Club Newsletter Contest 2021 Results

We are pleased to acknowledge the efforts of all the clubs that entered our contest this year and demonstrated their dedication to keep their members informed as well as showcased over a period of five months.

We continue to spark an interest in starting a club newsletter directly as a result of the contest. We noted it in 2020 and this year is no different.

The final tally is in. And we have some notable entries we wish to recognize. Congratulations to all!

The winning clubs have been awarded their prize money as District Bucks, the new medium of choice for rewarding clubs for their accomplishments.

The Winners

First Place – $100 Prize

City Speech Toastmasters (Area I-33)
Editor – Praveena Raman

Second Place – $75 Prize

Heart2Heart Toastmasters (Area D-30)

Editors – Kimi Avary and Jeanne Alford

Third Place – $50 Prize

Amador Valley Toastmasters Club (Area H-05)
Editors – Candy Mae Estalilla and Don Johnston

Most Improved – $25 Prize

Heart2Heart Toastmasters (Area D-30)
Editors – Kimi Avary and Jeanne Alford

Honorable Mention

In addition, we wish to include these clubs that finished behind the Top Three, but are deserving of special mention:

Confidence Builders Club (Area B-21) – Editor Kyoko Ii
El Cerrito Toastmasters (Area E-18)
– Editor Catherine Keating
Scopemasters East Bay (Area D-12)
– Editor Sheila Aceves
Vallejo Entrepreneurs & Business Professionals (Area C-08) – Editor Joann Bradley

It doesn’t stop here!

Congratulations to every club that entered the contest! If you are new to this scene or you rejuvenated a hibernating club newsletter due to this contest, you now have a taste of what you can do. This is just the beginning and we hope you will continue with the effort and refine your publication in the months to come. Everyone benefits if you do.

Who knows, there may be yet another contest next year and you may have the perfect entry for it!

It has been a rewarding experience for me to administer this contest once again, with expanded scope. I would like to thank the panel of judges and ballot counters who took time off their busy schedules to judge the entries and helped me arrive at the final results. 

Venkat Raman
District 57 Newsletter Editor