“It was good to see so many of our Toastmasters friends. The conference was AMAZING and I am glad that so many were able to attend and really Celebrate their Summit! The keynote speakers were fabulous and shared some fantastic wisdom with us. The education sessions were phenomenal and were one of the high points of the conference. Thank you so very much to all the volunteers who supported this year’s “Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit!” D3 Toastmasters Conference,” said Wendy Durfee, Conference Chair.
“To all the members we had the immense pleasure of seeing this weekend; thank you for attending. You are the key to the success of our event and district, we love you. Please remember to get tickets and attend July Jubilee to get another chance to connect and celebrate together!” said Angel Larena, Co-Conference Chair.
Remember: If you were a conference attendee, you still have virtual access until June 26 that includes presentations you may have missed. Refer to the email you received for conference. If you need assistance email email@example.com.
DISTRICT 3 SPEECH CONTEST RESULTS FROM CONFERENCE
1st Place – Sarah Gayle Galbreath
2nd Place – Serban Morea
3rd Place – Kelli Bradstreet
1st Place – Benita Altamirano Riesgraf 2nd Place – Stephen Gomez 3rd Place – Alek Robbins
*The Toastmasters International Speech Contest competition begins at the club level and proceeds through area, division, district and region quarterfinal levels. The District 3 International Speech Contest winner has an opportunity to compete in the region quarterfinals. The next level would be the semifinals and possibly the World Championship of Public Speaking competition for the 2022 World Champion of Public Speaking.
“Thank you to the hundred plus volunteers. We appreciate your hard work. You made this contest season possible,” said Sara Mayer, District Chief Judge.
TOASTMASTERS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (TLI) Mark Your Calendar for Summer Session of Club Officer Training
Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) training is offered twice a year (Summer and Winter) providing valuable training on club officer roles, and information and inspiration through electives for our clubs’ officers and members. In an effort to continue bringing you this quality training experience, we will charge $5 per person to help cover costs this year. Please mark your calendar and register to save your spot to attend for your club.
Here are the dates for Summer TLI 2022:
Registration for all sessions will open on June 8, 2022.
At least 4 club officers must attend both Summer and Winter TLI for the club to receive credit for Distinguished Club Performance (DCP) Goal #9 for Training. If you have questions, contact your TLI Chair, Edwin Weston at TLI@aztoastmasters.org.
Area Director (AD) Forum June 18th from 9:00 am – 10:15 am
If you missed the June 4th Area Director Forum, SLEEK Toastmasters is presenting another panel of current and former Area Directors who will speak about their experiences, expectations, time commitments, and the rewards of being an Area Director on June 18th.
Following the panel and Q&A, the 2022-2023 Trio and Division Directors will be on hand to interview interested candidates. If you have questions, contact Bettie Covington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link for details and registration: https://aztoastmasters.org/events/area-director-forum-4/
OUTSTANDING TOASTMASTER OF THE YEAR (OTMOTY) Deadline to Submit Nominations – July 1, 2022
Each year, the District recognizes a Toastmaster whose dedication and commitment significantly served their Club, Area, Division or District.
To nominate someone for this award or yourself, complete and submit the online form. It will be reviewed by the committee, and the winner will be announced at the annual awards celebration, July Jubilee Masquerade on July 30th.
Outstanding Area Director of the Year (OADOTY) and Outstanding Division Director of the Year (ODvDOTY) awards deadline for nominations is July 1, 2022.
Each year, all Area Directors and Division Directors in good standing and completing their term of service are eligible. To submit someone for this award (even yourself), complete and submit the form. It will be reviewed by the committee, and the winner will be announced at the annual awards celebration, July Jubilee Masquerade on July 30th.
Celebrate the 2021-2022 annual district award recipients including district leaders. Be there when we install the newly elected Trio (Club Growth Director, Program Quality Director and District Director).
Be the first to find out who will receive the coveted District 3 Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year (OTMOTY) award.
Listen to a keynote from Michael Desiderio, a member of Dobson Ranch Toastmasters.
Don’t miss out on the roast of District Director, David Hopper. If you went to participate in person, contact Roast Host, Peter Salazar PeterSalazarDTM@gmail.com. Even if you are not attending, you can send Peter a story you’d like to share.
Date/Time: July 30, 2022 from 5 pm to 9 pm Location: Great Wolf Lodge, 733 N Pima Road, Scottsdale
Event tickets: $85/person includes a gourmet buffet dinner and dessert. Gallery seating and VIRTUAL tickets are available in limited numbers. Cash bar will accept credit/debit cards only!
BEAT THE CLOCK: MAY 1 – JUNE 30 YES – WE CAN BEAT THE CLOCK – THREE WEEKS TO GO
Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members between May 1 and June 30 will receive a Beat the Clock ribbon to display on your club’s banner.
VOLUNTEERS – DO YOU LOVE SOCIAL MEDIA?
The 2022-2023 Public Relations Manager (PRM) is looking for Toastmasters who would like to serve on the social media committee or the media release committee. For more information, read the blog post from Tami Wedll, your incoming PRM 2022-2023:
DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CLUB GUESTS ARE COMING FROM?
We still have $30 Toastmasters International gift certificates to give to clubs who respond to visitor inquiries.
Ask every guest that visits your club – “Where did you hear about Toastmasters?”
WHY ask the question:
Find out where to look for new members when you’re promoting an Open House
Learn where to focus your club communication a. Outbound: Email, social media, free community paper, Word-of-Mouth b. Inbound: Club website, club social media, Find A Club referralsThe next time you respond to an inquiry forwarded from email@example.com or FIND A CLUB, remember to respond and BCC: firstname.lastname@example.org (NOT CC) on your timely email response to your guest.
The first 35 clubs will receive $30 in Toastmasters International gift certificates! If you have any questions, please email: email@example.com.
PAY IT FORWARD – JUNE IS LAST MONTH
Pay It Forward – June is the last program month Help a club by Paying It Forward. 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.
JUNE LUNCH & LEARN WEBINARS Mark it on your calendar – make it a lunch date!
“Passenger Rules on Leadership Journeys” – June 10, 2022
presented by Sara Mayer, DTM, more Info: https://bit.ly/3NkxrKe
“Many Hands Make Light Work” – June 24, 2022 presented by Karen Hewitt, DTM, more Info: https://bit.ly/3Mg60zY
Lunch & Learn webinar videos are available on YouTube – recent sessions click HERE
“Find Your Voice” by Barbara Schumacher “The Struggle is REAL: Learning a Second Language” by Leah Pennington
Hear from fellow Toastmasters sharing real life stories about building self-confidence, developing communication skills and their experiences in leadership. Tune into conversations with podcast host Don Griffith, DTM, PID. Who knows, you may even learn something new about a fellow member.
2021-2022 has been an extraordinary year. It has been a pleasure serving the Trio and members of District 3 as your Public Relations Manager. The team has been privileged to work with our District Director, David Hopper and our International Director, Michael Holian who have given us the support and opportunity to further build Toastmasters awareness for members and the community at large. We are especially proud of our work establishing a process for regular communications, while distributing timely and helpful information for the success of members and their clubs. Special recognition and thanks go to Kristy Hopper and Robyn Seaton, and we couldn’t have done it without the hard work from the Webmaster.
~ Nancy Duckett, DTM, PRM 2021-2022
Your 2021-2022 District 3 Toastmasters Public Relations/Communications team: Nancy Duckett, DTM, PRM 2021-2022 – Newsletter Editor Kristy Hopper, DTM, Social Media Chair – Newsletter Administrator Robyn Seaton, DTM – Newsletter Proofreader
DISTRICT 3 EVENTS CALENDAR
Promote your event on the District 3 Events Calendar. Visit the calendar to view events and training opportunities. Go to https://aztoastmasters.org/events/. Here’s a quick look ahead: