Events in February 2024

  • Club Officer Training (Winter Sessions)

    Club Officer Training (Winter Sessions)


    3 February 2024

    Club Officer Training (Winter Season) has started and will conclude at the end of February. Several sessions have been scheduled throughout the period for your convenience. District 53 has recruited a great selection of officers from high-performance clubs to facilitate and guide your workshop sessions this year. In your sessions you’ll…

    • Attend a breakout session based on your officer role.
    • Experience quality time with other officers in the same role, sharing strategies that work.
    • Work with diverse officers in many roles across the district to get proven tactics for membership, club quality, contest programs, open houses, and other club operations.
    • Attend at least 80% (120 minutes) of any 2.5 hour session to receive training credit.

    The schedule of available training dates is as follows:

    1. Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 6-8:30pm
    2. Thursday, December 7, 2023, 6-8:30pm
    3. Saturday, December 9, 2023, 9-11:30am
    4. Saturday, January 13, 2024, 9-11:30am
    5. Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 6-8:30pm
    6. Saturday, February 3, 2024, 9-11:30am
    7. Monday, February 19, 2024, 6-8:30pm

    To register for any District 53 Club Officer Training event, use the link below. All training sessions are online by Zoom. The Zoom link is provided at the end of the registration page and is also included in your registration confirmation email and the reminder email that will be sent two days before the event.

    Register Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D53COT-Registration

    If you’d like to know which officers still need to attend officer training, you can view the current TI training report for District 53 at this link. The deadline to attend a Club Officer Training (COT) is the last day of February.

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  • Nominations Close for District Leadership Committee

    Nominations Close for District Leadership Committee

    All day
    15 February 2024

    Contact the District Leadership Committee about becoming an elected officer of District 53 in the 2024-2025 program year (July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025)

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  • Club Officer Training (Winter Sessions)

    Club Officer Training (Winter Sessions)


    19 February 2024

    Club Officer Training (Winter Season) has started and will conclude at the end of February. Several sessions have been scheduled throughout the period for your convenience. District 53 has recruited a great selection of officers from high-performance clubs to facilitate and guide your workshop sessions this year. In your sessions you’ll…

    • Attend a breakout session based on your officer role.
    • Experience quality time with other officers in the same role, sharing strategies that work.
    • Work with diverse officers in many roles across the district to get proven tactics for membership, club quality, contest programs, open houses, and other club operations.
    • Attend at least 80% (120 minutes) of any 2.5 hour session to receive training credit.

    The schedule of available training dates is as follows:

    1. Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 6-8:30pm
    2. Thursday, December 7, 2023, 6-8:30pm
    3. Saturday, December 9, 2023, 9-11:30am
    4. Saturday, January 13, 2024, 9-11:30am
    5. Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 6-8:30pm
    6. Saturday, February 3, 2024, 9-11:30am
    7. Monday, February 19, 2024, 6-8:30pm

    To register for any District 53 Club Officer Training event, use the link below. All training sessions are online by Zoom. The Zoom link is provided at the end of the registration page and is also included in your registration confirmation email and the reminder email that will be sent two days before the event.

    Register Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D53COT-Registration

    If you’d like to know which officers still need to attend officer training, you can view the current TI training report for District 53 at this link. The deadline to attend a Club Officer Training (COT) is the last day of February.

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  • Division A Speech Contests

    Division A Speech Contests


    24 February 2024

    Division A Contest
    Date: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
    Time: 1:00-4:00pm
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    Please contact Stephanie Roy as Contest Master at Divadir@d53tm.org for more information.

    Serving as Contest Toastmaster or Chief Judge at a Division Contest may qualify as a suitable project for a Level 5 or Level 4 in some Pathways education programs, with the approval of your club's Vice President of Education. Remember that you can complete any project in any Path before you reach that level.

    Bethel Library (CT)
    189 Greenwood Ave.
    Bethel, CT 06801
    United States

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  • District Executive Committee (DEC) Meeting (Rescheduled)

    District Executive Committee (DEC) Meeting (Rescheduled)


    26 February 2024

    The District Executive Committee is composed of the District Director, the Program Quality Director, the Club Growth Director, the District Public Relations Manager, the District Administrative Manager, and the District Financial Manager; and the Division Directors and Area Directors of District 53. The Region Advisor and International Director for District 53’s Region are ex officio members.
    Update: The February 19, 2024 meeting has been rescheduled to February 26 at 7:00 pm
    Attendance of other persons at this meeting is by invitation of the District Director. To place an item on the agenda for a specific meeting, please contact the District Administrative Manager or the District Director at least three business days in advance.  To receive a link to the meeting, please contact the District Director or the District Administrative Manager.
  • End of Winter Officer Training

    End of Winter Officer Training

    28 February 2024

    Club Officers should plan to attend training between November 1 and February 28 (February 29 in leap years) each year, as part of their work toward the Distinguished Club Program (DCP).Four officers must be trained in each of the two periods to complete Goal 9 of the DCP.

    You can learn more at the District's Club Officer Training Schedule page.

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