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District 66 Toastmasters, Region 7 April 2014, Volume 39, Issue 1

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District Governor Andrea Morgan, DTM

Inside this issue: 2014 Spring Conference District Governor

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Lieutenant Governor Education

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Lieutenant Governor Marketing

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Dealing With A Distracted Audience

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Division Governors’ Reports

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Public Relations Officer

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Region 7 Advisor Sal Asad

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Langley Toastmasters

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PMI Features D66 Speakers

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Club / Member Awards

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Toastmasters International Convention

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Division / Area of the Quarter

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Welcome New Clubs

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In Memoriam—Moses Stevens

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Contact Us

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Candidates’ Corner

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District 66 Club Coach Program

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Important Dates

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Greetings District 66, What a year! Thank you to everyone who has made this year memorable thus far. We are approaching the end of the year with three months left. Those three months will be filled with much excitement. The clubs are working hard to end the year standing in the ranks with the elite in the district; the Distinguished, Select Distinguished, and President’s Distinguished. Then we have our elections for the 2014-2015 District officers at the council meeting during the Spring Conference. As if that is not enough excitement, we have the Spring Conference in May. One of the dignitaries who will be attending the conference is our International Director, Distinguished Toastmaster Sharon Hill. The prices, registration, and itinerary are posted on the district66.org website. One other event worth mentioning is the 83rd Annual International Convention being held this year on August 20-23 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This will be the first time that the Toastmasters International Convention will be held outside of North America. I am sure all who attend will have a grand time as Toastmasters history will be made. For more information, videos, and pictures on the convention check the toastmasters.org website. I encourage each of you to buckle-up your seat belts, and enjoy the remainder of the year. I look forward to seeing you at the Spring Conference. Andrea Morgan, DTM District Governor District 66

“For the Good of the District”


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Lieutenant Governor Education and Training Mary White, DTM, LGET This has been quite a year. Not only did our own Elliot Eddie place in the World Championship of public speaking, we have continued to get our kicks on Route 66 ever since. Over 33 clubs have met their DCP goals for distinguished status and wait only for their April renewals to go on record. 38 more clubs have at least 3 goals and are in range for Distinguished status. That means we are on pace for President’s Distinguished. I am so proud of you. My challenge to you is simple. Take a moment to review your communication and leadership manuals. Often times, the work has been done and only needs filing. Being that there is only one quarter of the year remaining, we really need those awards filed as soon as possible. If you are just a couple of speeches away from your award, arrange with your VP of Education to make opportunities to speak. The Traveling Toastmasters program is another wonderful way to get opportunities to speak and grow. Not only does it help you, but also helps the clubs you visit. There is a cross pollination of ideas and methods that enriches everyone involved. Finally, please don’t forget the Spring Conference at the Newport News Marriot at City Center on May 2-3. If you have never attended a Toastmasters conference in the past this is a perfect opportunity. 

We are expecting the current International Director – that only occurs every two years.

We have the authors of “The Heart of a Toastmaster”, who will be providing educational sessions and a book signing.

We have a Past international Director, (PID) Tammy Miller, who will be providing educational sessions at the conference. Tammy is also a professional auctioneer who will lead our silent auction. The auction will include a $1000.00 coaching sessions for persons who want to speak professionally.

The conference also features the Table Topics contest on Friday night, the International Speech Contest on Saturday night, and nine educational sessions occurring at various times throughout the weekend. (review itinerary)

The most important event that takes place during the Spring Conference is the District Council meeting. During the meeting, the District will review and elect the 2014-2015 District Officers, as well as discuss financial and administrative business that will impact everyone in District 66. All are welcome to attend this meeting.

The Spring Conference will be held at the 4-star Marriott Newport News, located in City Center. Room rates are only $109.00 if booked by April 2, 2014. Double-bed rooms can be shared with up to 4 people; splitting the cost up to about $30 per person including taxes.

If you were lucky enough to register by March 29, you received the lowest registration rate for the full package in years. The next cut-off date is April 29 to take part in this exciting event. Remember, members of clubs registering 5 or more members get an additional $10.00 off. I strongly advise that you take advantage of this awesome conference and these awesome prices at this 4-star hotel. It promises to be educational, entertaining and memorable for all. See pages 11-14 for a review of the conference to include speakers, itinerary, and registration forms.


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Lieutenant Governor Marketing Regie Ford, ACB, LGM The 2013 – 2014 Toastmasters year has been phenomenal. It has been rewarding, challenging, educational and at times opaque. The questions you asked, the feedback, and the suggestions you presented taught me a lot. I have grown tremendously and I trust you can say the same. I thank you for stretching me. It was a pleasure serving as your LGM. We had a grave challenge this year of building sustainable clubs. The number of renewals went from 6 members to 8 members to be classified a club in good standing, and rightfully so. The change is designed to strengthen the clubs, to better serve you. A call was put out for help and Alfreda Page-Garner, Retention Chair, answered the call. Alfreda infused her experience and knowledge of Toastmasters to put a winning team of coaches together. The team of coaches was designed to help up and coming clubs. She has done a remarkable job. We lost clubs, we had clubs on life support and we missed our goal for being distinguished by 61 members the previous Toastmasters year. We had an uphill battle digging, clawing and scratching our way back to our base, however superwoman saved the day. That superwoman is Linda Kennedy, Extension Chair, who has charted club, after club, after club. What she has done has been a game changer. The thing that has impressed me the most was you, yes you, your participation, stepping up and volunteering when asked or not asked. Your confidence and leadership is a direct reflection of your club and the mentors you have encountered during your Toastmasters tenure. If I can impart some words of wisdom, don’t dismiss the contacts you have made, the confidence you have gained or those crafty eloquently expressed evaluations. The nuggets that have expanded you, share, because they are the building blocks for the new Toastmasters. They need you, as you needed guidance when you were in their position. You are not too new to be a mentor or too old to be a mentee. See you at the conference and when we meet, mention the word of the day erudition.

Dealing With A Distracted Audience by Tim Cigelske (extract from Toastmasters International Articles) Don’t be put off by those who text or tweet when you speak. It’s not easy speaking to an audience of people who appear to be distracted by their cell phones, or are clattering away on their laptops or burying their heads in their iPads. We have all been to conferences where people seemed to pay more attention to their electronic devices than to the live person on the podium. As smartphones connect people to their busy lives, this phenomenon will only become more common. It is tempting to address this issue by trying to ban cell phones at presentations and imposing what author and speaker Scott Berkun calls “a fantasy of obedience” on an audience. But this rarely works. “Fundamentally, this problem is ageless,” Berkun writes on his website, scottberkun.com. “It has always been very hard to keep the attention of any group of people — at any age, at any time.” (Continued on page 4)


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Division B Governor Kim Powell, ACS, ALB I am not sure there is enough room to expound on all the wonderful things that are happening in Division B. We can definitely tell that Spring is in the air. We are looking forward to fresh beginnings, growth, changing our wardrobe from heavy winter coats to lightweight jackets and sweaters, and most of all it is the precursor for summer. In Division B we have made great strides with adding new clubs, reenergizing more seasoned clubs and forming partnerships between smaller and larger clubs as well as older and newer clubs. Division B was awarded the Area Governor of the Quarter for the 3rd and 4th Quarter. Joyce Puller was chosen as the Area Governor of the Quarter for the 3rd Quarter and Annette Jensen was Joyce Puller chosen as the Area Governor of the Quarter for the 4th Quarter. The Area Governors (Annette Jensen (Area 22), Joyce Puller (Area 23), Skip Carlton (Area 24), Mark Robinson (Area 25), Michael VonBank (Area 26) and Keith Hicks (Area 27)) in Division B are absolutely amazing and they have done a wonAnnette Jensen derful job in keeping a pulse check on their clubs. We are a cohesive unit and we work well together. This is definitely a team effort and the things we have accomplished could not have been done without the support and help of everyone. I want to say Thank You to the Area Governors of Division B for a very rewarding and memorable year as your Division Governor. I am so proud of you and the things you have accomplished this year. For the past two years Division B has won the Area Governor of the Year Award (Regie Ford 2011-2012 and Kim Powell 2012-2013), and I am expecting this legacy to continue for a long time to come so Division B Area Governors continue to make me proud. Remember, there is always room for improvement and some type of improvement should be done every day whether large or small. Always stay true to God, your family and most of all yourself. See you at the Spring Conference May 2-3, 2014 in Newport News, VA.

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Dealing With A Distracted Audience

(continued) The distraction epidemic calls for a different type of approach — one that can engage people, not just force them to stare silently. Here is what you can do to capture the attention of a distracted audience. Let Down Your Guard What’s the first thing you normally hear when someone is giving a speech? “Please turn off all cell phones.” The last thing you want is to have your cutesy ringtone interrupt the speaker. Author and social media expert Chris Brogan turns this decree on its head during his speaking appearances. “Why is it so quiet in here?” he asked the audience at a presentation I attended in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “This isn’t church. Go ahead and turn on your cell phones. Send tweets. Post to Facebook. Do what you have to do.” This accomplished two things. First, it established a rapport between the speaker and the audience by creating an informal, friendly setting. Given the choice, most people would rather chat informally with a friend than be required to sit at attention during a speech. People tend to remember interactions with friends, so turn your speech into something that resembles that situation. The second thing Brogan achieved was the creation of another potentially vast audience. By encouraging people to tweet and post on Facebook, he was expanding his reach far beyond the room. Additionally, audience members who participate this way during presentations become more engaged and attentive; they focus on conveying the speaker’s main points for the digital sound bites they post for social media users. Another benefit: By reading these posts later, the speaker gets instant feedback and sees what was most memorable to the audience or what may have fallen flat. Public speaking coach and trainer Lisa Braithwaite says some people learn best by doing something else while listening, whether it’s doodling or using a phone. She assumes the best intentions when she spots someone on his or her phone while she’s speaking. “I tend to take a positive view that this is a person who’s taking notes, [or] tweeting what a great speaker I am, or is someone who needs to do something with their hands to pay attention,” she says. (Continued on page 7)


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Division C Governor Chanda Bass, ACB, ALB

Division C—Home of the Champions Linda Kennedy was named District 66 Toastmaster of the Year for 20122013! Linda is a member of the Midtown Toastmasters and Faith Talk Clubs in Division C!

Warren Hall, Area 34 Governor, wins the Division Governor of the Year award for 2012-2013 at the Fall District Conference! What will happen next in Division C?

Congratulations Linda and Warren

Kudos to these Division C All Stars!! The following clubs have 25 or more paid members: 1 0 X S p e a ke r s C l u b

The following clubs have earned 4 or more goals for the Distinguished Club Program: Midtown Toastmasters Club

I N N O V A T I V E S P E AK E RS Richmond FedMasters Club

Motivating with Voices

Chesterfield Toastmasters Club Very Articulate Master Communicators Motivators Toastmasters Club

Chesterfield Toastmasters

Positive Speakers

First Choice Toastmasters

Motivating with Voices

AW ES OM E J OB!!

WAY TO GO!!!

C stands for: Courageous!

Champions! Cutting Edge!

Contest winners! Challengers! Competitors!

Consistent!

Want to be a champion? Help out and schedule your club speech contest in February! Cheer on your club contest winner at your Area Speech Contest in March! Keep on supporting your Area winner at the Division C Speech contest on April 5, 2013 at Glen Allen Library at 2 pm! Stay tuned to the District 66 website for times and locations of Area Contests!

Are you interested in advancing in Toastmasters and earning advanced leadership credit? Share your talents with a new or struggling club as a club sponsor, mentor or coach! Contact Division C Governor at divgovc@district66.org for details!


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Division D Governor Charles C. Gates, ACB

A Governor’s Travels I recently gave a presentation at my home club from the Interpersonal Communication manual.

The projects objective was to engage in a casual conversation with a complete stranger. As a self -described “networking junkie,” this really wasn’t too challenging for me. However, I realize that many of us, yes even some Toastmasters, are not comfortable in this environment. Thank goodness, our wonderful organization offers solutions to these dilemmas. We call them “officers.” The journey begins with your home club. As an officer, you are required to engage your members and be an integral part of the clubs success. The next big step is becoming an Area Governor. As an AG, you are required to make, a minimum, of two visits to each club in your area, during the one year term. You are also, expected, to attend all District sponsored events. Trainings, meetings, contests and conferences are all opportunities where you can hone, not only leadership, but communication/conversation skills, as well. In each of these occasions, you are given the chance to build relationships with Toastmasters from all walks of life, from different cities, states and cultures. Additionally, you are given the opportunity to inspire and motivate others. Unfortunately, there are those who simply volunteer to become AG’s simply to fulfill the requirements of becoming a DTM. Byand-large, however, most Area Governors serve with passion and integrity. This can be one of the most fulfilling experiences in Toastmasters. It can bring out qualities that you never realized you had. Whether it’s giving that new member that boost of confidence that they have been longing for, pushing that “old head” to compete in a speech contest or inspiring that shy soul to serve as Chief Judge at your Area competition, you will grow in ways that you never thought possible. Currently serving as the Division D Governor, I can attest that the journey has been amazing. I have met so many wonderful people across the District, that I call friends. I have visited over half of the clubs in the Division that span from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach. From 7:00 Monday morning, 12:00 in the afternoon, to 7:30 at night, they meet at all times and days. From induction ceremonies, banner celebrations, anniversaries, speech-a-thons, to open houses, it’s an experience that all of us should witness. So as you saddle up to take the ride, and I hope that you do, prepare yourself for an unforgettable trek; one that is filled with inspiration, fun and excitement. Whether you are becoming a club officer for the first time or considering a District position, take advantage of what Toastmasters has to offer. STRETCH yourself, get out of the stands and jump onto the field. You won’t be alone. We will be there to pick you up and guide you along. Hop on the TI rollercoaster. We’ll save a seat for you.

How Many New Members Can You Sponsor? Make a significant contribution to your club's long-term success by participating in the Annual Membership Program. Sponsor five or 10 members between July 1 and June 30, and you'll receive a special recognition pin. Fifteen-member sponsors receive a 25-percent discount for use at the Toastmasters Online Store. To sign up, simply ensure your name and club number appear legibly on the new, dual or reinstated member application to receive credit. For more details, please visit www.toastmasters.org/membershipcontests and click on "Individual Awards."


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Division E Governor Shirley Tyree, DTM

Division E Reflections The “E” in Division E doesn’t just denote the eastern location of the Division in the Commonwealth, it has for nearly a year, led the charge of being the Division of “Excellency”. As we round the bend of bringing another year to a close, I’ve had the opportunity to do reflections of our Division, District and Toastmasters in general. I remain amazed at the strategy and organization of Toastmasters International. If you lack in communication skills or leadership skills, you can improve immensely by simply “following” the outline and making a commitment to attend club meetings. The self-pacing of the curriculum allows a member to proceed at their own speed and even repeat some things if you feel the need to in order to be proficient in that area. Toastmasters International (TI) has developed manuals and curriculums for basically any topic that you can imagine to help clubs and areas succeed. Don’t’ be afraid to surf the website (www.Toastmasters.org). Lots of free resources. And don’t be afraid to call on your district leaders for assistance. Although a lot of emphasis is placed on the communication track of Toastmasters, let’s not forget the leadership track. Toastmasters continue to succeed with great leaders at the helm (club officers, area governors, division governors, district officers, regional representatives, etc.). Regardless of the position we hold, we should use it as an opportunity to mentor new members and strengthen our clubs. Healthy clubs are the backbone of our organization. The Division of “E”xcellency also welcomed two new clubs this year: HROle Models and Speaking Eagles Toastmasters. They are off to a great start and I know that they are destined for great things in the future. Stay tuned. Finally, mark your calendar and save the date!! Division E is planning an Awards Dinner and End of Year Celebration that is scheduled for Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Clubs and Areas within the Division will be recognized and honored for outstanding achievements and participation during the year. For additional information, ticket inquiry or reservation, please contact Division Governor Shirley Tyree at (757) 549-1031. You do not have to be a member of Division E to attend. Please come and join us in saying “job well done” to our great clubs and areas.

Dealing With A Distracted Audience (continued) Sometimes she has been surprised by what registered with people who seemed to be distracted during her speech. “The same people who didn’t make eye contact or looked down would come up to me afterward and tell me they learned a lot from the presentation.” Encourage Participation When I began researching this article, I gave a speech to my Toastmasters club and instructed audience members to act distracted — or to actually distract themselves. They excelled at this, surfing the Web and holding conversations with each other. Some even took photographs with a flash. At one point, I took a break and invited the group to discuss how a speaker might engage a distracted audience. Members were then able to focus on the topic of distraction. Requesting audience participation had helped. “I like that you asked us to answer a question,” one club member said. “It kept us engaged and comfortable.” (Continued on page 25)


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Public Relations Officer Vincent Lieu, DTM

A Voice For Your Club District 66 is having a newsletter contest! Producing a newsletter is one of the primary club duties for a vice president public relations, and serving as editor counts as credit for the 10th project of the Competent Leadership manual. As a review, Toastmasters International states that a club newsletter serves three key purposes:   

Document and publicize current events. Inform with educational material. Provide visitors with take-home information.

When these goals are satisfied, a newsletter provides a lot of information to readers. However, I feel that newsletters serve many other purposes, including:    

Connecting new members with the club. Encouraging communication among members. Recognizing members’ accomplishments through published stories. Inspiring all members to participate further in the Toastmasters program.

Finally, the overarching purpose of a club newsletter is: To help the club to achieve its mission and vision. Submit your newsletter to Vincent Lieu here. (http://publicrelationsofficer.weebly.com/ newsletter-submission.html). The contest deadline has been extended to April 23rd. The winner will be announced at the District 66 Spring Conference.

The Toastmaster Magazine: Now on More Tablets The Toastmaster is available on your iPad. In mid-December Android and Kindle Fire tablet owners were able to access it as well. Download the magazine via a free app on any of these devices. The digital edition is enhanced with multimedia interactivity, videos, photo slideshows and links. For details, please visit www.toastmasters.org/magazine. Members will still receive the print edition unless they choose to opt out.

Words to Remember "You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.” ~Tom Hiddleston


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Region 7 Advisor Sal Asad, DTM, PID, PMP Creating marketing training programs with the district 

Sal Asad, DTM, PID, PMP, was reappointed by Mohammed Murad, DTM, International President-Elect and RA Selection Committee Chairman for a second term as the Region Advisor for Region 7.

Understanding training materials aimed at the development and training of sponsors, mentors and club coaches 

Again, congratulations on being selected for this very important role. We look forward to an exciting and successful year.

In a letter dated February 26, 2014, Mr. Murad wrote: Dear Toastmaster Asad,

Signed,

Congratulations! You’ve been selected as Region Advisor (RA) for Region 7. Your 16-month term begins March 1, 2014 and ends June 30, 2015.

Mohammed Murad, DTM International President-Elect RA Selection Committee Chairman

As RA, your contributions to the future growth of Toastmasters International will be invaluable. With your expertise and experience, you will help districts expand their marketing capacity by:

Note: Sal Asad, DTM, had served as District Governor of District 66 from 2005-2006. He also was elected and served as an International Director on TI Board of Directors from 2008-2010.

Assessing district needs in consultation with district leaders

Developing improved marketing strategies with district leaders

Facilitating training at the International Convention and at Mid-year

Interpreting and planning marketing goals with the district leadership team

Supporting club-building efforts by:

Sal lives with his wife, Zena, in Richmond, VA. They have five children and four grandchildren. He lives by his own self-made motto: “If I am right, tell me and support me; If I am wrong tell me and help me”.

Training on how to conduct effective corporate visits

You can reach Sal Asad at sal.asad@yahoo.com or at 804-306-816.

Conducting corporate visits as needed

Assist with the club chartering process as necessary

Sal is the recipient of several recognition awards from TI in education, training and leadership. He is also a graduate of LMR (Leadership Metro Richmond) class of 2003. Sal obtained his PMP (Project Management Professional) designation in January 2009.

Word of the Day ERUDITION / \(er(y)o͝ oˌdiSHən)\ (noun) Definition of ERUDITION 1: the quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship. synonyms: knowledge, scholarship, learning, intelligence, intellect Example of ERUDITION Andrea Morgan is a Toastmaster of impressive ERUDITION but with a down-to-earth manner.


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Toastmasters Foster Leadership, Communication in Airmen Langley Air Force Base by Airman 1st Class Areca T. Wilson 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- Public speaking can be overwhelming, even terrifying to some. For U.S. Air Force Airmen, this skill is essential for professional development as they ascend into leadership positions. Fortunately, the Langley Toastmasters Club is available to teach techniques on how to properly communicate and grow into a leadership role. The Langley Toastmasters Club, one of six clubs in the Tidewater area, is part of Toastmasters International, the largest public speaking organization in the world with more than 250,000 members. The organization encourages personal growth and prepares its members for the challenges of public speaking. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shanell Howard, 438th Supply Chain Operations Squadron F-16 stock control supervisor, said Service members and civilians are provided a chance to better themselves and accelerate their professional development by increasing leadership and communication skills. "The overall mission of Toastmasters is to provide a supportive and positive learning environment," said Howard. "Every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which foster self-confidence and personal growth." Senior Airman Daniel Bruce, 10th Intelligence Squadron web applications technician, said he benefited from exercises such as "table topic sessions," which involves impromptu speaking that aims to eliminate "ahs" and "ums" from an individual's speech. Learning these techniques assists by changing behaviors that may take away the focus of an audience. "Toastmasters helped my speech capabilities through impromptu speaking," said Bruce. "It also helped me gain an understanding of how to remain calm and handle a leadership role."

The Langley Toastmasters Club celebrated its 10-yearanniversary last August. Since its establishment, the club has won the Distinguished Club award and various toplevel and second-level awards. "There are multiple levels of achievement that a club can earn," said Howard. "As members complete each of their project manuals, they get closer to reaching their goal of becoming more effective communicators and leaders. Every individual achievement helps the club win distinguished awards." While helping the club in achieving these accolades is important, Howard said members walk away from the program with far more important benefits. "The club prepares Airmen for Airman Leadership School and prepares noncommissioned officers for NCO academy," said Howard. "It also prepares them for future public speaking roles, briefings, questions from leadership, toasting at special events and the list continues. "I have learned to delegate, ask for help, organize, prioritize, how to inspire motivate and effectively communicate," she continued. "It has helped me as a supervisor, and I am truly grateful for the qualities I have taken from my Toastmasters experience." Bruce encouraged those who may not be interested to give the program a chance and reap its rewards. "Give Toastmasters a chance," said Bruce. "Anyone can join the wide spread organization that allows you to improve yourself." The Langley Toastmasters Club meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Community Commons. Members pay a registration fee of $20, and a monthly $6 membership fee. New members will receive project manuals to keep track of their success and a monthly Toastmasters magazine with tips and guidance for skill growth.


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District 66 Spring 2014 Conference Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA May 2-3, 2014

Charting the Course Whether you are seeking to become a professional speaker, motivational speaker, international leader, author, auctioneer, or simply improve your leadership and communication skills, there is something at this conference for you. Featuring 

Sharon Anita Hill, DTM, International Director

District 66 International Speech Contests

Double Header Keynote Speakers

Four Star Hotel Accommodations

Six Educational Sessions

Sunday Fun Day at Busch Gardens

Youth Leadership Program

Past District Governors Tribute

Youth Keynote Speaker

DTM Reception

District 66 Table Topics Contests

Silent and Live Auctions

Follow us Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the District YouTube Channel

An Easy Way to Keep Payment Records Club officers can now view a detailed receipt history in a user-friendly Excel spreadsheet. To use this easy record-keeping tool, log in to Club Central and enter your username and password. Next: •

Click the club name and number

Click Search Club Receipts

Enter the date range, click Export


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Meet the Speakers This year’s conference features double header dynamic keynote speakers. Both Tammy Miller and Sheryl Roush are Accredited Speakers of Toastmasters International Tammy Miller is in the business of changing lives! She is a Past International Director and Accredited Speaker of Toastmasters International and an international speaker, author, speech coach, and auctioneer. Tammy loves to help people achieve their goals in life and have fun along the way. Her speaking topics relate to Humor and Healing, Presentations Skills, Leadership, Business Etiquette and Motivation. She is the author of three books, The Lighter Side of Breast Cancer Recovery, about her personal experience with breast cancer, My Life is Just Speech Material, and So is Yours, and Pink Ribbon Stories: A Celebration of Life. Tammy is also a member of the National Speakers Association and the National Auctioneers Association. As a speech coach, she has helped leaders in education and business, political figures, and people from all walks of life become better communicators, including clients who are even heading for the moon – yes, the real moon! You can learn more about tammy at www.tammyspeaks.com. Sheryl Roush is an internationally top-rated professional trainer with over 35 years of expertise in communication, in public, in person and in print. She has presented over 3,000 workshops in 10 countries receiving highest ratings and standing ovations. Sheryl has presented on programs alongside Olivia NewtonJohn and Suze Orman, opened for Marie Osmond and closed for Geena Davis. Celebrating 27 years in Toastmasters, she is a Past District Governor, and is one of only 65 Toastmasters to have earned the elite Accredited Speaker designation for outstanding platform professionalism. Sheryl was honored with a Presidential Citation in 2009 for enhancing global communication and leadership. A professional speaker for 20+ years, she is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, and was selected by both the Los Angeles and San Diego Chapters as Member of the Year, and earned the Golden Microphone Award from the LA Chapter. Her 17 published books include: Sparkle-Tudes! ™, Heart of a Woman in Business, and Heart of a Toastmaster which released at our August International Convention. Sheryl is President/CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., and is the creator of the Speak And Market Like a Pro™ system, serving all levels of speakers and authors. SparklePresentations.com SherylRoush.com


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District Proxy Form District 66 Club Proxy Form District Council Meeting-May 3, 2014 Newport News Marriot at City Center 740 Town Center Drive Newport News, VA 23606 Must be submitted to Credentials Desk to obtain ballot(s) Club Name _____________________________________________________________Club No. __________________ Print Your Name______________________________________________________ Your Office ______________________ Print

President / VPE

Your Name______________________________________________________ Your Office ______________________ Print

President / VPE

If the club president and vice president education cannot attend the council meeting, you may designate a duly authorized proxy holder below to represent the club. (Must be an active member of the club): Name_________________________________________________ Proxy Holder’s Name Signature_______________________________________________

Your Office ____________________

Authorizing Officer

President or VPE

Date Authorized ____________________ Who can vote? Voting members are the club president and vice presidents education, or proxy holder, and the district executive committee: district governor, lieutenant governor education and training, lieutenant governor marketing, public relations officer, the district secretary, the district treasurer, the area governors and any division governors and immediate past district governor. Who can be a Proxy Holder? Either the club president or the vice president education of any club may designate, in writing, any active individual member of the club to act as a proxy for him or her at any district council meeting. If the president or vice president education does not attend the meeting and has not designated a fellow club member to act as his or her proxy holder, the officer or proxy holder in attendance casts two votes. The intent of this provision is to ensure that every club is represented by two votes. The proxy holder must present the proxy in paper form to the credentials desk. A proxy holder cannot transfer or assign a proxy to someone else.

Credentials Chair: John G. Harman, DTM. PDG 713 Gloria Drive Chesapeake, Virginia 23322 toastmasterjohn@netzero.com * Information found in the District Leadership Handbook, pp. 9, 82-84.


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District 66 Toastmasters Keynote Speakers PMI - CVC Chapter Project Management Institute—Central Virginia Chapter is considering starting up a Toastmasters Club. It’s no wonder as two of our District 66 members have recently been keynote speakers at their meetings. A Toastmasters club will afford PMI members an opportunity to earn a PDU (professional development unit) by attending the meetings. Sal Asad, DTM, PID and Region 7 Advisor, was invited to PMI-CVC as the keynote speaker at their January 2014 Dinner Meeting. His workshop: Conflict: Styles, Management and Resolution Conflicts are part of our normal day-to-day life. When conflicts arise we are troubled and pressured. Conflicts could occur within us and our families, at our professions and communities, and to a great extent certainly at the global level. We will find ourselves at a point in time during our lives be exercising one of the five major conflict styles: Competing, Collaborating, Compromising, Accommodating and Avoiding. Which conflict styles we choose to use is dependent on how high or low our personal goals and relationship to our opponents are. In his presentation / workshop combination, he explored these five styles of conflict as well as principles of conflict management and resolution.

Wade Randolph, CEO of Randolph Unlimited, Inc., was invited as the keynote speaker to the PMI March 2014 Region 5 Leadership Institute Meeting (PMI-LIM). His workshop: Raise the Bar What does it take to stimulate the growth of your chapter, increase member participation and provide a higher level of leadership? In this session learn how to: • Increase membership within your chapter • Overcome the three primary reasons that leadership fails • Enhance your communication skills • Decrease stress and develop balance in your life • Improve your professional performance


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AWARDS Almost Distinguished (Awaiting April Renewals Processing – as of March 20, 2014) Goals

8

7

6

5

Div

Area

Club

Base

Mbrs

A

13

Blue Ridge Club

1514

31

33

D

43

Voices Of Williamsburg Club

3386

31

37

E

51

Virginia Beach Club

3267

37

38

A

13

Harrisonburg Toastmasters Club

787701

28

26

B

22

Richmond Club

1397

40

49

B

24

Beyond Toastmasters Club

5869

8

15

D

43

Oyster Point Speakers Toastmasters Club

2220

21

22

D

43

Cyd Thorp Poquoson Club

9038

16

12

D

46

AmeriToasters

1316509

37

33

E

52

Ocean View Three Letter Toastmasters Club

3431

20

10

A

16

Roanoke Club

1011

23

29

B

23

SPBC Toastmasters

649145

21

14

B

24

James River

1098578

22

22

B

26

Innsbrook Toastmasters

5688

20

23

B

26

Lovers of Language

1215395

13

13

C

32

Midtown Toastmasters Club

3167

13

15

C

35

Positive Speakers

1529155

18

24

D

44

Com-Unity Speakers Toastmasters Club

5037

11

14

D

45

Langley Toastmasters Club

608355

23

17

D

46

Ready Set Speak

1537421

20

25

E

52

Words of Knowledge

1558821

7

10

A

14

The Best Part Toastmasters Club

595720

22

26

B

23

St. James Platinum Speakers Club

1961

20

14

C

32

Motivating With Voices

1674369

26

34

C

33

Chesterfield Toastmasters Club

5790

26

29

C

34

Very Articulate Master Communicators

855854

18

19

C

35

Motivators Toastmasters Club

3282

20

12

D

42

Toast of the Town

981604

18

21

D

42

Suffolk Complex Toastmasters Club

1180940

20

19

D

44

Media Voices

1951732

30

23

D

45

Peninsula Toastmasters Club

2619

26

23

E E

51 55

Pleasant Grove Articulators Club Titan Mix Masters

6956 1117227

25 26

26 27


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Seven Officers Trained Division

B

C

Area

Club Name

Club #

23

SPBC Toastmasters

649145

24

Beyond Toastmasters

5869

26

Lovers of Language Toastmasters

1215395

34

DuPont Toastmasters

1038726

Toast of the Town Toastmasters

981604

Western Branch Toastmasters Club

771

43

Cyd Thorp Poquoson Club

9038

46

Ready Set Speak Toastmasters

1537421

52

Words of Knowledge Toastmasters

1558821

53

City of Norfolk Toastmasters

6822

54

Uptown Voices Toastmasters

5746

55

Berkley's Confident Communicators

1827442

42

D

E

Moments of Truth Level 1 The following clubs have completed the Moments of Truth module and submitted their club assessments for Level 1 recognition. 

DuPont Toastmasters 1038726

Gold Standards Toastmasters 1188255

Harrisonburg Toastmasters 787701

Lovers of Language Toastmasters 1215395

Ready, Set, Speak Toastmasters 1537421

Toast of the Town Toastmasters 981604

Level 2 The following clubs have completed Level 1 recognition and also gained three educational awards to meet the requirements for Level 2 recognition. 

Gold Standards Toastmasters 1188255

Level 3 The following clubs have completed Level 2 recognition and also gained five new members after executing the module to meet the requirements for Level 3 recognition. 

Gold Standards Toastmasters 1188255


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Communication and Leadership Awards (As of March 20, 2014)

Triple Crowns Area

Member

Awards

Club

D43

Frank, Madeline

6 CC, ACB, ACS, ACG, CL ALB

Cyd Thorp Poquoson

9038

B26

Von Bank, Michael

5 CC, ACG, CL, ALB, LDREXC

Lovers of Language

1215395

B24

Carlton, Floyd P.

3 ACB, CL, ALB

Beyond Toastmasters

5869

C32

Elliot Eddie

3 ACB, CL, ALB

Midtown Toastmasters

3167

E52

Harry Harman

3 CC, CL, ALB

Ocean View 3 letter

3431

A13

Jeffries, Howard Scott

3 CC, CL, ALB

Harrisonburg Toastmasters

787701

B23

Taylor, Florence J.

3 LDREXC, ALS, DTM

St. James Platinum Speakers

1961

Division A

(58 awards)

Area

Member

Award

Club

Club

11

Baumgartner, Scott Ryan

CC

AREVA Lynchburg Toastmasters

2022841

11

Bruschi, Laura N

CL

AREVA Lynchburg Toastmasters

2022841

11

Cox, Amy Y

CC

Genworth Toastmasters Club

926

11

Garland, Karen D

ACB

Genworth Toastmasters Club

926

11

Helm, Jill A

CC

Chamber Voices Toastmasters Club

389

11

Hovey, Laurel D.

CC

Chamber Voices Toastmasters Club

389

11

Hovey, Laurel D.

CL

Chamber Voices Toastmasters Club

389

11

Miller, Andrea L

CC

Genworth Toastmasters Club

926

11

Novell, Andrew D

ALB

Chamber Voices Toastmasters Club

389

12

Dupuis, Amy

CL

Valley Easy Speakers

620

12

Olteanu Roberts, Denisa A.

CC

Blacksburg Club

3351

12

Owens, Patrick D.

CL

Christiansburg Club

3715

12

Reynolds, Kathy M

ACB

Valley Easy Speakers

620

13

Aust, Richard

ACS

Piney Mountain Club

7324

13

Brown, Megan P

CC

Blue Ridge Club

1514

13

Brubaker, Daryl Mark

ALB

Harrisonburg Toastmasters Club

787701

13

Bulls, Dwayne

CL

Blue Ridge Club

1514

13

Copper, Patricia F.

CC

Harrisonburg Toastmasters Club

787701

13

Copper, Patricia F.

CL

Augusta Toastmasters

3395261

13

Crank, Linda F.

CL

Gold Standard

1188255

13

Crank, Linda F.

ALB

Gold Standard

1188255

13

Finch, Danielle E.

CC

Piney Mountain Club

7324

13

Jeffries, Howard Scott

CC

Harrisonburg Toastmasters Club

787701

13

Jeffries, Howard Scott

CL

Harrisonburg Toastmasters Club

787701

13

Jeffries, Howard Scott

ALB

Harrisonburg Toastmasters Club

787701


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Area

Member

Award

Club

Club

13

Killmeyer, Rebecca L.

CC

Gold Standard

1188255

13

Killmeyer, Rebecca L.

ALB

Gold Standard

1188255

13

Larson, Joshua John

CL

Harrisonburg Toastmasters Club

787701

13

Larson, Joshua John

ALB

Harrisonburg Toastmasters Club

787701

13

Lau, Sabrina H

CC

Blue Ridge Club

1514

13

Mallory, Ronald S

CL

Blue Ridge Club

1514

13

Mallory, Ronald S

CC

Blue Ridge Club

1514

13

Marshman, Frank

CC

Harrisonburg Toastmasters Club

787701

13

Mellen, Garnett

CC

Vinegar Hill Toastmasters Club

7537

13

Montie, Dominick T

ALB

Blue Ridge Club

1514

13

Roddy, Marty

CL

Blue Ridge Club

1514

13

Roddy, Marty

ALB

Blue Ridge Club

1514

13

Sykes, John M

CC

Toastburners Toastmasters Club

6915

13

Trinh, Long D

CC

Blue Ridge Club

1514

13

Vey, Kristine C.

CC

Blue Ridge Club

1514

13

Vey, Kristine C.

CL

Blue Ridge Club

1514

13

Williams, James A.

CC

Harrisonburg Toastmasters Club

787701

14

Banerjee, Shreya

CC

GE Salem Toastmasters

2675

14

Jones, Joanne Paris

ALB

The Best Part Toastmasters Club

595720

14

Karaffa, John Michael

ALB

GE Salem Toastmasters

2675

14

Mrva, Laurie A

CC

Talk-Of-The-Town Club

8976

14

Shank, Allison

CC

The Best Part Toastmasters Club

595720

14

Spafford, Laura

ACB

Talk-Of-The-Town Club

8976

14

Teh, Joseph

CC

GE Salem Toastmasters

2675

14

Tenga, Ryan R

CC

GE Salem Toastmasters

2675

16

Centers, Wanda D

CC

NS Star Toasters

1229358

16

Ely, Matthew F.

CL

Roanoke Club

1011

16

Fritts, Kerry E

CL

NS Star Toasters

1229358

16

Jacoby, Kathie S

CL

Roanoke Club

1011

16

Miles, Kathleen B

CC

Franklin County Toastmasters Club

3822

16

Olinger, Kirk

CC

Carilion Clinic Toastmasters

2257779

16

Schilke, Jennifer L

CC

NS Star Toasters

1229358

16

Scott, Karen

CL

Franklin County Toastmasters Club

3822

Division B

(47 awards)

Area

Member

Award

Club

Club

22

Absher, Laura Dianne

CL

Southernly Stated

1141952

22

Basinet, Kevin J.

CC

Southernly Stated

1141952

22

Clark, Jerry M.

ALB

Richmond Club

1397

22

Jensen, Annette K.

CC

Richmond Club

1397

22

Jensen, Annette K.

ALB

Richmond Club

1397

22

Maxwell, Lois W.

CC

Richmond Club

1397

23

Allen, Edna

ALB

SPBC Toastmasters

649145

23

Freeman, Paula M

CC

SPBC Toastmasters

649145


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Area

Member

Award

Club

Club

23

Hunley, Reanetta

CC

SPBC Toastmasters

649145

23

Jones, Gregory Dean

ACB

SPBC Toastmasters

649145

23

Kennedy, Linda S.

ACS

SPBC Toastmasters

649145

23

Matthews, Kimberly A

CC

SPBC Toastmasters

649145

23

Taylor, Florence J.

LDREXC

St. James Platinum Speakers Club

1961

23

Taylor, Florence J.

ALS

St. James Platinum Speakers Club

1961

23

Taylor, Florence J.

DTM

St. James Platinum Speakers Club

1961

24

Blackward, Stacey

CC

James River

1098578

24

Blowers, James V.

CC

Beyond Toastmasters Club

5869

24

Carlton, Floyd P.

ACB

Beyond Toastmasters Club

5869

24

Carlton, Floyd P.

CL

Beyond Toastmasters Club

5869

24

Carlton, Floyd P.

ALB

Beyond Toastmasters Club

5869

24

Johnson, Crystal

CL

James River

1098578

24

Jones, Alicia H.

CC

The Dominators

1301596

24

Mitchell, Josh C

CL

James River

1098578

24

Potter, Lucas

CC

VCU Toastmasters

9134

24

Quinlan, Casey

CC

Beyond Toastmasters Club

5869

24

Stevens, Martha

CC

Beyond Toastmasters Club

5869

25

Lowry, Janet T.

CL

Azalea Toastmasters Club

1010907

25

Pace, Valerie L.

ACS

Azalea Toastmasters Club

1010907

25

Randolph, Robert

ACS

Testifying Toastmasters

1426147

26

Harmon, Steve

CC

Innsbrook Toastmasters

5688

26

Powell, Kim H.

ALB

Lovers of Language

1215395

26

Robinson, Mark Alexander

ACB

Lovers of Language

1215395

26

Villa, Margarita M.

CC

Dominion Innsbrook Toastmasters

1377996

26

Wen, Scott

CC

Innsbrook Toastmasters

5688

26

Wiseman, Militza

CL

Lovers of Language

1215395

26

Wiseman, Militza

CC

Lovers of Language

1215395

26

Wroniesicz, Camellia H.

ACB

Innsbrook Toastmasters

5688

27

Boitnott, Kitty J.

CC

Step to Success

1063172

27

Brown, Sharon

CL

Bon Air Toastmasters

940584

27

Hoar, Melissa G

CC

Power Lunch Expressions

1024785

27

Hubble, Alison

CL

Bon Air Toastmasters

940584

27

Hubble, Alison

ALB

Bon Air Toastmasters

940584

27

Von Bank, Michael

ACG

Bon Air Toastmasters

940584

27

Von Bank, Michael

LDREXC

Bon Air Toastmasters

940584

27

Von Bank, Michael

CL

Bon Air Toastmasters

940584

27

Von Bank, Michael

CC

Bon Air Toastmasters

940584

27

Von Bank, Michael

ALB

Bon Air Toastmasters

940584


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(35 awards)

Area

Member

Award

Club

Club

31

Strine, Anne E

CC

Tunnel Talkers, An Altria Group, Inc. Club

9202

32

Arnold, Lloyd B

CL

SpeakDOT Toastmasters Club

9425

32

Arnold, Lloyd B

ACB

SpeakDOT Toastmasters Club

9425

32

Bowles, Cheryl L

ALB

Richmond FedMasters Club

243

32

Eddie, Elliott

ACB

Midtown Toastmasters Club

3167

32

Eddie, Elliott

CL

Midtown Toastmasters Club

3167

32

Eddie, Elliott

ALB

Midtown Toastmasters Club

3167

32

Eddie, Pamela Gholson

CC

Motivating With Voices

1674369

32

Venable, Jennifer C.

CC

Motivating With Voices

1674369

32

Vercoe, Elizabeth Ashley

CC

Motivating With Voices

1674369

33

Alexander, Andrew S

CC

Chesterfield Toastmasters Club

5790

33

Davis, Jacquelyn K.

ALB

Correctionally Speaking Club

857247

33

Ford, Cheri L.

CC

Voices of Confidence Club

679461

33

Godwin, Nicki W.

CC

Chesterfield Toastmasters Club

5790

33

Katovsich, Tom L.

CC

Voices of Confidence Club

679461

33

Maloney, Mark J.

ACB

Chesterfield Toastmasters Club

5790

34

Adams, Letisha

ALB

DuPont Toastmasters

1038726

34

Adams, Letisha

LDREXC

DuPont Toastmasters

1038726

34

Lee, Benita M.

CC

Very Articulate Master Communicators

855854

34

Moser, James

CC

Very Articulate Master Communicators

855854

34

Norkus, Sarah

ACS

Tricity Toastmasters Club

8662

34

Roach-Serry, Thelma R.

ACG

Very Articulate Master Communicators

855854

34

Ross, Beverly E

ACB

Very Articulate Master Communicators

855854

35

Allen, Atonja S.

CL

Positive Speakers

1529155

35

Corbett, Lisa M.

ALS

Motivators Toastmasters Club

3282

35

Eget, Lisa L.

ALS

Motivators Toastmasters Club

3282

35

Eget, Lisa L.

DTM

Motivators Toastmasters Club

3282

35

Kelly, Becky

CL

Motivators Toastmasters Club

3282

35

Kelly, Becky

CC

Motivators Toastmasters Club

3282

35

Kennedy, Linda S.

CC

Faith Talk Club

3648

35

Kitchen, John W.

CC

Positive Speakers

1529155

35

Lewis, Lynn B.

CC

Motivators Toastmasters Club

3282

35

Locke, Patricia A.

CL

Positive Speakers

1529155


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(52 awards)

Area

Member

Award

Club

Club

42

Corday, Shana Leigh

DTM

Western Branch Toastmasters Club

771

42

Corday, Shana Leigh

ALS

Western Branch Toastmasters Club

771

42

Gregory, William H.

ALB

Suffolk Complex Toastmasters Club

1180940

42

Grom, Amy M.

ALB

Suffolk Complex Toastmasters Club

1180940

42

Jackson, Jacqueline F.

CC

Toast of the Town

981604

42

Jackson, Jacqueline F.

CL

Toast of the Town

981604

42

Mastrullo, Denise

CC

Toast of the Town

981604

42

Thompson, Carolyn C

CC

Western Branch Toastmasters Club

771

42

Washington, Robert S.

CL

Suffolk Complex Toastmasters Club

1180940

43

Arora, Sumit

CL

Oyster Point Speakers Toastmasters Club

2220

43

Dewitt, Tony

ACB

Voices Of Williamsburg Club

3386

43

Frank, Madeline

CL

Cyd Thorp Poquoson Club

9038

43

Frank, Madeline

CC

Cyd Thorp Poquoson Club

9038

43

Frank, Madeline

ALB

Cyd Thorp Poquoson Club

9038

43

Frank, Madeline

ACB

Cyd Thorp Poquoson Club

9038

43

Frank, Madeline

ACS

Cyd Thorp Poquoson Club

9038

43

Frank, Madeline

ACG

Cyd Thorp Poquoson Club

9038

43

Grossman, Bernard

ACB

Voices Of Williamsburg Club

3386

43

Hertzler, Alice M.

CL

Voices Of Williamsburg Club

3386

43

Krenn, Janet Ann

ACB

Oyster Point Speakers Toastmasters Club

2220

43

Krenn, Janet Ann

ALB

Oyster Point Speakers Toastmasters Club

2220

43

Lewis, Naomi Theresa

CC

Oyster Point Speakers Toastmasters Club

2220

43

McQuade, Patrick J

ACB

Voices Of Williamsburg Club

3386

43

Scherer, David

CC

Voices Of Williamsburg Club

3386

43

Swain, Charles B.

CC

Voices Of Williamsburg Club

3386

43

Voltaire, Amy E

CC

Cyd Thorp Poquoson Club

9038

44

Blackman, Tanisha Nikki

CC

Liberty Speaks

2363194

44

Boyd, James R

ACB

CBN/Regent Toastmasters Club

7013

44

Burden, Donna W

CC

CBN/Regent Toastmasters Club

7013

44

Custis, Monica M.

CL

Com-Unity Speakers Toastmasters Club

5037

44

Edmonson, David Wright

ACS

Tidewater Advanced Toastmasters Club

3151028

44

Gore, Telisa A.

CL

Media Voices

1951732

44

Hampton, Amanda O.

CL

Media Voices

1951732

44

Lestik, Jared B.

CC

Media Voices

1951732

44

Linney, Erica R.

CC

Com-Unity Speakers Toastmasters Club

5037

44

Parker, Christine E

CC

Com-Unity Speakers Toastmasters Club

5037

44

Ryan, Trudy Lynn

CL

Media Voices

1951732

44

Smith, Qunedas Ebnie

CC

Liberty Speaks

2363194

44

Vincent, Robert August

CC

Com-Unity Speakers Toastmasters Club

5037

44

Wright, Lori Kaas

CL

Com-Unity Speakers Toastmasters Club

5037


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Area

Member

Award

Club

Club

45

Contreras-Sanchez, Leandro

CL

Langley Toastmasters Club

608355

45

Stevens, Craig E.

ACS

Langley Toastmasters Club

608355

45

Stevens, Craig E.

CL

Langley Toastmasters Club

608355

45

Thomas, Randy R

CL

Peninsula Toastmasters Club

2619

45

Thornton, Virgil G.

CC

Peninsula Toastmasters Club

2619

46

Curtis, Andrew William

CC

AmeriToasters

1316509

46

Diver, Briana Carroll

CL

Chubb Masters Club

8089

46

Jenkins, Helen M

CC

AmeriToasters

1316509

46

Macenka, Loretta

CL

Ready Set Speak

1537421

46

Naff, Elizabeth A

CL

AmeriToasters

1316509

46

Naff, Elizabeth A

ALB

AmeriToasters

1316509

46

Pinto, Sharon Davis

CL

Ready Set Speak

1537421

Division E

(40 awards)

Area

Member

Award

Club

Club

51

Clark, Russ M.

CC

Pleasant Grove Articulators Club

6956

51

Curtis, R. Vernelle

LDREXC

Pleasant Grove Articulators Club

6956

51

Hale, Jason

CL

Pleasant Grove Articulators Club

6956

51

Lee, Maxie

ALB

Virginia Beach Club

3267

51

Lee, Maxie

ACB

Virginia Beach Club

3267

51

Moyer, Pete G.

CC

Virginia Beach Club

3267

51

Neal, Perry

CC

Virginia Beach Club

3267

51

Neal, Perry

CL

Virginia Beach Club

3267

51

Scott, Joseph Owen

ACS

City of Virginia Beach Club

5099

51

Scott, Joseph Owen

LDREXC

Pleasant Grove Articulators Club

6956

52

Bond, Ordean Wynn

ACG

Southside Verizon Toastmasters Club

916942

52

Deloatch, Deanna L.

ACB

Ocean View Three Letter Toastmasters Club

3431

52

Harman, Harry Edward

ALB

Ocean View Three Letter Toastmasters Club

3431

52

Harman, Harry Edward

CL

Ocean View Three Letter Toastmasters Club

3431

52

Harman, Harry Edward

CC

Ocean View Three Letter Toastmasters Club

3431

52

McCaulley, Gregory A.

CL

Ocean View Three Letter Toastmasters Club

3431

52

McCaulley, Gregory A.

CC

Ocean View Three Letter Toastmasters Club

3431

52

Morgan, Andrea C.

ACB

Words of Knowledge

1558821

52

Powers, Robert Bruce

ACB

Ocean View Three Letter Toastmasters Club

3431

52

Saffold, Jerry G

CC

Southside Verizon Toastmasters Club

916942

52

Saffold, Jerry G

CL

Southside Verizon Toastmasters Club

916942

52

Smith-Allen, Crystaljean T.

LDREXC

Words of Knowledge

1558821

52

Wilson, Shaun Q.

CL

Words of Knowledge

1558821

52

Wilson, Shaun Q.

LDREXC

Words of Knowledge

1558821

52

Wilson, Stacy M.

ACB

Words of Knowledge

1558821

52

Wilson, Stacy M.

ALS

Words of Knowledge

1558821


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April 2014, Volume 39, Issue 1

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(40 awards)

Area

Member

Award

Club

Club

53

Haugan, Kathryn A.

CC

Toasters on Track

1108261

53

Jefferson, Bryant C.

CC

The Garden Speaks

2823338

53

White, Mary F.

CC

City of Norfolk Toastmasters

6822

53

White, Mary F.

CL

City of Norfolk Toastmasters

6822

54

Green, Darlene

ACB

Bayside Speakers Toastmasters Club

9841

54

Kirkwood, Laura

CC

Speak Easys Club

960968

54

Onayemi, Oladele

CC

Bayside Speakers Toastmasters Club

9841

54

Vaughn, Dianne M.

CC

Speak Easys Club

960968

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Toastmasters International is pleased to confirm that the 2014 International Convention will be held August 20-23, 2014, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) will host what is expected to be our largest convention to date. We anticipate that the KLCC will provide us a beautiful, pleasant and secure meeting venue. You don't want to miss this truly global experience. Attendees will hear world-class speakers, network with likeminded people, elect International Officers and Directors, and enjoy the spectacular World Championship of Public Speaking. Register now and experience the excitement of this milestone event with thousands of Toastmasters from around the world. To learn more, visit www.toastmasters.org/convention for travel information, a schedule of events and much more. Updates to the program, speakers and venue will be posted as they become available, so please check back often. We hope to see you there! Daniel Rex Chief Executive Officer Toastmasters International www.toastmasters.org


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A Job Well Done! District 66 join me in saying “A Job Well Done!” to several District officers.

Quarter 1

Quarter 3

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Division D

Division B

Charles Gates, Division Governor

Kim Powell, Division Governor

Division Governor of the Quarter

Division Governor of the Quarter

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Area Governor 46

Area Governor 23

Maxie Lee, Area Governor

Joyce Puller, Area Governor

Area Governor of the Quarter

Area Governor of the Quarter

Quarter 2

Quarter 4

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Division C

Division B

Chanda D Bass, Division Governor

Kim Powell, Division Governor

Division Governor of the Quarter

Division Governor of the Quarter

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Area Governor 32

Area Governor 22

Arnold Lloyd, Area Governor

Annette Jensen, Area Governor

Area Governor of the Quarter

Area Governor of the Quarter

Dealing With A Distracted Audience (continued) Be the Guide A few years ago I attended a speech by someone involved in education reform. What I remember was a phrase she used: “The teacher needs to become less of the sage on the stage and more of the guide on the side.” Braithwaite reinforces that idea, saying a relaxed speaking environment is more productive and enjoyable for the audience. “When I was in school, you got in trouble if you did anything but face forward and look at the teacher,” she says, “and that’s just ridiculous. It’s not human.” For speakers, too, it is best to relax and not judge the appearance of an audience — or more precisely, the appearance of electronic devices in an audience. When you speak to a group of people, it is about making a connection and giving the audience something tangible to take away. You can find a connection, even amid the clattering of laptops and flashes of iPhone screens.


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Welcome New Clubs! Division D

Area 44

Club Charter_Date Name 3374356 7/26/2013 SUNN Speakers

Location Newport News

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13

3395261

12/12/2013 Augusta Toastmasters

Staunton

E

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10/11/2013 HROle Models

Norfolk

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10/10/2013 Main Street Motivators Toastmasters Club

Richmond

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25

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3689390

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1/7/2014 RVA Citizens Speaks 1/22/2014 UMFS Toastmasters 3/3/2014 St. Michael Toastmasters

Glen Allen Richmond Glen Allen

Banner Ceremony—Main Street Motivators

25th Meeting Ceremony—TCS Expressions - Richmond

In Memoriam We acknowledge the passing of long time Toastmaster friend, Moses Stevens. We will miss him!!

Moses Stevens, a resident of Goodview, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014. He loved his family, his friends, his country, and life. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps (1953-1957). Ambulance driver, registered nurse, realtor, amateur magician, and Distinguished Toastmaster were among his accomplishments. Rest in peace. SEMPER FIDELIS.


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Contact Us District Leadership District Governor

Andrea Morgan

DG@District66.org

Lt Governor of Education & Training

Mary White

LGET@District66.org

Lt Governor of Marketing

Regie Ford

LGM@District66.org

Secretary

Jennifer Stewart

Secretary@District66.org

Public Relations Officer

Vincent Lieu

PRO@District66.org

Treasurer

Phil Havartine

Treasurer@District66.org

Division A Governor

Joanne P. Jones

divgova@district66.org

Division B Governor

Kim Powell

divgovb@district66.org

Division C Governor

Chanda Bass

divgovc@district66.org

Division D Governor

Charles Gates

divdgov@yahoo.com

Division E Governor

Shirley Tyree

divgove@district66.org

Retention Chair

Alfreda Page-Garner

Retention@District66.org

Extension Chair

Linda Kennedy

Extension@District66.org

Dominion Traveler Editor

Kathy Reynolds

Newsletter@District66.org

Webmaster

Vincent Lieu

Webmaster@District66.org

Regional Leadership (Region VII International Directors) Region VII International Director

Sharon Anita Hill, DTM

Region VII Region Advisor

Sal Asad, DTM, PID

Region VII Past International Director

Viki Kinsman, DTM

Region VII Webmaster

Mike Schultz, DTM

More mail options available on regional website. Region7TM.com/Contact.htm

Help Is Available Lt. Gov. of Marketing…………………….Mary White, DTM LGM@District66.org Extension Chair…………………..…..Linda Kennedy, DTM Extension@District66.org Retention Chair………………..Alfreda Page-Garner, DTM Retention@District66.org Moments of Truth Chair……………Michelle Lewis, DTM Open House Chair……………………Jennifer Asante, DTM Speechcraft Chair………………………Terri Smith, ACB, CL Build a Club Web Site ....................................... http://buildmembership.weebly.com http://www.toastmastersclubs.org

Membership Building Online Resources………………….. www.toastmasters.org/ Members/MembershipBuilding.aspx Marketing Resources ........................................ www.toastmasters.org/ Members/MembershipBuilding/ MarketingResources.aspx Virtual Branding Portal……..www.toastmasters.org/vbp Club Experience Video ..................................... www.youtube.com/watch?v=WStG9TnG0Gw&feature= g-user-u Membership Applications .............................. www.toastmasters.org/ Members/MembershipBuilding/ MembershipApplications.aspx


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District 66 Governor Mary White, DTM Mary White is a distinguished toastmaster and a charter member of the City of Norfolk Toastmasters Club 6822. She has served in every club office except Treasurer. Service continued on to serve the District two terms as Area Governor, two terms as District Secretary, two terms as the District’s Dominion Traveler Newsletter Editor and as Lieutenant Governor Marketing. She currently serves as the District’s Lieutenant Governor of Education and Training (LGET). Her career in technology has spanned 35 years. Initially she contracted to the Army and Navy to provide automated solutions. For the past 30 years, she has been employed by the City of Norfolk, Virginia’s Department of Communications and Technology. Responsibilities included application development, supervising process automation and as a business analyst for the Departments Enterprise Solutions Bureau. Mary expanded her service to the City as a workshop facilitator. Her training curriculum included Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits for Highly Effective People and Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership. She believes heavily in the community, and extends her service to assisting citizens in providing actionable input to City Government. This Norfolk native is a wife and mother of three sons and a daughter, ages 15 to 28. In her “spare” time, Mary is an instructor for various non-profit organizations on the topics of team building, facilitation skills and public speaking.

Lieutenant Governor Education and Training Regie Ford, ACS, ALB Regie Ford willfully promotes Toastmasters as a must. You are judged within the first 8 seconds of meeting someone and you are further judged on your communication or lack thereof. In other words the words that you utter and how you string them together is perceived to be linked to your intellect. Regie served as the President of the West End TM, and the President of the James River Toastmasters club. He also served as an Area Governor of Area 24, and Division B’s Governor. He is now part of the trio as the Lieutenant Governor Marketing. Regie is a proud member of The James River TM and has been active in TM since 2008. and he undeniably, unequivocally and emphatically says the leadership track in TM has opened many doors and given him opportunities that he could not have imagined. He speaks frequently in the community. He has developed a training program that will help you discover your net worth. Support through belief, Strength through words and Sustainability through precepts—the three S’s to find you.


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Lieutenant Governor Marketing Charles Gates Charles S. Gates, joined Western Branch Toastmasters Club #771, in 2007. He knew from day one, that this organization was for him. The friendly environment, the warm-natured members and the learn-as-you-go atmosphere, were a perfect fit. As a community activist, he is given the opportunity to present to different types of audiences. Through the different manual projects and leadership roles within the club, he has gained the confidence to excel to the next level. During his tenure as Area Governor, he realized that many members were not being "pushed" to do their absolute best. It was then that he made a commitment to implement his STRETCH philosophy. See no boundaries. Teach what you know. Reach for the stars. Energize others. Be a Traveling toastmaster. Challenge yourself and others and Have fun. Leadership expert, Simon Sinek, recently expressed in a TED talk, that "people don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it." Charles' goal is not to inspire everyone. Only those who believe what he does. And that's Toastmasters. As District 66 Lieutenant Governor Marketing, his ambition is to continue what his predecessors have already begun. That is, to spread the Toastmaster message near and far, realize the vision of the incoming District Governor, to ensure each division is equipped with the necessary tools needed for success and to be a team player, giving 110% effort to the organization, it's clubs and it's members.

Division Governor A Melvin D. Carter, Jr., ACS, ALB Melvin joined Blue Ridge Club in June 9, 2009. He has served as VPM and President and has been successful in consecutive Presidential Distinguished Club status. The success still continues! He has moved on to serve as Area 13 Governor 2012-2013 and will complete this term with Select Distinguished Area. My professional goals are to have fun and leave legacy of leaders and leader growers through my seminar company by teaching financial literacy and Tort laws to young people and the young at heart. Why Toastmasters? It is a community of people with ideas of becoming better people! Toastmasters has given me clarity on my communication and has given me the opportunity to inspire others. It’s the best win-win situation for leaders!

Division Governor B Keith Hicks Keith joined James River in the spring of 2010. He immediately utilized his leadership skills to secure an officers role of Sergeant of Arms. As Sergeant-of-Arms, James River Toastmasters always started on time and ended on time. Keith’s motto was and still is that every day is an interview and you should give every task or assignment the best you have. Keith volunteered and served in all capacities of the Toastmaster meeting. He believes in jumping in and helping out whenever the need exists. Keith’s unselfishness and relentless pursuit for growth did not stop there. Keith accepted the role of Division B, Area 27 Governor, under the direction of Kim Powell, the Division B Governor. Keith believes that leadership is a characteristic that flows from within and cannot be force fed. Keith is married with two children ages 18 and 13. He is a native of Richmond, Virginia and is involved in several non-profit and civic organizations that focus on, education, economic empowerment, and personal self-improvement. Keith welcomes the challenge and role of becoming the next Division B Governor and will continue to drive his core beliefs that hard work, perseverance and goal setting will prepare you for any of life’s challenges.


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Division Governor B Annette Jensen, CC, ALB Annette Jensen is a member of Richmond Club, charter member of St. Michael Toastmaster Club and currently serving as Area 22 Governor. Since joining Toastmasters in the fall of 2009, she has served as VP Membership, VP Education and President of the Richmond Club. Serving this year as Area 22 Governor has been a phenomenal experience utilizing what Toastmasters teaches and building strong networking relationships. As liaison between Division B and each of the six area clubs, she has gained an appreciation and embraced how effectively each club is unique and yet still supports the foundation of what makes the Toastmasters program successful. Annette affectionately compares serving as a leader in Toastmasters to the years she served in Cub Scout leadership roles; “It’s just an hour of your time each week!” While the commitment to serve as a leader does take more time, it’s time well spent and the reward is in seeing others grow to be more effective leaders. She welcomes the opportunity to be considered for the role of Division B Governor for the term 2014-2015.

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Mark founded a corporate club at his own workplace, and an advanced evaluation club in the community; both are alive and thriving several years later. He has served in every club officer position, organized area and division contests, trained at leadership institutes, and participated in several mentoring programs. His goals and objectives as Division Governor can best be remembered by the first three letters of his name, MAR: • Motivate: get clubs to go beyond the club boundaries by publicizing club and district events online so that Division B club members can network with each other. • Accelerate: drawing upon experience, start an Advanced Toastmasters club in Division B having advanced speakers and constructive evaluations. • Retain: publicize the most successful clubs and have them share their best practices as encouragement and examples to the entire Division.

Division Governor B

Mark lives and works in Glen Allen (Innsbrook) as a quality improvement leader. His fiancee, Tiffany Green, has been a member of Toastmasters almost since they first met in the spring of 2010. In addition to Toastmasters, Mark is a member of a local project management chapter. He enjoys volunteering, trying new restaurants, and going on movie double dates with friends.

Mark A. Robinson, ACB, ALS Mark A. Robinson is a member of the Lovers of Language Toastmaster Club, the Power Lunch Expressions Club, and the Step to Success Toastmaster Club.

His core values of growth through service, and achieving synergy by sharing the best ideas between us is what drives Mark to request your consideration as your 2014-2015 Division B Governor.

In his time with Toastmasters, Mark has completed two member sponsorship awards and ten educational awards. He has held several offices at the District level: Area 25 Governor for District 66 (present); Area 1 Governor for District 30 in Illinois, achieving the Presidents Distinguished Area award in 2009-2010; District 30 Secretary, 2010-2011; Chair of the Club Alignment Committee, 20102011; and District 30 PRO 2011-2012 briefly before moving to District 66. Mark is inspired by making the world a better place and by growth through service. His first Toastmaster speech, the Icebreaker, was titled "Serve and Grow." He is passionate about building leaders and “crowdsourcing”—gathering the best ideas from all to share with everyone.


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Division Governor C Kuzhalmozhi Sundar “Curel” ACS,ALS I am Kuzhalmozhi Sundar, known as Curel. I have been with Toastmasters since 2004. I am the charter member of First Choice Toastmasters (FCTM) with Chesterfield County. Not being a native English speaker, I joined Toastmasters to improve my communication style and later evolved into improving my leadership skills. Over the years have held many different officers positions couple of terms with FCTM. I have served as secretary, SAA, VP-Education and President. I served as an Area 35 Governor in 2011-2012. I have mentored a club, been a trainer in SLI and WLI, and was the Contest Chair in 2012 Spring Conference. I am very passionate about Toastmasters and want to give back to the organization what I have learned or experienced. I enjoy working as an Information Manger and GIS Analyst (Geographical Information System) for Planning Department. Outside of work, I volunteer to teach Tamil (an Indian language) for kids, I love to travel, enjoy being with friends and family and take care of my 8 year old son.

Division Governor D Teressa Gordon, DTM Teressa Gordon is a charter member of Southside Verizon Toastmasters and is currently serving as the Sgt. at Arms. She has served in every official role in her local club since joining in 2006. She is past Area Governor and served faithfully as the District book store chairperson for several years. Teressa embraces her love for public speaking and was selected as Southside Verizon Toastmaster of the Year for 2007-08; 2009-10 and 2012-13. She retired from Verizon Communications in 2006 after 25 years of dedicated service. Teressa Gordon uses her Toastmasters training to speak with confidence and mentor leaders. “I am a passionate leader, dedicated to the success of the District leaders and its members. I am honored to serve as the 2014-2015 Division D Governor.”


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Division Governor E Jane Carter, ACB, ALB Jane Carter has been a member of Virginia Beach Human Services Toastmasters 2674 since 2007. She has held the following club offices: Secretary, VP Membership, President, and is currently VPEducation for Club 2674. Jane has successfully completed her CC, CL, ALB, and ACB. She is presently working to complete her ALS and ACS. Jane has served as Area Governor for Division D/Area 46. She recently completed serving as Club Coach for the new club USAA Speaking Eagles in Norfolk, VA. Jane is a native of Southwest Virginia. She lived for about 20 years in the Detroit, Michigan area. Jane moved back to Virginia in 1994. She is the mother of one daughter who is a Reading Specialist with Norfolk Public Schools and grandmother to one grandson and one granddaughter. Jane is currently employed with the City of Virginia Beach, Department of Human Services, Adult & Family Services / Social Services Unit, as a Family Services Assistant. She has been employed with the City of Virginia Beach for the past seven and one-half years. Jane has worked in human services/social work for over 25 years. Jane describes her participation in Toastmasters as “the best opportunity ever to increase and improve her confidence in public speaking. “Toastmasters has provided the vehicle for me to improve my communication, leadership, and listening skills and abilities.”

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. “

B.B. King

Treasurer Kim Powell Kim Powell is currently a member of the Lovers of Language club and her original home club was James River Toastmasters where she started her fast track to Leadership. She held the positions of Secretary from January 2010-June 2011, VP Education from July 2011 – June 2012, Area Governor from September 2012 – June 2013 and is currently the Division B Governor for July 2013 – June 2014. Kim has served as the Treasurer for the past two years at the local PTA unit at her son’s middle school and is also the past president of that unit. Kim has held the role of treasurer in several different organizations in the past 10 years. She has an open mind, a willing heart and a passion to help others in whatever capacity she can. She welcomes a challenging task and does her best to succeed in everything she puts her hands on. She also enjoys volunteering, working with others, meeting new people and learning new things. She is a Business Analyst/Project Manager at SunTrust Bank where she has worked for 19 years and is the proud mother of two (daughter Katonia and son Keith). She is also proud of her husband who recently retired from the US Army after serving 25 years. She is looking forward to serving the Leadership and members of District 66 as the Treasurer for the 2014-2015 Toastmaster year.

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.


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District 66 Club Coach Program …New and Improved! Alfreda Page-Garner, DTM, Retention Chair Greetings! As I look back over the year and what we have accomplished with our Club Coach Program in just a short time, I am truly thankful. We have made great strides to make the program more efficient, effective and beneficial for our clubs. We have also come to realize the importance of ongoing training and support for our Club Coaches in order to ensure that they have the tools, encouragement and motivation needed to be successful in serving our clubs. During the year we have accomplished the following: 1. Created an online Club Coach application http://d66tm.weebly.com/club-coachapplication.html to be submitted by potential coaches to assist us in matching their experience, skills and availability to the needs of our Clubs.

b. Moment of Truth Evaluation & Assessment c. Club Excellence Action Plan We have done much but there is still much more to do. We STILL need Coaches! We STILL have clubs requesting Coaches and We STILL have daytime, lunch clubs desperately waiting for a coach. With the new 8 member renewal rule for good standing it is even more important that we are prepared to answer the need. Is Becoming A Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) your Goal?! Being a Club Coach will fulfill a requirement to earn your Advanced Leader Silver (AL-S) award. You do not get paid for your participation nor do you need to have reached any level of Toastmasters or given a specific number of speeches to be a coach. However … you should be compassionate, have patience and possess a strong desire to help others to succeed. We can train you how to do the rest. A club coach will assist by:

2. Established “How to Rebuild a Toastmasters Club: A Step by Step Guide” as our Club Coach training manual.

Observing and analyzing the club environment, then assisting the club in generating solutions

3. Instituted a minimum 2-visit introductory period which permits the Club and prospective Coach the opportunity to get to know each other and determine if they are a good “fit” for each other.

Helping the club develop a plan with goals for improvement

Making it possible for the club's leaders and members to implement the plan

Instilling enthusiasm, fidelity and a sense of responsibility for the club's future

4. Have prospective Coaches submit the “Coach Troubleshooting Guide” after their 2nd visit which assists us in analyzing the current strengths and weaknesses of the club. 5. Created CLUB RESCUE Teams consisting of the Division and Area Governors, the Coach and Club Officers. 6. Began monthly Club Coach Conference Calls for reporting, training, sharing of ideas, encouragement and support. 7. Developed a Club Coach TOP 3 focus for our clubs a. Regularly scheduled Executive Committee meetings

The relationship usually lasts for at least a year, but many find themselves sticking around and joining the club when the year is over. Please click on the link below and complete the application if you’re interested in becoming a Club Coach http://d66tm.weebly.com/club-coachapplication.html For more information contact Retention@District66.org


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District 66

Region 7

Toastmasters International

Www.Distric66.org 1-888-TM-SAY-59 [1-888-867-2959]

Www.region7tm.com

1-949-858-8255 www.Toastmasters.org

Important Dates April 2014

Division Contests

April 23

Deadline for Moments of Truth Campaign

April 30

Deadline for Traveling Toastmaster

April 30

Deadline for Newsletter Contest

May 1—Jun Beat The Clock 30 May 2-3

District 66 2014 Spring Conference

May 30

Deadline for club officer elections

May 30

TI deadline for Round 2 Area Governor Visits

June 30

Last day to record new/dual/ reinstated members

August 20-23 2014 Toastmasters International Convention Kuala Lumpur

From the Editor The Dominion Traveler wants your stories and pictures. "What can I contribute" you may ask? Have you had a special celebration? Let us know about it. Has your club found a way to boost membership? Tell us your secret. Has a member done something outstanding? Let us recognize her/him. Do you have a special tip for great speeches? Share your wisdom. How has Toastmasters had an impact upon your life/career? Tell us your experience. Send an email, in 200 words or less, to newsletter@district66.org with the subject "Letters To DT". Include your name and club affiliation. See it published in The Dominion Traveler. Publication of your article will be dependent upon appropriateness, time of submission and availability of space. We can't wait to hear from you! Linda Kennedy, DTM The Dominion Traveler lindak2000@verizon.net

District Executive Committee  District Governor—Andrea Morgan  Lieutenant Governor Education & Training—Mary White  Lieutenant Governor Marketing—Regie Ford  Phil Havartine— Treasurer  Vincent Lieu—Public Relations Officer  Jennifer Stewart—Secretary  Division A Governor—Joanne Paris Jones  Division B Governor—Kim Powell  Division C Governor—Chanda Bass  Division D Governor—Charles Gates  Division E Governor—Shirley Tyree Article Contributions  Sal Asad  Charles Gates  Alfreda Page-Garner Proofers  Sal Asad  Kimberly Matthews  Jennifer Stewart

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