Grow the Family (and your club could win US$200!)
Attracting guests benefits everyone – meetings are more fun, guests experience the energy of a of a better-attended meeting, and many choose to become full members.
Running February 1 to June 30, use these 5 simple steps – and your club could find itself with lots of new members, and win US$200 to spend in the Toastmasters International store!
|Make it easy for guests to find you!
|Greet potential guests quickly!
|Have fun promoting your club!
|Count your guests!
|We’ll track your new members!
Your club can score points for easy activities that will make your club even more attractive to prospective guests and members. This is a great opportunity to involve ALL your members – some might want to take on related projects that will help them complete a Path.
George Keenan Award Nominations
George Keenan Award Nominations are now being accepted.
Nomination Deadline: March 15, 2024
Do you know a Toastmaster who has served District 60 in a leadership role and continues to support the District?
A Toastmaster who exemplifies the Toastmasters values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence?
A Toastmaster who continues to serve in various capacities, both visible and behind-the-scenes, as well as promote Toastmasters within District 60 and beyond?
Click here and you can nominate a past district leader you feel meets these qualifications.
The 2024 George Keenan Award will be presented at the District 60 Conference in May 2024.
Congratulations, District 60!
Thanks to our 50 clubs that achieved Distinguished+ status in 2022-23, our District was presented with the District Program Quality Award by 2022/23 International President, Matt Kinsey.
This award is earned by each and every member of a District 60 club who joined, participated and completed Path Levels. We could not be prouder of our members who made this happen!
Let’s keep it going – we’re off to a strong start this year, with club members in 28 of our clubs having already completed one or more Path Levels.
Pathways is evolving!
You may have seen the email recently from Toastmasters International regarding upcoming enhancements to Pathways
We now know that:
- These changes are scheduled for the first half of 2024;
- The Path you’re already working on, or begin before the changes are implemented, will continue to be available with no interruption or change.
To find out more, please click here.
From Region 6 to Region 5
What you may not know is that District 60 belongs to one of 14 Regions worldwide, and for the last few years that Region has been Region 6 which currently comprises 10 Districts.
Announced at the International Convention in August, the fourteen Regions that span the Toastmasters world will change their boundaries on July 1, 2024 – please click here for more information.
District 60 will become a part of Region 5, which will be more west-east than our current Region 6’s north-south configuration.
Using Prepared Speeches for Career Success – Panel Discussion
Senior management of a corporation will often ask its workforce to improve communication skills. Communicating effectively and with confidence is highly valued in the workplace. Prepared speeches at Toastmasters are a great way to learn to present a message that is simple yet effective and impactful, one that will differentiate you in the workplace.
At the Using Prepared Speeches for Career Success – Panel Discussion hosted by District 60, the following three topics were discussed:
- Benefits of Giving Prepared Speeches to Career Success:
- How to make speeches less effort and more fun
- How to make Pathways works for you
The distinguished panel comprised of the following:
- Andrew Mertens, DTM, 2022/23 District 60 District Director
- John Ribeiro, DTM, Certified Leadership Coach
- Mthabisi Mhlanga, Winner of District 60 2022 International Speech Contest and Quarter-finalist at the 2022 World Champion of Public Speaking.
The panellists shared many personal career success stories which they felt were due to the skills learned through prepared speeches. The overarching message was: If we are at Toastmasters to learn to communicate effectively and with confidence in the workplace, then it is important that we give as many prepared speeches as possible.