District 71 - UK & Ireland

Welcome to the official District 71 website. District 71 is a strong, proud district constituted in 1972. Currently, our District is made up of over 180 clubs and 4,300 members and spans across Ireland, Scotland, Northern Wales, Northern England, Midlands, and East of England Find out where our clubs are, about the big events that go on throughout the year, who makes up your district leadership team and the diary of events for the year.

Welcome
  • James McGinty, 2016 Humorous Speech Contest Winner

    James McGinty, 2016 Humorous Speech Contest Winner

  • Paula Kelleher, 2016 Table Topics Contest Winner

    Paula Kelleher, 2016 Table Topics Contest Winner

Latest News

Latest News

Find out the latest happenings in District 71
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Calendar

Calendar

Find out about all the important upcoming events
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Find a club.

Find a club.

Find a local club? Why not visit a club while on holidays?
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District Team

District Team

What does the D71 District Leadership team look like?
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DCP Leaderboard

The majority of the clubs in District 71 are doing very well and actively working toward fulfilling their Distinguished Club Plan goals. There are 17 clubs in the District that have already achieved Distinguished Club status and Congratulations goes out to each of them. The Top Three Clubs in the District as of 26 Nov ’16 are as follows;

  • Dublin Club                                           8 DCP Points
  • Cambridge Speakers Club                  7 DCP Points
  • Glasgow Toastmasters                        7 DCP Points

Call for Nominations 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 by 15th December 2016:

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Division Director (for Divisions A, B, C, D, E, F, G, M and S)

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Reminder 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.  If Presidents and VPEs are unable to attend, please ensure you assign a proxy to another member of your club, using this form

October Newsletter

Take a look at our October-newsletter .  Edited by Division B Director, Patricia O’Connell.

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Attracting New Members to your Club

groupHere are some tips which may assist in you attracting new members to your club.

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International Speech Contest District Finalists 2016

 

In May 2016, We held our District Speech Contest in Limerick and we witnessed 9 amazing speeches.

Here are each of those speeches:-

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September 2016 Newsletter

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Our Division Directors are ‘spear-heading’ our Newsletters for this Toastmasters year.

Division M Director, Peter Redmond has gathered many articles from various District 71 members in our September newsletter.  Do check this out.  sept-16-newsletter

Where the ‘gift of the gab’ gets competitive

CfjhrbTWEAQED9MThe Irish World published an article on Toastmasters & our Champion Simon Scriver- the-irish-world-simon-scriver

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 http://d71toastmasters.org/contests/

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.