District 10 Weekly Update
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

  • District Director Corner
  • Free Path with October Dues Renewal
  • Board Decisions - Club Suspension & Reinstatement Exception
  • District Executive Committee (DEC) Meeting
  • Nov. 7 directly following TLI Round 2
  • 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Program Quality Director Corner
  • Required Club Officer and Leadership Training - Round 2
  • Bonus Training Sessions
  • Webinar: Zoom Basics for Club Officers
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Club Growth Director Corner
  • Smedley Award Club Winners
  • Leadership Interest Survey
  • Recognition Recap
  • Club Quality Chair
  • District Public Relations Corner
District Director Corner
Alicia Smith-Kirk, DTM
District Director
District 10
“Here we are, with tremendous opportunity before us. I challenge you to get to work to bring us up to a higher level of service. Let us share with others the benefits we have gained for ourselves.”
~ Dr. Ralph Smedley, Founder Toastmasters International
Free Path With October Dues Renewals
How do I get my Free Path as a token of appreciation?
  • To select your free path, visit your Toastmasters profile, click the “Choose A Path” button, and follow the normal path selection process. Please allow up to 24 hours after submitting your renewal dues for your free path to become available.
  • The deadline to select your free path is March 31, 2021.
  • Free Path FAQs

Recent Board Decisions
Club Suspension & Reinstatement Exception
These exceptions provide support to clubs that have been negatively impacted by low membership due to COVID-19. The members of these clubs would be able to continue engaging in the education program and developing their communication and leadership skills.

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District Executive Committee (DEC) Meeting
Nov. 7 directly following TLI Round 2, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Theme: District Officer Induction.. Keeping the Toastmasters Promise
All DEC Members will be officially inducted into their roles by our Region 6 Advisor, Karen Isaacs, DTM
Karen Isaacs, DTM
Region 6 Advisor
  1. Welcome
  2. District Mission Statement
  3. Review/Follow Up of Sept 5, 2020 DEC Meeting Minutes
  4. District Officer Induction...Keeping the Toastmasters Promise
  5. District Officer Reports
  6. Division Director Reports
  7. Education Sessions - (TI Additional Reports & Corporate Visits)
  8. Contest Updates/Needs
  9. Goals Review & Planning
Be sure to register for the DEC Meeting to confirm your attendance and help establish quorum. Registration email has been sent. Your Zoom link is in the registration confirmation email.
Program Quality Director Corner
Tricia Spayer, DTM
Program Quality Director
District 10
Required Club Officer and
Leadership Training - Round 2 for
Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Credit
Saturday, November 7, 2020 11 AM - 4 PM EST (UTC-4)
Keynote Speaker:
Pres Vasilev
2013 World Champion of Public Speaking
Storytelling workshop:
How to Uncover the Glory of Your Story™
In this interactive storytelling workshop, the 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking Pres Vasilev will reveal the most powerful storytelling secrets. Watch Pres Vasilev's winning World Championship speech, engage in a dynamic discussion to explore its storytelling secrets, and learn how to craft your own compelling stories.
Visit Pres Vasilev's web site to learn more: http://pressays.com/
Watch his award-winning speech: https://youtu.be/Z8L68Ev8VPQ

10:00 A.M. - 10:50 A.M. Optional Networking in Hospitality Rooms
11:00 A.M. - 11:10 A.M. Welcome and introductions
  • Alicia Smith-Kirk, DTM, District Director
  • Tricia Spayer, DTM, Program Quality Director
11:10 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Keynote Speaker - Pres Vasilev
  • Storytelling Workshop: How to Uncover the Glory of Your Story™
12:30 P.M. -12:45 P.M. Transition to officer zoom sessions
12:45 P.M. - 1:45 P.M. Club Officer Training Breakout sessions
1:50 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. Building on Achievement for Continued Success
  • Effective Leadership During Change - Karen Isaacs, DTM, Region 6 Advisor
  • DTM Mentor Program - Anna Ho, ACG, ALB
  • Club Central Training - Vicky Nann, DTM
  • District Leader Candidacy - Sravanthi Vallampati, DTM, IPDD
  • Become an Area Director - Alicia Smith-Kirk, DTM, District Director
  • Club Quality Activity - Aziz Radwan, DTM
  • Slack Workspace for Club Officers - Tricia Spayer, DTM, PQD
  • Group Reflections
3:15 P.M. - 3:20 P.M. Closing Remarks
3:20 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Optional Club Officers Networking
4:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.  DEC Meeting - District Director, Alicia Smith-Kirk, DTM
  • Immediately after TLI - separate registration was sent to District Executive Committee members.
Bonus Training Sessions
Friday, November 6, 2020 6 PM - 8:30 PM EST (UTC-4)
ALL Members are encouraged to attend these bonus training sessions.


6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Pathways Pals
  • Tips for the virtual environment
  • Presentation
  • Evaluations
  • Navigation
  • Get your questions answered
7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Why Join An Advanced Club
  • Advanced Clubs Showcase
  • Benefits and Qualifications
8:00 P.M. - 8:25 P.M. General Q & A
8:25 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Closing Remarks
Webinar: Zoom Basics for Club Officers
Thursday, October 29, 2020 7 PM - 8:30 PM EDT (UTC-4)
Confidently host your club meetings and contests!
Tips and tricks of hosting, breakout rooms, and more!

Your hosts: Tricia Spayer, DTM, Program Quality Director and Eugene Schnell, DTM, Logistics Manager and Zoom Manager.
Tricia Spayer, DTM
Program Quality Director
District 10
Eugene Schnell, DTM
Logistics Manager, Zoom Manager
District 10
Volunteer Opportunities
Looking for opportunities to volunteer or need to apply one of these to a Pathways Project, especially level 4 or 5?

We’re looking for help with:
  • Zoom hosting, zoom co-hosting, timers for the upcoming contest season.
  • Contest specialists: trainers and coordinators
  • Virtual Conference planning, including Conference Co-Chair

Contact programquality@district10.org to get started.
Club Growth Director Corner
Bob Churilla, DTM
Club Growth Director
District 10
Interested in serving in other District areas?
Fill out the Leader Interest Survey.
District Leadership will be in contact!
Recognition Chair Recap
Andrea Wells, IP3
District 10 Recognition Chair
Area 14 Director

District 10, held a recognition ceremony on October 17th, to celebrate the accomplishments of the members, clubs, areas, and divisions in District 10. The awards were presented by District 10’s trio from the 2019-2020 Toastmasters year: District Director Sravanthi Vallampati, DTM, Program Quality Director Alicia Smith-Kirk, DTM, and Club Growth Director Craig Gerlock,ACG, ALB. Special recognition was presented by International Director Melissa McGavick, DTM. 

36 Clubs achieved Distinguished, Select Distinguished, or President’s Distinguished status. 100 members of District 10 were Triple Crown Award Recipients. There were also over 150 new awards given by Toastmasters International to recognize all the hard work that continued during a global pandemic. 

The celebration concluded with the announcement of our top membership and educational award performers, the top 3 educational award members, the TRIO awards, Above and Beyond, Influencer Awards, District Director Awards, and most importantly the Area Director of the year, the Division Director of the year, and the Toastmaster of the year!

Everyone in District 10 has a reason to be proud of all you have accomplished.

Watch for the full listing featuring all who were recognized on the District 10 Web Site soon!
Alicia Smith-Kirk, DTM
District Director,
Immediate Past Program Quality Director
Sravanthi Vallampati, DTM
Immediate Past District Director
Craig Gerlock, ACG, ALB
Immediate Past Club Growth Director
Club Quality Chair
Aziz Radwan, DTM
District 10 Club Quality Chair
Quality Clubs...
  • Have a Club Success Plan
  • Utilize the Club Quality Checklist
  • Talk about the Moments of Truth
“The Toastmasters Club which has the right sort of program does not lose its members”
-Dr. Ralph Smedley
Public Relations Corner
Sandra Orland, DL5, EC5
Public Relations Manager
District 10
Sharon Stadul, DTM
Newsletter Editor
District 10
Does your Toastmasters club, Area, or Division have a great story to tell? Reach out to us to be featured in our next Quarterly Newsletter.
Fun Public Relations Facts!
Did you know you can post your news on your club's Facebook page then share it to District 10's Facebook Group? We will be sure to share content as long as it is related to and appropriate for all Toastmasters.
Visit the District Calendar for more information: https://district10.org/upcoming-events/

Sandra Orland, DL5, EC5
Public Relations Manager
District 10 - Region 6
Toastmasters International