Welcome to the District 2 Toastmasters Website!
is the right choice for improving your communication and leadership skills! This is the place to get hands-on, face-to-face suggestions for improvement – in a friendly practice environment. At Toastmasters, you will learn to relax, plan, and present a terrific speech – whether you have ten days to prepare or just ten seconds. In 180+ clubs of District 2 you can learn and practice with people who are there for the same reason you are – to become better communicators with more effective leadership skills. Visit a Toastmasters club, and discover why Toastmasters is the right choice for you!
- Fall 2013 - District 2 - Humorous Speech Winner
- Fall 2013 - District 2 - Table Topics Speech Winner
- 2012-2013 - District 2 - Toastmaster of the Year Award
- 2012-2013 - District 2 - President Distinguished Division and Area Awards
- 2012-2013 - District 2 - Select Distinguished Division and Area Awards
- 2012-2013 - District 2 - Distinguished Division and Area Awards
District 2 club officers and members, join us on December 14th for the District 2 MELE – Member Education and Leadership Expo. This is the first opportunity for mid-year club officer training.
Clubs with bi-annual officer elections should being electing officers now.
Venue: Microsoft Building 33 – Conference Center, 16070 Northeast 36th Way, Redmond, WA-98052
There will be morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session begins with registration and a light breakfast at 8 am. Best-selling author, speaking and business coach Kristin Nickells, a Toastmaster from District 21 (British Columbia), will deliver a rousing keynote, with a bonus education session. District 2′s very own Michelle Mazur will open the afternoon session with “Choose Yourself – Change the World.”
In addition to club officer training sessions, there’ll be sessions on Building a Club Website, Club Vitality, and Evaluations.
Lunch is optional – just $10 for your choice of a boxed lunch, and the opportunity to hear the afternoon keynote presentation.
If you’d like more information or want to volunteer please contact the MELE Chair, at Jeff Freas or 206-552-9593
To register for morning, afternoon, or both, and to order lunch, please click here.
A year ago Ryan Avery, the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in history, had no clue how to write, create and deliver a speech or presentation that kept his business associates
and audiences engaged.
If he can do it… so can you!
With the 2004 World Champion, Randy Harvey, as his mentor and his coach/wife-Chelsea, Ryan found the formula that works.
Ryan will teach you his formula for how to make it a great speech and presentation and how you too can keep your audience hooked on your every word.
He will provide you with:
- Key secrets and strategies that are necessary to write, create and deliver speeches and business presentations that engage, inspire and get your audience to take action.
You will walk away with:
- Knowing how to speak with confidence
- How to craft and deliver engaging speeches and presentations
- Learning how to use your voice to create more business for yourself and your company
Workshop is FREE to first 150 people registered
Sign up now and take your career to the next level.
Trivia Challenge for Nov 15th – 30th!!
Where can we find the article that contained these questions:
- Who are you?
- What’s in your speech for them?
- Why should they care?
Email your answer and contact information (email and phone number) to our District 2 Secretary, Deb Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Click Trivia Challenge – Guidelines for more info .
- D2 Fall 2013Humorous Speech ContestTable Topics Contest
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place District Diawadou Diallo Dan Cole Adam Damiano Phil Hurtig Lee Amatangelo Dana Chaffin Division A Steve Marth Molly Deardorff Liz Faletti Phil Hurtig Joseph Carty Liz Faletti Division B Eden Maloney Martha Walker Josh Miller Eden Maloney Lisa Miller Phyllis Crawford Division C Sandra Philbrook Karen Rosquist Jason Hamlin Rachel Bonnington Brian Lally David Tarico Division D Emiko Hori Dana Chaffin Marilyn Marshall Dana Chaffin Glenda Witherspoon Linda Lee Division E Adam Damiano George-Marie Glover John Smiley Sandy Mathews Daniel Kaufman Jim Sultan Division F Diawadou Diallo Mupopa Tshibuabua James Harmon Lee Amatangelo Robert Cook Michael Baur Division G Dan Cole Andri Kotmehl Karol Paulson Jillian Harrington Betty Bos Karol Paulson
If you’re a club officer, or you’ve been a member of Toastmasters for 6 months or more you’re probably aware of the Distinguished Club Program (the DCP). If you’re not aware of this, then allow me to fill you in.
The DCP is a set of goals developed to help clubs promote the value of the Toastmasters program to all of their club members. If individuals are progressing—then the club will naturally benefit.
The DCP also provides recognition for clubs that achieve certain levels of success. ALL clubs should set goals to become Distinguished, Select Distinguished or President’s Distinguished.
Below are details about the Distinguished Club Program (DCP)
To be considered for recognition, clubs must have 20 members or a net growth of at least five new members as of June 30.
GOALS TO ACHIEVE
Following are the goals your club should strive to do during the year:
1. Two CCs
2. Two more CCs
3. One ACB, ACS, or ACG
4. One more ACB, ACS, or ACG
5. One CL, ALB, ALS, or DTM
6. One more CL, ALB, ALS, or DTM
7. Four new members
8. Four more new members
9. Minimum of four club officers trained during each of two training periods
10. One membership renewal report and one club officer list submitted on time
Clubs that meet the qualifying requirement (have 20 members or a net growth of at least five new members) and also do the following are eligible for Toastmasters International recognition at year-end:
Achievement Recognition Earned
Achieve five of 10 goals Distinguished Club
Achieve seven of 10 goals Select Distinguished Club
Achieve nine of 10 goals President’s Distinguished Club
Your club has until June 30th to qualify for these areas of recognition. However, IF your club meets the qualifying requirement AND meets the goals above by APRIL 30, 2013, your club officers will be able to attend a very special event on May 10th! Details of the Distinguished Club Celebration can be found in the District 2 Dispatch Newsletter.
Now that you know about the Distinguished CLUB Program, did you know that District 2 is working toward meeting the Distinguished DISTRICT Program? Yes! Even the District Governor (me) and the District leadership is working hard to achieve Distinguished, Select Distinguished or President’s Distinguished District.
Just as individual accomplishment in your club benefits your club recognition; your club accomplishments will benefit the District recognition! Here are the details of the District Distinguished Program:
Distinguished District Program at a glance….
No net club loss
Submission of District Success Plan by September 30
Distinguished District Requirements
3% net membership payments growth
3% net club growth
40% of club base Distinguished
Select Distinguished District Requirements
5% net membership payments growth
5% net club growth
45% of club base Distinguished
President’s Distinguished District Requirements
8% net membership payments growth
8% net club growth
50% of club base Distinguished
So, you ask, where is District 2 at meeting its Distinguished District goals? Thanks for asking!
Distinguished District 2 goals
Our 3% net membership payments growth goal is 7891—currently at 6183
Our 3% net club growth goal is 193 —currently at 188
Our 40% of club base Distinguished goal is 75 —-currently at 50
You can see that we have some work to get done before June 30th! And we could use YOUR help in the following ways:
1. Tell us about a company or school you know about or work in, that DOES NOT currently have a Toastmaster club. We’d like to let them know about the program and its benefits. YOU could help us start a new club in the District with your referral!
2. Tell us about a community you know of, or live in, that DOES NOT have a Toastmaster club. We can assess the likelihood of a successful club in that community. YOU could help us start a new club!
3. Tell us about a place at your work, or in the community, that has a room where a Toastmaster club could meet on a regular basis—preferably free. YOU could help us find a home for a new or existing Toastmaster Club!
4. Complete another level of education or leadership advancement and ask your club VPE to submit it to Toastmasters International. YOU can help your club become Distinguished or better because of your self-improvement!
5. Invite a friend or two to YOUR club meeting! YOU could be part of adding to the membership of your club, which will add to the membership payments for the District AND will help your club to be Distinguished or better!
EVERY MEMBER of District 2 can help in just ONE of these FIVE ways!
YOUR small act can make a BIG difference for YOUR CLUB and District 2!
Email me: Jackie.email@example.com to let me know how YOU plan to help our District to be Distinguished or better, OR if I can help your club to reach Distinguished or better!
WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!
District 2′s Leadership Trio – 2013-2014
District Governor: Sandy Malone DTM
- Lt. Governor Education and Training (LGET): Sandy Marshall DTM
Lt. Governor Marketing (LGM): Henrik Brameus DTM