Get Involved!

There are lots of ways in which people can get involved in running our district.

Your involvement and contribution help make the district a success and help us serve our members better. Getting involved is also a brilliant way for us all to stretch our skills, build our knowledge and get even more fun from our Toastmasters experience!

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Marketing Working Group

Led by the Club Growth Director, this group focuses on how we can grow new clubs, gain new members and help our existing clubs be strong and retain members.

You might want to focus on club growth strategy, be part of demo teams going into new locations.

You might want to focus on attracting more people to be members or on coaching clubs.

For more information, contact Club Growth Director, Andy Hammond

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Trainers Bureau

The Trainers Bureau is an opportunity to spread your knowledge, whether it is of communications skills, leadership in general and running successful clubs.

By being part of the Bureau, you are saying you are up for delivering training or workshops in clubs, at area, division or district events. Our Bureau members are often experienced trainers, but you don’t have to be – we run “Speaker to Trainer” sessions all over the district to help you build the skill and confidence to develop great training and deliver it.

For more information, check our Trainers Bureau page.

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Club Excellence Champions

We are looking for people who are up for championing club excellence through analysing which clubs are doing well and why as well as sharing materials and reports.

Champions will provide regular updates to district leaders on what’s going well (eg in the Distinguished Club Programme, Educational Attainment, Club Visit Reports and Membership Retention). They will provide materials that can be used by district leaders, and the speakers bureau members when they are out and about spreading the word.

For more information, contact Program Quality Director, Pedro Casillas.

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Knowledge Management

We want to capture and share lots of useful information for our members and leaders on communications, leadership as well as running successful clubs and districts. This site is only as useful as the information within it and will only be timely if we keep it up to date. Are you interested in part of the team that keeps this member site alive?

For more information, contact Program Quality Director, Pedro Casillas.

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ICT Committee

This vital committee is focussed on ensuring that we have the tools we need for each of our members to achieve their goals, and that district leaders have the tools they need to lead.

From promoting and providing training on our recommended club management system, easy-Speak, to developing this member site, to ensuring that district leaders can communicate via conference call, this committee has the potential to shape our future success and effectiveness.

For more information, contact District Administration Manager Paul Rhys-Taylor.

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Future Conferences

Have you ever thought of hosting a conference? Or being part of a group that provides guidance to people hosting conferences?

With our new smaller district, we are looking at putting in ways of making it easier to sort out venues and provide extra guidance on how to manage the logistics, finances and razzamataz around our special events.

Being part of making a conference a success is an extraordinary experience – would you like to get involved?

For more information, contact Program Quality Director, Pedro Casillas.

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District Alignment Committee

Districts must review and amend, if necessary, their alignment of the clubs, areas, and divisions once each year. The alignment is subject to the approval of the district council in May.

The District Alignment Committee looks at the district’s alignment and put forward a structure for the next program year. The committee should consider an alignment that services the clubs in the most effective way possible and meets the TI policy requirements.

The committee is chaired by Richard Murray.

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Audit Committee

The district’s financial transactions are reviewed twice during the year and account for all district revenue and expenses. All district bank accounts and funds must be included in the district budget and audits, including any accounts held at the division and area level. All outstanding liabilities and obligations must be recorded as part of the Mid-year and Year-end audits.

An Audit Committee made up of club members who are qualified accountants is in place for 2015/16. You can read more about what Toastmasters International requires from audit committees here.

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District Leadership Committee

In order to ensure successful district elections, the District Director must appoint a district leadership committee (previously called nominations committee). The work of the committee is critical in ensuring long-term district success. The committee will:

  • Seek out prospective candidates
  • Evaluate and interview candidates
  • Nominate candidates
  • Provide a report

The leadership committee report must be presented to the District Director at least six weeks before the district’s Annual Business Meeting. It is a vital part of assuring the successful succession of leaders in our district. To find out more, contact Leadership Committee Chair, Vanessa King

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Youth Leadership

Every young person has the potential to become a good communicator and leader, but this potential needs to be developed. The Toastmasters Youth Leadership program’s unique eight-session, workshop-style design enables participants to develop this potential through practical experience.

Toastmasters all over the district are getting involved in running youth leadership programmes, and you can get involved too. Contact Andy Hammond to find out more.

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Speechcraft

This is a 6 – 8 week public speaking program which are run by Toastmasters members, sponsored by Toastmasters clubs, aimed at various organisations who wish to develop their communication and leadership skills. It’s a great way to get a new club started or to get new members up and running with the programme. To find out more, contact Andy Hammond.

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District Logistics Manager

In our district we have banners, trophies and all sorts of other pieces of equipment and supplies Bob Nisbet has stepped forward to be the guardian of this equipment – storing it when needed and tracking it’s location when it is out being useful. If you would like to help him in this endeavour please get in touch. Click here to contact Bob.

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Other people who are involved…

Our district parliamentarian is David Sutcliffe – a past District 74 Governor and now a member of Brighton & Hove Toastmasters and Lewes Toastmasters.

Our District Regalia is still diligently handled by Elizabeth Hendry of Merlins Mound and Newbury.

Andy Hammond is our Chief Ambassador for the soon to be released Revitalised Education Programme and leads a great team of people who will be helping us to adopt the programme when its ready.

Thanks to everyone who is involved in making District 91 a success!

What haven’t we thought of? Is there something you would like to do to support our district, stretch yourself, and maybe even have some fun? Get in touch with our District Director, Vanessa King with your ideas.

 

 

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