March 12, 2020 – Announcement from Toastmasters International Headquarters
Due to the evolving impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Board of Directors has made the following exceptions, effective immediately and until further notice:
- All clubs in all Districts can meet entirely online, as needed.
- Speech contests may be conducted online at the Area and Division levels.
Refer to the attached speech contest document for more information.
We understand the impact on club meetings and speech contests varies. As such, some clubs or speech contests may need to be conducted online, while others may continue in person. We encourage you to support the club officers in your District and your speech contest team in making the best decision for your members. The well-being of all members is top priority.
At this time, District conferences are still expected to be held in person. However, they may need to be cancelled or postponed due to restrictions. District leaders must evaluate contracts for such events and communicate with the venue or vendor about possible changes.
Via email from:
Chief Executive Officer