Welcome to District 101 Toastmasters!

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District 101 opened its doors on July 1, 2016 to serve the area from Mountain View to King City, including Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties and most of Santa Clara county – we call it “Silicon to Surf”.

Message from the District Director

Experience the Value badgeValue is the most important benefit we can offer our members, and it’s our members that make Toastmasters so valuable. It’s unique among communication and leadership development organizations because we’re all members, working together to help each other grow and become more self-confident.

This year our District theme is experience the value. Experience is both a verb and a noun. It’s when we get involved (experience as a verb) that we benefit and thrive (experience as a noun). As the skills and self-confidence we gain from being a Toastmaster begin to impact everything we do, after a while we also come to value the experience of being a Toastmaster. My hope for our District this year is that every member will get involved in a new way, and experience the value that results from stretching ourselves and learning something new.

We all joined Toastmasters for different reasons, but as we journey together as a community of learners, encouraging others to dream, we discover that we’ve flourished ourselves. On this journey, we create opportunities for others to experience the value that Toastmasters has to offer and we discover that as we do, we also experience the value ourselves.

Dave Spence, District Director

Reflections on Toastmasters Leadership

(By Cheryl Watkins, District 4 Governor 1987-1988)

Many changes have transpired since I first entered Toastmasters leadership over thirty years ago. Cell phones, Apple watches and the countless other electronic devices that we now use on a daily basis did not exist. Read more…

10 Years of Talk the Line

(By Rich Lewis, ACG, ALB, Secretary, Talk the Line)

Talk the Line Toastmasters (Club #1083068) has just celebrated its 10th Anniversary as a club. That is a big anniversary for any club, more so for Talk the Line because they are a club located in a prison. Read more…

Training to be a Leader

(by Lakshmi Jagannathan)

After the Spring and Fall conferences and, for some, the International Convention, it was nice to meet up again with fellow Toastmasters at the District 101 Toastmasters Leadership Institute. This is an opportunity for all members to attend educational sessions on Toastmasters communication and leadership skills and topics that help us use those skills in our everyday lives. Importantly, there is also the opportunity for club officers to attend club officer training. This is when club officers get updated on the latest strategies for making their club run smoothly and grow to greater heights. Read more…

District 101 Goes for Gold!

Conference logoThe District 101 Fall Contest opened on November 11th with a sumptuous breakfast (Reason #1 to attend the conference) and a historical theme – Go for Gold – at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara. Anna Garcia, the Conference Chair, evoked the Gold Rush of yesteryear, telling her story of how she came to California twenty years ago to pan for her own gold. She reminded us that Toastmasters is a safe place to try and fail as many times as needed. “We have hit the mother lode. Stake a claim and Go for Gold,” she encouraged the attendees. Read more…

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District 101 ToastmastersJune 18, 2018 2:30pm
There are only two weeks left in the Toastmasters Year, but still so much going on! Read about our ongoing programs, upcoming events, and reminders in District 101's final newsletter of the year! https://conta.cc/2JKEq2d
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District 101 ToastmastersJune 18, 2018 9:00am
Do you enjoy Board Games, War Games, Card Games, Dice Games? No matter the game, communication is key! Join fellow Toastmasters and fellow Gamers for a Demo meeting to launch a new Gaming Toastmasters Club! Learn how Toastmasters can help the inner Gamer in you. Tuesday, June 19, 6-7:30pm, at Game Kastle - Mountain View! Stay for networking and open table games afterwards.
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District 101 ToastmastersJune 16, 2018 1:00pm
June is the month to charter new clubs! Congratulations to all our clubs who were chartered and are celebrating anniversaries this month! Toastmasters Adelante Chapter, Aptos Noon Toastmasters, Bayview Club, BD Flowmasters, Blue Fire, Cupertino Morning Masters, Cupertino Toastmasters, City Shakers, Da Vinci Toastmasters, Flying Toasters, Grummarians, Laser Sharp Speakers, LSI Speaks Toastmasters, McAfee Rise and Shine Toastmasters Club, MoToast, NCVI Toastmasters, Now You're Talk[In], North Valley Toastmasters, nSpeak, Oratory Otters Toastmasters, Peninsula Pros - Advanced Toastmasters, Planet Ord Toastmasters, Public Speak Easy's Club, San Jose Toastmasters, Santa Clara Toastmasters - Scumbat Club, Santa Cruz Orators, Club 7481 - Toastmasters, Securely Speaking Toastmasters, Los Gatos Silver Tongued Cats Toastmasters, Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmasters, Silicon Valley Storytellers, Startup Speakers, TGIF Management Club, ToastNow, Toast On Fire, Top Gun Toastmasters, Vanguard Toastmasters, Valley Toastmasters, and Year Up Toastmasters!
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District 101 ToastmastersJune 15, 2018 1:00pm
There are 15 days left in this Toastmasters year! Is your club close to reaching the next Distinguished Club level? Deliver your last speech or two to complete an educational award; help your club add new members; ask your VPE how else you can help for your club to reach the next Distinguished level. Check out your club's Distinguished Club status here: http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/District.aspx?id=101&hideclub=1
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District 101 ToastmastersJune 13, 2018 1:26pm
Outgoing Club Secretaries and Fellow Officers! Be sure to submit your club's new officer's list to TI well before June 30th, before the TI system gets overwhelmed and slows down to the point where you can't access Club Central! Otherwise, your club will lose online access to your Club information! Login here to access Club Central: https://www.toastmasters.org/login
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District 101 ToastmastersJune 12, 2018 12:30pm
Congratulations to all these clubs that have blossomed recently with the addition of 3-4 new/dual/reinstated members! They earn $5 per new member in Toastmasters Gift Certificates. Adlibmasters Club, AMD Speak, Cisco Speaks, Coherent Communicators, I'm Feeling Chatty, Interconnected Toastmasters, Jade Toastmasters, Look Who's Talking, Mandarin-English Toastmasters, Mountain View, MoToast, Mountain View Toastmasters, Santa Cruz Toastmasters, Santa Clara Toastmasters - Scumbat Club, Study Group Toastmasters, Vanguard Toastmasters. Continue adding new/dual/reinstated members through June 30th and earn $5/member when you add 3-5 members; $7/member when you add 6-7 members; $10/member when you add 8+ members. Get a bonus $50 in TI Certificates if you add the highest number of members in your Division! #springforward" target="_blank">http://d101tm.org/district-programs/#springforward