Can you believe it has been almost two years since Pathways launched as a new learning experience in District 26 Toastmasters? Time flies! In just 6 months, the traditional program will be archived into history books and we will only have Pathways as our educational...
What is leadership? The person who has the capacity to guide and direct a group of people toward a common goal. Who is a leader? YOU are! The Toastmasters International tagline says, “Where Leaders are Made”. Have you ever considered what that statement truly means?...
D26 Toastmasters, Although the calendar now shows 2020, welcome to our Toastmasters Mid-Year! Thank you District and club leaders for all your hard work building excellent clubs. I'm confident everyone is more comfortable in their roles and clubs are hitting their...
In my role as Club Retention Chair, I have found that low membership clubs have difficulty holding full and vibrant meetings. One of the reasons is that these Clubs have problems filling speaking slots. This makes it very difficult to hold a vibrant meeting and sadly...
From my fellow Toastmasters in District 26, I have often heard misunderstandings about Pathways. Let’s “bust” up those “myths”! Myth #1: A member can’t be in Pathways until they complete their goals in the traditional program. Buster: On the contrary, all Toastmasters...
Take the Leap to Leadership in District 26 by Marcia Wood, Immediate Past District Director 2018-2019
Leadership means different things to different people. What does it mean to you? To me, leadership is having the courage and confidence to conquer your fear and do what you think you cannot do. Taking the leap to leadership can be scary if you let it. Just as public...
What the heck is a Gavel Club, why should I care, and how can I help? by Beth Boaz, Gavel Clubs Chair
What is a Gavel Club? According to Toastmasters International, “Gavel clubs are a way of providing the Toastmasters experience to groups who may be ineligible for regular membership due to age, or other circumstances.” What does that mean in English? Gavel Clubs are...
Has a positive impact been made in your life by a Toastmasters Pathways project? If so, yay! Me too! Recently, I completed the “Focus on the Positive” project in the Leadership Development path, a Level 3 elective. I am a pretty positive person by nature, so I wanted to enhance myself by seeing where areas of improvement are.
As leaders, we guide members forward into the future. Are we ready for for June 30th, 2020 when the Traditional Program ends? What strategies do we have in place to ensure our clubs are positioned for success?
Adoption rates can help us monitor how we are doing. What is the adoption rate in your area of responsibility? Current adoption rate data by club is now available daily under District Central at www.toastmasters.org. As of 11/10/19 District 26 has a 74.5% adoption rate and only a third of our clubs have total enrollment of 80% or greater.
Beginning in early 2020, District 26 will begin the much-anticipated contest season. In order for our members to be eligible to participate in contests at any level (club, area, division or district) the member must be in good standing, that is, the member’s dues must be paid. Moreover, the club must also be in good standing, that is a minimum of 8 payments, with 3 of said payments from renewing members, must also be recorded in order for any member to be eligible for contests.
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