District Reformation: Election process for Reforming Districts

February 23rd, 2018|General|

With the last conference before reformation approaching, many questions get asked about the proper way to conduct business for the conference, the elections, and after the reformation. Remember that communication will be key. Anything that can be discussed, questioned, and decided upon in the minds of the voters and for their proxies will help with [...]

7 confessions of a contest chair

February 6th, 2018|General|

At toastmasters we get tips, have mentors, and get coaching to become better and more experienced speakers. That is exactly why there are contests, right? But what if you want to be an excellent contest chair? Is there an advanced communication manual for that? Or, better still, is there a contest for contest chairs? No! [...]

2016-2017 Recognition Awards

August 8th, 2017|General|

You know our District reached the President's Distinguished status last year, right? But did you know that District 59 also received the Excellence in Leadership Award, as well as the Excellence in Program Quality and Excellence in Club Growth? Markus Kuenkel, Immediate Past District Director, received a letter from Toastmasters International recognizing District efforts and [...]

Video on the Roadmap to Vancouver

March 21st, 2017|General|

In our YouTube channel we now have a short video describing our Spring 2017 contest season, where about 250 members for each one of our contests (and we have four of them, so about 1.000 members will be involved) will compete to gain the title of District Champion in each of the contests. Why do [...]