November 2023

Monthly Virtual Town Hall

On the fourth Sunday of every month at 5:00 pm.m EST, the District 27 Director will provide a forum and opportunity for all members to attend a virtual town hall where members can get the inside scoop of District 27 operations, ask your questions, voice your concerns straight to the District 27 Director Jeanna Lee, DTM. If you have any questions, please email District 27 Director Jeanna Lee, DTM at

The District 27 Town Hall is on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Zoom Link:

District 27 Recognition

Division Director of the Month

Division C Director Dr. Janet Boss, DTM

This month, we recognized Division C Director Dr. Boss, DTM, for being the first Division Director to complete all of her fall speech contests successfully. Dr. Boss worked with her team of area directors to execute a terrific contest with over 10 contestants among all the four areas.

Area Director of the Month

Area 51 Director Pierrette Michel

Area 51 Director Pierrette Michel was the first area director to successfully complete both her Tall Tales and Table Topics Speech Contests in coordination with Area 54 Director Portia Morris. Pierrette was also the first member to step up to be an area director in Division E and worked with Division E Director Mary Pearson to help recruit other area directors.

District 27 Executive Committee members are welcome to join

The District 27 Trio and meet Region 7 Advisor Narayanan Doraswamy at the second District 27 DEC meeting of the year.

This is an in-person, free event. You must register via Eventbrite by November 30, 2023. If you have ay questions, please email District 27 Director Jeanna Lee, DTM at

Saturday, December 9, 2023 6:30 p.m. EST

Register via Eventbrite:

It is D27 PARTY TIME Toastmasters!!!

You are cordially invitied to the District 27 Toastmasters Annual Virtual Holiday Party. Come join us for an evening of fun, friends, table topics, games, and holiday cheer as we celebrate the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024!

You must register before December 5, 2023 to receive the Zoom link.

If you have any questions, please contact District 27 Director Jeanna Lee, DTM, at

Register via Eventbrite at

Fall 2023 Area Level Speech Contests | Virtual format ONLY

Last One! Area 21, 22, 23 Thursday November 2, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. EST 

From the Desk of the Club Growth Director

The Club Growth Director's team is looking for volunteers.

Club Retention | Club Quality | Club Coach

Please contact the Club Growth Director for further information if you are interested in a leadership opportunity, or 202-536-6974.

Thank You

Extending a very special thank you to the Division Directors, Area Directors, Club Officers and Members who participated in the drive to get Membership Renewals in before the September 30, 2023 deadline. Kudos to Tariqah Nariddin, Sonya Ponds and Michelle Carter, members of the Club Growth Call Center who stepped in and assisted Division Directors. Their phone calls and email reminders that also encouraged members to self-pay their dues were critical to keeping their clubs in good standing. Your help was greatly appreciated!

Reminder: There are no new CG incentives this month; however, you may access the full list of available incentives on the District 27 website by clicking D27-Incentives. Club Secretaries and VPEs, please remind your club members who participated in any of the CG retention and/or extension incentives to turn required documents in to you to ensure credit is received for their participation.

To all those who attended Club Sponsor, Mentor and Coach training, thank you for participating! Please send an email to to let the CG Team know which position(s) you wish to fill. And, it goes without saying, I want to offer my sincere thanks to our instructor, Lillian Cooke, DTM x 4. We truly appreciate your time and dedication.

Club Growth Director​ Ida King


Pathways Office Hour - Session C

D27 Toastmasters Pathways Office Hour –

Session C – VIRTUAL

DATE: Nov 15, 2023

TIME: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm


This virtual office hour will help you to get on Pathways Base Camp, take the Pathways assessment, and enroll into your first (or second) Pathways path. After that, learn how to assess your path curriculum and launch a project.

If you have any questions or comments, please email District 27 Toastmasters Program Quality Director, Annette Sanks at

Do not Register. Please sign in via the following Zoom link: 

Meeting ID: 878 3511 9231


No need to register for office hours - just sign in!

Hosted by Frank Storey, DTM and Karen Storey, DTM

Meeting ID: 878 3511 9231

Pathways (via ZOOM) Office Hours with

Frank and Karen Storey, DTMs

District 27's Podcast “D27 Discuss with us!” Catch-Up!

Listen to the District 27 podcast today through Anchor, Spotify, or Apple.




Email Christiane Mitchell at if you would like to be a part of the podcast or would like to highlight your club.

Winter TLI Sessions

District 27 Toastmasters Winter 2023-2024 Virtual TLI -

Train your club officers for their roles.

Virtual Winter 2023-2024 TLI - Session A

Saturday, November 4 · 9am EDT


Virtual 2023-2024 Winter TLI - Session B

Tuesday, November 14 · 7pm EST


If you have questions. Email:

Special Thanks to

District 27 Speech Contest Team



Inspirational Message of the Month

Life is precious. Every day we have the opportunity to live. We must not take one second for granted. Being thankful for the things we have is an opportunity to count our blessings, which should not be taken lightly. 

The next time you feel the need to complain or get upset because life does not seem to be going the way you planned, pause, and then reflect on what you have and count your blessings. Appreciate the things around you, the ability to feel the warmth of the sun against your face and to feel the change from one season to another. Show kindness to family, friends, or even strangers who become new friends, which can brighten someone else’s day. I could go on, but try this for yourself -- take just one day to think about all the blessings in your life. It is an eye-opening experience, one that made me look at things from a more positive perspective.

It’s the little things in life that are often taken for granted. Learn to count your blessings, fully acknowledging each one. Life is precious. Live each moment with a thankful heart, become contagious, and spread this mindset to others!

Deborah Jones

District 27 Chaplain