April 2017 - In This Issue:
 

 

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD AT THE DISTRICT BUSINESS MEETING!
The District Business Meeting takes place during the Conference at 2:30pm on Saturday, May 20th.  Club Presidents and VPEs (or their proxies) and District Leaders will be voting on various topics and electing new District Leaders for 2017-2018.  

Please arrive by 2:00pm to check in at the Credentials desk and pick up your ballots.

Download and print the proxy form HERE  to send a proxy in place of your Club President or VPE.

The District Business Meeting is  FREE , and no registration is required to attend (no refreshments included).
ATTEND YOUR DIVISION CONTEST IN APRIL!

Network!  Learn!  Be Entertained!

The stakes are higher! Who will be one step closer to becoming District 101's next Table Topics or International Speech Champions?!? Register to attend your Division Contest  to find out!

DISTRICT ANNUAL AWARDS
Will you be the ONE?

District 101 is recognizing outstanding district leaders and club  members who go the extra mile to help members and clubs succeed within and beyond their club.  Do you go the extra mile? Do you know someone who does? Submit your nomination now!

Awards will be presented at the year-end Leadership Luncheon in July! 

Click here  to learn more about the criteria for  Club Officer of the Year, Area Director of the Year, and Division Director of the Year,  and start the nomination process now!
Club Ambassador of the Year

Do your Toastmasters activities go beyond your club?  Visit other Toastmasters clubs to share best practices and learn new practices to bring back to your own club. The member who visits the most clubs will be crowned Club Ambassador of the Year!  Learn how you can get started!
DISTRICT RECOGNITION PROGRAMS
Congratulations to all the clubs that won the 
Open House Challenge and joined the President's Club!

 Visit our District Programs page to see the full list of clubs!
GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE PATHWAYS LEARNING EXPERIENCE
The Pathways Learning Experience is being rolled out soon to replace the current Toastmasters educational program.  

Pathways allows members to customize your educational path to your personal communication and leadership goals.  Members will progress through 5 levels of learning to develop expertise.


Click here  for more information about the Pathways Learning Experience.

Do you want to learn more?   We are seeking volunteers to get acquainted with the Pathways Learning Experience and serve as Pathways Guides to help fellow members transition programs. 

Contact Bina Mehta to learn how you can be a Pathways Guide.

PR CORNER
Share your successful PR campaigns at the District Conference
Do you have a flyer, newsletter, website, or video that has been successful at drawing visitors and new members to your club?

Showcase your PR campaign at the May 20th District 101 Spring Conference PR Table.

Send examples of your PR material with a brief description of what made it successful by May 15th to pr@d101tm.org.  Register now to attend the Conference and stop by the PR Table to learn other great PR ideas!

Club PR material will also be showcased on our d101tm.org PR Corner page.

FEATURE YOURSELF ON THE D101 YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Pioneer District 101's Library of 101 Quick Tips!
Do you have a tip on how to evaluate a speaker? How to handle a table topics question? Or how to be effective as a timer?

Reach beyond your club to share your tip with ALL of District 101 and beyond!

Create a short video to share a favorite tip that helps you in Toastmasters, and you may become The Big TipperThe top three videos submitted by  May 15th  will be shown at the   District 101 Spring Conference !

Stay tuned  for details about the video and how to submit.
SHOUT-OUTS
Happy April Club Anniversaries!

Orbiters Club (58 years)
Silicon Valley Toastmasters (35 years)
Coherent Communicators (19 years)
True Talking Toastmasters (13 years)
Maxim Toastmasters (5 years)
Stryker Toastmasters (3 years)
831 Storytellers (2 years)
Mountain View Toastmasters (2 years)