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Excellence E-Letter

Chartering 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!
February Division Council Meetings
Rise Up and Compete!

Keynote Speaker
Past International Director Richard Snyder, DTM
"The Big Top of Toastmasters"

Speech Contests 101: What, When, Where, Who, and Why
Contest season is just around the corner, and this month's keynote speaker is a contest veteran. As a 30 year Toastmaster, past Distinguished District Governor, and International Director, Richard Snyder has competed and won at the district level in the International Speech, Table Topics, Evaluation, and Tall Tales in Founder's District, District 12, and District 100, highlighted by his trip to the semi-finals in the World Championship of Public Speaking in 2003. Come hear Richard share his Toastmasters passion with you, as you get ready to Rise Up and Compete this contest season. 

Club officer make-up training will be offered following each Division Council Meeting.
Division A&R - Tuesday, February 2nd, 6pm - RSVP here
Division G&S - Wednesday, February 3rd, 6pm - RSVP here
Division L&P - Thursday, February 4th, 6pm - RSVP here
Club Officers - Time is Running Out to Complete Your Training!

Club Officer training needs to be completed by February 28th! There are still a few opportunities for you to complete your training.
  • February 2nd, 8pm (after Division A/R council meeting) - RSVP here
  • February 3rd, 8pm (after Division G/S council meeting) - RSVP here
  • February 4th, 8pm (after Division L/P council meeting) - RSVP here
  • February 7th, 11am (during Learning Lab) - RSVP here
  • February 11th, 6pm - RSVP here
Toastmasters International Public Speaking Webinar Series
Laugh & Learn - The Humor Workshop

Recognizing that laughter is one of the best feelings on Earth, public speaking experts at Toastmasters International want to explore humor to its deepest level—and you are welcome to join in! Register for one or both of the latest webinars in the public speaking series and get ready to laugh out loud while watching what funny looks like in action—not just on a stage, but in real life.

Part I: Wednesday, February 3rd - 8am - 9am
Part II: Thursday, February 4th - 8am - 9am

Be a Mentor!

Have you thought about how you can leave your legacy on District 100 and Toastmasters? Here's your chance to make an historic contribution to the future of our District and the Toastmasters organization. Guide a new club on the road to long lasting success. 

Leave your legacy - leave your mark.

February 9, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
February 16, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
February Learning Lab
February 7, 2021 - 10am - 1pm
Expand Your Toastmasters Knowledge!


You are invited to join us on Sunday, February 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 goals. This month's Learning Lab includes Contest Training experience in advance of the upcoming club, area, and division contests! Also, if you missed it, Club Officer Make-Up training will be offered!

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

• Getting Things Done: 10am - 11am

• Introduction and Expanding your Pathway Journey: 11am - 12pm

• Pathways and Beyond: The Art of Listening (Part 2): 12pm – 1pm


Club Experience

• Building a Super and Fun Club Reunion: 10am - 11am

• Club Officer Make Up Training: 11am – 12pm

• Talk Up Toastmasters Membership Campaign: 12pm - 1pm

Leadership Experience

• Developing Leaders – Leading your Club to Distinguished: 10am - 11am

• Journey to DTM: 11am – 12pm

• How to be a Super Club Sponsor, Mentor, or Coach: 12pm - 1pm


Contest Training Experience

• Contest Chair Training: 10am - 11:30am

• Chief Judge and Voting Judges Training: 11:35am – 1:00pm

We look forward to seeing you at our next Learning Lab!

Time to Start Planning your Club Speech Contest!

Speech Contest season is coming soon! This year, each club will be able to send one contestant for each contest (International Speech and Table Topics) to the Area Contest held on Saturday March 13th

Interested in learning how to put on a Club Contest? Contest Chair & Judges Training will be held at Learning Lab on Sunday February 7th from 10am - 1pm.
Succeeding in a Speech Contest
How to prepare and improve as you work towards your goal
If you're thinking about competing in a speech contest but not sure where to start, take a look at this Toastmasters Toolbox article penned by Bill Brown, DTM. Take a few minutes to read Bill's thoughts on how to identify and define success as well as understand the effort and dedication associated with competing in a speech contest.

Here are the past Toastmasters Toolbox articles that we've highlighted:
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