June 9, 2022

As we are approaching the end of the current Toastmasters year, let's take a moment to reflect on the past 11 months. Some of you may have already achieved your goals and some of you are close to achieving them- don’t give up, keep it going. I would like to take a moment to thank you for your commitment. Let's all end the year on a very high note. 

Are you looking to add more members to your club? Have you considered a membership drive? To support your effort, we are doing a Toastmasters demonstration meeting on a Facebook Live event on June 13, 7pm PST. Reach out to guests and invite them to attend this event. I highly recommend that you attend this live demo, and share about your club on Facebook chat. You never know, your new member may be one of the guests attending. Invite your colleagues & friends to our Facebook Live event and post about this on your social media pages.

We apologize for the inconvenience of processing payments for new members and renewals. The Toastmasters website is now back online. Add 1 member or more to your club by June 30 and Take Your Pick. Please let us know if you are having any issues processing the payments or renewals or new members. We would be happy to help. 

We have consolidated the Club Credits and appreciate your patience as we wait for the Toastmasters store to come back online. Since all credits will expire on June 30th, please redeem before the deadline. If you don't know what to purchase, credits can be converted into TI gift certificates. Send an email to credits@d101tm.org if you have any questions.

Congratulations to all the members for completing Pathways levels! You can continue to submit educational awards on Club Central and Basecamp. Alternatively, please send an email to educationprogram@toastmasters.org 

Please take advantage of all the district programs that are designed to help you succeed. While you continue to support your VPE in submitting educational awards, your Treasurer in membership payments, and your VPPR in promoting your club, please don't forget to submit the new club officers list by June 30th for the upcoming year which starts on July 1, 2022. 

We will celebrate this year’s accomplishments and kick off the new year on a strong path during the Leadership Recognition on July 16th. Register Today! We will present awards to the Club Officer of the Year, the Area Director of the Year, the Division Director of the Year, and the Toastmaster of the Year. We will be installing the incoming District Leaders: Kalpana Aroda as District Director, Abhijeet Joshi as Program Quality Director, Raji Bandanapudi as Club Growth Director along with all the Division and Area Directors.

If you are an officer for the upcoming term, then sign up for the Early Bird Virtual Club Officer Training on June 16th. Bookmark the training webpage to keep track of the various sessions that will be posted in the coming weeks. If you have been an officer a few times, have you considered stepping into a District leadership role? If you have any questions, reach out to District Director Elect, Kalpana Aroda, at dlc@d101tm.org 

Throughout the year, I have seen countless members work towards building transferable skills. I hope you embraced Your Toastmasters Journey, working as one team with fellow Toastmasters and pursuing excellence. As always, I am more than happy to assist you in any way. We are 3 weeks away from success, let's go all-in!

Shyamala Sista, DTM
District Director, 2021-22