・Message from District Director
・”+5″, “+1” Campaign
・Club Promotion Video (PV) Contest
・International Joint Meeting A-Z
・Club Introduction Messages and Photos on D76 webpage
Message from District Director
Yusuke Ohashi, District Director
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Announcement from Program Quality Director
Naoki Yoshino, Program Quality Director
“The victory is not in the result, the victory is in the try.”
– Mike Carr, World Championship of Public Speaking 2020
This is the key message from 2020 International Speech Contest Winning Speech by TM Mike Carr. He shared his failure in his childhood and the lesson learned. Then he also talked about the International Convention. Toastmasters International didn’t cancel the event despite of the negative influence of COVID-19, and instead, they conducted the online event, which took us miles beyond the organization that gave up it. Not only his message but also his camera work was impressive and innovative, which made me realize that we can try more and more even in a difficult situation.
District 76 will also conduct the first online annual conference and online speech contests at Area, Division, and District Levels. We might have some challenges but let’s try and grow together.
In conclusion, let me remind us,
“The victory is not in the result, the victory is in the try. – Mike Carr”
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(1) 2020-10-04(Sun.) Time: 11:00-12:15 Language: English
“Evaluation Workshop (English) by TM Marama Carmichael Kishimoto, District 76 International Speech Contest Champion”
As a kick-off event of the evaluation festival, TM Marama will conduct the evaluation workshop ! 【Successfully conducted. Thank uou!!】
To become a Pathways Mentor, we need to complete Pathways mentoring program and one full learning path. We will introduce Pathways mentoring program to take the first step to create more Pathways mentors in District 76!
(5) 2020-12-05 Time: 10:00-12:00 Language: English
Ed Tate Workshop “GET YES! TO YOUR REQUEST!”
As a part of Division G Toastmasters Leadership Institute, Mr. Ed Tate will conduct the workshop about how to influence people. Save the date!
Registration Form: TBA
Moments of Truth Submission Form
“Moments of Truth” is one of very useful tools to assess your club and improve the club quality. Although it’s not mandatory, I’d like to encourage all clubs to conduct Moments of Truth and submit it by 31st December, which is also one of criteria to achieve Excellent Quality Club Award.
Congratulations for achieving more than two education awards! All the best for your future endeavors.
Announcement from Club Growth Director
Satomi Matoba, Club Growth Director
Dear fellow Toastmasters,
First of all, let me express my hearty appreciation to all of you for submitting renewal dues on time. Due to COVID-19 our retention rate is not as high as usual, but 95 percent of the clubs in District 76 have retained or recovered the status of Good Standing, thanks to your great cooperation.
Let’s refresh ourselves and set our mind to make most of the coming six months. In October, we are to celebrate the chartering of two clubs: IT Toastmasters Club in Tokyo, and Hiroshima Phoenix Toastmasters Club. Congratulations! Let’s send them warmest welcome.
Any volunteers to help rebuilding struggling clubs as a club coach? If you have much experience of running a club, or have expertise in certain areas such as prepared speech or evaluation, please submit a coach application form below.
This issue I share with you the “YouTube Club Promotion Video Contest”.
What is it?
We are inviting District 76 clubs to make a short 30-60 second video promoting their club.
The top video from each Division will win a $50 voucher to use at the Toastmasters International online shop.
There will also be one $50 voucher special prize for the Club Video in District 76 with the most likes and views.
When is it?
Submissions can be made during November with the deadline being Nov. 30.
How can I make a video?
We will have a workshop to explain some basics of making a video and share some promotion video examples with you.
Workshop on October 18, 13:00~
ZOOM ID: here.
Why should I take place?
With the coronavirus many clubs are meeting online and it can make it difficult to attract new members. This online promotion will help promote your club to more people.
The goal is to make a video that shows what is special about your club and help attract more members.
YouTube Interview Series
We are doing more interviews for the District 76 YouTube channel. The latest videos are from an interview with Peter Fujiyama, a former Japan governor and Japanese International Speech Contest winner.
A member for 35 years you can find out more about the history of Toastmasters in Japan in this video with him for our History Series.
The video is here: “Peter Fujiyama talking about history of District 76”.
We’re pleased to announce that we invite you to a workshop “International Joint Meeting A-Z”.
In the workshop, we’ll share experiences to hold a wonderful international joint meeting and also have a session that you can discuss and propose your ideas to
organize a inspiring meeting at your club.
People who think “An international joint meeting must be interesting but how can I hold it?” or “I have ideas to make it better!”, please register for the event!
Please check the email from Peatix which will be sent to you after you registered. We have two important announcements in it regarding the workshop.
Inquiries: Global Liaison Team, firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Introduction Messages and Photos
Arata Doi, Integrated Advertising Manager
〇Club introduction messages and photos you registered on the request form have been posted on the all club list of District 76 official webpage (some modification requested has been also completed). Please check the links below.
If you don’t send the club information by the deadline, please note that a template image will be posted and the comments will be hidden.
We announced that, in The District Times vol.2, the next volume 3 would be issued on September 20, but the volume has been issued as the combined volume 3-4 here. We apolgize for all members who are looking forward to reading the latest news from District 76. Vol. 5 will be issued on October, 20.