District 3 News February

Welcome to District 3 News February addition. The following news and announcements are for this month. We hope you will share with your club members.

VIDEO announcements: February 2022 Trio Message

Spectacular Lineup is Shaping Up for Our District 3 Conference in May

There’s so much to tell – look for a Special Conference Newsletter on Friday, Feb 11

The District 3 Conference Committee is thrilled to announce three in-person keynotes for our Rise Up to Celebrate Your Summit! conference; our very own Michael J. Holian, DTM, Region 3 International Director, Mark Victor Hansen, best-selling co-author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” and Neil Giuliano, President/CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership. Don’t miss out, register today! For conference information and to register go to https://aztoastmasters.org/district-conference.

NEW!! Hit the DCP Tipping Point and Celebrate Your Summit!

Rise Up – “Hit the DCP Tipping Point” Campaign February 1, 2022 to May 19, 2022
You can make the DCP difference for your club, hit the DCP Tipping Point, receive Toastmasters BLING and celebrate!  Check out this campaign video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh5AzG8tRJ4. Find instructions and prize information at https://aztoastmasters.org/tipping_point/, and an easy-to-follow YouTube video about the Distinguished Club Program. Questions: contact Tammy Gallagher, DCP Chair at dcp@aztoastmasters.org.


Welcome Another NEW Club to District 3 Chartered January 2022


Virtual Career Development & Job Fair event has been postponed

Watch for the announcement of a new date and registration information. Members that registered for Jan 28th will be notified when the event is rescheduled. Questions: Contact Randy Casarez at impact@aztoastmasters.org.

February & March are District 3 Pay It Forward months

Are you aware of clubs that need help filling roles for meetings? Does your club need help? The Pay It Forward program starts up again for the months of February, March, May and June. To help another club, go to https://aztoastmasters.org/pay-it-forward/ for guidelines. Contact a club on the list, attend their meeting, complete the reporting form, and be eligible for prizes.

Talk Up Toastmasters: February 1 to March 31, 2022

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: https://www.toastmasters.org/leadership-central/club-officer-tools/membership-building/membership-building-programs-for-clubs


Mark it on your calendar – make it a lunch date!


February 11, 2022
“Audiences Don’t Need Speakers” presented by David Otey
More Info: https://bit.ly/3EZYV2R
February 25, 2022
“Stepping Into a Better You” with Coach Pam Smith
More Info: https://bit.ly/3upsj0L
Lunch & Learn webinar videos available on YouTube – recent sessions click HERE
“Leadership: Collision or Collaboration” with Trish Blackwelder, DTM
“Equal Access and Effective Communication” with Christy Abrams
If you have questions, please contact Colleen McNeese training@aztoastmasters.org


Support your fellow members – attend a Speech Contest soon

Find contest dates and information at https://aztoastmasters.org/contest

Grand Canyon Echoes Podcasts

Listen to fellow District 3 members: https://aztoastmasters.org/grand-canyon-echos-podcast
Michael Desiderio in “How to Win Contests and Influence People”
Sara Mayer in “The (Not So) Hidden Leadership Roles of the Contest Judge”

Communication & Leadership Award

The highest honor the District bestows on a non-Toastmaster at conference. Nomination deadline is February 28, 2022. Details are on the form. Nominate Someone Today using this form link: https://bit.ly/32EpIVd. Questions: Contact Shelley Gabriel, C&L Chair at CandL@aztoastmasters.org

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Program – a new blog every month!

“What Makes a Good DTM Project?” by Dr. Steve Broe https://aztoastmasters.org/what-makes-a-good-dtm-project/ Questions: Contact your DTM Program Chair, Steve Broe, DTM at dtm@aztoastmasters.org

Speakers Bureau

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 contact Steve Feld, Speakers Bureau Chair at speakers@aztoastmasters.org

District 3 YouTube Channel

Check out all the latest videos and playlists on topics such as Zoom meetings, Speech Contest Judging, Lunch & Learn webinars and more.



Volunteer Interest Form https://forms.gle/EpUU9yiERVzraMuM6

Conference May 20 – 21, 2022

Join the team and help make the climb to the summit a success
Contact: Wendy Durfee, 2022 Conference Chair at conference@aztoastmasters.org

DTM Plus

Distinguished Toastmasters and Level 4 or 5 members, share your expertise and help clubs with special event meetings. Contact DJ Reed and sign up today cgd@aztoastmasters.org.

Tucson Festival of Books, March 12-13, 2022 in Tucson

You don’t have to be a bookworm to volunteer a couple of hours at the District 3 booth on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. Contact: Nancy Duckett, District Public Relations Manager at prm@aztoastmasters.org.

 District 3 News February 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:

Area Speech Contests all month!
Talk Up Toastmasters Membership Campaign (Feb 1 – Mar 31)

  • 2/9
    • Speech Contest Drop-in Q&A
    • Speakers Bureau
    • Club Coach Roundtable
  • 2/11 Lunch & Learn – Audiences Don’t Need Speakers
  • 2/21 Speech Contest Drop-in Q&A
  • 2/23 Speakers Bureau
  • 2/25 Lunch & Learn: Stepping Into a Better You

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