October News

Dear Members,

Now that the year has started, we have many incentives and programs up and running! Please read through these October news and announcements to see how you can earn many rewards. We encourage you to check out https://aztoastmasters.org/members/ for events, training, incentives and programs. Also, follow us on social media for the latest news.


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A Message From Your Trio

DCP Change

International changed the game! For the next two years, a club no longer needs to have a +5 member increase to become Distinguished; they now only need a membership of 20 or a +3 increase!

Please contact PQD@aztoastmasters.org if you have questions.

Come Celebrate Pride!

District 3 Toastmasters will be celebrating pride this year, embracing the diversity and inclusion in the world and our district!

We have a booth at the Phoenix Pride Festival this year on October 15th and 16th. Please visit http://phoenixpride.org/events/pride-festival/ for more information and to get tickets to come celebrate with us!

If you have any questions, please email cgdassistant@aztoastmasters.org!

Membership Jamboree

On October 15, 2022, at 1 PM Arizona Time, District 3 will host its Membership Jamboree. This meeting will feature a spooky good time and the first-place winner of each game will win an award pack worth about $25.

Meeting Link

Club Families Growing & Celebrating Together

To get these incentives, you could not have been Distinguished for the last two years.

Clubs reaching 5 or more education awards by December 31, a gift pack worth $75.

Clubs reaching 9 or more education awards by December 31 will get a dinner at a Mexican Restaurant for the membership.

Cool Coach

The first 8 coaches that get the club they are coaching to become Distinguished before June 30, 2023, will win a $25 district gift pack.

All coaches that are registered with the Club Coach Chair are eligible.

For questions about being a club coach, contact Michael at clubcoach@aztoastmasters.org.

Club Families Growing & Celebrating Together

The first 20 members who give 4 or more unique education awards (for example, not two Level 1s) to a club by April 1 will receive a $20 gift pack and recognition at division speech contests.

Pay It Forward

The purpose of this project is to strengthen the clubs within the district, assist struggling clubs and expand the experience of the Toastmasters who participate in the program. We as Toastmasters can directly affect clubs that can use our collective help.

How to be recognized:

– Each of the campaign months. September, February, March, May, and June, we will recognize and award two (2) Toastmasters who visit the most clubs with a district gift back valued at $25 from a list of selected prizes.
– Each of the campaign months. September, February, March, May, and June, we will recognize and award two (2) clubs who visit the most clubs with a district gift back valued at $50 from a list of selected prizes.

For more information: https://aztoastmasters.org/pay-it-forward/

Open House Contest

The first 20 clubs that meet the following requirements will win a customizable Toastmaster gift pack worth about $50 for holding special club events throughout the 2022-2023 year.

If your club meets:

  • Weekly – Hold 6 open house events
  • Bi-monthly – Hold 3 open house events
  •  Monthly – Hold 2 open house events

Your open houses must be completed from July 1, 2022, to June 1, 2023

Submit the following information to retention@aztoastmasters.org with your name, club name & number, and email address along with the following information.

    Community clubs must submit all of the following items:

  • Copy of your event flyer
  • Screenshot showing it was promoted on social media (does not have to be a paid ad)
  • Screenshot showing your event was submitted and posted on the District 3 Event calendar

    Corporate clubs must submit all of the following items:

  • Copy of your event flyer
  • Copy of the email invitation with the number of recipients it was distributed to
  • Screenshot or copy of the event announcement on the company website, newsletter, or social media page
  • Copy of the event agenda

Contact retention@aztoastmasters.org if you have any questions.

Rise Up to Members

Invite guests to your club meetings as part of the Toastmaster promise.

Between July 1, 2022, and June 1, 2023, every new club member who has a sponsor named on their member application will receive a new member pin!

Once a month, email qualifying applications with sponsor names to cgd@aztoastmasters.org

There will be a bonus drawing for sponsoring new members from January 1st to June 1st, 2023

In addition to the pin for the new member, sponsoring members will be entered into a drawing, and ten (10) sponsors will be drawn to select a prize package of their choice from the district gift list for about $25.

New members sponsored during this time frame must be New or Reinstated members. Renewals, dual and transfer members will not count. The more members you sponsor, the more chances you could win.

2×4 DCP Membership Drive

The first 50 clubs that achieve 8 new members between July 1, 2022, thru June 30, 2023, will win a $25 district gift packet.

Get those 8 NEW members as soon as possible.

To claim your prize.

Email retention@aztoastmasters.org with:

  • Club’s name and number
  • Screenshot of your DCP dashboard showing that you signed up 8 new members
  • Name and address of where to send your gift pack

Once we confirm your 8 new members on the TI dashboard, we will mail out your gift.

New members are just that new members of your club. Renewals, dual and transfer members will not count.

Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Toastmasters Leadership Institute will be picking up again starting in November!

The Summer TLI Results are outstanding:

Congratulations Clubs 102 have earned the TLI Training Club Family Awards!

734 Officers Trained!!!

District 3 has already scheduled our first two TLI live sessions:
November 19, 2022, from 9 AM to 1 PM
December 10, 2022, from 9 AM – 1 PM

Please go to https://aztoastmasters.org/tli-officer-training/ to register as soon as possible!! Additional sessions will be scheduled in January.

On-Demand TLI

5 people from District 3 completed the On-Demand TLI training. Even people from other districts completed our training!!!

The On-Demand TLI Website will open on November 7, 2022, at 10 AM! We have exciting new training and have refined the site to better support the needs of YOU, our members!

Bookmark and save the site now!

We Need You!

Be part of the excitement of Conference in May 2023 and help decide what this conference will be! Would you like to do an HPL or DTM project? We have a few openings on the Conference team to give you the opportunity to fill these Pathways requirements to get your Distinguished Toastmaster Award.

If interested, please email conference@aztoastmasters.org, they would like to hear from you.

The Advanced Module Series

Learn from the most inspiring and encouraging leaders in District 3 Toastmasters. In these sessions, our experts share lessons learned, and offer suggestions for your personal growth and prosperity in our organization and beyond the club. Toastmasters Academy Master Class is an online educational series.

Mark your calendars now to join us on the second Thursday of each month from August 11, 2022 through June8, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., MST

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86400645863

For More Information: Martha Brock-Leftridge 480-570-1118 OR 123mbrock@gmail.com

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Upcoming Events:

For the latest information, visit https://aztoastmasters.org/events/

October 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – The Advanced Module Series

October 15, 2022, 1 PM – Monthly Membership Jamboree

October 19, 2022, 6:30 PM – Club Coach Meeting

October 19, 2022, 7:30 PM – Pathways and More

October 26, 2022, 6:30 PM – Speaker’s Bureau

November 2, 2022, 6 PM – New Member Orientation

November 3, 2022, 6:30 PM – Pathways and More

November 5, 2022, 10 AM – Contest Training

November 9, 2022, 6:30 PM – Speaker’s Bureau

November 10, 2022, 6:30 PM – The Advanced Module Series

Remember to add this and more to your calendar! Email tech@aztoastmasters.org for a link to add to your Google Calendar.

All Times Shown Are In Arizona Time

Your 2022-2023 District Leadership Trio

District Director Karen Hewitt, DTM
Program Quality Director DJ Reed, DTM
Club Growth Director Steve Feld, DTM