District 76 Newsletter October 2017

  • Message from District Director
  • <IMPORTANT> Announcement of the First District Council Meeting
  • Reports of District Executive Committee Meeting #2
  • Obituary Notice
  • Announcement of Newly Appointed Area 45 Director
  • Final Request Record Confirmation of Club Officers Training #1
  • District 76 Homepage Migration
  • Announcement of Upcoming Online-seminars
  • Announcement of Recorded Online-seminars
  • Introduction of new clubs

 Message from District Director

Finally, District 76 fall conference is held from November 2nd to 4th, 2017. This fall conference would be the last fall conference. Have you already registered it?
In fall, we enjoy colored leaves. The mixture of colored leaves makes us impress the beauty. This feeling has something in common with our District conference. At the speech contests, the scene which contestants having a distinct personality compete for each other impress the audience. Many of the
volunteer members contributing for the conference light up the whole of conference with their own efforts. The most important thing is that participants’ smiles will give the color to the conference. I am very looking forward to seeing such beautiful scene at the fall conference.
You can register on-site for both Japanese and English tall tales contests. If you had not registered yet, please join us!

<IMPORTANT> Announcement of the First District Council Meeting

As we announced through President-VPEs mailing list on October 4, District Council Meeting (DCM) #1 is going to be held on November 4, 2017. Club
President and VPE of a club are required to attend the DCM#1. A club has two voting rights, President has one and VPE has one. Please attend the

  • District 76 Council Meeting #1
  • Date & Time: November 4th (Sat), 2017 9:30 am-12:00 am
  • Place: Nikkei Hall 1-3-7 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Please review the information of the DCM#1.
Agenda, Overview of DCM, Standing Rules are uploaded on the following URL.
Additional documents, such as details of our district budget, are also uploaded.
Please register District 76 Fall Conference.

Reports of District Executive Committee Meeting #2

The second District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting was held on September 10, 2017.
We agreed on the district budget 2017-2018. We are going to get approval this budget at DCM#1.
We mainly increased the budget for marketing expense in order to achieve District Goal, 2017-2018. Also, we budgeted the travel expense for Pathways Guides and Ambassadors.

■District budget details 2017-2018

We confirmed that Area 84 is closed, because there is only one ACTIVE club, in compliance with Protocol 7.0. The Clubs in Area 84 moved to Area 44, Division D. TM Vincent Andrada is appointed as an assistant Area 44 Director and Ambassador of Revitalizing Okinawa.
Accompanied by Toastmaster International decision of discontinuing fall conference from 2018, we asked the reports from Kazuko Kawauchi, DTM, the Committee Chair to consider District Council Meeting #1, and PQD TM Katashi Ishihara, the Committee to consider Fall Speech Contests to confirm
the current information from TMI.

Obituary Notice

Area 45 Director, TM Atsushi AK Kimura passed away in an accident on October 6. TM Kimura belonged to Tokyo Toastmasters Club and he took the role of Area 45 Director, 2017-2018. His bright personality and passionate of heart endeared him to everyone and he led many of members. May his soul rest in peace.

Announcement of Newly Appointed Area 45 Director

District Director Kitamura appointed new Area 45 Director to TM Rieko Ichiya.

Final Request Record Confirmation of Club Officers Training #1

This is the final chance to correct the records of your club officers attendance at the last Club Officers Training. Please contact your Area Director when you do find any correction.

District 76 Homepage Migration

Since the current D76 homepage support will be discontinued at the end of this year, it is required to migrate to a new homepage. The date of migration is scheduled for January 1, 2018. On the new homepage, smartphone support and a club search function will be implemented.
Please write your ideas to enhance our current website (http://district76.org) into the google spreadsheet in free form at: https://goo.gl/GwpcSh
The general outline about the new homepage will be announced in the DCM at the fall conference 2017.

Announcements of Upcoming Online-seminars
  1. November 12th (Sun) 7:00am – 8:30am
    Title : “PATHWAYS”(English Version )
    ※ Basic information of “Pathways”. This webinar will be an English session and will provide the same contents that district did on September 10th in Japanese.
    Instructors: Bunzo Suzuki (Chief Ambassador), Katashi Ishihara (Program Quality Director)
  2. Registration HereNovember 26th (Sun) 7:00am – 8:00am
    Title: “広報の楽しみ方 ~新規見学者はどこにいる?~(仮)” (Japanese Session)
Announcement of Recorded Online-seminars
Introduction of New Clubs

Masamune Toastmasters Club (Charter Date: September 26th, 2017 )
Masamune Toastmasters Club, naming after the historical figure Masamune Date (1567-1636), who established the modern-day Sendai, has been chartered as the first Japanese Toastmasters club in Tohoku region.
Masamune Toastmasters Club will grow with its solid teamwork. Located between the mountains and the sea, Sendai—the largest city in Tohoku region – is a vibrant town with lots of cultural events throughout the year, including the Tanabata festival, jazz festival, and illumination pageant. These
events have grown out of grassroots activities. This year 2017 marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of Masamune Date. In this celebratory year, Masamune Toastmasters Club was chartered. We appreciate your support!

■Meeting Information of Masamune TMC■

  • Date: Every Monday, 6:40 – 7:50 pm
  • Venue:Sendai International Center, Koryu Corner A
  • Language: Japanese

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