October-November Message: What Keeps you in District 54?

You Matter, Members Matter

That is why we plan to feature a full year of unique District 54 Toastimonials, inspiring, funny, and poignant member stories or vignettes, about you and your club. What motivated you to join a club in District 54? What were your first impressions? Were your knees shaking? Did you go to your first Toastmasters meeting by yourself, or did you invite someone to join you? Were you somewhat shocked or fearful sitting through the meeting, or were you pleasantly surprised?

What keeps you in Toastmasters in District 54?

Is it the applause? Is it the evaluations and opportunities for feedback? Have you found a mentor who challenges you and keeps you going? Have you had District 54 communication and leadership opportunities that have changed your life?

As part of our You Matter, Members Matter campaign, stay tuned for all types of Toastimonials throughout the year - timid, tiny member vignettes that speak volumes, and other funny, fascinating, and courageous District 54 member stories.

New Website

Our new District 54 website is designed specifically for you, member of District 54. Eddie Gichuhi, Public Relations Manager, and Hariharan Senthilnathan, Area 40 Director, are working hard to make sure the site is easily accessible, with current and timely information. They will present a Social Media session during the Fall Conference, so there will be time for them to answer your questions.


In the meantime, thanks to the efforts of our support team, led by Bruce Murdoch, easy-Speak Coordinator, District 54 clubs can continue to access and use easy-Speak as a software tool to track club member accomplishments, create club meeting agendas, and provide meeting notices and general club information.

Fall Conference

You Matter, Members Matter, so please stop and introduce yourself if you are attending the Fall Conference. Check out our upcoming Toastmasters District 54 Fall Conference, Toastmasters go BIG, Believe in Greatness, Nov 13-14, 2015, Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Broadway, Normal, IL

Video Brand Contest

You Matter, Members Matter, so help put your club and District 54 on the map! Enter TI’s Video Brand Contest, which runs through December 2015.
Details: http://www.toastmasters.org/Leadership-Central/Public-Relations/Video-Brand-Contest

With gratitude and appreciation,
Pat Reisdorf,
2015-16 District Director
Toastmasters District 54

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