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Imagine. You already put in 60 hours this week, you’re tired and you’re late for work. But, you decide to go to Starbucks anyway. You go through the drive thru to find out that the lemon loaf gone, but you can have the last piece of dry, crusty, old banana bread. So, you make the […]

2017-2018 Call for Nominations

Be A Hero – Nominate Yourself or a Colleague to Serve as a District Officer! District Officer Elections for 2017-18 will be held at the District 54 Spring Conference, Sat, April 29, 2017, at the iCenter, Moline, IL, District 54 Council Meeting. The following Toastmasters International documents will be helpful as you and colleagues consider […]

Toastmasters’ Dues Increasing

Member Dues to Increase by 25% Valerie Horton, DTMDistrict Director – 2016-2017 As previously announced, effective October 1, 2016, Toastmasters membership dues will increase. This decision was not taken lightly, and after significant discussion and analysis, the Toastmasters International Board continues to support their decision. Membership dues fund day-to-day service, operations and program development. The […]

Welcome to 2016-2017

Welcome to your 2016-17 Toastmasters year! Valerie Horton, DTMDistrict Director – 2016-2017 I look forward to working and getting to know all of you as we spread the word of Toastmasters and offer the benefits to those seeking to increase their skills in communication and leadership. Raise the Bar My goal for the district is […]

Be your own CEO

Connect Educational Options (CEO) New information about the Revitalized Education Program will be presented in the July Toastmaster magazine, such as: Key components in the program Recognition system for educational achievements of both members and clubs Plan for program’s launch, and order of the rollout by Region (District 54: Region 5) Process for training that […]

Time to Remember

District Director Report, May 2016 Pat ReisdorfDistrict Director2015-2016 MEMBERS Do you encourage reluctant members to participate in each club meeting? Do you make sure each and every voice is heard during your club meetings? Do you invite and RE-MEMBER those who do not renew their memberships? MEMBERSHIP Do you and your club pay attention to […]

Find Your Voice

District Director Report, April 2016 Seriously.. When did you first Find Your Voice? Were you alone, or in front of a large group of people? What are you doing with the Power of Your Past? The etymology of the word POWER implies ability to act or do, strength, vigor, or might. You may not be […]

Happy Spring!

District Director’s Report – March 2016 Spring is a time to revive and renew your spirit; It’s a good time to expand your horizon, and break out of your comfort zone. It may be time to explore new areas of growth, and brand new possibilities! Perhaps it is time to consider running for a club […]

Call for Nominations

District Purpose The purpose of our district is to enhance the quality and performance, as well as extend the network of member clubs of Toastmasters International within the boundaries of District 54, thereby offering greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from the Toastmasters educational program by: Focusing on the critical success factors as […]

Team Building Contests – Feb 2016

Wanted: District 54 Toastimonials Who & What? Submit 3-5 club member Toastimonials (50 words or less) to be featured on District 54’s website Toastimonials can be member’s responses to one of these questions: Why did you join Toastmasters? Why do you stay in Toastmasters? Why do you recommend for people to try out/join Toastmasters? When […]

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