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April 2015

Club Leaders | District Leaders

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The following information may be posted on your club's website or Facebook page, or in your club newsletter.

Connect with Other Members from Around the Globe

The 2015 Toastmasters International Convention will be held August 12–15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Experience the excitement and fanfare of opening ceremonies, be inspired by world-class international speakers, witness the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking, and celebrate 90 years of Toastmasters history. Register today for early-bird pricing.

New Titles for District Leaders Effective in July

2015–2016 incoming district leaders will be the first to carry the new updated titles. Read more.
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Read the Toastmaster Magazine on Your Tablet

In addition to reading the magazine’s print edition, members can access the monthly publication on the go on select tablets. The Toastmaster Magazine tablet app features exclusive content, interactive features and more photos. Members can choose to opt out of the hard copy if they wish. Read more

February Board Meeting Minutes

The Board of Directors met February 19–21, 2015. During that time, the District Administrative Bylaws and two policies were modified. View the changes and read the discussions from the meeting.

2015–2017 International Director Candidates 

The 2014–2015 International Leadership Committee has nominated international director candidates for the 2015–2017 term. Review the candidates who will be voted on at the August 2015 Annual Business Meeting.

Cast Your Vote for Proposal A

Delegates attending the International Convention will have the opportunity to cast their club's vote regarding Proposal A: Amendments to the Bylaws of Toastmasters International. The Board of Directors recommends voting in favor of Proposal A. Review the proposal for more information.

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View answers to frequently asked questions, or visit the Contact Us webpage. The Member Services team at World Headquarters can assist you 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Pacific Time.

Club Leaders

Earn Credit: Pay Dues Today

Help your club earn Distinguished Club credit—submit your renewal payments online through Club Central by April 10.

Talk to Your Ambassador About the Revitalized Education Program

A great deal of progress was made on the revitalized education program during the last few months. Talk to your Ambassador to learn about exciting updates, the new timeline and next steps. For a list of Ambassadors and Learning Masters, visit the revitalized education program webpage.

Promote Your Club

Use customizable marketing materials and stationery templates to create awareness for your club, and enter the Toastmasters Video Brand Contest to win branded items, such as a lectern or banner.

Missing Your Monthly Club Statement?

Financial statements are sent via email from World Headquarters to club presidents and treasurers for each month a club has payment activity. To ensure you receive these statements, please verify your club officers' email addresses by logging into Club Central and selecting your club name. Then, under Conduct Club Business, click View/Update/Print my club membership roster. Email us if you have questions.

Attention California Club Treasurers 

Please file the 199N by May 15.
District Leaders 

Quarter 3 Treasurer's Report Deadline

Please submit your Quarter 3 Treasurer's Report to World Headquarters by April 30. Before this date, complete these steps: (1) enter all financial transactions through March 31 into the district accounting system; (2) reconcile bank accounts as of March 31; (3) notify World Headquarters to close the books; and (4) email the completed Monthly Narratives and Certification spreadsheet.

Round 2: Area Governor Club Visits 

To receive credit in the Distinguished Area Program, area governors must submit reports for 75 percent of their clubs for both rounds of visits. After each club visit, submit an Area Governor's Club Visit Report online through District Central. Second-round submissions are due May 31

District Conferences: Prepare for District Leader Transitions 

District elections are right around the corner, and managing the transition to the next program year is critical for success. Read these suggestions to begin planning the leadership transition for the next program year. Email us for help. 

Travel to District Leader Training 

Outgoing district governors: Please visit the District Leader Training webpage for instructions on how to initiate travel arrangements for incoming district leaders so they can attend training in August. After elections, incoming leaders will receive an email invitation to register for training. Review Policy 8.3: District Leader Expenses.

Honor Your Sponsoring Organizations

Help your corporate clubs honor their sponsoring organizations with a Toastmasters corporate recognition award. For award details, please read the Guide to Corporate Visits. When ordering an award, allow at least four weeks for processing and shipping. 

Is Your District on Track to Become Distinguished? 

With only three months left in the 2014–2015 District Recognition Program year, the best way to make sure your district is on target is by regularly monitoring the District Performance Reports.

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