The Sunshiner- October Edition

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If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack. -Winston Churchill Page 3 History of Toastmasters In the Bahamas- Leonardo Burrows, DTM Page 4 Cooking up a Speech - TM Shveta Kumar Toastmasters' Greatest Fears- TM Dudley Turnquest

Page 5 Distinguished Toastmasters Reminder Tips- Antoinette Bailey, DTM Toastmasters Tongue Twister Toast- TM Marlene Smith Page 6 Lifestyle Lobby - Fever Grass Pineapple Ginger Mimosa- TM Chevette Black District 47 Events Holiday & Celebrations Page 7 Be Thankful For Cooking Oil - TM Merlene Smith Race for Evaluation & Humorous Speech Winners- TM Abby Martinez Page 8 & 9 A for Achievers (Division A Highlight) - Collected by Ernesto Williams, DTM Page 10 & 11 How Great Speaking Skills Can Improve Online Admissions and Teaching ResultsTM Susan Schulz Page 12 The Red Carpet Journey of Pathways- Antionette Fox, DTM

Page 13 & 14 District Events Page 15 Club Anniversaries!


Leonardo Burrows, DTM

In October of 1968, Peter Drudge, an employee of the Bahamas Government, received some brochures on Toastmasters from a friend who lived and worked in Canada for years. Enticed by the idea, Drudge sold the concept to another government employee, the later Ernest T. Strachan who had just returned to the Bahamas after working for fourteen years with the United Nations as a linguist. It was then that Edward Carey, who worked along with Ernest Strachan, was also approached about the idea of starting a Toastmasters Club in New Providence. Together, Drudge, Strachan, and Carey came together on December 5, 1968, and launched the first Toastmasters meeting on the stage of St. Benedict’s Hall. At that time, the hall was located on the Priory Grounds on Wet Hill Street, and featured about fifteen men representing a cross section of the community in attendance. The club was called the First Bahamas Branch, and the charter number given to the club was 1600. It was designed to be a nondistricted club, which meant that The Bahamas reported directly to Toastmasters International in California. The official charter of the club was formally presented at an installation banquet on March 8, 1969. The late Sir Lynden O. Pindling, the then-Premier (now known as Prime Minister) of the Bahamas, was the guest speaker, and was also made an honorary Toastmaster on that occasion. The charter president was now deemed the late TM Ernest T. Strachan. In 1972, a second Toastmasters Club was formed on the island of Grand Bahama. The First Freeport Branch came into existence with TM Richard Demeritte as club president, and the charter number was 1425. Then, in May 1973, the New Providence Branch Toastmasters Club 3596 was established, and TM Whittney Rolle was the charter president. Just a few months later in 1973, Action for Achievement Toastmasters Club 1095 was formed under the leadership of TM Marina Dean. All the above clubs are still active and vibrant today. In April 1976, a group of men from the First Bahamas Branch Club 1600, headed by Toastmaster Patrick Bosfield, James Rahming, Lester Gibson, and Malachi Lundy, started Executives For Excellence Club 2985. This was the first corporate club, and its purpose was mainly to reactivate members. The charter president was TM James Rahming. Owing to struggles with membership, the club was discontinued after two years. In 1973 at the Toastmaster International Convention, TM Patrick Bosfield was instrumental in encouraging the formation of Area 19 (Bahamas). TM Vicki Wood of District 47 in Florida was the first area governor for the Bahamas. She was succeeded by TM Patrick Bosfield in 1974, TM Lester Gibson in 1975, TM James Rahming in 1976, and TM Francis Gibson in 1977. By around 1981, Toastmasters in The Bahamas had developed to such an extent that it was able to acquire division status at the May District Conference in Florida. At that time, there were only four divisions in District 47, and all were composed of only Florida Clubs. The Bahamas became the fifth division. Owing to the growth of the District, the division was assigned a letter in the alphabet, so the Bahamas’ Division became Division G. In was not long before DTM Samuel P. Bain served as the first Bahamian District 47 Governor in 1995, and the first district conference to be held in the Bahamas was in May 1995. In 1998, The Bahamas Division lost a number of clubs, thus forcing it to lose its division status. Distinguished TM Jamal Hepburn spearheaded the task of regaining the division status. He visited as many clubs as possible and encouraged active members to assist wherever possible to form new clubs. Two years later at the May 2000 Conference, The Bahamas regained its division status and became Division I. The support and assistance from DTM Paul Meunier, the then-district governor, and Ted Wood, DTM , the then past international president, were also very instrumental in helping the Bahamas regain its crown. The second District Governor to hail from the Bahamas was Godfrey Springer, DTM. After him was the first Bahamian female to become District 47 Governor: Antoinette Fox, DTM. During her year as District 47 Governor, the district became President’s Distinguished and placed number five in the world. Later on, she would serve as district director in 2017. The fourth was Pamela Rolle, DTM , and the fifth DTM Anthony Longley. With great enthusiasm, it would be DTM Longley who would move on to currently serve as the International Director for Region 8 and be the first Bahamian to be a member of the board of directors for Toastmasters International. Today, The Bahamas continues to have representation in district leadership with its sixth district director (formerly known as district governor) being Leonardo Burrows, DTM, its program quality director (formerly known as lieutenant governor of education & training) being DTM Ivan Thompson, and its district public relations manager (the first Bahamian to hold this position was Demekas Foster, DTM) being Andre Kelly, DTM. The Bahamas continued to experience tremendous growth, which led to the formation of a second division, currently known as Division F. Judy Simmons, DTM was the first Division F Governor (now known as district director), having served during 2012-2013. The most clubs in operation in The Bahamas at any given time was thirty-nine. While Bahamas Divisions F and I are still strong, we have thirty-five clubs today: twenty-six are in New Providence, three are in Freeport, Grand Bahama, two are in Abaco, two are in Eleuthera, one is in Andros, and one is in Mayaguana. 3 | THE SUNSHINER


A TOASTMASTER'S GREATEST FEARS

TM DUDLEY TURNQUEST

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DTM EDUCATION REMINDER TIPS ANTOINETTE BAILEY, DTM

Did you know Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) is still possible if you have completed your ACG? Did you know HPL is still possible? If you need help or have questions with your HPL project, please do not hesitate to email DTM Chair Antoinette Bailey, at abailey@toastmastersd47.org. 4 important achievements for your DTM award by June 2021 1. ALS or DTM award in the traditional program Members may submit for their ALS or DTM award in the traditional program through June 30, 2021. Therefore, any work completed, such as a club sponsor/mentor role, now through the end of next program year can be used as credit toward the requirements for either of these two awards. Please note, no other awards in the traditional education program will be accepted beyond June 30, 2020 2. ALS award The ALS award will not count for credit toward the educational goals in the Distinguished Club Program for the 2020–2021 program year, but the DTM award, whether achieved through Pathways or the traditional education program, will count for credit. 3. 2 for 1 Credit The club coach provision will be extended through June 30, 2021. If a club coach’s role is successfully completed on June 30, 2020, or June 30, 2021, that club coach can use that credit toward both the club support and the District leadership requirements for either an ALS or a DTM award in the traditional program or a DTM award in Pathways.

A Toastmaster toast, Presto in time, Something to boast, Said poetically fine. As the Toastmaster host, Words that rhyme, No days to coast, Stanzas to refine. That Toastmaster roast, Dare you sign, Laughing the most, That funny bone of mine. Toastmaster ghost, A tongue twister line, A social media post, Without costing a dime. Post, ghost, most, roast, Coast, host, boast, toast, On the dime, time to refine, And sign mine fine line rhyme.

Author’s note: Toastmasters aim to speak slowly with clarity. This rhyme is meant to be read out loud, at a fast pace. A Toastmaster tongue twister it is!

4. Club Officer Serve as a club officer for 12 months. (If your club has six-month terms for officers, you can fulfill this requirement by serving as a club officer twice) Questions, comments, or any assistance in completing your DTM contact your DTM Chair Antoinette Bailey, DTM. Program Quality Team Initiative 5 | THE SUNSHINER


LIFESTYLE LOBBY TM Chevette Black, Food & Nutrition Educator & Owner of Vette'z Delightful Treat

In the midst of Covid-19, Bahamians have used bush medicines that contain healing properties. These medicines can be found in many Bahamian backyards; one such medicine is fever grass, also known as lemon grass. Fever grass can be served hot or cold. We often say, in the midst of adversity, to use lemons to make lemonade. In this case we use what we have, fever grass, to make mimosas. This teaches us to rise to the occasion and find the good in a challenging situation. Toastmasters has become a program dependent upon relationships and fellowship. Owing to the rise in cases in the midst of this pandemic, we have risen to the occasion and moved the program to an online platform. Meetings and contests have been effectively held online and are now easily accessible to persons. Toastmasters are now able to visit clubs around the world and broaden their scope. We are daily making mimosas in the midst of challenging times.

Ingredients: 1/2 cup fever grass tea 6 tbsp pineapple juice 1/2 cup ginger ale Candied ginger and mint Mason jar/champagne flute

Instructions 1. Boil fever grass ahead of time and sweeten to your liking. Pour fever grass tea into jar/glass. 2. Then add pineapple juice. 3. Top with ginger ale. 4. Garnish with candied ginger slices and fresh mint leaves. 5. Enjoy!

Vette's Tips: 1. Fresh mint tea can be an alternative to the fever grass. Add a bunch mint leaves to a pot and fill with 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil and let it boil for 5 minutes. (The same applies for boiling the fever grass.) 2. To candy the ginger: sprinkle brown sugar over the ginger slices and leave out on a plate or dish overnight.

Recipe credit: Chevette Black and Jamilah Thompson

• ELECTION OF 6 MONTH CLUB OFFICERS FOR TM YEAR 2021-2022 SUBMIT TO TOASTMASTER INTERNATIONAL ! • District Executive Council Meeting: November 14th • District Leadership Committee – Call for Candidates: November 15th • TI Deadline for Area Director Reports (first round) for Distinguished Area Credit: November 30th • Virtual Division Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests: November 1st – December 5th 6 | THE SUNSHINER


BE THANKFUL FOR COOKING OIL This time of year, baking and cooking are in the air. Family recipes are prepared in kitchens everywhere. I am thankful for algae cooking oil, a healthy cooking oil used for holiday cooking and baking. Does your reaction mirror the words of the husband? His loving words included feeding him “bubbling, created when the earth was born, primordial pond scrum.” I see your face cringing, eyes rolling, shaking the head, mouthing these words, “No pond scrum in my kitchen!” The husband is correct. I learned about this cooking oil in a culinary class at Johnson and Wales University, North Miami, Florida. The challenge: keep the taste and crunch while cooking up a healthier version. One of the secret ingredients was algae cooking oil. First factoid, no fishy taste in the algae cooking oil. It is a neutral oil, no genetically modified organisms or GMO’s here, Heid (2017) happily notes. Next, it has a high smoke point, higher than olive oil. Cook, fry, and roast with algae cooking oil at high temperatures without your food having that burnt taste. Leave the olive oil to those salads, please. Last, your heart will thank you. Algae cooking oil is composed of a heart healthy combination of fatty acids. Weil (2016) gloriously details the fatty acids in the algae cooking oil, noting the many health benefits. From baked goods to roasting veggies, algae cooking oil is my choice. Substitute algae cooking oil for your everyday cooking oil, but keep the secret to yourself. Smile as you add health to the holiday cooking and baking. Happy and Healthy to you and yours! References: Weil, A., (December 23, 2016), Is Algae Oil Healthy?, HOME> DIET & NUTRITION> COOKING & COOKWARE, WEIL, https://www.drweil.com/diet-nutrition/cooking-cookware/is-algae-oilhealthy/ Heid, M., (February 15, 2017), You Asked: Should I Cook With Algae Oil?, HEALTH – DIET & NUTRITION, TIME USA, LLC., https://time.com/4670846/algae-oil/

“A Race for the Coveted Spot of Evaluation and Humorous Speech Winners!” Part II BY ABBY MARTINEZ Toastmasters International knows how to build up excitement! In a steady progression from club contests to area contests this month, Zoom rooms continue to attract contestants, contest functionaries, and captive audiences. Club-level contests averaged from 20 participants to over 100 at the area level. Many moving parts make contests come to life, and contest masters are challenged to engage, entertain, and maintain a steady flow of events within two hours. They must work in harmony with all functionaries, especially the technology master, during the contest. Chats are created and trials run at times organized before contests. Scripts are distributed and rehearsed. Costumes are sometimes incorporated to bring the theme to life as Nadia Usher did for Area 54. Seasoned members, like Dereck Garcia served as tech master five times and contest master once. They must be ready for anything, even a contestant being accidentally ejected from a contest, as occurred in Area 60. As area and division contests continue in the coming months, the excitement continues through the selection of winners to represent District 47. 7

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"Who's gonna win?"


Collected by Ernesto G. Williams, DTM

I am Distinguished Toastmaster Price Polynice, Division A’s Director. I am the president of Davie Toastmasters (my home club), a charter member of Champion Speakers and a member of North Miami Beach Toastmasters Club. I have been a member of Toastmasters International and served in all club officer roles since 2011. I have also served as area director of Area 15 from 2019 through2020. I am a veteran of the United States Navy and earned a Master of Business Administration degree with an executive certificate in project management. I am honored to be of service to my fellow Toastmasters of Division A and to lead a great team of six dedicated area directors who represent Area 10 through Area 15. We are assisted by three additional team members assigned to club growth, program quality, and public relations. I am motivating the division to achieve more as a team. I am identifying, encouraging, and training a new group of leaders. I am motivating every active club to achieve the President’s Distinguished award, which would be a reflection of our members’ growth during the year. Division A’s Pathways adoption rate increased from 75% to 90% during the past three months with the help of our Division A Pathways Training team. I have visited many clubs with the goal of visiting every club in Division A. I have conducted Zoom Technical Coordinator Training for over twenty of our members to facilitate successful club contests. My team and I have supported our club contests and area contests by distributing contest resources such as forms and scripts for hosting two contests, together or separately. My area directors, division team, and I meet for a weekly huddle to review their progress, find solutions to obstacles, and set new paths to serve our clubs’ needs. I make myself available and remain in contact with my team because Toastmasters’ business is serious business. We are publishing our brand-new monthly newsletter to communicate directly with our members, and organizing virtual entertainment events for our members. We are utilizing our division Facebook page to post division and district events so that our members stay current with training opportunities. I am encouraging and supporting my area directors and team members to work toward their Distinguished Toastmaster awards. I intend to add several clubs and for Division A to achieve the President’s Distinguished award. I want to give back to my Toastmasters community what membership in Toastmasters International has done for me. Being of service to District 47 brings me great joy and satisfaction. I take my role very seriously, and I dedicate time daily to accomplishing these goals. The A in Division A stands for Achievers!

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Collected by Ernesto G. Williams, DTM

I am Arun Krishnamoorthy, PI3, Area 15 Director. I have been a member of Daybreak Toastmasters Club since 2018. I am passionate about emotional intelligence (EI) and want to empower communities through EI awareness and education. EI means practicing the best emotion that will aid the cause instead of reacting with a default emotion. I represent North Miami Beach Toastmasters Club, Art of Speaking Toastmasters, Daybreak Toastmasters Club, and PWC Digital Toastmasters. My goal is to encourage all clubs to achieve the President’s Distinguished award and to ensure that they achieve a minimum of the Distinguished Club award

I am Aura Bencosme, CC, ALB, LD1, Area 14 Director. I have been a member of Toastmasters International since June 2017. I am a charter member of West Pines Toastmasters Club, having served as president and vice president of education. I am also a member of DeVry University Miramar Toastmasters.

I am Madeline Ashby, PI4, Area 11 Director. I’ve been a member of West Pines Toastmasters Club since 2019. Although my journey as a Toastmaster has been brief (only a year and a half), the personal growth I’ve experienced seems a lot greater. The clubs I represent are Broward College Toastmasters Chapter, NSU Toastmasters, Davie Toastmasters, Gelfand Good Morning Toastmasters, and Hollywood Toastmasters. My goal is to promote empathy, resilience and positivity among our clubs. The Toastmasters International organization, in addition to developing our public speaking and leadership skills, is a supportive family for our members. The world is going through difficult times and what better opportunity to contribute to the betterment of our society than by supporting each other.

I am Pauline Esty, DTM, Area 10 Director. I’ve been a member of DeVry University Miramar Toastmasters Club since 2015. I represent American Express Communication Club, Panoramic Views Club, The Ultimate Toastmasters, Weston Area Toastmasters Club, and Workforce Solutions Toastmasters. My goal is to support and motivate the club members to grow and improve communication and leadership skills while assisting each club to achieve Distinguished status. “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” Bryan Tracy

I am Valda Adeyiga, ACB, ALB, Area 13 Director. I’ve been a Toastmaster since 2010 and a member of Universal Advanced Toastmasters and Universal Toastmasters Club. I have served as vice president of membership and vice president of education for Universal Toastmasters. I represent Toastmasters of Bank United, The Fountain Toastmasters Club and Miami Lakes Club. My focus is to support my clubs as they strive to grow their memberships and build upon their former successes as distinguished clubs.

I represent Pembroke Pines Paul Spiewak Toastmasters Club, Progressive InsuranceMiramar Toastmasters Club, Miramar Bilingual Speakers Toastmasters, West Pines Toastmasters Club, SGWS SFL Toastmasters and Team Entrepreneur Toastmasters. My goal is to guide clubs in supporting members’ communication and leadership goals. I will also promote the Distinguished Club program and help clubs to earn the President’s Distinguished award.

I am Velton W. Showell III, CC, Area 12 Director. I’ve been a member of Pembroke Pines Paul Spiewak Club since 2012, having served as VP of public relations twice. I am also a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and a Certified Virtual Presenter by eSpeakers.com. I am honored to represent DeVry University Miramar Toastmasters Club, Freedom Speakers Toastmasters, Universal Toastmasters Club, Saturday Fearless Toastmasters, and Universal Advanced Toastmasters. My goal is to assist our clubs and all of its members to dream big and achieve successes that may have been scared to imagine at a different time. My philosophy is this: “If your dream doesn’t scare you, stretch and make it larger until it does, then go conquer it.” 9

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How Great Speaking Skills Can Improve Online Admissions and Teaching Results

By Susan Schulz

IT’S A NEW NORM This pandemic has created a new norm with lots of discoveries. The virtual admissions process is working for many schools and colleges in the educational sector. School owners tell us that an increased number of qualified students are enrolling. It may be because interested people don’t have to take time to drive back and forth to interview at the school. They don’t have to worry about childcare or an interruption in their workday. Interviewing in their own homes may reduce nervousness, and they don’t have to worry about watching the clock so they can get back to their families.

There are many ways to be an effective virtual admissions advisor. One is to provide an exciting online virtual tour to prospective students that maintains their interest. The tour should show off the school, equipment, and learning environment. There should also be a focus on the online learning “classrooms” and how they are run. If students are considering virtual enrollment, they need to see what it will be like attending school from their homes. Therefore, be sure to have a five-minute sample from one of your online classes. Without seeing or experiencing online learning ahead of time, how will they know? Instructors teaching online are also reporting positive outcomes. This means that students “show up” for class, stay, participate, and meet course objectives. Of course, this depends on the online teaching and learning management systems the school uses and how well the teachers are trained to be effective online. With the right systems, instructors can track attendance and create an interactive online classroom so students are likely to enjoy success and complete each course. It’s amazing the success students experience when roadblocks are removed. Roadblocks include the ability to get to class on time, deal with traffic, parking, childcare, feeling intimidated, work interruptions, and more. To demonstrate how well your school delivers online learning, it’s important that everyone is aware of the need for effective speaking skills. 10 | THE SUNSHINER

SKILLS NEEDED IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT What are the skills everyone needs when working remotely, going to school, or conducting business and social activities or doing anything virtually? Speaking skills! Online speaking skills require a different level of speaking competence than does speaking in person. When you’re speaking in front of a camera, there are different limitations from those in a large classroom space. Yes, more than ever people need to know how to introduce themselves, talk in earnest and with confidence, be well organized, and use gestures and props effectively on Zoom. They need to be able to use vocal variety, be aware of effective use of words to be easily understood – especially by speakers of other languages, be persuasive, speak with knowledge, and be able to inspire their listeners. Admissions staff and online instructors also need to be able to speak clearly and slowly, take pauses, and use appropriate facial expressions and body language – yes – even on platforms like Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, Skype, Microsoft Team, and more. HOW ARE SPEAKING SKILLS FOR A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT LEARNED How do admissions representatives and instructors learn these virtual online speaking skills? It’s typically not taught in any admissions or online training classes. And who at your campus has the experience to teach this new way of communicating? By the way, in addition to speaking skills virtual meetings require thought and planning in other areas to be effective. This includes the best clothes to wear, where to sit and position yourself effectively in front of the camera, how to stand and move around in a limited space, and how to check that your appearance looks great! Your background also needs to be considered. Where do you sit so you look professional and not like you are communicating from a corner of your messy kitchen? How do you create an interesting background that relates to your job in admissions or the classroom? You may be thinking that to effectively train your staff in these speaking skills will take hours. You might be thinking that you’ll have to hire expensive experts and consultants for the initial training and then conduct ongoing training and “checkups.” But no, there is an easy answer: Toastmasters International! Cont'd on Next Page


How Great Speaking Skills Can Improve Online Admissions and Teaching Results TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL AS A SOLUTION Toastmasters International has been in existence for over 95 years. It was developed by Ralph Smedley who believed in the need for leadership and speaking skills for everyone. Toastmasters.org or TM has clubs all over the U.S. and all over the world. In fact, there are more than 16,600 clubs in the world. This includes 143 countries. That means there is likely to be a club near you to join. There are membership fees that support each club and the international organization. And members receive online learning materials. Now, most of these clubs meet virtually and often on Zoom. Many of these clubs have members with great technical skills. This means Zoom is being used in new ways and on new levels. For example, PowerPoints and other visuals can be used while speakers are visible. Sometimes people are put in private Zoom rooms so they can talk with each other. Participants can post chats to everyone or message just one person at a time. These skills from Toastmasters can be used at schools. One-on-one Zoom meetings can be planned by admissions advisors interviewing one student. Or several student applicants can meet in a group with the Admissions Advisors and listen to questions and answers by everyone. This option may make nervous prospective students feel more comfortable. 1. Prepared speeches: Toastmasters provides learning materials for members to learn communication skills. Members start with an ice breaker to introduce themselves and then proceed with each sequential assignment to learn basic speaking skills. Examples include the following: introduction, how to organize a speech, getting to the point effectively, vocal variety, gestures, the importance of researching your topic, how to be persuasive, and more. You can see how these skills are needed by both admissions and teaching staff. 2. Evaluation: This is a two- to three-minute evaluation of the speech given by an assigned member. There is a format called the “Oreo cookie” approach: say something positive, suggest some improvement in a kind way, summarize with a positive focus, and never be critical. Can you imagine if everyone on your staff took that approach? 3. Table topics: During this part of the meeting members are given a topic and asked to give a one- to twominute presentation. This provides practice in speaking on one’s feet as the member is not aware he or she will be called. Many times we’ve seen colleagues from our division or department at work asked to speak about something they were not prepared to, and they still needed to look and sound informed. I was at a Toastmasters meeting in Kathmandu Nepal this past January and was called on to give a table topic. I did, and I won and received a certificate and a photo of myself. Look for the photo on my website! 11 | THE SUNSHINER


"The Red Carpet Journey of Pathways" Jane Cabera, District 47 Pathways Chair, led the session alongside her team. DTM Mark Snow, District 69 Program Quality Director as well as an accountant from Australia, won the 1st pathway Distinguished Toastmasters Award and is working on this 3rd DTM. The Pathways program has many features and benefits. We must apply what we learn. In order to be successful in this program, DTM Snow advises us to: a. Read the material b. Practice the skill c. Take the feedback and reflect Pathways also allows us to complete modular assignments outside club meetings with no restrictions to how many, unlike the legacy program. The more we can connect Toastmasters to the real world, the better. DTM Snow got started in the Pathways program when it was first rolled out, and at that time there were limited tools available to aid learning. Since, he has realized that choosing the right path is important. Yet when we have a wealth of options, that choice can be difficult. Because there are eleven paths, path groupings can be used to determine your best options. At the session, a snippet of information was shared about each project with the participants. DTM Snow also grouped the various paths to show which paths were alike and whether they dealt with leadership or communication. DTM Snow mentioned the need to shift our focus to “member orientation,� or getting members acclimated to the Pathways program. By having engaging guests from the start of their journeys and gradually introducing them to information until they were fully informed, it could be done. DTM Snow went over the various projects in Pathways and even highlighted projects that were still easy to complete, despite the pandemic. He took us through the Pathways mentorship program, which starts at level 3, and also explained step by step the process of achieving the Pathways DTM award. It was refreshing to see the various visual aids he used during his presentation, since they helped the members follow along as he spoke. At the end of the presentation, DTM Snow took questions and answered them very effectively. The Education Series 3 was a session that was packed with information vital for your educational growth in Toastmasters, so if you missed out on the opportunity to tune in, you can watch the session on the District 47 YouTube page. Click here for the session.

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District Events

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Toastmaster Clubs! District 47 celebrates all of our amazing clubs who have celebrated the dates of their founding between October 4th, 2020 and November 3rd, 2020!! YAY to our Annual Anniversary Club: CIB Toastmasters Club # 7634225 of Division D, Area 42 turned 1 years old on October 10th! YAY to our Biennial Anniversary Clubs: Legalites Club # 7180193 of Division F, Area 61 turned 2 years old on October 23rd! YAY to our Triennial Anniversary Club: B.U.T. North Eleuthera Shakers Club # 6742900 of Division I, Area 93 turned 3 years old on October 24th! YAY to our Quadrennial Anniversary Club: Mayaguana Southern Pearls Club # 5869898 of Division F, Area 61 turned 4 years old on October 20th! Toastmasters of Bank United Club # 5883077 of Division A, Area 13 turned 4 years old on October 31st! YAY to our Quinquennial Anniversary Club: The REAL Toastmasters Club # 5083709 of Division D, Area 42 turned 5 years old on October 30th! YAY to our Duodecennial Anniversary Club: Boca Speak Easy Toastmasters Club #1216688 of Division C, Area 33 turned 12 years old on October 20th! YAY to our Ivory Anniversary Club: Chickcharney Toastmasters Club # 971904 of Division F, Area 60 turned 14 years old on November 2nd! YAY to our Crystal Anniversary Club: Village Voices Toastmasters Club # 4224924 of Division D, Area 43 turned 16 years old on November 1st! Power Speakers Club #589263 of Division B, Area 22 turned 17 years old on October 21st! YAY to our Porcelain Anniversary Club: Healing Communicators Club #7178 of Division F, Area 61 turned 22 years old on October 29th! Crossroads Club # 5931 of Division B, Area 23 turned 22 years old on November 1st! YAY to our Ruby Jubilee Anniversary Club: Palm Beach Noon Toastmasters Club # 22 of Division D, Area 45 turned 46 years old on November 1st! YAY to our Golden Jubilee Anniversary Club: North Miami Beach Toastmasters Club # 3840 of Division A, Area 15 turned 56 years old on November 1st! 15 | THE SUNSHINER


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