Important decisions related to District 50
Dear ,

We hope that you all are safe and sound.

The District Executive Committee met today and some of the important things that were discussed are outlined below. This meeting was called after the Toastmasters International Board of Directors met on March 14. The directives were sent to the Senior 3 in an email. Click here to read the email.

Spring Conference

Toastmasters International has restricted all the Districts from holding in-person events until June 1, 2020. With this directive, we can no longer have our Spring Conference on April 30-May 2, 2020. The District would be moving to a mini-conference at The University of Texas at Dallas on June 12-13, 2020 . This is again subject to the guidelines received from the local government/city councils/CDC. In case we have to cancel the in-person event on June 12-13, District 50 will conduct a Virtual Conference. More updates would be forthcoming on d50tm.org/wow2020

Speech Contests

TI has asked the Districts to decide if they want to continue to host their Speech Contests. District 50 will continue to hold its Speech Contests . Below is the preliminary schedule

Mock Contest - April 3, 2020
Remaining Area Contests - April 8-16, 2020
Division Contests - April 23-May 2, 2020
District Contest - June 12-13, 2020

More details would be updated on the Contests page here

District Annual Business Meeting (Online)

The Online District Annual Business Meeting would be conducted on
May 16, 2020 at 10 AM Central Time . Details about the attendance and voting procedures would be shared in the near future.

Online Meetings:

Request a Zoom Account

District 50 has decided to support the clubs by sponsoring a "Shared" Zoom account for the next 2 months. These accounts would be shared by multiple clubs. If you are a Corporate Club or would like to use your own Online Conferencing account, please feel free to do so. Else simply fill out the form by clicking here . We would recommend the community/University clubs to for sure make use of this opportunity

The District is also negotiating a discount on the Zoom plans. We shall keep you posted about the same.

Post a Speaking Opportunity

If your Club has a speaking opportunity available and you would like to post it online, please do so simply fill out the form by clicking here .

Post your Online Meeting details

If your Club wants to post the Meeting details of your club meeting, please do so simply fill out the form by clicking here .

Precautions : For detailed information about the Coronavirus, including prevention and treatment suggestions, please see the CDC website. Additionally, there are many preventative measures you can take to keep yourself healthy. These include:

  • Avoiding close contact with sick people.
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap is not available.   
  • Avoiding touching your face, eyes, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Staying home if you become sick to avoid infecting others.

Updates about District 50's position on Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found here .

We are in this with you and hope to support you all through these tough times. Remember together we are stronger than we can ever be as individuals.

In your service forever!

Gaurav Shekhar, DTM
District Director,
District 50, Toastmasters International