Why Not Become a Club Mentor?

"Mentoring brings us together generation, class, and often race in a manner that forces us to acknowledge our interdependence, to appreciate, in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words, that we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. In this way, mentoring enables us to participate in the essential but unfinished drama of reinventing community, while reaffirming that there is an important role for each of us in it."

∼ Marc Freedman

Norm Frickey, Lieutenant Governor Education and Training

Norm Frickey, DTM

One of the options formeeting the Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) requirements is being a Mentor to a new club. A club mentor works with the club for at least six months, beginning from the day it charters. As a mentor, you share your expertise with less experienced individuals, gently guiding the club toward excellence and allowing its members to learn and the club to grow.

A Club Mentor:

  • Attends meetings and builds a personal rapport with the newly formed club.
  • Ensures the club is strong and fully functional. Sharing information with lessons from your own experiences.
  • Familiarizes the club with the TI Web site (www.toastmasters.org).
  • Encourages club members to use the TI web site as a resource for updates on the club’s progress in the DCP.
  • Conducts The Successful Club Series program "The Toastmasters Educational Program" and "How to Be a Distinguished Club."
  • Emphasizes the importance of recognizing members who work toward their goals.
  • Encourages club officers to attend district-sponsored training.
  • Meets with club officer and educates them on their standards.
  • Helps club members build positive habits – thus a Quality Club.
  • Fosters a culture of membership-building within the club.

The new club mentor is pilot, navigator, and boatswain. If you are interested, contact the Lt Governor Marketing or your Division Governor. Read more…

Membership Renewal

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Yes, you must pay to play. Dues are due the first of April and must be submitted the end of March. Treasurers note: DO NOT hold back until you have collected everyone’s money. Submit dues for six (6) members ASAP to meet the DCP goal.

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                            reads "I must admit that I've come a long way since I first heard the word 'speak'"
Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be

District 26 is seeking officer nominations for 2011-2012. Elected positions are:

  • District Governor
  • Lt. Governor Education & Training
  • Lt. Governor Marketing
  • Governors for each of the six divisions:
    • Denver, Eastern, Foothills, Metro, Northern, and Southern
Alan Swartz, Immediate Past District Governor

IPDG Alan Swartz

To be placed on the ballot you must be nominated and it is perfectly acceptable to nominate yourself.

You may mail or email the nomination form and officer agreement to:

Alan Swartz, DTM
14925 E 50th Ave
Denver, CO 80239

Nominations must be received by March 8. Candidates may also run from the floor as write-ins.

Nomination form and the requirements and duties of the office can be found on the district website. The election will be held at the Spring Conference on May 21.

District leadership is an opportunity for growth and experience that will enable you to “tackle your dreams” personally and professionally.


"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

∼ John Quincy Adams