District 76 Newsletter July 2017

  • District Goals
  • Club Officer Training #1
  • Recruit Pathways Guide
  • Asking from Public Relations Team
  • Reports of District Executive Committee Meeting #1
  • Request to assign your club proxy holder of Annual Business Meeting
  • Announcements of upcoming online-seminars
  • Announcements of recorded online-seminars
  • Introduction of new clubs

District Goals

“+5 members!”
We would like to encourage all clubs to attempt to add 5 members in this Toastmasters year.
These last two years,we have encouraged and emphasized the importance of the club membership to create quality meetings. We have explained that we can keep quality meetings if the clubs have 30 or more members. We are sure that many of the clubs have attempted to obtain 30 or more members. However, when analyzed the data of the membership in District 76, the percentage of the clubs which have 30 or more members remained on the same level, around 30 % (please refer to the Figure 1). We know that there are various clubs. Some have large number of members, others have small number of members. Therefore, we would like to set a more effective and realistic goal this year, which is “+5 members!”.

If all the clubs achieve this goal, almost half of the clubs in District 76 will have 30 or more members (please refer to the Figure 2). Even if the clubs have only small number of members, they would accomplish to challenge to the Distinguished Club Programs. Those mean we can activate ourselves more and more with having quality club meetings.

To encourage to achieve this goal, we are going to take various measures; to hold more frequent online seminars to create quality club meetings which give more “Moments of Truth” to the guests, and to accelerate public relations to invite many guests. Also, we are going to support the clubs which have fewer members.

As all of you know, we are going to start the new education program called Pathways in this term. Before such big changes, I believe that we should keep basic strength, which is the most important. And our basic strength means, of course, the members. They will definitely bring further developments to our organization. We believe that this goal is applicable to your club.




Club Officer Training #1

The first Club Officer Trainings (COT#1) have been held in six Divisions and the three more are planned next month. The each training is planned under the following concepts. “Learn in Enjoyment”, “Expand Our Network” and “Encourage First-timers”. Each Division chose programs from “Leading a Club to Success”, “Creating a Quality Club” and “Building a Healthy Team”. We held trainers’ trainings for all programs to help each presenter in advance. We also hold two special sessions “Resources” and “Pathways”, which are presented by District senior officers and Pathways Ambassadors.

*Please give your feedback upon your participating in the COT#1 through the link. (Except those who participated in Division E COT#1.)

Recruit Pathways Guide

In order to support the clubs to launch Pathways, we will recruit volunteers called Pathways Guides. Please refer to the Job Description and the Criteria. Please apply from the Application Form below if you like.

Asking from Public Relations Team

Please check to see if clubs/meetings information shown on District76 website is accurate. If changes are necessary, please let us know to that effect via “Contact” on the website.

Reports of District Executive Committee Meeting #1

The first District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting was held on June 25, 2017. We agreed the district procedures 2017-2018.

Accompanied by Toastmaster International decision of discontinuing fall conference from 2018, we agreed to form the following two special committees.

  • Committee to consider District Council Meeting #1
  • Committee to consider Fall Speech Contests
Request to assign your club proxy holder of Annual Business Meeting

Toastmasters International Annual Business Meeting will be held on August 26, 2017 at Toastmasters International Convention in Vancouver. All the clubs have voting rights. Please attend the meeting in Vancouver or assign your club proxy holder.

The procedure how to assign your club proxy holder is following URL.

The proposals are available to see at the following URLs.
<English> https://www.toastmasters.org/about/board-of-directors/proposals
<Japanese> http://www.district76.org/ja/global-data/20170718165023576.pdf

Announcements of upcoming online-seminars
  • August 20th (Sun) 7:00am – 8:00am  ※  The schedule has been changed.
    Title : “Zero to Hero: Getting the Knack of Tall Tales” (English Session)
    Workshop Trainer: Matthew Ownby, DTM
    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9215849562573178115
  • August 27th (Sun) 7:00am – 8:00am
    Title:“初めてのコンテストチェア” (Japanese Session)
Announcements of recorded online-seminars
Introduction of new clubs
  • Tokyo Rainbow Toastmasters Club (Charter Date: 2017/6/26)

■Meeting Information of Tokyo Rainbow TMC■

Day:First and Third Saturday 6 pm – 8 pm

Venue: Yotsuya Chiiki Center 11th FL

Language:English and Japanese

Introduced by the club sponsor, TM Keita Matsuura

  • Mie Toastmasters Club (Charter Date: 2017/6/14)

Introduced by the club memtor, TM Satoshi Kaneko

Upcoming Events

  1. Division B Speech Contest

    April 25th
  2. DEC#5

    May 2nd1:00 PM~5:00 PM
  3. DCM#2

    May 16th1:00 PM~5:00 PM
  4. District-level Speech Contest (Japanese)

    May 22nd1:00 PM~4:00 PM
  5. District-level International Speech Contest (English)

    May 23rd1:00 PM~4:00 PM