District 3 Toastmasters: Where Leaders Are Made
With Spring Conference only weeks away, we are starting to feel the excitement in the air! The Conference Committee is busy finalizing all their plans for your enjoyment and education. When was the last time you were offered three days filled with friends, laughter, and learning for only $165?
Talk with someone who has been to Conference before and find out what wonderful times they experienced. What was it that they enjoyed the most? Maybe it was the beautiful DTM Ceremony with the soft light from the candles lighting up the proud faces of our new DTMs. It could have been the laughter from the audience as they listened to the hilarious Tall Tales. The personal stories told during the International Speech Contest will warm your heart, and maybe even bring a tear to your eye.
Your District Council will be voting for new officers and realignment of the District during the Saturday afternoon business meeting. Come and find out what this means for your club! Attendance at the business meeting is open to all, whether attending the conference or not. We need Presidents, Vice Presidents-Education, or the club’s proxy carried by ANY member in good standing, to reach a quorum.
Oh, yes, there is always fun at the Friday Night Fun Night. Many of our members will be exhibiting their singing talents (or not!) at Karaoke this year. Let’s not forget the delicious food at the banquets and the conversations taking place at the tables.
Do you want to meet Toastmasters International President Mohammed Murad? He will be with us the whole weekend. When I met him in Kuala Lumpur, I was impressed with his friendly nature and his smiling eyes. You will be able to hear his thoughts on life being a leadership opportunity and attend Mohammed’s workshop on “What Makes a Team Tick.” Being a retired Dubai police officer, he will have many life experiences to share. You, too, can carry his thoughts into your professional life.
Remember, Conference is about meeting new friends, learning new material, experiencing new events, getting personally involved, and having FUN!
Hallie Adams, DTM
2014-2015 District Governor
Be one of the first Area Directors in Toastmasters
- Are you interested in applying for an Area Director appointment?
- The person who is elected as the District Director during the May Business Meeting will appoint Area Directors to start their term on July 1, 2015.
- You may compete in the spring contests.
- Complete the Area Director Nomination Form (fillable PDF or DOC) and hand it to or send it to current District Governor Halle Adams at .
Preliminary Officer Training Report is available for download at the TLI page.
Toastmasters International President, Mohammed Murad, DTM, is scheduled to attend our 2015 Spring Conference, “It’s a Small World”, May 15, 16 and 17 at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley-Scottsdale, 5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Make your plans now to attend and meet our 2014-2015 International President. He is the first top officer from the United Arab Emirates and is an entrepreneur from Dubai.
When asked for one piece of advice for every Toastmaster, he said, "Toastmasters is a way of life, not just a program. So my advice is: Take advantage of every opportunity in your Toastmasters journey, and stay in the organization long enough to reap the real benefits, which are embedded not only in becoming a better communicator, but in becoming a better leader."
Why mentor? “We all carry the seeds of greatness within us, but we need an image as a point of focus in order that they may sprout.” ~ Epictetus
New members need someone to explain the program to them and show them how to prepare for various meeting roles. They also need help preparing and rehearsing their first few speeches. Mentors can supply the valuable personal attention and ongoing support new members need. Visit http://www.toastmasters.org/mentoramember.
For additional information on mentoring please contact .
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Greetings, fellow D3 Website visitors!
You are welcome to click through the links on this website to see all the resources available to you, whether you are still considering becoming a Toastmaster, already a Toastmaster, a leader in your club, or a leader in the District. As you explore, your comments on the site are always welcome at .
If you don’t have time to spend just surfing around, you may want the abbreviated version so you know which section will be most likely to have what you are looking for:
||Includes D3 maps that may be of interest to current Toastmasters
||P.O.T.s (Plain Ol’ Toastmasters)
||Includes how to get involved outside your club, find out the next step in the educational program
||Includes information on club contests
||All D3 Toastmasters
||List view or calendar view of upcoming events (club officers and District leaders may add your events), District Conference information & link to online registration, contest winner matrix, highlights from International Convention
||All D3 Toastmasters
||Acknowledges Toastmasters and clubs in District 3
|District Leader Resources
||Area Governors, Division Governors, Committee Chairs, Toastmasters looking for a committee to serve
||Includes contest resources and links, DEC information and materials
||Looking for something specific? Find it here.
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