2018 Conference Highlights

District 65 – 2018 Spring Conference Highlights

Dear District 65 Toastmaster,

This past weekend, District 65 held the Spring Conference at the Holiday Inn, in Binghamton, New York.

I wanted to showcase some of the highlights of the Conference:

District 65 hosted Distinguished Toastmaster Radhi Spear, a Toastmaster International Director. Director Spear made herself available to conduct an interview with a local newspaper, attending a Pathways presentation of a local club in Endicott, visiting the Visions and Cooperstown Museum to explain the benefits and opportunities of building Toastmasters clubs, and presenting two corporate awards.

2018 Trio with RadhiRadhi on Radhi

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Radhi Spear Trying to Get Radhi Spear off her back. 

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Corporate Awards:

Corporate awards were presented to Binghamton University and to Corning Incorporated for their investment and commitment those organizations have provided to Toastmasters International and supporting their own Toastmasters organizations. Congratulations to Binghamton University (Leaders and Learners) and to Corning Inc. (Speak Up CNY) for your well-deserved awards.

Communication and Leadership Award:

Randi Quackenbush - CL Award

The Communication and Leadership (C&L) Award was presented to Randi Quackenbush for her work with the Food Bank and efforts in creating a Speakers Bureau, creating a scenario where those effected by poverty are taking their own stories to Washington, DC. You can read more in the Binghamton newspaper:

https://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/connections/2018/04/20/food-bank-speakers-bureau-addresses-hunger/521496002/

Tall Tales Contest:

We held our Tall Tales Contest on Friday Night and it was attended by almost 100 people, “if an inch”. Our contest winners were:

D65 Tall Tales winners 2018

D65 Tall Tales winners 2018 - 2

  • 1st Place – Stephen Musok, of the Endicott Club
  • 2nd Place – Gil Stern, of Postprandial Toastmasters
  • 3rd Place – Sarah Ripley, of Tiger Tales Toastmasters

International Speech Contest:

The International Speech Contest was held on Saturday, with great attendance as well. Our contest winners were:

D65 International Winners 2018

D65 International Winners 2018

  • 1st Place – Joseph Babcock, of Big Red Toastmasters
  • 2nd Place – Pritam Poddar, of Tiger Tales Toastmasters
  • 3rd Place – Ashley Dietrick, of Lawley Lingo

Elections were held on Saturday for our Incoming District Officers

The 2018-2019 District Officer Election Results are as follow:

  • District Director Elect: Lillian Knight Faison, DTM
  • Program Quality Director Elect: Pam Gorman, ACB, ALB
  • Club Growth Director Elect: Ray Mulgrew, ACB, CL
  • Division A Director Elect: Dennis Gauda, DTM, PDG
  • Division B Director Elect: Alex Turner, ACS, ALB
  • Division C Director Elect: Brenda Billups, ACB, CL
  • Division D Director Elect: Hadassah Mativetsky, CC, CL
  • Division E Director Elect: Mara Mowers, ACB, ALB

The District 65 Awards Banquet was hosted on Saturday Night

Here are some Keynotes from the banquet:

Conference Co-Chairs:

D65 Randi Leo Joan

Thank you to Leo O’Connor, ACB and to Joan Sprague, DTM for hosting such an amazing conference

Pat Panfile-Ben Luce Award:

Linda Lathrop, DTM, won the Pat Panfile-Ben Luce Award

New Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) Awarded:

Our newly inducted Distinguished Toastmasters included: Distinguished Toastmasters All

  • Celia Beaucage
  • Pat Costello
  • Denise Hull
  • Edward Parmenter
  • Juanita Rivera-Ortiz (not yet presented)
  • Christine Wolbert

New Triple Crowns Awarded:

Triple Crowns were awarded to the following Toastmasters:

  • Celia Beaucage, DTM
  • Pat Costello, DTM
  • Wanda Edwards, ACS, ALB
  • Denise Hull, DTM
  • Keith Maderer, DTM
  • Mara Mowers, ACB, ALB
  • Emily Olsen, ACG, ALB
  • Kate Olsen, DTM
  • Christine Wolbert, DTM

Thanks to all of our members who make these events possible. Without you, these events could never happen. Congratulations to our newly elected officers for the 2018-2019 Toastmasters year, beginning on July 1, 2018.

Sincerely,

Ellen Pieklo, DTM

District 65 Director

FTH-Agenda Photos

FTH – Add Member Photos to Your Agendas

By Keith Maderer, Club Growth Director

Why would you want to put your member photos on your FTH agendas?

Meeting Agenda with photos

Because guests and newer members will feel more comfortable when they can place a name with a face. They will get to know each other quicker and become part of your Toastmasters family. The sooner you get new members engaged and participating, the sooner they become club leaders and better friends.

Since I first added this option, I have watched both of my clubs grow stronger and have more fun. If that isn’t enough, it helps members want to update their profiles with a photo so they are not pictured as the Toastmasters logo next to their name.

Every meeting is an opportunity. Opportunity to learn. Opportunity to grow. Opportunity to change someone’s life. Make it easier for your members and guests to their challenges into opportunities.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to add your member profile photos to your FTH Meeting Agendas. First you need to get your existing members to add their photo to their profile if they have not already done so.

Then Follow these 6 Simple Steps:

Step 1 – Log in as the “Site Administrator”

Step 2 – Click the – “Launch Admin Console” button

Step 3 – From the Select a Module drop down window – Select – “Meeting Agenda Settings”

Step 4 – Click the “Global Settings” Tab

Step 5 – Check the “Include member photos in the meeting agenda” setting

Step 6 – Click the “SAVE” and “CLOSE” buttons and your are ready to go.

Hope you enjoy your fresh new agendas and listen to the comments from your members when they see the change.

Contest Photos – Fall 2017

Contest Photos

Fall Contests 2017

We will post photos from your contests herePlease submit a photo from your Area or Division contest and we will post them on this page. If Possible, please include a short message with names, winners, etc.  Email photos and message to – d65trio@gmail.com   Thank you.

Division A:

Div A - Fall 2017

Division B:

Div B - Fall 2017

Division C:

Div C - Fall 2017

Division D:

Div D - Fall 2017    Div D - Fall 2017 - 2

Division E:

DivE- Fall17 Humor    DivE-Fall17-Eval

Area 11

Area 11 contest

Area 12

Area 12 contest

Area 13

Area 13 Contest

Ellen Pieklo, D65 Director; Gina Bellavia, 2nd pl Humorous, 3rd pl Eval; Aric Gaughan, 1st pl Humorous; Andrew Warta, 1st pl Evaluation; Hilary Diodato, 2nd pl Evaluation; Susan Willavize, Area 13 Director”

Area 14

Area 15

Area 15 contest -Fall 2017

L – R: Melisa DeBoth, Chelsea Maderer, Juden Bliss, Kirk Wilson, Ashley Dietrick – 1st Place Evaluation Contest, Ryan Galazka – 1st place Humorous Speech Contest, Shawn Smith, Debbie Hunt, Debbie Bolt, Trish Bateman, Ashley Engl – Area 15 director 

Area 21

Area 21 contest

Area 22

Area 23

Area 23 contest photo

Area24

Area 24 contest

L to R: Divakar Singh, Humorous Contestant 2nd Place, Diana Irizarry, Area Director, Penne Vincent, ContestMaster, Christopher Tumminelli, HumorousContestant, First Place, Ashley Larracuente, Evaluation Contestant, 1st Place, Sam Otto, Division B Director

Area 31

Area 32

Area 33

Area 33 contest

Area 34

Area 41

Area 42

Area 43

Area 44

Area 44 - humor  Area 44 - Eval

Humorous Contest Winners Left photo (L-R): Burt Beebe (2nd place – Carpe Diem), Alejandro Aguilar (1st place – Shut Up & Speak) and Antonia McMullan (3rd place – Speak Up – CNY)

Evaluation Speech Contest Winners Right Photo (L-R): 1st place: Lori VanWhy (Speak Up – CNY); 2nd place: Elaine Waloshin (Barrier Breakers)

Area 51

Area 52

Area 53

 

Area 54

Area 55/Area 56

Area 55-56 contest