The December 2017 edition of the D71 newsletter has been published. Highlights include news from Division D, an update on club growth tools, news from the Alignment Committee, plus a round-up of PR incentives, including details on how your club can access up to €200 toward the cost of a public event.
Click here to read the newsletter: December newsletter D71.compressed
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
Adrian Melia was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Toastmasters by President Balraj Arunasalam
Popular photographer Adrian Melia was honoured in a very special way at his Toastmaster home club in Kildare town on Tuesday 24th October. In a break with normal proceedings, Toastmaster David Clinton interrupted the scheduled agenda for a few minutes with an important announcement. Read More
David Clinton from Athy Toastmasters won the 2017 Table Topics contest.
Guy Doza from Cambridge Speakers is the 2017 Humourous Speech champion
Congratulations to David Clinton and Guy Doza, winners of the autumn D71 Speech Contests in Sheffield.
Both these fellas use drama to make an impression, and it paid off big style! Read More
Toastmaster of the Year, Sharon O’Neill from Division A, and Safe Haven 2018 Conference Chair.
The D71 Steel City Conference announced the Hall of Fame recipients. Immediate Past District Director Michael Collins announced the Toastmaster of the Year – Sharon O’Neill of Blarney Toastmasters, Cork.
The Steel City Conference is almost here!
If you’re looking to plan your weekend at the final D71 autumn conference, take a look at the online programme for Steel City here: http://steelcity2017.co.uk/conference/programme
Lots of great workshops, and fun and games night on Friday, contests Saturday and Sunday, plus time to make new friends and visit with old ones.
Can’t wait until the conference — hope to see you there!