February News

Dear Members,

Now that the year has started, we have many incentives and programs up and running! Please read through these February 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.


“Attach your speech evaluations directly to your Path-Level to keep them in one place.” – Colleen McNeese, L5

What’s Your Why? – Featuring Paul Pastore


Submit YOUR One-Minute Video to be Featured!

Submit to tech@aztoastmasters.org

Or, to submit a helpful tip:


A Message From Your Trio

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!


Area Speech Contests

Are you ready for a Contest? Area Contest Season starts NOW!

Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy the Humorous and International Contests!

Contest calendar and registration links for all Area and Division Contests can be found here: Contest – Toastmasters – District 3 (aztoastmasters.org). After you register there is an option to add it to your calendar.

Speech Contest Volunteers & Judges

The Contest Team needs your help! If you are interested in being considered for a role as a Functionary or Judge, please sign up to be considered.

Judge Volunteer Form:


Functionaries Form:


District 3 Recognized Zoom Master Training

If you want to become a District 3 Recognized Zoom Master, check Zoom Master Training – Toastmasters – District 3 (aztoastmasters.org) between Jan. and June, 2023 for more details.

All contests will be required to have a District 3 Recognized Zoom Master.

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 March 16, 2023

Purpose: People who come to this event will have a better knowledge of the six steps on how to become a Distinguished Toastmaster.

Additional Dates and Times: This is an ongoing education series with different presenters each month and open to all Toastmasters members.

For More Information: Sandy Zalecki, (928) 458-0550, sandyzalecki@gmail.com

Meeting Link

District Conference

Symposia, An Evening on Mount Olympus

Event Time: 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM (MST) July 22, 2023

Event Purpose: The Annual District 3 Toastmasters July Jubilee is an awards dinner and ceremony where the District recognizes leaders who served in the last year, honors the outstanding members in the District, and installs the incoming officers. A great way to celebrate, recognize, and collaborate, this inspirational event sets the pace for the new leaders!

For more information: Jill Kipnes, symposia@aztoastmasters.org

DTM Promotion

At D3 Conference, anyone who has achieved their DTM between 07/01/22 and 04/28/2023 will celebrate his or her achievement and receive $20.00 Toastmasters gift certificates for the Toastmasters International store.

For more information, contact Randy Casarez at randy_casarez@yahoo.com.

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 Foward

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: 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.

Conference Raffle Baskets

Calling all baseball fans! We’re putting together a basket raffle for the D3 Toastmasters Conference, and we need your help! Show your team spirit, donate a club basket, and help support District 3! All baskets will be raffled off at the Conference. To donate a basket, please complete this link: https://aztoastmasters.org/district-conference. Let’s make this a home run for a great cause!

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What’s Your Why?

We want all members to record a 1-minute video and submit it to Angel Larena at youtube@aztoastmasters.org via wetransfer.com to be featured on the District 3 Youtube Page. The purpose of the video is to either state why you joined Toastmasters in one minute or state why you stayed in Toastmasters for one minute.

Anyone submitting will also need to submit the District Media Release at https://aztoastmasters.org/media_release/.

Upcoming Events:

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

February 15, 2023 – 7:30 PM – Pathways & More

February 16, 2023 – 9:00 PM – On-Demand TLI Live Session

February 18, 2023 – 10:00 AM – Area A1 Contest

February 18, 2023 – 1:30 PM – Area M4 Contest

February 18, 2023 – 5:00 PM – Area A4 Contest

February 19, 2023 – 10:00 AM – Area P6 Contest

February 19, 2023 – 1:30 PM – Area A3 Contest

February 19, 2023 – 5:00 PM – Area P4 Contest

February 21, 2023 – 6:00 PM – VPPR Workshop

February 22, 2023 – 6:30 PM – Speaker’s Bureau

February 25, 2023 – 10:00 AM – Area O3 Contest

February 25, 2023 – 1:30 PM – Area D1 Contest

February 25, 2023 – 5:00 PM – Area D2 Contest

February 26, 2023 – 10:00 AM – Area P1 Contest

February 26, 2023 – 1:30 PM – Area S4 Contest

February 26, 2023 – 7:00 PM – On-Demand TLI Live Session

March 2, 2023 – 6:30 PM – Pathways & More

March 4, 2023 – 10:00 AM – Area I1 Contest

March 4, 2023 – 1:30 PM – Area I3 Contest

March 4, 2023 – 5:00 PM – Area I5 Contest

March 5, 2023 – 10:00 AM – Area M3 Contest

March 5, 2023 – 1:30 PM – Area D3 Contest

March 5, 2023 – 5:00 PM – Area D4 Contest

March 8, 2023 – 5:30 PM – New Member Orientation

March 8, 2023 – 6:30 PM – Speaker’s Bureau

March 9, 2023 – 6:30 PM – Toastmasters Advanced Module Series

March 12, 2023 – 10:00 AM – Area I4 Contest

March 12, 2023 – 1:30 PM – Area P2 Contest

March 12, 2023 – 5:00 PM – Area P5 Contest

March 15, 2023 – 7:30 PM – Pathways & More

February 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023 – Talk Up Toastmasters

February 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023 – Pay It Forward

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 Sara Mayer, DTM
Club Growth Director Steve Feld, DTM