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April 2021


Hello fellow Toastmasters! Welcome to the next edition of D37 Connections, a monthly email that highlights what is happening in the District along with up-to-date information and ideas that will help you be successful!
 
In this issue (click each link to jump to the article):


It’s time for our Division Contests!
 
Don’t miss out on the chance to see some great International Speech and Table Topics competitions, as well as find out who will compete in the District Contests at the Spring Conference! All of the Division Contests are on the District Calendar, including event registration information:
  • Saturday, April 10—Division B
  • Thursday, April 15—Division C
  • Saturday, April 17—Division A
  • Saturday, April 24—Division F
  • Thursday, April 29—Division D
  • Saturday, May 1—Division E
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The countdown has begun! Register for the Spring Conference!
 
The Spring Conference is Friday and Saturday, May 21/22. Registration for the event is now open:
 
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtf-ipqDwtHNDoLp9rr9U8ChvsYEiNfrxJ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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District 37 Learning Corner!

District 37 Learning Corner! 
 
This month our Happy Hour Learning Series (HHLS) continues. Save the dates for our upcoming HHLS sessions:

  • April 22, 5:30 pm — Succession Planning (elections and transitioning), register here
  • May 21-22 — District 37 Spring Conference, register here
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It's time for Club Officer Elections

It's time for electing club officers for the next Toastmasters year (7/1/21-6/30/22). Being a club officer offers the opportunity to enhance your leadership and communication skills and help keep your club vibrant and successful. You can read more about the specifics of an officer role in the Club Leadership Handbook, starting on page 22. If you have questions about being a club officer, speak with your club’s current officer team.

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New Pathways Resources!

Our District 37 Pathways Guide, Phyllis Kombol, DTM has posted an array of new materials to the district website that can help you get started on Pathways, including an orientation video and a video guide to completing a path.
 
You can find all of this information on the Pathways Resource Page on the District website.


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Free ToastHost Training
 
Recordings of the February 26 Free ToastHost Training session featuring Tony Kombol are available on the District website. There are four video modules plus a link to the support page.
 
You can find the videos on the Club Resource Page.

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Don't forget about Spring District Club BINGO. 

Get your club BINGO cards and get started. BINGO cards are due to District Director Michael Beach, DTM by July 15 to be eligible for the incentives.
 
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Don't forget to give your TOASTimonial!

#D37TOASTIMONIAL2021

Share your story or journey and how Toastmasters has made an impact for you personally or professionally. As we kick off 2021, members of your network may have set leadership or communication goals. Your TOASTimonial may provide the nudge that your network connection may need to begin their Toastmasters experience.

Your TOASTimonial will make a big impact and help District 37 generate future members, new clubs, and strengthen existing clubs. Remember to share directly with your network first and watch the responses roll in. Feel free to share an image of your TOASTimonial on our D37 Facebook page. We thank you for your help in promoting District 37 and the benefits that you have experienced through your membership.

#D37TOASTIMONIAL2021


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Join us on Facebook!

Join the conversation, learn about what’s happening in the district, connect with fellow Toastmasters and more! Visit the district Facebook page here.

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Use Meetup for your club!

District 37 offers a free Meetup Access Program allowing clubs to post events to a shared Meetup group page centered in their nearest metropolitan area. This saves clubs about $200 per year in subscription fees. Meetups have proven invaluable in getting the word out about Toastmasters and attracting visitors.  Read more information and find instructions to set up your club here.

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Contact Us!

Suggestions for the newsletter and comments are welcome!
Contact Public Relations Manager Brian Crutchfield, DTM.
Please check out our website at d37toastmasters.org.

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