COVIDDistrict EventsTI DeadlinesVirtual Business Meeting

2021 Virtual/Hybrid District Council Meetings, Campaigns, and Election Guidelines

By Chris Raneri, DTM, District Director Except from the email the District Leadership Team received March 1, 2021: Dear District Leaders, Attached you will find some resources to assist with the upcoming Annual District Council meeting and elections. Please share the information with the appropriate teams in the District. The Board of Directors has provided clarification…

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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…

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New Connections Through Isolation

by Jamie Reeg, Club Secretary, Alliance Networks Toastmasters Since the onset of the changes in the world, we have experienced many new things, the biggest one in Toastmasters being virtual meetings. Aside from figuring out how to best conduct a meeting on Zoom instead of in person, we have been able to have guests from…

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New District Recognition Awards

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

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Pathways Access extended and Toastmaster Magazine Update

by Jamie Pickering, DTM, District Director The following was sent to members from Toastmasters International. May 6, 2020Dear Toastmasters, Thank you for putting your trust in the Board of Directors as we work together to navigate this difficult time. COVID-19 has put a strain on the economy, directly affecting Toastmasters International and many of our…

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Club EventsCOVIDSpeech Contests

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 an…

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