District 66 Toastmasters

2016 District 66 Fall Conference

I See Something In You

Early Bird Registration $105. Register no later than October 31 and take advantage of the early bird registration rate.
Hotel Group Rate $104 per night Reserve your room no later than November 5 to lock in the group rate.

Are you ready to take your communication and leadership to the next level? Meet and connect with Toastmasters from across the District? Then join us for the 2016 District 66 Fall Conference, "You2: Taking It To The Next Level" on November 18 - 19, 2016 at the Four Points by Sheraton, 4700 South Laburnam Ave, Richmond, VA 23231.

Get ready to connect, engage and be inspired is sessions presented by our keynote speakers, Region 7 International Director, Russell Drake and the 2014 World Champion of Public Speaking, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi.

Our District's top evaluators will compete in the Evaluation Speech Contest Friday evening and get ready to be entertained as contestants from across the District compete in the Humorous Speech Contest on Saturday evening. Take your leadership, communication, and club experience to the next level.

"No Conference is a Success without You. WE NEED YOU!"

Members make it happen! We need your participation to make this conference a success. We are seeking presenters, volunteers and sponsorships.

Call for Volunteers

Call for Presenters

Gift Basket Donation Form

Communication and Leadership Award Nominations

Make your Hotel Reservation Online or call (804) 226-4300.

District Officers Elected for 2016-2017

The new team officially began their terms on July 1, 2016. The new slate of officers are:

District Director - Charles Gates
Program Quality Director - Naomi Lewis
Club Growth Director - Perry Neal
Division A Director - Melvin Carter
Division B Director - Cynthia Brittain
Division C Director - Mark Robinson
Division D Director - Michelle Lewis
Division E Director - Sandra Jett

The 2016 Toastmasters International Speech Contest Results

Elliott Eddie Interview

The 2016 Toastmasters International Speech Contest was held at the Toastmasters International Convention in Washington DC on August 18. District 66 Toastmaster Elliot Eddie won in the semi-finals and competed on the big stage to compete with some of the best speakers in the world.

Toastmasters International Convention

Why Your Boss Wants You To Join Toastmasters

"It isn't just about giving better speeches anymore - the group is helping advance careers and train tomorrow's leaders."

Fortune magazine recently published an article by Anne Fisher highlighting some of the benefits of Toastmasters. Read it here: http://fortune.com/2015/07/22/toastmasters-public-speaking/

Message From Our District Director

Greetings District 66,
This is a great time to be a member. We are coming off of a very special year. As we renew our goals and set sail to new adventures, let us remember why we joined. Continue to reap the rewards that Toastmasters has to offer. Our leadership team is ready, able and willing to assist you and your club. The formula is simple, ensure the success of every club and every member. Together, we will make history. One gesture, one speech, one meeting.
'Now is the time' is the District theme in 2016 -- 2017. Why not make this your year!

Many Hands Make Light Work

The district can use your assistance on many tasks. Some of these include: visiting new clubs, club coaching, club mentoring, helping organize, working on this website, writing newsletter articles, and reviewing content. We will work with you and your schedule! Please contact director@district66.org for more information. We welcome you to join our team!!! (Some tasks may even count towards educational awards!)

Who We Are

"Since 1924, Toastmasters International has been recognized as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. Through its worldwide network of clubs, each week Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million men and women of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge. They learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback - and accept it. They find their path to leadership." (Toastmasters International)

How Can We Help You?

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development.
View the Features, Benefits and Value of joining us!

Toastmasters International Mission

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

Toastmasters International "Mission, values and Envisioned Future"