I hope you had a great Thanksgiving break. I certainly have a lot of people to be thankful for, particularly you, District 101 Toastmasters member, for making our year successful so far. I would like to send a shout-out to everyone who has contributed to their own success and to the success of their club, either for accomplishing one or more educational goals, or inviting guests to attend a club meeting.
As we prepare to enter the end-of-year holiday season, I encourage you to take full advantage of your membership by scheduling your
, checking out the
, and inviting others to join you at your next Toastmasters meeting. Once they see how much they have to gain, there is no doubt they will join a club that meets their needs. To recognize your efforts, the District is holding a couple of programs:
Are you working towards completing your DTM? One of the requirements is to complete a one-year term as a District Leader. I encourage you to consider the journey and growth opportunity. You will find the information to apply on our
District Leader Nominations page
This time of year, I would like to thank some of the contributors to our website. Among them are Lakshmi Jagannathan, Hanh Chau and Lynn Stuart, who have shared their talent in writing about the various events we held this year. Hanh recently completed the interview of three-time Speech Evaluation Champion Kristian Crump for our
One in 101
. Lynn recently wrote an article about our
. Would you like to extend your skills and share your talent? If you are inclined to write articles, join the web team, be a photographer or test out your graphic design skills, please contact Lydia, our
to get involved on a larger stage.
December marks the month when clubs that elect semi-annually bring new leaders to the helm of the club. Consider running for a (new) role and discover other elements of leadership, expanding your knowledge in the process. You will also have the opportunity to meet other Toastmasters during
Club Officer Training
and share best practices to make every club even more vibrant.
Mark your calendar and attend our
Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI)
on February 2nd, 2019 in Sunnyvale. Pavan, our
Program Quality Director
, has secured a FANTASTIC speaker - Pres Vasilev, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking. Pres will share his experience on the world stage and give us tips on preparing our next stories, with the aim of winning our next contest.
As always, feel free to reach out to me should you have any questions, comments, or just to say “hi”.
Showcase your talent, showcase your club, and go Above and Beyond your potential.