News & Announcements – October 4, 2021

Dear Toastmasters of District 3, We are pleased to bring you the following news and announcements for the month of October. This newsletter is for you and for sharing with your fellow club members. We encourage you to check out https://aztoastmasters.org/members/ for news, events, training, incentives and programs. Also, follow us on social media for the latest news.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Great News! It’s not too late to pay your dues. Contact a club officer for assistance with submitting your payment.

– Help your club maintain good standing
– Ensure speech contestant eligibility
– Maintain access to Base Camp on your path to continued education
– Help meet Distinguished Club Program membership requirements

Renewals FAQ – https://www.toastmasters.org/footer/faq/Renewal-Dues
For more info contact: cgd@aztoastmasters.org

RISE UP AND BECOME A CLUB COACH

Effective July 1, 2021, coaches can also earn district leader credit, one of the requirements to achieve DTM status. To receive district leader credit, a club coach must help the club achieve Distinguished status or higher and reach a minimum of 20 paid members by June 30, 2022. The coach must serve a minimum of six months. Invest in your future DTM award. For more information, contact your club officer or cgd@aztoastmasters.org.

SAVE THE DATE: WINTER TLI

Winter Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) sessions will be virtual and free; keep an eye out for more details to come. Training is for club officers, however all members are welcome! Planned dates are:

  • Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6 pm
  • Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 9 am
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 9 am
  • Monday, January 10, 2022 at 6 pm
  • Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 9 am

SUMMER TLI DCP CREDIT RESULTS

Congratulations to the 125 clubs with four (4) or more officers at Summer TLI, you received credit for part 1 of DCP goal #9. Click on this LINK to see the list of clubs with this achievement. See the Winter TLI schedule and send four or more officers to complete part 2 of your DCP goal #9.

SPEECH CONTEST SEASON IS COMING!

2021-2022 International and Table Topics Speech Contests

Club speech contests may be virtual or in-person. The Area, Division, and District contests are currently scheduled to be in-person (subject to change). All contest dates will be finalized soon and posted on the district calendar.

Club Contests: Should be held before the area contest at the end of January or February. Area Contests: February and March, check with your Area Director for dates and locations. Division Contests: Location information coming soon

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District Table Topics Speech Contest – May 20, 2022
District International Speech Contest – May 21, 202

Speech Contest Rulebook 2021-2022 and Things to Note:

– Competing in the International speech contest begins at the club level and moves through area, division, district and beyond to the finals at the International Convention. The Table Topics speech contest culminates at the District level.
– General contestant eligibility – Must be an active member of a club in good standing through all levels of speech contest competition.
– International speech contestant – Must also have certificates of completion in Level 1 and Level 2 of any path. Only members who joined before the rollout of Pathways can apply speech credit for 6 speeches for a Competent Communicator award.
– Refer to the Speech Contest Rulebook July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 for a complete set of rules and regulations.

OCTOBER LUNCH & LEARN WEBINARS

Mark it on your calendar – make it a lunch date!

The District 3 Lunch & Learn webinar series offers a FREE sociable, collaborative way to polish our communication and leadership skills over lunchtime. This is a great way to foster a culture of learning and sharing knowledge based on others’ expertise. These sessions are open to all Toastmasters in a relaxed and a collaborative learning environment that encourages solid leadership and communication tools to add to your professional toolbox.

Lunch & Learn Webinars
2nd & 4th Fridays
11:30-12:30 MST (AZ)

Read below for October session info.

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More Info: https://bit.ly/3zXUKSB

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More Info: https://bit.ly/3kV42uk

Lunch & Learn webinar videos are available for viewing anytime!

Click HERE to visit the District 3 YouTube channel and find the Lunch & Learn playlist, ready for viewing past sessions. Recent sessions available now are:

  • β€œHumor: Your Communication & Leadership Tool” with Beth Boaz
  • β€œSecrets of a Winning Team” with Linda Rhea

DISTRICT 3 SPEAKERS BUREAU

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The Speakers Bureau meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month via Zoom. No fees to join. You just need to apply and audition. Come and join us as a guest and check us out. For more information, go to the District 3 Speakers Bureau webpage. Email Steve Feld, Speakers Bureau Chair at speakers@aztoastmasters.org if you have any questions and would like to be a guest at the meeting.

Tune into recent podcasts with Speakers Bureau members. The District 3 podcasts offer stories, advice, tips, and perspectives from members of District 3 Toastmasters in Arizona. Visit https://aztoastmasters.org/grand-canyon-echos-podcast.

RISE UP FOR CLUB EVENTS

Open Houses, Anniversaries, Club Contests and other advertised events

Now through June 1, 2022, your club can earn a customizable Toastmasters gift pack worth about $100 for holding special club events throughout the 2021-2022 year. The first 20 clubs that meet and submit the requirements of the campaign to cgd@aztoastmasters.org will be able to select their prize from the District 3 Club Incentives List of Toastmasters items. For complete details, click on https://aztoastmasters.org/district-info/incentives/#events.

PAY IT FORWARD – SEPTEMBER RECOGNITION

Pay It Forward Recognition – the top two visiting members are from Saguaro Toastmasters Club #16 and Eyeopeners. The two winning clubs are West Valley Toastmasters and Eyeopeners. The winners have been awarded the opportunity to select a gift from the Incentives List for the most visitations during the month of September. For program information, visit https://aztoastmasters.org/pay-it-forward/ or contact Jim Davis at jimboroto2@aol.com.

RISE UP TO MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Have you heard the news? Congratulations to 20 clubs that worked hard to achieve early renewals of their membership. 10 clubs renewed 75% of their membership by September 10 and are eligible to select a prize valued at about $50.

Eyeopeners Club
Blue
From Pen To Podium
Town Lake
Oro Valley Toastmaster
USAA Eagles Toastmasters Club
Dos Lenguas Toastmasters
Epicurean Toastmasters Club
WeMAR-kable Speakers
Stagecoach Speakers Phoenix-1 Toastmaster

10 clubs renewed 100% of their membership by September 23 and are eligible to select a prize valued at about $100.

Signal Speakers Club
Raise the Bar
Ocotillo Breakfast Club
Mel-On
Akshara
Tucson Veterans Toastmasters Club
Audible Talkers Toastmasters
Maverick Toastmasters Club
Payson Toastmasters Club
Roche Desert Toastmaster

Information will be provided on how to redeem your prizes. Contact cgd@aztoastmasters.org if you have any questions.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLUNTEERS!

DISTRICT 3 VIRTUAL CAREER EXPO

Friday, January 28, 2022 from 9 am to 5 pm
The Event Chair is seeking volunteers interested in moderating sessions; responsibilities include providing technical assistance, monitoring session and chat, and introducing a speaker. If you are interested in helping with this virtual event, please contact Randy Casarez at impact@aztoastmasters.org.

PATHWAYS HPL PROJECT OPPORTUNITY

Tucson Book Festival March 12-13, 2022

District 3 will be participating with a booth at the Tucson Book Festival an in-person event. We have participated with a booth over the past few years, with the exception of last year when the festival was virtual.

We are announcing this event as an opportunity for a Toastmaster who is interested in creating an HPL project that encompasses leadership, team building and marketing skills for this 2-day event on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson. Please contact prm@aztoastmasters.org for more information about the event.

CONFERENCE NEWS. SAVE THE DATE: DISTRICT 3 CONFERENCE

District 3 Conference
May 20 – 21, 2022

DISTRICT CALENDAR AND EVENTS

Promote your special event on the District 3 Event Calendar. Visit the calendar to learn about other events and training opportunities. Go to https://aztoastmasters.org/events/. Here’s a quick look ahead for the month of October:

10/8 Lunch & Learn: Online and Hybrid Meetings
10/8 Blue Humorous Competition Auditions
10/12 Blue Humorous Competition
10/12 Leaders For Tomorrow: Ethical Leadership Webinar
10/13 Speakers Bureau
10/14 Open House: Southwest Toastmasters
10/18 Showtime’s Power Hour
10/19 Open House: Queen Creek Toastmasters
10/22 Lunch & Learn: Build Trust With Your Audience
10/27 Speakers Bureau
10/28 Open House: Agua Fria Toastmasters