Welcome to District 101 Toastmasters!

Toastmasters International Logo

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

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…

District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersApril 21, 2018 10:00am
Congratulations to Club Ambassador and Star Explorer, David Benjamin, who has already logged 28 club visits this Toastmasters year! David has earned free entry to the District Conference's Sunday May 20th Breakfast Session with Johnny Campbell! You too can earn a free seat by visiting 10+ clubs and submitting a report of your observations by May 10th. Visit the Club Ambassador page to find out how you can participate. http://d101tm.org/club-ambassador-program Visit the Conference page to register for the May 19-20 District Conference! http://d101tm.org/conference
District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersApril 20, 2018 10:00am
Congratulations to Marc Miller, District 101's very first Bona fide Best! Marc not only earned Sponsor credit, but received $50 in District Credit by providing an idea for forming a new club and helping to charter Interconnected Toastmasters! Do you also want to be one of District 101's Bona fide Best? Find out how here: #bonafidebest" target="_blank">http://d101tm.org/district-programs/#bonafidebest
District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersApril 19, 2018 6:14pm
April 19, 2018
District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersApril 19, 2018 10:00am
Division Tall Tales & International Speech Contests are taking place through the end of April! Attend your Division Contest to find out who will SAIL ON to the District Speech Contest Finals! Register now to attend! http://d101tm.org/contests
District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersApril 18, 2018 6:18pm
April 18, 2018
District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersApril 12, 2018 6:17pm
April 12, 2018