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 185 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.

  • Vinette Hoffman Jackson, 2017 International Speech Contest Winner

    Vinette Hoffman Jackson, 2017 International Speech Contest Winner

  • Toastmasters


Latest News

Latest News

Find out the latest happenings in District 71
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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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Welcome On Board


On behalf of the District, the Club Growth Director, Patricia O’Reilly, is pleased to welcome the following new clubs to date:-
  • G-Toast UK
  • Amazon Toastmasters
  • Accentuators
  • Google Phonic
  • Anglian Advanced Speakers

We wish them and their members many successful and distinguished Toastmasters years!


May Conference Details


Be sure to check this site for full details on the May Conference.

Hall of Fame

At the recent November Conference in Dublin, a large number of members were recognised for their achievements over the past year.  The following people received top awards

  • John Kendall – Area Director of the Year (Area 20)
  • Constance Turner – Division Director of the Year (Division G)
  • Karen O’Donnell – Toastmaster of the Year (Dublin 18 Toastmasters)

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.


Attracting New Members to your Club

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

Check out club-pr-attract-new-members

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


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