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Winter Club Officer Training Season Approaching (December through February)

District 36’s summer Toastmaster Leadership Institute (TLI) Club Officer training is complete and we are readying for the Winter Session during December-February.  Eighty percent of clubs had 4 or more officers trained in the Summer Session and are still eligible to earn DCP goal #9, if they can once again have 4 or more officers trained during the Winter TLI session.  So far we have five TLI sessions booked (and more training opportunities, including in neighboring Districts, will be announced as they become available):

  • December 6 – U.S. Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD)
  • December 13 – Silver Spring Church of Christ (Silver Spring, MD)
  • January 10 – GEICO (Chevy Chase, MD)
  • February 1 – The Washington Center (D.C.)
  • February 12 – AARP (Washington, D.C.)

We are preparing the on-line registration for these sessions so please check back soon.  Key benefits of attending  can be found in a more detailed write-up on the TLI page.  If you want to volunteer to teach or help at TLI, please contact us at tli@district36.org.

Paul Terry

Paul Hatheway Terry passed away suddenly at his home in Beltsville, MD on November 18, 2013.  Paul was employed as an organic chemist for 25 years at the USDA Agricultural Research Station, Beltsville, MD.  For many decades he was an active member of the American Chemical Society, the Chemical Society of Washington, and Toastmasters International.  His funeral was held on November 23, 2013 in Fall River, MA.  He leaves behind many cousins and friends.  Memorial donations can be made in Paul's name to SOME (So Others Might Eat) or the National Kidney Foundation.  A Celebration of Life Service followed by a reception will be held for Paul on Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2 to 5 p.m. at the Banquet Hall of the American Legion Greenbelt Post 136, 6900 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 (301-345-0136).

Supporting our District 36 Clubs in Achieving their Excellence

We plan to highlight our clubs in District 36 on the District website to showcase the strengths and unique characteristics of those featured clubs.  The purpose is to promote our clubs and membership growth in our District.  All of the articles for these clubs will be retained on the Supporting Clubs in Achieving their Excellence page under the Clubs tab.  If you would like to submit your club for consideration, please send the proposed article to webmaster@district36.org, yxie@district36.org, and sbramble@district36.org.

Some guidelines for submission are:

  • Highlight what is unique about the club and what makes the club successful.
  • Include the club name, location, time of meeting, website and DCP status, if appropriate.
  • Do not mention individual toastmasters by name, except for a point of contact.
  • Send a pdf flyer if you want that included.
Member in the News
Shushanna Mignott, member of the Dupont Speaks Toastmasters Club, had the opportunity to speak at a Women’s Empowerment Conference in Kampala Uganda in July 2014.  Shushanna had a fantastic time speaking to the approximately 2200 Ugandan women in attendance.  She knows that her Toastmasters experience equipped her to be able to stand confidently in front of those women and share her message of hope and encouragement.  Shushanna currently serves as the VP Membership for Dupont Speaks and she loves working with women to help them pursue their purpose, passion and balance.  (email:  smignott@gmail.com;  website: www.refocusandthrive.com)

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