August - 2023

Issue 3

Dear Toastmaster,

As I reflect on my journey, it amazes me how far I've come in my time with this incredible community. One year into my toastmaster's journey, my mentor suggested it was time to find a new guide to further enrich my growth. Though the idea of starting anew was daunting, I knew deep down that embracing change was the key to my personal development.

It was contest season. In order to improve my speech, I ventured out to different clubs to deliver my speech and seek valuable feedback from fellow members. One day, I was given the honor of being a guest speaker at a club I had never visited before. Nerves wracked my body, but the warm welcome and camaraderie from the Sergeant at Arms helped ease my tension. I took the stage as the first speaker, my heart pounding, and despite forgetting some lines in the conclusion, I soldiered on, knowing this experience, no matter how uncomfortable, was an opportunity for growth.

After the meeting, I received praise from many members, but there was one veteran toastmaster with a white beard who offered a different perspective. He said, "it's no good," and those words sank my heart. However, I realized that this moment was a valuable lesson in itself. I knew I needed to understand what was lacking in my speech, and I yearned for guidance. That's when an idea sparked in my mind - why not ask the veteran toastmaster with the white beard to become my mentor?

I mustered the courage to reach out to him, and that decision marked the beginning of my second journey with a new mentor. Little did I know how profound an impact he would have on my growth and confidence. Looking back now, I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude to my mentor for showing me a new direction and instilling in me the belief that I could rise above any challenge.

Today, as we embark on this new year, I encourage each one of you to embrace the power of mentorship. Having a guiding figure in our lives can make all the difference, propelling us to heights we never thought possible. Let us all commit to learning and mastering new skills, setting simple yet achievable growth goals for ourselves that we can pursue throughout the year.

Remember, each step we take towards improvement, no matter how small, brings us closer to the best versions of ourselves. Toastmasters has taught us that courage, perseverance, and the willingness to seek guidance can transform us into confident and skilled communicators. So let us be bold, let us be open to change, and let us take this new journey together, hand in hand, towards a brighter and more fulfilling future.

May this year be filled with breakthroughs, personal triumphs, and unwavering support for one another. Together we grow, not just as speakers, but as leaders who inspire and uplift those around us.

Last month, a dynamic and inspiring group of leaders stepped up to guide our club with passion and enthusiasm. If you have any questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to them. They are eager to support and uplift every member of our community.

Right now, our club officer training is in full swing, and it's a golden opportunity for you to grow and excel in your role. Whether you're currently serving as an officer or aspire to take on a leadership position in the future, we encourage you to join us for the training sessions. It's a chance to gain valuable insights, learn best practices, and build strong leadership skills that will benefit you both within Toastmasters and beyond.

And that's not all! We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting our first-ever hybrid TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute). This event promises to be an extraordinary learning experience as we bring together the best of both physical and virtual worlds. You'll have the chance to interact with fellow members in person and network with incredible speakers from diverse backgrounds. Their insights and wisdom will undoubtedly inspire and empower you on your journey of personal and professional growth.

Mark your calendars and join us at the TLI to level up you're learning and communication skills. Our three fascinating speakers are ready to share their knowledge and expertise, helping you unlock your full potential as a communicator and leader.

Together, let's embrace this moment of growth and seize the opportunities that lie ahead. As we continue to evolve as individuals and as a club, we'll create a vibrant and supportive environment where everyone can thrive.

See you at the upcoming events, where we'll celebrate our shared love for communication, leadership, and lifelong learning!

With warmest regards,


Save the Date! TLI and Great Event

Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) is a two day in person leadership training and networking event sponsored by CISCO SPEAKS that benefits all Toastmasters.

Register early and avail the Early Bird discount by 21st August and register for only $10!

For more information on Toastmasters Leadership Institue Click Here

Save the calendar with details given below.

What is an open house ? How do I convert the guests into the members of our guests ?

No guests showed up at our open house, how can we change that ?

Are these questions on your mind ?

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District Showtime - Fall Speaker Showcase:

Table Topics and Humorous Speech!

For details check the page District Showtime | District 101 Toastmasters (


Trainings helps you stay on top of any new information that may be useful in your Toastmasters journey. And, naturally attending training shows that your club cares about its members by officers staying fresh and refreshed in service to the members. Strong clubs have strong officers who attend Club Officer Training. District 101 has planned multiple opportunities for the Club Officers to receive training.

Check the schedule 

Find below the COT Calendar to download for quick reference.



Earn district credit for planning and conducting an Open House and adding new members to your club!

  • Earn $20 in district credits for planning and conducting an Open House from July 1 to August 31
  • Add 3+ members from July 1 to August 31 to earn $30 in district credits
  • Add 5+ members from July 1 to August 31 to earn additional $30 in district credits

Click here for details.


Celebrate your club’s anniversary with an Open House!

  • Earn $20 in district credits for planning and conducting an Open House celebrating your club’s anniversary during your anniversary month
  • Add 3+ members within 30 days of your Open House to earn $30 in district credits
  • Add 5+ members within 30 days of your Open House to earn additional $30 in district credits

Click here for details.


Pathways afterhours are held for members for any pathways related queries. Goal is to help navigate the pathway experience as well as answer any questions.

The session is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 pm.

Register to attend


Checkout The WHY series: Why Continue in Toastmasters? provides a unique platform for people from different walks of life to collaborate, share ideas, and learn from each other. As a result, one can polish their public speaking skills.

Find out more!

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