International City Toastmasters Open House - 5/21/2013
Steering Committee Meeting - 5/22/2013
JusticeMasters Coffee & Conversation Speak-a-thon - 5/25/2013
Come here periodically to see messages posted from our District Top 3 and the Public Relations Officer:
Congratulation District 1 for ranking 12th in the world for the 2011-2012 period, which earned us the Select Distinguished status. Thank you IPD Joan Lewis for your leadership. With the help of our wonderful marketing team, we chartered 18 clubs—the highest number of clubs ever to charter in one year. Thanks to you, the members, we also increased our membership payments.
Under District Governor David Kitchen’s leadership, we plan to continue to uphold the standard of excellence: Select Distinguished or better by putting our members F-I-R-S-T.
As Lieutenant Governor Education and Training (LGET), my primary responsibility is to oversee and implement educational programs, events, and incentives. The educational program is the core of every Toastmasters club. The Toastmasters curriculum fosters communication and leadership and encourages members to step out of their comfort zones, whether that means completing the next educational goal or participating in a District Toastmasters event.
If you are interested in advancing your public speaking or leadership skills on a district level, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m happy to serve, lead and collaborate with you.
Regina Rhymes, DTM
When I joined Toastmasters in 2008, I encountered a community committed to growth and self-improvement. I'd landed in an organization that not only engaged my mind, but touched my heart and soul. This is my home and passions. I truly believe Toastmasters changes lives. In Toastmasters, people who are hesitant to speak can learn to voice their ideas with clarity, confidence, and be effective. Advancement opportunities present themselves as well.
Individuals with limited (or no) leadership experience can learn to run meetings, organize teams, build clubs, put on successful events, and inspire others to follow a vision they conceive.
Defined the role of Lieutenant Governor of Marketing is to "make the benefits of Toastmasters membership available to the greater numbers of people". It is my pleasure to serve the district in this capacity. As your LGM I will work tirelessly to insure strong clubs remain strong, weak clubs are rebuilt and new clubs are opened and supported. We have a magnificent team to support the district in meeting or exceeding it's goals. GET INVOLVED! If you have a Lead or an Ideal for a new club, want to Start a club, Mentor a new club, or Coach a club back to success, we want to hear from you!
District ONE has approximately 3,000 Toastmasters, 143 Clubs, 1,000 Club Officers, 30 Area Governors, 6 Division Governors and 9 District Officers. I believe there are many potential leaders in each of those groups. We continue to amaze the members in our ability to be Distinguish and create stronger Leaders. I'm asking each Toastmaster to evaluate themselves. Why are you here? Are you in the next group of Leaders to emerge from being just a MEMBER ONLY?
I'd like to encourage our current members and new members throughout the year, to stay engaged and interested with their Toastmasters experience. Making sure that our members' educational goals are being met and that we have lively upbeat meetings. Set a tone in our clubs that is positive, nurturing, fun and that we always have a healthy club rosters. We want to provide a quality membership experience in every Toastmaster club.
Imagine how many lives we might touch when every corporation recognizes the extraordinary Return on Investment (ROI) they could enjoy were their employees actively participating in a Toastmasters club.
Let's make our District ONE the ‘go-to' source for high-quality, low-cost communication and leadership training.
We plan to use all avenues of opportunities available to us to spread the word about all the benefits District ONE Toastmasters has to offer. With the help of our talented and creative Public Relations Officer, Philip Rowe. We will utilize Membership Challenges, the Club Ambassador Program, Training programs, Conferences, Special Events, the District ONE Website, Facebook, Twitter, MeetUp, LinkedIn, local media, and any other way we see fit!
Marketing starts at home with you, the members! You are the first face of Toastmasters to your communities. Share your stories, growth and help District ONE spread the word about Toastmasters to others!
As the Lieutenant Governor Marketing, I'm truly honored with warm regards,
We are...... ONE District ONE Family!!!
Marlo Wilkerson, ACB/CL
Hello District ONE!
On behalf of myself and the Public Relations team I would like to say that we are truly excited about working with such a talented leadership team and I, personally, am looking forward to the coming year.
As the district’s public relations officer, I am responsible for public relations and publicity programs in the district. The Public Relations team maintains the lines of communication between the district, division, area, clubs and members. This means you! This coming year we will work to increase awareness of Toastmasters through events: Toastmasters Leadership Institute, Fall and Spring Conferences, special events, the District One website and social media. We have some very exciting programs planned so stay tuned!
A successful public relations program is a team effort. And that means that all of YOU are part of our PR team as well. Because a great PR program takes place not only at the district level, but at the division, area, and club levels as well.
Every Toastmaster has a story to tell.
We meet toastmasters from all walks of life and all corners of Southern California. Take the opportunity to learn when and why they joined Toastmasters and how it has contributed to their success. Share your experiences!
My fellow Toastmasters I am honored to serve as your District Public Relations Officer and I am excited about this coming year and this journey we are all about take together.