This Week’s News

November 29, 2023

Make plans to attend Social Saturday! Let’s learn how to leverage social media and bring in more guests to our clubs.

Topic: Hybrid/In Person: Community Club Options

Topic: D35 Targeted Incentive Program

Presented by: Club Growth Director Theresa Flynn, DTM

Do you want to connect online with members from across the District and beyond?  Do you want to promote your club’s events to potential guests?  Are you looking for answers to your Toastmasters questions or ways to share ideas?  Check out the District 35 Facebook Group! 

The D35 Facebook Group is a private online community group that lets people share their common interests. Groups let people come together around a common cause, issue, or activity to organize, express objectives, discuss issues, post photos, and share related content.

To be a member of the District Facebook Group, you must first join Facebook.  Then click on this link:

Plan a Club Speech Contest

Speech contests are rapidly approaching. This year District 35 will be offering the International Speech Contest and the Evaluation Contest. Clubs should complete their contests before January 18th.

Prepare now to determine who will represent your club at the Area contest and watch the news for announcements of the Area and Division contest dates.  For additional assistance with our club contest, view this training video below. More information about Speech contests including links to the rulebook, a best practices guide, and all of the forms you need, can be found on the the Speech Contest Resources Page on our website.  

Call for Volunteers - Club Coaches

Club Coaches support clubs by training, assisting with Moments of Truth, recognizing and minimizing conflict, and empowering others – all professional skills in demand by leadership positions in most industries.  Learning to encourage buy-in and troubleshooting processes are all needed in community and corporate organization leadership – and this is all developed in Club Coaching.  If you are ready to share your talents with a club in District 35, contact Club Coach Chair, Rhonda Williams (  We are excited to introduce Rhonda as the newest member of the Club Growth Team!  

Announcements from Toastmasters International

Find (and attend) Other Clubs' Events!

Have you ever attended an open house, Speak-a-thon, or speech contest hosted by your club?  If you have had the pleasure, you know these events are invigorating ways to shake up your club’s normal meeting flow.  They’re also fun occasions to visit other clubs!

A recent update to now enables you to find other clubs’ events on Find a Club.  Search for a club that fits your meeting time and type preference (in-person or online/hybrid). On the search results page, any club with an upcoming event is now marked with a red star icon.  When you see this icon, click on the club to find out more about the scheduled event and make a plan to attend and bring a friend!

Coming Soon: Enhanced Toastmasters International Site Login Security

Toastmasters International recently shared information with District leaders about upcoming security enhancements that could impact how you log into  All members will soon receive an email with details about the enhanced security and instructions on how to log into the site. To prepare for this change, we encourage you to start logging in with your email address.  This will ensure that you do not experience any challenges or delays in accessing your account when the transition takes place.  Again, watch for more details from Toastmasters International to be sent to your inbox soon.