We just had our
where Pres Vasilev, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking, shared his experience as one of the best speakers in the world with over 200 attendees. Check out the photos on our
and be part of the discussion. Along with Pres, Karen Cornwell explained how to make extraordinary impacts, Megan Mayer helped us make wonderful first impressions, Ken Braly updated us on Pathways, Kristian Crump taught us best Evaluation practices, Dave Spence guided us through the transferable skills session on mentoring, Gopi Kallayil lead us to be happy in our life, and Rajesh Setty engaged us to expand future possibilities.
A huge thank you to all attendees for making this TLI a success, particularly the volunteers who lead the effort: Cam Hoang, Sifin Abdulkarim, Elena Baryshnikova, Elaine Lung and Anne Hu, Karen Solheim, Neenu Koomullil and Peggy McGrath, Stephen Buckhout, and Olena Bilko. Many more joined their team and were part what made that day a success. Join the next team that helps put together such event for the entire district. The
is on May 18-19 and the next TLI on July 13. Contact
Dalta, our Program Quality Director
for these opportunities to develop leadership and communication skills by joining either or both of these teams and go
Above & Beyond
In January, we welcomed two new clubs to District 101: Broadcom-Orators Toastmasters in San Jose and Aruba Toastmasters in Santa Clara. Join me in making them feel right at home in our Toastmasters family. Are you itching to start a club in your community or workplace? If so, contact
, our Club Extension Chair, to learn more about the steps to make your efforts pay off.
Fellow Club Officers, we are reaching the finish line to get trained before the end of February. Every officer is to attend training every 6 months, regardless of the length of our term. Make sure to attend a session that is most convenient to you before the deadline passes. Any club that has all
7 officers trained
this training cycle will earn District Credit. You can use these credits for
club meeting materials
or entry to a District event (the District Conference being one of them).
Are you aiming at deepening your leadership skills? Then consider Coaching an existing club in becoming Distinguished or Mentoring a brand new club.
Club Growth team
have details on how to weave this into your Toastmasters’ journey. If you are still on the fence, consider becoming a
. No need to enroll; simply fill up a Club Ambassador Report after you visit a club. To take this a step further, the District Leadership Committee is accepting
for next year’s leaders. If you or a fellow member are thinking about making an impact on other clubs and personally grow from the experience, do not hesitate to contact
and discover the possibilities.
In March, your Area Contest will take place. The club winners for the Evaluation and International Speech contests will move forward and represent your club. If you are not competing, then contact your Area Director and see how you can assist in organizing a memorable event. Go back home energized and with a new experience under your belt.
Showcase your club contest, post photos of the event online, write a newsletter about it and recruit new members all at the same time! Then submit your postings to
, our PR Manager, and get a chance to be recognized.
What is your first thought that comes to mind when I say “Python”? If it is not about a snake or a British comedy show, then contact our Webmaster
to learn how you can make a difference in supporting our District with our web team.
We’ve all joined our club for our own personal reason. Our common denominator is that all of us want to see some sort of change: in our speaking abilities, our leadership style or making a difference more effectively. Go
Above and Beyond
and reach out to our
, including me, to share your experience and see how we are able to help you with your goals.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Very best regards,