DEC

DEC Meeting Minutes – 4 November 2016

The meeting minutes from the DEC meeting held on 4 November at the Doubletree hotel in Woking are published via this link – DEC Meeting Minutes

 

 

District Leadership Team

Announcement : Toastmaster George Chiesa, DTM, who was elected Club Growth Director at the Spring Conference in May 2016, has been replaced by Toastmaster Andy Hammond, DTM.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Toastmaster Chiesa for his hard work on the District Leadership Team and service to our members.

Andy has been a member since 2001 and has held nearly every club officer role, several more than once. He has also been an Area and Division Governor and Conference Chair.

Andy has a special challenge ahead of him, as he’s come into the role of Club Growth Director a month into the Toastmasters year. He will be seeking to build his wider team and his relationships with Division and Area Directors and those members who are sponsoring pre-charter clubs.

I trust that you will be ready to give Andy all the help and support he needs to play his part in District 91 once again being a Presidents Distinguished District in 2016-17.

If you have any questions, please contact me on vanessa.toastmaster@gmail.com

News from District Director Vanessa King

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Serving as an Area Governor, as it was called then, seemed such a daunting task. There was so much to organise in what seemed like a very short period of time – club officer training, contests, club visits and venues to organise for all the events.

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60th Anniversary for Aylesbury Speakers

ToaAylesbury photo 2stmasters International World Headquarters is quick off the mark and the first to acknowledge the sixtieth anniversary of the longest established club in our District, Aylesbury Speakers. This is an amazing achievement given the challenges that all clubs face.

A wonderful certificate has been received.

The club Treasurer and long standing member, Roger Lord DTM, proudly holds the certificate surrounded by an assembled throng of club members. Read More

Assign your Proxy

Club Presidents and Secretaries you will have received an email from Toastmasters International regarding assigning your proxy.

 

Your club has an important vote to cast during the Annual Business Meeting at the Toastmasters International Convention. Clubs will vote to elect the international officers and directors to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors as well as vote on Proposals A and B: Amendments to the Bylaws of Toastmasters International. Read More

Awards…..

One month after the end of the Toastmasters Year, outgoing and incoming district leaders got together for an end of the year party in London.Jean_Gamester_1200px We were celebrating all the hard work and great fun of 2015 16.  We were celebrating becoming a Presidents Distinguished District again, coming 4th in the world out of 100 districts and leading the world when it comes to having clubs with 20 or more members. Read More

A Message from District Director Vanessa King, DTM

Vanessa King District Director

Vanessa King
District Director

Happy New Toastmasters Year!

New Years are typically a time of celebration, appreciation and of looking forward to the year to come.

We have so much to celebrate in our District. At the time of writing, we celebrate achieving President Distinguished District and being very high in worldwide rankings for club growth, distinguished clubs and clubs with more than 20 members. All those numbers are wonderful, but what they mean is truly spectacular. Read More

News from Pedro Casillas DTM, Program Quality Director

Recent DOT (District Officer Training) saw 87% of Division and Area Directors attending an excellent day of Toastmasters education. A fantastic turnout!

Pedro Casillas Program Quality Director

Pedro Casillas
Program Quality Director

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News from PR Manager, Helena Brewer

Have you been FED?

Helena Brewer PR Manager

Helena Brewer
PR Manager

As Toastmasters we communicate mainly by speaking, but that is not the only way. In our District there are plenty of budding writers, from club blogs to Facebook posts. Read More

News from Finance Manager, Meg Heyworth

Assistance to Division and Areas for venue hire

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Meg Heyworth Finance Manager

Subject to approval of the District budget by Toastmasters International, District 91 will pay up to £100 towards venue hire by Areas for the purpose of Club Officer Training. Read More