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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.

Beat the Clock Winners

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Congratulations to the following clubs who were successful in the Beat the Clock campaign by adding at least 5 new, dual or reinstated members to their clubs.

  • Div A Area 23 Guardian Toastmasters
  • Div B Area 13 Shannon Toastmasters
  • Div B Area 36 West Limerick Toastmasters
  • Div D Area 28 Athy Toastmasters
  • Div D Area 40 Kiltegan
  • Div E Area 6 East Midlands Speakers
  • Div E Area 15 Leeds City Toastmasters
  • Div E Area 15 York EbOrators Toastmasters
  • Div E Area 39 Bullring Speakers
  • Div G Area 20 Cornerstone Communicators
  • Div G Area 25 Norwich Speakers
  • Div G Area 41 Cambridge Speakers
  • Div G Area 41 Cambridge City Communicators
  • Div M Area 18 Hellfire Club

5-starCongratulations to the following 27 clubs who won the “5 Star Member Excellence” campaign by finishing on the 30th June 2017 with a NET GROWTH of at least 5 members.

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Welcome to D71’s twelve new clubs in 2016-17

  • Saffron Walden Speakers – Division G – Area 14
  • The Digital Hub Toastmasters Club – Division C – Area 16
  • Lincolnshire Speakers – Division E – Area 6
  • Deutsche Bank Toastmasters Birmingham – Division E – Area 39
  •  Allianz Toastmasters – Division M – Area 5
  • Castlebar – Division F – Area 12
  • Chester Corporate Speakers – Division E – Area 48
  • G-Toast UK – Division G – Area 41
  • Amazon Toastmasters – Division M – Area 26
  • Accentuators – Division M – Area 2
  • Google Phonic – Division M – Area 18
  • Anglian Advanced Speakers – Division G – Area 25

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!

 

May/June Newsletter

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District Director Rants

tieYes Michael Collins has had a few rants this year.  Be sure to click here for his latest thoughts on whether wearing a tie really adds to a speech! Also check out all his previous pieces on his blog.

The Road to Vancouver

Now an annual event –  not to be missed.   vinette

  • Saturday 15th July
  • London

Click here for all details.

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District Winners

The results of the D71 International Speech Contest are as follows

  • 1st Vinette Hoffman Jackson (Luton Speakers)
  • 2nd Ann Dooley
  • 3rd Simon Scriver

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Only a week to go …

http://www.toastmastersmagic.org.uk/

Have you got your magic themed costume?

Are you all set for a fantastic weekend in Manchester?

Nominated Candidates

The following are the nominated candidates for election at the upcoming District Conference in Manchester.  Short biographies will be uploaded shortly.  If you would like to see the candidates be sure to attend the Candidates Showcase in Friday 12th May as part of the District Conference.  The election will take place as part of the business meeting on Saturday 13th May starting at 10.30 am.

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