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From the Desk of: Anthony J. Koury, DTM District 54 District Director 2018-2019 Back in April 2003 I read a flyer that was posted on the bulletin board at the Caterpillar Mapleton Foundry in Mapleton, IL where I worked. It was a flyer advertising the Power Communicators Club and I decided to call the phone […]

District Director January 2018

       My Friends in Toastmasters, The other day, I was reading an article from The Pacific Institute. I thought I would share it with you today. It is titled, “Packing for the Journey.” It is written as follows: “If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you get there? There […]

District Director Report

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 […]

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