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The Annual Conference happens on May 18 and 19!

This will the last event of the year. Take this opportunity to participate in workshops and network with other District members.


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Radhi Spear will deliver a keynote speech titled “Reach and Achieve.”  All of us have the potential to reach for and achieve our goals! Zig Ziglar said it best: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” Fortunately, you have all started by joining Toastmasters. Come listen to our keynote speaker and be inspired to take the next step to reach and achieve your goals! 

Aaron W. Beverly will deliver a keynote speech discussing growing up as an introvert, the challenges he faced as an introverted person, and how he overcame the misconceptions to become a world champion of public speaking, an international speaker, and as he claims, “a thriving introvert.” Title “The Hidden Powers of the Introvert And How Extroverts can Use Them Too


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Radhi Spear will facilitate a debate session centered around the resolution “It is resolved that membership growth is a more important factor in sustaining healthy Toastmasters clubs than membership retention.” Audience will have a chance to interact with the debaters and learn from both sides


Silvia Davis, will present a workshop that will educate and uplift the audience with the skills to become more resilient and persevere through a world that becomes more challenging and stressful by the day. “Navigating Stress in a Stressful World”, a theme that aims to cultivate a resilient mindset, prioritize self-care and embrace the present

Aaron Beverly will host a workshop that gives a high-level view into how he uses “The Process: A Step by Step Guide to Craft and Refine Your Speech” to practice all of his presentations. Being dedicated to this crafting and refinement process helped Aaron turn his stories and speeches from good to great and win the world championship of public speaking.


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Evaluation contest: The purpose of the Evaluation Speech Contest is for the evaluators to provide honest, positive, and constructive feedback to the model speaker. They compliment the speaker on his or her strengths and provide positive advice for improvement. This year, members will compete in the Evaluation Speech Contest on May 18, 2024

International speech contest: The International Speech Contest is an important part of the Toastmasters education program. It offers speakers the opportunity to enhance their speaking abilities, recognizes individual Toastmasters as encouragement to all, and provides a platform for all Toastmasters to learn by observing speakers who have benefited from their Toastmasters training. On May 19, 2024, members will compete and the the winner will advance to the region quarterfinals

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District Director Newsletter

As the Toastmasters year comes to a close, District Director Abhijeet Joshi encourages members to reflect on their journey and explore leadership opportunities within their club and the district.


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