• Submit New Club Leads to win a Special Gift Bag

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

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…


District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersFebruary 20, 2018 10:00am
Have you held your Club Tall Tales & International Speech Contest yet? Conduct one now through the end of February to send a representative to your Area Contest! Check the Contest Resources page for materials to conduct your contest http://d101tm.org/contest-resources and be sure to check the Contest schedule for your upcoming Area Contest! http://d101tm.org/contests
District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersFebruary 19, 2018 10:00am
The New Year brings New Beginnings and New Opportunities. Share your experiences with others by helping to start a New Club. Submit your Idea for a New Club Lead at https://d101tm.wufoo.com/forms/the-gift-bag-challenge or email growth@d101tm.org for your chance to win a special Gift Bag!
District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersFebruary 17, 2018 10:00am
Congratulations to clubs celebrating anniversaries this February! Saratoga Toastmasters, Pájaro Valley Club 2373 Toastmasters, Naval Postgraduate School Toastmasters, Talking Chips Club, Willow Glen Toastmasters, Milpitas Toastmasters, B.L.T. Club, Hi Definition Speakers Toastmasters, Great America Speakers.
District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersFebruary 16, 2018 11:05am
Is your club participating in the New Year's Challenge and holding an Open House in Jan-Feb? Submit your PR flyer before the event, as well as pictures of the event, agenda, and guest list within one week of your event to qualify for $30 in District Credit! Even if you don't have an Open House, you can still earn District Credit when you add 3+ members who extend their membership through Sept., before the end of March! Check out the New Year's Challenge details here: #newyearschallenge" target="_blank">http://d101tm.org/district-programs/#newyearschallenge
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District 101 ToastmastersFebruary 15, 2018 2:18pm
Congratulations Cupertino Toastmasters, the newest club to join the Magnificent 7 Clubs! You too can be Lucky or Magnificent when ALL 7 club officers attend club training now through the end of February! #lucky7" target="_blank">http://d101tm.org/district-programs/#lucky7 Still need to attend Club Officer Training? There are plenty of sessions left. Check out the training schedule now! http://d101tm.org/training