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The March Madness incentive is here!

For those clubs who submit 8 or more membership renewals by March 15th, every one of those members that renewed by March 15th will receive, in the mail, a special online mystery meeting package!

We will also send it to any New Members you add to your clubs from March 1st through March 31st!

Every member will be excited to get this mystery meeting package!

Contact your Club Treasurer to renew your membership today!

Let the March Madness begin!!!
Continue your Toastmasters Journey!
Renew your club membership today.


March Division Council Meetings
Rise Up and Renew Your Journey!

Join us for the March Division Council meetings! One of the primary goals of our monthly division council meeting is to work with club leaders to develop strategies which help clubs and members meet their goals. Come meet with your division and area directors and district leaders. Network with club leaders and other Toastmasters from around your area. Make the most of this opportunity to build yourself as a leader! 

Division A & R council meeting will feature keynote speaker Giovanna Dottore. She is a past District Governor for 2010-2011 for District 1 and a past District Evaluation Contest champion. She was the recipient of the Excellence in Leadership Award and was a past speaker coach for a TEDx conference.

Division G & S council meeting will feature keynote speaker Mark Lucas. He is a past District Director, district Leadership Chair, Qualified Speaker, and Speaker's Bureau Co-Chair. Mark is a go-to person for all activities Toastmasters and District 100.

Division L & P council meeting will feature keynote speaker Bob Hollis. Bob has just recently celebrated his 52nd year in Toastmasters.  He is an accomplished DTM who continues to serve as a leader and a mentor to everyone he meets. With Bob there is always something new to learn.
 
Division A & R: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | RSVP here
Division G & S: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | RSVP here
Division L & P: Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | RSVP here
Area Contests are Coming Up!


 
Save the date for the District 100 International Speech & Table Topics Area Contests to be held on Saturday March 13th. Winners of the Area Contests will move on to the Division Contests on Saturday March 27th
 
Visit the District Contest Resource Page here, which includes an updated contest script that you can use to help run your club contest!

We are still looking for contest functionaries! If you are willing to be a time keeper, sergeant-at-arms, judge, Zoom master, or other functionary to help make the Area Contests run as smooth as possible, please reach out to
Program Quality Director Charlotte Naugle.
District 100 Speakers Bureau



Saturday, March 6, 2021 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Khozam
High Energy / High Impact Customer Service

 

As the founder of Barbara Khozam Speaking and Consulting, Barbara is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer having delivered over 1700 presentations to 75,000 people in 12 countries on Customer Service, Patient Experience, Leadership, and Communication. Barbara is known for her “High Energy / High Impact” delivery, outrageous wit, and ability to tackle real issues posed by her audience.


In 2019, Barbara was chosen as the Top Customer Service Consultant of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals.


​Also in 2019, Barbara was awarded the CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™) from the National Speaker’s Association. Barbara is one of only three women in the world to have achieved BOTH this destination as well as the Toastmaster Accredited Speaker designation.

Register Here

March Learning Lab
March 7, 2021 - 10am - 1pm

Expand Your Toastmasters Knowledge!

 


You are invited to join us on Sunday, March 7, 2021 between 10am and 1pm for our monthly Toastmasters District 100 Learning Lab. We have one hour sessions in three experiences to help you and your club thrive as you continue to work towards your personal and your club's

Click here to get a full description of the experiences and to RSVP through Eventbrite!

Choose from the following experiences (you're welcome to mix and match sessions from different experiences):
 
Member Experience
• Developing Interesting Speech Topics: 10am - 11am
• Introduction and Expanding your Pathway Journey: 11am - 12pm
• Developing a Strong Speech Opening: 12pm – 1pm
 
Club Experience
• Inducting a New Member into the Club: 10am - 11am
• Social Media – Facebook: 11am – 12pm
• Social Media – 1 on 1 Help: 12pm - 1pm

Leadership Experience
• Developing Leaders – How to Delegate Effectively: 10am - 11am
• Journey to DTM: 11am – 12pm
• How to be a Super Club Sponsor, Mentor, or Coach: 12pm - 1pm

We look forward to seeing you at our next Learning Lab!
RSVP Here
Sponsoring a New Club Just Got Easier!
Effective immediately, any new clubs that organize now through June 30, 2021, will have the charter fee ($125 USD) and the new member fees ($20 USD per member) waived. More information is available on the Toastmasters International website

Do you have a prospective club or a club lead? If so, reach out to Club Growth Director Mike O'Neil to discuss!
10 Tips for Terrific Table Topics
Settle your nerves with these simple strategies for sharp responses.
If you are (or are thinking about) competing in the Table Topics contest, take a look at this Toastmasters Communication article penned by Christopher Cox, DTM (District 71). Take a few minutes to read and listen to Christopher's ten easy tips to mastering any table topics quesiton.

Here are the past Toastmasters Toolbox articles that we've highlighted:
Social Media Corner
 
Thank you to all those who came out to the Social Media workshops over the past three Thursdays. We hope that you found these sessions to be valuable and actionable. For those who weren't able to attend, a listing of some of the key takeaways from these workshops is included below:
 
  • Recording from February 11th session featuring Rose Kirland on how to "Successfully Scale your Social Media using Facebook."
  • Recording from February 18th session featuring Corey Padveen on how "Building Your Voice on Social Media from Blogging to Instagram."
  • Recording from February 25th session featuring William Guthrie on "Why Put LinkedIn into your Marketing Funnel?"
  • Social Media Workbook covering discussion topics and additional resources addressed at the workshops.
  • Social Media Corner on District 100 Toastmasters website, containing all materials related to the Social Media Workshops.
  • Learning Lab invitation for our next Social Media sessions at March 7th Learning Lab for "Facebook 101" and "Social Media Q&A".

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