Club Officer Training (COT) Part 2 begins November 1 to February 28, 2022!
Don’t wait till the last minuet to attend COT! Go to the District 60 calendar today for COT workshop dates! When all 7 club officers are trained by February 28, each officer will receive a free Clip-On Ring Light!
The final deadline to submite Round 1 Club Visit Reports to Toastmasters International is November 30th.
Complete 100% of all Area Director club visits and submit all reports for Round 1 by October 15, 2021. Receive $25 (US dollars) Toastmasters International gift certificate for each qualifying round.
Toastmasters’ 97th anniversary is October 22, 2021!
Ninety-seven years come, October 22nd will be Toastmasters Internationals’ 97th anniversary! Dr. Ralph Smedley would be so proud if he were here with us! While in California, Toastmasters grew from the basement in 1924 at the YMCA into an international organization. Its membership exceeds 364,000 in more than 16,200 clubs in 145 countries! It is time to celebrate!
Celebrate your achievements in Pathways!
Commemorate your club’s accomplishments!
Mention to your visitors during Open House Month and every month that Toastmasters International can change their professional and personal lives as it has ours! Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.
Open House Month Campaign
We know the power of Toastmasters and how it changes lives. If one succeeds in our communities, all of us move forward! Let us continue to move forward by opening our doors and accepting individuals in our communities and worldwide into our clubs! We love variety in our lives. We need diversity during our club meetings. We need to have people from all walks of life delivering speeches at our clubs presenting their personal views on life. The only way we can receive that sensation is by having Open Houses. Please open your club’s doors to your communities and let them in!
$25 (US dollars) Toastmasters International gift card will be rewarded to clubs with a membership growth of 5 or more new members during each of these periods. Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org at the end of the campaign if your club qualifies for this incentive.
Club Websites Campaign
This campaign will run until October 31st.
Unique websites are what drive individuals into action! Suppose your site’s information is dated or not well written. In that case, out-of-dated material and or weak content can cause a website’s visitor to decide not to visit your club.
Are you proud of your website? Do you think of your club’s website as eye candy? Enter your club’s website into the Club Website Campaign! The top ten website winners will be awarded $50 in Toastmasters International gift certificates! It’s a win-win situation because all of us learn from one another. Let us have some fun! Submit your club’s website into the website competition: email@example.com!
Division Directors, would you mind asking your Area Directors to share this message with the club President and VP Public Relations of their respective clubs?
Here is the list of the Website Campaign Participants! Take a look at your competition! Remember, ten clubs will win a fifty-dollar Toastmasters gift certificate. We have seven contestants, which means each club receives fifty bucks! Where is the competition in that? Come on, drop your club’s website link into the digital ring. You will have fun and may win fifty bucks!
|Club Name||Web Address|
|Deer Park Toastmasters||https://www.deerparktoastmasters.org/index.cgi?memberlogout|
|Inspiring Voices Toastmasters||https://inspiringvoices.toastmastersclubs.org/|
|West Mall Toastmasters||https://westmall.toastmastersclubs.org|
|Unstoppable Xpeakers Toastmasters Club||https://www.unstoppablexpeakers.club/|
|Speaking from Experience Advance Toastmasters||https://1818485.toastmastersclubs.org/|
|Applewood Achievers Toastmasters||https://applewoodachievers.toastmastersclubs.org/|
Success Story! Division Town Hall Meetings 2021!
Our District Director, Aneeta Pathak, was looking for a way to allow each member of District 60 to voice their questions and concerns to anyone connected to a Zoom meeting. That included Angela Ho, Club Growth Director, Andrew Mertens, Program Quality Director, Aneeta Pathak District Director.
Aneeta came up with the idea of having Division Town Hall Meetings one for each Division. It started on September 21, 2021, concluded on October 13, 2021. When you try something new, you don’t have any idea how the membership will respond. The energy was high each night. On average, we had thirty Toastmasters register for each meeting!
The networking before the meeting started was terrific! Toastmasters were asking each other questions and getting immediate answers! During each Town Hall meeting, Toastmasters received tools that will allow them to become better leaders! There was a period during the Town Hall meetings for Q&A and a little networking at the end! Some Toastmasters made return visits to the Town Hall meetings!
I can’t wait until we do this again in 2022 when COVID-19 has lessened its grip even more, and more of us can attend the Division Town Hall meetings in person!
Remaining in touch with you is essential. We have an optional three minute questionnaire that we want you to fill out! Filling out this questionnaire will allow us to design future Town Hall meetings to your additional benefit. We thank you in advance for your continued communication and support! https://forms.gle/fKKe2ioyCuUzz3p37
Important information: 2021-2022 International Speech contest
Districts across the world were asked by Toastmasters International to decide by July 31, 2021, how they would be conducting their International Speech contests at the Area, Division and District levels for this Toastmasters year (2021/2022).
The choice being online or in-person.
Read here to see the decision made by District 60.
Where’s my club?!
As of July 1, a brand new District – District 123 – exists, and District 60 has changed in size.
For the new District 60, we now have 6 divisions instead of 9, and three “division letters” have changed – G to B, H to D, I to E. Plus every area number in District 60 has changed.
For District 123, all is new.
To find out which division and area your club is now in, check out the following alignment reports: