Help with April Conference

3 February 2019

Fellow Toastmasters,

District 77 Conference, 

Ways of Winners – WOW, 

will be April 26 & 27 (Friday & Saturday).  WOW

The WOW Conference will feature the election of new district officers,
international and humorous speech contests, educations sessions, district
business meeting and special guest speaker Rich Hopkins.

To have a conference for the whole district of over 1000 people we need your
help.   Please volunteer and dedicate some of your time and talents
towards this year’s conference.  Volunteer skills you have or skills you
want to acquire.  We need people (experience with a previous conference
preferred but not required) to chair the following committees.  And we
need people to work with the chairs to accomplish the tasks assigned.  Let
me know ASAP if you are willing to help with this year’s conference

Chairs needed for

  • Credentials

  • Decorations

  • Facilities

  • Information

  • Parade of Banners

  • Photography

  • *Program

  • Publicity

  • *Registration

Chairs who need helpers:

  • Baskets, Donations, Silent Auction Chair – June Newton

  • Candidates Corner Chair.  Allen Prescott

  • Contest Chair – Lillian Cooke

  • Program Ads, Conf Sponsors Chair – Wanda Walker 

Let me or PGD Kim Goode know soonest how you are willing to help make the spring conference a success.  


Sharon K Johnson, DTM

Conference Chair 2019, District 77

Phone:850-830-0897 (C)  850-897-4474(H)

Winter TLI Newsletter Review

Toastmasters District 77

December 8, 2018
Winter Training Wrap

By Angela Jackson

Historical Tuskegee University in Alabama was the setting for this year’s winter club officers training. Securing the venue and managing the logistics was accomplished by Distinguished Toastmaster Dr. Constance Hendricks and members of the newly chartered Tuskegee University “Tiger Voices” Toastmasters Club.

Distinguished Toastmaster Kim Goode, District Program Quality Director and coordinator of the event, put on a stunning information-packed training session that left the nearly 75 Toastmasters’ members in attendance wanting more.

Distinguished Toastmaster Phil Jackson, District Director, provided a motivational welcome along with a recap of the district’s status at the half-year point in the Toastmasters’ year. Distinguished Toastmaster Wanda Spillers, Club Growth Director, shared with attendees the great news of the district having currently chartered 4 new clubs with more expected.

The days’ training included registration, a continental breakfast, club officers training, seven Breakout Training Sessions, a catered buffet lunch, and a host of awards and certificates.

During the event, each club officer, like myself, had his/her own officers training along with the opportunity to select various Breakout Sessions presented by some of the district’s top leaders in communications. Two of the sessions I attended included “Building on Achievement for Continued Success” by Division A Director, Kelli McDonald and “How Toastmasters Helped Me” by Toastmaster Alan Sconier. Each session provided a wealth of tips and strategies for creating and maintaining a successful club while reinvigorating the leader inside all of us.

Aside from the “District Trio,” District 77 includes six Division Directors, twenty-one Area Directors and the following staff that is second to none: Michele Goodson, Administration Manager; Wanda Siefke, Finance Manager; June Newton, Public Relations Manager. Together they constitute the District Executive Committee (DEC). They held their 2nd in-person DEC meeting of the year immediately after the Winter TLI.

If you have the opportunity to attend the next Leadership Institute training, I would highly recommend you add it to your calendar. Nothing beats the experience of hanging out with like-minded members on the same path to LEADERSHIP.

District Membership Survey

Toastmasters International has made several changes over the last year. From Pathways to no more Fall Conference. We want to survey our members to see how you want the District to handle these changes. Some items like the upcoming District Council meeting are not within our control. But we want your opinion on the items we can control like club officer training, webinars, when to hold our conference, what contest to hold at conferences etc. So please follow the link and answer the questions by September 30.

Take survey

Thanks for your time
Your District Leadership Team

District Council Electronic Meeting

There will be a District Council (DC) electronic meeting on Saturday, Sep. 22 at 3:00. The meeting will be conducted via zoom.

Approval of the District Budget for 2018-2019 is among the agenda items.

The District Council consists of the President and Vice-President of each club. Per TI rules for electronic meetings of the DC, proxies are not permitted. Each member of the DC must cast their own vote.

Voting Procedures Support Doc from TI HQ

TI Adminstrative Bylaws Governing Document Review

Roberts Rules of Order (Unanimous Consent)

District Council Agenda- September 22 2018

District 77 Special Voting Rules for Virtual District Council Meeting

2018-2019 District 77 Budget (Draft 1)

Nominations for Toastmaster, Area Director and Division Director of the Year

Nominate a Fellow Toastmaster as “Toastmaster of the Year”

Do you know a Toastmaster who did a spectacular job last year (2017-2018)?  Do you feel that person should be recognized for his or her efforts?  Now is your opportunity to nominate a fellow Toastmaster for Toastmaster of the Year!

Recognition is also available for Area Director of the Year and Division Director of the Year for those people you feel performed above the job requirements and really made a difference for your club last year in 2017-2018.

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Welcome from the District Leadership Team

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.

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