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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

The Transition Team – New Officers

Another HUGE topic on the agenda at our Be A Berliner conference were elections and appointments of OFFICERS to lead the District in 2017-2018. This will be a transitional year as the current District 95 will be re-structured to create 3 Districts. (2 new!).  A new Division – M – was also created resulting from approval of the last realignment proposal. (Details to follow). Meanwhile, here are the people who will spearhead the transition and ensure that our members are served. Congratulations!

District Core Team 2017-2018

Andrei PopescuDistrict Director 
Swetlana BreumProgram Quality DirectorDistrict 95
David GelkinProgram Quality DirectorFuture District 108
Bea BinczeProgram Quality DirectorFuture District 110
Tobias SchlosserClub Growth DirectorDistrict 95
Piotr ChimkoClub Growth DirectorFuture District 108
Lukas LiebichClub Growth DirectorFuture District 110
Ana M. MarinDistrict 95 Public Relations Manager*Appointed position
Henrik KammannDistrict 95 Finance Manager*Appointed position
Ola KuleszaDistrict 95 Administration Manager *Appointed Position
Olaf LangenbeckAssist. Finance Manager District 95*Appointed Position
Krzysztof KopecAssist. Finance Manager District 108*Appointed Position
Andreea CrasmariuAssist. Finance Manager District 110*Appointed Position
The officers who will lead the transition into 3 Districts.

Division Directors 2017-2018

Division AAnne Kathrin Jansen
Division BAnna Mazur
Division CKristin Kluck
Division DDániel Kővári
Division EJakub Bronowicki
Division FNaomi Carrington-Hockman
Division GSajita Nair
Division HCezar Ilea
Division IStefan Gruss
Division JElena Pawęta
Division KRobertas Sunokas
Division LZuzana Figurova
Division M Pavol Markovič

 

 

And the Winners Are!!

After an INSPIRING 2 days, we are proud and happy to announce the winners of our District 95 Speech and Evaluation Contests.  The District 95 Champion of the International Speech contest, Denise Banks-Grasedyke will travel to Vancouver in August to represent us at the World
Championship of Public Speaking, 2017! Congratulations to ALL OUR WINNERS!

 

 

 

 

 

International Speech Contest (English):

Denise Banks-Grasedyke

Vanya Eide

Alexandra Lewandowska

Evaluation Contest (English):

Ovidiu Oltean

Peter Hadju

Ben Parsens

 

 

 

 

 

International Speech (Redewettbewerb in der deutsche Sprache):

Thomas Müller

Martin Behring

Christiane Bischoff

Evaluation Contest (Bewertungswettbewerb in der deutsche Sprache):

Mel Kelly

Friederike Galland

Andreas Fehrens

 

 

 

Beat the Clock! Membership Campaign!

Dear Members,

Clock’s ticking – but you can still BEAT IT! Participate in the BEAT THE CLOCK membership campaign! From 1 May – 30 June ADD 5 NEW, DUAL or REINSTATED members to your club roster. What’s in it for you? CLUB grows. YOU grow. New people get to ENJOY the FUN and BENEFITS of
Toastmasters. Club banner is BEAUTIFUL – new ribbon, store discounts etc. equals Everybody HAPPY, HAPPY.

Dear Visitor! Here are ways to join one of our fine clubs in your area: http://toastmastersd95.org/d95-at-a-glance/our-clubs/

Tick-Tock – BEAT THE CLOCK!