Club Growth Committee

The Club Growth Committee is lead by the Club Growth Director and Assistant Club Growth Director. The committee consists of four subcommittees, all of which are committed to helping the committee work towards building new District 3 clubs and supporting all current clubs.

The Club Growth Director (CGD) is responsible for all aspects of marketing, club-building and club retention for District 3. This includes developing a marketing strategy, developing outreach and retention efforts with existing corporate and community clubs, and penetrating new markets. The CGD, under the guidance of the District Director, makes the benefits of Toastmasters membership available to greater numbers of people. The CGD plans, develops, and directs programs for new club development, club rescue efforts, club promotion and membership retention. The CGD promotes high standards of service to the member and to the club by recruiting, training and supervising a strong club-building team.

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Club Growth Director

Katlyn Ewens, ACS, ALB is your Club Growth Director for the 2018 – 2019 Toastmasters year. She has been in Toastmasters since October 2014 and has served in a number of club and district leadership roles during her time as a District 3 member, including serving as last year’s Verde Division Director. She is excited to be leading this Club Growth Committee team and looks forward to helping each individual member and club.

Assistant Club Growth Director

Peter Salazar, DTM is your Assistant Club Growth Director. He has been in Toastmasters since August 2009. He has served in a number of club and district leadership roles, including serving as last year’s district finance manager. He is responsible for assisting the Club Growth Committee members throughout the year. Katlyn and Peter work very closely together and if she is absent or unavailable, he steps in as CGD.
Peter Salazar, Assistant Club Growth Director Assistant Club Growth Director, Peter Salazar, DTM

Club Extension

Hallie Adams, DTM is your Club Extension Committee Chair. She has been in Toastmasters since August 1995. She is a mentor to many of the District 3 members and served as our 2014-2015 District Director. She has served in every club officer role and many district leadership roles. This year she is excited to spend her time building new clubs for District 3.

As the Club Extension Chair, she is responsible for assisting communities and organizations in forming new clubs. She is dedicated to supporting club sponsors and new clubs from the club lead through the charter ceremony. If you have any questions regarding starting a new club, serving as a club mentor or assisting at a demo meeting, please reach out to Hallie Adams.


Nikki Morales, ACB, ALB is your Membership Chair. She has been in Toastmasters since December 2015. Professionally, she has worked in membership-based organizations and served on the District 3 web team last year. She also served as the 2016-2017 Verde 4 Area Director and is excited to help support the District 3 members.

As the membership chair, Nikki is responsible for establishing programs that help recruit new members to District 3 Toastmasters clubs. She is responsible for collecting district membership information and preparing charts and reports for the CGD and other district leaders. The membership committee develops the District 3 membership plan and calendar and works closely with the CGD. Reports are written and published to present relevant statistics and member projections (growth and shortfalls) to the members. This website will be utilized to recognize significant campaign winners and non-campaign efforts related to membership development. If you or your club has any membership questions or needs, please reach out to Nikki Morales.

Club Coach

Tedd Duymich, ACS, ALS is your club assist chair. He has been a Toastmaster since September 2012. Last year, not only was Tedd our Verde 6 Area Director, but he successfully coached one of our struggling clubs to a president’s distinguished status. Tedd knows all about coaching clubs and how to successfully rebuild a club. He is excited to support our struggling clubs and the members interested in serving as a club coach.

As Club Assist Chair, Tedd is responsible for identifying the struggling clubs (that qualify for a coach) and recruiting members to serve as a club coach. In order to earn a DTM (traditionally and on Pathways), ever members must serve as a club coach, mentor or sponsor. For more information, please visit the SMaC page. If you have any questions regarding club coaches, please reach out to Tedd Duymich.

Club Dues

Peggi Peaslee, ACS, ALS is your club dues chair. Peggi has been a Toastmaster since March 2016. Peggi has served in many club and district leadership positions, including club president and last year’s Navajo 1 Area Director. She is excited to help our members with their dues renewals in September and March.

As dues chair, Peggi is responsible for creating dues incentives, tracking dues renewals and awarding prizes to those who meet the incentives. Dues are collected in September (no later than September 30th) and March (no later than March 31st). You can find the latest dues report here. If you have any questions regarding your club dues, please reach out to Peggi.