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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

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…

District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersSeptember 15, 2018 3:35pm
Roadmap to Distinguished Toastmaster

Are you planning to complete your DTM before the end of the Legacy Program? Then this event is the one for you. We’ll cover:
- Creating your roadmap to DTM in the Legacy Program
- Understanding the opportunity to pursue
- Partnering with another Toastmaster
- Going Above and Beyond as the District 101 DTM

District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersSeptember 8, 2018 3:04pm
Silicon to Surf: Fall Fusion 101
Join us to witness Educative and Informative Sessions and get Inspired by the Speaker Showcase during the Fall Fusion Event. Come prepared with questions for our Town Hall Meeting that will take place during Lunch.

Register - https://d101tm.wufoo.com/forms/silicon-to-surf-fall-fusion-101/

Saturday October 27, 2018
8:15 am: Registration + Light Breakfast
9:00 am: Opening + Keynote
9:30 am: Educational Sessions I
10:45 am: Speaker Showcase (Table Topics)
11:45 am - 1:30 pm: Lunch + Club Recognition + Town Hall
1:30 pm: Educational Sessions II
2:45 pm: Speaker Showcase (Humorous Speech)
3:45 pm: Adjourn

District Bookstore
We will have our District Bookstore open at the following times allowing our members to make purchases.
8:15am - 8:50am -- 35mins during registration
10:30am - 10:45am -- 15mins during the break
11:45am - 12:00noon -- 15mins at the start of the lunch
2:30pm - 2:45pm -- 15mins during the break
3:45pm - 4:15pm -- 30mins after the event

Synopsys Building B
690 East Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA 94043
District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersSeptember 1, 2018 11:10pm
Congratulations to our newest DTM - Janet Hebert and Leroy (Jack) Jackson
District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersAugust 15, 2018 5:41pm
Shout out to D101 Member - Star Hansen (Monterey Peninsula Toastmasters)
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District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersAugust 8, 2018 9:38pm
Shout Out to D101 members - Christine Mamuad and YifangXu
District 101 Toastmasters
District 101 ToastmastersAugust 7, 2018 9:28pm
Don't wait - register one of the COT's before August!