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.

Call For Nominations

December 2, 2020

 

Dear District 65 Toastmaster:

 

The District Leadership Committee is fired up and ready to go – to find our next leaders for District 65. Are you looking for leadership opportunities to take you to the next level in Toastmasters and in your personal and professional development? The District Leadership Committee (DLC) is tasked with nominating individuals for the following elected positions in District 65:

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director
  • Division Directors, for Division A, Division B, Division C, Division D, and Division E.

 

The DLC is also tasked with reviewing applications for the following appointed positions:

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • Logistics Manager (while this is a critical role for D65, this is not one of the District roles that receives credit towards the Distinguished Toastmaster requirement to serve in a District role for one year) and
  • Area Directors.

 

The DLC invites applications from energetic, enthusiastic, dedicated individuals interested in providing ethical, quality leadership to serve as District 65 and leaders for the 2021-2022 term. To learn more about the District Leadership Program/Process, please download a copy of the Toastmasters Leadership Handbook.

 

Challenge yourself to step up and discover the leader in you while you enhance your contribution to our district’s success and your own growth and development.

 

 

 

To nominate someone you believe is qualified to fill a roll please download and fill out the District Leader Nominating Form. You may nominate yourself or another member who meets the qualifications, and you may nominate candidates for more than one position.

 

E-mail your nomination forms to the Nominating Committee (which includes a courtesy copy to the District Director) at the following email address: ToastmastersD65Leadership@gmail.com.

 

Nominated candidates must complete and submit the following three items:

 

(1) The Candidate Application, also known as Call For Nominations

 

(2) Officers Agreement and Release Statement

 

(3) In addition, a head shot is required.  All documents and photograph must be submitted by email to the DLC Chair and committee members at the time of the nomination.

 

If you are nominating yourself, please complete and submit the forms identified above.

In addition, you may want to review the nomination process and campaign rules, identified in Protocol 9.

 

All candidates declaring for a 2021-2022 District Leadership role must declare to the District Leadership Chair Ellen Pieklo of their intent to run as follows:

* Candidates for District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director and Division Director – January 15, 2021

* Candidates for Finance Manager, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager and Area Director, who will be appointed by the incoming District Director.

 

Candidates who confirm their agreement to run for office will be interviewed by members of the DLC, which is comprised of members representing each Division within District 65. While the DLC chair is part of the process, the DLC chair is not a voting member; the DLC, while not voting will be part of the interview process to learn more about candidates.

 

After interviews and discussions among committee are completed, the DLC Committee will provide the District Director with a list of candidates approved to run for elected positions during the Spring 2021 District 65 Conference. These recommendations will be made and provided to the District Director at least 6 weeks prior to the D65 Spring Conference, being held via Zoom.

 

The DLC will also make recommendations for appointed District positions.

 

Appointments are made by the incoming District Director and will be voted upon at the fall 2021 District 65 Business Meeting.

 

Sincerely,

Ellen O’Connor Pieklo, DTM/PDG
District Leadership Committee Chair

Toastmasters International
Where Leaders Are Made
Email: ToastmastersD65Leadership@gmail.com.

 

Your District 65 2000-2001 DLC Leadership Committee

Arlene Brown, DTM/Current Area 31 & Area 32 Director

Lillian Knight Faison, DTM/PDD

Brion Keller, DTM/PDD

Keith Maderer, DTM

Sam Mehta, DTM/PDG

Ellen O’Connor Pieklo, DTM/PDD

District 65 2020 – 2021 Executive Committee

District Director
Linda Lathrop, DTM, PDG

lathroplinda@yahoo.com
570-549-3870

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

District Leadership 2020 – 2021

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

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

Immediate Past District Director
Pam Gorman, DTM

pamgormand65@gmail.com
716-578-0659

Public Relations Manager
ShuHua (Grace) Lu

grace7656@gmail.com
607-684-5990

Administration Manager
Sam Otto

therealsamotto@gmail.com
585-889-9018

Finance Manager
Melissa McDonald

Parliamentarian
John Sleeth

jsleeth@southwindcarpet.com
315-345-5311

Logistics Manager
OPEN

Webmaster
Roger Morehouse, DTM

morehousde2465@gmail.com
607-745-5689

District Leadership Handbook

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.

Learn More

 

Speeches Outside of the Club

There is a two speech limit per manual in the traditional education program but this is not the case in the Pathways program. There is not a limit in the number of speeches you can complete outside of the club. The requirements for completing speeches outside of the club in the Pathways program are as follows:

  • Speak to your VPE/executive committee and receive approval for completing your project outside of your club
  • Meet the project requirements
  • A Toastmaster must be present for your evaluations
  • Receive a verbal evaluation
  • Receive a written evaluation

If this criteria is met, your project will be eligible for credit. The intention of the Pathways program is to be more flexible as life is ever-changing more now than ever!

Let’s Keep Connected

March 24, 2020

My dear fellow Toastmasters and friends,

The pandemic caused by the coronavirus is now affecting all aspects of our personal and professional lives with so many activities on hold. For us, as Toastmasters, this is unsettling and makes us feel isolated. We rely on one another for growth, support, and camaraderie. We have helped one another become stronger leaders, speakers, and team players. Communication is at our core; we thrive on it.

While we are most comfortable fully engaged with in-person meetings and interaction, we are finding it is possible to thrive through our technological connections now. Online meetings, speeches, and chats are giving us purpose and reason to smile with one another, even in this difficult time. Toastmasters was always a laboratory, of sorts, for experimenting and learning, and now it gives us an opportunity to become more creative as we engage online together. We are experiencing our support system, still in place, all around the world.

As your International President, I have been thinking very seriously about our role as Toastmasters, but also about the precautions we must take during these times, especially regarding current and upcoming Toastmasters contests, programs, and events. To see the actions we’ve taken so far, click here.

Rest assured that we are closely monitoring the situation with respect to the 2020 Toastmasters International Convention to be held in Paris, France in August. We are actively working with our partners in Paris and relying on local health and government officials to assess moving forward. We are also following the lead of the world’s most trusted sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will keep you updated on any changes. We want to make the smartest decision, above all, for the health and safety of you and your families.

I encourage you to continue to find ways to connect; emotional wellness is just as important as physical health. The Board of Directors and World Headquarters staff is committed to helping you through these challenging times. While staff is working remotely for the safety of all, they are dedicated to keeping service standards and helping members in any way they can. Please reach out to them here.

Our activities as Toastmasters have certainly shifted, with our primary focus on protecting ourselves, so we can protect the globe. It is my hope and passion that we stay connected and come through stronger, as we endure new challenges, but also find new reasons to be grateful.

Please take care of one another,

Sincerely,

Deepak Menon

Deepak Menon
International President
Toastmasters International
www.toastmasters.org

Pathways Evaluation Forms

Pathways

PATHWAYS EVALUATION FORMS

Evaluations are a fundamental part of Toastmasters. We learn and improve by giving and receiving good evaluations.

In a verbal evaluation, the evaluator begins with what they did well, makes a few suggestions for improvement, and then concludes their evaluation with what they did very well, followed by a summary.

Pathways projects include either one or two speeches that needs to be delivered to complete the project.

Following are the evaluation forms for all the Pathways projects. They are PDFs. In most cases, they contain editable fields. This means the evaluator can type the evaluation directly onto the form if they wish, and email it to the speaker.

Alternatively, you can click on the link, download the form to your computer and print it.

Active Listening
Advanced Mentoring
Building A Social Media Presence
Communicate Change
Connect With Storytelling
Connect With Your Audience
Create A Podcast
Creating Effective Visual Aids
Cross-Cultural Understanding
Deliver-Social-Speeches-Speech-One-and-Two
Deliver Your Message With Humor

Develop A Communication Plan
Develop Your Vision – Speech One and Two
Distinguished Toastmasters – Speech One and Two

Effective Body Language
Engage Your Audience with Humor

Ethical Leadership
Evaluation And Feedback – Speech One
Evaluation And Feedback – Speech-Two
Evaluation And Feedback – Speech Three
Focus On the Positive
Generic Evaluation
High Performance Leadership – Speech One and Two
Ice Breaker
Improvement Through Positive Coaching
Inspire Your Audience
Introduction To Toastmasters Mentoring
Know Your Sense of Humor
Lead In Any Situation
Leading In Difficult Situations
Leading In Your Volunteer Organization
Leading Your Team
Lessons Learned
Make Connections Through Networking
Manage Change
Manage Online Meetings
Manage Projects Successfully – Speech One and Two
Managing A Difficult Audience
Managing Time Mentoring
Moderate A Panel Discussion
Motivate Others
Negotiate The Best Outcome
Persuasive Speaking
Planning and Implementing
Prepare For An Interview
Prepare To Speak Professionally
Present A Proposal
Public Relations Strategies
Question And Answer
Reaching Consensus Option One and Option Two
Reflect On Your Path
Researching And Presenting
Speech Profile Vocal Variety
Successful Collaboration
Team Building Speech One and Two
The Power of Humor in an Impromptu Speech
Understanding Conflict Resolution
Understanding Emotional Intelligence
Understanding Your Communication Style
Using Descriptive Language
Using Presentation Software
Write A Compelling Blog

Click here to download a zip file of all Evaluation Forms



Pathways Education Awards Key

Pathways Education Awards Key

This 1 page PDF will give you all the new Pathways Education Awards and their 3 digit codes. Download your copy now and print one out for your club officers.

Pathways Education Awards Key Image

Click the image above or this link to download your copy and make sure that your club officers always have one handy.

https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.110.213/zhm.631.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Pathways-Education-Awards-Key.pdf