District 3 Club Officer Announcements

July 24, 2020

Dear Club Officers of District 3,

We are excited for the new 2020-2021 Toastmaster year. We are looking forward to growing and learning with you this year. We have some 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. The first 30 clubs that assign their club proxies by August 15th will earn a club ribbon pack!

 CALL FOR AREA DIRECTORS 
We are still looking for two more area directors for the 2020-2021 leadership year. Do you have an outstanding club member who is looking to grow into the next level of leadership? Ask them to be an area director. The areas where we still need area directors are Mesquite 1 (Tucson), and Cholla 4 (Northwest Phx). If you are interested please email DD@aztoastmasters.org.

 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.

If you have not registered yet, the next summer session is July 25th and we have scheduled a new FINAL session on August 15th from 9 am – 1 pm. This training is FREE and is open to ALL members! We encourage all club officers and members to attend!

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.

 DCP CARNIVAL 
Introducing the 2020-2021 D3 Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Carnival! 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 1st 2020 through April 30th 2021. View more details HERE.

Bonus!!! The first 30 clubs to turn in their full Club Success Plan to DCP@aztoastmasters.org before July 30th will earn an officer pins set for their club!

 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 membership@aztoastmasters.org with the name of the 5 members and which gift card you want to choose!

 WEBINAR FOR NON-MEMBERS: JULY 28 @ 7:00PM  
We will be hosting an exciting webinar designed with non-members in mind showcasing why personal stories impact your presentations with 3 ways to help connect with your audience. The end of the webinar will include an invitation to join a local club. Watch social media for more info and links to share!!

 Club WOW! a New District 3 Initiative  
Are you looking to get members excited about attending meetings and growing your club? Share your Club WOW!s and watch the momentum build from the natural high that comes from sharing, learning, connecting, and recognizing club members.

What is Club WOW!?  Seeing and sharing an exceptional happening, a WOW! from your club meeting.

What’s in it for me?  Enjoying meetings that are fun while learning and sharing, building skills, and achieving goals in an atmosphere of club camaraderie.

How can I participate?  Attend meetings and when you See it – Share it – WOW! it using the medium of your choice; Facebook, Instagram, your club website, newsletter, or even via email.

Check out the Club WOW! flyer and have your club’s “Club WOW! of the Month” posted on the District 3 website. Your club may even be recognized for “Club WOW! of the Year 2020-2021”.

See complete program details HERE
Questions? Email clubwow@aztoastmasters.org

 AWESOME AUGUST: ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS EVENT  
District 3 Toastmasters’ annual leadership awards event will be held on Saturday, August 22nd, from 2:00pm-4:30pm. 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 Intermediate FreeToastHost (FTH) training, with Al Gramando. This training will go beyond the basics. The first hour will demonstrate some of the finer points of creating and amending agendas as well as some of the “back office” type reports and functions of FTH. Perhaps updating the photos on the web page would be a good subject too. The second hour will be open Q&A. Tuesday, August 4th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Click HERE to register.

Your 2020-2021 District Leadership Trio,

District Director: Peter Salazar, DTM
Program Quality Director: David Hopper, DTM
Club Growth Director: Karen Hewitt, DTM