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June 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.

Invite Members to Experience the Glitz and Glamour of the Convention in Las Vegas


At your next club meeting, invite your Toastmasters friends to register for the 2015 Toastmasters International Convention. Held August 12-15, this spectacular event features world-class speakers such as keynote speaker Patricia Fripp and Nobel Peace Prize winner and Golden Gavel recipient Muhammad Yunus.


Club Leaders


Finish the Program Year Successfully

You can still achieve your club’s Distinguished Club Program (DCP) goals! Here’s how:

  • Encourage participation in the “Beat the Clock” program (login required) which ends June 30.
  • Review your club’s online DCP report for accuracy and target goals your club can meet this month. Email us if you find any discrepancies.
  • Submit education and membership award applications by June 30 via Club Central.

Get Awards Faster; Submit Applications Online

Toastmasters International receives more member award applications in June than in any other month. As a result, members who apply for awards this month may experience a delay in receiving their certificates. To avoid delays, submit award applications via Club Central.

Start the New Program Year Strong

Outgoing officers: Help your club earn Distinguished Club Program credit for the 2015–2016 program year by following these tips:

  • Encourage new club officers to sign up for district-sponsored Club Officer Training. Trained officers are better able to support their clubs.
  • Secretaries: Make sure to submit your club’s new officer list via Club Central by June 30.

Review Month-End Closing Dates

Check the month-end closing dates regularly to ensure your submissions are received and processed on time. Items with reporting deadlines include education award applications, membership applications, club charter documentation and club coach appointments.

Annual Business Meeting—Plan Ahead

In July, club presidents and secretaries will receive proxy information via email. Delegates will vote at the August Annual Business Meeting for international officer and director candidates and proposed amendments to the Bylaws of Toastmasters International.

Important Legal Notice

The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has placed sanctions on certain countries where Toastmasters clubs exist, or may be chartered. To ensure compliance, all club officers in the countries listed below must verify that no club members appear on the Specifically Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN). Please review the SDN list if your club is, or will be, in one of the following locations: Western Balkans, Belarus, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Ukraine, Yemen and Zimbabwe. Please email us if a member appears on the SDN list.

District Leaders

Thank You, Outgoing Leaders!

Congratulations to club and district leaders for a successful 2014–2015 program year. Thank you for your dedication and the inspiration you continue to provide to members and other leaders.

Member Privacy Notice

To protect our members’ privacy, all member contact information is to be used only for official Toastmasters business. Email us if you receive emails unrelated to Toastmasters business.

District Leaders 

Plan for Year-End

June 19 is the last day current district leaders may place supply orders and access the district reserve account for the 2014–2015 program year. Incoming leaders can access district accounts for the 2015–2016 program year beginning July 1.

Incoming Finance Managers: Start with Virtual Training

Succeed in your role by accessing training webinars, e-learning tools (login required), and the helpful guide Managing District Finances. For support regarding specific financial topics, please email the District Finance team to schedule an appointment.

Reporting Requirements Due July 15

District directors must fulfill certain reporting requirements by July 15 to access the reserve account and place supply orders. Look for details in emails you will receive from District Services. Get started now by emailing the District Finance team the following:

Prepare for District Leader Training

Visit the District Leader Training webpage to learn how to register for this valuable training event. Look for an email in July regarding assignments due prior to training, which takes place prior to the International Convention.

District Directors: Preorder Packaged Supplies from Convention Store

What supplies will your district need? Take advantage of the convenience of picking up preordered supplies at the Convention Store. More information will be emailed this month.

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