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September 2020

Toastmasters of the Months Announced
Published on Sunday 6th September 2020

District Director's Message

Aloha my Toastmasters Ohana!

In the past two months we have seen great strength with our clubs and members. Many clubs are paying their dues on time, and members are achieving their leadership and speaking goals. Make sure you check out our Facebook group to see the latest announcements, achievements, and the latest happenings in our district and region.

Sepiuta Holakeituai, DTM, District Director 2020 - 2021
[email protected]

Early Membership Renewals

A big shout-out and mahalo to the clubs that have paid their membership dues as of September 9:
Catalyst, Champions, Hawaii Speakers Bureau, HBM, Kamehameha, Kauai, Laulima, Mililani, Nuuanu, Paradise Hawai’i, Pathways Central, Pearl City, Phoenix Rising, and Spirent Honolulu
Membership dues are due on October 1.

Distinguished Toastmaster Recognition

Congratulations to Dr. Nicanor Joaquin for achieving the highest educational award in Toastmasters. Please share your congratulations on our Facebook group.

Upcoming Events

District Executive Committee (D.E.C.) Meeting
Saturday September 12, 2020 - 9 am - 11 am
For District Executive Committee and special committee members invited by the District Director.

District Council Meeting
Saturday September 12, 2020 - 9 am - 11 am
For District Executive Committee, all Club Presidents and all Vice Presidents Education.

See the event page for detailed meeting agenda and related documents: 2020-2021 Annual Budget and the new Alignment or Areas and Clubs.


Aloha Fellow Toastmasters,

We've just completed this year's Toastmasters International Convention virtually. I hope that you all have had a chance to experience at least some of what the convention had to offer. If you haven't had a chance, videos are available on the Toastmasters International website in the Video Library.

Kory Ikeda, ACB, ALB, Program Quality Director
[email protected]

Club Success Plans

How are you progressing toward your educational goals? Where do you want to be in 4 months? In 10 months? Let your Club Officers and mentors know so they can support you in achieving your goals.

Club officers, use the Club Success Plan as your guide to member achievement this year. Did you know that the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) has changed this year? Pathways educational goals now make up the education section of the DCP. There are six educational points possible in the DCP. Can your club achieve three points by December 31st? Maybe five points by May 31st?

The first five clubs to email their completed Club Success Plan to their Area Director and me, [email protected], will receive a Club Officer Pin set from District 49.
(4) Level 1s = 1 point
(2) Level 2s = 1 point
(2) more Level 2s = 1 point
(2) Level 3s = 1 point
(1) Level 4, 5, or DTM* = 1 point
(1) more Level 4, 5, or DTM* = 1 point
DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) can be Traditional or Pathways

September Learning Labs

Learning Lab: Free Toast Host - 9/12/2020
Thanks to numerous requests, we are arranging learning lab about Free Toast Host for beginners as well as advanced users. Please check the event page for program and registration.

Learning Lab: The STORYLINE Storytelling Method - 9/26/2020
Four-time District 49 International Speech Contest Champion Cain Kamano is sharing his secrets crafting winning speeches using STORYLINE method. Detailed program and registration are here.


Aloha Distinguished District 49 Toastmasters,

September is here. How time flies!

Membership renewal is ongoing and we now have 178 renewals and 44 new Toastmasters for a total 228 paid members, as of 9/2/20! We need to get 100% of our members renewed by September 30!

Do you know a place interested in starting a new club? Let us know and we will follow up and help them find out more about Toastmasters and how to start a club!

Stay tuned for more! This is your District Toastmasters. Get involved and make things happen! Develop your communications and leadership skills!

Have an awesome month and thank you for all you do for Toastmasters and yourself!

Gerald Toyomura, DTM, Club Growth Director: 2020-2021
[email protected]

Thriving During Social Distancing - Part 2

Doing Toastmasters online! Watch the video and get some ideas! Survive and Thrive online!

Click to watch the video.

2020-21 Club Growth Programs and Incentives

Be sure to participate in Ongoing Club Growth Programs:

Every Quarter: Ambassador Award, Show A-L-O-H-A Campaign, Open House Campaign

Each Semester and at the End of the Year: The Membership Leader Awards
1. Membership Renewal Leader
2. Membership Guest Leader
3. Membership Developing Club Leader
4. Membership Sponsor Leader
5. Membership Club Sponsor Leader
First Half Membership Leader Awards
Second Half Membership Leader Awards

Year Awards: Most Members Sponsored and Most Clubs Sponsored

Please check the 2020-2021 Incentives page for details.


Aloha Fellow Toastmasters,

If you haven’t done so, please join our official District 49 Facebook Group. There is a stream of exciting news and announcements updated every day including educational achievements, club anniversaries, and invitations to various Toastmasters events around the globe.

Thanks to Michael Aviles, our district has now also an official LinkedIn page. Please follow our page so your affiliation with Toastmasters District 49 show on your personal profile.

Let’s stay connected and cheer for each other.

Big mahalo to the D49 PR Team: Ron Cahoon - newsletter editor, Joy Turbeville - Speech Tips and all language checks, Michael Aviles - LinkedIn, Rose Kirland - Facebook, and Aaron Robbie - writing!

Slava Slavik, CC, PM5, PI4, Public Relations Manager
[email protected], office: (808) 600-3833

Toastmaster of the Month August 2020

Please check Cain Kamano’s 3-minute video about his journey through Toastmasters, winning the International Speech contest on the district level four times, and about his personal story that Cain shared in his talk in the last International Speech Contest that was held virtually in May.

Cain is our Member of the Month August 2020. Congratulations Cain!

Toastmaster of the Month July 2020

Shelley Santo from Nordic PCL became the District 49 Member of the Month July 2020. Congratulation Shelley for being an inspiration to other club officers in the district and for your dedication to Toastmasters. Please check Shelley’s profile on our website. Shelly shares some insights on running a thriving corporate club in a virtual setting.

Screen Presence: Virtual Job Interviews that Shine

Are you thinking of applying for a new job or know someone looking for fresh opportunities? Even before the pandemic, many applicants faced virtual job interviews. As time goes on, it will become more and more common. This video, produced by speech coach, Joy Turbeville, will help give you a sharper, competitive, Toastmaster edge.

Screen Presence: An Invitation to Zoom with D49

Is your club looking for a fresh, new look for its website? One item you could feature is a video welcome message. If you’d like a little coaching, try the following link for tips on how to enhance your performance.

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Ron Cahoon, DTM
Newsletter Editor
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