Coronavirus Update - Revised June 24 - Review New Information

All District 53 meeting activities will remain online only until in-person meetings can again be safely resumed. In addition, all clubs have ceased in-person meetings and are either meeting online or have suspended until restrictions have been lifted. Based on current guidelines, sanitization and health protocols are the responsibility of the sponsoring organization in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts — thus, the District recommends that clubs not meet in person for the foreseeable future. For additional information, go to the District 53 Coronavirus Update.


Pay member dues by September 15

Achieve 'Paid' Status by September 15, Earn $25 

Process dues payments for at least eight members by September 15 and District 53 will reward your club with a $25 TI Gift Certificate. Early renewal will gain your club this bonus, and ensures uninterrupted access to Pathways for your members and to Base Camp for your officers. Learn more about the September 15 Early Renewal incentive...

Smedley Award

Add Five New, Dual or Reinstated Members

Qualifying clubs receive a Smedley Award ribbon for the club’s banner, and a discount code for 10-percent off their next club order from Toastmasters. View the Smedley Award...


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