Important District Update: COVID-19

Updates from Toastmasters

Toastmasters International continues to monitor the effects of the disease on our clubs, members, and upcoming and current District events. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has impacted the daily lives of Toastmasters around the world, and the Board of Directors have taken actions to support members and clubs. You can read about them in the communications section below. The health and safety of all Toastmasters is our top priority.

As the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue to be felt around the world, we are working diligently to support our members and clubs. Learn more.

D65 Annual Business Meeting Information – 2021

Note: As items become available, this post will be updated. Be sure and check back.

The District 65 Annual Business Council Meeting will be held this Saturday, April 24th beginning at 9:00AM.

All members of District 65 are invited to attend, but most importantly, the District Council – consisting of the District Executive Committee and ALL Club Presidents and Vice Presidents of Education.

The District Council will be voting on important District business – namely the election of the 2021-2022 District 65 Leadership Team. As per Toastmasters International, Proxies for virtual meetings are not permitted, and the President and Vice President of Education must cast their own vote. District Executive Committee members are entitled to one (1) vote and may cast up to two (2) additional votes as a Club President and/or Vice President Education.

In order for a smooth credentialing process, all attendees MUST pre-register for this meeting no later than NOON on Friday, 4/22. Once registered, you will receive an email notification with a link to the meeting itself. This will confirm your registration.

You can pre-register by clicking here!

 

Nominees for the 2021-2022 District Leader Team are as follows:

District Director – Brenda Billups, DTM (unopposed)

Program Quality Director – Kate Olsen, DTM PDG (unopposed)

Club Growth Director – Samuel Otto, DTM and Martin Johnston, DTM

Division A Director – Ned Lindstrom, DTM (unopposed)

Division B Director – Judy Britton (unopposed)

Division C Director – Martha Hope and Betty Brewer Johnson, DTM

Division D Director – Gloria Gibbon, DTM (unopposed)

Division D Director – Keith Flint (unopposed)

Note: There were no nominations from the floor and all candidates were vetted by the 2022 District Leadership Committee.

All candidates participated in a Candidates Showcase on Sunday, April 18th. You can view the recording here: 2022 Candidates Showcase 

 

Another item of business that will be voted on is the Proposed District Realignment for 2021-2022. Click Alignment Committee Report to review in advance.

 

A rough agenda is below:

  • Call to Order
  • Reading of District Mission
  • Remembrance
  • Credentials Committee Report
  • Audit Committee Report
  • Committee Assignments
  • DLC Report
  • Election
  • Reports from District Team (2 mins each)
  • Old Business
  • New Business

 

 

 

 

Important News from the District Leadership Committee

The District Leadership Committee announces the Candidates for the 2020-2021 Toastmasters year. Please see full report below.

IMPORTANT: Eligible floor candidates shall declare their intent to run in writing to the DLC Chair after the DLC report has been published and at least one (1) week prior to the annual District Council meeting.

Voting for your next District team will happen at the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM. District Council Members include the current District Officers and all Club Presidents and Vice Presidents of Education. Information and registration for the meeting will be sent out soon.

 

This year we will host our Annual District Conference – virtually – April 23-25!

Our Special Guest and Keynote Speaker will be Distinguished Toastmaster, Deepak Menon, Immediate Past International President.

Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for the exciting details coming soon. This will also be the weekend of our District Contests.

Humorous Speech Contest • Friday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM

International Speech Contest • Saturday, April 24th, Time TBA

District Leaders

District Director
Linda Lathrop, DTM, PDG

lathroplinda@yahoo.com
570-549-3870

Program Quality Director
Brenda Billups, DTM

billups@frontiernet
585-683-9793

Club Growth Director
Kate Olsen, DTM, PDG

klolsen@rochester.rr.com
585-770-4783

Division and Area Directors

Division A Director
Sam Hill

samhille3@hotmail.com
716-430-4563

Area 11                                    John Bellomo              jbellomo53@gmail.com

Area 12                                   Bob Patterson              bobchuckpatterson@yahoo.com

Area 13                                   Martin Schwab           mschwab4@verizon.net

Area 14                                   Peter Ralyea                pd.ralyea@gmail.com

Area 15                                   Christine Kozlowski   christine.kozlowski@daemon.edu

Area 16                                   Adam Hammer            ahammer22@gmail.com

Division B Director
Emily Olsen-Nemeth

Emily Olsen Nemith emolsen@rocheste

Area 21                                   Judy Britton                 jbritton1@gmail.com

Area 22                                   Cindy Lapoff               cindylapoff@gmail.com

Area 23                                   Richard Poydock        rpoydock@gmail.com

Area 24                                   open

Division C Director

Ray Mulgrew, DTM

Area 31 Jean Pryor j1700@frontier.com
Area 32 Keenan Glover gloverkeenan@gmail.com
Area 33 Arlene Brown abrown4042@gmail.com
Area 34 Bruce McLellan bruce@mindful-hero.com

Division D Director
Claire Warren Ginnan

Claire Warren Ginnan warrencj@corning.com

Area 41                                   Pamela Ameigh           ameighpamela@gmail.com

Area 42                                   Laura Morehouse        lauramorehouse16@yahoo.com

Area 43                                   Audrey Porsche           audrey.porsche@oneonta.edu

Area 44                                   Antonia McMullan      mcmullanal@corning.com

 

Division E Director                 Monica VanAuken      monica.vanauken@yahoo.com

 

2021 Incentives

INCENTIVES 20202021 CLUB GROWTH 
Clubs that hold an Open House can receive a two-part Reward.

Toastmasters International is offering a FRESCATH to members who pay their October

dues by December 31, 2020. This does not apply to new members.

 

Part One Receive a $25 TI Store gift certificate just for holding an Open House.

CLUB COACHES are needed. Please contact Club Growth Director Kate Olsen, DTM klolsen@rochester.rr.com for more information.

 

Part Two Receive another $25 TI Store Gift Certificate for converting two (2) Open House guests to members within 30 days of your Open House. New member names must be provided to the Club Growth Director Kate Olsen, DTM klolsen@rochester.rr.com for verification by June 1, 2021. These new members must be NEW members and not included in any other incentive. This incentive can be used (two) times during the Toastmaster year.

All other questions may be directed to District Director Linda Lathrop, DTM lathroplinda@yahoo.com

Early Bird Clubs achieving Distinguished or better by April 1, 2021 will earn a $50 TI store gift certificate

 

Triple Crown All Toastmasters who complete a minimum of three (3) levels in their respective path by the end of the current district year June 30, 2021 will receive a Triple Crown Pin.

Pathways Updates

February 2021 — Base Camp outage

[Maintenance] Base Camp will be down for scheduled maintenance from 6 to 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on February 19, 2021. During this time, members will not be able to log into Base Camp or purchase paths.

District 65 2020 – 2021 Executive Committee

lathroplinda@yahoo.com
570-549-3870

District Director
Linda Lathrop, DTM, PDG

Program Quality Director, DTM
Brenda Billups, DTM

billups@frontiernet
585-683-9793

Club Growth Director
Kate Olsen, DTM, PDG

klolsen@rochester.rr.com
585-770-4783

Pam Gorman, DTM
Immediate Past District Director

pamgormand65@gmail.com
716-578-0659

Public Relations Manager

ShuHua (Grace) Lu

grace7656@gmail.com
607-684-5990

Administration Manager

Sam Otto
Finance Manager Melissa McDonald
Parliamentarian John Sleeth jsleeth@southwindcarpet.com 315-345-5311
Logistics Manager
Webmaster Roger Morehouse morehouse2465@gmail.com 607-745-5689