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May 16, 2022

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Tuesday May 24:  Toastmasters District 35 Showcase Extravangaza!!

May – June:  Beat the Clock Club Membership Building Program

Congratulations to our Hall of Fame Honorees!!

Best Website:  Cream City Communicators Toastmasters Club

Best Social Media:  Cream City Communicators Toastmasters Club

International Speech Contest – 2nd Place:  Jeff Stein

International Speech Contest – 1st Place:  Danita Graham

Area Director of the Year:  Yuriy Ksenidi

Division Director of the Year:  Dave Hendrickson

Toastmaster of the Year:  Jesse Franklin

Directors Award:  DJAB

T-Award:  Ed Thelen

Congratulations to our speech contest winners!!

International Speech Contest

1st Place:  Danita Graham

2nd Place:  Jeff Stein

3rd Place:  Gerald Pickett

Table Topics Contest

1st Place:  David Drebsky

2nd Place:  Christine Hugget

3rd Place:  Holly Deitelhoff

$pend your Di$trict Dollar$

Has your club earned District Dollars?  Make plans now for those dollars so you don’t lose them.  Incentive dollars must be used by June 15, 2022. For more information about how you can make good use of those dollars, visit the incentive page on our website:

Call for Area Directors 

Are you looking for a leadership opportunity outside of your Toastmasters club?  We are currently seeking Area Directors for the 2022-2023 program year.  As Area Director, you serve as the direct liaison between the District and the clubs.  Area Directors conduct club visits twice a year within their respective areas to understand and support club needs. In turn, these visits help District leaders understand how to support and meet the needs of each club. 

For more information about these roles, refer to the District Leadership Handbook and the District Administrative Bylaws, Article VII: Officers in the Governing Documents.

If you are interested, contact Program Quality Director, Jennifer Kibicho (

Toasatmasters International Service Interruption

Toastmasters is perparing to launch the new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform this month.  To support the lauch, they are remporarily susspending some online and back-office interactions as well as website availability.  Click here for details. 

District Showcase EXTRAVAGANZA

When:  Tuesday May 24, 2022 , 7:00pm 

Where:  Zoom

Take part is an event to promote your club and Toastmasters in this District-wide open house event.  We’ve planned the event so all you have to do is invite the guests.  Attendees will be introduced to Toastmasters by taking part in a typical meeting.  The keynote speaker for this event is our very own, Paula Houlihan, DTM.  She will be sharing “Five essential skills that Toastmasters teaches that top performers and businesses strive for.”  

After the meeting, breakout rooms will be available so guests can learn more and we can direct them to a nearby club.  

For more information or to sign up your club to have a breakout room as part of the Showcase Extravaganza, contact Paul Anderson at

Register today and share this link with anyone you want to invite to become a Toastmaster:  Click here to register.

District Leader News

Club Visit Reports Due by May 30

Attention Area Directors:  Club visit reports are due no later than May 30.  Be sure you make plans now to touch base with each club in your area and don’t wait to submit those reports.  

Plan your Division Trophy Pick-up

Attention Division Directors:  Plan now to distribute your contest trophies.  Pick a date and location and invite the trio along with anyone on your list who needs to pick up a trophy or award to pass along the goods to our members.   To date, 34% of the reports are complete.  Can we get to 100%?  

Stay Connected with Slack

Don’t forget that we have a way to stay connected as a team – SLACK.  Slack is a great way to chat instantly with each other to ask questions, share ideas and get information quickly.  Keep your email inbox cleaner by reaching out to the team on Slack.  If you need more information about how to use this tool, please reach out to Jason Feucht (  

Call for Newsletter Articles

If you have a story to share for the District’s Newsletter, reach out to Jennifer Young (  The newsletter is published every other month and the next edition will be published in June.