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The View from 32


Your Source for District 32 News

The View from 32


Your Source for District 32 News
Invest in your own growth

Invest in your own growth

by Debbie Baker, Conference Chair At the end of the day, what shapes your Toastmasters experience isn’t your willpower or your aspirations. More often than not, it’s your habits. We are designing our District Conference with a simple goal: to help you take and SUSTAIN...

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Does your club have a voice in Toastmasters?

Does your club have a voice in Toastmasters?

The voice of your club and its members are heard at the District through the District Council meetings (DCMs) and at Toastmasters International (TI) during the General Business meeting at the international convention. Toastmasters requires each club to have at least...

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Conference 2020

Conference 2020

EDITED TO EDITED TO ADD: EARLY BIRD CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN! CLICK HERE. Wouldn't it be fun to go to Paris to participate in a Toastmasters Contest?  Imagine yourself hopping on a plane and containing the excitement of the fact that you are competing in Paris....

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The benefits of stepping outside your club

The benefits of stepping outside your club

by Kyle Hall Have you considered the benefits of stepping outside your club? Now is the time to take the next step! Right now District 32 is looking for members to serve in the next Toastmasters year (2020–2021) in the following roles: Area Director (Do you like...

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How much have you changed in ten years?

How much have you changed in ten years?

-by Ginny Grabowski No, I don’t want you to post a “then and now” selfie. I do want you to consider how different you are today than you were back at the end of 2009. We get very caught up in what’s happening right now and don’t often (or at least not often enough, in...

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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Division A Winter TLI 2020

    January 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
  2. Listening and Evaluation Workshop 

    January 30 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm PST
  3. Judges’ Symposium

    January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
  4. Division B Winter TLI 2020

    February 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PST
  5. Division E/F Winter TLI 2020, Anchorage

    February 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PST
  6. Division D Make-up TLI

    February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
  7. Division B Winter TLI 2020 Make Up Day

    February 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST