The View from 32


Your Source for District 32 News

The View from 32


Your Source for District 32 News
Halfway there: Is your club in the running?

Halfway there: Is your club in the running?

by Carolyn Curley The following clubs are in the running for a drawing of $150 District Bucks! (Read more HERE!) Clubs that complete 5 or more goals in the Distinguished Club Program by December 31, 2019 are eligible for the drawing in each division: CHI Franciscan...

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4 Tips to Run a Great Speech Contest

4 Tips to Run a Great Speech Contest

I'm Sandy Allnock, and I'm a Speech Contest Junkie. I admit it. I've competed, yes, but what I really love is helping to run a great contest that brings out the BEST in every participant! Let's face it, competing is new for lots of Toastmasters. Your club may even...

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Speech Contestant Eligibility

Speech Contestant Eligibility

by Carolyn Curley The Evaluation Speech Contest and the International Speech Contest are scheduled for our district, concluding at the D32 Annual Conference May 1-3, 2020. What do you need to know? Rules for each type of speech contest are available for download from...

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Make a practice of being grateful

Make a practice of being grateful

by Ginny Grabowski, District Director Any time of year is a great time to consider gratitude. Making a practice of being grateful for things in our life…struggles included…changes our internal atmosphere. Gratitude changes our vibrations and can turn even the most...

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Calling all coaches!

Calling all coaches!

by Laurie McKeown, DTM Are you looking to earn your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award? Or to help others on their journey to DTM? If the answer is yes, we want to let you know about a newly-formed DTM Coaching Committee that will meet on a monthly basis. As a...

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3 Ways to Celebrate Your Club Members

3 Ways to Celebrate Your Club Members

By Stephanie Lee As we speed towards the holidays, some clubs can see a downturn in member involvement and attendance. This can lead to less engaging meetings and a lack of guests or potential new members. But as with every obstacle, if you reframe your view, it can...

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Holiday-Themed Toastmaster Meeting Ideas

Holiday-Themed Toastmaster Meeting Ideas

Is your club getting ready for the seasonal celebrations to come? It's a great time to change things up and host a themed meeting, invite the community, and inspire your club to think outside the box! A special club event can be as simple as establishing a theme for...

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Still I Rise | Stafford Creek Speech Contest

Still I Rise | Stafford Creek Speech Contest

By Alex Mayo While most reading this article will never set foot behind prison walls, far too many will.  And yet a few of us will do what might seem unthinkable: voluntarily go to prison. So it was on October 16th when I joined Prison Club Sponsors Jim &...

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Support for Happy, Healthy, Vibrant Clubs

Support for Happy, Healthy, Vibrant Clubs

By Carolyn Curley How can we support happy, healthy, vibrant clubs? D32 leaders proposed incentives to encourage clubs, officers, and members through the use of District Bucks. What are District Bucks and incentives? District Bucks are awarded by the district for...

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Help us see the Year 2019 in Review!

Help us see the Year 2019 in Review!

by Sheryl Watkins The calendar is about to turn the page to 2020, so let's savor the sights of 2019 one last time.  Email photos of your club's activities during calendar year 2019 by December 1 to be included! Please identify the date and type of event and...

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Getting published in The View from 32

Getting published in The View from 32

Hello there, I'm Sandy Allnock - and I'm excited to be the Editor of The View from 32 this year! I thought it might just be time to introduce myself, chat a bit about the changes we've made in the newsletter so far - and how you can interact with the District through...

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I Was There, and You Should See What I Saw…

I Was There, and You Should See What I Saw…

By Michael Maddox, VP Membership, Professionally Speaking “First timer” . . . that was me at this year’s Toastmasters International Convention in Denver. It even said so on my name tag ribbon. When Toastmasters CEO Daniel Rex asked how many of the hundreds gathered in...

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Can we make Pathways work for us?

Can we make Pathways work for us?

by Kyle Hall, Immediate Past District Director I have heard from a few long time Toastmasters that: "Pathways is not as good as the Legacy System.""I love the manuals.  If I can't do them, I'll just give non-manual talks.""In Pathways Toastmasters has lost its...

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Toastmasters Branding 101

Toastmasters Branding 101

by Stephanie Lee, Club Growth Director Imagine three guests come to your next club meeting - one had been a member years ago in a different state, one was told to find a Toastmasters club by her supervisor, and one is the co-worker of your current Area Director....

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Celebrating “Of the Year” Awards, 2018-2019

Celebrating “Of the Year” Awards, 2018-2019

by Kyle Hall As you may know, at the end of each Toastmasters year we announce a series of awards, generally referred to as “Of The Year” awards. After much consideration, here is our “Of The Year” Awards for our 2018-2019 year! (The recipients of these awards have...

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The 3 most common evaluation mistakes

The 3 most common evaluation mistakes

According to Kyle Hall, Past District Director, DTM and long time teacher of evaluations skills, the 3 most common evaluation mistakes are: Repeating the Speech Many evaluators make the mistake of repeating or summarizing the speech we just heard.  Our job is...

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What was the most creative Table Topics I ever saw?

What was the most creative Table Topics I ever saw?

by Kyle Hall Years ago, in my old home club of GoldenBell Toastmasters, our Meeting Toastmaster was kicking off the meeting and reviewing that morning's players.  When he came to the Table Topics Master, he told us that my clubmate, Charlie, had that role.  Charlie's...

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Fresh news from the International Convention

Fresh news from the International Convention

Some of us are still traveling back from Convention and appreciate your patience as we get all of the information out to you. We will be updating all members and Club Officers about the details of the changes in the next few days, but wanted to share the news: Your...

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Dues are due!

Dues are due!

Dear Club Treasurer: Congratulations on being elected! You’ve attended your club officer training session and know that your primary job is to monitor the financial health of your club. You might have paid some bills already, and it’s time to collect your first round...

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