December News

Dear Members,

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


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Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Toastmasters Leadership Institute successfully finished its first session on November 19, 2022!

District 3 has already scheduled the next four TLI live sessions (all in AZ time):

January 13, 2023, from 6 PM – 10 PM

January 28, 2023, from 9 AM to 1 PM

February 11, 2023, from 9 AM to 1 PM

Please go to to register as soon as possible!!

On-Demand TLI

The On-Demand TLI Website is OPEN! We have exciting new training and have refined the site to better support the needs of YOU, our members!

Bookmark and GET STARTED now!

District Leadership Committee (DLC)
Call for Nominations

Applications and nomination forms are due by Feb 11, 2023

Area directors, other district leaders, and members: Are you interested in continuing in leadership and running for one of the district offices: Division Director, Club Growth Director, Program Quality Director, or District Director? 

Qualified candidates should send your application, nomination form, or questions to David Hopper at between 1/8/2023 and 2/11/2023.

Toastmasters 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 Advanced Module Series is an online educational series free to all members.

Next Event: 6:30 PM January 12, 2023

Purpose: To share techniques for how clubs can recruit younger members

Description: Dakota King is a 29-year-old Toastmaster, a life-long resident of Arizona, and a graduate of Northern Arizona University in Communication Studies. He has experience in various non-profit work and is now a full-time Realtor with RE/MAX Mountain Properties in Prescott. Michele Zalak joined Toastmasters in 2012 when she was 27. She has used her Toastmaster skills on both the public speaking side and the leadership side as a music teacher and orchestra director.

Michele and Dakota will be presenting effective strategies for recruitment of a younger generation into Toastmasters. Using research and personal experience as millennials, Michelle and Dakota will convey what can motivate Millennials to seek the professional and personal growth that Toastmasters has to offer.

For More Information: Sandy Zalecki, (928) 458-0550,

Meeting Link 

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 if you have questions.

Membership Jamboree

On December 17, 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

Bring the Distinguished Club
Program (DCP) Home

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:

– After 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.
– After 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:

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 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 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

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 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.

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, they would like to hear from you.

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Upcoming Events:

For the latest information, visit

December 21, 2022 – 6:30 PM – Club Coach Meeting

December 21, 2022 – 7:30 PM – Pathways and More

December 28, 2022 – 6:30 PM – Speaker’s Bureau

January 5, 2023 – 6:30 PM – Pathways and More

January 11, 2023 – 5:30 PM – New Member Orientation

January 11, 2023 – 6:30 PM – Speaker’s Bureau

January 12, 2023 – 6:30 PM – Toastmasters Advanced Module Series

January 13, 2023 – 6:00 PM – TLI Meeting

January 15, 2022 – 12:00 PM – On-Demand TLI

January 8, 2023 to February 12, 2023 – District Leader Nominations

Remember to add this and more to your calendar! Email 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