Fall Conference Hashtag

November 2nd, 2015|District Events|

Amsterdam Fall Conference is around the corner and you can start sharing your expectations, experiences, fun facts, support to your representatives in the competitions, all by using our official District 59 Fall Conference hashtag: ‪#‎tmd59fallconference‬ From now on we will be using the hashtag on our website and facebook page. Follow #‎tmd59fallconference‬ to stay up [...]

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. […]

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 [...]

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 […]

'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.” […]

D59 Contest updates leading to the Fall Conference in Lyon 21-23 Nov. 2014

August 7th, 2014|District Events|

Marike Dijksterhuis, District 59 Lt. Governor Education and Training Dear fellow officers, In Lyon we will conduct the following D59 contests at the Fall Conference from 21-23 November 2014: Humorous Speech Contest in English Discours Humoristique en Français Table Topics Contest in English Discours Impromptu en Français Speech Contest Rulebook […]

District 59 has a new motto: "Together we make a difference"

August 7th, 2014|Club Life, District Events, New clubs|

Dear fellow Toastmasters, Jaap Russchenberg, District Governor Even though it’s holiday period and many of you will be on vacation in August I would like to keep you updated on the latest developments in our new District 59. The new year has got off to a great start with the chartering of 3 new clubs: Toastmasters Two Towers (Italy) NOA Toastmasters Club (Netherlands) Fluor Amsterdam Speakers (Netherlands) […]

Call for Workshops in Lyon Conference 21-23 November 2014 is open!

August 4th, 2014|District Events|

Do you have a great idea other Toastmasters could learn from? Are you willing to inspire us and give us food for thought? Can you show us the benefits of a new approach? We are looking for presenters who offer original, informative 40-45 minutes quality workshops that are relevant to the conference theme and one of the three focus tracks: […]

Revealing what makes us unique – a dialogue with Olivia Schofield

March 10th, 2014|District Events, Education|

Olivia Schofield and Wodwik She is a champion, she is our champion! Finalist of the international Public speaking competition at the Las Vegas Toastmasters convention in 2011, Olivia Schofield, who was representing our district, delivered a seminal speech (http://www.oliviaschofield.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Wodwik.pdf) that propelled her to “world champion finalist of public speaking”, a role that she embraced with shine, pride and gratitude. […]

Corporate clubs and corporate summits

February 24th, 2014|District Events, New clubs|

  Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti, PRO D59 12500 corporate clubs – meaning clubs established at the workplace, in more than 100 countries, that’s the corporate side of our organization that counts 14350 clubs in 122 countries. Yes, Toastmasters has more of a corporate identity than most of us might first have thought. Toastmasters Virtual speakers (Kone) As a district, we have considered this issue: how can we support the creation of (more) corporate clubs in your city – as the proportion of corporate and non corporate clubs in Continental Europe is slightly lower than the average worldwide? […]