District 71 - UK & Ireland

Welcome to the official District 71 website. District 71 is a strong, proud district constituted in 1972. Currently, our District is made up of over 180 clubs and 4,300 members and spans across Ireland, Scotland, Northern Wales, Northern England, Midlands, and East of England Find out where our clubs are, about the big events that go on throughout the year, who makes up your district leadership team and the diary of events for the year.

Welcome
  • James McGinty, 2016 Humorous Speech Contest Winner

    James McGinty, 2016 Humorous Speech Contest Winner

  • Paula Kelleher, 2016 Table Topics Contest Winner

    Paula Kelleher, 2016 Table Topics Contest Winner

Latest News

Latest News

Find out the latest happenings in District 71
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Calendar

Calendar

Find out about all the important upcoming events
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Find a club.

Find a club.

Find a local club? Why not visit a club while on holidays?
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District Team

District Team

What does the D71 District Leadership team look like?
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Notification of District Council Meeting

The Spring District Council meeting will take place in the Worsley Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Greater Manchester on Saturday 13th May at 10.30 am.  This meeting will take place in conjunction with the District Conference.  The District council – which includes district leaders, club presidents and vice presidents education – serves as the administrative governing body of the district.  See Policy and Protocol, Protocol 7.1: District Events, 5. District Council Meetings for details on how business is conducted in this meeting. Click here to access the TI International Policies and Procedures.

Competition Winners

folderThe answers to the recent competition and winners of this padfolio are listed below.  Thanks to all that entered.  Do check back regularly to this website for more fantastic competitions.

David Banfro, Hertfordshire Speakers Club

Sandra Losty, Lucan Toastmasters

Margaret O’Donoghue, West Cork Toastmasters

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PR Tips 2nd April Presenter – Daniel Sandars

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Join us on April 2nd @ 8pm 

Presenter: Daniel Sandars

During this session Daniel will go through the best practice when assigning new members to online accounts for clubs.

Please register for PR Tips – Digital Succession – Daniel Sandars on April 2nd , 2017 8pm.  You must register to attend the call, by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Welcome on Board

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The District is pleased to welcome its newest corporate club to Division E Area 48 – Chester Corporate Speakers.

 

Congratulations to all who contributed to chartering this club and we wish it many, many successful years.

 

 

Competition Time

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The District is giving away 3 of these folders.  To be in with a chance of winning simply answer a few questions.  All the answers are available on this website.  Hint …. use the keyword search feature …

 

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Winners of “Fall into Winter” campaign

Congratulations to the following clubs – they added 5 new, dual or reinstated members to their clubs between 1 November and 31 December 2016.  Is your club among the winners?

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Aletta Rochat Region Advisor Visits District 71

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Aletta Rochat DTM (Region Advisor for  Europe, Middle East and Africa) is visiting District 71 to support our clubs and members and to promote Toastmasters.  She is a professional speaker, trainer and author.   Aletta will be speaking at a variety of events in Ireland & Scotland.

Aletta lives in Cape Town, South Africa and is the author of ‘The Wedding Speaker’s Guide’, a guide to make sure that Wedding Speakers are remembered – for all the right reasons! She is a Distinguished Toastmaster.   As Region Advisor, Rochat is a working ambassador of Toastmasters International.

Karen O’Donnell, our District PR Manager has liaised with various groups & Division S Leadership Team to bring you the following events:- Read More

Welcome On Board

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On behalf of the District, the Club Growth Director, Patricia O’Reilly, is pleased to welcome the following new clubs to date:-
  • G-Toast UK
  • Amazon Toastmasters
  • Accentuators
  • Google Phonic
  • Anglian Advanced Speakers

We wish them and their members many successful and distinguished Toastmasters years!

 

May Conference Details

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Be sure to check this site for full details on the May Conference.

Hall of Fame

At the recent November Conference in Dublin, a large number of members were recognised for their achievements over the past year.  The following people received top awards

  • John Kendall – Area Director of the Year (Area 20)
  • Constance Turner – Division Director of the Year (Division G)
  • Karen O’Donnell – Toastmaster of the Year (Dublin 18 Toastmasters)