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Division Contests

What a fantastic selection of Division Contests are awaiting members throughout District 71 this spring including this jam packed day at the Division G Contest.  Be sure to check out the District Calendar to find out times and locations of ones closest to you.

Limerick Riverside Conference Update

Limerick Riverside ConferenceBookings are currently well ahead of schedule.  The full programme is now close to being finalised.  Wildcard Workshops include

  • Elaine Gallagher – Fantastic Feedback
  • Anthony Garvey – Knock it out of the Park
  • Peter Lawton – Managing the Mess
  • Sam Warner – The Autistic Toastmaster

To read their complete biographies and loads more details on the weekend, including the latest breakdown of the packages and prices check out

Education Centre at Limerick Conference

CC Award PinAt the Limerick Conference we are introducing an Education Centre. This centre will be open for 3 hours on the Saturday from 10 am to 1pm. 

Have you earned an Educational Award this year?  Be sure to forward your photo receiving this award for our rolling photo-booth.  Email your photo to  There will be spot prizes on the day too.

Mohammed Qahtani coming to District 71

The 2015 World Champion of public speaking is coming to District 71.Mohammed2

April 9th Cambridge, UK.  Click here for more details and booking.

April 10th Dublin.  Click here for more details and booking.

Secret Shopper ….

Do you want to be awarded a District prize for maintaining housekeeping? secret_shopper

Can potential members find your club?
Are your club details up to date on
Is your club’s website still valid?
Does someone answer your contact number?

A “Secret Shopper” is doing the rounds in District 71 …..


Spring Spectacular coming to Dublin

Freddie Daniels Teresa DukesTwo Toastmaster legends, both former D71 District Governors are coming to the Talbot Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin on next Monday 18th January at 7.30pm.   For info see the Spring Spectacular 2016 flyer or contact Brendan Haughton (087 0517996).  Headline workshops as follows:

  • “The Leadership Compass” – Teresa Dukes
  • “Contest Speeches and Evaluations” – Freddie Daniells

Familiarise yourself with the Contest Rulebook

Each year contestants are disqualified.  This is a sad fact.  The rulebook is free to download.  1171 Speech Contest Rulebook 2015-2016.   Please familiarise yourself with it whether your are competing or organising a contest.  Don’t be another statistic!   Now back to crafting that Winning Speech that could see you represent D71 in Washington DC next August.  Best of luck!



Win Compete Set of Advanced Manuals

Advanced ManualsHow can your club win?

If your club registers at least 6 DCP points by February 29th 2016 you will be entered into the draw to win 1 of 3 full sets of Advanced Manuals. This is to award club excellence. The draw will be made by independent Conference Chief Judge, DTM Gerard Mannix. What are you waiting for?

District Conference Workshop Application now open

Limerick Riverside Conference

Do you have ambitions to speak on a bigger stage this year? Make that dream come true by presenting a workshop at the Limerick Riverside Conference. Workshop presenters also get a reduced rate.

Applications now closed

The Talk Show for Talkers

Talk ShowTed Mellamphy and Sharon O’Neill are both established Toastmasters and are committed to the art of “talking”. The Talk Show for Talkers talks about everything Toastmasters and is both entertaining and informative about the art of public speaking.

The extended team behind this initiative were recently recognised for their efforts at the Black Cat Conference. The podcasts are well worth a listen. Wishing the team continued success.