District Officer Nominations 2018
By Ellen Pieklo, DTM, District Director
Every year, you, as members of District 65, can nominate District Officers to help lead and guide us into the future. This process allows you to help select your leaders and your voice be heard.
Elected officers will lead our district during the next fiscal year starting July 1st, 2018. Any member in good standing of a club in good standing who has met the requirements for the office can be nominated for an office. To qualify for the District Director, Program Quality Director, or Club Growth Director positions, a member must have served as a club president for at least six months.
Our Immediate Past District Director, Sherry Hunt, DTM will be the chair of this committee and will be handling the details. She can be reached by email: sherryhuntDTM@gmail.com
The following District Officer positions will be announced.
1. District Director
2. Program Quality Director (PQD)
3. Club Growth Director (CGD)
4. All Division Directors (currently 5 – A thru E)
In addition, the following District officers are appointed by the incoming District Director:
1. Finance Manager (formerly known as Treasurer)
2. Logistics Manager (formerly known as Sgt. At Arms)
3. Administration Manager (formerly known as Secretary)
5. All Area Directors (currently there are 23 Areas in District 65)
6. Public Relations Manager
Please check your email for more information related to the nomination and application process.
Here are links to the forms that should be filed if you are interested.
1. District Leader Nominating Form
2. Candidate Application
3. Officer Agreement and Release Statement
District 65 Program Quality Update
By Lillian M. Knight Faison DTM, Program Quality Director
I extend a huge thank you to our members for their dedicated efforts in improving their leadership and communication skills. Our theme this year is Make Toastmasters a Part of Your Story.
I am grateful to continue my service with the District 65 Trio. It is my pleasure to work with this dynamic team. 5 months into our term, Club Growth Director – Keith Maderer and his Team have formed 5 new clubs and we are currently #1 in Region 9 in membership payments.
Toastmasters is a Part of my Story. I give credit for the positive growth in my personal and professional life, to my involvement in Toastmasters.
Toastmasters International requires all club officers to be trained twice a year. Better trained officers contribute to a better membership experience. It is critical to our District success that officers understand their responsibilities and meet our member’s needs.
Congratulations to the awesome leadership team and members that helped us to achieve 67.3 % of our officers trained during our Summer TLI’s. As District Leaders, we strive to train 100% of our officers. When 4 four club officers are trained in both in the summer and winter, their club receives 1 point toward the Distinguished Club Program.
Our Super Saturday Winter TLI’s will be held on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at Genesee Community College in Batavia and on January 20th, 2018 at the BC/BS in Syracuse. They will run from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. These TLI’s will provide you an opportunity to meet other club officers, network and to learn from each other. Our team of District Leaders will also be conducting officer training make-up sessions. You have a number of opportunities to be trained at a time that will fit into your schedule.
Pathways, our new and exciting educational program will be included in our TLI’s.
We are asking for your support again to attend our winter TLI. Our officer training can start on December 1, 2017 and training is to be completed by February 28, 2018.
District 65 held a successful Fall Contest to showcase some of the best that Toastmasters has to offer. I was so excited to see the excellent team work at our contests, TLI’s and at our Fall Conference in Buffalo.
Please save the date for our Spring Conference in Binghamton, New York on April 27th to 28th, 2018.
Thank you Sam Mehta our Pathways Chief Ambassador and Guides for keeping us in the loop regarding Pathways for the last 5 years.
Pathways in Region 9, District 65 will roll out in May of 2018. Our success requires that Pathway Guides be on board prior to our roll-out to educate our clubs.
As Members of District 65, we need your energy, passion, leadership and enthusiasm. When we work together as a Team, our core values and positive action, will accomplish our goals.
Where do you want to go… and how do you plan on getting there?
If you have any questions or would like to assist with TLI ‘S, conference and contest planning, please reach out to us. Contact me at 585-414-3821 or email is email@example.com.
Free Toast Host Website – Quick Tips
By Keith Maderer, DTM, Club Growth Director
If your club is using the Free Toast Host (FTH) website that every club receives for free when they file an Application To Organize (ATO) or become a Chartered active club, then you will want to check out this quick tip.
How to make the most of your Free Toast Host website.
1. If you are already using the FTH site
Make sure you always add guests to your FTH guests email list. Then you can always invite them to meetings, open houses, contests and other social events.
Use member profile photos on your agendas. When a guest visits your club, their printed agenda will show the names and profile photo of your members that are speaking and filling the meeting roles.
2. If you are a corporate club, but are not using it yet.
Setup your FTH website (it is free) and use it just for your members, agendas and email contacts.
Use this site to help promote your club to others within your corporate environment. Use photos, TI video tips and downloads to help your membership grow.
We are very lucky. Our own Roger Morehouse, DTM is one of the FTH Ambassadors. Even better news is that he is our District 65 webmaster, the Area 42 Director, and a proud member of District 65. Thank you Roger.
Wes Brzozowski from the Endwell club is also an Ambassador for FTH and is a great resource for maximizing the use of search engines to find club websites.
If you want to find out more about these items, check out these links and videos. There is a wealth of information and training waiting for your use.
Free Toast Host Setup:
Free Toast Host Support and Training:
YouTube Video – Free Toast Host 2.0 – Video User Guide: 56 Minutes