2016-2017 Call for Candidates
It’s that time of year again when District 26 members have the opportunity to apply for the 2016-2017 District Officer and leadership positions. Visit the District Officer nomination page for details. Nomination & application due dates are based upon the type of position.
- Elected positions: February 28, 2016 nomination & application forms are due for the 9 elected District 26 positions
- Appointed positions: May 15, 2016 nomination & application forms are due for the positions appointed by the incoming District Director.
Avoid missing out on your preferred District 26 position by submitting your application early. Details and all application documents are listed on the District Officer Nomination page.
- Toastmaster Leadership Institutes (TLIs) are scheduled for January and February 2016. Officers of every club across District 26 should plan to attend one of the Club Officer training sessions. The learning experiences are phenomenal when Toastmasters across our district gather together to share information with one another. Pre-register to attend any of the 4 major TLI by clicking here.
- Complete — Red Rocks TLI, January 9, 2016, Red Rocks Community College, 13300 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO, registration opens at 8:30 am, training starts at 9:00 am. We had 340 people attend the Red Rocks TLI.
- Complete — Ft Collins TLI, January 23, 2016, Timberline Church, 2908 S Timberline Rd, Ft Collins, CO, registration opens at 8:00 am, training starts at 8:30 am. We had 96 people attend the Ft Collins TLI.
- Cheyenne TLI, January 30, 2016, Laramie County Community College, ARP Building 1400 E College Dr, Cheyenne, WY, registration opens at 8:00 am, training starts at 8:30 am.
- Colorado Springs TLI, January 30, 2016, Navigators, 3820 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO registrations opens at 7:30, training starts at 8:00 am
- Additional Club Officer Training sessions are now posted on the District 26 Calendar. Write Program Quality Director Darryle Brown, PQD1516@D26Leaders.org if you would like to sponsor an additional training session in February.
- District 26 Spring Conference is on May 20-21, 2015 with keynotes speaker Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Mark your calendars now to save the date.
Benefits of membership in Toastmasters District 26
Improve your communication abilities in a positive and supportive environment
- Professionally prepared educational materials and resources
- Speak off the cuff on any topic
- Enhance your confidence, self-esteem, and credibility
- Expanded range of social and networking opportunities
- Personal and career advancement through growth and performance
- Formal recognition of achievement
The Mission of District 26
To enhance the performance and extend the networks of clubs, thereby offering greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from the Toastmasters educational program by:
- Focusing on the critical success factors as specified by the district educational goals and membership goals.
- Ensuring that each club effectively fulfills its responsibilities to its members.
- Providing effective training and leadership development opportunities for club and district officers.
Toastmasters International Mission, Vision, and Values: The mission statements, the value statement and envisioned future succinctly express the function of each organizational unit can be read in their entirety here.
Toastmasters International Envisioned Future: To be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.
A Toastmasters meeting is: A hands-on workshop in which participants learn or enhance their communication and leadership skills in a supportive environment. A typical club has 10-30 members who meet weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Most Toastmasters meetings are 60-90 minutes long. Take a look at this video and see what a meeting roles are like. Remember, this is an example, all clubs have their own personalities. Visit a few until you find the club that is the “fit” for you.