March 12, 2024

  • Division Contests are Starting
  • 20 Ideas for Membership Building
  • Spotlight on Josh Winkelstein
  • Early Bird Registration is on!
  • Last Call for Presenters at Conference
  • Sponsor Ads and Booktables

Top Tips for Membership Building; These 20 ideas will help you engage your current members and gain new ones.

Young Life

I was born in Buffalo New York in 1958 and lived there until the tender age of 10 when I was ripped away from my friends and school and transported with my family to Oakland California.  There I completed grade and junior high school before open enrollment allowed me to attend Berkeley High School in, well, Berkeley.  The BHS mascot was the Yellowjacket and like we always said: “take the High out of BHS and all you have left is …well, you get the picture.

Josh with IPDD Stefan Jenssen, Josh and his bike, Relaxing after retiring from I.T., and with his very large lizard.
Work and Volunteering

Recently I retired from 25 years in I.T. and now keep myself busy with Toastmasters and the American Brotherhood Aiming Towards Education (A.B.A.T.E.), a motorcyclist’s rights organization. For Toastmasters, my volunteer work includes W Division Director as well as Area 2 and Area 20 Director. For A.B.A.T.E. I am Region 8 Treasurer and Area Coordinator. As you can see, if it is volunteer labor I am wildly successful at it. Nevertheless, I work hard to ensure the members get what they pay for. Keep Reading…

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  • Meet new Toastmasters / Connect with Toastmaster friends
  • Keynote: International Director, Region 6 Dawn Frail, DTM
  • Watch amazing speakers and the Speech Contests
  • Enjoy Entertainment and Refreshments 
  • Celebrate our History! District 62 is 65 years old
  • Congratulate our newest Distinguished Toastmasters
  • Experience the Air Zoo and Aerospace Museum


  • Sponsor an ad to promote your business
  • Purchase a Book Table to sell your book or creation
  • Become a Presenter: Submissions Due March 15
  • Volunteer as Chair for Decorations or Bookstore
  • Volunteer to help out other Chairs like AV/Tech, Contests
  • Help find Major Sponsors for the day
  • Donate a Gift Basket, Product or Service for a Raffle
  • Share some history from your club to celebrate 65 years


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