The District 76 Times vol.2

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The District 76 Times

Vol. 2 (September 5, 2020)

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Announcements from District 76

・Greetings from Editor

・Introduction to Club Coach Program

・YouTube Interview Series

・Zoom Registration (2020 Oct. ~ 2020 Dec.)

・Evaluation Workshop with a European Champion


Greetings from Editor

Hirohiko Kashiwagi, Administration Manager

Two months have passed since the new term in Toastmasters started. Has your club business successfully taken off?

Newsletter from District 76 in this term, “The District 76 Times”, will be issued twice (around 20th and 5th) a month. Volumes issued on the 20th is a full version that contains various topics on District 76, and those issued on the 5th is a short-version that summarizes official announcements from District 76.

The needs of the members to Toastmasters and District 76 have been more and more diversified, and the amount of information to be dealt with has been increased accordingly. In light of this situation, in this term, District 76 has decided to bring the official information for all members together into “The District 76 Times” as much as possible.

I would appreciate it if you make a choice of information in which you are interested, from “The District 76 Times”.


Introduction to Club Coach Program

Satomi Matoba, Club Growth Director

=== September 12th, 10 am to 12 am ===

(The Zoom ID is disclosed in the registration form shown below.)
Language: Japanese

TM Daisuke Kouno, a former President of Nakameguro Yamanote Toastmasters Club and Kazumori Kishimura, a club coach of the club led the club to achieve full score in the Distinguished Club Program recovering from a status of 12 members.

They will share their stories of rebuilding a club and answer the questions from the floor. This on-line seminar aims to give guidance and insights to those who seek to become or invite a club coach.


1. Introduction to Club Coach Program, Satomi Matoba, Club Growth Director
2. How to rebuild a club (a story of a club president), Daisuke Kono
3. How to rebuild a club (a story of a club coach), Kazumori Kishimura
4. Q&A, Facilitator: Maki Matsumoto, Division I Director

Please write your questions in the registration form.


YouTube Interview Series

Chris Cooper, Public Relations Manager

Have you ever wondered how Toastmasters who win the District 76 International Speech Contest get so good? Were they always good speakers? Have you ever wanted to know more about how Toastmasters in Japan and how we got to where we are today?

PR Manager has started two new series for our District 76 YouTube Channel this term. One series will be focusing on what motivates individual Toastmasters and delves into their challenges and successes.

— Would you like to hear how the confident and commanding Ruskyle Howser’s journey to three-time District 76 International Speech Contest Champion didn’t start off that way? Check out the District 76 YouTube Channel:


— Are you interested in the story of how a friend’s invitation to a Halloween-themed Toastmaster’s meeting started a desire in Paul Malone to not only improve himself but help others? The finalist from this year’s District 76 International Speech Contest, known for his heartfelt and thought-provoking stories, tells us his reasons for helping start not just one or two, but four Toastmasters clubs. Check out the District 76 YouTube Channel:


— Or would you like to hear from the genteel and wise Haresh Kirpalani, a former Governor of Japan before we became District 76, as he tells us the history of how District 76 came into being and the 20-year plan to expand membership to 200 clubs from just 38? Check out the District 76 YouTube Channel:


I hope that through these two series you will be able to hear about the personal and entertaining stories of our Toastmasters in District 76 and something of our history as an organization.

To see the latest videos subscribe to the District 76 YouTube Channel!


Zoom Registration (2020 Oct. ~ 2020 Dec.)

Noriko Takiguchi, Online Logistics Manager

I would like to say thank you very much for your energetic activity despite threat and influence of coronavirus.

We will accept the applications of Zoom account of Distrist76 from October to December 2020.

deadline: Sunday, September 20th, 2020 by 11:59pm


① Registration Form for D76 Zoom account (e-mail address)

If your club applies to either of the below two cases, please fill out the Form ①. Then, please fill out the Form ② below.
1) If your club will use the account in the District 76 Zoom group for the first time.
2) If your club wants to change your account in the District 76 Zoom group.

②Application Form for the date of use of D76 Zoom Licensed account

※You can apply the Zoom account up to for six times. If your club will use Zoom more frequently, please consider making good use of the free account or buying your club’s own Licensed account.


Evaluation Workshop with a European Champion

Yoshiko Kurisaki, Global Liaison Manager

=== September, 20 (Sun) 20:00~22:00 ===

We are delighted to invite you to a two-hour online workshop focused on Speech Evaluations. The workshop will be interactive, and you’ll have the opportunity to evaluate two short speeches (One in English and the other in Japanese).

This session will be delivered by John Zimmer, an internationally recognized speaker and expert on public speaking, presentation skills and persuasion.


About John:
John won the European District Contest 9 times in total. He has won each of the four main Toastmasters speech contests at least once. He participated in the Evaluation Contest 4 times and won all 4. Three times in English and once in French. You can learn more about John on his website at:


This is a wonderful opportunity for you to:

• Understand the importance of evaluations
• Learn concrete tips on how to give a good evaluation
• Get motivated to give evaluations

Organiser:Global Liaison Team, District 76
Date & Time : 20 :00 – 22 :00 (JST), Sunday, 20 September 2020 (Time zone converter is here)

Language: Mostly English with a little Japanese
How many participants?: 180, First come first served
Who may participate ? : TMC members and those who are interested
Online conference using Zoom

Detail of the program:

• Please use this link to sign-up.
• You will receive the URL for the workshop three days before the workshop

Inquiries: Global Liaison Team,


(From Editor)

The next volume will be issued on around September, 20.

Hirohiko Kashiwagi, 2020-2021 Administration Manager
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