Aloha and Happy Anniversary District 49 Toastmasters!

Here we are in October and for those experienced Toastmasters you probably know that October is the Anniversary month for Toastmasters International. This is not just any anniversary, Toastmasters is celebrating its 90th Anniversary of the first official meeting held by Dr. Ralph Smedley in 1924. It all started in Santa Ana, California at the YMCA, and now Toastmasters International spans 126 countries with 14,650 clubs and 313,000 members. To read more about the history of Toastmasters and see photos through the years, click on the following link to the 90th Anniversary page: Toastmasters International 90th Anniversary Link
            If you are looking for something to do on 10/4 & 10/11, we have the Division Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests. We have some very good competitors this year, it’s free to attend, and we have food there as well. Metered street parking is available on King Street and Ward Avenue or you can park at the Blaisdell. For more information or to see the schedule please visit the following link: Fall 2014 Contest Schedule - District 49 Speech Contests. If you want to see who won the various Area contests please visit the following page: 2014 Fall Speech Contest Results
            The Smedley Award Membership Building Contest just finished on September 30 and while we are still awaiting the final information from Toastmasters, it looks like Kapolei Toastmasters and Ho`oponopono Pa`ahao Toastmaster clubs have earned the award so far. Congratulations to these two clubs and for any other clubs that also gained 5 new / dual / reinstated members during this period.

We have our 2014 Fall Conference coming up on October 25, 2014, and if you haven’t registered yet please visit the following page: District 49 Fall Conference Link where you can download and fill out the registration form for the conference, find out about our two speakers, and what else we have planned for the day. Join us in celebrating the 90th Anniversary, and come to meet the Toastmasters International President Mohammed Murad, DTM.
            Finally thank you to all of the clubs that have submitted their membership renewals so far and continue to do so.

Best Regards,


            Eliot DeRego, DTM
            District 49 Governor 2014-2015


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2014-2015 Distinguished District Program Goals

Distinguished criteria: 3% increase in membership and clubs; 40% of clubs Distinguished
Select Distingished criteria: 5% increase in membership and clubs; 45% of clubs Distinguished
President's Distingished criteria: 8% increase in membership and clubs; 50% of clubs Distinguished

Standard 2014 Base Current Progress Distinguished
District Goal
District Goal
District Goal
2624 859 2703 2756 2834
Clubs 64 64 66 clubs 68 clubs 70 clubs
31 0 26 Distinguished Clubs 29 Distinguished Clubs 32 Distinguished clubs
Goals met July 1, 2014 July 30, 2014 June 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 June 30, 2015

Percent of 2014-2015 year gone by: 26%


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