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.
Club Growth Director
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! District 71 January 2018 newsletter (<–click here to open)
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.
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
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.
District 71 Director
District Director Red Skelton
District 71 Leadership Nominations Process is Open
Serving as a District Leader is a great responsibility, but an exciting opportunity to further develop your communication and leadership skills. The District Leadership Committee (DLC) is seeking Nominations for the roles of:
- District Director
- Program Quality Director
- Club Growth Director
- Public Relations Manager
- Division Director (for Divisions A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, M and S) Read More
A Toastmasters’ Club has multiple goals. Three of its primary goals are to:
- Create a strong, supportive club membership
- Enhance members’ speaking skills
- Prepare members for real life experiences
Since 2015, Leighton Buzzards Speakers Club has developed a relationship with the Leighton-Linslade Council, and Leighton Buzzards Speakers Club has been Master of Ceremonies for the council’s communities activities. Read More