District 42 Toastmasters
Monthly Dispatch
November 2021

The month of November makes me feel life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.”-Henry Rollins. I believe many of us can relate to Henry Rollins’ quote-I know I certainly can. This month fellow Toastmasters, I challenge you all to fill your hours meaningfully and to do those activities that give you joy and purpose. Let us know how you spent your time in November and provide feedback about the Dispatch. Send your responses to Twila Tayfel our Dispatch editor.
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In this issue:
  • Message from District Director
  • How To Promote and Market a Club
  • Fall Speech Contests Dates
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • TI Awards & Incentives
  • President Distinguished Clubs
  • Tech Talk
  • Guidelines & Publication Rules
  • District 42 Member Achievements
  • Smedley Award Winners
  • Education Awards
  • Club Anniversaries

I heard a quote recently that says, where your focus goes, your energy flows.  It really got me thinking about where our focus is now and where our energy is going.  We are one of the only Districts in Region 4 to hold fall contests, so I hope your focus has been on Tall Tales and Table Topics contests, whether as a competitor, official or an audience member. I am proud that our District keeps our focus on providing fun and interesting ways to work together to develop our skills and celebrate the best speakers in our District. Read More...

This is a virtual talk that Lance Miller gave to District 42 on how to promote and market a TM Club. He explains what the critical points are for building a successful club and 6 ways to get guests to the meetings. Watch the video presentation...

Area F05 November 2nd - 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Area C03 November 3rd - 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Area C17 November 4th - 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Area B09 November 6th - 9:30am – 12:30pm
Area B04 November 6th - 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Area F14 November 6th - 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Division F November 09th - 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Division D November 13th - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Division C November 17th - 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Division E November 19th - 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Division A November 19th - 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Division B November 20th - 1:30pm – 4:30pm
D42 Leadership Opportunities
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If this is not you check out these other opportunities.
Contact your District 42 Director Katrina Aburrow.
Club Coaches - District 42

The Club Growth Team is actively recruiting for Club Coaches who are appointed to clubs that have 12 or fewer paid members. They play an important role in assisting clubs to grow their membership and build stronger clubs. For more information about this leadership opportunity, check out “Who is a club coach?”

Be a club coach today! There are a number of opportunities within the District.  If you are interested in helping a club, please contact your District 42 Coach Committee Chair Eugene Sicat.
TI Awards & Incentives
Deadline: January 31, 2021

The Distinguished Club Program is a road map to club success. Striving to attain the 10 prescribed goals helps create a dynamic club environment. Additionally, it provides a quality member experience.
District 42 provides the Go-Getter Award to clubs who achieve 5 Distinguished Club Program (DCP) points by January 31. Achieving at least 5 DCP points by January 31 gives clubs a great head-start on achieving Toastmasters International distinguished status.

Requirements: Achieve 5 DCP points by January 31
Prize: Banner ribbon and HD USB webcam and microphone

Each Toastmasters Year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following calendar year. During those twelve months, clubs that participate in the Distinguished Club Program work to achieve specific goals in the areas of member education, member recruitment, and leadership. District 42 recognizes the following clubs, each of which can proudly display their accomplishment by adding a new ribbon to their club banner. Read their stories...

Is your club using a District Zoom account for club meetings?

If so, I can relate! We celebrated the support of District 42 when this online world was suddenly our club’s reality. Knowing that the account cost the District and was provided to us free, made the support very real. But we experienced some unexpected issues with meeting on Zoom. Discovering that our meeting was on a shared account helped our understanding tremendously. Read more...
District 42 Member Achievements
Deadline: October 31, 2021

Requirements: Submit all AD reports one month early. Earn in October.
Deadline is October 31,2021. Work with your clubs, and plan for success. The Area Directors who submit their AD reports early will receive a glass coffee mug.
Recognized Area Directors
C21 - Alwa Majzoub
E6 - Marcus Udokang 
A7 - Yvonne Heerema
C3 - Susan Mercer-Thornhill
D23 - Leena Alex
E19 - Jenny Zhe Yu

Dynamically Speaking Club
 CanOrators Toastmasters Club

We could not be more thrilled and proud of their accomplishments including this Smedley Award where we have seen they successfully gained 5 new members just in the months of August and September. Read More...
And the Award goes to....
October's Educational Award Recipients
Congratulations to all of our Educational Award recipients! Many awards were submitted for the last month. Click below to see the full list of awards.
Happy Anniversary!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following clubs celebrating an anniversary this month!
Division C, Area 21
Meets Wednesdays, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

B. L. T. Toastmasters Club | November 01, 1997
Division B, Area 18
Meets twice a month

Division F, Area 14
Meets Thursdays 4:30 - 5:40 pm.
Mountain Mumblers | November 02, 2006
Division E, Area 13
Meets Thursdays, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Division D, Area 8
Meets Thursdays at 12:05 pm.