Dear Toastmasters of District 3,
Join us in welcoming the year 2022! We hope you have been enjoying the celebrations of the season. We are excited about all the great activities planned for the remainder of the Toastmasters year 2021-2022. The following is your January news and announcements. We hope you will share the January news with your fellow club members, and 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.
WINTER TOASTMASTERS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Three Sessions Remaining – Register Today!
Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 9 am
Monday, January 10, 2022, at 6 pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 9 am
TLI is virtual, free, AND open to all club officers and members! Learn more about club officer roles as well as building your own leadership and communication skills. Learn more about TLI by visiting this page: https://aztoastmasters.org/members-clubs/tli-officer-training/.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT & JOB FAIR – JAN 28, 2022
Mark the date on your calendar and share this event with your friends and colleagues!
This virtual event is packed with educational workshops presented by speakers who are and have been Toastmasters who gained both experience and confidence in their public speaking and leadership capabilities, which led to their personal and professional achievements. Job seekers will have an opportunity to connect with participating businesses during this all-day event.
For more on the workshops and participating businesses, go to https://aztoastmasters.org/career-fair/.
2021-2022 SPEECH CONTEST SEASON Table Topics and International
All Area, Division, and District speech contests will be VIRTUAL this year. Club contests may be conducted using virtual, in-person, or hybrid formats.
CONTEST DATES & RESOURCES
UPDATES FROM YOUR DISTRICT CHIEF JUDGE!!
Read the latest contest information on the blog: https://aztoastmasters.org/2021-2022-speech-contest/
JUDGE OR FUNCTIONARY SIGN UP FORMS
DISTRICT 3 TOASTMASTERS CONFERENCE
RISE UP and “Celebrate Your Summit” on May 20-21, 2022
Conference Details: aztoastmasters.org/district-conference/
DISTRICT 3 COMMUNICATION & LEADERSHIP AWARD
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 the following link to the online form: Nominate Someone Today (https://bit.ly/32EpIVd)
The nomination deadline is February 28, 2022
Questions? contact Shelley Gabriel, C&L Chair at CandL@aztoastmasters.org
INTERESTED IN DISTRICT LEADERSHIP?
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 IPDD@aztoastmasters.org by 1/15/2022.
DISTINGUISHED CLUB PROGRAM (DCP)
Congratulations for achieving 5 or more DCP goals by December 31st!
Clubs that achieved 5 DCP Goals by December 31, 2021, are listed at: https://aztoastmasters.org/5-dcp-before-12-31.
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. Clubs that have 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 https://aztoastmasters.org/road-to-distinguished/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your information.
RISE UP TO MEMBERSHIP BUILDING
Rise Up to Member Promise
Every new member you sponsor by June 1, 2022 will receive a new member pin! Send the new member application with the sponsor field filled in to CGD@aztoastmasters.org.
Bonus drawing for sponsoring a new member* January 1 to June 1, 2022
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 Member Incentives list for about $25 https://aztoastmasters.org/wp-content/uploads/Member-Incentives-2021-2022.pdf.
*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 Club Events
Is your club scheduling events such as open houses, anniversaries or club contests? Don’t miss out on being eligible for a prize gift pack of about $100. For complete details, go to https://aztoastmasters.org/district-info/incentives/#events
JANUARY LUNCH & LEARN WEBINARS
Mark it on your calendar – make it a lunch date!
January 14, 2022 11:30 am
“Leadership…Collision or Collaboration?” with Trish Blackwelder, DTM
More Info: https://bit.ly/3FVsJif
January 28, 2022 11:30 am
“Communication Access Realtime Translation” with Christy Abrams
More Info: https://bit.ly/3mTDYQJ
Lunch & Learn webinar videos available on YouTube – recent sessions click HERE
- “Who Influences You?” with Michelle Mras
- “Santa Claus Leadership Secrets – As told by Mrs. Claus” with Julie Caliendo
If you have questions, please contact Colleen McNeese email@example.com
DISTRICT 3 SPEAKERS BUREAU
Are you considering becoming a public or professional speaker, and don’t know where to start? The District 3 Speakers Bureau may be just the place for you. Many District 3 Speakers Bureau members are experienced public speakers eager to inform or entertain audiences. They are also Toastmasters looking to become an experienced or professional speaker. Arizona Toastmasters Speakers Bureau members have presented at outside organization events, and members of the Speakers Bureau will be offered speaking opportunities with District 3.
The Speakers Bureau meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month via Zoom. No fees to join. You just need to apply and audition. Attend as a guest and check us out. For more information, go to the District 3 Speakers Bureau webpage.
Questions? contact Steve Feld, Speakers Bureau Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
DISTINGUISHED TOASTMASTER (DTM) PROGRAM
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: https://aztoastmasters.org/toastmasters-can-support-your-new-year-goals/
Questions? contact your DTM Program Chair, Steve Broe, DTM email@example.com.
JANUARY NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – WHAT’S NEW?
WELCOME A NEW CLUB TO DISTRICT 3
Speak Like A Boss Toastmasters Club # 7302311 chartered December 2021
GRAND CANYON ECHOES PODCASTS
Meet fellow members and learn about their experiences as Toastmasters in District 3.
Check out recent podcasts with:
- Sara Mayer “Crushing Goals and All the Things That Get in the Way”
- Lisa Raymond “In Your Service”
DISTRICT 3 YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Check out new videos! Did you know the Trio provides a quick summary of information each month? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRqzsUSpcwIFNciHqVGW4oQ
CAREER DEVELOPMENT & JOB FAIR – JAN 28, 2022
Want to help with this virtual event? Contact Randy Casarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUCSON BOOK FESTIVAL – March 12 & 13, 2022
Want to help with this outdoor event? Contact Nancy Duckett at email@example.com.
CONFERENCE – MAY 20 & 21, 2022
Want to help with conference? Contact Wendy Durfee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISTRICT 3 EVENTS CALENDAR
Promote your event on the District 3 Events Calendar. Visit the calendar to learn about other events and training opportunities. Go to https://aztoastmasters.org/events/. Here’s a quick look ahead:
1/8 Winter TLI Session #3
1/10 Winter TLI Session #4
1/12 Speakers Bureau
1/12 Club Coach Roundtable
1/14 Lunch & Learn – Leadership…Collision or Collaboration?
1/22 Winter TLI Session #5
1/26 Speakers Bureau
1/28 Lunch & Learn: Communication Access Realtime Translation
1/28 District 3 Toastmasters Career Development and Job Fair
Your 2021-2022 District Leadership Trio
District Director David Hopper, DTM
Program Quality Director Karen Hewitt, DTM
Club Growth Director DJ Reed, DTM