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So far District 59 has created 45 blog entries.

Use your voice, assign your proxies

July 17th, 2015|Club Life|

During the Annual Business Meeting on the last day of the Toastmasters International Convention in August, clubs vote to elect the international officers and directors to the 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Also on the ballot this year is Proposal A. See: Candidates & Proposal All clubs (Presidents and Secretaries) received an e-mail containing proxy information, [...]

Message from District Director (July 2015)

July 13th, 2015|Club Life|

Marike Dijksterhuis, District Director Let’s GFI! The eye in the storm. That’s how I like to describe Toastmasters. A quiet spot in the midst of a turmoil. ‘Quiet?’ I hear you say. ‘How about the District Officers Training in Porto, the transition meetings with the outgoing and incoming officers, the club officers trainings, the teambuilding, [...]

2015 Toastmasters World Convention in Las Vegas, USA

April 28th, 2015|District Events|

As you know, the 2015 Toastmasters International Convention is rapidly approaching. Last year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we had the highest number of first-time attendees in Toastmasters history. This year, we would like to increase that number. […]

Message from District Governor (April 2015)

April 18th, 2015|Club Life|

Jaap Russchenberg, District Governor Dear Fellow Toastmasters, How time flies! It’s hard to believe that already next month our Spring Conference will take place in Porto. What a great year it has been! Our motto this year is Together we make a Difference and that’s exactly what we’ve done: together we’ve created more clubs, we’ve welcomed more members, and we’ve promoted Toastmasters even more and more in our communities and companies. And most of all, we’ve had more fun along the way! […]

Porto District Council Meeting

April 13th, 2015|District Council, District Events|

Dear District Officer, Club President or VP Education, You are cordially invited to the District Council Meeting in Porto. Date: 16 May 2015 Time: 10:00 am This will be a very important meeting. The district leadership for 2015-2016 will be elected. Please try your best to be present to have your vote counted and your [...]

Porto District Executive Council Meeting

April 13th, 2015|General|

Dear Area and Division Governors You are cordially invited to the District Executive Council Meeting in Porto. Date: 15 May 2015 Time: 14:00 am Important documents for this meeting: Porto Executive Council meeting agenda Nomination committee report Realignment report Barcelona DECM minutes Please indicate your attendance on the meeting list over on the meeting roster. [...]

Contest updates leading to the D59 Spring Conference in Porto 15-17 May 2015

December 29th, 2014|District Events|

Dear fellow Toastmasters, in Porto we will conduct the following contests at the D59 Spring Conference from 15-17 May 2015: English International Speech Contest English Evaluation Contest Portuguese Speech Contest French Speech Contest […]

Mid Year Club Officers Training

December 29th, 2014|Club Life|

Marike Dijksterhuis, District 59 Lt. Governor Education and Training Dear fellow Toastmasters, the 2nd round Club Officers Training has to take place between December 1st and February 28th. […]

'A Blast Of Learning, Insights And Inspiration' By Florian Mueck

November 27th, 2014|Club Life, District Events|

“It was, of course, another blast! A blast of learning, insights and inspiration – our Toastmasters District 59 (South Western Europe) Fall Conference in Lyon, France from 21-23 November 2014.” […]

Message from District Governor (October 2014)

October 10th, 2014|Club Life, New clubs|

Jaap Russchenberg, District Governor The first three months of this Toastmasters year was full of activities. The training of the Core Team at the International Convention in Kuala Lumpur, the District Executive Committee Meeting in Rome, finalizing all administrative requirements were activities that kept us busy. Now we are looking forward visiting the Division Conferences in the coming months, the District Conference in Lyon and the Club Officer Trainings and the Toastmasters Learning Institutes in January. […]