Toastmasters District 73 For Speakers & Leaders in Tasmania, South Australia, and Victoria

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Think you’re not ready to take on a District Leadership role?

 

Think again!

The next two years will be the final opportunity to complete a District Officer Role for the Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) Award under the Traditional Education Program.

A District Officer Role can also count towards your DTM under the new Pathways Education Program.

Consider applying for one of these roles. They are:

·      District Director

·      Program Quality Director

·      Club Growth Director

·      Division Directors

Multiple nominations are sought for each of the top Trio roles to ensure that the District Council can elect the best person for each role.

The 2018-2019 year has opened up further opportunity in that the current PQD has declared they will not be running for the role of District Director.

DUE DATE

Friday 15th December 2017

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the following forms and send them to the District Leadership Nominating committee HERE:

THE ROLES

1. DISTRICT DIRECTOR

Responsible for administering the overseeing the district’s day-to-day operations, finances and human resources.

Prerequisites: At the time of taking office, the district director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a club president and at least 12 consecutive months as a program quality director, club growth director or division director or a combination thereof.

2. PROGRAM QUALITY DIRECTOR

Responsible for all aspects of education and training within the district.

Prerequisites: At the time of taking office, the program quality director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a club president and at least 12 consecutive months as a program quality director, club growth director or division director or an area director or a combination thereof.

3. CLUB GROWTH DIRECTOR

Responsible for all aspects of marketing, club-building and club-retention within the District.

Prerequisites: At the time of taking office, the club growth director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a club president and at least 12 consecutive months as a program quality director, a club growth director or division director, area director or a combination thereof.

4. DIVISION DIRECTOR

Responsible for coordinating Division activities, working with the Division’s Area Directors to achieve the Division’s goals, and assisting in the training of area and club leaders.

Prerequisites: At the time of taking office, the division director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a member of a district council i.e. must have filled one of the aforementioned roles, been an Area Director, or been a Club President or Vice President of Education.

More information about these roles can be found here:

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/district-leadership-handbook

If you’re interested in one of these roles, or you know someone who may be interested, remember that the nominations must be in by the 15th of December.

Oh, and while we have your attention, have you booked for our next District Convention?


SPEAK OF THE DEVIL!

Have you booked yet for the District 73 Annual Convention?

Tickets are now on sale! The Convention will be held on the weekend of the 19th of May, 2018, in Hobart, Tasmania.

The theme of the convention is Speak of the Devil. The ‘devilish’ theme is an acronym for Dream – Empower – Vocalise – Inspire – Lead. These are all qualities that we as Toastmasters aspire to!

The official website for the convention is HERE!

Now is the time to start making your plans to attend the convention and stay on to do some touring of this magical island. You might even find yourself some Tasmanian Devils to look at! The convention will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, which is located on Hobart’s beautiful waterfront, and just five minutes’ walk to world famous historic Salamanca Place. The venue overlooks Constitution Dock and the Derwent River, and is close to the centre of beautiful Hobart, Salamanca Place, and historic Battery Point.

The convention will run from Friday the 18th of May to Sunday 20th of May, 2018. There will be workshops to attend, and guest speakers to inspire us. The first of our guest speakers has been confirmed – and it’s David Fisher, DTM.

David is a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, and has made Toastmasters his life. He describes himself as a ‘working ambassador’ for the organisation.

In addition to speakers, there are workshops being planned. If you would like to present a workshop, go HERE to the convention website.

Of course, one of the highlights of any convention is the gala dinner, and this convention is no exception. The theme for the dinner is DEVILICIOUS. You’re encouraged to dress up in delightfully devilish attire!

So, what else is there to see and do in Hobart? You can visit Mt Wellington. At 1,271 metres, it overlooks Hobart and is undoubtedly one of the most inspiring views in Australia. It’s a short drive from the city centre. There’s also the beautiful maritime village of Battery Point. This little town will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the 19th century.

If you love art, then MONA is a must to visit. MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art – is a new $75 million dollar art gallery, and has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most impressive galleries in Australia.

If you enjoy a beer, or if you love old architecture, then the old Cascades Brewery needs to be on your travel itinerary. It’s Australia’s oldest brewery (operating since 1832) and is open for tours and beer tasting.

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon via the District Newsletter, a D73 Convention Facebook page, flyers for your club and more. To book for the convention, go HERE!