasters Brand Photo Contest and your club could be featured on their website and on social media, plus win branded materials valued at $100. Click here for details on how to enter the photo contest.

Do you follow up with your club visitors? In case you need help, TI prepared an email template for you to use to follow-up with guests and introduce Pathways.

A photo is worth 1,000 words and selfies are even better. Before you snap a photo of your members and post it online to your website, social media be sure they sign the Photo Release Form.
District Leader News
District Executive Committee Meetings
Open to Area and Division Directors, and other District Leaders for training and planning purposes:
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am
  • Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am
  • Sunday, March 3, 2019 - District Appreciation Brunch
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 - District Council Meeting and annual conference
District Leadership Team

Janice Howard, DTM
District Director






Dawn Frail, DTM
Program Quality Director 







Wendy Williamson, DTM
Club Growth Quality Director





Aneeta Pathak, ACS, ALB
Public Relations Manager