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 nearly 200 clubs and 4,400 members. It 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
  • The SafeHaven 2018 team will give you a warm welcome 11-13 May in Cork!

    The SafeHaven 2018 team will give you a warm welcome 11-13 May in Cork!

  • Will you join our hashtag campaign? Share your club photos with #WeAreToastmasters

    Will you join our hashtag campaign? Share your club photos with #WeAreToastmasters

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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Organising an Open Night?

Plain Speakers

Is your club organising an open night? John Russell from Plain Speakers wanted to promote his club’s open night, and contacted the local radio station.

Kildare FM invited him in for a live interview in the studio, and John gave an excellent introduction for visitors ahead of their event.

Here is a link to the interview, starting at about 24 minutes in. Enjoy!

 

NEW!  The Blueprint for Club and Membership Growth

Looking for ideas for growing and retaining members?  Planning to start a new club?  Struggling to attract visitors?  Problems with member retention?

Toolkit for membership growth

Then take a look at the BLUEPRINT FOR CLUB AND MEMBERSHIP GROWTH.

Compiled from examples of good practice the Toolkit contains: Read More

News from SafeHaven 2018 Conference team

Hot off the press, it’s the debut edition of the Safehaven Conference Newsletter.

The SafeHaven team in Cork have news!

Volume 1 of the SafeHaven newsletter includes everything you need to book a place at the conference. This includes details of how you must book the conference first before you can book accommodation.

But that’s not all. . .

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Are you ready to ‘Talk Up Toastmasters’ and win some prizes?

It’s time to Talk up Toastmasters and win some prizes for your club!

Add and pay for 5, 7 or 10 or more New, Dual or Reinstated Members between the 1st February to 31st March 2018 and win TI shop prizes to the value of $20, $40 and $75. In addition Toastmasters International will award the “Talk Up Toastmasters” ribbon for your banner, plus give you a 10% discount on TI shop purchases. 

Good Luck!

John Cox

Club Growth Director

The January D71 newsletter is out!

If you thought tonight’s supermoon-blue moon combination was something really special, then you probably won’t be all that impressed by the new D71 newsletter.

But just in case, here it is. Stories from around the district, with Division S (my home division) contributing a number of articles. There’s a lot of information. And a LOT of photos. In fact, before I compressed it, this issue was 25.6 MB!

I hope you enjoy it! Click here to open the PDF: D71 January 2018 newsletter

[Now, get back out there and look at that moon! :D]

 

#WeAreToastmasters

We’ve launched our new hashtag campaign! Please help us by getting involved. Post photos of your club members — a group photo is ideal — and tag the post #WeAreToastmasters. Let’s take this message around the world!

Region 11 Advisor Aletta Rochat (seated, centre) helped us as #WeAreToastmasters launched formally at District Officer Training in Manchester on Sunday (28 Jan 2018). Photo by Martin Mansell.

Region Advisor Aletta Rochat makes the most of her visit

 We have been delighted to host Region 11 Advisor Aletta Rochat in District 71 for the past week. Division Directors Robert Brooke and Daniel Sandars in Divisions G and H created a jam-packed itinerary. In total, Aletta attended nearly than a dozen District 71 events! At the majority of these, Aletta led a workshop, so she’s been very busy to say the least!

Sharing a laugh at Milton Keynes Executive Action

 

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Region 11 Director Aletta Rochat to spend next week in D71

Aletta Rochat is Toastmasters International’s Region 11 Advisor

We’re delighted that Region 11 Director Aletta Rochat will be visiting us next week. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Aletta will spend a week in D71. She’ll be visiting clubs and giving presentations to a range of audiences across Division H. After a hectic week, she’ll join the District Leadership Team for training in Manchester at the weekend.

A packed itinerary

Among her stops will be the 15th Anniversary celebrations of Anglia Communicators on Monday 23rd January. An auspicious occasion indeed, Aletta’s presence will be the icing on the cake for this Peterborough, England club. There, she’ll lead a workshop, “How to Prepare a Great Speech when you have NO time to prepare” .

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The December newsletter is here!

The December 2017 edition of the D71 newsletter has been published. Highlights include news from Division D, an update on club growth tools, news from the Alignment Committee, plus a round-up of PR incentives, including details on how your club can access up to €200 toward the cost of a public event.

Click here to read the newsletter: December newsletter D71.compressed

A Christmas message from our District Director

While we’re only at the halfway point of the Toastmasters year, the end of December marks the end of the calendar year.

It’s a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, and also to reflect on the year that has been.

Whether this is your first year or your thirtieth, I hope you feel that this year in Toastmasters has given you not just new skills and confidence but also the joy of camaraderie, new friendships, and a feeling of being a part of something positive.

Looking ahead, I hope you will continue to find benefit in your involvement in Toastmasters, and continue to grow and develop both your public speaking as well as your leadership skills.

On behalf of the entire District Leadership Team, I wish you a very merry Christmas, and a healthy, happy and successful 2018.

Red Skelton

District 71 Director