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.
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 […]
The final District Executive Council Meeting (DECM) of the Toastmaster year had an overflow crowd of over 50 Toastmaster representatives from throughout district 57. This was the transition month when outgoing district leaders reflect on the year — excitement, growth, challenges, and encourage the incoming officers. The morning meeting was capped off by a fantastic […]
The High Performance Leadership (HPL) project is designed to give Toastmaster members an opportunity to practice their leadership skills that they have acquired through Toastmasters. Initially, it shows the leader where s/he lies in the spectrum of leadership skills then with the help of the Guidance Committee and the Action Committee conducts the HPL project […]