Saturday, December 30, 2006

Get New or Returning with Toastmaster Resolutions

From: Roger Brown, D53 Webmaster
Date: Dec 29, 2006
Subject: Get New or Returning with Toastmaster Resolutions
January is an excellent time to launch a membership building program. Some people make New Year's Resolutions and others simply say - "After the hectic holidays - I'll get organized."

Take the effort to contact former or inactive members and all the guests for the past 6 to 12 months. Send them an email or snail mail invitation with words of encouragement and tout the communication and the leadership benefits of the Toastmaster programs. A sample message is provided below. Edit the message below and provide the specific information for your club.

But we must ACT NOW! If you or your Club is going to catch the wave of New Year's Resolutions, you need to get the word "Toastmasters" placed before the public eye! You need to let people know that your Club is meeting in January and guests are welcomed!

And if your Club has a public web site, make sure that it is up to date ... clearly indicating that your Club is alive, meeting in January, and welcoming guests.

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The Central City Toastmasters Club would like to invite you to attend a regular meeting in January. Our organization, i.e. the dynamic Toastmaster members, will provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment. Every member has the opportunity to develop and improve their
communication and leadership skills.

Join us on Thursday, January 4th or January 18th , or on any 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Central City Library, Room X, 555 Main Street, Central City, CT. We gather for conversation at 5:30 PM. The meeting and educational program starts at 5:45 PM prompt. Meeting adjourns at 7:15 PM .

Our new Club web site is available with more information about the Central City Toastmasters Club. Please visit: http://

We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about Toastmasters either before or after the meeting. Or feel free to reply to this email with any immediate questions.

Consider the definition of resolution \Res`o*lu"tion\ , n. The state of being resolved, settled, or determined; firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination.

Become a better speaker. Put more confidence in your presentations. Enhance your leadership skills through informative and persuasive communications.

Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. Check out the TI website at

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Area A1 Holiday Luncheon

Toastmaster Clubs from Area A1 had their holiday luncheon on Friday Dec. 15th, 2006 at Umberto's in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Division A Governor, Dave Wheeler was the speaker for the event and he talked about "The meaning of life ... your one thing".

The Holiday Luncheon also featured the "Area A1 Holiday Singers!" who led the audience in the singing of some Christmas Carols ! A great time was had by all !

A New Club Web Page in Area A4

A new Toastmaster Club Web site has been Discovered!
Let's welcome Cartus Magnus Toastmasters Club of Danbury, CT and their new Club Web Site at
Bravo! Great picture of the Club members.
submitted by Roger Brown, the District 53 webmaster, who has also added a link to their web site, see

Fall 06 Conference Photo Gallery - more PIX

From: Roger Brown
Date: Dec 18, 2006 8:14 AM

Subject: Fall 06 Conference Photo Gallery

I recently received photos from our D53 Photographer, Don Logie, and thus we have new photos to enjoy. Check out the following links.
The Fall 06 Conference Photo Gallery Index
Pictures from the District 53's 50th Anniversary
Pictures from the District 53 Evaluation and Humorous Speech Contests
Picturesof the Educational Seminars and Networking
Pictures of the Hall of Fame and other Toastmaster Recognitions
Pictures of the Fall 06 Conference - Saturday Daytime.
Pictures of the Conference Banquet and Humorous Speech Contest

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

December 18th Evening with Two Champions

On Monday December 18th why not treat yourself to an early holiday gift?

Our members will have the unique opportunity to be coached by two World
Champions of Public Speaking. This is a unique chance for everyone that
attends to receive expert and proven techniques to make them a better
communicator immediately. All of the information that is needed to
attend is on the attached flyer. Please reply to
"" to save your seat. We are limited to
200 people and for security purposes you will need to pre register to

We would like to personally thank Marsh Kiley and her team for all of the
work that they have done to make this event possible for our members.
Pass this message on to all of the clubs in your area and anyone that
you feel can benefit from this program.

Monday, December 11, 2006

WHQ transactions postponed due to Inventory 12/16/06 - 01/07/07

Subject: WHQ Transactions Postponed for Inventory 12/16/06 - 01/07/07
World Headquarters–Transactions Postponed for Inventory
Add new members, file new club charter forms, file educational award applications, and order all supplies for mid-winter Club Officer Training, etc BEFORE December 15, 2006 (i.e. received at TI WHQ in California).
As part of TI's inventory process, which is required by law, we will be unable to process the following transactions between Saturday, December 16, 2006 through January 7, 2007.

This includes submissions online and/or by mail:
• Supply
• New member kits
• Charter kits
• Education award certificates (including free advanced manuals)
Submissions received by Friday, December 15, 2006, 11:59 p.m., PT, will be
processed and shipped, with one exception – orders that require engraving
must be received by Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 11:59 p.m., PT.
Between December 16 and January 7, supply orders, applications for
educational awards and applications for new members cannot be
entered online. Any of those items, as well as new club charter forms
received by mail will be held and processed after January 7.
We suggest you hold your submissions until January 8 and then enter
the information online. This is the fastest way to get your materials.
If you know you will need materials during this time, place your order
in early December so you will have the materials you need and you
won't be disappointed. Have some Competent Communication and
Competent Leadership manuals on hand to give to new members if
they join your club during this time. Once they have submitted their
application and check and have been voted into your club, you can
give them a set of manuals to get started. Then, when they receive
their new member kit they can turn the manuals over to the club.
The club can then give the manuals to other new members as they
join while they are waiting for their new member kit.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

FREE EVENT..Toastmaster World Champions - Monday, Dec. 18

"An Evening With Toastmaster World Champions"
"The Champions' Edge ... Live!"

How much would you pay to be coached by a World Champion Speaker? How much would you pay to be coached by TWO?

If you want to improve in any skill, it pays to seek the advice of others who have already "been there; done that." The fact is, if you want to improve your skills you need a coach -- someone to teach you to think, act, and perform at a higher level. Even Tiger Woods has a coach.

On Monday, December 18th (7:00 pm til 9:30 pm) , you'll get a chance to experience the magic of coaching from two World Champions of Public Speaking. Our Toastmaster Champions David Brooks (1990) and Darren LaCroix (2001) invite you to a special free program at The Hartford, Tower Bldg, T22, 690 Asylum Ave, Hartford, CT.

Dave and Darren have taught, coached, and mentored thousands of business communicators around the world. Here's your chance to be coached by two of the best in the

After a short opening presentation from Darren and Dave, volunteers from the audience will be given a rare opportunity to deliver a short presentation, and then receive instant feedback
from the champs. If you're one of the volunteer speakers, you'll experience the kind of coaching Darren and Dave give finalists in the World Championships.

And even if you aren't a volunteer speaker that evening, you'll learn just as much by watching how we coach. In short, whether you're sitting or standing, as long as you're there, you'll learn!

To read and know more about Dave and Darren, please visit their websites: and

Listen (with your audio speakers on) to Darren's personal invitation, an audio postcard ... click

Reservations are required by Monday, 12-18-06, 11:00am. We're sorry, but due to space limitations and security requirements, walk-ups (or walk-ins) can not be admitted.
Call 860-547-6337, or email Area B4 Gov, Judith Chambers

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