Dear Toastmasters of District 3,

We are honored to announce the following news for all members and clubs.


Ensure your club vote counts! Remind your club’s President and VPE to register for credentials by 11:59 PM on Friday, September 18th. In order for the District Council to conduct business, we will need a quorum of all voting members (which includes all Presidents, VPEs and DEC members). This meeting will be held virtually and proxies are not available. Please confirm your club President and club VPE have completed the following actions:

  1.  President and VPE received an email from ElectionBuddy on behalf of District 3. This email is an invitation to register credentials to vote. If they are uncertain whether or not they can attend the virtual District Council, please register anyways by indicating YES. If they do not successfully register, they will NOT be able to vote at the council meeting on Saturday, September 19th. If your President and VPE did not receive the email invitation from ElectionBuddy, please send an email to:
  2. Attend the practice voting session (details are included in the ElectionBuddy email)
  3. Learn more about the District Council and view the agenda and meeting packet on the district website at Click on the “District Council” button, then click on the “Current DC Files” button.
  4. Attend the District Council. Details:



The Smedley Campaign started August 1st and ends at the end of September.

Add 5 New, Dual, or Reinstated Members to your club and earn a $25 Amazon gift card or Toastmasters International gift certificate. Your Choice!

Email our Membership Chair, Venkesh, at with the name of the 5 members and which gift card you want to choose.



Race against the clock!

Your goal is to achieve the highest club renewal percentage possible and claim your prize level

Email Tami Wedll at by September 15, 2020



District 3 Training presents the following training opportunities for our members (sessions are open to all Toastmasters, nationwide).

Visit for more information and to register for any available training sessions.


Put Some Zip in Your Zoom – Sept 15th (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

The Zoom desktop app has more features and better functionality versus the web app. This training session, Kristy Hopper will cover topics such as Zoom host controls and participant features, customizing in-meeting features and functionality, how to look your best on video, how to be a respectful participant, and tips to make your Zoom meetings more productive and fun. Click HERE to register and download the Zoom App before the session starts (


Effective Visual Presentations – Oct 20th (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

At TLI, world-class speaker Tom Otstot demonstrated the difference in a “stock” slide show and one that packs a punch. In just a short session, he demonstrated how good a PowerPoint can be. Now, with this extended two-hour training, Tom will show us HOW to create an amazing slide show that will keep your audience engaged. This demonstration is a must-see and participate, and is open to all Toastmasters, nationwide. Click HERE to register.


Golden Leadership: Next Steps with Lark Doley, DTM, PIP – Nov 7th (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Lark Doley, DTM, served as the 2018-19 Toastmasters International President. Lark has been a member of Toastmasters International since 1990. In her professional life, Lark has worked as a Marketing Manager for Texas Instruments, owned a successful manufacturing business called Second Wave, Inc., and now works for Maximus as their Texas Project Enrollment Broker Training Manager. Lark often wears Gold at Toastmaster events to signify the Golden benefits we receive from Toastmasters without paying the price of Gold to receive them. Lark resides in a lighthouse home on Lake Travis near Austin, Texas, USA, that her late husband Roger built in honor of her father-in-law Arthur.

Which leadership roles in Toastmasters have you held? What have you gained? What have others gained from your leadership service? Let’s explore the leadership opportunities open to us in Toastmasters. Lark will share her leadership journey and invite you to consider your next step in Toastmasters leadership. Register HERE.


Moments of Truth & the Distinguished Club Program Nov 10th (6:30 PM – 8:30 pm)

David Hopper will walk you through the Moments of Truth and the Distinguish Club Program. This training will feature what it takes to be a distinguished club and how your club can be successful. Click HERE to register.



Each month we have a webinar for non-members to learn techniques that benefit them as well as showcase Toastmasters, asking them to join a club at the end of the Webinar. We have a new webinar scheduled for September.

Leading Meetings & Teams Like a Boss

Have you ever been in a meeting that could have been an email? Ever been on a team that is going nowhere? Meetings and team results are a direct result of the leadership. Leading meetings and teams is an art. Learn the tips and tricks to leading a meeting and team like a boss, allowing you to accomplish your goals efficiently.

Tuesday, September 29th 7:30 PM




Did you know that District 3 Toastmasters has a blog?

You can find our blog here:

Did you know that you can submit Toastmasters related article for this blog and even be feature in the district newsletter?

Submit your blog to Once approved, it will be posted on the District 3 website and may be featured in an upcoming edition of the new email Roadrunner.

Did you know you can earn Pathways credits for submitting this blog?

Look for the Level 4 elective in all paths titled “Write a Compelling Blog”.


Your club receives point(s) for each Distinguished Club Program (DCP) goal earned. The earlier points are earned, the more they are worth. Clubs can redeem points earned for fabulous prizes. The top three clubs will receive a discount on tickets for the 2022 conference.

The top 12 clubs and their point balance are:
• Gilbert Toastmasters Club – 35
• Park Central Toastmasters Club – 30
• From Pen To Podium – 20
• Peacock Toastmasters Club – 20
• Nogales Toastmasters Club – 20
• Audible Talkers Toastmasters – 20
• ONFirst Toastmasters – 20
• Camelback Toastmasters – 15
• Voice of Many Club – 15
• Executive Toastmasters – 15
• Cox Communicators – 15
• Twilite Club – 15
• Valued Voices Club – 15
Great job, Gilbert Toastmasters!

Don’t see your clubs name on the list? Still plenty of time to earn points!
You can check out the most updated DCP Carnival ranking and more contest details at


Have you considered Sponsoring, Mentoring, or Coaching a club? We have a new exciting setup to help new clubs succeed as well as foster growth in not-so-new clubs. You are invited to register for our September training. You must register to attend.

Date: September 26, 2020
Time: 09:00 AM Arizona

Register for this training:



The Club WOW! Club of the Month for August is
From Pen to Podium Toastmasters for the creative way they brought energy to the meeting during role transitions. From Pen to Podium Toastmasters earned a prize valued at $25

How can your club win the next Club WOW! of the month?
• Attend club meetings and when you See it – Share it – WOW! It
Want to improve your meetings with great new ideas, please visit the website to view the submissions here.



Make sure you confirm your TLI officer credit has been assigned correctly.
The list is published on the website at:

The deadline to provide updates or corrections is September 15th, email correction requests to

Your 2020-2021 District Leadership Trio,
District Director: Peter Salazar, DTM
Program Quality Director: David Hopper, DTM
Club Growth Director: Karen Hewitt, DTM