Dear Club Officers of District 3,

Greetings club officers and welcome to 2022! This is a great time to focus on goal achievement. These announcements are especially for our club officers as we begin the second half of the 2021-2022 Toastmasters year. We hope the information provided will help you and your clubs achieve your goals for a successful year.


Register today at – 3 SESSIONS LEFT!

January 8, 2022 (Sat) 9 am
January 10, 2022 (Mon) 6 pm
January 22, 2022 (Sat) 9 am

If you have already attended, check the Dashboard to confirm that your club received credit for your attendance. Toastmasters International Distinguished Performance Reports:

Remember: For your club to receive full credit for Distinguished Club Performance (DCP) Goal #9 – Training, at least four (4) officers must attend both Summer TLI and Winter TLI. Club members holding multiple officer roles may receive credit for each office.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in the Dashboard report, please email

CAREER DEVELOPMENT & JOB FAIR – January 28, 2022, from 9 am to 5 pm

It’s a new year, are you setting personal goals or career goals for 2022?
Register for this free and virtual event. This one-day event offers workshops presented by fellow Toastmasters and business professionals, and opportunities to meet with businesses in virtual job fair booths.

Mark January 28th on your calendar – Share this event with club members, friends and colleagues.

For more information about the interactive workshops, topics, presenters and participating businesses, go to Click on REGISTER for updates and receive instructions for joining this event.


Make sure to hold your club contest in time to participate in your Area contest. Go to the District 3 website for contest dates and resources.

Club contests may be conducted using virtual, in-person, or hybrid formats.
All Area, Division and District speech contests will be VIRTUAL this year.

All members are eligible to participate in the Table Topics contest this year based on paid membership and club good standing. Make sure to read through the Speech Contest Rulebook for the International speech Contest eligibility requirements.

IMPORTANT: Please review the 2021-2022 Speech Contest Rulebook for complete eligibility and contest participation requirements. Black diamonds in the margins of the rulebook indicate changes in this year’s contest requirements.

A message from your District Chief Judge “Let’s have a great contest season!”

Questions: Email Sara Mayer, District Chief Judge at


Rise Up and “Celebrate Your Summit!” May 20 – 21, 2022
Tickets on Sale NOW! Go to

Join us May 20-21, 2022, for District 3’s signature event where we will Rise UP and Celebrate Your Summit!, we are happy to be returning to Harrah’s Ak-chin Resort in Maricopa, Arizona for this event. Watch for upcoming news about our Keynote speaker and other featured in-person speakers who have also climbed to amazing heights of achievement.

For information and to volunteer, email Wendy Durfee, 2022 Conference Chair at

Register for Conference


The highest honor the District can bestow on a non-Toastmaster

District 3 Toastmasters is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Communication & Leadership Award, to be presented in-person at the Hall of Fame luncheon at Conference on May 21, 2022. This award recognizes individuals within our Arizona communities who have demonstrated outstanding communication and leadership skills. Any member or club in good standing can nominate a non-Toastmaster for this award. Please use this link to the online form: Nominate Someone Today (

The nomination deadline is February 28, 2022.
Questions: Please contact Shelley Gabriel, C&L Chair at


Applications and nomination forms are due by January 15, 2022
Area directors, 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 Peter Salazar at by 1/15/2022.


On The Road to Distinguished

Congratulations for achieving 5 or more DCP goals by December 31st!

ImageClubs that achieved 5 DCP Goals by December 31, 2021, are listed at:
If your club’s achievement was not recorded on the Dashboard by the time of this publication, the list will be updated by the February newsletter. First 50 clubs that achieved 5 DCP goals will be receiving two (2) coupons towards a full conference package, enabling two club members to purchase a full conference package at a discounted price.

Congratulations to the clubs that earned three (3) or more educational awards between July 1st and December 31st. Your club is listed at

Share Valuable Lessons or Best Practices

Do you have a best practice or valuable lesson learned from your Distinguished Club Program? Share your insights with other District 3 clubs. Please reach out to Tammy Gallagher at with your information.

What is the Outstanding Club Member (OCM) Award?

This award is an opportunity for a club to recognize one of its members who has gone above and beyond in serving the club. Your club can honor a member’s service by selecting them to be your club’s Outstanding Club Member of the Year 2021-2022. Each year Outstanding Club Members are recognized at Conference with a pin.

Club Officers begin thinking now about who your club will nominate and submit as your club’s Outstanding Club Member of the Year. Find the easy-to-use online nomination form at:


View ALL incentive details at

NEW! Bonus drawing for sponsoring a new member* January 1 to June 1, 2022
Sponsors of new members will be entered into a drawing and ten (10) sponsors will be drawn to select a prize package of their choice from the Member Incentives list for about $25

*New members sponsored January 1 to June 1, 2022, must be a New or a Reinstate, and NOT a Renewal, Dual or Transfer. Only adding New or Reinstate members will qualify, since the goal is to add to the membership. The more new members you sponsor, the more chances you have to win.

Rise Up to Member Promise

Every new member you sponsor from July 1, 2021, to June 1, 2022, will receive a new member pin!

Rise Up to Club Events

Club officers, schedule your club’s special events (open house, anniversary celebration, contests) now. Become one of the first 20 clubs eligible for a customizable Toastmasters gift pack worth about $100. View requirements and submit by July 1, 2022.


Get ready to Pay It Forward in February and March
Contact and visit another club and experience how other clubs operate, help with meeting roles, and share ideas. Don’t forget to complete the online Reporting form at

Talk Up Toastmasters: February 1 – March 31

A Toastmasters International membership building program for all clubs. Connect with and invite guests to your club’s special meetings. Add five (5) new, dual, or reinstated members between February 1 and March 31 and receive a special Talk Up Toastmasters ribbon. For complete details go to:


Distinguished Toastmasters and members who have completed Level 4 or 5 in Pathways, we need your expertise to help clubs with their special events. Contact DJ Reed if you would like to sign up:


Are you setting goals for the new year? Is DTM one of your goals? Check out the District blog post from your DTM Program Chair:


Career Development & Job Fair – January 28, 2022
Volunteers for January 28th, contact Randy Casarez at

Speech Contest Judging

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Functionary Volunteer Form []
Questions? contact Sara Mayer, District Chief Judge at

Tucson Book Festival March 12 – 13, 2022

Booth volunteers for March 12 and 13 contact Nancy Duckett at
Additional announcements are contained in the District 3 News and Announcements emailed to all members on Monday, January 3, 2022. Please review that newsletter and encourage your club members to read it too.

Your 2021-2022 District Leadership Trio
District Director David Hopper, DTM
Program Quality Director Karen Hewitt, DTM
Club Growth Director DJ Reed, DTM