John Coleman

Aloha and welcome my fellow toastmasters to our 2019-2020 toastmasters year.

The District mission is “We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.”

How do we fulfill this mission?

We provide an arena where members can learn within a safe, fun, intellectually exciting and creative environment. Toastmasters gives us the leadership, communicative and personal growth skills training at a self-paced rate that provides a continuous and inspiring arena for learning. Toastmasters International inspires us to, “Build a better you”!

Empowered by this, leads us to wanting to share the values and benefits we’ve enjoyed with the world. Enviably, our District grows as we build new clubs; extending our reach to share Toastmasters.

Our theme this year is, “Seek a Bold New Horizon, Soar with Toastmasters.”

Two years ago marked a new era to our educational program. Toastmasters International, with the help of Toastmaster Ambassadors and Guides across the globe, introduced the Pathways educational program. This definitely was a new horizon for everyone; leaving behind paper and moving into an online learning system.

In the District, we are on the cusp of another new horizon! The introduction of the District 49 Speakers Bureau. This endeavor supports the District mission and we are excited about this new fresh persona for our District.

“Build a Better You.”

WE are and have always been in the profession of “building a better You” with our educational programs which gear us up as we develop leadership skills, while we enhance our communication talents. The District Speakers Bureau gives invited Toastmaster Speakers opportunities to apply their learned skills and increase awareness of Toastmasters to organizations and communities. Please check out the District 49 Speakers Bureau.

Please browse through District 49’s website and see the other upgraded features – interactive calendar, leadership team, training and events; intended to help you with information and tools to reach your goals and become Distinguished.

These are exciting times. Let us, collectively embark to “Seek a Bold New Horizon and Soar with Toastmasters” while “building a better you.”

Mahalo Nui Loa,

John Coleman, ACS, CL
District Director 2019-2020, Toastmasters District 49


Sepi Holakeituai

Mālō e lelei and Aloha my District 49 Ohana!

Our dynamic leader, John Coleman has chosen an awesome theme for our year: “Seek a Bold New Horizon, Soar with Toastmasters.” As we seek these new horizons (a better you, management, a voice, etc…), let Toastmasters help you reach your goals! I know what Toastmasters has done for me, and I know it can help you as well.

For those inquiring about Toastmasters, Toastmasters is an amazing organization that brings people of different backgrounds together whom share the same goals: to become a better speaker, and a more effective leader. Click on “Find a club” on the top right of this page and let your journey begin! Don’t hesitate; this will be the best investment you can make for your future.

As your Program Quality Director my main responsibilities are:

- Club Quality and mentor retention,
- Division, area, and club officer training,
- District conference,
- District-wide speech contests, and
- Education programs and Toastmasters materials.

If there are any specific training topics you are keen to learn about, please email me at

Together we can SOAR and reach our potential!

Sepiuta Holakeituai, DTM
Program Quality Director 2019-2020, Toastmasters District 49


Kory Ikeda

Fellow District 49 Toastmasters and guests, as we seek a bold new horizon and soar with Toastmasters this year, remember to bring a friend or two along on your journey. Toastmasters is not a school or a classroom, it's a place where members help each other achieve their leadership and communication goals. Think back to why you joined and what growth you've seen in yourself. Isn't that something worth sharing?

At the District Conference this past May I shared that I joined Toastmasters after the constant nagging of my coworkers and friends. Sometimes that extra encouragement is what it takes to build membership and build new clubs. Share the benefits you've received from your Toastmasters membership with guests and turn guests into new members. Our members and member successes are the best sources of inspiration and marketing, share them.

Let's soar with Toastmasters!

If you have leads for new clubs or know someone having difficulty finding a club, please email me at

Kory Ikeda, ACB, ALB
Club Growth Director 2019-2020, Toastmasters District 49

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