By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director
The following information was sent from Toastmasters International.
|April 21, 2020
Dear Club President and Vice President Education,
We know that due to the evolving impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), some members are having difficulties finding opportunities to present speeches in the club setting. Because of this, Toastmasters International has made the following allowances regarding special meetings devoted solely for prepared speeches, also known as Speakathons, to increase speaking opportunities for many members.
The current rules that apply to conducting a Speakathon:
Effective immediately and until June 30, 2020, the following modifications are in place.
We understand the impact of the virus on club meetings may vary and as such, some clubs may have transitioned to meeting online while others may have stopped meeting entirely. We encourage you to support the club officers in your District in making the best decision for their members so they can continue working toward their communication and leadership goals for the program year.