Introducing Area 73 Director, Hemant Vora, CC, CL

Toastmaster Hemant Vora is a member of Rockland Toastmasters in Blauvelt, New York. He has been a member since 2016 and proudly represents Area 73 as their Area Director for the 2018-2019 Toastmasters year. Hemant has earned his Competent Communicator and Competent Leader awards.

Su Brooks, D83 Social Media Strategist and Training Coordinator, conducted an interview with Hemant. Hemant offers valuable advice for new members and how we can all become more effective speakers.

What is your vision for your Area?

Members of all clubs feel welcome and comfortable. They get inspired by speeches and leadership of other members. They are guided, supported and mentored on the path to expert communication and leadership by experienced and expert members of the club.

Who is your inspiration when it comes to leadership and why?

Mahatma Gandhi is my inspiration. He was very humble yet commanded strong and deep loyalty of the whole nation. He showed how to lead people towards their own success.

What is your advice for new members?

You have come to the right place to increase your communication as well as leadership skills. Use the support and guidance you get at the Toastmasters clubs and you will succeed in becoming a great communicator as well as a leader.

Give a tip to be an effective speaker.

Visualize, visualize, visualize. We always behave or perform as we think in our mind. Visualization is a very powerful tool. Always visualize yourself giving speeches very comfortably.

 

About Toastmasters District 83:

District 83 includes 155 clubs, with close to 4,000 members, in Metropolitan New Jersey, Staten Island, and Rockland County, New York. For more information, please visit the District 83 website, http://www.tm83.org.

About Toastmasters International:

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 300,000 members in 16,500 clubs in 141 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit http://www.toastmasters.org.

For more information about Rockland Toastmasters, visit: https://rocklandtm.toastmastersclubs.org/.

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Introducing Division I Director, Begonia Reyes, CC, CL

Toastmaster Begonia Reyes is a member of Impact 21 in Rahway, New Jersey and What Exit? In Edison, New Jersey. She has been a member since November 2014 and proudly represents Division I as their Division Director for the 2018-2019 Toastmasters year. Begonia has earned her Competent Communicator and Competent Leader awards.

Su Brooks, D83 Social Media Strategist and Training Coordinator, conducted an interview with Begonia. Read on to find out who inspires her and advice she has to inspire new speakers!

What is your vision for your Division?

To reach distinguished and ensuring that our club members are getting value out of this experience and reaching their highest potential.

Who is your inspiration when it comes to leadership and why?

Mario Lewis is a fantastic speaker and leader. He is a wonderful mentor always helping people in the club and providing positive feedback and recommendations that can be easily implemented.

What is your advice for new members?

My advice to new members is to look for a mentor, face their fears and challenge themselves to get better.

Give a tip to be an effective speaker.

Practice, practice, and practice be sure you know your speech before you give it.

 

About Toastmasters District 83:

District 83 includes 155 clubs, with close to 4,000 members, in Metropolitan New Jersey, Staten Island, and Rockland County, New York. For more information, please visit the District 83 website, http://www.tm83.org.

About Toastmasters International:

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 300,000 members in 16,500 clubs in 141 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit http://www.toastmasters.org.

For more information about Impact 21, visit: https://impact21.toastmastersclubs.org/.

For more information about What Exit? visit: https://whatexit.toastmastersclubs.org/.

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Introducing Area 93 Director, Dave Ostlund, ACB, ALB

Toastmaster Dave Ostlund is a member of Germinators Toastmasters Club, a corporate club in Montvale, New Jersey. He has been a member since June 2006 and proudly represents Area 93 as their Area Director for the 2018-2019 Toastmasters year. Dave has earned his Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze awards.

Su Brooks, D83 Social Media Strategist and Training Coordinator, conducted an interview with Dave about his vision for Area 93 and speaking tips he offered for effective speaking!

What is your vision for your Area?

Empower clubs to building relationships with members outside of their own club. The Toastmasters community can provide valuable support!

Who is your inspiration when it comes to leadership and why?

My 11-year-old niece and 8-year-old nephew. They have so much positive energy that it reminds me to enjoy life and spread that joy to those around me.

What is your advice for new members?

Stick with it and go at your own pace. It took me 2 years for my CC, another 4 years for my ACB, and likely another 6 years for my ACS.

Give a tip to be an effective speaker.

Avoid apologizing and pointing out your own mistakes during a presentation. The audience may not notice. Allow your words to speak for themselves and leave the evaluation to the evaluators. You can always remember to make an improvement for the next time!

 

About Toastmasters District 83:

District 83 includes 155 clubs, with close to 4,000 members, in Metropolitan New Jersey, Staten Island, and Rockland County, New York. For more information, please visit the District 83 website, http://www.tm83.org.

About Toastmasters International:

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 300,000 members in 16,500 clubs in 141 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit http://www.toastmasters.org.

For more information about Germinators Toastmasters Club, visit: https://4786181.toastmastersclubs.org/.

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Introducing Area 71 Director Terrance Erwin, ACB, ALB

Toastmaster Terrance Erwin is a member of Citco Speaks, a corporate club in Jersey City, New Jersey. She has been a member since 2015 and proudly represents Area 71 as their Area Director for the 2018-2019 Toastmasters year. Terrance has earned her Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze awards.

Su Brooks, D83 Social Media Strategist and Training Coordinator, conducted an interview with Terrance about life in Area leadership and her leadership philosophies.  

What is your vision for your Area?

I would like all my clubs to be Distinguished clubs.

Who is your inspiration when it comes to leadership and why?

I have so many individuals that inspire me regarding leadership, but I appreciate them all for being willing to share their experiences in order to enhance my life to make a better leader of me!

What is your advice for new members?

Get involved immediately by taking on meeting roles.

Give a tip to be an effective speaker.

Speak about something you are passionate about!

 

About Toastmasters District 83:

District 83 includes 155 clubs, with close to 4,000 members, in Metropolitan New Jersey, Staten Island, and Rockland County, New York. For more information, please visit the District 83 website, http://www.tm83.org.

About Toastmasters International:

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 300,000 members in 16,500 clubs in 141 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit http://www.toastmasters.org.

For more information about Citco Speaks, visit: https://4786181.toastmastersclubs.org/.

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New Year, New Goals

With a new year upon us, it is easy to get swept up in lofty resolutions we make year after year. We get overwhelmed when we have so many goals in front of us, yet hopeful with the prospect of a clean slate when the clock strikes midnight.. With those goals, we also have to have a plan in place in order to see forward movement on those goals. Imagine deciding that you want to go on a trip with your family, yet you do nothing in advance to prepare for the trip. On the first day of travel, you begin driving aimlessly, unsure of your destination or where you will end up. This will likely result in a lot of wasted time and money as well as endless amounts of frustration because no preparations were made in advance.

Before we know it, we will be halfway through 2019, wondering where the time has gone. In order to avoid looking back on the year is disbelief and disappointment, much like an unplanned vacation, begin to set your expectations now and make a plan in order to reach your goals. You can do that by:

Visualizing what you want. Ashley Rifkin of Talk of Monmouth advanced club finished her HPL project back in April. She taught a mindfulness workshop, asking attendees what they desired in life. The usual answers came up-a house, a car, or a job promotion. In turn, Ashley asked why that is what they wanted. The why is typically what helps us be able to see what we want more clearly. Most Toastmasters have the end goal of earning a DTM, but why do you want that? For me, I want to become better about displaying quality leadership and communication as well as time management, which means achieving a difficult goal in a short period. Right now, that goal is not a DTM, but to earn the triple crown working in both Pathways and traditional learning programs. I visualized delivering speeches that would allow me to present on the things I’m passionate about and connect with my audience. That meant completing the projects in my advanced manuals as well as the ones in my chosen path. The Triple Crown-achieving three educational awards in one Toastmasters year-is an excellent way to execute the speeches I want to focus on while still giving myself a concrete deadline to meet for better time management. Your goals won’t always look the same as your neighbor’s.

Breaking down your goals in small increments. Once I knew what I wanted, I made a detailed plan. I gave myself a timeline so I could be mindful of how frequently I should be speaking and when I should begin to plan for my larger leadership projects. For example, I am a member of two clubs and in 2019, I am aiming to deliver one speech per month. In addition, I have a timeline detailing when I plan to complete each level or educational achievement. This is especially important if your goal is particularly time sensitive. One resource that helped me plan was District 17’s website with all of the paths and projects listed, courtesy of Bill Atkins of Talk of Monmouth: https://toastmastersd17.org/resources/pathways/paths-projects/. While I don’t expect to earn my DTM until 2022, just knowing what my goal is for this year, this quarter, or even this month, makes it all the more realistic and exciting to think about. This leads me to my last point.

Be realistic. One speech per month is realistic for me with my lifestyle, the number of clubs I am part of, and factoring in all of my other commitments. For you, you may want to aim for one speech every two to three months. As long as you have a plan in place and can see the finish line (even if it is 5-6 years from now!), you know what you have to do to move one step closer with every role you sign up for. The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that they are often declared without any preparation or consideration of what is doable given the season in your life. If you just had a child, are going through a divorce, or have recently taken on more responsibilities at work, be kind to yourself and be realistic about what you can do. The best part of your 2019 plan is that it can be adjusted at any time as needed.

As you begin to think about your goals and plans for 2019, jot them down and write out some bullet points on how you will execute them. In the wise words of Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”

Happy New Year, District 83!

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Toastmasters for the Next Generation

The infancy of Pathways has evoked an array of emotions from my fellow Toastmasters. Throughout the district, I have seen everything from enthusiasm, resulting in some of my fellow members becoming Pathways Guides before the launch to outright declarations of protest. As a Vice President of Membership, I have seen Toastmasters not renew their membership because of their claim that Pathways “has nothing to offer me.”

With a change as big as Pathways being rolled out to an organization of over 94 years, it is easy to see its flaws and even participate in regular debates around the subject as we learn more with each passing month. As we move forward with these changes, I want to challenge my fellow Toastmasters to be mindful of how we discuss both the growing pains and excitement— particularly, in front of newer Toastmasters who may have never been acquainted with the traditional educational program. From time to time, I have noticed newer members who attend a district workshop or conference with excitement over all of the new skills they will learn become deflated when they overhear occasional grumbles and complaints about the only program they have to pursue, Pathways.

It is our job as tenured Toastmasters to encourage our newer members, especially the more apprehensive ones, to lean in and attack their goals at meetings. The best way to do that is through leading by example, even when it means stepping out of our comfort zone. It all comes back to the Toastmasters core values when we look at the big picture. We should embrace Pathways for our newer members or, “Toastmasters of the next generation” as I like to call them, in order to:

  • Uphold the Integrity of Toastmasters. Our mission and member’s goal are still the same; there may just be more than one way to get there now.
  • Continue a culture of Respect for our fellow Toastmasters who are working hard to provide the resources we need to make Pathways a success in our district.
  • Be of Service to others. More knowledge leads to more opportunities to mentor, teach, and share what you know.
  • Claim our own Excellence. Starting a new learning path does not erase your hard work or skills you have claimed so far in your Toastmasters journey.

Maintain the Integrity of Our Mission to Become Better Leaders and Communicators

A newer member of my home club approached me one evening asking some questions about Pathways. Instead of stumbling through them, half-uncertain, I invited her to come with me to a Pathways workshop being held that Saturday.

Not only did this learning session help this new member get started with her first speech (she will give her second in the next few weeks!), but it also helped the Toastmasters hosting the session with their leadership development. It helped me become more familiar with the resources available to us through Pathways. It gave me more information I needed to lead with confidence, even if it is just in a low-key mentorship relationship for right now.

Toastmasters maintains its integrity by delivering what it promised to from the start, so I challenge you to consider what your goals are in being part of Toastmasters. Does it have to do with communication? Leadership? If so, you’re still in the right place. There is just more than one way to get there now.

Respect the Process of Change and Those Who Work Hard to Smooth the Transition

Everyone is entitled to their opinion on all of the changes going on around us. While we have these discussions and share those opinions, it is important to remember that we have new members to consider those who aren’t tainted by the memories of “how things used to be.” It is easy to play the critic when we have something to compare it to.

Our District 83 Pathways Guides, officers, and directors working hard to educate us on these changes and answer the endless stream of questions. While the changes may be difficult for us, it is important to show respect for those looking to smooth the way, especially with a transition period as long as two years between the rollout and the retirement of the traditional program. Would you complain loudly and proudly if your boss was leading you through a change at work with grace and strong leadership? Probably not. The best thing we can do is be grateful for the wealth of resources we have available to us and use them to our advantage.

Embrace Change Because it’s Showing Service to Others

The topic of change reminds me of my first job out of a graduate school. As a licensing specialist at a large software/hardware reseller, it was my job to learn about seemingly arbitrary licensing rules and relay that information to sales reps. Just as I was getting the hang of these licensing rules and felt confident in my skills, our software partner decided to change the entire licensing structure. We would have a grace period of about two years to smooth the transition for customers, which required a lot of extra knowledge around both licensing structures and how they would work together. Sounds familiar?

Around the same time, I was asked to train a new team member. In a situation that would normally leave me feeling in over my head, I found myself feeling grateful for the opportunity. Learning alongside my trainee and finding answers to questions that had not come yet were all rich learning opportunities for me. Furthermore, I mindfully kept any complaints about all of the changes away from his training to set a professional and positive tone for the work we had to get done.

Pathways aren’t very different! To embrace Pathways does not mean you have to quit the traditional path right away. You can work in both the traditional and Pathways curriculum at the same time during the grace period. It’s all about baby steps. Consider hosting an Icebreaker night for your club, dedicated to speakers knocking out the first speech in their path. A gesture like this could be just what your club needs to get some speakers started in their Toastmasters journey. By setting aside this time for your club, you could be providing a great service to speakers who haven’t been able to get a speaking slot since joining Toastmasters.

Excellence

Finally, being a Toastmaster means we exude excellence in everything we do. Doing an Icebreaker and starting a new learning curriculum, even after earning multiple advanced awards, will not undo the skills you have gained so far. If anything, going back to the basics is a chance to see how far you have come in your skills.

My very first Icebreaker two and a half years ago was a pretty standard one that consisted of me naming off a laundry list of things about myself for several minutes. My Icebreaker just a few months ago for Pathways consisted of me skipping around the room, wrapping a feather boa around a fellow Toastmaster, and handing out party noisemakers, delivering a speech about my independent spirit and how that fit into preparing for my upcoming marriage. The feedback I received and creative risks I took all made the Icebreaker a worthwhile (and fun!) project. We all have something to learn from any speech we deliver. Our excellence will remain the same as we do it.

I encourage you to revisit the core values of Toastmasters and consider what they mean to you as you examine your goals for 2019. Write them out. Ask your fellow Toastmasters how you can help them reach their goals. Pathways is an opportunity for all of us to embrace integrity, respect, service, and excellence in our speaking journey. Join me in leading the way for Toastmasters of the next generation.

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Introducing Shelby L. Holliman, D83 blogger as of December 1, 2018

Toastmaster Shelby L. Holliman, member of Talk of Monmouth, (she currently serves as their VP of Membership) and Shore Speakers Toastmasters, honors District 83 by answering the call to serve as District 83 Toastmasters blogger effective Friday, December 1, 2018.  Shelby has earned her Competent Communicator and Competent Leader awards. 

Margarita Estrada, D83 Public Relations Manager, conducted an interview with Shelby.  Also present at that interview were:  Manny Reyes, DTM, District Director, Lynda Starr, DTM, Program Quality Director, and Begonia Reyes, Division I Director.

Shelby, when did you become a Toastmaster?

I became a Toastmaster on July 1, 2016.

What is your profession?  Why did you become a Toastmaster?

I am a lecturer on Public Speaking at Rutgers University.  I felt that it was important to strengthen my craft as a public speaker so that I could be the best leader, advisor, and coach on the subject matter.  My professional development is very important to me.  By constantly working and developing my craft, I can be a living example to my students.

What is your new goal?

I am always striving to improve.  This year, my goal is to challenge myself by honing my skills on the Pathways Learning experience.

What are your future goals?

My future goals are 1) to mentor a club and 2) to become part of the prison ministry at Rahway Prison, a project spearheaded by George Phillips, member of Princeton Toastmasters.

Shelby, we are looking forward to your contributions to our blog.  One last question.  What is your favorite quote?

Life is forward and understood backwards, by Soren Kierkegaard

About Toastmasters District 83:

District 83 includes 155 clubs, with close to 4,000 members, in Metropolitan New Jersey, Staten Island, and Rockland County, New York. For more information, please visit the District 83 website, http://www.tm83.org.

About Toastmasters International:

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 300,000 members in 16,500 clubs in 141countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit http://www.toastmasters.org.

For more information about Talk of Monmouth Toastmasters, visit:  https://4843227.toastmastersclubs.org/

For more information about Shore Speakers Toastmasters, visit: https://shorespeakers.toastmastersclubs.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introducing Pres Vasiliev – Keynote Speaker for D83 Fall Celebration: Recognizing Success!

Pres (Presiyan) Vasiliev, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking (WCPS),  Keynote Speaker for the District 83 Fall Celebration:  Recognizing Success! (for individual members and clubs) on Saturday, November 17th, at the APA Woodbridge Hotel, 120 South Wood Avenue, in Iselin, NJ.  (Go to tm83.org to register!)

On Saturday, October 20th, 2018, Margarita Estrada, District 83 Public Relations Manager, had a conversation with Pres Vasiliev, where he shared his feelings about winning the WCPS in 2013 for his speech, Changed By a Tire, as well as his enthusiasm about his visit to District 83.   

What are your thoughts about coming to the District 83 Fall Awards and Recognition Celebration?

I look forward to meeting the members of District 83!  I can’t wait to help them become better storytellers and give them the tools they need to share their message more effectively and convey their vision more memorably. 

What does Proactive Empowerment mean to you in terms of Leadership?

I see it as a great strategy for building a better club and a better organization.  Why?  Because when you proactively help your team members – with your time, with your advice, with your encouragement – you trigger in them the desire to return the favor.  The more you help your team members, the more they will help you.  Such a team effort can achieve astonishing results.

What can we expect in your keynote address?

You will witness the defeats and triumphs, the decisions and discoveries, the mentors and helpers that shaped my journey to World Champion of Public Speaking.  You will also pick up powerful public speaking tools, tactics and techniques that you can apply right away to improve your communication and leadership skills. 

Tell us about your experience winning the World Championship of Public Speaking.  What have you learned?  What surprised you?

The biggest lesson for me was this: Believe in yourself, your story, and your message.  During my journey, there were moments of self-doubt – moments when I wondered, “Will the audience connect with me and my message?”  But the hard work and the help of fellow Toastmasters gave me the confidence I needed to succeed.  My preparation included speaking in more than 50 clubs.  What surprised me was that I learned something new from each club.  You never know where a good idea will come from, and as long as you stay open to feedback and help from others, you will gain tremendous insight.

How has Toastmasters impacted your life?

Toastmasters changed my life.  It built my confidence, sharpened my communication skills, and helped me launch my dream career as a professional speaker and executive speech coach.  Today I do what I love – speaking, teaching, and coaching give great meaning to my life.

Storytelling seems to be the ‘buzz’ word in the media.  What role does storytelling play in your presentations and why is it so important?

Stories help my audience experience my message.  If you give your audience a laundry list of lessons, chances are they won’t remember more than one or two.  But if you weave these lessons into a carefully crafted story, then your lessons will be much more memorable.  Moreover, when you use personal stories to get your message across, your audience will not only learn from you but also connect with you.

What advice do you have for fellow Toastmasters?

Always reach out to others for help and advice.  Seek feedback, take notes, and never stop asking questions.  With the help of others, you can achieve your goals and dreams.  During my journey, I found great mentors and coaches who helped me achieve my goal.  And if I can do it, so can you. 

If you were to define your life in one word, what would it be?

Persistence.  When I look back at my life, I see the willingness to keep going no matter what comes my way.  For me, the key to success is setting high goals and then persistently working towards their achievement. 

This event will truly be a celebration!  We will recognize Toastmasters 25+ years as Club Members!  These are Toastmasters who have been active in our organization for 25+ years.  In addition, we will recognize Pathways Guides and Ambassadors, as well as clubs who have attained the following as of September 30th.

  • Distinguished as of September 30th
  • Smedley Awards 
  • 20 Member Club & Club Strength
  • Friendly Neighbor
  • Traveling Gavel
  • Club Anniversaries (5-yr intervals)
  • New Clubs
  • Area & Div Directors Submission of Success Plan
  • Attendance at Summer TLI

The District 83 Toastmasters Fall Celebration:  Recognizing Success! will be held on Saturday, November 17th, at the APA Woodbridge Hotel, 120 South Wood Avenue, in Iselin, NJ.  Bring your friends!  Bring your family!  Bring your work colleagues!  You don’t want to miss it!  To register go to:  tm83.org!  If you have any questions, please email Co-Chair Emilia Volyand at ebheat@aol.com.

 

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My Pathways Journey

I am a firm believer that if we do not evolve and progress, we become stale and irrelevant. I have witnessed this in my business world, spiritual world, and other areas of my life.

When Pathways was introduced, my soul jumped with excitement. What was this new curriculum going to look like? How will it be an advantage over what is the current curriculum that many have used successfully to change their lives? Why were we going to be the last region to get it? Finding out I had to wait until May 15th made me feel like a kid waiting for my birthday to come around. As soon as the 15th of May came, I took the survey to discover what path was best suited for me. Of the three that were given to me, Dynamic Leadership spoke loudly. I jumped right in, took the webinars, and loved how easy everything was to navigate.

I am currently shadowing under my Pastor at Life Church to grow in leadership and what the Dynamic Leadership curriculum offers is exactly the skills I need to work on to grow not only at my church, but also at work. I quickly signed up to do the Ice Breaker speech, and am working on my research project speech. Having to redo my Ice Breaker was not a discouragement because there are new people in my club, and my first Ice Breaker did not explain everything there is to know about Kevin. I look forward to hearing other established members deliver their Ice Breakers for the same reason.

Toastmasters is fantastic because it helps everyone learn from one another.
If anyone is unsure of how to move forward with the Pathways program, my advice is to just jump in! Talk with you club officers for assistance if you need it. Toastmasters has always been an organization that ignites a person’s soul to grow and be the best they can be. We are all one big family in Toastmasters and celebrate with each other. Now Pathways offers an additional reason to celebrate.

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2017-2018 Club Newsletter Contest

CLUB NEWSLETTER CONTEST 2017-2018

Does your club have a newsletter? If so, consider entering District 83’s Newsletter Contest! If not, consider creating one. While providing club information, the newsletter team may earn credit towards goals in the Competent Leader manual. We have provided the opportunity for as many clubs as possible to enter and participate.

Contest Criteria:

  • Must use current Toastmasters International logo.
  • Must include correct Toastmasters International branding standards (i.e. colors, use of logo, fonts, images, design devices, etc.).
  • May use Toastmasters International templates or your own layout.
  • Minimum of two pages; no maximum number of pages.
  • Your club must be in good standing.
  • Maximum of one entry per club.
  • Eligible issue must be dated between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
  • Deadline for submission: July 15, 2018.
  • Submit a PDF to: District 83 Newsletter Contest

Results will be announced in the fall. There is a perpetual Club Newsletter of the Year award, a 27″ trophy with the winning club and year engraved on one of the smaller plates. The winning club will take possession of the trophy in the fall of 2018 and will return it to the District 2019 Spring Conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Janice Buffalow, DTM, District 83 Director, 2017-2018; be sure to use the subject line of: District 83 Newsletter Contest.

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