News & Announcements – September 7, 2021

Dear Toastmasters of District 3,

We are pleased to bring you the following news and announcements for the month of September. This newsletter is for you and for sharing with your fellow club members. We encourage you to check out for events, training, incentives and programs. Also, follow us on social media for the latest news.


Our goal is to Rise Up to build successful clubs and grow membership. Renewing and bringing in new members all add up to membership growth and the building of successful clubs.

ImageClubs of District 3 – Rise Up and renew 75% of your club members by September 10, 2021, and the first 20 clubs achieving this goal will select a prize valued at about $50 from the Incentive List.

Continue to Rise Up and renew 100% of your club members by September 23, 2021, and the first 20 clubs achieving this goal will select a prize valued at about $100 from the Incentive List.

The clubs eligible to select a prize will be notified after October 1, 2021. If a club achieves both 75% and 100% goals, the club may only select from one of the prize categories.

For more information, contact:

Toastmasters International dues renewal deadline is September 30, 2021

Collect Member Dues Soon – Semi-annual dues are $45 for 6 months, October 1, 2021 through March 30, 2022. Contact your club Treasurer or another club officer to submit Toastmasters International dues payments. Club dues for club operations are separate and collected by the club. Continue enjoying all the benefits of Toastmasters, including Pathways, and all the reasons you joined. Renew today!

Smedley Membership Building Campaign ends September 30, 2021

This campaign honors Ralph Smedley, founder of Toastmasters, and is one of three annual campaigns (Smedley, Talk Up Toastmasters, Beat the Clock) that help build Toastmasters club membership. When your club adds five new, reinstated, or dual members to your club by September 30, your club will earn a special Smedley Membership Building ribbon to display with your club banner. PLUS, you will receive a 10% discount on your next club order from the Toastmasters Store (discount code will expire 6 months from date of issue and may not be combined with any other offer).

Rise Up to Member Promise

ImageHave you brought guests to your club meetings as part of the Toastmasters Promise? Have your guests experienced the benefits of membership and joined the club?

Remember to send the new member application with the sponsor section filled out to no later than September 30, 2021, and your new member will receive a Toastmasters member pin.

PAY IT FORWARD Visitation Program
Updated for 2021-2022


For complete details (club list, reporting form) and “rules” Go to:
Questions: Contact Jim Davis



Open Houses, Anniversaries, Club Contests and other advertised events

Now through June 1, 2022
Conduct special events (open houses, club anniversaries, club contests, other events) throughout the 2021-2022 year and your club may be eligible for a customizable Toastmasters gift pack worth about $100. Clubs that meet weekly must conduct 6 special events, clubs meeting bi-monthly must conduct 3 special events, and clubs meeting monthly must conduct 2 special events.

The first 20 clubs that complete the requirements and submit details to before June 1, 2022 will be eligible for a gift pack. All special events must be held before June 1, 2022. For complete details visit:


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. This is a great way to foster a culture of learning and sharing knowledge based on others’ expertise. The Lunch & Learn sessions are informal meetings held over lunchtime where members receive training on various skills, professional and leadership development, and other topics for communication. 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. Read below for September session details.






District 3 Training presents
Lunch & Learn Webinars
2nd & 4th Fridays
11:30-12:30 MST (AZ)


More Info:

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. Sessions available now are:

  • “I Hear You but I’m Not Listening” presented by Bettie Covington
  • “Learn to Speak to Your Audience” presented by Steve Feld
  • “The Impact of Core Values” presented by Randy Casarez

Check the Lunch & Learn playlist for the latest releases!

YOUR PATH TO DTM – Education Webinar

Presented by Alicia Hills
September 28, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm MST (AZ)



Learn how you can become part of the 1% of Toastmasters who achieve the distinction of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). Alicia Hills will cover how to navigate and customize your options; such as how to activate your DTM project, ideas for HPL (High Performance Leadership) projects, serving as club sponsor or conducting a Speechcraft or Youth Leadership Program, and serving as a club sponsor or coach.

Learn the differences between the programs, projects and roles, how to get involved, and how to customize your journey with Alicia Hills.

Currently tackling two paths: Effective Coaching and Dynamic Leadership, Alicia Hills is serving as the D3 DTM Chair for the 2021-2022 Toastmasters year. While working to realize the DTM title for herself, she is excited to help others fulfill this dream too. A Toastmaster since 2016, Alicia Hills attained Competent Leader (CL) and Competent Communicator (CC) awards, served as an area director (2019-2020), and a division director (2020-2021). Alicia relishes opportunities to connect with other Toastmasters across the district. Let her know how she can help you!

Register in advance for “Your Path to DTM,” a Zoom webinar on September 28, 2021, at 06:30 PM Arizona: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Effective July 1, 2021, coaches can also earn district leader credit, one of the requirements to achieve DTM status. [Ref: August 19, 2021 Toastmasters International email to Club Officers]. 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. The coach must serve a minimum of six months.

RISE UP and become a Club Coach!

As a club coach, you have the opportunity to build membership, help struggling clubs, and this year you can earn district leader credit, one requirement towards achieving DTM status. For more information: contact your club officer or



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 about the District 3 Speakers Bureau, visit;

Email Steve Feld, Speakers Bureau Chair at if you have any questions and would like to be a guest at the meeting.

Introducing your Division Directors for 2021-2022

Meet them on the District 3 YouTube channel


Promote your special event on the District 3 Event Calendar. Visit the district website and calendar to learn about other events and training opportunities.

Go to

Here’s a quick look ahead:

9/8 Speakers Bureau
9/10 Lunch & Learn: Secrets of a Winning Team
9/10 Blue Humorous Competition Auditions
9/11 Donuts with the District Director (Tucson)
9/14 Open House: Platinum Toastmasters
9/18 District Council Meeting (virtual)
9/20 Showtime’s Power Hour
9/22 Speakers Bureau
9/24 Lunch & Learn: To Be Announced
9/28 Your Path to DTM – education webinar
9/29 “Better Evaluating” Special Program by Kyle Hall
9/30 Final Day for Semi-Annual Dues

Check out other events and training opportunities by
visiting the District 3 Event Calendar!

Your 2021-2022 District Leadership Trio

District Director David Hopper, DTM
Program Quality Director Karen Hewitt, DTM
Club Growth Director DJ Reed, DTM