District 3 News March

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

Semi-annual renewals due by March 31, 2022

ImageSemi-annual Toastmasters International dues are $45.00 for April 1 through September 30 and payment must be submitted by a club officer to Toastmasters International by March 31, 2022. Club officers must enter payments through Club Central to Toastmasters International. Club dues are separate and are collected by a club officer for your club.
Why wait, renew NOW and earn a gift pack from the Incentives List:
– Clubs that have 75% of members renewed by March 10, 2022 will be eligible for a $50 gift pack.
– Clubs that have 100% of members renewed by March 17, 2022 will be eligible for a $100 gift pack.

DISTRICT 3 CONFERENCE – Buy your tickets now!

ImageJoin your fellow Toastmasters and “Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit!” on May 20-21,2022 at Harrah’s Ak-chin Resort in Maricopa, AZ. Take advantage of bundled Climbing Party tickets – available only until 4/15/2022. All ticket sales end on 5/6/2022.

For Information & Registration go to: https://aztoastmasters.org/district-conference/

Special Conference Newsletter February 11, 2022:


NEW! Membership Busters

Friday evening series during March, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm presented by leaders in the District.
– March 4: “Closing the Sale” presented by Jeff Morud, DTM (video recording will be available on YouTube)
– March 11: “How to Handle a Guest” panel discussion moderated by Mike Kaml, DTM, Membership Chair
– March 18: “Member Retention and Engagement” presented by Jim Eng, DTM
– March 25: “Making Meetings Fun” presented by Sithari Edirisooriya from New Horizons Toastmasters

For Information and the Zoom links go to https://aztoastmasters.org/events/
Questions, contact Mike Kaml at membership@aztoastmasters.org

Member Promise plus Bonus

A new member can receive a Toastmasters pin for joining your club and the sponsor can be entered into a drawing for a Toastmasters gift valued at about $25.

Pay It Forward

In full swing for February, March, May, and June. Are you aware of any clubs that need help filling roles for meetings? Does your club need help?
To help another club, go to https://aztoastmasters.org/pay-it-forward/ for guidelines.
It’s as easy as 1) Contact a club on the list, 2) Attend their meeting, 3) Complete the reporting form, and 4) Be eligible for prizes.


Congratulations! Airpark Toastmasters – first in the District
– 1st Tipping Point award for submitting a member who “tipped” the club to received a DCP goal.
– 1st Club to meet all 10 DCP goals.

For a list of the leading clubs, click on the CLUB EDUCATION AWARDS button at https://aztoastmasters.org/road-to-distinguished/.
For details about the Tipping Point campaign, refer to the campaign details at this link https://aztoastmasters.org/tipping_point/ or contact dcp@aztoastmasters.org.


Become a Sponsor or Mentor for a new club

Opportunities are available in the Phoenix area and Tucson. Learn more about it at:

Club Coaches are needed

Help a struggling club become successful, grow membership and achieve Distinguished status. Contact DJ Reed at cgd@aztoastmasters.org for a list of clubs you can help.

DTM Plus – Distinguished Toastmasters, you can make a difference

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.

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Program – Dr. Steve Broe

This month’s blog: “New Club Mentors and Sponsors – Answering the Call of Leadership”
Questions: Contact your DTM Program Chair, Steve Broe, DTM at dtm@aztoastmasters.org


Join Our Open House – Wednesday, March 23

ImageAll active District 3 Toastmasters are welcome to join the meeting via Zoom and see what the Speakers Bureau is all about. The guest speaker will be Brooke Bonder, an International Award-Winning Host, TV/Stage Actor and Fortune 500 Spokesperson, Motivational Speaker and Coach. Brooke will also be presenting in-person at the District 3 Conference in May.

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 and the Zoom link, contact Steve Feld, Speakers Bureau Chair at speakers@aztoastmasters.org.

ImageTravis Hardin from Speakers Bureau read live on PBS KIDS Story-Time in February to honor Black History Month. Travis read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This classic is a fan favorite depicting a young black boy as he experiences his first encounter with snow. https://fb.watch/byEdGWd2YQ/




Mark it on your calendar – make it a lunch date!
March 11, 2022 – presented by MariaAngelica Deeb
“Sharing Your Legacy: How Do You Want to be Remembered”
More Info: https://bit.ly/3KeX7G4

February 25, 2022 – presented by Coach Pam Smith
“Stepping Into a Better You”
More Info: https://bit.ly/3CgYsJN

Lunch & Learn webinar videos available on YouTube

Recent sessions click HERE

“Audiences Don’t Need Speakers” with David P. Otey
“Is It Time for Your Club to Get Social?” with Don Griffith
If you have questions, please contact Colleen McNeese training@aztoastmasters.org


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

An opportunity for Tucson area clubs to promote your club and invite guests while volunteering at the District 3 Toastmasters booth on the campus of the University of Arizona. We have 2-hour slots available 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Phoenix area clubs are welcome too, since visitors may attend virtual or hybrid meetings. To sign-up, contact Nancy Duckett at prm@aztoastmasters.org.


VIDEOS ON DEMAND – District 3 YouTube Channel

Catch that missed Lunch & Learn webinar, get Zoom meeting training, find out how to update the club officers roster in Club Central and more…


Grand Canyon Echoes Podcasts feature conversations with fellow Toastmasters and Don Griffith, DTM, PID, tune in at https://aztoastmasters.org/grand-canyon-echos-podcast


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:

Area Speech Contests all month! 
Talk Up Toastmasters Membership Campaign (Feb 1 – Mar 31)
3/4 Membership Busters series: “Closing the Sale”
3/5 Competitive Edge Contest Winners Practice
3/8 Speech Contest Drop-in Q&A
3/9 Speakers Bureau
3/9 Club Coach Roundtable
3/11 Lunch & Learn – Sharing Your Legacy
3/11 An Introduction to Toastmasters
3/11 Membership Busters series: “How To Handle Guests”
3/15 Rx for Speakers – Luck of the Irish
3/18 Membership Busters series: “Member Engagement and Retention”
3/23 Speech Contest Drop-in Q&A
3/23 Speakers Bureau
3/25 Lunch & Learn: Stepping Into a Better You
3/25 Membership Busters series: “Making Meetings Fun – Games”
3/29 Maverick Toastmasters’ 10 Year Anniversary!
3/30 Twilite Toastmasters Club: Leadership Presentation

Your 2021-2022 District Leadership Trio

District Director David Hopper, DTM
Program Quality Director Karen Hewitt, DTM
Club Growth Director DJ Reed, DTM