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

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 ToastmastersMay 23, 2018 11:09am
Did your club earn District Credit through some of the District Programs this past year, such as Lucky/Magnificent 7, March Madness and Early Achiever? If you haven't used your District Credit yet, club officers should visit the TI Store at https://www.toastmasters.org/shop to select supplies to purchase for the club. Add it to the shopping cart and continue to secure checkout to select the shipping method (you must include tax and shipping). Send a snapshot of the order summary that includes the subtotal, shipping and taxes to credits@d101tm.org, along with the shipping address. Any amount not redeemed by May 31st will be forfeited!
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District 101 ToastmastersMay 22, 2018 10:00am
Congratulations to our Club Ambassadors who have far exceeded the club visits from past Toastmasters years! Check out the great ideas and tips they've learned from their visits on our CAP page: http://d101tm.org/club-ambassador-program. Join our Club Ambassador team so you can benefit as well. Win a Free Entry to the July 14th Leadership Luncheon when you submit the most club visit reports between May 20th and June 30th!
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District 101 ToastmastersMay 21, 2018 12:51pm
Congratulations to all our District International Speech Contestants and to the winners:
1st Place: Gopi Kallayil
2nd Place: Sean Pan
3rd Place: Lisa Bennett
Support Gopi on his journey to the Semi-Finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking at the 2018 Toastmasters International Convention in Chicago!
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District 101 ToastmastersMay 20, 2018 11:48pm
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District 101 ToastmastersMay 19, 2018 3:53pm
Waving hello as we Sail to Success at the District Business Meeting!
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District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersMay 19, 2018 11:16am
Keynote speaker, Johnny Campbell, is starting by sharing his story at our District Conference.