Leader Training - November through February

Day, Date & TimeLocation 
Sat, Feb 22
9:00am-1:00pm
Wildwood Programs
2995 Curry Road Extension, Schenectady, NY 12303
Sat, Feb 22
1:00pm-4:00pm
Club Officer Training — SUNY New Paltz Campus
1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561
Mon, Feb 24
5:30pm-8:00pm
Silas Bronson Library
267 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
Sat, Feb 29
10:30am-3:30pm
Manchester Church of Christ (LAST CHANCE OFFICER TRAINING)
595 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06042
Workshop Presenters Wanted

Calling All Prospective Workshop Presenters! 

District 53 is seeking proposals from presenters ready to deliver compelling, educational workshops at our 2020 Annual Conference. Learn how you can apply in the Call for Presenters...


2020-2021 District Nominations Now Open

Who will lead District 53 next year? It's up to you to nominate candidates for District Office. View the Call for Nominations...

Leader Training - November through February

Day, Date & TimeLocation 
Sat, Feb 22
9:00am-1:00pm
Wildwood Programs
2995 Curry Road Extension, Schenectady, NY 12303
Sat, Feb 22
1:00pm-4:00pm
Club Officer Training — SUNY New Paltz Campus
1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561
Mon, Feb 24
5:30pm-8:00pm
Silas Bronson Library
267 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
Sat, Feb 29
10:30am-3:30pm
Manchester Church of Christ (LAST CHANCE OFFICER TRAINING)
595 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06042
Fab Fest 2020

Toastmasters District 53 2020 Conference

May 2nd at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale



Latest Posts from the District 53 Blog

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Pay member dues by March 15

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. Learn how to be an Early Bird...


Pathways Path Pins

Take the Next Step!

Club achieving any of the Distinguished Club Program goals P1, P2, P3, or P4 will receive special “recognition baskets” consisting of Path Pins and Level Tags for rewarding their members. Learn more...


Talk Up Toastmasters

It's Time to 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. View this membership building campaign...


Open House

Holding an Open House?

Choose from a variety of open house materials including a news release, several different flyers, and PowerPoint presentations. View all the Open House materials on the TI website...