What’s Happening in the District?

Congratulations to the team of District Leaders elected for the 2018-2019 Toastmasters year!

At our District Council Business Meeting at the Spring Conference, we elected our incoming District Leadership team. Division A Director was appointed and will be confirmed according to policy The team will begin their year of service on July 1, 2018. Relive the whole meeting through the minutes posted here.


District Director:
Gina Salcedo

Program Quality Director:
Christine Lewis

Club Growth Director:
Anthony Alexander

Division A Director: Jane Shan

Division B Director: Marc Wey

Division C Director: Shilpa Krishnan

Division D Director: Trevor Crippen

Division E Director: Brian Landry

Division F Director: Sean DaSilva

Division G Director: Adrienne Haylor

Division H Director: Danna Baida

Division I Director: Joe Pond

Summer 2018: Attend Officer Training / Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI)!

July 12, 2018 – 5:30 to 9 pm, Temple Emmanuel in Andover, hosted by Division A: REGISTER at https://31asummertli.eventbrite.com
July 19, 2018 – 5:30 to 9 pm, DePuy in Raynham, hosted by Division F: REGISTER at https://31fsummertli.eventbrite.com
July 26, 2018 – 5:30 to 9 pm, Sun Life in Wellesley, hosted by Division H: REGISTER at https://31hsummertli.eventbrite.com
July 30, 2018 – 5:30 to 9 pm, CVS in Woonsocket, hosted by Division G: REGISTER at https://31gsummertli.eventbrite.com
August 1, 2018 – 5:30 to 9 pm, Oracle in Burlington, hosted by Division B: REGISTER at https://31bsummertli.eventbrite.com
August 7, 2018 – 5:30 to 9 pm, BJs in Westborough, hosted by Division E: REGISTER at https://31esummertli.eventbrite.com
August 13, 2018 – 5:30 to 9 pm, Takeda in Cambridge, hosted by Division C: REGISTER at https://31csummertli.eventbrite.com
August 16, 2018 – 5:30 to 9 pm, State Street in Boston, hosted by Division D: REGISTER at https://31dsummertli.eventbrite.com
August 28, 2018 – 5:30 to 9 pm, Bose in Framingham, hosted by Division I: REGISTER at https://31isummertli.eventbrite.com

**The TLI Officer Training counts have been corrected and are reflecting accurately on the Toastmasters International Dashboard. All training completed through Div E TLI has been logged.


We had a Super Spring Conference!

Over 200 Toastmasters and yet-to-be Toastmasters joined us May 11th and 12th, 2018 at the Conference Center at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.

Congratulations to our top three contestant winners:

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1st place: Al Maier

2nd place: Patrick Murphy

3rd place: Steven Barrett


1st place: Stuart Pink – he’ll represent us at the International Convention!

2nd place: Benjamin Zauski

3rd place: Christabel Edward Raj

RESULTS of You Deliver, We Deliver!

The Talk Up Toastmasters promotion ran from 2/1/18 to 3/31/18, with some exciting results! Your club had to add 5 or more new members to get pizza or bagels delivered to one of your meetings by a district leader! During this promotion we had 21 clubs qualify (adding at least 5 new members), with Boston Toastmasters adding a staggering 20 new members. A total of 135 new members were added, not to mention those that other clubs added! Here are the final results:

Axis Skalmasters 5
BBH Beantown Articulators 5
Bose Speakers Club 5
Boston DEP Toastmasters Club 6
Boston Toastmasters 20
CVS Health Toastmasters RI 5
Fox Vox Club 5
Framingham / Natick Toastmasters 6
Harvard Toastmasters 8
Mutually Speaking 5
NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club 5
Novartis Toastmasters @ Cambridge 5
Providence Toastmasters Club 5
Rumney Marsh Toastmasters Club 5
Shrewsbury Toastmasters 11
Somerville Toastmasters 6
Sun Life Club 5
Takeda Toastmasters 5
Toast of the Town 7
Tricorn Toastmasters Club 6
Tyngsborough Toastmasters 5
Grow on the Go

Join our Webinar Series: Grow on the Go

Program Quality topics: 3rd Thursday monthly from 7 – 8 pm

Club Growth topics: regular date to be announced soon

District Director-led topics: 1st Thursday monthly from 7 – 8 pm


District 31 Members Featured in Toastmaster Magazine!

Stuart Pink’s article on Creative Leadership in July 2018

Anna Kaufman wrote an article in July 2017

Doug Danger featured in October 2016

Jacob (Jay) Lam in September 2016

Cathy MacPherson interview in September 2016

Interested in contributing an article or story to the Toastmasters Magazine? Read the Submission Guidelines here.

Let the District 31 Leadership know so that we can give you a shout out on the website.

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Website Launch

District 31 Launches New Website!

Our website has been revamped with a new template, giving us a fresh, modern design that is fully responsive – which means it looks great on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets).

We have worked hard to make sure all the links work, content is current and relevant, etc. but we know there is always room for improvement . . .

If you have any suggestions for improvement, or if you find any content errors, broken links, or design issues please let us know buy sending an email to the Webmaster or to the District Leadership team.

We are so grateful to our Webmaster, Valdi Venter, for making this incredible transition so smooth – tell her how much you love the new look!