We are pleased to announce that The District 77 Winter TLIs will be conducted this January in two locations: Birmingham and Pensacola. The TLIs will use the Open Space Meeting approach to maximum our time together. Workshops will focus on a variety of topics in order to discuss address real challenges, problems, and obstacles our clubs are facing.

Training is open to all members, but club officers should attend and engage in the appropriate sessions for their office.

We will share strategies and ideas that are working in some of our clubs. There will be ample time in the morning breakout sessions to exchange ideas. The afternoon sessions will have single topic options listed on the draft agenda with Open Space approach to work together to facilitate and exchange of information.

We have also allotted additional time for informal networking & discussions among attendees will provide opportunities for informal side meetings and allow participation in exploring areas of mutual interest in more depth.

There will be discussions from the division levels that will provide clubs the opportunity to connect with clubs in their areas & divisions to provide quality meetings.

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January 21, 2017

TLI Coordinator: Susan Edge, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: Protective Life Corporation, 2801 Hwy 280 South Birmingham, Alabama 35202.

Cost: $15 (includes the event, breakfast, and lunch)

RSVP deadline: January 14, 2017


January 28, 2017

TLI Coordinator: Carl Shackelford :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: Liberty Church, 2221 Blue Angel Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32506.

RSVP byJanuary 20, 2017

To register by mail, contact DeWayne Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AGENDA (subject to change)


8:00 AM

  • Registration – Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM

  • Plenary Session

  • Welcome & Introductions

  • Overview of Activities for the Day

  • Breaking the Ice Speech

  • Status of District

9:45 AM

  • Leadership: "Together We Are Better."

10:00 AM


10:20 AM

  • Club Officer Training Sessions
  • Discussion Group: Topic TBD


  • How do you preside over meetings and earn distinguished club recognition?

VP Education

  • How do you coordinate club schedule, manage mentor program, and plan a speech contest?

VP Membership

  • How do you recruit new members and conduct membership-building activities to maintain 20 members?

VP Public Relations

  • How do you publicize your club through social media and traditional media?


  • How do you maintain club files?


  • Managing club funds and collecting membership dues appropriately.

Sergeant at Arms

  • Best Practices: coordinate a club meeting.

12:00 PM

Lunch & Network

1:00 PM

Communication: "Together We Are Better."

1:15 PM

Single Topic Discussions

  • Speech Evaluations (Panel Discussion)
  • Mentor/Coaching
  • Understand the TI Website/Toast Host, etc.
  • Serving as a District Leader
  • Membership Building (Building Club Success)

2:00 PM


2:10 PM

Debriefing from Breakout Sessions (5 minutes each)

2:50 PM

Closing remarks, presentation of training and presenter certificates