Dear Toastmasters of District 3,
We are well on our way to having a successful year, growing and learning together with our fellow club members. We have some important announcements and reminders to share with you from our district leadership team.
CLUB PROXIES FOR INTERNATIONAL ELECTIONS
We will be electing International Directors/Officers and vote on proposals during the business meeting at the annual convention. If you plan to attend and vote, then please do so. If you do not plan to attend, or do plan to attend but do not know enough about the candidates or proposals, then please make sure you assign your proxies to the District Director or another Toastmaster that has reviewed the candidates and proposals no later than August 15th. Please note only the club President or club Secretary can vote or assign proxies for the club. Need a refresher on how to assign proxies? Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHABNvd53tQ.
NEWSLETTER AND ROADRUNNER ARE MOVING!
We are leaving Mailchimp and transitioning to a new email newsletter platform: AWeber. This change will not only save the district a lot of money, but will also help us promote our programs and events to our members AND promote the benefits of Toastmasters outside the organization. We are also moving the online newsletter the Roadrunner to the new platform at the same time. This is our chance to give back to members and clubs and help the entire district stay connected.
You will receive an email invitation to subscribe to the new and improved district newsletters. If you wish to continue receiving district announcements and the Roadrunner, you need to be sure to OPT-IN to subscribe. If you do not OPT-IN to subscribe, you WILL NOT receive any announcements for district events, training, business meetings, or newsletters.
Thank you for your support and participation in making our district a family of Toastmasters. If you are interested in contributing content (articles, photos, or announcements) to the Roadrunner, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The race is on! Thirty-one clubs have already earned DCP points. Want to know where your club stands visit: https://aztoastmasters.org/2020-2021-distinguished-club-program
There is still time for your club can win fabulous prizes by earning DCP goals. The EARLIER you earn goals, the MORE POINTS they are worth. The DCP Carnival runs from July 1, 2020 until April 30, 2021.
SMEDLEY CAMPAIGN: AUG 1 – SEP 30
The Smedley Campaign starts August 1st and goes through 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 Card, Your Choice! Email our Membership Chair, Venkesh, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the 5 members and which gift card you want to choose.
2020 VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
While Paris still awaits for 2021, you won’t have to wait a full year for convention. Visit the convention webpage to watch a video from International President Deepak Menon, view the agenda, and read frequently asked questions.
TOASTMASTERS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (Summer TLI)
Club officers should attend Club Officer Training to be prepared to have a successful 2020-2021 year. Having at least four (4) club officers attend the training helps the club receive credit for the first part of DCP Goal #9.
We have scheduled a new session on August 15th from 9 am – 1 pm
If you have not registered yet please sign up for this final session. This event is FREE!
To register for TLI and download the resource material, click HERE.
All Summer 2020 TLI sessions will be held virtually via ZOOM. If you’re interested in helping out with TLI, please email TLI Chair Katlyn “Kate” Ewens at TLI@aztoastmasters.org.
Club WOW! a New District 3 Initiative
The Club WOW! Club of the month is WeMAR-able Speakers, for their inventive Table Topics session. WeMAR-able Speakers 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.
AWESOME AUGUST: ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS EVENT
District 3 Toastmasters’ annual leadership awards event will be held on Saturday, August 22nd, from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm. The event will be entirely virtual. Featuring keynote speaker International Director TK O’Geary and the Roast of Jim Eng, 2019-2020 District Director. Click HERE to register for this awesome event celebrating district leaders.
DISTRICT 3 TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
District 3 Training presents Put Some Zip in Your Zoom with Kristy Hopper on September 15th (6:30 PM).
Before joining a Zoom meeting on your desktop, laptop or mobile device, download the Zoom App (https://zoom.us/download) and familiarize yourself with the basics of Zoom. The Zoom desktop app has more features and better functionality compared to the web browser app. This training session 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.
For more information on training and for future training suggestions, please visit: https://aztoastmasters.org/training-information.
Your 2020-2021 District Leadership Trio,
District Director: Peter Salazar, DTM
Program Quality Director: David Hopper, DTM
Club Growth Director: Karen Hewitt, DTM