We have almost 200 Toastmasters clubs from Freeport to Madisonville and from Brookshire to Winnie, all across Houston. We are certain that there is a Toastmasters Club that fits your schedule and location. Please take some time to explore what District 56 Toastmasters has to offer.
Visit a Club near you: http://reports.toastmasters.org/findaclub . Get ready to improve in Communication and Leadership with Toastmasters International.
If there's not a club near you, Start a Club (click the link) http://www.toastmasters.org/startaclub.aspx .
District 56 Celebrates 55 years of Service to it's members and clubs in 2013. Come celebrate with us at one of our club meetings.
This issue is full of information about our Nominated Candidates for District Elections on May 18th 2013.
Read all about your District.
Find a Club [Click here]
Our List of Nominated Candidates for District Office 2013-2014 [click here]
For Contests and Events: Our current Dignitaries List [click here]
SPRING CONFERENCE 2013
Register NOW for $125
A-La-Carte registration now available!
Select your Spring Conference 2013 Educational Seminars [click here]
IMPORTANT BUSINESS MEETING
SAT MAY 18th
BUSINESS MEETING - DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETING 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM.
CLUB PRESIDENTS and VICE PRESIDENTS EDUCATION AND DISTRICT OFFICERS SHOULD BE IN ATTENDANCE. QUORUM REQUIRED.
The Agenda for the Business Meeting with links to Pre-Reads is available at
The Proxy Form is available at:
Directions to South Shore Harbour Resort are available at:
Please arrive early to get through Credentials.
Congratulations to our 46 DTM awardees since May 2011.
They met the challenge to have 55 DTMs by our District's 55th Anniversary Spring Conference 2013.
These and other new DTMs will be honored at the DTM Ceremony at 4:30PM on Sat May 18th.
This is a FREE Event. Please attend and support these members.
Give us your feedback at: http://tinyurl.com/D56Feedback
Our Good Fortune:
Where else in the world would you be able to see and hear 7 World Champions in the space of 13 months?
LaShunda Rundles 2008 WCPS - May 18th - 19th 2012 [pictures]
Jim Key 2003 WCPS - June 2nd 2012 [more info]
Vikas Jhingran 2007 WCPS - June 2nd 2012
Darren LaCroix 2001 WCPS - March 18th 2013 [more info]
Craig Valentine 1999 WCPS - March 18th 2013 [more info]
Ryan Avery 2012 WCPS - May 17th - 18th 2013 [more info]
Vikas Jhingran 2007 WCPS - June 1st 2013 [more info]
District 56 is very grateful to our World Champions for saying yes our District and stopped by to coach our speakers.
You are our HEROes.
Our District's Performance:
Our DTM 55x55 Progress Chart:
Our target is 55 new DTMs from May 2011 to May 2013 for our District's 55th Anniversary Spring Conference on May 18th. Our members have been on a journey to achieve their DTMs. Much has been accomplished. We are almost there with 46 new DTMs.
We encourage you to set your goal and achieve it. We recognize and celebrate members achievements.
Congratulations to our members achieving their goals.
|Find out more about Toastmasters International [click here]||New Performance Reports [click here]||Register for Spring Conference [click here]|
|Global 1+1 Membership Drive [click here]||D56 Incentive Programs Spring 2013 [click here]||Spring Contests Season (Feb-May) [click here]|
|Area Governors Visit Clubs (Jan - Mar) [click here]||Smedley Awardees 2012 (Aug-Sept) [click here]||Talk Up Toastmasters (Feb-Mar) [click here]|
|Fall Conference 2012 Awardees [click here]||State of the District [click here]||
Find answers to your questions
- Download/Resource Center (find all documents you need here)
- Get to know your Area/Division Governor:
- Find my club's Division
- Division L
- Division M
- Division N
- Division O
- Division P
- Division Q
- Division R
- Read the Toastmasters Magazine Online
- District 56 Hall of Fame (coming soon)
- 2012-2013 District alignment
- 2012 Contest Rule Book
The Mission of the District
"The mission of the district is to enhance the performance and extend the network 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 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.
District 56 fulfills its mission with the following:
- Your path to Distinguished Toastmaster
- Your club's path to Distinguished
- Toastmasters Leadership Institutes (TLI)
- Speech Contest Information
- District Conference Information
- Start a New Club
- Membership Building Ideas
- Holding a Speechcraft (coming soon)
- Marketing Tips
District 56 Toastmasters is pleased to celebrate the following clubs for
adding five or more new, dual or reinstated members to their roster between February 1 and March 31
as part of the Talk Up Toastmasters Membership Drive.
For the month of April, District 56 Toastmasters is pleased to recognize and award Chris White with the Unsung HERO Award. Chris is a member of Club # 1530349 / BestAssets.
Congratulations Chris. You are a true leader. Chris will be presented with a Toastmasters Pin by his Area Governor during the month of April. Please Celebrate and Congratulate Chris.
See why Chris was recommended as a D56 Unsung HERO and how you too can recommend someone who is not in District Leadership but you saw doing great work for members or clubs.
« Your Club’s Accomplishments
« Your Member’s Achievements
At the District 56 Spring Conference 2013
We will present a slide show throughout the conference, where
each club will be highlighted as in the following example.
But, we need a picture of your club members with your banner showing club spirit!
Arrange to take your club’s picture at your next meeting and email it by April 30, 2013 to:
Kim Walker Chair, PowerPoint (Banner) Committee
Also, please bring your club banner to the conference! –Kasmira Sutaria will be arranging
the display of banners throughout the conference venue.
District 56 is proud to award the Triple Crown Award to the following 17 members, for completing and filing 3 or more Educational Awards during this Toastmasters Year (2012-2013).
Our Awards and Recognitions Chair, Jeanette Williams-Wade, DTM will be contacting these members to give them their triple crowns so they can wear them proudly at the 55th Anniversary Spring Conference on May 17th and 18th.
Please reach out and congratulate these members for achieving their goals.
District 56 Toastmasters proudly congratulates the following 14 Clubs for
having all 7 Club Officers trained at a TLI between Dec 1, 2012 and Feb 28, 2013.
These clubs will be rewarded with a Super 7 Banner Pin.
Please reach out and congratulate the officers and members of these clubs.
It all starts with Officer Lists and Officer Training.
The clubs with the asterisk * are clubs which had all 7 Club Officers trained at TLIs during both rounds (June-Aug & Dec-Feb).