District 65 Fall Conference 2014
November 15, 2014
Rochester Airport Marriott Hotel
Toastmasters, Target: Triumph!
Plan for success by completing the Club Success Plan by September 30, 2014. All clubs that submit their club success plan to the LGET by September 30, 2014 will receive a Toastmasters & You kit [1167A] for your club to use. To qualify, the club must submit its completed club success plan to LGET Brion Keller no later than September 30, 2014.
Reach for the Stars
Goals in the Distinguished Club Program are a great way to measure the health and sustainability of a club. Clubs that reach Distinguished or better status in the Distinguished Club Program by the end of the 2014–15 year will earn a free ticket to end-of-year District event, so the President (or next highest officer) can be recognized for their club’s achievement.
Step-it-up for the DCP
Is being Distinguished or better a piece of cake for your club? Is your club showing improvement, but just can’t hit Distinguished? How about stretching yourself by doing better than the previous year!
Old Dogs…New Tricks!
There are members in our midst that still carry the “old” designations (CTM, ATM) and might need a ‘bone’ to encourage them to earn next educational award—how about a new member badge [331M or 331P] to show off their achievement! Please let the LGET, Brion Keller, know when this is accomplished.
Have you just chartered (since June 30, 2012) and still getting the hang of this contest thing? We want you (to compete)! New(ish) clubs that send a contestant to the area contests (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015) will receive a club ribbon pack [393RP] plus a word of day pack . Ask Area Governor to send a note confirming who the club’s contestant was to LGET Brion Keller. Please, only once per club per year.
All in for the Summer TLI
Starting the year right by ensuring all officers are trained? Clubs that train all seven of their officers (President, VP Education, VP Membership, VP Public Relations, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms) by the end of the summer training season (June 1 to Aug 31, 2014) will receive club officer badges for all club officers [331M or 331P]. Winning clubs will be contacted by LGET.
Training the Core Four
Clubs that earn the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) training goal (at least 4 officers trained in Summer and at least 4 officers trained in Winter) will receive two Speechcraft Starter Kits  and two Speechcraft Promotional Kits . These are a perfect way to help build club membership! LGET will contact winners.
New Clubs: Sponsors and Mentors
Clubs Kick-starting Clubs
Our members are the greatest asset we have to ensuring new clubs start strong and are sustainable. Clubs that sponsor (listed on the charter paperwork) a new club chartering between July 1 and September 30, 2014 will receive:
(District Bucks are redeemable for any item sold in the Toastmasters International Store
Sponsors Shine Brightly
To ensure sponsors of new clubs that charter between July 1 and November 30, 2014 are recognized for their efforts, we would like you to be our guest with a free ticket to Fall 2014 Conference (full conference package, reimbursed if charter after conference) and a free ticket to end-of-year District event. For sponsors of new clubs that charter between December 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015, a free ticket to Spring 2015 Conference (full conference package, reimbursed if charter after conference) and a free ticket to end-of-year District event. If you sponsor a club between May 1 and June 30, 2015, you will receive a free ticket to the end-of-year District event.
Mentors Make Their Mark
Mentors also work diligently to ensure new clubs begin and stay strong, so we want to be sure they are recognized for their hard work too. For new clubs that (1) charter between July 1, 2014 and March 30, 2015 and (2) submit 20+ members by April 1, 2015, both mentors of these clubs will receive a free ticket to Spring 2015 Conference (full conference package) and a free ticket to the end-of-year District event.
New Clubs: Development
Demo Magic in the Making
Members that conduct demonstration meetings become personally invested in the new club and that usually takes time and resources! To offset the financial burden incurred, we will reimburse up to $200 per new club lead, for prior approved expenses (e.g. printing costs, materials distributed at meetings, food/beverages). Contact LGM Sherry Hunt for more details.
Starting Out in Style
There is so much excitement about chartering a new club, but finances may be stretched getting off the ground. New clubs will start out in style by receiving the following “welcome kit” to hit the ground running: a customized banner , portable lectern , and charter member name badges [331M or 331P].
Current Clubs: Membership Building
Members Growing Members
Successful clubs have learned they need to keep looking for new members, so they are ready for natural attrition activity as well as to ensure their members have the best opportunity for well attended and dynamic meeting experiences. The club with the largest net growth during the following time periods (one per division) will receive either an easel (small) or projection screen: (1) July 1 to December 15, 2014 and (2) January 1 to June 15, 2015
Feed Them and They Will Come!
Successful clubs also know that offering food is a great way to encourage their members to bring guests and a party atmosphere can be very memorable for prospects and guests alike. We will reimburse clubs that earn the Toastmasters International membership drive goals for a “pizza” party (food reimbursement up to $50) to increase excitement around the meeting/event used for their member drive. (Smedley Award is August 1 to September 30, Talk Up Toastmasters! is February 1 to March 31, and Beat the Clock is May 1 to June 30).
Congratulations to the following Toastmasters Members who have achieved their goals and obtained the following Educational Awards for June of 2014:
On May 29, 2014 River City Toastmasters hosted an Open House at WSKG Television Studios, in Vestal, NY.
The theme of the meeting was “Communicating on Television.” As public speakers, we may be requested to speak on television about Toastmasters or for your own job. Greg Keeler, WSKG news personality explained how it’s important to understand how you look to a TV audience when speaking, how to project your voice, and how to conduct impromptu interviews using sound bites so that your key message becomes conveyed to the audience.
Click on the link below for the entire article.
CC Competent Communicator
At the Fall District Conference, the “Of the Year” awards are presented to the Outstanding Toastmaster, Area Governor, and Division Governor. Please consider nominating someone that you have noted that exemplifies the Toastmasters Spirit, goes above and beyond to help without being asked.
Please complete the forms and submit them to , DTM, 2013-2014 District 65 Governor. The forms are being provided now so that you have time to put some thought into the nomination without being rushed.
The nomination forms are available for download by clicking on the links.
Please Note: Nominations are due toDTM by August 31, 2014.
CC Competent Communicator
You can download the educational presentation by Richard Peck, DTM, International Director 2013-2015 presented at the Spring 2014 District 65 conference.
Click this link: Richard Peck D65 Educational Session
CC Competent Communicator
The names "Toastmasters International," "Toastmasters," and the Toastmasters International emblem are trademarks protected in the United States, Canada, and other countries where Toastmasters clubs exist. Unauthorized use is prohibited. The information on this website is for the sole use of Toastmasters members, for Toastmaster business only. It is not to be used for solicitation and distribution of non-Toastmasters materials or information.
Copyright © 2014 Toastmasters International & Toastmasters District 65. All rights reserved.
Powered by WordPress & Atahualpa