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Spring Conference Registration Open!


Can you believe it???

The 2015-2016 Toastmasters Year is fast coming to an end.

June 30, 2016 is just around the corner and now is the time to attend the District conference and business meeting, elect new District leaders as well as approve the District alignment.  If you are a member of the District Council you have received an email that included the reports from the Nomination and Alignment Committees.  Please make every effort to attend or send a proxy to the conference in order to have your voice heard. (and we know Toastmasters like to be heard)


I have set-up three conference calls to answer any questions you may have regarding the Business Meeting.

The dates and times for these calls are as follows:
Date:                                     Time:
April  13, 2016              7:00 to 8:00 pm
April  18, 2016              7:00 to 8:00 pm
April  27, 2016              7:00 to 8:00 pm
The conference call number is 712-432-1212
Meeting ID number is                940-613-195
I am looking forward to seeing you at the Business Meeting,
Richard Winer, DTM, District 31 Director


Spring Conference Registration Open

Spring Conference registration is open at The price is just $75 while costing the District over $90. We will be having three breakout sessions that will allow you to take part in three educational sessions as well as two keynotes, an address by our International Director, as well as our contests and business meeting where next year’s leaders will be elected. Festivities begin on Friday night with a keynote, contest and some social time before we start up again on Saturday. Don’t miss out on the first ever District 31 Conference to span two days.



Information from our Program Quality Director, Stefano McGhee, DTM

Contest Time is Here

It is now time to participate in Area and Division contests. If you are new to contests or need some refreshing, Toastmasters has tutorials here: Some materials are available from under the Speech Contests menu item. Finally, the speech contest deadlines are below:


Speech Contest Deadlines

Club: Complete
Area: March 27 to April 9, 2016
Division: April 10 to April 23, 2016
District Contest: May 6 & 7, 2016



Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) Credit Complete

Thanks to the nearly 700 club officers that attended the TLIs over the past two months. We had a great time, had great discussion, and learned a lot from each other. I have entered credit for all of the attending members of these events. Check your club’s status online at and entering your club number. If the number is incorrect, let me know at and I will look into it for you. Remember, I cannot correct the record forever. Please have a look and follow up this week and let me know if there is a discrepancy.


Information from our Club Growth Director, Anna Kaufman, DTM


Club officers: to submit renewals online, go to and log in with your username and password. Select your club name and number. On the Conduct Club Business page, select “Pay dues.” Click “In the future” and “Submit.” Select the members you wish to pay for, provide payment details and process!


Extra Reason to Start a New Club

Are you on the track to DTM?

To achieve your Distinguished Toastmasters Award you are required to Sponsor, Mentor of Coach a Toastmasters Club.

Let us help you start a new club – you will not only be fulfilling a requirement, you will also be sharing your passion of toastmasters with 20 new members.  **************************************************************************************************Some clubs are adding new members regularly, others are struggling. Help out a club by becoming a club coach — your task is to offer guidance, support, and advice on the road to Distinguished. Clubs with 12 or fewer members are eligible. Successful completion fulfills one requirement toward Advanced Leader Silver! Contact to get matched with a club.



There are still a number of clubs that have not completed their dues obligation.

Club officers may submit Toastmasters dues renewals directly to Toastmasters International through Club Central. Remember to pay your dues to the club Treasurer.

Be informed that you cannot compete in a Toastmasters contest if you or your club are not in good standing


Introduce your friends to Toastmasters!





Rick Winer, DTM, District 31 Director

Stefano McGhee, DTM, PDG, Program Quality Director

Anna Kaufman, DTM, Club Growth Director

PS Are you working on your 2015-2016 Triple Crown?


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