“Got Members! ReMix”

“Got Members! ReMix”

by Marcheta Gardner, DTM Club Growth Director Friday, October 16 we held a second round of “Got Members! ReMix” to highlight tips for attracting and retaining members!  Marcheta Gardner, D25 Club Growth Director and the Club Growth Team leveraged information from the DEC as well as information drawn from the Growing Members Manual from TI!  This was a nice mix of here’s what’s in the manual, life experience, and sharing from the 25+ participants! Feedback from the chat during the session expressed gratitude for sharing the information and let the team know this was helpful. We had lots of thanks...

Club Suspension and Reinstatement

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 innovative methods to increase membership and engage members across virtual platforms. Due to continued restrictions on in-person meetings, clubs have also expressed challenges with encouraging prospective members to join and regular members to renew. The pandemic has spanned two renewal periods and the Board of...

Outstanding Member – October

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 outside of their club environment and helps promote the brand of Toastmasters.  This all leads to increased member knowledge, increased membership growth in our clubs and in some cases, can even lead to a new club lead.  I am proud to announce that the D25...

PLATFORM MASTERY: HOW TO COMMAND YOUR STAGE

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, WCPS, has been using those techniques to command stages on 5 continents, for more than 25 years. He will share some of the common mistakes most presenters make, as well as essential ‘must-haves’ for being unforgettable on the platform. Attend this intensive, deep-dive session to...

Tough Choices, More Options

Tough Choices, More Options

by Marcheta Gardner, DTM – Club Growth Director As we closed out the Membership Drive on 9/30, we had a few people searching for clubs as some clubs made the hard decision about renewals.  We know this is reality in these COVID times. Phew, that was heavy! How about we lift this up! Just because your club made choices about renewals or about closing, you still have options for continuing your membership. You can join another club to continue your journey. You can even join more than one, when your club ultimately renews. By the way, clubs can still renew (get a minimum...

Training Opportunities – District 3

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 GMT-7) – Effective Visual Presentations –https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIofu2vqz8sEtJwSabpAFJxhphz5wKhFGRN October 21st 7.30pm (Arizona GMT-7)  – How to host and advertise an open house in a virtual world – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s_di0OuITKKDsTeFcRxtIA October 28th 7pm (Arizona GMT-7) – How to use Youtube to promote your clubs – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mJVuB2NBQaqoQbd2Uyn16w November 7th 10 am –...

Are you struggling with a great way to complete Pathways projects?

Are you struggling with a great way to complete Pathways projects?

By Greg Pick, DTM, Pathways Coordinator I know that I struggled – at first. But with a little bit of effort, I learned just how practical Pathways can be.  Pathways has many practical applications at work, in the community, and in the club. We can even take credit for our routine activities related to leadership; some examples include charity fundraisers, leading a booster club at school, presiding over a lodge, or coordinating a girl scout troop cookie sale.  Work activities include leading any small team from 3-5 coworkers in any area.  Leadership in Toastmasters can be inside or outside the...

2020 Summit 2 Steps Forward

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 Meeting FREE – The Summit starts with District 25’s finest… your club officers!  District 25 Area Directors, Division Directors, and Club Officers**  will be inspired as leaders with: Area Council Keynote Speaker – Violetta Rios, Region Advisor, Your First Trial as a Servant Leader Active...

Take YOUR 2 Steps Forward!

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 Presidents, VPEs and VPMs to get down with their Area Directors and set up for some serious growth! The Keynote speaker will be Violetta Rios, Region 3 Advisor. Click here to register. Education Sessions Galore- we have 4 sessions, each of which has 3 concurrent presentations-...

A tribute to LaShunda Rundles with music , speech , songs and visuals

A tribute to LaShunda Rundles with music , speech , songs and visuals

By Ankur Bora, CC   Highway to Excellence toastmasters has a unique program called workshop where members get the opportunity to conduct a program of his own. On 17th September 2020, there was a unique event A tribute to LaShunda Rundles.   LaShunda Rundles was the 2008 World Champion of Public Speaking at the Toastmasters International convention in Calgary, Canada. Very few people knew she had been diagnosed with Lupus, a deadly and painful disease of the autoimmune system. The disease causes long-term pain throughout the body and in the joints, muscles and tissues. This made standing upright more difficult,...