We just held our
last weekend and from the participation and the smiles from all of the attendees and volunteers, it looks like everyone had a great time. The educational sessions covered transferable skills to apply to our lives and help us grow. The Table Topics and Humorous Speech showcases displayed some of the best speakers in
. The costume contest added even more fun: I had to giggle seeing a “peace officer” and a “prisoner” chatting amicably during the breaks. Check out the photos on our
! We all had a chance to mingle and make new Toastmasters friends from all around the District, and beyond. For a chance to participate in our next event, get in touch with
Pavan, our Program Quality Director
, and learn more about leadership opportunities.
Have you seen our new
? The club newsletter (Golden Quill) and ePresence awards will be presented during our Annual Conference on May 18. Check out what these programs are about on the
District Recognition page
. We are accepting submissions until April 30, 2019. Spreading the word online about your club is only one way to attract visitors, and keeping all members informed about the latest news is what makes them love being part of the club.
Many clubs have risen to the
Open House Challenge
and have added new members to their roster. Be sure to offer them the support and guidance they need by mentoring them. From learning the customs of the meeting, to the technicalities of signing up, to finding a topic for their first speeches, a strong guidance will help them spread their wings quicker and wider. They will then be offering the same support to the next wave of new members.
Take a moment and consider how your Toastmasters journey has helped you as a communicator and a leader. Would you like to enable your colleagues or other people in your community, to enjoy similar benefits from Toastmasters? You can do so with the support of the District. Just go to
and click on
Start a Club
to get going. The benefits are twofold: Not only will you help others by introducing them to Toastmasters, but you'll also receive credit towards your DTM.
Club Ambassador Program
(CAP) has new Featured Clubs. Visit any club in District 101 and submit your report to receive CAP credit and a chance to be recognized at the next District event. Discover some new practices to grow your repertoire and share your own experience with more people. I have met so many members who have been encouraged by the motivating words of an Ambassador. Consider joining their ranks and inspire others! What more fitting than the month of November to be thankful for what you have learned from your club(s).
For the clubs that elect semi-annually, December is when the club officer assignment needs to be entered in Club Central. However, it is in November that the election is being planned for a smooth transition between outgoing and incoming officers. Take time to review the list of
and see which office will best fit your desire to learn something new.
Whether you are starting your journey with Toastmasters, or with Pathways, there is always something to learn, both as a new member or as a mentor. Embrace the moment and enjoy the ride.