Welcome to District 101 Toastmasters!

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District 101 serves 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

Above and Beyond - 2018-19 District 101 themeBuilding up skills is what brings members to join Toastmasters. Whether is it to polish your delivery, deepen your vocabulary or share feedback with fellow members, there is always another aspect of communication or leadership skills you can raise above your current level.

When I noticed that there was even more that I could learn from beyond my club’s walls, I started to take advantage of these opportunities. New doors opened and my comfort zone expanded.

I wish the same experience for you: going Above and Beyond, our District theme this year. Every Toastmaster member has a desire to become a better speaker and/or leader. The motivation of going Above and Beyond is what will set this year apart for you. Going above your original goals, going beyond your club’s atmosphere to discover more of the benefits from your Toastmasters membership.

As your club sets new goals for the year to ensure success for every member, I encourage you to set goals for yourself and go Above and Beyond those to measure your progress.

The continuous learning journey we are sailing is like a pot of gold: there can never be enough! Toastmasters has a lot to offer that you may not have discovered yet. To inquire about these opportunities, do not hesitate to contact me at DD@d101tm.org.

Françoise Muller, District Director

Celebration of Success at the Leadership Luncheon

(by Lakshmi Jagannathan)

Celebrating success injects life into an organization, making it worthwhile for members to contribute to its long-term success. Leadership luncheon was an opportunity to recognize all the contributions made in the past year and to ring in the new with a renewed sense of purpose. Read more…

Learning to go Above and Beyond

(by Lakshmi Jagannathan)

Have you ever had this experience happen to you – you are looking at a page that says Pathways on the Toastmasters International website. You click on buttons, see a video, but have no clue how to get a course. Or maybe you are the VP of Education at your club and are not quite sure how to certify people who have completed a path. Read more…

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…