Dear Toastmasters of District 3,
We are honored to provide the following news and announcements for you and your fellow club members. Please follow our activities and announcements on social media to stay informed.
    2021 CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS 2/15
Get your discounted tickets now – offers end on Feb 15th!
Full Conference Price – $150 ($199 value) take advantage of early bird discounts
  • Twosome Discount – $119/person (minimum 2-ticket purchase)
    • offer available through Feb 14th, 2021
  • Early Bird Price – $139/person
    • offer available through Feb 14th, 2021, ticket prices go up after offer deadline
            OUR COMMITTMENT TO EVERYONE’S SAFETY
We are committed to planning a fun and safe event. Please review our plans and ideas for solutions and then respond to our safety survey. Your concerns and feedback are very important; we want to hear from you.
Once you have familiarized yourself with our safety plans, please respond to our safety survey. Click HERE to respond to the survey. All survey responses are confidential and will help the committee plan to address as many concerns as possible.
   CALL FOR CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL PRESENTERS
We are excited to announce the Conference Committee is seeking proposals from powerful and dynamic speakers for several inspirational, educational and interactive workshops.
  • Do you have a creative and inspiring workshop in communication, leadership, Toastmasters or personal development to share?
  • Do you have other creative or valuable topics that you would like to present?
  • Do you know someone who would be a great fit? Pass it on! Spread the word! Send this to people you know that would make great presenters! And, let us know!
Deadline to Apply: *March 1, 2021*
* Speech contestants are not eligible to present educational sessions.*
* Candidates running for an elected position are not eligible to present educational sessions.*
Presentation Types Available
  • Live Session: limited 45 minutes, including time for Q&A. Presenters will present in-person at conference. All accepted Live Session presenters must register for the conference and pay the registration fee.
  • Virtual Session: (pre-recorded) limited to 45 minutes and will be available on demand throughout and after the conference. These presentations do not require the presenters to register or be in attendance at the conference. The presenters are responsible for recording, editing, and submitting their presentation video by the deadline of March 1, 2021.
Interested in presenting? Please email your proposed topic idea and/or session summary for consideration to PQD@aztoastmaster.org or Conference@aztoastmasters.org.
                  CALL FOR CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS
There are many volunteer opportunities; email conference@aztoastmasters.org for more info. We are looking for Ads & Donations Manager, DTM Ceremony Manager, Education Manager, Minute Manager, Saturday Dignitary Coordinator, as well as general volunteers to help at conference in May.
                     NEW PATHWAYS CLUB INCENTIVE
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*District Bucks are a new D3 alternative to Toastmasters International gift certificates. District Bucks are held at the district level as a club credit. The club can order TI store items through the district using the credit (total credit must cover tax + shipping).
Credit must be redeemed by June 15, 2021 or it will be redeemed to the club in the form of a TI store gift certificate.
Questions? Email Lynne Brasher, DTM
at education@aztoastmasters.org for more info.
        AND THE WINNER IS… CONTEST SEASON IS HERE
Contest season is here! The first of our Area contests kicked off at the end of January.
All of the Area and Division contests are listed on the calendar and on our contest resource page:
Please visit the website for all details, training videos, forms, and resources for contest management and participation.
Please contact your Area Director or Division Director if you have any questions.
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The two speech contests for the
2020-2021 Contest Season are:
Humorous and International
                TOASTMASTERS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Make sure you confirm your club’s TLI officer credit has been assigned correctly.

The list is published on the website at: https://bit.ly/3jbtMQBThe deadline to provide updates or corrections is February 28th, email correction requests to PQD@aztoastmasters.org.

                   DISTRICT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
District 3 is excited to offer you many training opportunities for you and your clubs.
To sign up for these sessions, please visit our district training page for specific details, schedule, and to register for available training sessions.
Upcoming Sessions (click on links to register):
To sign up for upcoming training sessions or view recorded sessions held in the last few months, please visit aztoastmasters.org/training-information.
         * NEW * CLUB SUCESS CHECKLIST CHALLENGE
Time is of the essence for your club to end the year with success; complete as many club success actions as you can for a chance to share in District 3’s $3000 Dollar give away.
Download a PDF tracker for full program info, prize details, and rules; use the tracker to make your plan of action and stay on track.
Download the tracker here: https://bit.ly/3rgg5CH.
Please note the PDF tracker is only to assist in tracking club actions and points. Only the online Google form will be accepted when submitting for club awards.
Once your plan is completed, submit the online form for your chance to win: https://forms.gle/SRKU5HfobUufcmDa9.
Prizes will be awarded on a first come serve basis.
Club Action Plan
begins February 1, 2021
and ends May 15, 2021
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                  DISTRICT BLOG INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Love your club? Love what Toastmasters has done for you? We want to hear all about it! We are looking for Blog Articles (300-1200 words in length); every submission must meet Toastmasters core values, be thoroughly proofread and polished for publication on the District 3 website.
The TOP FIVE submissions each month will also be shared on District 3 social media pages along with a PAID advertising boost for the clubs’ zip code area. Value of the boost will be $50 in a month. Plus, you can submit every single month!
Please include your name, club name, and the best contact for your club on each submission. The articles will be ranked by a committee for fairness and consistency.
February Blog Topic: What I Enjoy Most About My Club Is…
Deadline to submit is February 28th; email your article to CGD@aztoastmasters.org.
                      DCP CARNIVAL IS IN HEATING UP
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 clubs and their point balance as of 1/31/21 are:
  1. Gilbert Toastmasters Club – 41
  2. Cox Communicators – 35
  3. ONFirst Toastmasters – 34
  4. Park Central Toastmasters Club – 34
  5. Valued Voices Club – 33
  6. Executive Toastmasters – 31
  7. Superstition Toastmasters Club #73 – 30
  8. Junior League of Phoenix Toastmasters – 29
  9. Voice of Many Club – 27
  10. Maverick Toastmasters Club – 26
  11. Peacock Toastmasters Club – 26
Way to go, Gilbert Toastmasters!
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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 https://aztoastmasters.org/2020-2021-distinguished-club-program.
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Your 2020-2021 District Leadership Trio,
District Director: Peter Salazar, DTM
Program Quality Director: David Hopper, DTM
Club Growth Director: Karen Hewitt, DTM