Congratulations to the 2019-2020 District 53 Leadership Team

District Director: Linda Grace Farley, DTM

Program Quality Director: Andrew Watt, ACG, ALB

Club Growth Director: Akihiro Ishii, DTM

Administration Manager: Norman Thibodeau, DTM

Public Relations Manager: Sara Nowlin, ACS, ALB

Finance Manager: Daniel Terrell, ACB, ALB

Division A: Kevin Shannon, ACG, ALB

Division B: Henry Kudisch, CTM

Division C: Jorge Villalona, ACS, ALB

Division D: Robert Kirkendall, ACS

Division E: Mohan Padamati, ACS, ALB

Division F: Steve Lanning, ACS, ALB

Division G: Brian Kissel, ACG, ALB

Toastmasters Leadership Institute Has Begun!

Day, Date & TimeLocation 
Sat, Jun 29
Manchester Church of Christ
595 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06042
Sat, Jul 6
Baptist Church of Chinese
55 Country Club Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410
Sat, Jul 20
UCONN Stamford
1 University Place, Stamford, CT 06901
Sat, Jul 20
Marist College
Lowell Thomas Building, 3399 North Road,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Sat, Jul 20
Groton Public Library
52 Newtown Rd, Groton, CT 06340
Sat, Jul 27
MassMutual Learning And Conference Center
350 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA 01020
Sat, Jul 27
Wildwood School
Main Campus, 2995 Curry Road Extension
Schenectady, NY 12303

5 new members

New Member Incentive through June 30th

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. Here's what you need to know...

Incoming Club Officer Jumpstart

Clubs will no longer receive printed copies of the Club Leadership Handbook and Distinguished Club Program & Success Plan. Download your copies today and get a head start on July 1st

Beat the Clock

Beat the Clock! Add 5 New Club Members

Clubs that add five new, dual or reinstated members during May and June will earn the Beat the Clock! award and add a ribbon to their banner plus a Toastmasters supplies discount. Learn how to Beat the Clock!...

View the May 2019 Member Awards. 

Join us in congratulating your fellow Toastmasters who have achieved education and leadership awards during the previous calendar month.

District 53 Incentive Awards for Clubs & Members

Pathways DCP Migration
Like pilgrims who settle in a new land, clubs that journey to Pathways will be rewarded by District 53. By achieving from two to all six DCP education goals through Pathways, clubs can earn from $25 to $100 in Toastmasters Gift Certificates.
Moments of Truth
Clubs conducting the Moments of Truth module will receive a $25 TI gift certificate and recognition at the next District Conference.
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 Chartering Incentive
The member who recommends a prospective club will receive a $10 gift card after a demo meeting is held for the prospective club. When the club charters, the same member will receive an additional $15 TI gift certificate, plus acknowledgment on the District website and newsletter.
New Club Incentive
District 53 will provide newly chartered clubs with a personalized Toastmasters Club Banner (Item 322), a $100 value when the club charters within two months of their first demo meeting and at least 20 memberships are paid through the end of the next membership period.

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...

Why search on the TI website

Find Tools & Aids Right Here!

The Toastmasters resources you are seeking can be found at your fingertips. Officer tools, contest kits, educational modules and more. Grab what you need...

Hands Raised to Volunteer

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...