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NEW!  ZOOM TO BEAT THE CLOCK!  – D37 BONUS*
* The first FIVE (5) Clubs to Beat the Clock by June 1st, and are Distinguished by June 30th, will receive 1-year ZOOM “PRO” access. Value is $149.90.
* The first FIFTEEN (15) Clubs to Beat the Clock by June 15th and are Distinguished by June 30th will receive a $50 Gift Certificate.
* The first THIRTY (30) Clubs to Beat the Clock by June 30th and are Distinguished by June 30th will receive a $25 Gift Certificate.
(Maximum one Bonus per club)

Program Dates: May 1 – June 30
Toastmasters are taught to run meetings on time, finish speeches on time and reach membership goals on time. In that spirit, Beat the Clock is a great motivator for finishing the year on schedule—on time and with record numbers! Make it your club’s goal to earn the Beat the Clock award and encourage every member to take part. Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between May 1 and June 30 receive a Beat the Clock ribbon to display on the club’s banner. Qualifying clubs also earn a special discount code for 10% off their next club order. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.)
Applications and payments for members with a join date between May 1 and June 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than June 30. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count toward Beat the Clock credit.

NEW! Resources for Conducting Virtual meetings and Virtual contests.
Guidelines for Zoom Meetings
 “Settings to Prevent Zoom-Bombing”  from Occidental University

Below are some videos that will help new Zoom users with Setting up Zoom, Using Zoom for Meetings & Contestes, and using the Advanced Features– such as breakout rooms. NO Need to recreate the wheel. Thanks to District 2 for these resources:

Basic Zoom Information & Break out rooms:
2.  How to Use Zoom (plus breakout rooms): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i-NA563Ojk
— when selecting Participants, you can click More then Spotlight– this would work well with Contests b/c the Contestant would be the main speaker


NEW! 
SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT DIRECTOR ELMER HILL

You may remember that Steve Gilliland was the keynote speaker for the 2018 Toastmasters International Conference held in Chicago as well as the keynote speaker for the 2019 District 37 Annual Conference held in Raleigh May 3, 2019.
This morning I received a special video message from Steve I found appropriate to share with all District 37 Toastmasters. Please take eight minutes and watch and listen to the following video from Steve Gilliland.
As we work through the time needed to deal with the outbreak of COVID-19, there are questions that need answers and protocols clubs can follow. Below are some resources that may help.
I am very proud of how quickly District 37 has transitioned to keeping in touch with members using technology such as Zoom, Webex and others. So far, six Divisions have held online International Speech and Table Topics contests. Five Divisions have their International Speech and Table Topics contests scheduled from now through April 28th. Along with that, so many of District 37 clubs have made the adjustment to conducting club meetings online.
We are targeting the last week in June for District 37 speech contests. Please watch for future updates to be shared by email, d37toastmasters.org and FaceBook.
Elmer Hill
District 37 Director

CONGRATULATIONS to all participants in, and winners of the District 37 International Speech and Table Topics contests:
INTERNATIONAL SPEECH:
1st Place – Linda-Marie Miller
2nd Place – Cory Wrisborne
3rd Place – Sporty King
TABLE TOPICS:
1st Place – Patricia Hurdle
2nd Place – Ditra Miller
3rd Place – Anfernee Parker

NEW DISTRICT INCENTIVES
See our District Incentives page for detail on some of our new incentives including the revised Triple Crown Award, Strength in Numbers, Club Growth, Smedley Plus and more.

RESOURCES FOR CLUB VPs-PUBLIC RELATIONS!

This one sheet documents (with convenient QRC links) the various District and International resources you can use to grow your club.

 

NEW! MEETUP PAGES FOR CLUBS! 
District 37 now offers a free Meetup Access Program allowing clubs to post events to a shared Meetup group page centered in their nearest metropolitan area. This saves clubs nearly $200 per year in subscription fees. Meetups have proven invaluable in getting the word out about Toastmasters and attracting visitors.  Here are Instructions and more information

D37 IS ON INSTRAGRAM!
D37 has an Instagram feed in which Wai Yau is sharing wonderful moments involving Toastmasters in our district. Check it out!

 

“http://d37toastmasters.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/D37-CONNECTIONS-JUN-1-2020.pdf”>Read the latest (June) issue of D37 Connections

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Congratulations to new district leaders elected at the District Council meeting Saturday, May 2nd, 2020!

DISTRICT 37 OFFICERS for 2020-2021

District Director – Michael Beach
Program Quality Director – Tim Edwards
Club Growth Director – Valda Ford

Division A Director – Bryan Smith
Division C Director – Tomica Lindsey
Division D Director – Gary Cohen
Division F Director – Ruth Friddle

DISTRICT 117 OFFICERS for 2020-2021

District Director – Ramona Baylor
Program Quality Director – Karlene Fyffe Phillips
Club Growth Director – Rich Lemert

Division A Director – Josh Lowry
Division B Director – Prasad Joshi
Division C Director – Sandy Campbell
Division D Director – Ines Sanabria
Division E Director – Ruby Wells

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