Toastmasters are taught to run meetings on time, finish speeches on time and reach membership goals on time. In that spirit, "Beat the Clock" is a great motivator for finishing the year on schedule and with a bang.
The goal for your club is to earn the "Beat the Clock" award! Make this a contest in your club to encourage every member to get involved.
Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members between May 1 and June 30 receive a "Beat the Clock" ribbon to display on the club's banner.
Report of Nominating Committee & Election of District Officers
The District Leadership/Nomination Chair and her team has submitted their nominations for candidates for the 2016-2017 District Leadership positions. Full Article
Spring Conference Speakers Flyer
You can let your club know about the District's Spring Conference by downloading and distributing this conference flyer publicizing our two special guest speakers, 2014 World Champion of Public Speaking Dananjaya Hettiarachchi and Region 8 International Director Dennis E. Wooldridge, DTM.
International Director Wooldridge to Attend Spring Conference
Toastmasters International Director for Region 8, Dennis E. Wooldridge, DTM, will be the special guest for the District 77 Spring Conference, May 6-8, in Birmingham.
Dennis E. Wooldridge, DTM, of Deltona, Florida, is CEO of NovelQuest Productions, a leadership training and coaching company he founded in 2010. An award-winning fiction writer and television writer and producer, Wooldridge is retired from a 30-plus year career in mass media.
A dedicated Toastmaster since 2006, Wooldridge is a member of two clubs, including the OMNI Toastmasters in Heathrow, Florida. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.
UPDATEBenjamen Tew is the first winner of the New Club Sponser Challenge. Welcome to Altec Toastmasters, the second new club this year. District 77 needs 8 more clubs this year. Who will be the next winner?
The District is have a contest to encourage members to sponsor a club. Any member that sponsors a club that charters by April 1, 2016 will receive free registration for the spring conference and a fee District 77 t-shirt. The new club receives a free club banner.
For more information, down the original or updated flyer. If you have questions, contact:
Tammy Kelley, ACB, ALB, Club Growth Director or Randy Cooper, DTM, Club Extension Chair Full Article
2014 WCPS Hettiarachchi to Speak at District 77 Spring Conference
Excerpt from Danajaya's Winning Speech
The Toastmasters 2014 Word Champion of Public Speaking, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, will be a speaker at the District 77 Spring Conference. Hettiarachchi competed against about 30,000 other Toastmasters through six levels to earn the title.
Hettiarachchi will present the Keynote Address and an educational session on Saturday morning.
The District has created an account on Meetup.com for clubs in the district to list their club meetings. We need a contact in each club to maintain the meeting listing and respond to people interested in attending your meeting. If your club would like it's meeting listed, a member of your club needs to:
Email wayne @ goode . info with their account name and the club they will manage.
A administrator of the district group will add the meeting with a generic description and list that person as the Meetup organizer. The Meetup organizer can then update the details on the page. The organizer will get an email when someone RSVPs to attend the meeting.