Vol. 31 (April 15, 2022)
Announcement from District Director
Dear fellow Toastmasters,
‘The District 76 Annual Conference’ will be coming soon on May!
During this Conference, the District Council Meeting (DCM # 2) will be held online on May 15th in addition to the Speech Contest. At the meeting, 2022-2023 Club Alignment Plan will be adopted and the District officer election will be held for the next new term.
The DCM consists of each club President, Vice President of Education, and District officers with each club having two votes. This is very important conference for your club that is held only twice a year in spring and autumn. So please mark your calendar and join the meeting. Attendance information will be sent by the Administrative Manager to you soon!
Let’s liven up the whole Conference!
Announcement from Program Quality Director
District 76 Speech Contest
Hi fellow Toastmasters! The Annual Conference will be held next month. This year, District 76 speech contests and educational events will be held online. Details will be updated on the special website.
No prior application is required this year. We will open it on the Zoom webinar. If anyone is interested in Toastmasters, please tell them the URL of the special website.
- 5/14 Sat 10:00-12:30 Japanese Humorous Speech Contest：Host Division E
- 5/14 Sat 14:00-16:30 English Humorous Speech Contest：Host Division F
- 5/21 Sat 13:00-15:30 Japanese Speech Contest：Host Division B
- 5/22 Sun 13:00-15:30 International Speech Contest：Host Division G
Educational Event in Annual Conference
The outline of the educational session has been decided.
We will inform you as follows. Details will be updated on the special website as well. The application form will be announced on the special website.The website is here:
Club Energizing Program
The deadline for submitting applications for the Club Energizing Program is 2022/4/30.
Please submit each application form to the Division Director via Area Director.
Each prize will be sent to the roster address registered in Toastmasters International.
If you would like to designate a different address, please let us know via Area Director. (The club prize will be sent to the club president’s address, but if you would like to designate a different address, please let us know as well.)
Announcement from Club Growth Director
Let’s Welcome a New Club!
I would like to introduce a new club.
Our 4th new club in this Toastmaster year is Kashiwa Toastmasters Club!
This community club, located in Kashiwa-shi, Chiba, is a diverse club with non-Japanese members who participate from overseas. In addition to regular meetings in English, they also offer opportunities to practice discussions in easy English and Japanese. Let’s give a warm welcome to our newest friends.
Corporate Club Supporters Wanted!
District 76 (Japan) continues to support companies willing to take advantage of the Toastmasters program and establish an in-house club.
Also, we are always looking for Toastmaster supporters who want to join us in helping corporate clubs to charter. It is a great opportunity for the supporters to gain experience as a club sponsor or mentor. If you are interested and can attend lunchtime or evening meetings on weekdays, please contact us using the following form.
Toastmasters International – Service Outage
Toastmasters International is preparing for the May launch of its new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform, which will serve as the foundation for the overall digital strategy that supports the online experience. To support the launch of ERP, some online and back-office transactions as well as website availability will be temporarily suspended. Please see the below link for a timeline of the anticipated service interruptions, as well as how they may impact you.
Announcement from Global Liaison Team
We love speeches! Joint event between Toastmasters Japan and “Sekai to watashi”
Do you know that there are many people learning Japanese overseas?
How about meeting and talking with them on “public speeches”?
Date: From JST 21:00 to 22:30, Thursday 28 April Online
(Free of charge, just register!)
Do you know that a large number of people are studying Japanese all over the world.
“Sekai to Watashi” is an online community that connects those Japanese learners with each other and provides opportunities for the learners to enjoy talking in Japanese.
Why don’t you join us and enjoy talking to those people in Japanese over various topics related to the public speeches?
How to register:
Please find below the flyer of the meeting. Using the QR code in the flyer, please open the link to the registration form. Please kindly note that the flyer is in Japanese but there is English assistance in the registration form.
For more information:
Global Liaison Team of Toastmasters Club, Japan