District 39

Where Leaders Are Made

Where Leaders Are Made

District 39 Election Results

The 2021 Annual Business Meeting was held at 3pm on Saturday 5/22/2021. The Election Results for 2021-2022 Toastmaster Year are as follows: District Trio District Director Elect – Nancy Potts, DTM Program Quality Director Elect – Denise Alder-Gutherz Club Growth Director Elect – Lance McMahan, DTM Division Directors Division B Director Elect – Laura Gregory, DTM Division C Director Elect – Adriene Haylor, L5 Division F Director Elect – Amrik Chima, L4 Division G Director Elect – Pat Knight, DTM Division J Director Elect – Jay Chacko, L5 Contest Election Results  

Nomination Results have been posted

Greetings Fellow Toastmasters, The nomination results are now online. They have been posted for review. Toastmasters District 39 2021 Nomination Results

Toastmasters New Club Incentive extended – Save Hundred$

OPEN A NEW CLUB NOW SAVE HUNDRED$! The Board of Directors has extended the waiver for charter fees and new member fees!! The charter fee ($125) and the new member fees ($20 per member) have been waived for all clubs which charter by June 30, 2021, and pay the current term renewal dues. For a club with 20 new members, this is a total savings of $525! To qualify, new clubs will need to: Fully complete the charter process by June 30, 2021. Pay the prorated dues for the current period; and Pay the $45.00 per member charter membership dues. Each member would pay the following at the time of charter: CHARTER MONTH PRORATED DUES1 CHARTER DUES TOTAL DUES2 February $15.00 + $45.00 = $60.00 March $7.50 + $45.00 = $52.50 April $45.00 + $45.00 = $90.00 May $37.50 + $45.00 = $82.50 June $30.00 + $45.00 = $75.00 1Members who transfer their membership to the new club do not pay the prorated dues. 2For charters in February or March, dues for charter members would be paid through September 2021. Clubs chartered on April 1 or later, members would be paid through March 2022. Interested? Questions? Club Growth Director: Denise Alder Gutherz, denise.alder@district39.org or Club Extension Chair: Lance McMahan, DTM, lance.mcmahan@district39.org or (916) 316-0573 for assistance.

Area Director Club Visit Reports Are Due!

Area Director Club Visit Reports Are Due! In order to foster club quality, Area Directors visit the clubs in their Areas at least twice a year (in a first round and a second round of visits). As the link between the club and the District, Area Directors make themselves available during these visits to answer questions and offer clubs support. This District support helps clubs retain and build membership as a result of positive member experiences. For credit in the Distinguished Area Program, Area Directors must submit an Area Director’s Club Visit Report for the first round of visits by November 30 and for the second round of visits by May 31, 2021. These reports may be submitted online through District Central. Club visits are opportunities for the district, through the area director, to support clubs and improve club quality. The Area Director’s Club Visit Report guides area directors in evaluating club quality during these visits by assessing the club at each of the Moments of Truth. Area directors identify opportunities for improvement and specify the support that clubs need from the district, helping clubs retain and build membership through positive member experiences. This important contribution on the part of area directors helps clubs grow and earn Distinguished recognition. Are Area Director visits still being completed? Yes, Area Director visits are still occurring, but will need to be conducted online. Since clubs are either not meeting or have switched to meeting online, should Area Directors still conduct their visits? Yes, Area Directors should still conduct their visits, now more than ever, but should do so online. If clubs are not meeting, it is a good opportunity for the Area director to extend their support. Area Directors can get an understanding of why the club is not meeting, as well as the rest of the information required for Area Director reports. The Area Director can also help facilitate the club meeting online. First Round Club Visit Reports are due by November 30, 2020 Blank Area Director Club Visit Form Link Submit Area Director Club Visit on-line Link Serving Clubs Through Visits Complete Guide for Area Directors Nancy Potts DTM Program Quality Director 2020-2021 nancy.potts@district39.org text/cell 775-722-3973

2020 District Election Results

Congratulations to the newly elected 2020-2021 District 39 Trio. Ed Johnson, DTM 2020-2021 District Director Elect Nancy Potts, DTM 2020-2021 Program Quality Director Elect Denise Alder-Gutherz 2020-2021 Club Growth Director Elect https://vote.electionrunner.com/election/GAPSQ/results https://vote.electionrunner.com/election/wO36m/results https://vote.electionrunner.com/election/YHhS1/results Uncontested Offices Division A Director Kathleen Sandoval Division B Director To be appointed by District Director Elect Division C Director Kelly Cummings Division D Director To be appointed by District Director Elect Division E Director To be appointed by District Director Elect Division F Director Marianne Ward, DTM Division G Director Pat Knight, DTM Division H Director Reham Nawar Division I Director To be appointed by District Director Elect Division J Director Kenneth Bradshaw

D39 Townhall Meeting 2020-05-05

On 2020-05-05 @ 7pm we held a Townhall Meeting for the purpose of sharing the District Alignment proposal for 2020-2021 Toastmaster year. District 39 2020-2021 Realignment PowerPoint (maps)  

District 39 News / Virtual Events

Greetings District Council Leaders,   First, we hope you and all your family members are doing well.  While many decisions made in the past few months have turned our world upside down. We hope they helped keep our members safe and healthy.   Other decisions have been made for us. Many Clubs have either been displaced or their members are sheltering in place right now.  Some clubs have even considered going on hiatus for a few months; No longer meeting until the COVID-19 crisis is over.  Please consider this alternative strategy, work with your leadership to meet virtually.   In case you haven’t heard, District Leadership is trying to keep every club alive by helping them establish virtual meetings.  We are doing our best to provide resources and training to help your clubs meet virtually. While it is true that meeting virtually is not the same as meeting in person, we still get weekly opportunities as individuals and clubs to sharpen our professional skills needed for today’s workforce. Please take this opportunity to visit https://www.district39.org/zoom-masters/ to see who can help get your club online.     One more thing, as you meet virtually, remember to invite past members who had to stop because their schedule prevented them from attending. We have started to see some of our old members start to reappear, just because we invited them to join our virtual meetings.   Next, let’s talk about the upcoming District Leader elections.  Yes, we are having an online election at our Virtual District Council meeting.  But before that, we hope you will take the chance to meet our District Leader Candidates at our first ever Virtual Candidates Showcase.   Finally, we have a reminder.  The temporarily extended membership renewal is coming to an end.  April 30, 2020 is the deadline.  On May 1, 2020 any club that has not renewed its dues will no longer be in good standing. I have included these important dates and notes below.   Attention important dates: Saturday, April 11  @ 9am-11am Virtual Candidates Showcase (District Leader Candidates are interviewed) Must pre-register to get link to candidate showcase – https://www.district39.org/events/virtual-candidates-showcase/ The Virtual Candidates Showcase will be recorded and published on the District Website for viewing later. Thursday, April 30 @ 11:59pm – Last day to pay membership dues Friday, May 1 @ 12:00am – Club status changes for clubs that have not paid their dues Clubs will no longer be in good standing on May 1, 2020, unless dues have been paid. Districts directed to remove Unpaid members from the Club Leadership list to determine those Club Presidents and Vice Presidents Education eligible to vote. Thursday, May 7th @ noon – District Council Pre-Registration Deadline Pull final Club Leadership report to determine which Club Leaders are members in good standing. Saturday, May 9th @ 9am-1pm  Virtual District Council (District Leader Elections, Alignment, etc.) Must pre-register to get link to District Council Meeting – https://www.district39.org/events/district-council-may/ All District Council Members that intend to vote, must pre-register before Thursday, May 7, 2020 @Noon Business Meeting Agenda Business Meeting Minutes from the September 21, 2019 Virtual Meeting Business Council Meeting Packet – May 9, 2020 District Realignment Town Hall meeting – May 5, 2020 -proposal for 2020-2021 Toastmaster year District 39 2020-2021 Realignment PowerPoint (maps) NOTES:  District Executive Committee Members in good standing will be allowed to vote at the District Council on May 9th. Clubs in good standing may be represented by their President & VP Education. Visit http://reports.toastmasters.org/reports/dprReports.cfm?r=15&d=39&s=Renewal_Status&sortOrder=0 to see where your club stands. If you don’t see “Verified complete” next to your club, then your club is not in good standing with Toastmasters International. Clubs not in good standing, will not be counted in the quorum and will not be allowed to vote. Because this is a Virtual District Council, No Proxy votes are allowed. Thanks, Wes   Wes Johnson, DTM District Director 2019-20 District 39, Toastmasters International wes.johnson@district39.org “One Team • One Path • One District”

DECM Emergency Meeting – Virtual Contests

Emergency DECM 2020-03-16 The District Executive Council decided to continue to conduct Speech Contests for the 2019-2020 contest cycle. Contests conducted through June 1, 2020 will be done virtually. The Program Quality Team has been tasked with communicating the details of how this will be implemented by March 31, 2020. Virtual Contests will be conducted in April & May.  Division Directors will decide when these contests will occur. Toastmaster International Letter to District Leaders Roll Call DECM Emergency Meeting Toastmaster International Updates: Board of Directors 03/14/2020 Dues Due – Extension Leadership Award Submission – Extension

DECM Mar 2020

Last D39 DECM was a virtual meeting held on 2020-03-14 at 9am. NOTE: Virtual District Council Meeting 5/9/2020 at 9am-1pm Meeting Minutes (03/14/2020) Roll Call Packet-DECM (Final) Addendum District 39 Voucher for Reimbursement Toastmaster International Updates: Board of Directors 03/14/2020 Dues Due – Extension Leadership Award Submission – Extension