2013-2014 Winter Club Officer TrainingOpen to all Toastmasters
The Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) is a premier educational opportunity for Toastmasters club officers, as well as the membership at large. Held twice a year,
this one day event features officer training sessions to help officers be effective in carrying out his/her officer role.
In addition, general communication and leadership skill-building educational sessions are offered for all who attend to assist members not only in their Toastmasters journey, but also in life as they speak and lead in their families, communities, and workplace.
Sessions are currently scheduled for:
or highlighted in the calendar to the right)
We are putting together a great lineup of speakers,
you do not want to miss the training opportunities!
Online Registration will close 24 hours prior to training.
UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE, WALK-INS ARE WELCOME.
ADDITIONAL DATES ARE COMING SOON!!!
UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THE DISTRICT 18 WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE.
District Governor's Message
I am nearly recovered from all the excitement of our District18 Fall Conference. If you were not able to attend, you missed a great time. Barb Makowiecki and her hard working team put together a fantastic event.
Friday night was not only Fun Night, but it was educational as well. Our conference keynote speaker offered advice to those who were lucky enough to have their raffle ticket number drawn and brave enough to present two or three minutes of a speech. Jock provided great insights that everyone could use in any of their speeches.
And the learning continued on Saturday. Jock shared his journey in becoming the 2011 World Champoin of Public Speaking after setting the record for most trips to the finals. Later in the day, he revealed his formula for putting together a championship quality speech. Marin Gemmill-Toyama and Jonita Shoaff also shared their secrets in creating memorable stories and sharing ideas that last.
We also honored our newest Distinguished Toastmasters by presenting them with their DTM medallions. When you see Lisa Thompson, Bruce McPherson, Barb Makowiecki, Janice Horton Rainsbury, John Comberiate, and Liza Richards, be sure to congratulate them for reaching this awesome milestone.
Congratulations to the winners of the Speech Evaluation and Humorous Speech Contests. Mike Boyd of Carroll Creek Toastmasters (Division D) place first in the Speech Evaluation Contest. Terry Schutt of Delmarva Toastmasters (Division A) took home the first place trophy in the Humorous Speech Contest. As always, all of our contestants did an excellent job.
If you were able to attend the conference, please share your great experiences with those who missed it.
Just a couple of quick reminders...please make sure to welcome your Area Governor when he or she come to visit. If they haven't been to your club yet, they will be visiting very soon. Also, Winter TLI will be starting in December. Keep watching the District 18 website for dates, times, and locations. Don't forget, clubs that have all seven officers trained between December 1 and February 28 will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Toastmasters International store. We gave out 11 certificates for the Summer training. We would love to give out many more for the Winter sessions. Gift certificates will be awarded at the Spring Conference on May.
Have a great Thanksgiving and I will see you soon.
Deb Gilchrist, DTM
District 18 Governor
District 18 Spring Conference
The District 18 Spring Conference 2014 will be held May 3, 2014.
Please see the Conference Information Flyer.
District 18 Fall Conference
Congratulations to our contest winners!
Evaluation Contest Results:
1) Mike Boyd
2) Galina Langer
3) John Comberiate
Humorous Speech Contest Results:
1) Terry Schutt, "How Dumb Can I Be"
2) Pulkit Gangwal, "Finding The Speech Topic"
3) Victoria Harrison, "Who Said You Don't Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression"
2013 Toastmasters International Convention
Marin Toyama, of MD Advanced Toastmasters in Baltimore, won First Place in her semifinal and represented District 18 in the Finals of the Toastmasters International 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking during the annual convention held in Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 21-24. Congratulations Marin!!!
Read the latest District Governor's Message for her notes after the conference.
Check the District Calendar for dates of upcoming club and area Humorous Speech Competitions!
The Open House reimbursement program has been extended to 2014!
Click Here for more information!
P.S. Note the Advanced Manual Incentive is also still in effect!
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