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Club Officer Training Starts Next Month
Clubs are more successful when officers attend district-sponsored training twice each year. Additionally, when four or more club officers are trained during each training period, the club gets credit for Goal 9 in the Distinguished Club Program. The next round of Club Officer Training will be held between December 1 and February 28. Training materials are available online.
Do You Have What it Takes to Be Accredited?
The Accredited Speaker Program recognizes members who have achieved such a high level of speaking proficiency that they often transition into careers as professional speakers. Apply for the 2016 program between January 1 and February 1.
Call for Convention Presenters
Dynamic presenters are invited to apply to speak at the August 2016 International Convention in Washington, D.C. If you have proven experience addressing international audiences of 1,000 or more, submit your video and application by January 17.
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Low on Supplies? Place Orders Early in December
At the end of each calendar year, Toastmasters World Headquarters conducts inventory. During this time, orders cannot be placed online or via fax, mail or email. Please plan ahead and request the following before 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on December 20:
Orders submitted by the deadline will be processed and shipped promptly. Orders submitted after Dec. 20 will be processed beginning January 2.
Tips for Promoting Your Club
Get advice from International President Jim Kokocki’s special message.
Semiannual Clubs: Update Your Officer List
If your club elects officers twice each year, it’s time to hold elections for the next term. Once officers are elected, provide an officer list via Club Central by December 31 to earn Distinguished Club Program credit.
Area Directors: It’s Time to Visit Clubs
Want to meet one of the qualifying requirements of the Distinguished Area Program? Log in to District Central and submit an Area Director’s Club Visit Report for at least 75 percent of the clubs in your area by November 30.
Does Your Budget Need Adjustments?
If amendments to your district budget are required as a result of your 2015–2016 district council meeting, please notify World Headquarters via email by December 1.
Program Quality Directors: Report First-Round Club Officer Training
For clubs to receive credit toward their training goal in the Distinguished Club Program, additions or changes to June–August training reports must be recorded in District Central by November 30. View training schedule deadlines.
Tips for the District Leadership (Nominating) Committee
Mark Your Calendar for Mid-year Training
District directors, program quality directors and club growth directors: You are invited to attend Mid-year Training in January where you will review your progress and build skills that will lead to a successful year. View dates and locations.
District Directors: Start the Alignment Process for the 2016–2017 Year
Finance Managers: Have You Submitted Your Q1 Report?
World Headquarters requested a due date of October 31 for the Quarter One Certification Page and Narratives. If you haven’t already sent your report, please do so as soon as possible. Email us if you need assistance.
Tips for Promoting Your Club
By International President Jim Kokocki, DTM
Jim Kokocki, DTM
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