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District 65 Fall Conference 2014

District 65 Fall Conference 2014

November 15, 2014
7 a.m.–7 p.m.

Rochester Airport Marriott Hotel
1890 Ridge Road West
Rochester NY

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2014–15 Incentives and Programs

Education

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!

  • Clubs that are not Distinguished, but reach one more DCP goal than the 2013–14 year, will earn a club assistance package, which includes a club ribbon pack [393RP], word of the day pack [1415], and lectern banner [326].
  • Clubs that attain next highest Distinguished status (not Distinguished to Distinguished, Distinguished to Select Distinguished, Select Distinguished to President’s Distinguished, President’s Distinguished [9 goals] to President’s Distinguished [10 goals], or earning President’s Distinguished [10 goals] earlier than last year or by April 1), will earn either a customized banner [322], banner stand [324], or portable lectern [382].

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.

Contest Newbies

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 [1415]. 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.

Training

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 [204] and two Speechcraft Promotional Kits [203]. These are a perfect way to help build club membership! LGET will contact winners.

Marketing

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:

  • $75 in District Bucks if the new club pays dues through March 2015, and
  • Another $125 in District Bucks if the new club pays for 20+ members by April 1, 2015.

(District Bucks are redeemable for any item sold in the TI 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 [322], portable lectern [382], 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 TI 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).

June 2014 Educational Awards

Congratulations to the following Toastmasters Members who have achieved their goals and obtained the following Educational Awards for June of 2014:

Continue reading June 2014 Educational Awards

River City Toastmasters Hosts Open House at WSKG Studios

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.

 

 

May 2014 Educational Awards

Award Member Name Location
CC John W. Allen Savvy Speakers Toastmasters Club Syracuse
CL Beth E. Blakeman Big Red Toastmasters Ithaca
CC Shneur Zalman Chein Speech Patrol Binghamton
CL Joan G. Combs Utica National Toastmasters Club New Hartford
CL Linda M. Competillo Big Red Toastmasters Ithaca
CC Morgan Elizabeth Doyle Geneva Toastmasters Club Geneva
CC Robin B. Fostini CNY BizTalkers New Hartford
CC John Franke Clarence Toastmasters Williamsville
ACS Rezar Gera Bristol Speaker Toastmasters Club #5776 East Syracuse
CL June D. Giffen Rochester Club Rochester
ACB June D. Giffen Rochester Club Rochester
CC Brandon D. Ginther Concord Spellbinders Club Fredonia
CC Jim Gleason Peer 2 Peer Toastmasters Fairport
CC Joel Hendershot Peer 2 Peer Toastmasters Fairport
CC Christy Natalie Hernandez Velasquez Speakers of the House Binghamton
ACB Margaret Veronica Leinberg Blues Expression Club Rochester
CC Robert Lidowski Roman Orators Toastmasters Club Rome
CL Catherine L Love Geneseo Toastmasters Geneseo
LDREXC Jonathan D. Mack Lockheed Martin Owego Toastmasters Owego
CC Cynthia Mannise North Star Club Syracuse
ACS Rhea Ann R. McBride Life Learners Club Rochester
CC Jane H McGowan Geneva Toastmasters Club Geneva
CC Kate Olsen Geneva Toastmasters Club Geneva
CC Edward C. Parmenter Talk the Talk Club Fayetteville
CL Ruth M. Parmenter Syracuse Club North Syracuse
CC Nancy Pawloski CNY BizTalkers New Hartford
LDREXC Jutta A. Rawcliffe Concord Spellbinders Club Fredonia
ALB Kathleen Rumney Bristol Speaker Toastmasters Club #5776 East Syracuse
ACB Nancy Jean Santacesaria Toasted Sage Club Rochester
CC Robert M. Schwarztrauber The Larkin Leaders Buffalo
ACB Timothy J Shea Owahgena Toastmasters Club Cazenovia
CL Timothy J Shea Owahgena Toastmasters Club Cazenovia
CC Charles S. Simmons Toastmasters in General Rochester
CL Michael Smithson North Star Club Syracuse
CC Nancy Spinella Talk of the AXA Towers Syracuse
CL Nancy Spinella Talk of the AXA Towers Syracuse
CC Swami S. Tirtha Oneonta Toastmasters Club Oneonta
CC Jonathon L Trotta Toasted Sage Club Rochester
ACS Monica L. VanAuken Toasting the Blues Syracuse
CC Michelle L Waffner Cayuga Club Ithaca
CC Christine D Wolbert Chautauqua Talks Toastmasters Jamestown
CL Christine D Wolbert Chautauqua Talks Toastmasters Jamestown
ACB Ayaka Yamaguchi GCC Multi-Cultural Communications Club Batavia
CC Shawn Zadeh Clarence Toastmasters Williamsville

KEY:

CC                Competent Communicator
ACB/S/G  Advanced Communicator Bronze/Silver/Gold
CL                Competent Leader
ALB/S        Advanced Leader Bronze/Silver  
LDREXC    is for completing a High Performance Leadership Project

...Of The Year Nomination Forms

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 Kate Olsen, 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 to Kate Olsen DTM by August 31, 2014.

 

April 2014 Educational Awards

Award Member Name Location
CL Donald R. Abb Ithaca College Club Ithaca
CL Celia Beaucage Empire Statesmen Club Syracuse
CC Reeta J Benoy TNT Toastmasters Club Penfield
ALB Pedro Berges Praxair Toastmasters Club Tonawanda
CC Kelly Bianchi Rochester Club Rochester
ACB Betty Brewer Johnson Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
LDREXC Arlene J. Brown Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
ACG Arlene J. Brown Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
ALS Arlene J. Brown Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
DTM Arlene J. Brown Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
ALB Darrell R Cook Utica National Toastmasters Club New Hartford
ACB Patricia T. Costello Empire Statesmen Club Syracuse
CC Daniel G. D’Arrigo Talk of the Towers Syracuse
ACS Raymond B. Edwin Crown City Club Cortland
CL Christopher Fama Spartan Speakers Toastmasters Club Auburn
CL Claudette Anne Ferrone CNY BizTalkers New Hartford
CL Tina Geffers Praxair Toastmasters Club Tonawanda
CC Melvie Hall-Bellinger Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
CL Melvie Hall-Bellinger Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
ALB Melvie Hall-Bellinger Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
ACB Andrew P. Hope Grand Pioneer Toastmasters Club Amherst
CL Denise M. Hull Blues Expression Club Rochester
ACB David D. Johnson Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
CL David D. Johnson Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
ALB David D. Johnson Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
ACS Leo Kayembe Prose of Speech Williamsville
ACS Brion L. Keller Morning Knights Toastmasters Club Endicott
ALB A. P. Laitenberger Rochester Club Rochester
CC Joan Martt Peer 2 Peer Toastmasters Fairport
CL Rhea Ann R. McBride Life Learners Club Rochester
CC Kristy L. McElhinny Endicott Club Endicott
ACG Sam M. Mehta Empire Statesmen Club Syracuse
CC Sam M. Mehta Empire Statesmen Club Syracuse
ACG Eva S. Miller Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
CC Eva S. Miller Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
LDREXC Eva S. Miller Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
ALS Eva S. Miller Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
DTM Eva S. Miller Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
CC Ryan Morris Mohawk Valley Club Utica
ACB Richard Nestlen MCC Toastmasters Club Rochester
ACB Elizabeth Ann Orlando Geneva Toastmasters Club Geneva
CL Perry Pacouloute Praxair Toastmasters Club Tonawanda
CL Heather Jane Paris Spartan Speakers Toastmasters Club Auburn
CL Heather Jane Paris Geneva Toastmasters Club Geneva
ACB Renee Paser-Paull Clarence Toastmasters Williamsville
ALB Renee Paser-Paull Clarence Toastmasters Williamsville
CL Richard J Pfaff Talk-Eaze Club Syracuse
ACS Robin F. Pulverenti Empire Statesmen Club Syracuse
CL Danielle L. Rienholtz Speakers Today Leaders Tomorrow Rochester
ACB John Curtis Williams Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
CL John Curtis Williams Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
ALB John Curtis Williams Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester

KEY:

CC                Competent Communicator
ACB/S/G  Advanced Communicator Bronze/Silver/Gold
CL                Competent Leader
ALB/S        Advanced Leader Bronze/Silver  
LDREXC    is for completing a High Performance Leadership Project

Richard Peck Presentation Power Point

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

March 2014 Educational Awards

Award Member Name Location
CL Celia Beaucage Empire Statesmen Club Syracuse
CC Andrew Biernat Canandaigua Community Toastmasters Canandaigua
ALB Betty Brewer Johnson Frederick Douglass Toastmasters Club Rochester
CC Ronald M. Bunal Orange Orators Syracuse
CC Katarzyna E. Dec Downtown Toastmasters Buffalo
CC David Patrick Fahrenholz Clarence Toastmasters Williamsville
CC Robert D. Felberbaum Talk of the Towers Syracuse
ACB Denise M. Hull Blues Expression Club Rochester
ACB Diana M Irizarry Toastmasters in General Rochester
CL Kelley Kearns Bristol Speaker Toastmasters Club #5776 East Syracuse
CC William B. Kelsey Speak Up Club Batavia
ACG Jonathan D. Mack Lockheed Martin Owego Toastmasters Owego
CC Kathleen McKenna Speakers of the House Binghamton
ACS Rosemary C. O’Keefe Life Learners Club Rochester
ACS Kate Olsen Geneva Toastmasters Club Geneva
ALB Kate Olsen Geneva Toastmasters Club Geneva
CL Kate Olsen Geneva Toastmasters Club Geneva
ACS Patrick J. Olson Speak Up Club Batavia
CL Karlie G. Parent Assured Communicators Rochester
CL Kenneth M Patterson Exelis Spacetalkers Rochester
CC Richard J Pfaff Talk-Eaze Club Syracuse
CC Ellen A. Pieklo River City Toastmasters Club Binghamton
ACB Ellen A. Pieklo River City Toastmasters Club Binghamton
CC Jutta A. Rawcliffe Concord Spellbinders Club Fredonia
CL Jutta A. Rawcliffe Concord Spellbinders Club Fredonia
ACB Julienne Ricchiazzi Northpointe Toastmasters North Tonawanda
ALB Julienne Ricchiazzi Northpointe Toastmasters North Tonawanda
ALB Kathleen D. Seymour Crown City Club Cortland
ACB Stephen E. Smith Grand Pioneer Toastmasters Club Amherst
ACB James D. Tucker Syracuse Club North Syracuse
CC Ryan J Wassink Shut Up & Speak Elmira
CL Ryan J Wassink Shut Up & Speak Elmira
ACB Louise B. Wilson Spartan Speakers Toastmasters Club Auburn

KEY:

CC                Competent Communicator
ACB/S/G  Advanced Communicator Bronze/Silver/Gold
CL                Competent Leader
ALB/S        Advanced Leader Bronze/Silver  
LDREXC    is for completing a High Performance Leadership Project

Past International Presidents

Click on the picture to download the full list.

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