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The View from 32


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The View from 32


Your Source for District 32 News

Holiday Meeting Ideas

By: Stephanie Lee, District Director This has been a long year, and many of us need some lighthearted fun in our weekly routine. Holiday theme meetings are a great way for clubs and members to re-engage and remember why we keep coming. We asked for clubs to share...

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Effective Leaders are Effective Communicators

By: Manny Martinez, VP of Education, Dawn Talkers Toastmasters After 17 years in the military, I realized, I wasn’t as effective a communicator as I thought. Military servicemembers enjoy a language rich in jargon and acronyms that people outside the uniform don’t...

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Recruiting for the District Alignment Committee

By: Stephanie Lee, District Director If you have been around District 32 for a while, you may have noticed that clubs get shuffled into new Areas and Divisions at the beginning of the year. There is a District Alignment Committee that puts that plan together, and we...

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Make It Fun! A Strategy to Rebuild a Struggling Club.

By: Carolyn Curley, Immediate Past District Director My club is struggling. We are down to 5 members. As Club President, I wondered what we could do to make meetings fun. I turned to Pathways for inspiration. Motivational Strategies, Level 5 project - Team Building...

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A Red Carpet Awards Night

"Fabulous Show!" "Lots of fun!" "Amazing hosts for this wonderful evening of awards!" If you missed the D32 Red Carpet Awards Event on Friday, October 29, 2021, you missed a great show. Our Showmasters, Rebecca P. Murray, DTM  and Lindy MacLaine, DTM, entertained...

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Farewell to Meetup

This year the District 32 trio made the decision to cease the use of Meetup. For those clubs that utilize this marketing tool, the District subscription will expire at the end of March.  In an effort to ensure that clubs continue to market their meetings and...

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Successful Transition to In-Person Meetings…Hooray!

By: Club Officers of Thursday Nite Live Thursday Nite Live (TNL) has just completed a successful transition to an in-person meeting. Because the transition turned out to be successful, the District 32 Director asked us to provide a short write-up of what helped us...

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Remembering Sandi Waring

From speech by Toastmaster Doris Zahn, President of Stately Speakers Club 888481, 2019-2020"Sandi personifies the Toastmasters Promise we all should strive to attain.  Sandi attends meetings regularly, prepares and fulfills her meeting assignments, provides...

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Ready for an Advanced Club?

By: Judy Young, DTM, PDD Are you looking to step up your Toastmaster experience?  Do you need a greater challenge?  More in-depth evaluations? A new audience? If you have completed Level Two of a path, consider an advanced club.  Open to Toastmasters...

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Club sponsor? Together we can!

By Debbie Baker, Club Growth Director Club Sponsor Training -  October 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm Alaska time / 6:30 pm Pacific Time A Club Sponsor serves as a guide, helping new clubs to learn the Toastmasters requirements, best practices, meeting roles, and orientation...

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Leadership? Are you ready? Are you willing?

By: Carolyn Curley, Immediate Past District Director The first quarter of the 2021-2022 Toastmasters’ year is ending. District 32 is already looking toward our future. You are our future. You are our new leaders. The District Leadership Committee is looking for...

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DECM & DCM Meeting Summaries

By: Jane Thomas and Stephanie Lee The first quarter of the Toastmasters year involves several mandatory items of business to be completed by the Districts. Along with dues deadlines, there are deadlines for turning in our District Budget and District Success Plan. In...

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Your New Toastmasters International Board of Directors

By: Stephanie Lee, District Director One of the big pieces of business that happens every year at the International Convention is the election of new members to the Board of Directors for Toastmasters International. The election of these officers is the biggest reason...

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Time to collect dues

Time to collect dues

By: Debbie Baker Here are three important things for your club's to do list: Send reminders to all members - dues deadline is September 30, 2021 Treasurers present a dues report at each meeting Recognize and thank all members that have submitted renewal payments Any...

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DECM and DCM meeting Reminders

DECM and DCM meeting Reminders

By: Stephanie Lee There are two important meetings coming up this month for clubs and District leaders. The first is the District Executive Committee Meeting. The District Executive Committee is made up of all of the Area and...

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Who Inspired you?

Who Inspired you?

By: Carolyn Curley The 2020-2021 Toastmasters year has ended. Who has inspired you this past year? Which Toastmaster has pushed you to try harder, be better, engage more fully? District 32 (D32) would like to know! Submit your...

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Area Director Visits and Area Councils

Area Director Visits and Area Councils

By: Stephanie Lee The club year has gotten underway and that means Area Director visits to clubs are starting. Part of the District’s mission is to ensure every club fulfills its responsibilities to its members. To achieve this, the District must establish and...

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Renew Your Commitment

Renew Your Commitment

By: Christina Welsh, D32 Editor When you write your check for your club dues this month. I challenge you to take a moment to remember why you joined Toastmasters and the feelings of nervousness and excitement. Were you at all like me the first time you felt brave...

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