D25 Speech & Evaluation Party!

D25 Speech & Evaluation Party!

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   D25 Speech & Evaluation Party! Click on date for Zoom Link April 13, 2020 – Monday, 7:00PM-8:30PM April 29, 2020 – Wednesday, 7:00PM-8:30PM May 12, 2020, Tuesday, 7:00PM-8:30PM April 2, 2020 – Thursday, 7:00PM-8:30PM – Big Success! Grab your prepared speech and evaluator and head to the D25 Speech & Evaluation Party!  The district is offering a platform for you to get caught up on speeches. Everything you need to know: 1.       Bring a prepared speech! 2.       Bring someone to give you an evaluation. Don’t worry if you can’t get anyone, we’ll have some extra...

Engage!

Engage!

By Steven Timmons, DTM Have you engaged in Pathways? If not, then this article has important information for you to consider. A definition of engage as a verb is 1. Occupy, attract, or involve (someone’s interest or attention). 2. Participate or become involved in. Follow me as I discuss engagement. As the Toastmasters year winds down, your chance to engage is almost up since on July 1st, Pathways is King. I get it… change is difficult and never fun. However, change in today’s world is a constant rather than an exception (COVID 19 anyone?). For the most part it is...

Leadership Award Submission Extension

Leadership Award Submission Extension

  By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director Toastmasters International is extending the deadline for specific aspects of the Advanced Leadership Silver. In summary, this extension allows – 1. Successful Club Coaches to file for Club Coach Credit AND Year of District Service up to June 30, 2021. 2. Club Mentors, assigned no later than December 31, 2020, to file for Club Mentor credit up to June 30, 2021. 3. Club Sponsors of new clubs can receive Sponsor credit if the club is officially chartered by June 30, 2021. 4. Area Directors serving the 2020-2021 year can file for a year...

Let’s keep connected: a message from Deepak Menon

Let’s keep connected: a message from Deepak Menon

The following is email sent to Toastmasters members  from President Deepak Menon due to COVID-19   March 24, 2020 My dear fellow Toastmasters and friends, The pandemic caused by the coronavirus is now affecting all aspects of our personal and professional lives with so many activities on hold. For us, as Toastmasters, this is unsettling and makes us feel isolated. We rely on one another for growth, support, and camaraderie. We have helped one another become stronger leaders, speakers, and team players. Communication is at our core; we thrive on it. While we are most comfortable fully engaged with in-person...

Celebrating Glenda Curry-One Amazing Lady!

Celebrating Glenda Curry-One Amazing Lady!

By Diana Patton, DTM, VP Education Alliance Networks Toastmasters Club I know each member of Alliance Networks Toastmasters club joins me in  ‘Celebrating GLENDA’ not just because she completed her Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) award on March 10, but all the amazing things she has done as a member of our club. On March 10, 2020 it was my honor as not only the VP Education at Alliance Networks Toastmasters Club but also a friend to submit Glenda Curry’s DTM award. She has been an amazing since February 2012.  Always setting the bar high as a member, officer, mentor and all...

Guide for Conducting Online Toastmasters Meetings

Guide for Conducting Online Toastmasters Meetings

Compiled by Chuck Mencke, DTM – District 25 Toastmasters – 03/19/20 This document contains several guides to help you and your club conduct effective online meetings for your Toastmasters club. I’ve gathered these documents from Toastmaster friends from around the globe that I’ve gotten to know while attending online meetings over the last few years. I have received their blessing to share these guides with our members and clubs to help them navigate “uncharted” territory. I have done my best to give credit where credit is due. Something very interesting to note is contained in the last document “Tips for...

April Renewal Extension

April Renewal Extension

Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director March 17, 2020 Dear Club Officer, The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to impact Toastmasters around the world, and we understand the challenge this poses for many as the April dues renewal period approaches. To provide added support to our members and clubs, the Board of Directors has extended the April renewals due date to April 30, 2020. This extension has the following impacts: As a club officer, the on-time payment of dues ensures your access to Club Central. If you have not paid your renewal dues by April 1, 2020, you will continue to have access...

Update to District 25 Business Due to COVID-19

Update to District 25 Business Due to COVID-19

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   Update to District 25 Business Due to COVID-19   Dear D25 Toastmasters: Here in District 25, we take the health and wellbeing of our members and their families seriously.  As such we want to keep you up to date on changes that affect you. Current changes to District 25 business: Toastmasters International has temporarily lifted the policy to now allow all clubs to meet virtually. The club should vote if they want to continue meeting in person. If you continue to meet in person, please follow local health guidelines including contact.  You will...

All Work?

All Work?

By Ninfa Flewitt, DTM, Division A Director We’ve heard the saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” At D25, it seems like your District Leaders are all work. Believe me that we do work… a lot! We work to make the District stronger for you! With Contest Season in full swing, just following Winter TLIs, and now that dues are due, it may seem that we are all work and no play.  Let me dispel that myth right now. Recently, the Trio treated the Division Directors to a night out. Business was off the table. What...

Outstanding Member March 2020

Outstanding Member March 2020

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director Looks great!  Just a couple tweaks.  Can you move the title .05 mm to the right, change the circle to square and the other square to a trapezoid, bold the underlined words, turn the layout to portrait … It takes a special someone to work with the District to create all the incentives flyers, conference trifold, save the date cards, programs, and the list goes on and on! That special someone is Laura Stewart, District 25’s Outstanding Member of the Month. Laura’s talent is unparalleled in creating vibrant eye-catching materials – and she does it all...