District 26 Toastmaster Of The Year Nominations

As our 2015-2016 Toastmaster year comes to an end, it is time to consider who has contributed to our Districts success during the past year. Thankfully, many people have helped us create a fine member experience. Will you now consider nominating people for special recognition?

Please submit nominations for District 26 Toastmaster of the Year, Area Director of the Year, and Division Director of the Year by June 30, 2016. You may use the Local Recognition Form as you consider who you would like to nominate. Toastmasters International has not updated the titles on the form. Yet, the form is still good for guiding your decision of whom to nominate.

  • Due Date: June 30, 2016
  • Email: District Director Deborah Frauenfelder, DD1516@D26Leaders.org
  • Subject Line: TMY Nomination — <enter name of your nominee>
    • Example:  TYM Nomination —  Deborah Frauenfelder
    • Note: Please do not nominate Deborah Frauenfelder this was just an example.
  • Include: Your name, email, and phone number along with the nominees name, email, phone and a narrative describing why you would like to nominate the person in the subject line.
  • Multiple Nominations: You may nominate multiple people for each award.

2015-2016 District Director Deborah Frauenfelder will make the final selection and the awards will be presented during the Hall of Fame Luncheon during fall conference on November 12, 2016.

Potential 2016-2017 Area Director Volunteers

The search for 2016-2017 Area Directors continues. If you would like to become an Area Director for the 2016-2017 Toastmasters year, please reach out to 2016-2017 District Director-Elect Darryle Brown at email: PQD1516@D26Leaders.org.

Area Director’s receive credit towards their Advanced Leader Silver award after serving the entire 2016-2017 year.

Upcoming Events

  • Toastmaster Leadership Institutes (TLIs) are scheduled for June 2016. Officers of every club across District 26 should plan to attend one of the Club Officer training sessions.  The learning experiences are phenomenal when Toastmasters across our district gather together to share information with one another.


Benefits of membership in Toastmasters District 26

  • Improve your communication abilities in a positive and supportive environment
  • Professionally prepared educational materials and resources
  • Speak off the cuff on any topic
  • Enhance your confidence, self-esteem, and credibility
  • Expanded range of social and networking opportunities
  • Personal and career advancement through growth and performance
  • Formal recognition of achievement

The Mission of District 26

To enhance the performance and extend the networks of clubs, thereby offering greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from the Toastmasters educational program by:

  • Focusing on the critical success factors as specified by the district educational goals and membership goals.
  • Ensuring that each club effectively fulfills its responsibilities to its members.
  • Providing effective training and leadership development opportunities for club and district officers.


Toastmasters International Mission, Vision, and Values: The mission statements, the value statement and envisioned future succinctly express the function of each organizational unit can be read in their entirety here.


Toastmasters International Envisioned Future: To be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.


A Toastmasters meeting is: A hands-on workshop in which participants learn or enhance their communication and leadership skills in a supportive environment. A typical club has 10-30 members who meet weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Most Toastmasters meetings are 60-90 minutes long. Take a look at this video and see what a meeting roles are like. Remember, this is an example, all clubs have their own personalities. Visit a few until you find the club that is the “fit” for you.

If you are ready to start on your path of becoming a better communicator and leader Find a Club and visit a meeting near you! 

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