District 39

Where Leaders Are Made

Where Leaders Are Made

2024-2025 Leader Nominations Open

District 39 Toastmasters Leadership Opportunity 2024-2025 Ours is the only organization I know dedicated to the individual. We work together to bring out the best in each of us and then we apply these skills to help others. – Ralph Smedley A district leader has one of the most important leadership roles within Toastmasters International. The success of the district, its clubs, and the members within each club depends on how well the district leaders execute the responsibilities of their office. Embrace the opportunity to serve at the next level and build your leadership skills and confidence for personal and professional reasons. Generously share your experience and knowledge. We invite you to embark on your 2024 – 2025 journey by leading and serving through one of these leadership positions. Elected Positions  District Director Program Quality Director Club Growth Director Division Director (Currently North, South, West, East, and Central) Appointed Positions Area Director Administration Manager Finance Manager Public Relations Manager Logistics Manager If you are considering a leadership position, please watch this video from 2023-2024 International President Morag Mathieson. To learn about District Leadership roles, and what educational criteria are required, see Call for Nominations. How do you get nominated? If you are ready to lead, or to nominate another qualified toastmaster, fill out and submit the following to Denise Alder Gutherz, District Leadership Committee Chair: The District Leader Nominating Form. The District Leader Agreement and Release Statement. The District Leader Biographical Information Form. Nominations for elected positions are due no later than midnight Monday, February 12, 2024. Area Councils, led by the Area Directors, have until April 30, 2024, to nominate candidates to serve as 2024/2025 Area Directors. If you are interested in serving as an Area Director next year, please contact your current Area Director today. Questions? If you have questions about any of these roles, eligibility, or the nomination process, please contact: Denise Alder Gutherz, Denise.Alder@district39.org or District Director Lance McMahan, Lance.McMahan@District39.org District 39 Toastmasters | P.O. Box 227, Sparks, NV 89432 Unsubscribe Constant Data Notice Sent by Lynda Mendez District 39 Public Relations Manager with Lynda.Mendez@District39.org “Where Leaders Are Made”

Welcome Kevin Hayes, Club Growth Director; Elections; Spring Conference

By now some of you may be aware there is a new sheriff in town. Yes, the man in the big white hat, Kevin Hayes, has stepped up to serve as Club Growth Director following Donna’s resignation in October.  You may recognize Kevin as last year’s Division Director of the Year, or the EmCee at the 2023 Spring Conference.  Kevin will appreciate your support as he helps everyone Build New Clubs in District 39! From front to back: Kevin Hayes, Club Growth Director; Laura Gregory, Program Quality Director; Lance McMahan, District Director; and Denise Alder Gutherz, Immediate Past District Director. IN OTHER NEWS: ELECTIONS: Does your club elect officers twice a year? If so, now is the time to submit your new officer list.  Not sure? Here is where to check. SPRING CONFERENCE: Full session tickets are available at $139 until 39 are sold (<10 remaining at this price) or until November 30 (whichever comes first). Price then increases to $149. Register here today! OFFICER TRAINING: Round 2 has begun.  Go to the District 39 calendar to register. Please feel free to share this information with your members.

Toastmasters District 39 Newsletter

In this edition: Register for the Spring Conference today! Save $$. 2nd Round Officer Training is HERE. Mid-Year Elections are Here! Club Growth Director Appointed. An Attitude of Gratitude – an event for the ages! SPRING CONFERENCE May 17-18 Spring Conference Registration is OPEN! First 39 tickets at $139 or until November 30, whichever comes first!!  Get your tickets TODAY!!!  Where will it be held, you ask? Wackford Center in Elk Grove! SECOND ROUND OFFICER TRAINING Register today for club officer training on Tuesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 30, both at noon.  (Must attend both for credit.) More opportunities HERE. MID-YEAR ELECTIONS Reminder – clubs with six-month officer terms need to complete elections and attend training!  Semiannual terms end December 31 – new terms begin January 1. Please hold your elections ASAP; get incoming officers trained and hit the ground running! NEW CLUB GROWTH DIRECTOR Please welcome Kevin Hayes as our new Club Growth Director!  Kevin served as Division I Director last year and is probably best known for serving as the 2023 Spring Conference emcee and our maître d’ at An Attitude of Gratitude on Saturday, November 11. AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE If you missed An Attitude of Gratitude with maître d’ Kevin Hayes and a cast of thousands, you missed laughs, inspiration, food, and fun! Over 75 District 39 Toastmasters broke bread together and attended myriad training sessions. After enjoying a tasty continental breakfast, attendees enjoyed the informative Club Officer training appetizers provided by Aria Salehpour, Andrew Simpson, Rose Cooke, Guleenna Bakshi, Lynda Mendez, John Fox, Minda Fernish, Lauren Carly, Melanee Cottrill, Deborah Littleton, Francisco Carrillo, and Dennis Andrade. Chefs Barbara Brackett and Joey Waldrop whipped up excitement for the Youth Leadership Program (YLP), causing many to rise up and purchase their own Youth Leadership Program Packet from Shop 39 at a serious discount! After lunch, all enjoyed keynote speaker Donny Crandell’s inspirational speech reminding us to be the hummingbird, rather than the vulture, and always find reasons to be grateful! Chef Louise Houdelette divulged her secret recipe for hosting open houses and gaining new members! Chef Angie Rodriguez provided information on how we could revisit savory selections with Pathways and complete a successful journey. Top Chef Lance McMahan challenged everyone to test their knowledge of the new club sponsor and club coach recipes. Immediate Past District Director Denise Alder Gutherz honored numerous clubs and people from 2022/2023, and District Director Lance McMahan recognized member and club accomplishments since July 1, 2023! 2022/2023 RECOGNITION Sponsored 5+ Members Barbara Wickman; Clare Steppat; Deborah Littleton; Desi Menendez; George Jarosik; Jake Tuschinski; Louise Houdelette; Scott Nutter Distinguished Clubs Reno Storytellers; Capitol Captivators; Pestmasters; Roseville Communicators; Foothill Toastmasters Select Distinguished Clubs University Club; Truckee Meadows; 20/20 Visionaries; Sacramento Downtowners; Manteca Smooth Talkers; Level Up Presidents Distinguished Clubs Washoe Express; Sierra Sunrise; Kit Carson; Capital Nevada; Roseville Rappers; Roseville Toasters; Old Town Talkers; Statement Makers; Mather Toastmasters; The Articulators; Greater North Stockton Club 64; Lodi Toastmasters; The Original Articulators; Sigma Kappa Pi – Sigma Delta Pi Toastmasters; Speaking Machine; Bits ‘N Speeches Distinguished Areas Nancy Wold, Area 61; Chibwe Chungu, Area 63; Shannon Chi, Area 92 Select Distinguished Areas Brady Janes, Area 11; John Fox, Area 94 Club Sponsors Shannon Chi; Ela Jamosmos; Noralee Cole; Kevin Hayes Club Coaches Melanie Stark; Karen Daly; Dennis Andrade Triple Crown Melanie Stark; Ela Jamosmos; Ida Ruffin Sustained Service Award David Betowski, DTM 2023/2024 RECOGNITION Sponsored 5+ Members Stephen Kent Club Mentors Noralee Cole; Kevin Hayes 5 or more Distinguished Club Program Awards The Articulators; Statement Makers; Redding Evening Club; Greater North Stockton Club 64; Speaking Machine; Level Up; River City Toastmasters. An Attitude of Gratitude concluded with a delicious dinner and a ROAST of our Immediate Past District Director, Denise Alder Gutherz!  Roasters George Jarosik, Minda Fernish, Brian Hatano, Rick Sydor, Laura Gregory, and Lance McMahan gave no quarter as they sliced up Denise’s year as District Director (or did they?).  Regardless, everyone had a great time! Register today for Training and the Spring Conference. Questions?  Please contact     District Director Lance McMahan, Lance.McMahan@District39.org             Program Quality Director Laura Gregory Laura.Gregory@District39.org   Club Growth Director Kevin Hayes Kevin.Hayes@District39.org  District 39 Toastmasters | P.O. Box 227, Sparks, NV 89432 Unsubscribe Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by Lynda Mendez District 39 Public Relations Manager with Lynda.Mendez@District39.org powered by Try email marketing for free today! “Where Leaders Are Made”