District 39

Where Leaders Are Made

Where Leaders Are Made

In Memory of Helen Goodpaster Rogers

On November 13th Helen Goodpaster Rogers peacefully passed away in her sleep. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her and loved her. Helen joined Speaking From The Heart Toastmasters Club in April of 2017 and has been a member of Toastmasters since  April 1, 1998 she was a former member of, Professionally Speaking. She is remembered how she always “stuck to her guns”. Helen was a dedicated, appreciated and honored Toastmaster.  As a long term member, she always supported her club and Helen supported the Academic Decathlon. Van Gordon DTM, President of Club 5816 “Speaking From The Heart” wrote: “I first met Helen at a speech contest held in the Sacramento County building on H street, years ago.  I became involved with Helen while she was a member of TicToc (Toastmasters in the Community, Toastmasters on Cable) club. Later she joined Speaking From the Heart, which she is still considered a active member.  Due to her health, she did not attend the meetings, but fully supported the clubs. She was also a very active supporter of many non profit organizations in the Sacramento area. Helen fully participated in the Jazz Festival each Memorial Day Weekend in Old Sacramento and the California State Fair. Also as you mentioned she was a staunch supporter and worker in the Academic Decathlon. Most people who knew Helen will quickly remember that she always stood her ground, and she wasted no time or used any “political correctness” in telling you so.  However, they also may not know that she had the biggest heart ever, and loved to work with kids and offer her assistance to any even if they did not ask. Helen will be missed.  -Van Gordon DTM“ Helen touched many Toastmasters over the years and will be remembered by all.  Our prayers go out to his family and friends Nancy Potts District 39 Director and Entire District 39 membership

December Toastmasters Leadership Institute and Club Officer Training

Join District 39’s Toastmaster Leadership Institute with keynote, Pres Vasilev, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking. 9:00AM – 10:15AM: How to Uncover the Glory of Your Story™ [Pres Vasilev] In this interactive storytelling workshop, the 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking Pres Vasilev will reveal the most powerful storytelling secrets. Watch Pres Vasilev’s winning World Championship speech, engage in a dynamic discussion to explore its storytelling secrets, and learn how to craft your own compelling stories. Watch his award winning World Championship of Public Speaking Video: 10:30AM – 11:20AM: How to give an amazing evaluation [Panel Discussion] 11:30AM – 12:00PM: What you need to know about the judges ballot 12:00PM – 12:30PM: Judges ethics and bias 12:30PM – 1:00PM: When you are the Contest Chair December 4, 2021 9:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) (Time is Pacific, UTC-8) Register for event via Zoom  

In Remembrance of Bert Cooper

                                Bert Cooper of 20/20 Visionaries passed over the weekend of October 2nd “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 20/20 Visionaries club member Bert Cooper. Bert has been involved with Toastmasters for numerous years and has been a member of 20/20 Visionaries since 2016. In 2020, Bert was awarded Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). Bert was a beloved friend and club member whose contributions to his club and to Toastmasters will be greatly missed. David Block 20/20 Visionaries President” Bert joined 20/20 Visionaries in April of 2016 and earned his distinguished Toastmaster Award while in 20/20 Visionaries Toastmasters Club. Bert “was awarded Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) as the crowning point of his Toastmaster’s life.”  He was a cherished member of his club and District 39 Toastmasters family. His humor and brilliant smile will continue to lighten our hearts forever. Bert was Division J Area 2 Director 2020-2021. Bert was a dedicated, appreciated and honored Toastmaster and he touched many of us on many levels. “We will all cherish his life with us.” Our prayers go out to his family and friends Nancy Potts District 39 Director and Entire District 39 membership No service is currently scheduled. Cards may be sent to:  Heidi Tomlinson 2781 Pickering Way Sacramento, CA 95833.                

2021-2022 District 39 Trio

District Director Nancy Potts, DTM – nancy.potts@district39.org         Program Quality Director Denise Alder Gutherz – denise.alder@district39.org         Club Growth Director Lance McMahan DTM – lance.mcmahan@district39.org

Naomi Takeuchi DTM ID

Naomi Takeuchi, DTM, of Seattle, Washington, is an entrepreneur and multimedia strategist of her company, 1000 Cranes Studios, which she founded in September 2003. She specializes in strategic planning and multimedia services, primarily for nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. 1000 Cranes Studios, has established itself as a National brand leader and was chosen to showcase the development of its brand at five National Trademark Expos hosted by the US Patent and Trademark Office. A Toastmaster since 2005, Takeuchi’s home club is Seattle International 10 which she loves as this is a group focused on developing local Toastmasters leaders. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions throughout her Toastmasters career and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation twice. “Not only does Toastmasters provide skills to gain confidence and poise in public speaking, the partnerships and friendships built through being part of this organization last for a lifetime,” she said. As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Takeuchi is an ambassador for the organization when she attends District events. She works with the Board to develop, support, and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

You Are Appreciated

Hello fellow “39ers”!   It’s no secret that Toastmasters dues are due for renewing your membership.   But why do we encourage you to renew your membership?  The answers are simple:   You can continue to build the skills you need to become a more confident public speaker (yes, even in a virtual environment). You can become a stronger leader in every area of your life. Your club can remain in “good standing”. You will continue to grow as a person and help others to grow while demonstrating the caring and generosity that you’ve displayed your entire time as a Toastmaster in District 39.  You can be sure that you are appreciated. We all know that renewal payments are due twice a year, on October 1 and April 1.  During this current renewal period, in order for you to continue with unbroken membership, to maintain access to Base Camp, and help your club to remain in good standing, your April dues payment must be received by World Headquarters on or before March 31.  The way to renew is to contact your club’s Vice President of Membership or Member Support Team and complete the renewal form and pay the fee.  Do it today! Your membership renewal ensures that your club will continue to provide you growth opportunities as a speaker, to develop as a leader, and to demonstrate your caring and dedication to Toastmasters.  You are wanted, needed, and truly appreciated.  On behalf of District 39, thank you for renewing and for “doing the right thing”.

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

Ralph Smedley Award

Program Dates: August 1 – September 30 Can your club add five new, dual, or reinstated members with a join date between August 1 and September 30? Accomplish this goal and you’ll qualify to receive a “Smedley Award” ribbon, named in honor of Ralph Smedley, which you can display on your club’s banner. Qualifying clubs can also earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.)Applications and payments for members with a join date between August 1 and September 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than September 30. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count toward “Smedley Award” credit. The winning clubs will be revealed online within a few weeks of the submission deadline. Winning clubs should allow up to 10 business days to receive their award if they are located in the United States, and up to 21 business days if they are outside of the United States.