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Summer issue of District 71 newsletter is published

Summer get-togethers like this one in Killarney were a highlight of the Toastmasters summer.

Summer get-togethers like this one in Killarney were a highlight of the Toastmasters summer.

Summer Newsletter Published

I am delighted to report the summer issue of our newsletter has been published. A highlight of this issue is a welcome from Red Skelton, our new District Director. There are messages from Programme Quality Director Patricia O’Reilly and Club Growth Director John Cox, and a public relations update from me, Laura Bruce. My news includes the launch of the “DCW — Distinguished Club Website”  programme — a new initiative to ensure your club’s website does what it needs to do.

A copy of the newsletter will be emailed to all members of District 71. If you don’t receive your email copy, check your spam folder. And make sure you haven’t inadvertently unsubscribed to emails from District 71!

To download a copy of the newsletter (1.1 MB) click here. And let us know what you think! Contributions always welcome.

World Championship of Public Speaking prep

If you can get to London on Saturday 15 July, you will be treated to a day-long spectacular known as the “Road to Vancouver”. You’ll be supporting our D71 International Speech Contest champion Vinette Hoffman-Jackson, as she prepares for the world’s biggest stage! Vinette will be representing us at the World Championship of Public Speaking in Vancouver in August! Come along Saturday as she delivers her speech alongside the other European champions.

Besides hearing Vinette and the other champs, there will be a World Championship panel moderated by Iain Hawkins featuring former WCOPS finalist Olivia Schofield.

There will also be an evaluation masterclass by Taz Miah, and Antonio Meza’s world-class keynote. The organisers promise another surprise, for a truly spectacular Saturday.

Networking reception and option to go to dinner afterwards — what’s not to like? Click here to get more information and buy your tickets!  Hope to see you there!

— Laura

Show your support for our champion Saturday at the Road to Vancouver event in London!

Show your support for our champion Saturday at the Road to Vancouver event in London!