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.

District Leadership

District Director
Brenda Billups, DTM
Program Quality Director
Kate Olsen, DTM, PDG
Club Growth Director
Sam Otto, DTM
billups@frontiernet 
(585) 683-9793
klolsen@rochester.rr.com
(585) 770-4783
therealsamotto@gmail.com
(585) 489-1582

District 65 Administration

Public Relations Manager Robert Phillips Robaphillips@gmail.com
Administration Manager Emily Olsen-Nemeth emolsen@rochester.rr.com
Finance Manager Melissa McDonald McDonaldMM@corning.com
Imm. Past District Director Linda Lathrop, DTM PDG lathroplinda@yahoo.com
Parliamentarian John Sleeth, DTM PDG jsleeth@southwindcarpet.com
Logistics Manager Aleks Nikolic aleks3.14159@outlook.com 
Webmaster

Division and Area Directors

Division A Director
Ned Lindstrom

emton55@hotmail.com

Area 11                            Martin Johnston             mjjohnston1964@gmail.com

Area 12                            Antionette Johnson       enayanette@gmail.com

Area 13                            John O’Hare                    johnnyo10850@gmail.com

Area 14                            Sara Jablonski                gbrood04@gmail.com

Area 15                            Kara Rozak                      krozak@lawleyinsurance.com

Division B Director
Judy Britton

jbritton1@gmail.com

Area 21                            Pritam Poddar                      pritam28tm@gmail.com

Area 22                            Xavier Tarr                            xwt6090@rit.edu

Area 23                            Sydny Brennen Johnson      brennen57@gmail.com

Area 24                            Curtis McClenton                  cmac1@rochester.rr.com

Division C Director
Betty Brewer-Johnson

bbj1982@gmail.com

Area 31                            Lu Bonilla                        blulu700@gmail.com

Area 32                            Martha Hope                   marthahope9@aol.com

Area 33                            Rita P. Mitchell                rita.mitchell16@gmail.com

Division D Director
Gloria Gibbon

ggibbon@roadrunner.com

Area 41                            Warren Musselman         wmusselman1972@usna.com

Area 42                            Jean Hunter                     jbh5@cornell.edu

Area 43                            Gail Dyer                          dyerG@corning.com

Area 44                            Zhan Junpeng                  zhanjunpeng@gmail.com

 

Division E Director
Keith Flint

flintk11@msn.com

Area 51                            James Tucker                  jducker65tm@gmail.com

Area 52                            Ryan Kelly                       ryan.kelly728@yahoo.com

Area 53                            Arlene Brown                   abrown4042@gmail.com

Area 54                            David Carter                    madisonsix@northstate.net

Area 55                            Laura Garramone            laura.garramone@uticanational.com

 

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.

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



Spring 2018 Club Officer Training Makeup Sessions

Make up Club Officer Training sessions have been scheduled for the following divisions:

Division A

Division B & C

Make Up TLI Sessions – Seeking Presenters

Irondequoit Library Reservations
02/18 – Doors Open at 1:00 pm – Registration at 1:30 pm – Training ( 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
02/20 – Doors Open at 6:00 pm – Registration at 6:30 pm – Training ( 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
02/22 – Doors Open at 6:00 pm – Registration at 6:30 pm – Training ( 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
02/24 – Doors Open at 10:00 am – Registration at 10:30 am – Training (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Division D

Division E

 

Club Spotlight

The club in the spotlight is Generally Speaking!

For the past several weeks, Francisca Banahene Past Vice President Public Relations and members of Generally Speaking in Rochester have designed and tweaked an infographic and has ultimately gained approval by Toastmasters International.

Here is a picture of the final product. 

This is a link to the PDF

Francisca will modify the infographic upon request by sending an email to tmdistrict65@outlook.com