Announcements for Club Officers November 3, 2021

These announcements are especially for club officers. Notice that these announcements provide additional information that may not be included in the District 3 Newsletter recently distributed to all members.


Speech contest season will be here before you know it.

TIP #1:

Get ready for an exciting speech contest season. All contest resources are available online here: Carefully review the Speech Contest Rulebook (Item 1171) for July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 and keep a copy handy. Note that all the changes are marked with a diamond symbol in the left margin (example follows).



  • Club contests – begin in December
  • Area contests – begin in late January
  • Division contests – begin in April
  • District contests – May 21 and May 22, 2022, at the District 3 Conference
    1. Table Topics – Friday, May 21, 2022
    2. International – Saturday, May 22, 2022

Check the District 3 Events Calendar for contest dates or contact your Area Director. Contest dates and locations may move around so it is always good to verify.

TIP #2:

Get trained on how to run this year’s Table Topics and International speech contests for your club. If you want to learn more, here’s a good opportunity:

Club Contest Training

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 6:00 pm (Arizona)
Please register in advance at:

TIP #3:

If you are not competing this year, consider being a judge. To be eligible to judge a speech contest, you must have been a paid member for at least six months, with credit for level 1 and 2 in any path. Members who joined Toastmasters prior December 5, 2017 (our Pathways rollout date) may apply six speeches from the Competent Communication (CC) manual to be eligible to judge. Please email your interest to

Here is a training video called “Speech Contest Judging” created by Sara Mayer, 2021-2022 District 3 Chief Judge. You can find it at or click the button below.
Watch “Speech Contest Judging”


Here is a link to important Speech Contest FAQs from Toastmasters International:


Grow Your Club’s Membership

Rise Up to Club Events 

Schedule your club events before June 1, 2022. By holding special club events throughout the 2021-2022 year, your club may be eligible for a customizable Toastmasters gift pack worth about $100.The first 20 clubs that submit the required documentation to will be able to select their prize from the District 3 Incentive List for Toastmasters items.

For complete details, see

Help Another Club

Pay It Forward

Plan your club visits for February and March.
For details go to

DTM Plus

Distinguished Toastmasters or Toastmasters who have completed Level 4 or 5 in any path,
we need your expertise to help clubs with their special event meetings.

Easy – Attend a club event for a club that needs assistance filling meeting roles for their special event

Rewarding – You helped another club conduct a successful special event, which gave members time to interact with their guests while having fun

Satisfying – To see neighboring clubs flourish and grow their membership

Contact DJ Reed for information at


Help the District Grow Membership

Club Coach Training

Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Learn how to be a Club Coach. You can help a struggling club become Distinguished and get credit towards your Distinguished Toastmaster requirements.

Club Sponsor and New Club Mentor Training
Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Learn how to be a Sponsor or Mentor for a new club and get credit towards your Distinguished Toastmaster requirements.

Register for either or both sessions before midnight on November 18, 2021 at

Contact DJ Reed for information at


Club Officers let your members know about the new Pathways Level 1 projects are ready. Read all
about it in the November 2021 Toastmasters Magazine.

Read Now:



ImageTwo additional Donuts with the District Director meetings have been scheduled at the same two locations as last time. Here’s your chance to meet with your District Director in person. Bring your questions, comments, and suggestions. He will bring donuts. Pick up any awards you may have received.

Phoenix – November 20, 2021
9 am to 11 am MST
Tempe Christian Church
5815 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283

Tucson – December 4, 2021
9 am to 11 am MST
1502 E Lester St, Tucson AZ, 85721




#1 Clubs that have semi-annual officer terms, please hold your elections this month or early in December, in time to post your new officer list in Club Central by the deadline of December 31, 2021.

#2 Winter TLI is just around the corner. If your club received Summer TLI credit for the first half of DCP goal #9, you need at least four officers to attend Winter TLI to get credit for completing DCP goal #9. Plan to attend Winter TLI. It is free and virtual.

Registration information coming soon (see Events Calendar):

  • Monday, December 13, 2021, at 6 pm
  • Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 9 am
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 9 am
  • Monday, January 10, 2022, at 6 pm
  •  Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 9 amEmail questions to the TLI team at announcements are contained in the District 3 News and Announcements emailed to all members on Monday, November 1, 2021. Please also read 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