Category Archives: Leadership

Club – Harris Spacetalkers

Club Spotlight: Harris Spacetalkers Officers by Keith Maderer, Club Growth Director We are always looking for clubs that are building better, stronger and larger clubs. This month we met with the club officers of Harris Spacetalkers to discuss how they … Continue reading

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Paving Road To DTM

Paving the Road to Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) By Dan Ferens, DTM With Pathways coming early next year, Toastmasters will only have 24 months after that to get a DTM under the current educational program. Since DTM is the only rank … Continue reading

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District Director’s October Letter

By Ellen Pieklo, DTM  District Director Dear District 65 Toastmaster, It’s hard to believe that it’s already October and our contest season is well underway. As with everything in life, we’ve had a few glitches but Glenn Gordon, Division A … Continue reading

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Clueless in Vancouver

Clueless in Vancouver by Keith Maderer, DTM, Club Growth Director Ellen, Lillian and I spent 8 days in Vancouver representing our district in officer training, interviewing international officer candidates, working the International Speech Contests and voting during the TI annual … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 Leadership Breakfast and DEC Meeting

District 65 Fall 2017 Leadership Breakfast and DEC Meeting Click Here for Registration Information Leadership Breakfast: When: September 9, 2017, 9AM – 12:00 Noon Where: Holiday Inn, Waterloo, NY Who: Club Presidents and VP Education or and/or your designated representative … Continue reading

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Club Meeting Roles Cheat Sheets

Club Meeting Role Cheat Sheets by Keith Maderer, DTM – Club Growth Director Every club has their own New Member Orientation program. When I was a new toastmaster, I remember being anxious about stepping up for meeting roles. My mentor, … Continue reading

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Push Past Your Safety Net

Push Past Your Safety Net by Carina Paton Most people are afraid to initiate conversation with strangers. In fact, even those who appear to you to be comfortable are often terrified on the inside! Many of us join Toastmasters to … Continue reading

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District Sponsored Incentives

District 65 Incentives for 2017-2018 August 1, 2017 Dear District 65 Toastmasters, The incentives this year will be in place throughout the year. As with every year, it is important that we end out all of our incentives by June … Continue reading

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If You Fail To Plan

Tips From Our Past If You Fail To Plan, You Are Planning To Fail by Jared Kronenberg, DTM, PDG This mantra was repeated over and over during club officer trainings and district leadership sessions. I wasn’t sure what it really … Continue reading

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Quality Takes Commitment

Program Quality Takes Commitment Greetings fellow Toastmasters. Thank you for your service to District 65 and your commitment to improve your communication and Leadership skills. You are appreciated and I thank each of you for the opportunity to serve. As … Continue reading

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