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The View from 32


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The View from 32


Your Source for District 32 News
CLUB ALIGNMENT FOR 2020-2021!

CLUB ALIGNMENT FOR 2020-2021!

Thanks go to all of District Officers this year. They rose to the challenges and demonstrated their leadership and flexibility in trying times. We look forward to their sharing of their expertise as we welcome our new leaders during this transition period.  Our new...

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2021, Here We Come!

2021, Here We Come!

Congratulations to the newly elected leadership team for the 2020-2021 Toastmasters Year!  On Saturday, May 2, we held our District Council Meeting (also known as our Business Meeting).  All Presidents and VPEs of all clubs were invited as voting members. ...

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Club Year End Checklist

Club Year End Checklist

It’s hard to believe that this club year is ending in less than 2 months! This year has been filled with many unique challenges which District 32 members and leaders have handled in stride. While we’re all learning new skills and new ways to get the most out of being...

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Choices

Choices

This year, D32 had two candidates for the Club Growth Director position. This position is the first of a four-year commitment to support and encourage Toastmasters throughout District 32. Lori and Roberta, thank you for demonstrating courage, bravery, and willingness...

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First Ever Online D32 Speech Contests!

First Ever Online D32 Speech Contests!

Judy Young and Christine Devine, D32 Contest Co-Chairs Don’t miss the best that District 32 Toastmasters has to offer in our first online International Speech and Evaluation Contests.  You can watch from the comfort of your home.  It’s easy to...

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WANTED: CLUB OFFICERS

WANTED: CLUB OFFICERS

How many of you can recite the Toastmaster’s Promise? One part of the promise is to serve as club officer when called upon to do so. This year, your club may need you to serve as a club officer. Since we are an education and training organization, we encourage you to...

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Beat the Clock! Membership Building Campaign

Beat the Clock! Membership Building Campaign

It’s time for the annual Beat the Clock! Toastmasters International membership building campaign to help clubs finish the year strong. The campaign runs from May 1st until June 30th, and gives the following awards to any club that gains 5 new, reinstated, or dual...

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RUNNING ONLINE SPEECH CONTESTS

RUNNING ONLINE SPEECH CONTESTS

Also, the Nerdmasters have created a couple of Google Docs folders full of useful information about Using Zoom for Contests...as well as Using Zoom for Meetings. Last week's Sound Advice discussion of Running Contests on Zoom is now on our District's Youtube Channel;...

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Club Officer Elections: Confidential Voting Online

Club Officer Elections: Confidential Voting Online

Question:  Our club is meeting online.  With Officer elections coming up, we’ll discuss nominations in April, and we will conduct our election of club officers during our first meeting in May.  Can you suggest how to do a confidential vote in a virtual setting, in...

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D32 ContestS MOVE ONLINE

D32 ContestS MOVE ONLINE

GOOD NEWS!  The District 32 Conference Committee is working to create a contest track that captures the next level of the participant journey. All will be online; we're working on setting dates for contests, and the following have been scheduled: May 2:...

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D32 MAKES ONLINE TRANSITIONS

D32 MAKES ONLINE TRANSITIONS

Changes, changes, and more changes! This spring, we are being tested on our ability to be flexible. I am so impressed and amazed by our D32 Toastmasters stepping up to challenges of social distancing, online meetings and contests, and connecting with other...

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ONLINE CONTESTS AND MEETINGS

ONLINE CONTESTS AND MEETINGS

by Carolyn Curley, PQD “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” This opening for Charles Dickens book, The Tale of Two Cities flows through my mind. I see and hear how the coronavirus pandemic has altered our expectations for ourselves and our clubs....

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District Leader Nominees

District Leader Nominees

Many thanks to the District Leadership Committee (DLC) and its Chair, Kyle Hall. Here are the nominations being put forward by the DLC... Committee Nominations After interviews and deliberations, the District 32 Leadership Committee is happy to submit the following...

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STEP IN. STEP OUT. STEP UP!

STEP IN. STEP OUT. STEP UP!

Wow! What a year last week was!  We’ve all had major upheavals in our daily lives. Toastmasters has had some dramatic changes, too.  Before I get to all of the changes, I am asking you to consider doing something differently from most other people right now....

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HOW TO HOST AN ONLINE TOASTMASTERS MEETING

HOW TO HOST AN ONLINE TOASTMASTERS MEETING

In the current climate of social isolation and stay-home orders, it's time for Toastmasters clubs to make some decisions about going forward with their club meetingsL will the club wait it out? Or try online meetings? This article will address some of the pros and...

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Going the Distance

Going the Distance

[Due to concerns over COVID-19, the District 32 conference has been canceled. Read about this decision from Toastmasters International]. I’ve always enjoyed the district conferences because of the chance to see old friends, make new friends, learn new speaking skills...

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CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR CLUB

CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR CLUB

We can't miss what's going on in the news and in our neighborhoods. As you know, District 32 covers Alaska and parts of Western Washington. So far, we (the District Trio) have received updates from just a few of our clubs that the Corona Virus (COVID-19) is impacting...

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Events Calendar update + Volunteer Needed!

Events Calendar update + Volunteer Needed!

Our website is growing and changing - and providing better information than ever before! You may have noticed our calendar....we're no longer on Google Calendar, we have beautiful pages for each event, with individual links for you to share with your clubs! The most...

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