Events in September 2023

  • Balancing Personal Wellness, Work & Life

    Balancing Personal Wellness, Work & Life

    September 21, 2023

    On Thursday, 21 September 2023 at 11:45 am ET, Talk It Up Toastmasters is offering a free virtual seminar on personal wellness and self-mastery with featured speaker and nutrition coach, Philip Pape.

    The online event will open with networking at 11:45 am and the formal agenda will begin at 12:00 noon.

    Register here to receive the Zoom meeting information.

    During the keynote presentation, we'll explore practical tips, strategies, and insights from Nutrition and Fitness Coach, Philip Pape, who has mastered the art of juggling personal wellness, work, and life commitments. Whether you're a busy professional, a parent, or simply seeking to improve your overall well-being, this event is for you.

    After the keynote, participate in a group discussion of self-care and work-life balance and experience the benefits Toastmasters has to offer. Talk It Up Toastmasters is focused on helping you improve your public speaking and leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment. Our club meetings are "learning labs" where you hone your skills and receive helpful evaluations and specific feedback from experienced members. We've been around for over 25 years and are still going strong!

    Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to learn personal wellness tips and develop leadership and communication skills that can transform your personal and professional life. Register now to secure your spot!

    Please pass this email on to anyone you think could benefit from this FREE wellness webinar!

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    District 53 Fall Business Meeting

    District 53 Fall Business Meeting

    September 21, 2023

    Meeting Details

    In accordance with District Bylaws, this is the official call to hold the next District Council Business Meeting online at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

    The District Council consists of the District Executive Committee and the President and VP Education from each active club in the district. The District Executive Committee consists of all Area Directors, all Division Directors, District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Financial Manager and Immediate Past District Director.

    The District Council meets twice annually, in the Fall and Spring.  The fall meeting is always online and the spring meeting is typically held in-person during the District 53 Annual Conference, but may be held online on a date prior to the Conference.

    Participation at this meeting is one of the responsibilities of all District Council members, and it is especially important that every club participates so that we can achieve quorum.  Since proxy votes are not allowed at District Council meetings, your club can only be represented if your President and/or VPE attends.  Either officer can cast both club votes if only one is present.

    The District Council is the governing body of the Toastmasters District and conducts all business of the district including district officer elections, officer appointment confirmations, club, area and division alignment, district budget approval, conference location approval, and other matters important to effective district operations. The business items for discussion and approval at this specific meeting will include:

    • Approval of the April 2023 District Council meeting minutes
    • Approval of the Year-End 2022-2023 Financial Audit;
    • Approval of the 2023-2024 District Budget;
    • Approval of the 2023-2024 District Success Plan (DSP);
    • Confirmation of appointed 2023-2024 District Officers;
    • Decision on 2023-2024 Area and Division contest format (in-person, online, or hybrid)

    We will also have reports from the District Sr Staff, with time for questions and feedback.

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  • Autumn Dues Renewal Period Ends

    Autumn Dues Renewal Period Ends

    All day
    September 30, 2023

    Clubs and members must complete the process of paying their six-month dues for October through March of the following year by September 30. You can pay your dues at, or to your club treasurer.

    More information on dues and paying dues can be found here:

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