District Director Patti Anderson

What a crazy time we are living in. Many things have changed, but Toastmasters in District 30 are persevering! When we were told we could no longer meet in person, we dove into virtual meetings! We are learning to master 21st century skills that many of us never expected to even try.

That is what we do as Toastmasters isn’t it? We adapt to every situation and go forward to create success. You can count on that not to change. The Vision for District 30 this year is Where Success Happens. We are dedicated to bringing the members and the clubs whatever training and opportunities they need to reach success.

One way we will do this is to provide opportunities for you to apply the new skills being learned in the Pathways program. An example of this is the NEW Blog section on the website. Did you know that one of the electives in level 4 is to write a blog? Now we have our own Blog page for our members to show off their written communication skills! For more information reach out to CJ Powers at prm@d30toastmasters.org

We will also provide videos to help you on your path of personal growth. These programs will be on subjects that will help you apply your skills to your life and your career. We are also researching interviewing strategies, writing a book, resume writing, mastering Zoom meetings, and much more. Since we’re still developing these ideas, is there a subject you would like to learn from an expert? Watch for a survey from Velynda Fultz, our Program Quality Director, requesting your opinion on subjects you would like to have covered and, your area of expertise should you be willing to present a topic.

Another thing we are dedicated to this year is using the District 30 website as a place for ALL members to be able to find reliable information, up to date links, training, and acknowledging members and clubs for milestone accomplishments.

These are some of the things you can expect to see from your District Leadership this year. 

As we enter August, we begin the Fall Contest season with Table Topics and Humorous Speech contests. The Evaluation and International Speech contests will be going into the new year. You can get more information on the District website. 

It’s going to be a great year! I look forward to meeting you via Zoom, WebEx, and Google Meet.

Club Growth Director Christine Crow

Welcome to your new Toastmaster year!

This year, District 30 plans to retain all members and clubs and build 16+ new clubs. The pandemic and stay-at-home orders have created obstacles for clubs and business-as-usual. But, if we turn the puzzle in our hands, we can also discover opportunities.

Please join me in welcoming the extended Club Growth team.

POSITION PERSON
D30 Extension Chair Don Williams, DTM
D30 Demo Chair Jerry Evans, DTM
D30 Retention Chair Tiffany Howard, DTM
Coach Coordinator/Trainer Arturo Venecia, DL1
Mentor Coordinator/Trainer Valerie Fuson, DTM
Community Coordinator Bonnie Sweet, SR3
Corporate Coordinator Your Name Here

Vice President of Membership or club representative are invited to attend monthly VPM/Club Growth calls. The first one will be presented by Don Williams about how to plan year-round recruitment. Register via zoom by clicking here.

All members are encouraged to visit other clubs and support or learn new ideas to share with your own club. Right now, that is easier than having to drive to a new location. Use the FIND A CLUB tool to explore clubs in District 30. This is a great way to network too!

The following tools/forms have been created to help clubs and members communicate across the district. Are you looking for a new audience? Do you need to give more speeches than your club has speaking slots for? Fill out this form to let other clubs know that you are available and interested

Are you a club anticipating a meeting with low attendance? Use this form to let others know that you have room for toastmasters to step in and fill roles.

We need you! District 30 is looking for mentors/coaches/sponsors. We have opportunities to build and grow your leadership skills. If you have other ideas and/or concerns, I am available at cgd@d30toastmasters.org or toastmastercrow@gmail.com

Program Quality Director Velynda Fultz

Have you ever wondered what a Path is like?
Do you want to be on the inside track with Pathways?

If you answered "YES," The Straight Path is for you. Each third Thursday of the month at 7:15pm, you are invited to find out more about a Path from Velynda Fultz and Brian Shields. Please register for these calls by Clicking Here.

After registering, you will receive a conformation email about joining the meeting.

Are you interested in finding out more about what it means to be a club officer?
Do you want to know what it takes to make your club Distinguished?
Have you been yearning to connect with other leaders in District 30?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then District 30’s Make-up Club Officer Trainings is the event for you. Join us at one of District 30’s Make-up Club Officer Trainings as we provide insight into what it takes to be a successful club leader and to raise your club up to Distinguished. This is your chance to ensure that you have the tools necessary to make a lasting impact on your club and your club members. We look forward to seeing you.

Contests

Contests drive Toastmasters to improve their skills. Some are inspired by watching the best of the best, while others demonstrate courage by participating in a contest or two—or more.

Here is what you can currently look forward to…

 

Humorous and Table Topics Contests

  • Club Contests August 1 – September 11, 2020
  • Area Contests September 12 – October 30, 2020
  • Division Contests October 31 – November 30, 2020
  • District Contests will be held at the Annual Conference May 14, 2021 – May 16, 2021

 

Evaluation and International Contests

  • Club Competitions December 1, 2020 – February 12, 2021
  • Area Competitions February 13 – April 9, 2021
  • Division Competition April 10 – May 9, 2021
  • District Contests will be held at the Annual Conference May 14, 2021 – May 16, 2021

 

Please visit the contest page on the D30 Toastmasters website for more details.  See you at the contest!

 

Club Fitness Award

 

The prestigious Club Fitness Award is back this year!!  Your club will receive a $50 discount towards the Annual Conference club registration fee if:

Remaining Round 1 make-up club officer training sessions in District 30:

Please visit the club fitness award page on the D30 Toastmasters website for more details.