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Renewals Deadline is Sept 30th

Membership renewals deadline is September 30th.  Note there is no longer any grace period.  To ensure you are eligible to partake in the Humorous Speech or Table Topics Contest, you must be a fully paid up member by the date of the contest.  The club must also have a minimum of 8 active (paid up) members.   To learn more about the Speech Contest be sure to check out

Notification of District Council Meeting

The Autumn District Council meeting will take place in the Regency Hotel, Dublin on Saturday 12th November at 11.15am.  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.

New D71 Leadership Team 2016 – 2017

The 2016 – 2017 District Leadership Team (DLT) is as follows

  • District Director – Michael Collins
  • Program Quality Director – Robert Skelton
  • Club Growth Director – Patricia O’Reilly
  • Public Relations Manager – Karen O’Donnell
  • Administration Manager – Sam Warner
  • Finance Manager – John Cox

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Area and Division Contest Dates and Venues

Toastmasters-Trophy1It’s that time of year again!  Why not check out your neighbouring Areas or Division Contests for quality speeches and guaranteed entertainment.  The most up to date list is now available, thanks to Moira Beaton.  Check out your District Calendar.

Call for Nominations is open

At the upcoming District Council meeting at the Limerick Riverside Spring Conference we will be electing our District Leaders for 2016/2017. Nominations are now open for the following positions:

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PR Publications Service – Call for Quotations

Toastmasters UK and Ireland (Districts 71 and 91) are seeking a supplier to deliver a public relations publication service for the period beginning July 2016 for three years, subject to annual renewal.

The following document; UK and Ireland D91 and D71 PR Publication Service Requirement, describes the requirements for the service and provides information about Toastmasters International. It also provides the questions we would like to have answered in any quotation for the service.

The closing date for quotations is the 25th March, 2016.

Freddie Daniells Coming to Limerick Feb 28th

Freddie Daniels

Freddie Daniells is coming to Limerick to deliver a workshop entitled “Speech Contests and Evaluations”. What a perfect time of the year to learn from the “Speech Master” himself as many members turn their eyes to the International Speech and Evaluation Contest.  Peter Redmond and Billy Daly will also deliver training on the fantastic Club Management Tool – EasySpeak. Not to be missed!  All kicks off at 10.30am on Sunday 28th February.  For more info click Freddie Daniells Workshop

District International Speech Winner Expenses

Don’t let the thoughts of expensive travel to Washington prevent you from entering and winning the District 71 International Speech Contest.

Policy 6.0 of the Governing Documents of Toastmasters International states

3. Toastmasters International pays the travel expenses of each contestant who
participates in the International Speech Contest at the semi-final level at the
International Convention. The travel allowance is computed in the same
manner and subject to the same restrictions as that of district leaders.