We are looking forward to welcoming fellow Toastmasters to this year’s Spring Conference in Southampton.
Conference preparations are entering the final phase. Behind the scenes tasks have been carried out to make sure the stage is truly set for your arrival at the conference. The functionaries have been appointed, all looking forward to the weekend. The conference brochures are already printed.
For members coming to support the conference and the contests, if you have not booked your place at the conference yet, on line booking has been extended until 3 May, book via the website, after that, it’s pay on the day. If you have any queries about payments please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More
During the conference a Media Room will be set up. The purpose is to allow members to come along and film a short promotion clip for their club. This will be a piece to camera, which will be edited to a 3-5 minute media file for use by your club and the District, to promote your club on websites and social media. Interested? Read More
Division A – Saturday 22 April
Maiden Place Community Centre
Division B – Saturday 22 April
60 Great Queen Street
Division H – Saturday 22 April
Oxted Community Hall
53 Church Street
Division J – Sunday 23 April
St Piran’s Centre (part of St Piran’s School)
District Conference- Southampton 5-7 May 17
Richard Blackman and team are doing a fantastic job in preparing for the D91 Spring Conference in Southampton. If you haven’t already seen it, check out their fabulous promotional video:
Sneak preview: Yoga Laughter; Plotting your Pathways; keynotes and workshops given by International President, Mike Storkey; special guest, World Champion of Public speaking 1995, Mark Brown….and much more! See you there! Read More
We’re now three quarters of the way through this Toastmasters Year. It’s been wonderful working with so many members from across our district. I’m sure the next three months will continue to delight, surprise and have plenty of wows! Read More
Your D91 Spring Conference Team from Area A1 have been beavering away furiously, on what is going o be a fantastic weekend of Laughter, Learning and Lightbulb Moments. Date for your diary 5-7 May. Read More
District Administration Manager
District leader elections are held at District Councils’ annual meetings at District Conferences worldwide between March 15 and June 1. Rules exist within Toastmasters International (TMI) to ensure that these elections are conducted fairly, and without prejudice. Read More
On the 1 March 1992 a few intrepid Toastmasters decided to setup the Northavon Speakers Club – 25 years later it is still going strong.
To help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary we cordially invite you to:
Northavon Speakers Club 25th Anniversary Dinner
The Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol
Friday 24 March 2017
7pm for 7.30pm
3-course menu with a drink on arrival
£30 per head
Black tie, lounge suits and party frocks and partners welcome.
To book your place now, please send details to:
Payment needs to be received by 7 March 2017 to ensure your place
Contest Season Fast Approaching
For many, entering contests is a must, commenting it’s ‘fun‘, ‘challenging‘, ‘takes you further‘ and ‘what comfort zone?‘. For the many other members, they run a mile. However, there’s more to contests than being a contestant.
If your club is hosting the contest, at club, area or division level, they’ll be looking to you to assist, calling out for volunteers and there are plenty of roles to fill. Of course, let’s not forget there’s a need for the all important judges too.
The District Chief Judge, Andy O’Sullivan is holding two events: –
7 February – Organising a Contest
28 February – Judging workshop
These workshops are open to all members. Find out more about running fantastic contests which showcase both speech and leadership skills.
Succession Planning – Already?!
Dear District 91 members and leaders,
I know it feels like a strange time to start thinking about the next group of leaders. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been through a bit of a shock at being elected to your role and you’ve experienced some awe when you’ve thought about the task ahead. However, you’ve built relationships with mentors and friends, you’ve had some training and you start to feel like you know what you’re doing. Surely it’s not time to hand over the baton just yet?
Well, no, it’s not quite time yet. You do have another few months to serve your members, see your vision come to fruition and develop your skills in leadership and communication. However, it’s never too early to start thinking about who you can ask to step up. Who can you nurture and encourage by suggesting they stand for election as a club officer or district leader? They may need some time to think about your suggestion, ask questions and seek advice from people they respect and admire.