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 

Speech Contests

District 65, along with all other Toastmasters International districts, are required to hold four speech contests per Toastmasters year. For the year 2017-2018, District 65 will hold the Evaluation Contest and the Humorous Speech Contest this fall.

District 65 Director Ellen Pieklo DTM, has decided to follow the options in the Speech Contest Handbook in that …if an area has four assigned clubs or fewer in good standing, districts have the option to allow two contestants from each club to compete in the area contest.

1. Should additional clubs charter prior to the area contest, two contestants from each club are permitted to compete.
2. In those divisions with four assigned areas or less, districts have the option to allow the two highest-placed available contestants from each area to compete.

Each speech contest has its own criteria for the judges to rate the contestants.  The criteria are on each of the judges ballots.  

For your convenience, each speech contest tab above, has the entire contents of the speech kits from Toastmasters International, as well as a copy of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from Toastmasters International.

Tips for becoming a successful club coach

Tips For Becoming A Successful Club Coach

By Mike Reinbolt and Kristy Miller

Northpointe Toastmasters Club Coaches 2017

(Pictured above with most of their new 2017 officer team)

  1. Inspiring and helping each other goes a long way.
  2. Don’t be afraid to ask other toastmasters and clubs for help.
  3. Hold club activities, that encourage bringing the club together. (demo meeting open house, picnics, joint meeting with another club, etc.)
  4. Hold productive and role filled meetings. (See #2 if you need help filling roles). 
  5. At the end of each meeting fill the roles for the next meeting.
  6. Keep meetings structured and have agendas for people to follow along.
  7. Create and implement a Club Success plan.
  8. Get support from District Leadership.
  9. Toastmaster awards bring pride, hope, and lift dark clouds. Strive as a club to reach one.
  10. Instant responses to interested guests are huge!
  11. Fellowship after meetings if time and schedules permit.
  12. Don’t get discouraged! The club you are coaching will follow you and the feelings you are sending out!
  13. Work with the club and build their trust. See what areas they are successful in and what areas need improvement and help guide them in the direction to be successful. Don’t just tell them what to do, become one of them and lead!

Through using these tips, Northpointe transformed from a struggling club of 3 members into an energetic and vibrant club of 15 members in just over a year.  From the brink of extinct to Select Distinguished!! 

Now it is your turn. What club can you help this year?

Fall Conference Logo

WANTED: a LOGO for the District 65 Fall Conference, which will be held in Syracuse.

Conference theme: Toastmasters ABC’s – Advance Beyond Competent, Your Potential is Limitless!

Vision for the conference: For attendees to receive practical information that can be applied both in their clubs as well as in their personal and professional lives to improve our members’ Toastmasters skills as well as strengthen our clubs’ membership.

Although we have no funds to pay for a logo, the person or company who develops our logo will be recognized at the conference and the logo will appear in the program, District 65 website, signage, internal and external communications. And you would have the satisfaction of seeing your creation everywhere at the District 65 Fall Conference, not to mention our deepest and sincerest gratitude 😊

All submissions must meet the Toastmasters International Brand Standards and must be approved by Toastmasters International.

The brand manual may be found on the Toastmasters International site or contact Roger Morehouse.

If you or someone you know would be like to submit a logo, please send submissions to us at toastmastersabc@gmail.com by June 15, 2016.

The Art of Effective Evaluation Workshop

Toastitarians is hosting the workshop, “The Art of Effective Evaluation,” from the
Success Communication Series. This workshop is appropriate for the newbie who
wants to give a good speech evaluation, as well as the seasoned veteran, looking
to add more tools to his/her tool belt.
There is no charge for attending and refreshments will be served. You must RVSP
by 5/8/2016 to rjmccorry@gmail.com so that sufficient handouts and
refreshments will be available. Questions? 585-704-1988 ask for Richard.

District Council Meeting Documents

District Council Meeting Agenda

District 65 Proxy Form Spring 2016
Member Retention Project – MRP – Worksheet – March 2016
Member Retention Project – Summary Report – March 2016
Procedures Committee Report

Webmaster Report
PRM Report

CGD_Report to the D65_042316
PQD Toastmasters District 65 Meeting_043016


District 65 Council Meeting- 11-21-15