October 24, 2023

  • Detroit Lions and the Winning Spirit
  • Save the Date: Live COT
  • WordPress Workshop 2
  • Promoting Toastmasters at MISHRM
  • Media Mavens This Wednesday
  • CU*Toastmasters Today!

Unleashing the Winning Spirit: District 62 Toastmasters Takes Charge!

by Laura St. Louis, DTM

We all know the jokes and memes about the Detroit Lions or should we say Li-Downs? But did you know they are currently number one in the league? That’s right! They are working together, throwing the ball with excellence, and preventing the opposing team from scoring. They are now a well-oiled machine.

This is exactly what we see in District 62. Our club growth team, led by the amazing Kim Lynn, is actively following up on new leads and members are starting clubs in their workplaces.

We are turning the corner from some tough years and guests are attending our meetings regularly.

Do you feel the energy and excitement in the air? It’s all because of you, the members, and your can-do spirits. We are making things happen and the benefits of Toastmasters are becoming more apparent to our community members.

Let’s keep up the momentum and continue to thrive. We have a winning team here in District 62 and together we can achieve greatness. Thank you for all that you do!

Together, We Succeed!


Working in a Team Environment

Wendy Williamson, our Region Advisor, will be the keynote speaker at our first Winter Club Officer Training (COT). The title of the main workshop is Working in a Team Environment. Here’s what to expect:

Four Key Elements a Team Must Have to be Successful

  • Commitment: Empower with ownership of roles, Execute responsibilities successfully, Energize with respect and humor.
  • Communication: Share freely, provide feedback, encourage participation
  • Collaboration: Establish common objectives, share planning and work, rely on each other for advice
  • Conflict Resolution: Solutions and techniques

Also included in the Winter COTs

Officers asked for more information on membership building and retention so you can also expect these topics:

  • Finding new members
  • Closing the Sale
  • Creating the Best Club Climate
  • Keeping the Commitment

Where’s the COT? You Help? See What’s Needed for a COT Venue


Get Online for The WordPress Workshop!

Learn the basics on how to manage your club’s WordPress website. David Carr will be teaching website and agenda administration and will engage in discussion and Q & A. Tomorrow! October 25 at 7:00 PM

Find Out More About WordPress Toastmost for Your Club Website


Promoting Toastmasters to Professionals

District Director Laura St. Louis and Club Growth Director Kimberly Lynn hosted a booth at the MISHRM Conference in Grand Rapids. They talked to HR professionals about the benefits of Toastmasters!

Media Mavens first launch party at WKTV 

by Pamela Keim

Thank you, Tom Norton-General Manager for sharing the opportunities for people that would like to become a social media influencer and learn camera skills to communicate today! Next launch party will be on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM. Come and learn more about this new club that will start soon. We meet at WKTV: 5162 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509. Questions? Contact Pamela at grandtapmedia@gmail.com


CU*Toastmasters hosts their first Grand Opening Celebration! Next event is this afternoon!

Join us to support this new club at 4:30 PM on October 24. CU*Answers is located at 6000 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Arrive early to check in and get security clearance.

Public Relations Manager Julie Gessner leads at the first club meeting.
With the help of several Toastmasters the kick-off event was successful. Many attendees from CU*Answers took part in the Table Topics session.


Check out the D62 Website HERE.

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  • Julie Gessner: Public Relations Manager
  • Anna Donahue: Web Administrator/ Publisher
  • Robin Kaczanowski: Editor
  • Liz Reynolds: Graphic Design

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