Important District Update: COVID-19

COVID-19 District 65 Safety Statement
All clubs, areas, divisions, and districts should follow the current Federal, State, and local health and safety guidelines erring on the side of prudence and a sense of responsibility for all Toastmasters and the community.

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.

Club and District COVID Announcement

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.

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Division and Area Directors

Division A Director
Ned Linstrom

Area 11                            Martin Johnson     

Area 12                            Susanna Toledo    

Area 13                            John O’Hare          

Area 14                            Sara Jablonski      

Area 15                            Kara Rozak            

Area 16                            Open

Division B Director
Judy Britton

Area 21                            Pritam Poddar            

Area 22                            Xavier Tarr                  

Area 23                            Sydny Brennen Johnson

Area 24                            Curtis McClenton        

Division C Director
Betty Brewer-Johnson

Area 31                            Lu Bonilla              

Area 32                            Martha Hope         

Area 33                            Rita P. Mitchell      

Area 34                            Open

Division D Director
Gloria Gibbon

Area 41                            Warren Musselman

Area 42                            Jean Hunter           

Area 43                            Gail Dyer                

Area 44                            Zhan Junpeng        


Division E Director
Keith Flint

Area 51                            James Tucker        

Area 52                            Ryan Kelly             

Area 53                            Arlene Brown         

Area 54                            David Carter          

Area 55                            Laura Garramone  


District 65 Toastmaster Call for Nominations for 2022-2023

Greetings District 65 Toastmasters,

Do you know of a Rising Star within District 65 Toastmasters who would be Excellent as an Elected or appointed District Officer next toastmaster year? Or are you yourself a Rising Star, ready to take the Next Step in your Toastmasters Journey? District 65 is seeking Your Nominations for Elected Officers, but hurry, hurry.

Elections will take place at the District 65 Annual Business Meeting.

    District Director (Excellence)
    Program Quality Director (Education)
    Club Growth Director (Marketing)
    Division Directors (A B C D E)

Please review the attached form for instructions and complete you Nominations within 30-60-90 days !!!

District 65 Toastmaster Call for Nominations

Area Directors
We are also seeking Area Directors, which are gathered by our current District Director (Brenda Billups) then passed on to the next elected District Director by June 30th 2022 or thereabouts. Self Nominate or make suggestions to Brenda regarding Area Director candidates. District Administration positions are alo appointed by the next District Director.

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
Brenda Billups, DTM

Program Quality Director
Kate Olsen, DTM, PDG

Club Growth Director
Sam Otto, DTM

(585) 683-9793
(585) 770-4783
(585) 489-1582

District 65

Public Relations Manager Robert Phillips
Administration Manager Emily Olsen-Nemeth
Finance Manager Melissa McDonald
Imm. Past District Director Linda Lathrop, DTM PDG
Parliamentarian John Sleeth, DTM PDG
Logistics Manager Aleks Nikolic

2021 Incentives

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 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 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

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.