The District 76 Times Vol.8

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The District 76 Times

Vol. 8 (December 6, 2020)

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Announcements from Program Quality Director

Naoki Yoshino, Program Quality Director

Evaluation Festival

Thank you for your participation in the Evaluation Festival Session 1.

The Session 2 has just begun! Looking forward to your evaluation!

Evaluation Festival Season 2

TM Mami Izawa(Japanese), TM Hiroyuki Omosaki (Japanese), TM Naomichi Sawada(Japanese),
TM Takashi Oda(Japanese and English)

Toastmasters Leadership Institute
(TLI/ The 2nd Club Officers Training)

The schedule of TLI/COT2 is shown below.

We will have Division I TLI on 20th December. Then on 17th January 2001 World Champion of Public speaking Mr. Darren Lacroix will present the workshop “Unforgettable Presentation in Division H TLI. Looking forward to seeing you all! Darren LaCroix “How to write a speech!”

Darren LaCroix: “How to write a speech!” (YouTube)

Date Division Venue Registration
2020/12/ 5 (Sat.) G Online Closed
2020/12/20 (Sun.) J Online Registration
2021/ 1/17 (Sun.) C Online TBA
2021/ 1/17 (Sun.) H Online Registration
2021/ 1/24 (Sun.) F Online TBA
2021/ 1/24 (Sun.) I Online TBA
2021/ 1/30 (Sat.) E Online TBA
2021/ 1/30 (Sat.) B Online TBA
2021/ 1/31 (Sun.) A Online TBA
2021/ 1/31 (Sun.) D Online TBA

TLI/COT2 Schedule
(D76 website)

Moments of Truth

“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 (one submission / club).

MOT Japanese Resources

MOT English Resources

Submission Form

Clubs who have already submitted

Thank you for your cooperation!

Area Club Website
B24 Aoyama Lunch Toastmasters Club Website
A11 Sendai Lunch Speakers Website
B23 Nakano Toastmasters Club Website
B24 Aoyama Lunch Toastmasters Club Website
C33 La Voce Toastmasters Club Flier
C35 Tokyo American Club Website
D42 Makuhari Bayside Toastmasters Club Website
D44 Tokyo Phoenix Toastmasters Club Website
E51 Yokohama Ni Hao Toastmasters Club Website
E54 Yokohama Frontier Toastmasters Club Website
G71 Tokushima Toastmasters Club Website
G73 Aki Toastmasters Club Website
G74 Momiji Toastmasters Club Website
H81 Shimonoseki Toastmasters Club Website
H84 Miyazaki Toastmasters Club Website
H84 Nakakyusyu Toastmasters Club Website
H84 Kagoshima Toastmasters Club Website

Online Speech Contest

Attached is the Online Contest Best Practice Japanese translation.

Online Contest Best Practice
(Japanese Translation)

You need to follow the contest rule as usual and also this best practice and the webinar are very useful to conduct the online speech contest successfully.

Submit Open-House Information (for Club Officers).

Satomi Matoba, Club Growth Director

Please submit the open-house meeting information of your club to the Area Director

Dear club leaders,

We have started advertising a special web page for the Open House project. Please review the page here.

Open-House Special Page

The list of open house meetings will be updated regularly, and I strongly recommend all clubs to get their meetings listed as soon as possible to maximize the number of participants.

If your club is experiencing any difficulty in planning one, or contemplating to hold a joint meeting, please do not hesitate to ask your Area Director for help.


+5 Membership Campaign

(Please see this flier for details on the campaign)

First 5 Award

Gift certificates for the TI shop will be presented to the first five clubs that won a +5 Award.

[Class of clubs with12 members or less]

3rd Place C33 La Voce Toastmasters Club

Congratulations on a fantastic increase of membership from 8 to 13!

New Prospective Clubs

One new prospective club was formed recently. Please give them your strong support.

7837349 Dow Online Japan Club

Zoom Registration (2021 Jan. ~ 2021 Mar.)

Noriko Takiguchi, Online Logistics Manager

We would like to say thank you very much for your energetic activity despite threat and influence of coronavirus. We start to accept your application of the Zoom account licensed by District 76 from January to March 2021.

Deadline: Sunday, December 20th, 2020 by 11:59pm

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

If your club fall into either of the below two cases, please fill out the “Registration Form” below. Then, please fill out the Date Application Form below.

  1. Your club will use the District 76 Zoom account for the first time.
  2. Your club wants to change your account in the District 76 Zoom group.

Registration Form

(2) Application Form for the Date of Use

Please fill out desired dates by the Date Application Form.

Date Application Form

※You can apply the use of Zoom account up to for six times. If your club will use Zoom more frequently, please consider using free account or buying licensed account on your club’s expense, etc..

— We would like to ask your club to use free accounts, purchase licensed account, or share them among multiple clubs or within Area as possible, since the Zoom license D76 holds is limited in number.

Global Liaison Events

Yoshiko Kurisaki, Global Liaison Manager

Holidays Around the World

=== From 9 AM on 13 December ===

Celebrate the holiday season together through 24-hour marathon Toastmasters meeting!

The event starts from Japan and goes around the globe (2-hour x 12 meetings will be held continuously).

Meeting in Japan: Grand opening of the event!

  • Date & Time: Dec, 13th (Sun) 9:00-11:00 am [GMT+9, JST]
  • Theme: Holiday around the world ~The way I like~
  • Agenda: Kick off ceremony/ Ice break/ Prepared speech/ Prompt speech/ Evaluation


Inquiry: (District 76 Global Liaison Team)

This event is organized by the Toastmasters club District 76 Global Liaison Team with a great support by Shibuya Toastmasters Club and others.

Note: We welcome you to join with a costume that matches the theme!

by Hiro Kusumi

Twitter Campaign 2nd Period Results!

Arata Doi, Integrated Advertising Manager

Twitter Campaign “Let’s Become a Naka-no-hito (Social media manager)! 2nd Period Results

We have received submissions from many clubs during the 2nd Period (Application: 10/21~11/30, Measurement: 10/21~11/30).
We are pleased to announce the top three contributors.

The following prizes will be awarded to the top three contributors’ clubs (designated clubs at the time of submission).

★Prize: $10.00 Gift Certificate to be used on Toastmasters International’s website.

We will contact them individually for shipping method and timing.

The winners were selected based on the number of impressions per tweet (how many people saw it), not the number of “likes” or “retweets”.

The number of engagements (エンゲージメント総数) increases with the frequency that the posted image or link is clicked. For this reason, the number of engagements of posts with images and links tends to be higher. So we have decided to rank the contributors based on the number of impressions.

Multiple entries by the same person and posts by the digital marketing team are excluded.


[The First Place] Shin-Osaka Leaders Toastmasters, Club Impressions: 1,112

[The Second Place] Shimonoseki Toastmasters Club, Impressions: 716

[The Third Place] Nishinomiya Toastmasters Club, Impressions: 566

[Other Popular Tweets]

The following tweets also got high impressions. We hope that you will use it as a reference for future applications.


Please submit your tweet using this application form:

Application Form

*Login to Google account is required.

[Lists of Application Periods]

  • 1st Period: 9/28~10/20
  • 2nd Period: 10/21~11/20
  • 3rd Period: 11/21~12/20
  • 4th Period: 12/21~1/20
  • 5th Period: 1/21~2/20
  • 6th Period: 2/21~3/20
  • 7th Period: 3/21~4/20

The results will be announced in the newsletter distributed by District76 of the following month.

Toastmasters Cafe ~ Do you have a meeting that makes you naturally want to invite your friends?

Masayuki Tanaka, Division D Director

Hello, this is Division D Director Tanaka.

I am pleased to introduce the World Café hosted by Division D.

With COVID-19, various activities in the world are being asked to change their styles.

Toastmasters clubs are no exception. There are clubs that have switched to online, clubs that are looking for a hybrid of in-person and online, and clubs that will hold the event at the venue as long as they are allowed to do so. Some clubs may be inactive.

But this is the time to stop and ask the question, “What is a good club? Why not join us to discuss it?

And why not use it as a hint to think about the future of the club?

Three veteran toastmasters (TM Masako Kuroda, TM Takahide Miyawaki, and TM Tomohide Oshima), who have a lot of experience in starting up clubs, will share their own stories, which will be discussed among participants in a World Cafe format to answer the question “What is a good club? and look for insights that will lead to future action.

We look forward to your participation.

We also welcome participants from outside of Division D.

Mainly in Japanese

Date and time
December 27, 2020 15:00 – 17:30

Online seminars with zoom.
The URL for participation will be sent to the subscribed email address at a later date

Click Here to Apply

(From Editor)

The District 76 Times around year end and new-year holidays will be issued in the following schedule.

  • Vol. 9: December 25, 2020
  • Vol. 10-11: January 15, 2021
Hirohiko Kashiwagi, Administration Manager, 2020-2021
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