What’s it like to compete at the Toastmaster International Conference? Why did you do it? Our roving D57 Toastmaster reporter — Kevin Markl (KD57) — asks our ISC winner (Greg Carter, CC, Santa Rosa Toastmasters) about his experiences at the recent conference in Chicago this summer. Watch these 30-40 second shorts on Greg’s experiences : […]
Last year, Toastmasters International made the decision to no longer hold a Fall Conference and Fall Contests. Our District Executive Committee agreed unanimously on August 11th to host the Evaluation and International Speech Contests through our January to May Spring contests.
In a very interactive DECM meeting D57 leadership was greeted with a very well-organized session. District Director Diane Pleuss got the meeting started by asking the audience about their goals for the upcoming Toastmaster year. This energized approach was followed by Club Growth Director Bett Bollhoefer leading the audience through a series of […]
The 2017-2018 Awards and Installation dinner was a great success. Held at the Jack London Aquatic Center in Oakland, almost 100 attended this annual event. This year, the group found their “inner-New Orleans” for a Mardi Gras themed evening. The event recognizes Toastmasters who have completed Educations Awards since the Spring Conference; recognition for Club […]
Summer 2018 TLI Trains Record Number of Leaders On a warm summer morning, Toastmasters from all over District 57 were assembling for an exciting day at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. July 7 was a typical summer morning, already warm at 7 am, promising to get hot through the day—mirroring the warm introductions among […]