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...


2020 Annual District Conference
May 2nd at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

SuperSaver Tickets on Sale through February 14th


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...

Leader Training - November through February

Day, Date & TimeLocation 
Wed, Jan 29
6:30pm-9:00pm
WCSU Mid-town Campus
181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Registration Closed
Wed, Jan 29
7:00pm-9:00pm
Division A TLE
Cross Court Tennis Club, 204 New Hackensack Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Registration Closed
Thu, Jan 30
7:00pm-8:30pm
Groton Public Library
52 Newtown Rd, Groton, CT 06340
Sat, Feb 1
10:15am-12:30pm
Niskayuna Public Library
2400 Nott St East, Niskayuna, NY 12309
Tue, Feb 4
4:30pm-7:45pm
AXA XL Toastmasters (Club Officer Training
100 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103
Tue, Feb 4
5:45pm-9:00pm
MassMutual--Areas F61/62
350 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA 01020
Thu, Feb 6
6:00pm-8:30pm
East Greenbush Public Library
10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061
Tue, Feb 11
5:45pm-9:00pm
iToast--Areas F63/64
Financial Partners Inc., 67 Hunt Street
Agawam, MA 01001
Tue, Feb 11
6:30pm-8:30pm
Shoreline Advanced Toastmasters
East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road
Niantic, CT 06357
Wed, Feb 12
7:00pm-9:00pm
Division A TLE: Cross Court Tennis Club
204 New Hackensack Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Sat, Feb 22
9:00am-1:00pm
Wildwood Programs
2995 Curry Road Extension, Schenectady, NY 12303
Sat, Feb 29
10:00am-3:30pm
Manchester Church of Christ (LAST CHANCE OFFICER TRAINING)
595 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06042


Latest Posts from the District 53 Blog

“We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.” That is the mission of Toastmasters International. When we think about leadership, it is important to realize that you can’t lead without a team. Toastmasters has many opportunities to lead teams at the Club, District, and International levels. How do

For many folks, leadership is equated with management and a title. We think of the boss, people with authority. But ... View Post

If you think you’re speaking slowly, you’re speaking normally. If you think you’re speaking normally, you’re speaking too fast. If ... View Post

Many clubs in District 53 are struggling with membership growth. The guest experience is an important factor in deciding to ... View Post

At the 2017 humorous speech club contest, I delivered a speech about my family’s twenty-minute parking adventure at the Palisades ... View Post


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...


Marketing Brochures & Fliers

Marketing Brochures & Fliers

Toastmasters offers several marketing resources to help clubs attract more members. We've assembled the most useful materials so you won't need to search. View the selection of brochures & fliers...


Pathways Path Pins

Take the Next Step!

Any club completing goal P1 of the DCP (four members earn Level 1 in any Path), will receive a special “recognition basket” consisting of four Path Pins, a Pathways tracking chart, a Pathways guidebook, and four Level 2 tags. Learn more...


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...