In an earlier communication, you were notified of the District 65 Pin Contest, which ended on October 12, 2015. The contest was held so that we could have our Toastmasters create a design that represented Toastmasters in Central/Western New York.
Thank you to each member who provided a designs for the contest. We appreciate your support and efforts for District 65.
After reviewing the submitted designs, the following image has been selected as our new District 65 Pin. Catherine Schwab, currently the President of UB Toastmasters #6499 Club, submitted the winning design. Congratulations Catherine!
I am in the approval process with Toastmasters International to ensure the image is brand-compliant, where we will be using the Toastmasters logo.
The next step will be to have the pins made in time for the fall conference. We will be providing a pin to each registrant at the conference. You will also be able to purchase these to use as gifts for your members, guests, or clubs.
We hope to see many of you at the District 65 Fall Conference so that we may share the pins with you!
Your District 65 Leadership Team,
Brion Keller, Sherry Hunt, & Ellen Pieklo
John F. Edwards, Fall 2015 District 65 Conference Keynote Speaker
We are excited to have John F. Edwards as our Keynote Speaker for our luncheon. His presentation is titled, MOVE – how to move your presentation from information to inspiration.
John F. Edwards was a long time member of District 65 Toastmasters. He joined Crown City Club in Cortland in the late 80’s. He took some time off to help raise his kids then rejoined as a charter member of Lockheed Martin Club in Owego. He served in multiple roles as a club officer for over 5 years. While in District 65, John supported District events as a Competitor, Contest Master, and speech coach. He was the winner of the District 65 International Speech Contest in 2008. He competed at the Regional level winning third place. John has been coached by the 2005 World Champion Lance Miller.
John F. Edwards is an award winning international motivational speaker and prolific author as well as being one of the highest rated speakers at conferences and events. He is considered an expert in the theories of motivation and self-improvement. His international experience includes speaking in England, Canada, Australia, Bolivia, Scotland, South Africa, and Mexico. John is a professional member of the National Speakers Association.
The download link below will provide a list of clubs of District 65, arranged by club meeting day and time.
Toastmasters District 65 Clubs by Meeting Day
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Two District 65 members, Sandra Cittadino and her son, Joseph
Cittadino, are featured in the September 2015 issue of the Toastmaster
Magazine. Their picture and related article can be found on page 12,
under Member Achievements.
Sandy wrote the article, which is titled: “Speaking Through
Adversity.” In it, she describes how she and her son Joe, who has
Asperger’s syndrome, have benefited from their membership in
Toastmasters. Sandy and Joe are members of Empire Statesmen
Toastmasters in Division E, Area 51.
Sandy has served as past Sergeant at Arms and presently serves as
Treasurer. She was also instrumental in the success of the club’s
annual holiday party and summer picnic. Joe is an excellent speaker
and always entertains us with his Table Topics presentations. Thus, as
Sandy & Joe have benefited from their membership, so have we benefited
from their many contributions to Empire Statesmen.
Congratulations and thank you, Sandy & Joe Cittadino!
Empire Statesmen Toastmasters Club 1427