District 3 Toastmasters: Where Leaders Are Made
What a wonderful 2014 Fall Conference in Tucson celebrating the 90th birthday of Toastmasters International. Everyone enjoyed the many activities held throughout the weekend, especially the educational sessions. We were very pleased to have Joan Lewis, Region 10 Advisor, and her husband, Carlos, join us for the full conference.
Thank you to the 53 clubs that sent pictures of their club banners to Floyd Parks. The banner video ran during the Friday night banquet with an intro by “Grumpy Cat” singing happy birthday to us.
A beautiful DTM Ceremony with dimmed lights and battery lit candles (hotel would not allow real candles with open flames) honored our 24 new DTMs. The Table Topics question dealt with Carpooling being a good Idea or bad idea for Arizona. Robert Colbert from OnFirst Toastmasters was the winner. Many members had a great time deciphering clues given during the Murder Mystery at Friday Night Fun Night. The so called victim was none other then our beloved Immediate Past District Governor, Tim Smith, DTM.
Toastmasters were literally rolling on the floor with laughter at our hilarious Humorous Speech contestants. Speeches included an attempt to sell an electric car with a 250 mile electric cord, a rather large male ballet artist in a pink tutu and was won by an out of shape bicyclist who finished a 100 mile bike race. Humorous Contest was won by Rick Olson.
Toastmasters International President, Mohammed Murad, DTM, is scheduled to attend our 2015 Spring Conference, “It’s a Small World”, May 15, 16 and 17 in Phoenix. 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.
Hallie Adams, DTM
2014-2015 District Governor
Click here to see the Fall Conference Contest Results
Click here to see Fall Conference Photos
TLI Officer Training
Online registration for winter TLI training sessions is now OPEN. Click here to visit the TLI page for more information or to register.
Effective Facilitative Leadership Training
Designed for those who must facilitate for results in real-world meetings, project teams, and collaborative workgroups. Understanding how Facilitators differ from Leaders or Managers.
Utilizing facilitation techniques of observation, analysis, and intervention. Identifying the critical tactics for increasing group meeting productivity and team development.
For additional details or to register for this free event, click here to visit the TLI page.
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 .
Open to current Toastmasters who enjoy the invaluable lessons that Toastmasters provide as well as enjoy social events that are separate from Toastmasters.
The club will meet 2 times a month for regular Toastmasters meetings that consist of organizing meetings, building confidence in speaking in front of an audience, thinking fast on your feet with topical conversation and improving grammar, speaking and many other skills.
We will also meet 1-2 times a month for fun and family-friendly social events such as bowling nights, hiking excursions, movie nights, BBQ outings, day trips, community outreach and more.
The goal is to develop us as leaders and communicators and build camaraderie through outside social events. Our social events will mostly be designed to bring the whole family!
For more information, click here to visit the club's website.
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- Revelation Club #4086359, chartered August 21, 2014
- Desert Dining Club #4093430, chartered July 24, 2014
- See all of District 3's new clubs
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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