April 2014

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MARCH 2014  

Turn In Your Dues Today

Your club can still earn Distinguished Club credit. If you submit your dues renewals online by April 10. Visit www.toastmasters.org/duesrenewals for details.

California Club Treasurers Only

Please file the 199N by May 15.

LGETs: Who Is Your District Speech Contest Winner?

On March 25, lieutenant governors education and training (LGETs) received an email from World Headquarters with an attached form titled "Report of District International Speech Contest Winner." If you haven't received this email, please contact semifinals@toastmasters.org today. Forms are due the Monday following your district's International Speech Contest. Winners will receive an invitation to register for the convention and to book airfare.

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 to districtfinancialreports@toastmasters.org.

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 you visit a club please submit an Area Governor's Club Visit Report online. Second-round submissions are due May 31.
  

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District Conferences: Prepare for District Leader Transitions

Each district will hold elections for incoming leaders at its second conference. Begin planning the leadership transition for the next administrative year by following these suggestions.

Travel to District Leader Training

World Headquarters will pay airfare expenses for 2014-2015 district governors and lieutenant governors to attend District Leader Training in August. Therefore, it is imperative that outgoing district governors submit an incoming leader list to districts@toastmasters.org immediately after elections. Once this step is completed, new leaders will receive a special invitation to register for training and to book airfare and lodging. Please do not purchase plane tickets before you receive the invitation. Details about hotel options will be included in the invitation. Please see Policy 8.3: District Leader Expenses

Honor Your Sponsoring Organizations

District leaders, help your corporate clubs honor their sponsoring organizations with a Toastmasters corporate recognition award. For award details, please read the Guide to Corporate Visits. To ensure timely delivery of your recognition items, please allow at least four weeks for processing and shipping.

Is Your District on Track to Become Distinguished?

With only three months left in the 2013-2014 program year, we know you are working hard to achieve District Recognition Program goals. Motivate your members to finish the year strong by encouraging new club growth and membership-building activities. Also, be sure to check the dashboard regularly for updated reports related to your area, division and district key performance indicators.

Share Your Triple Crown Award Stories

If your district participates in the Triple Crown program, we want to hear from you. Has it been beneficial to your clubs and district? Share your story by sending an email to clubservices@toastmasters.org.
 

Consider mentioning the following information on your club's website, Facebook page or newsletter.

Register for the Annual Convention in Malaysia  

Register for the largest-ever Toastmasters convention, to be held August 20-23, 2014, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Don't miss this truly global event, which features skill-building seminars, international speech contests and celebrations with members from all over the world. Demand for hotel rooms is expected to be high, so book your room today. Visit www.toastmasters.org/convention for details.

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