District 76 Newsletter September 2017

  • Massage from Club Growth Director
  • <IMPORTANT DEADLINE is Approaching> Reminder about Club Due
  • Registration for Fall Conference will be Started Soon!
  • Recruit Pathways Guide
  • Announcement of Upcoming Online-seminars
  • Announcement of Recorded Online-seminars
  • Introduction of New Clubs

Massage from Club Growth Director

Summer heat has gone and now we are in Fall, which is a good season to enjoy reading, art, tasty food, and especially for us, Toastmasters, speech contests! Now many Toastmasters are competing in Area Contests. Joining speech contests motivates us to learn advanced speech skills. And most of all, it is fun.

Under the current rules, the members of the chartered clubs can join the contests, while the members of the prospective clubs can’t. There are some prospective clubs whose members have been striving to get chartered in order to join Area contests. Fortunately, some of them have succeeded.

Do you know how many prospective clubs are in District 76 ? There is a list in the link below; http://reports.toastmasters.org/reports/dprReports.cfm?r=16&d=76

Chartering clubs can be done only by team, not by yourself. It is a great opportunity to learn leadership and other skills. Also, when your club is successfully chartered , you can feel a huge sense of achievement.

From October, we are going to hold online seminars about examples of club building and workshops about learning speech craft, which are related to establishing new clubs. I hope these opportunities will encourage you to support prospective clubs and/or build brand new clubs in your region.

<Important Deadline is Approaching> Reminder about Club Due

This announcement is a reminder about the club dues that should be transferred to Toastmasters International.

The club dues are required to be paid by October 1st. As of 16 Sep, the club due renewal is completed only by 59% clubs in total. We are afraid that connecting problems to the site will occur due to network congestion when the deadline is approaching. We advise the club officers to submit the dues sooner.

Refer to the following page regarding the procedure of transferring.

Registration for Fall Conference will be started Soon!

Registration for Fall Conference will be available on September 30, 2017.

Recruit Pathways Guide

You still have a chance to apply for Pathways Guide here.
The Pathways Guide will:

  • Conduct club visits to raise awareness and build excitement.
  • Educate club members about the program.
  • Support vice presidents of education by scheduling regular virtual support sessions.

Once you apply for the Pathways Guide, you will be a candidate and District will send TMI your name and other information. If TMI accept the candidates as Pathways Guide, Program Quality Director will let them know by around end of October.

Announcements of Upcoming Online-seminars

①October 8th (Sun) 7:00am – 8:00am
Title: “総合論評をもっと楽に”(Japanese Session)
Workshop Trainer:Matthew Ownby, DTM
Registration Here

➁October 22nd (Sun) 7:00am – 8:00am
Title:“クラブ立ち上げを成功させるために 事例紹介”(Japanese Session)
Workshop Trainer:TM Yada(Division E Director, 2016-2017)TM Asai(Yokohama Hiyoshi TMC)
TM Hino(Masamune TMC)TM Takehashi (Nakano TMC)
Registration Here

Announcement of Recorded Online-seminars

September 10th (SUN) Title: “Pathways” (Japanese)

Introduction of New Clubs

Yokohama Hiyoshi Toastmasters Club (Charter Date: 2017/9/7)

<Welcome to Yokohama Hiyoshi TMC! We are a new club in the academic Hiyoshi area , where Keio University is located!>

Hiyoshi is an academic town. Thanks to Keio University, many academic gatherings and international matches of various sports are held so often. Yokohama Hiyoshi TMC is a community club based in this atmosphere, and is open to everybody here in town.

■Information about the Meeting of Yokohama Hiyoshi TMC■

  • Day:Every 2nd, 3rd, 5th Monday 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Venue:7th Floor Meeting Room, Collaboration Complex, Keio University (Please note we meet at Okurayama Memorial Hall on 5th Monday)
  • Language:English and Japanese

(Introduced by the club sponsor, TM Tomohide Oshima)

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