June 13, 2023

  • Officer Training for New Year
  • Forge Your Own Path
  • Get ToastMost for Your Club

Sign Up Now for The COT and Hall of Fame! 

Mark your calendars for June 24! Club Officer Training is happening and we are scheduling both online and onsite attendance. Sign up now to attend at the Grand Valley Seidman College of Business, 50 Front Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 or sign up online. 

Zoom online registration

Live onsite registration

For the big day, credentialing will kick off at 8:30am, followed by an action-packed program starting at 9:00am. We’ll break for lunch around 12:30-1 PM, with the event expected to wrap up by 4:00 PM. 

The Theme,”United We Succeed,” with the stunning “Unity” logo from the Spring Conference takes center stage. Our focus this year is on building and supporting new district clubs while empowering our existing core clubs.

The Hall of Fame will credit Toastmasters who have achieved greatness during the recent Toastmasters year, 2022-23. Sign up to attend and celebrate with the winners! 


Lesson #4 Only You Know What’s Best For You

One day you finally knew

what you had to do, and began,

though the voices around you

kept shouting

their bad advice –

thought the while house

began to tremble

and you felt the old tug

at your ankles.

“Mend my life!”

Each voice cried.

But you didn’t stop.

Mary Oliver wrote this poem as a “testimony to the power of trusting yourself, especially when there are so many other people around you trying to vie for your attention.” Mary Oliver is telling the reader that knowing what to do is not the same as being able to prioritize and putting your work first.

We all have many things vying for our attention. They can include kids, spouse, pets, parents, work, extracurricular activities, and Toastmasters. As the incoming District Director, I have masses of requests wanting my attention including finding people to be a part of the District Executive Committee (DEC).

I also understand that while you may want to be a part of the DEC, you have a lot of other things vying for your time and attention. What I can tell you is that becoming part of this committee is a way to develop yourself in ways you may not have imagined before. 

I am so glad I answered the call in April of 2016 to be a part of the DEC. I hope you will consider it as well. If you want to learn more, please contact me at majaplus5@gmail.com.


Meet David Carr, Website Developer

Learn More! Toastmost Club Website Workshops

Join David F. Carr, DTM, creator of WordPress for Toastmasters and operator of Toastmost.org to learn both WordPress basics and how to take best advantage of the agenda and member management features. David will start by demonstrating how to create a club website on Toastmost.org, the club hosting service of the WordPress for Toastmasters open-source software project. You will learn how to customize the digital agenda and apply basic search and social media marketing techniques to your club’s online marketing.

Wednesday June 14, 2023 12:00 PM EDT

Wednesday June 21, 2023 9:00 PM EDT to 10:15 PM EDT

Guest presenter Loni Huff of Dungeons & Toast will share pro tips on how to make your club website shine.


Check Out What’s Happening at The Toastmasters International Convention

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