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. […]

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) […]

The “Toastmasters visitor” series*: destination Malta

June 18th, 2014|Club Life, New clubs|

Daniel Sandars visiting prospective club Toastmasters Malta Luqa, Malta, 27th Daniel Sandars CC, a Toastmaster at Cranfield Speakers (http://cranfield.d71.org), and his wife Stephanie took a night out from their family holiday on the Island of Gozo in Malta to visit Toastmasters Malta (http://tmmalta.tmclub.eu). Daniel has a very emotional relation to Malta where he gave an eulogy speech for which Toastmasters helped him prepare. His visit might trigger Malta chartering its first club and potentially becoming one of the countries joining D59 in the future. […]

Building synergies with companies

February 25th, 2014|Club Life, New clubs|

Building synergies with companies (“a mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct business participants or elements as resources or efforts” Webster) is a precondition for Toatsmasters clubs to grow corporate clubs: the Nokia house club emerged from Helsinki Toastmasters being hosted at Nokia’s premisses, ExxonMobil started its own in-house club in Budapest after hosting the meetings of the Budapest Toastmasters club, etc. we all know such examples. In this article, Luís Marrana, Ana Isabel Lage Ferreira, Rui Henriques tell us the story of how looking for new challenges for its members, […]

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? […]