Proxy Deadline

The Deadline Is Rapidly Approaching. Make sure the voice of District 65 is Heard.
If you CANNOT attend the International Business Meeting in Vancouver, BC, you CAN share your vote or proxy your vote to someone that is attending or a member of our District 65 Executive committee. 
Here is how:  Club Secretary and Club President Only
Step 1: Go to:
Step 2: log in at the top of the page
Step 3: then click Leadership Central
Step 4: then click Club Central
Step 5: then click “Club Proxy” under the club Administration section
Step 6: At bottom of page, select your club proxy from the choices below.
            It will look like this:
Step 7: Do you need to vote for each item? You can, but if not, your proxy will vote on your behalf. 
Step 8: Then just go to the end of the page and submit.
Your ballot will be electronically sent to the proxy of your choice.
If you have any questions, please let me know or you can contact Toastmasters international directly at 

+1 949-858-8255 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Time, Mon.–Fri.
Thank you for your help. 
Keith Maderer
Club Growth Director

Out With A Bang

Going Out With A Bang

The Last Fall Conference for District 65

If you have not been to a District Conference before, you are not going to want to miss this one. It is the last Fall Conference and it will be another great event. Aside from the District Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests, educational workshops, great meals and lots of new friends from all over the district and world… You will get to meet and listen to Jim Key.

Jim Key is a humorist, a coach and a consultant. But he is also the the Toastmasters International 2003 World Champion of Public Speaking.

You will laugh… you will learn… and you will find inspiration in his words.

You don’t want to miss this one. Sign up early. We only have room for 300 toastmasters and when the seats are gone… so is your last opportunity.

If you would like to help out with this final Fall conference, you can reach out to our conference co-chairs:

Karen Aubrecht Donovan –

Debbie Hunt –

The other great toastmasters on this conference committee are, Julie Ricchiazzi, Elizabeth Evanisko, Saundra Loffredo, Mike Reinbolt, Pam Gorman, Joe Loffredo, Kevin Cratsley and maybe YOU… very soon.

Click this link for more conference information:

District 65 Spring 2017 Conference

There is no expressway to success. It beings with a vision – and then the steps to get to that vision. The theme for our conference is “Climbing the Stairs to Success.” The goal is to provide you tools that will help you on your Toastmasters journey. These tools will also be things that translate into your everyday life. Just as we all look different, each of our journeys to success are our own individual paths. Whether this is your first step or millionth step, we’d like to share our ideas with you!

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the District 65 Spring Conference

10.  Make new friends
9.    Renew relationships with Toastmasters from other Divisions
8.    Learn new skills to help you in your Toastmasters journey
7.    Walk on the riverfront, right outside your hotel lobby
6.    See the historic site of the first store owned and managed by an African American from the Rochester area inside the hotel
5.    Enjoy learning new ideas, while enjoying the historic and scenic Genesee River
4.    Be part of an election process to elect your new 2017-2018 District Leaders
3.    Enjoy the speech contest and help cheer on our contestants
2.    Hear from an Irish storyteller and accredited speaker, Conor Cuneen, Irishman Speaks 
1.     You’ll begin your journey in climbing the stairs to your own success! 

Important Conference Information:

Conference Dates: May 6-7, 2017
Location: Radisson Riverfront Hotel
Address: 120 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
Phone:    (585) 546-6400  

Tour the hotel and make reservations:

Conference Registration:           

On Line Registration: Clickhere         

Printable Registration Form: Download here

Note: There is a LIMITED BLOCK of ROOMS AVAILABLE at $109/night + taxes for both FRIDAY 5/5/17 and SATURDAY 5/6/17, while supplies last; but, no later than APRIL 15th!

Parking for is $4.00 per day

When booking, please use ROOM BLOCK code: Toastmasters District 65 Spring Conference

Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker is Conor Cuneet, who is an accredited speaker with Toastmasters International and resides in Chicago, Illinois.

To learn more about Conor, please visit his web page at IrishmanSpeaks

Call for Presenters:

This spring, the theme to our spring conference is Climbing the Stairs to Success. Below, please find the spring conference committee’s vision of what this program offers to Toastmasters, who may attend.

We are asking for presentations that support this theme from our Toastmasters members. There will be two breakout sessions in the morning. Each session will have 3 breakout groups. We will need presentations for all 3 breakout groups, relating to personal growth and presentations for 2 of the 3 leadership breakout groups. Each training module will be approximately 50 minutes.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit the Presenter Application to following to the following email address:

Theme:  Climbing the Stairs to Success – Our goal is to provide tools that will enable you to continue to grow successfully on your Toastmasters journey.

Personal Growth:  Personal growth is critical. It could be improving self-awareness and/or self-knowledge, building or renewing identity/self-esteem, developing strengths or talents, and identifying or improving potential as well as fulfilling aspirations. Personal growth almost always starts with a self-assessment to become more aware of our own needs.  Relative to Toastmasters what does that personal growth look like?

 Social Growth:  Equally important as understanding our own needs is the ability and need to meet and interact with others.  Social growth is a process. Our own feelings and growth are often developed and influenced by interacting with others, learning to understand group dynamics, and often modifying our own behavior, when we choose to model behavior of others we may aspire to be. By attending conferences, training and other District events, we are able to meet new friends/colleagues, and learn or improve our social and networking skills.

Leadership Growth: As our leadership skills emerge, it is important to know our leadership style and your own desires in the workplace, with family, etc. Our leadership sessions will give you tools to assess your leadership skills, how to better take advantage of the Toastmasters leadership modules and tools, and to translate your leadership skills to the workplace.

Call for Presenters Form

Presenters will need to complete and submit the attached form to be considered for one of the six educational sessions that will be offered: SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS_020117

Questions:   Contact our conference co-chairs Melvie Hall-Bellinger at: (856) 558-2399 

Conference Overview

Friday, May 5, 2017

     First Timers Reception
     Meet the Speaker (meet our featured speaker Conor Cuneen)
     Table Topics Contest

Saturday, May 6, 2017

     Keynote Speech by Conor Cuneen
     Session 1 Workshops (3 options)
     Session 2 Workshops (3 options)
     Communication & Leadership Luncheon
     District 65 International Speech Contest
     Business/District Council Meeting          
     Awards Banquet

Sunday, May 7, 2017

     District Executive Council Meeting

District Council Meeting

District Council Meeting Documents – link will be added in the future…please stay tuned.

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 by June 15, 2016.