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Election 2018 -2019 Nominated candidates

Fellow Toastmasters,

One month from now we will meet in Athens and decide the Future of 3 Districts.
We will be casting votes for Future District 95,Future District 108 and Future District 110  Core teams and Division Directors, for the 2018-2019 term.
In order to make our decision better informed, a District Leadership Committee, chaired by Dirk Brueckner, has been working hard over the past months, running interviews and vetting candidates.
Below are the Nominated Candidates for Core Team Elected Positions and for Division Director Positions:

Future District 95

Core Team Nominated candidates:                                                          Division Directors Nominated candidates:

                                       

 

Future District 108

Core Team Nominated candidates:                                                          Division Directors Nominated candidates:

                                       

 

Future District 110

Core Team Nominated candidates:                                                          Division Directors Nominated candidates:

                                       

 

 

Besides them, any candidate that meets the requirements can decide to run from the floor during the District Council Meetings on May 26th.

Andrei Popescu
2017-2018 District Director

Talk-Up Toastmasters Membership Building Contests is now open!

Add 5 or more members to your club over the 2-month period (February-March) you will get recognition and a fancy ribbon from Toastmasters International!

Details can be found on the link below :
https://www.toastmasters.org/…/F5673723522A4FA29B7ED302B2F4…

What you can do already is:
1) Tell your club members that the Talk Up Toastmasters contest is here
2) Have a look at one of our PR Webinars
3) Make sure that at your next club meeting you have membership application forms prepared!

Stay tuned for more information 

Residential weekend 2018 – events around our District

I would like to share with you information about upcoming and passed events in the Districts. Below you can find details of an upcoming event happening in Division L (Czech Republic):

‘Do you know how you can fit celebration, discovery, and expression into just one weekend? The residential weekend‘s team knows. Yes, that means the residential weekend returns in 2018 to bring all enthusiastic Toastmasters members together to have fun, learn, inspire each other, be KIND and have fun, fun and FUN!

Maybe you, beautiful, can guess the main theme of this exciting event? KIND WORDS! Kind words can be short & easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. So what’s your kind word?

Save the dates: Friday, February 16th evening to Sunday, February 18th before lunch. Check our FB event page to discover the workshops and many more valuable yet spiced up with a pinch of fun information.

What can you be looking for?

* Numerous workshops on Saturday (in English and Czech/Slovak in 3 different tracks),
* Master Class on Saturday and Sunday morning,
* Stand-up Comedy night on Saturday evening,
* Fun events on Friday and Saturday (networking, bowling and more…).

You can find more details on the even website www.residentialweekend.cz.
Join us for a weekend of fun, kindness, inspiration, and discovery! It would be a huge honor to have you there.

Looking forward to seeing you at the hugest informal Toastmasters event in the Czech Republic! ‘

Spring 2018 District Conference – Athens, May 25-27

 

We know many of you are tingling with anticipation, as you think about the Joint Conference in Athens next year.
Never in the history of Toastmasters in Europe have we seen such a gathering of talent, creativity and enthusiasm.

More details will come over the next weeks,  but in the mean time….  Save the Date!

When? 25-27 May 2018

Where? Divani Caravel Hotel (2, Vas. Alexandrou Street, 16121 Athens, Greece)

 

Act Now!  Book your Hotel!
In order to book your room at the conference venue hotel, please use only the following link:
https://divanicaravel.reserve-online.net/?bkcode=TOASTMASTERS2018

We’ve secured a number of rooms for a special rate, more convenient than what we’d get in a 5-star hotel.
And we expect those rooms to sell out fast…
More information about the Venue can be found here

Please communicate this information with all the members in your Club, to make sure everyone is up to date…

 

 

 

Save the date – fall conferences in our District

One of the reasons why being part of Toastmasters is great are the events. During the spring and the autumn, you can find several occasions to see new cities and meet interesting people – the Conferences. Our District is divided into Divisions – some of them have two or three countries so here is an opportunity – at one event you get the chance to get introduced to more than one culture.

Each event is different and the Divisions not only use this opportunity to offer very good training sessions but is also a networking event for the members and non-members. In order to make it easier we had a calendar, and you can use it to #travelWithToastmasters and learn more about people, habits, culture and see very good public speaking competitions in this part of Europe.

Ambassador Program for District 95

The Club Ambassador Program (CAP) is an innovative educational program that offers benefits for all those involved — the members-ambassadors who visit clubs, the clubs which are visited, the home clubs of the members-ambassadors, and the District 95 as a whole.

Visiting other clubs helps members grow by moving them out of their comfort zones. In addition, it is an opportunity to see how other clubs function. Our Clubs, Areas, Divisions and District benefits when members go outside their clubs, learning, adapting, and soon filling leadership roles in the club, area, division and district.

What will YOU gain?
– New Ideas to bring back to your own club to keep the excitement strong and helping it flourish.
– New Opportunities to participate as a speaker or other meeting functionary
– New Friends! Why wait for an Area, Division or District conferences to meet new people?
– New Experiences, which will help you get the most out of Toastmasters!

What will YOU earn?
When you turn in your SECOND completed CAP form, you will receive the following:
– The Designation of being an Official District 95 ‘CLUB AMBASSADOR’ 
– Recognition at the District 95 Spring Conference on May 18-20, 2018
– the opportunity to go for one of this year’s ‘CLUB AMBASSADOR’ of the Year Awards (details below).

How does CAP work?
As member-ambassador, you choose the club you want to visit. Many clubs offer open houses or speaking events: see the calendar in Easy Speak for all clubs in your area, division and District 95. You can also use the ‘CLUB AMBASSADOR’ program to complete an educational or leadership goal, practice for an upcoming contest, or just indulge simple curiosity.
What should you do when you visit a club? Perform a role, either speaking or functionary, participate in the Demo meeting for a new or non-chartered club, or just be a guest.

How to Complete The CLUB AMBASSADOR’ visit?
– Find a club that you’d like to visit that fits your schedule — the club does not have to be in your area, your division, or even District 95! The only restriction is that the club cannot be one that you are a member of or are the area/division director of; i.e. to become a ‘CLUB AMBASSADOR’, area and division directors will have to visit (and complete/submit forms for) three clubs outside of their area and division respectively.
ALWAYS contact the club beforehand to verify meeting date/time/location, and ask to be put on the agenda if you’d like to speak/can perform a meeting role and let them know you are coming (or you can just show up)
– Print out the 2017-2018 The CLUB AMBASSADOR’ Form. Fill out the top portion (your name, email address, home club), and bring the form with you on your visit.
– At the meeting: observe, participate, take notes, then have the visited club’s VPE (or other officer) sign the form.
– Submit your completed form to the Program Quality Director via email (svetlanabreum@gmail.com). Note: credit will not be awarded for multiple visits to the same club.
– When the form is received/processed, you will get an email receipt with your visit’s information, which you may want to share with your home club or VPE. As soon as TWO completed forms are received, you will be noted as District 95 CLUB AMBASSADOR’!

The more clubs you visit, the more you add to the body of knowledge that helps everyone in our Area, Division and District, both members and clubs, grow to their full potential. Attend other Area Conference, Division or District Conference and earn Bonus – 10 (ten) additional points.

Please find here the Club Ambassador Form for print and download Club Ambassador Form_D95_2017-18

Keynote Speaker for D95 Famiglia Reunion revealed!

Signore i signori,

let me reveal Keynote Speaker for D95 Famiglia Reunion. My amico, Darren Tay, 2016 World Champion of Public Speaking, accepted my invitazione and come to Brno on 17th and 18th of November to Brno.

His vincente discorso…ehm..winning speech became famous even outside Famiglia.

Do you want to meet a World Champion? Register now – there are still tickets available!

Con saluti,

Giovanni, former Capo Superiore