Toastmasters District 77 Members All,
Toastmasters is a unique organization whose only mission is to empower members to become more effective communicators and leaders. You are members of Toastmasters International (TI), a global nonprofit organization of over 352,000 members and 16,400 clubs located throughout the world. TI is operationally divided into districts. You are a member of Toastmasters District 77 which covers the state of Alabama, Northwest Florida and Southeast Mississippi. We have 88 clubs and over 1500 members. Districts are further divided into Divisions and Areas. Your club is in a particular Division/Area and has Division and Area Directors who provide essential support to your club and officers including conducting club officers training.
These facts are emphasized so you as District 77 members understand you are part of an internationally successful organization that has been helping individuals become better communicators and leaders for over 90 years. No matter what your level of experience at the beginning of the 2018-2019 Toastmasters Year, you are sure to gain improvement in your communications and leadership skills as the year progresses.
District 77 is very excited about the recent rollout of Toastmasters new Pathways Learning System. Some of its features and benefits include:
- 10 Specialized Learning Paths
- 300 Unique competencies
- Online and digital content
- Access anywhere/anytime/any device
- Real-world, transferable skills
New and experienced Toastmasters alike will be truly amazed at all the new system has to offer. TI believes in training at every level of responsibility. The District Division and Area Directors have received their training. Club Officers training will be conducted over the next two months.
We will be sending a separate email to club officers regarding the Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) Summer Club Officers Training. Even though July may seem a little slow, be aware a lot is going on to prepare for a dynamic and prosperous year ahead.
Communicating information to our Divisions, Areas, clubs and members is important. District 77 has several platforms by which we communicate a variety of information. You are strongly encouraged to connect with us on all these platforms. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit the district website often. Also with regard to communication, it is vital to keep your contact information up to date at TI website. Log in and click on My Account. There you can update your contact information, view your education award history, offices held history, access Pathways, etc.
Again, on behalf of district leadership team this is hearty hello and welcome to the District 77 as we begin our new Toastmasters Year. We look forward to meeting many of you at our upcoming activities including the club officer training TLIs, speech contests, district council meetings and the district conference in the Spring.
Very Best Regards,
District 77 Leadership Team
Phil Jackson, District Director
Kim Goode, Program Quality Director
Wanda Spillers, Club Growth Director