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Treasurer Plus Mentor Times Two Equals A Triple Threat
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Treasurer Plus Mentor Times Two Equals A Triple Threat

by Helena Studmire, SR3 – Treasurer, NCTCOG Toastmasters The 2019-2020 Toastmaster year has been quite interesting, to say the least. I was elected as Treasurer for my club, NCTCOG Toastmasters, in June 2019. On a Friday in late summer 2019, I began the process of mentoring a new Toastmaster member, Evan. The next day, on...

Help Them Achieve Their Goals
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Help Them Achieve Their Goals

by Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following was emailed to club members June 8, 2020.   June 8, 2020 Dear Toastmasters, The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has impacted the world as we once knew it. Millions have lost their jobs and are left wondering what’s next. With your help, a brighter future awaits! If someone...

New District Recognition Awards
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New District Recognition Awards

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following email was send from Toastmasters International to District Leaders regarding new District recognition awards for Areas, Divisions, District.   May 28, 2020 Dear District Leader, There is cause for celebration. As Toastmasters clubs and Districts around the world adapt to the effects the coronavirus crisis is having...

New Club Recognition Awards
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New Club Recognition Awards

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following email was send from Toastmasters International to all Club Officers. May 28, 2020 Dear Club Officer, There is cause for celebration. As Toastmasters clubs around the world adapt to the effects the coronavirus crisis is having on in-person events and meetings, Toastmasters International is taking note of...

We’re Still Standing
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We’re Still Standing

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   Don’t you know we’re still standing better than we ever did Looking like a true Toastmaster, feeling like a better me We’re still standing after quarantine Celebrate the pieces of our life with 70 on our mind We’re still standing six feet away We’re still standing wash germs...

24 Hours of Toastmasters
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24 Hours of Toastmasters

By Greg Pick, DTM, Past District Director My friend Nadia called two weeks before the planned 24 hours of Toastmasters event with the theme “Together Towards Tomorrow.”  She asked me for a favor, “Would I be willing to fill a role in the 24 hours of Toastmasters event?”  I was pleased and honored that a friend...

Update on Speakathons from Toastmasters
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Update on Speakathons from Toastmasters

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...

Virtual District Council Meetings, Campaigns, and Election Guidelines
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Virtual District Council Meetings, Campaigns, and Election Guidelines

By Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director   District Leadership Team received this email April 12, 2020: Dear District Leaders, With the recent exceptions made by the Board of Directors, communicated on April 6, we’ve complied guidelines on how to conduct the upcoming District council meetings, candidate campaigns/showcase, and elections. This message has been sent to...

Let the Contest Begin!
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Let the Contest Begin!

By Diana Pittman, DTM (Note:  Not Diana Patton – difference Pitter/Patter)   Remember the early cautionary suggestion to Social Distant from others?  Imagine that moment was our last in-person Toastmasters club meeting. The last time to see our weekly club members, no more anticipation of our monthly dinners, no more hugging our good friends, and...

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