Third Quarter Theme for January thru March:

Reclaim, Train & Gain!

By LGET Phil Jackson, DTM

Happy New Year Fellow Toastmasters! I hope everyone had a joyous and wonderful time over the holidays and are set and ready to go to make the second half of our Toastmasters Year fun and productive. The theme for this quarter is Reclaim, Train & Gain! This quarter all clubs’ focus should be on reclaiming former members, training all members and gaining new members!

Fellow Toastmasters - there are a lot ways to Reclaim, Train and Gain club members. I have presented some ideas that have worked for other clubs within our district. However your club chooses to work toward significant progress in these areas over the next three months, remember the old Chinese proverb “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Please begin.

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The Results are in...

During the 2014 Winter TLI North/South, members participated in a Toastmasters Speed Dating event. The data collected during this gathering has been compiled, organized, and correlated. LGM Bork has revealed the information collected will be released soon. Keep checking back to get the scoop...

Nominations for District Offices...

These nomination forms are due by March 28, 2014. Please refer to the bottom of the form for submission information.

Website Updates

The January/February Newsletter has been released and is available on the Newsletters Page.

Also, the Resources Page has a variety of documents and manuals for use by all Toastmasters. Please visit this page regularly for new and updated information.

2014 Spring Conference

May 2 - May 3, 2014

Details:
Holiday Inn Hotel - Birmingham Airport
5000 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35212
District Speech Evaluation Contest to be held on May 2nd (Friday Night)
District International Speech Contest to be held on May 3rd (Saturday Night)

Let's Make the Impossible - Possible!

Online Registration Form*

*Prices include fees associated with Online Registration

Mail-in Registration Form

For more information about the Hotel itself, please visit their website.

Dues collection is upon us...

courtesy of the Toastmasters International website

Beginning February 28, 2014, payments for April membership dues renewals will be accepted online. Club officers: log in to www.toastmasters.org/clubcentral. Enter your user name and personal password. The due date for this renewal period is April 1, 2014.

Once logged in, click on the club name and number for which you are paying dues (middle of page).

Under the heading Conduct Club Business click on Pay dues (center of page). Once on this page, simply select the option of "in the future." This will pull up all orders with a future membership end-date. Select the members you wish to pay for and follow the prompts to submit payment. Some important notes regarding membership payment processing:
  • There must be a minimum of eight members paying dues and three must be renewing. Renewals can be submitted online, by mail or by fax.
  • We do not advise submitting renewals by email as it is not secure.
  • If paying by check, you can print the list with the renewing members indicated and mail it, along with payment, to Toastmasters International. Checks must be made payable to Toastmasters International.
With 14,350 clubs paying dues online, TI encourages you to pay early and avoid any system slowness due to heavy activity.

New from Toastmasters.org

Have you ever wondered how the Divisions in District 77 are scattered across Alabama, SW Mississippi, and NW Florida?

Take a few moments and look at this Map.

2013-2014 Proxy Form

If you are a President or Vice President-Education who will not be able to attend the District Council Meeting; please take a moment to fill out this form. This form must be presented to the Credentials Chair before the District Council Meeting takes place. Download the Form.

Club Building Strategy for the District

Organizing new clubs is a Toastmasters district’s primary responsibility. Often viewed as a challenging activity, it can also be rewarding when done correctly. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

2013 - 2014 Banner Contest

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