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It’s not your traditional August

It is not your traditional August with fun in the sun for many of us, but online Toastmasters meetings provide some sense of normalcy. After logging out of your club meeting, check these out...

Announced at the
2020 Hail & Farewell!

Toastmaster of the Year

Penelope Boehm, DTM, PDD

Division Director of the Year

Osama Tawi, DTM

Area Director of the Year

William Petti, ACB, ALB

Congratulations to these outstanding members of District 46, and to all our members and clubs who worked towards achieving their goals during the 2019-2020 Toastmasters Year.

View the year's member & club achievements...

Register Now for Club Officer Training

Day, Date & TimeTraining Details 
Fri, Aug 14
Online Officer Training
Mon, Aug 17
Online Officer Training
Club Officer Jumpstart

Club Officer Manuals & Resources

Incoming Club Officers: Get the latest versions of the Club Leadership Handbook and Distinguished Club Program & Club Success Plan, plus additional resources to help you start the year right. Visit Club Officer Jumpstart

2020-2021 Club Incentive Awards

Smedley Award

Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members during August and September receive a Smedley ribbon to display on the club’s banner. In addition to the ribbon, clubs earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order.

Club Officer Pin Set

Seven Stars

District 46 will award a complete set of club officer pins, a $60 value, to clubs that train all seven officers during both summer and winter.

20 by 20 - Renew 20 Members by September 20

20 by 20

Clubs that renew memberships of at least 20 members by September 20th for the October 2020 – March 2021 dues term will receive a $25 Toastmasters International Gift Certificate.

100% Membership Renewal by September 30th

100% Membership Renewal

Clubs that renew memberships equivalent to or greater than the number of members in their July 1 Membership Base will receive a $25 certificate for the District 46 Conference.

100% Pathways Enrollment

Twenty-First Century

Clubs that have 100% of members enrolled in Pathways on September 30, 2020 and March 31, 2021 will receive a $25 discount to the conference.

We're Meeting Online

Get Resources to Help Your Club Meet Online

Visit the Toastmasters International Online Meetings Resources page for tips, software comparisons, fliers to promote online meetings, online 'ribbon' backgrounds, TI branded Zoom backgrounds, and information about online speech contests. Visit the Online Meeting Resources page... 

Bronx Toastmasters Zoom Meeting

Learning The Art of Effective Communication

The Bronx Toastmasters Club of Riverdale was featured in the June 29 edition of The Norwood News, who visited a recent virtual meeting. Read the entire story...

Mario Lewis - District 46 Champion Moves to Semifinals

Mario Lewis, DTM, will be participating in the Toastmasters’ 2020 International Speech Contest Semifinals in August. This will be the fourth time he has risen to the semifinal round. As a finalist in the Toastmasters’ 2012 World Championship of Public Speaking and a semi-finalist in 2017 and 2018, Mario has demonstrated the unique ability to connect with audiences of all sizes and backgrounds.

Mario Lewis

Mario has over 20 years of banking and finance experience including bank supervision, corporate finance, financial management, and internal audit. He received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Certificate in Marketing from the Harvard University Extension School, and a BS in Finance from Bentley University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Commissioned Bank Examiner credentials, and previously held the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.

Distinguished Club Program ribbons 2019-2020

Congratulations Distinguished Clubs 2019-2020

District 46 recognizes all the clubs which can now proudly display their 2019-2020 Distinguished Club Program accomplishments by adding a new ribbon to their club banner. View all the Distinguished Clubs...