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Club Suspension and Reinstatement
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Club Suspension and Reinstatement

Toastmasters International sent following information to Club Officers regarding club suspension and reinstatement.   October 19, 2020 Dear Club Officers, As the effects of COVID-19 have continued to evolve, so have our clubs and members. We have heard from many club officers around the world about the creative ways they have adapted, using new and...

Outstanding Member – October
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Outstanding Member – October

by Chris Raneri, DTM District Director One speaker, two speaker, three speaker, four!  This month’s Outstanding Member has been spending their time visiting over 55 clubs this Toastmasters year to promote a program that may be D25’s best kept secret – the Speakers Bureau.  This program allows our members the ability to have speaking opportunities...

PLATFORM MASTERY: HOW TO COMMAND YOUR STAGE
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PLATFORM MASTERY: HOW TO COMMAND YOUR STAGE

You won’t want to miss this exciting event!  Mark your calendars, Saturday November 21st 10am – 11:30am.  Presented by District 25’s Speakers Bureau. Most presenters take the stage, but very few COMMAND the stage. What are the skills and techniques that the exceptional professionals use to command the stage? Our presenter today, Mark Brown, CSP,...

Training Opportunities – District 3
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Training Opportunities – District 3

By Ninfa Flewitt, DTM, Program Quality Director   District 3 which is part of our region has invited our members to attend.  I encourage you to attend and mention it at your club meetings. October 14th 7pm (Arizona GMT-7) – How to use Facebook for club success – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wn56qYZPQi-5pZAXDxTOjw October 20th  6:30 – 8:30 pm (Arizona...

2020 Summit 2 Steps Forward
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2020 Summit 2 Steps Forward

By Tammy Kasterke, DTM, Summit Registration Chair 2020   The Summit is near… it’s virtual this year… and we want you to be here! (did you catch the fancy rhyming?) Maybe you’re asking ‘Why the Summit?  What’s in it for me?’ Good questions… so take note of this year’s unique Summit virtual experience. Area Council...

Take YOUR 2 Steps Forward!
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Take YOUR 2 Steps Forward!

By Emily Murray, DTM, Summit Chair 2020   Summit is just a couple weeks away! I know you want to spend Nov 7 with your friends learning cool new things! We have a full day planned for you so you can take your 2 Steps Forward with Summit. Area Council in the morning- for Club...

My Awards Banquet Experience
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My Awards Banquet Experience

By Craig Sims, IP1   I am new to Toastmasters.  I’ve been a member for less than three months.  Even so, I decided to attend the Banquet.  To be honest, I wanted to attend the banquet for purely selfish reasons.  Like many people, I have been feeling isolated because of the “lock down” due to...

Speakathons – Update from TI
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Speakathons – Update from TI

Toastmasters International to Club Presidents, VPE 8/25/20   August 25, 2020 Dear Club President and Vice President Education, With the continuing and evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, some members may still experience difficulties finding opportunities to present speeches in the club setting. As a club officer, you may occasionally encounter challenges with conducting meetings where there are enough participants...