is in full swing and your Area or Division Director may be asking you to take a specific role at the event. When this happens, think about the power of “YES”. Many years ago, my Area Director had asked me to take a role that I feared of taking. I did say YES, and in hindsight, her leadership in recognizing that I would be capable to fulfill this task is what helped me expand my comfort zone and really experience the value that Toastmasters has to offer. Join the ranks of the many volunteers who will make the day a wonderful memory to all attendees, including you.
As we progress through the contests, the culmination will be the
on May 18 and 19 at the Biltmore hotel in Santa Clara. Save the date and check our registration page often for details. Early bird pricing are in effect, so register soon.
In those contests, you may see the faces of new Toastmasters, like those of new clubs
in Santa Clara,
Cathedral of Faith Toastmasters
in San Jose,
in Sunnyvale and
in Mountain View.
Please join me in welcoming them warmly to our dynamic District.
Speaking of dynamism, over nine clubs have achieved 9 or more
goals thus far. They are eligible for District Credit to use for entry to the Conference or for material from the Toastmasters International
. Join the
in such fashion or meet the
requirements to earn credit for your club. Renew your membership by March 15 and qualify for the latter of these programs.
As we are nearly three quarters of the year done, it is time to think of and nominate a Club Officer of the Year, Area Director of the Year, and Division Director of the Year. We are accepting
until June 15, so don’t delay and send the forms to
Are you considering following in the footsteps of a District Leader you admire? Then do not hesitate to talk to
about the many
that can open up to you if you take the first steps. He is awaiting your message and will eagerly discuss the details of what can be gained with that new experience. Examples of other resources for information are your
Area Director, Division Director
Another month, another District 101 member featured in the
. This February, we had members of the
Club located in Milpitas seen in a neat
of the group in their work environment. Which other member and club will be featured next? I am always in delight to see our District featured one way or another in an international publication.
Another way to get featured is by creating a 1-minute video and submit it to the
what it is all about on the Toastmasters International website and
There are so many ways that we can go
Above and Beyond
, and as you can see from these examples, many people are embracing the challenge.
If you would like to share how
have gone above and beyond, do not hesitate to drop me an email.