From the District Director

Bette McIntire

Dear D53 Toastmasters,
The October issue of ​Toastmaster Magazine featured Lark Doley, suggesting 7 questions be asked of guests visiting your club. She believes that the answers to these questions give the officers some insights to who the guests are and what are their specific interests. These questions also serve to hold the officers accountable for implementing what is part of their job responsibilities. Continue reading...



Club Officers - Register Now for TLE Training

Day, Date & TimeLocation 
Sat, Jan 26
9:00am-12:30pm
DIVISION A TLE Makeup Officer Training @ Marist College, NY
3399 North Road, Fontaine Building, Henry Hudson Room (FN 301)
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601
Mon, Jan 28
5:30pm-7:30pm
Area F64 TLE Makeup Training @ The Hartford
1 Griffin Road North, Windsor, CT 06095
Wed, Jan 30
6:15pm-8:15pm
Division B TLE Makeup Officer Training in Farmington
Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
Thu, Jan 31
6:00pm-8:00pm
Division C TLE Makeup Officer Training in Shelton
40 Waterview Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
Fri, Feb 1
6:00pm-8:30pm
Division E Make-Up training
LP Wilson - All Purpose Room, 599 Matianuck Ave
Windsor, CT 06095
Mon, Feb 4
6:00pm-8:15pm
Area F61 TLE Makeup Training
Berkshire Community College, 343 Main St #1
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Tue, Feb 5
5:45pm-8:15pm
Area F62/F63 TLE Makeup Training @ MassMutual
1295 State St, The Yosemite Conference Room
Springfield, MA 01111
Sat, Feb 9
9:00am-12:30pm
DIVISION A TLE Makeup Officer Training @ Marist College, NY
3399 North Road, Fontaine Building, Henry Hudson Room (FN 301)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Mon, Feb 25
7:00pm-9:00pm
Transformation Church
1104 Old Colchester Road, Oakdale, CT 06370
Tue, Feb 26
7:00pm-9:00pm
Manchester Church of Christ
595 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06042

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District 53 Webinars

​​​Virtual Leadership Intensive

You will learn how to:

  • ​Navigate conflict and change
  • ​Influence others without authority
  • ​Change your mindset to achieve potential
  • ​Build teams for success

Online Pathways Training - Weekly Zoom Calls

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  • Need help with Pathways and Base Camp?
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View the ​December Member Awards. Congratulations!

Join us in congratulating your fellow Toastmasters who have achieved education and leadership awards during ​December, 2018.


District 53 Incentive Awards for Clubs & Members

Early Bird Dues Incentive – Round 2
Clubs that have paid dues equal to or greater than the club's July 1st member base, and reported as received by Toastmasters International by March 15th, will receive a $25 TI gift certificate.
Talk Up Toastmasters!
Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members during February and March receive a $25 Toastmasters gift certificate and a Talk Up Toastmasters! 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.
Moments of Truth
Clubs conducting the Moments of Truth module will receive a $25 TI gift certificate and recognition at the next District Conference.
New Member Incentive
Members who personally sponsor 5 new members between July 1st and June 30th will receive a $25 TI gift certificate from District 53 and pin of recognition from Toastmasters International.
Share Your Success Secrets
What sets your club apart? How do you make your meetings so much fun that members just can't stay away? What has your open house attract so many guests? Share what your club does to create fun, excitement, interest, and satisfaction, and your club could win a $100 TI gift certificate.
Open House Incentive
The District will award the club a $50 Toastmasters gift certificate for conducting a successful event. Hold an Open House and submit the event flier or agenda, guest attendance report, and the names of at least two new members who joined.

Club Historical Reports

Do You Know Your Club History?

Help plan your club's future by leaning how your club did over the past decade, or longer. Click the DCP History link to review your club's past performance. Find your club's history now...

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Volunteers Wanted

District 53 wants enthusiastic people interested in learning and growing, while also making a difference for their fellow Toastmasters. Click if this sounds like you...