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 12/31
Get your early bird rate before the end of 2020 – offer ends on Dec 31st!
** Lock-in Your Early Bird Rate with a $45 Deposit Now! **
Early Bird rate is $119/person for a full conference ticket. Non-refundable deposit is only available until Dec 31st, 2020, the remaining balance must be paid by April 1st. If balance is not paid, deposit will be converted to a virtual conference package ticket.
May 14th and 15th, 2021
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139
More Info: https://aztoastmasters.org/district-conference
Buy Tickets: https://d3-toastmasters.ticketleap.com/2021-d3-conference
There are many volunteer opportunities; email email@example.com for more info.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR WINTER TLI
Club officers should attend Club Officer Training to be continue to have a successful 2020-2021 year. Having at least four (4) club officers attend the training helps the club receive credit for the second part of DCP Goal #9. Please plan on attending our FREE Winter Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI). TLI isn’t just for club officers — we encourage ALL members to attend!
To register for TLI and download the resource material, click HERE. All Winter 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.
WAIT, THERE IS MORE! Each TLI session will be accompanied by optional speech contest training for contestants, judges, and contest managers on the same day. Register for this special contest training opportunity when you register for a TLI session or email PQD@aztoastmasters.org for more info.
CALL FOR DISTRICT LEADERSHIP NOMINATIONS
It’s that time again … time for nominations for District Office. Looking for leadership opportunities to take you to the next level in Toastmasters and in your personal and professional development?
The District Leadership Committee invites applications from energetic, enthusiastic, dedicated individuals interested in serving as District 3 leaders for the 2021-2022 term. Not quite sure? Challenge yourself to step up and discover the leader in you while you enhance your contribution to our district’s success and your own growth and development.
Please complete and submit all required nomination forms located under the District Leadership Committee section at https://aztoastmasters.org/district-info/committees/administrative-committees. Email forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All candidates declaring for a 2021-2022 District Leadership role must declare to the District Leadership Chair Jim Eng their intent to run as follows:
* Deadline for Candidates for District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director and Division Director – January 15, 2020 *
Candidates who confirm their agreement to run for office will be interviewed by members of the DLC. After interviews are completed, the DLC will provide the District Director with a list of candidates approved to run for elected positions during the Spring 2021 District 3 Conference and will make recommendations for appointed District positions. Appointments are at the sole discretion of the incoming District Director.
Again, January 15, 2021 is the deadline to submit nominations for District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and Division Director positions.
Questions? Email email@example.com
JAN 8th DISTRICT 3 VIRTUAL PUBLIC EVENT
January 8th is an exciting day for District 3 as we host a virtual “Toastmasters Impact Education and Career Fair.” The event will combine educational workshops for
individuals seeking employment. They will be able to use the skills from the workshops to bypass the competition. The estimated 16 workshops will focus on, communication skills, resume writing, interviewing in today’s virtual world, leadership skills, how to make yourself marketable – be seen by the employer, and much more. The workshops will provide attendees knowledge to go to employers and interview with them all on the same day. Employers will be attending and interviewing; all we are asking companies to do in return for a FREE booth is to let others know that they are attending this event. Watch as details will be released over the next several days. In the meantime, if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Karen Hewitt at CGD@aztoastmasters.org.
NEW 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.
December Blog Topic: WHY I JOINED TOASTMASTERS!
Articles to be submitted by December 27, 2020 to CGD@aztoastmasters.org.
DCP CARNIVAL IS IN FULL SWING
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 10 clubs and their point balance are:
Gilbert Toastmasters Club – 39
Cox Communicators – 35
Park Central Toastmasters Club – 34
ONFirst Toastmasters – 32
Executive Toastmasters – 31
Valued Voices Club – 31
Junior League of Phoenix Toastmasters – 29
Superstition Toastmasters Club #73 – 28
Voice of Many Club – 27
Elite Toastmasters – 25
Great job, Gilbert Toastmasters!
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
Your 2020-2021 District Leadership Trio,
District Director: Peter Salazar, DTM
Program Quality Director: David Hopper, DTM
Club Growth Director: Karen Hewitt, DTM