Calendar

See below for current event listings, plus a long-range planning calendar for 2019-2020.

See blow for current scheduled events.

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Saturday August 3, 2019 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
 

Register Now!

TLI is not just for Club Officers. It’s not even just for Toastmasters. It’s for Leaders.

Whether you are an officer at your club, a manager at work, head of your household, coach of the soccer team or in charge of the Christmas party, you are a leader. We are all leaders. And we all learn at TLIs.

This round of TLIs we grouped the sessions in 4 categories:

  • Club Officer Training: new officers can learn tools to better serve the club members, seasoned officers can share their knowledge, curious members can get an idea of what to expect when it’s their turn on that role.
  • Member Education: Pathways is here. There’s a whole track dedicated to teaching about it: from getting started to how to get your DTM the new way. 
  • Club Quality: the club meetings are the heart of the organization. Is your club the best it can be? Here are chances to learn new ideas, and to see how others are addressing things your club may be having challenges with.
  • Beyond Toastmasters: this track is all about toastmasters’ skills applicable in everyday life. Speech evaluator abilities come in handy when doing an employee evaluation at work; goal setting sessions fits perfectly with new year resolutions, team building skills are useful at work, at home, at the book club… you get the idea.

As you can see there’s something for everyone and you’re encouraged to mix and match tracks.

And if none of the above convinced you to attend a TLI then how about attending to have fun and meet new people? Whatever your reason is, I hope to see you there.

Pre-Register online by July 31st and save $5!

Non-officers that pre-register and attend will automatically get a raffle ticket for a gift basket draw at the TLIs. 

Clubs with 7 officers pre-registered and attending will be entered in a raffle to be drawn at the District conference.

Club Officers are required to attend training twice a year.

Registration starts at 9:30 am at Miami Dade College and the event ends at 3:00 pm.

COST: 

  • Pre-registration cost is $10 and closes at midnight on July 31st.
  • If you do not pre-register, the cost is $15 cash at the door.
  • There are no Refunds

IMPORTANT: You must sign in at your required session in order to receive credit for officer training.  

This TLI is being coordinated by Phyllis May, DTM – . 

Additional details will be provided via email and social media.

Complete this registration and then click SAVE PERSON to Check Out or Add Another Registration

Location Information

  • Location Name:Miami Dade College – Homestead
  • Address:500 College Terrace, Homestead, FL 33030 US
  • Directions:GoogleBingMapQuest

Register Now!

Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
 

Speech contests are rapidly approaching and your District Contest Chairs want to help minimize the stress and maximize your returns on planning a successful speech contest.  How will we do that? 

Patricia Hamilton, Speech Contest Chair – Bahamas, and Lois Margolin, Speech Contest Chair – Florida will present a one hour webinar, with Q & A at the end) for planning a speech contest.  The webinar will cover the responsibilities of the Contest Chair and the Chief Judge.  In addition, you will receive checklists and timelines that will help you run a smooth contest.  This is a must attend webinar for anyone who wants to run a successful, stress free contest.

The popular adage from  Benjamin Franklin, “Failing to plan is planning to fail” rings true when planning a speech contest. 

Please register below. To join the online meeting Tuesday at 9 pm, please visit https://zoom.us/j/4747471963

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Thursday August 8, 2019 7:00 PM
 

The Toastmasters District 47 blogging program wants YOU! We will be able to attract more people to our website — and ultimately into our club meetings — if we share more compelling content and engage more people than just the official PR/social media in the creative process. We have people who can check your spelling and coach you through the mechanics of creating online content.

This webinar will cover the basics of writing blog posts, adding images and other multimedia elements such as video, and submitting your posts for publication. At the conclusion of the webinar, District Webmaster David F. Carr, DTM, will tell you how you can obtain a user name and password. (Note: this event was rescheduled from Tuesday to Thursday to avoid a conflict with another webinar).

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David covered similar material in a recent online presentation on blogging for Toastmasters pursuing the Pathways “Create a Compelling Blog” project and/or creating online content to promote their clubs. This session will be more specific to the district program and also cover how to submit events to the calendar on the district website.

We will cover what content is appropriate to share at the district level and what would be more appropriate to publish elsewhere. Things that would be appropriate to share at the district level include:

  • Contest speech videos
  • Educational content about public speaking or presentation technique
  • Lessons learned from Toastmasters leadership
  • Any content that showcases the personal and professional value of Toastmasters, particularly if it would be of interest to non-Toastmasters whom we would like to recruit.

This online training will be hosted on Zoom, an online video meetings platform, with plenty of time for your questions.

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Saturday August 10, 2019 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Register Now!

TLI is not just for Club Officers. It’s not even just for Toastmasters. It’s for Leaders.

Whether you are an officer at your club, a manager at work, head of your household, coach of the soccer team or in charge of the Christmas party, you are a leader. We are all leaders. And we all learn at TLIs.

This round of TLIs we grouped the sessions in 4 categories:

  • Club Officer Training: new officers can learn tools to better serve the club members, seasoned officers can share their knowledge, curious members can get an idea of what to expect when it’s their turn on that role.
  • Member Education: Pathways is here. There’s a whole track dedicated to teaching about it: from getting started to how to get your DTM the new way. 
  • Club Quality: the club meetings are the heart of the organization. Is your club the best it can be? Here are chances to learn new ideas, and to see how others are addressing things your club may be having challenges with.
  • Beyond Toastmasters: this track is all about toastmasters’ skills applicable in everyday life. Speech evaluator abilities come in handy when doing an employee evaluation at work; goal setting sessions fits perfectly with new year resolutions, team building skills are useful at work, at home, at the book club… you get the idea.

As you can see there’s something for everyone and you’re encouraged to mix and match tracks.

And if none of the above convinced you to attend a TLI then how about attending to have fun and meet new people? Whatever your reason is, I hope to see you there.

Pre-Register online by August 7th and save $5!

Non-officers that pre-register and attend will automatically get a raffle ticket for a gift basket draw at the TLIs. 

Clubs with 7 officers pre-registered and attending will be entered in a raffle to be drawn at the District conference.

Club Officers are required to attend training twice a year.

Registration starts at 8:30 am at Broward College and the event ends at 1:30 pm.

COST: 

  • Pre-registration cost is $10 and closes at midnight on August 7th.
  • If you do not pre-register, the cost is $15 cash at the door.
  • There are no Refunds

IMPORTANT: You must sign in at your required session in order to receive credit for officer training.  

This TLI is being coordinated by Moe Haji, DTM – . 

Additional details will be provided via email and social media.

Location Information

  • Location Name:Broward College – Public Safety Building #22
  • Address:3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie, FL 33314 US
  • Directions:GoogleBingMapQuest

Register Now!

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Monday August 19, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

Congratulations!  You have planned that successful speech contest.   

What now?  It’s time to execute your plans.  Patricia Hamilton, Speech Contest Chair – Bahamas, and Lois Margolin, Speech Contest Chair – Florida will present a one hour webinar, with Q & A at the end)  on how to handle the “day of” speech contest.

Learn how to allocate your time so all the tasks defined in the planning can be accomplished.  Checklists and forms that will make your “day of” speech contest run smoothly will be discussed and available.  Learn the things you absolutely need to cover and what to do in the event contestants run in at the last minute.  This is the fun time, if you understand the rules, you won’t have to stress.

Webinar live link: https://zoom.us/j/4747471963

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Friday October 4, 2019
 

Amadeus
RM69+2W Doral, Florida (Map)

Admission: Free

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Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 

Keiser University Fort Lauderdale Campus
1500 NW 49th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (Map)

Admission: Free

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Saturday October 5, 2019
 

CIC Miami
1951 NW 7th Ave #600
Miami, FL 33136 (Map)

Free admission

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Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
 

Keiser University Fort Lauderdale Campus
1500 NW 49th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (Map)

Free admission

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Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 

Come support your club members as they compete at the area level. We will be holding both contests, Evaluation and Humorous back-to-back.
This year, attendance at the contests are free and there will be complimentary food as well! This will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect or meet other Toastmasters within the Area and the Division.

The contests will begin promptly at 2:00 pm. Make sure to show up early to watch some of the area’s most proficient speakers in action! Please complete the registration link below so that we have an accurate headcount for food. We also need to keep track of attendees as part of the requirement for reserving the venue.
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R7266V8

Keiser University
1500 NW 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(5th Floor Auditorium)

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Saturday October 5, 2019 7:00 PM
 

District 47 – State of the District – Business Council Meeting is scheduled for October 5, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will be conducted virtually.

The budget requires a District Council vote which will be conducted during the virtual Business Council meeting on October 5th. 

The budget and the proposed agenda for the State of the District Business Council meeting will become available on our website shortly. We will also send out a reminder via email for you to review. 

The online meeting link was sent by email to club and district leaders.

Who should attend
Club presidents, vice presidents of education, and district executive committee members (Area & Division Directors).

What is the Quorum?

Quorum is required to approve any of the above documents, which means 1/3 of eligible club votes must be represented. If quorum is not met at the meeting, there will be an additional online voting period post-meeting.

What about proxies?

Because the voting process will be conducted virtually, no proxies will be permitted. Each district council member must cast their own vote. District executive committee members are entitled to one vote and may cast up to two additional votes as a club president or vice president education. All other members of the district council shall be limited to a maximum of two votes.

Meeting Documents

Saturday October 12, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 

Boca Raton Community Center
150 Crawford Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432 (Map)

Free admission

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Saturday October 12, 2019 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 

Keiser University Fort Lauderdale Campus
1500 NW 49th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (Map)

Admission: Free

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Saturday October 12, 2019 9:00 AM

Miami Beach Library
227 22nd St
Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Admission: Free

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Saturday October 12, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 

Florida Memorial University
William Lehman Aviation Center
15800 N.W. 42 Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL  33054

Admission: Free

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Saturday October 12, 2019 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
 

Keiser University Fort Lauderdale Campus
1500 NW 49th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (Map)

Admission: Free

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Saturday October 12, 2019 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
 

Southwest Regional Library
16835 Sheridan Street
Fort Lauderdale FL  33331

Admission: Free

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Saturday October 12, 2019 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 

Boca Raton Community Center
150 Crawford Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432 (Map)

Admission: Free

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Saturday October 12, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Florida Memorial University
William Lehman Aviation Center
15800 N.W. 42 Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL  33054

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Saturday October 12, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 

Keiser University Fort Lauderdale Campus
1500 NW 49th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (Map)

Admission: Free

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Sunday October 13, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 

Florida Memorial University
William Lehman Aviation Center
15800 N.W. 42nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL  33054

Admission: Free

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Monday October 14, 2019 7:00 PM
 

St. Paul Lutheran Church
580 Indian Trace
Weston, FL  33326

Admission: Free

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Tuesday October 15, 2019
 

Waterford Office

Admission: Free

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Thursday October 17, 2019 6:00 PM
 

Family Guardian Insurance Financial Center
East Bay and Church Street

Admission: Free

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Friday October 18, 2019 6:30 PM
 

University of the Bahamas
University Drive

Admission: Free

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Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 

South Florida Water Management District
3301 Gunclub Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 (Directions)

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Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
 

Pinecrest Library
5835 SW 111th St
Pinecrest, FL 33156 (Map)

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Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

South Florida Water Management District
3301 Gunclub Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 (Directions)

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Wednesday October 23, 2019 7:00 PM
 

VENUE:      Greek Orthodox Community Center, West Hill Street.

Contact person:  George Maillis

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Wednesday October 23, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

West Kendall Toastmasters invites other Toastmasters and prospective Toastmasters to join them for a “Canadian Whodunit” Murder Mystery” Costume Party – Murder by Belligerent Beaver!

Where:
Sports Grill Restaurant
9090 SW 97th Avenue
Miami Florida (Map)

Time:   7-9PM (arrive at 6:30pm)

Free Event

Contact: 
Kimberley Green 
305-484-7522

More details in the downloadable flyer.

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Friday October 25, 2019 6:30 PM
 

VENUE:        BPSU Hall, East Street South

Contact person:  Verna Bonaby & Merla Atus- Pawar 

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Saturday October 26, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 

Keiser University
9400 SW Discovery Way
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34987 (Map)

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Tuesday October 29, 2019 6:30 PM
 

VENUE:  TBA

CONTACT PERSON: Antoine Brooks

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Saturday November 2, 2019
 

Keiser University
2101 NW 117th Ave
Miami, FL 33172 (Map)

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Saturday November 2, 2019 10:02 AM to 2:02 PM
 

Universal Truth Center
21310 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens,  FL 33056  

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Saturday November 2, 2019
 

Keiser University
2101 NW 117th Ave
Miami, FL 33172 (Map)

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Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 

Boca Raton Community Center
150 Crawford Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432 (Map)

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Wednesday November 13, 2019 6:30 PM
 

Cable Bahamas,  East Street

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Friday November 15, 2019
 

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Saturday November 16, 2019 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 

Keiser University Fort Lauderdale Campus
1500 NW 49th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (Map)

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Saturday November 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 

Location TBA

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Planning Calendar

Here is an overview of the events for the year. District, division and area leaders should provide more specific details as the events grow closer.

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July 1Start of the 2019/2020 Toastmaster Year: Club and District Officers start their new roles
July 1Start to promote the “Smedley Award” Membership Contest, Aug. 1 – Sept. 30
July 1Club Presidents or Secretaries assign proxy for Toastmasters International Convention
July 7Division F & I TLI – Nassau, Bahamas 
July 13District Executive Council Meeting & Training
July 20Division D TLI 
July 27 Division C TLI 
July 31Area Directors begin submitting Area Visit Reports 


Aug-19
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August 1Promote the “Smedley Award” Membership Contest, Aug. 1 – Sept. 30
August 3Division E TLI 
August 10 Division A & B TLI 
August 17-25Trio in Denver, Colorado for District Leader Training and Convention
August 31Deadline for Round 1- Club Officer Training (COT) June 1- August 31
August 21-24Toastmasters International Convention – Denver Colorado, August 21-24
August 15 – September 30Club Humorous Speech & Evaluations Contest
August 31Deadline for round one training results to count toward DCP Program
August 31 Launch the Outstanding Member Campaign 
Sep-19
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September 1Open House Month – Promote September / October as Toastmasters Month
September 1Clubs collect and submit Membership Dues online to TI
September 1Promote the “Smedley Award” Membership Contest, Aug. 1 – Sept. 30
September 14District Executive Council Meeting
September 21Virtual District Council Meeting – All DEC members, Club Presidents and VP-Education required to attend (No Proxies allowed) 7:00 – 8:30 PM
September 30Deadline to submit Membership Applications to TI for TI’s “Smedley Award” Membership Contest
September 30Deadline to submit membership dues online to TI
September 30Area Directors submit Club Visit Reports District Deadline
Oct-19
DateItem
October 1Toastmasters Month 
October 1 to October 30Area Humorous Speech & Evaluations Contest 
October 4Area 51 H&E Contest
October 5Area 50 H&E Contest
October 11Area 92 H&E Contest
October 12Area 53 H&E Contest
October 12Division C All Areas H&E Contest
October 15Area 52 H&E Contest
October 15 & 16Division F H&E Area Contest
October 18Area 91 H&E Contest
October 19Area 54 H&E Contest
October 19Division D Areas 42,43,44,45 H&E Contest
October 23 Area 93 H&E Contest
OctoberClub Open House
OctoberMember Recognition Ceremony/ Hall of Fame 
October 26Division D Area Contest (40&41)
October 29Area 90 H&E Contest
Nov-19
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November Elections for Clubs electing Officers semi-annually held during first meeting in November
November 1- December 7Division Humorous Speech & Evaluations Contest 
November 2Area 55 H&E Contest
November 3District Leadership Committee – Call for Candidates
November 9Division C Contest (H&E)
November 13Division F Contest (H&E)
November 16Division D Contest (H&E)
November 16District Executive Council Meeting
November 30Deadline for Area Directors Reports (first round) for credit in the Distinguished Area Program
Dec-19
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December 7 – February 11Club Officer Training round 2 ,  (Winter TLI’s)
December 9- February 1Club International Speech & Table Topics Contest 
December 14TLI Nassau, Divisions F & I 
December 14TLI Division A 
December 31Deadline for clubs who elect officers semi-annually to submit Club Officer Lists to TI for DCP credit

The year is halfway completed! Celebrate what you have accomplished!
Jan-20
DateItem
January Area Directors begin 2nd round club visits and submit reports online (target March 30)
JanuaryOpen House Month — Clubs host Winter Open House
January 1Start to promote “Talk Up Toastmasters” Membership Contest, Feb. 1 to Mar. 31
January 1Call for Appointed positions applications for the 2020-2021. Send to District Director.
January 11TLI Division D 
January 25TLI Division C 
Jan. 2 — Feb. 15Area Contests ( International Speech & Evaluation)
January 11District Executive Council Meeting
January 16-18District Trio — Mid-Year Training—New Orleans 
Feb-20
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FebruaryClub Open Houses
FebruaryClub Special Theme Meetings (Special Event opportunity for Club PR)
February 1Club Officers prepare proxy/credentials for District business meeting in May 
February 1Promote “Talk Up Toastmasters” Membership Contest, Feb. 1 to Mar. 31
February 1Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI-2) Second Round District Club Officer Training Event
February 1TLI Division E 
February 1 – March 7Area International Speech & Table Topics Competition 
February 8TLI Division B 
February 15District Executive Council Meeting
February 29Division C Area Contest
February 29Deadline for Officer Training to count towards DCP
Mar-20
DateItem
MarchClub Open Houses
March 1Start submitting membership dues online to TI
March 1Club Officers prepare proxy/credentials for District business meeting in April
March 1Promote “Talk Up Toastmasters” Membership Contest, Feb. 1 to Mar. 31
March 1Clubs collect and begin to submit Membership Dues online to TI
March 14 to April 11 Division International Speech & Table Topics Contest 
March 30Area Directors complete 2nd round club visits and submit reports online
March 31Deadline to submit Membership Applications to TI for “Talk Up Toastmasters” Membership Contest
March 31Deadline to submit membership dues online to TI
Apr-20
DateItem
AprilOpen House Month – Clubs host Spring Open Houses
AprilStart to promote “Beat the Clock” Membership Contests, May 1 – June 30
AprilProxy Reminder for Business meeting
April 4Division C Contest (International and T&T)
May-20
DateItem
May 1-3District Spring Conference 
May 1Elections for 2020 – 2021 Club Officers held during first meeting in May
May 1District Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest (at Spring Conference)
May 2District International Speech Contest (at Spring Conference)
May 3 District Executive Council Business Meeting (at Spring Conference)
MayPromote “Beat the Clock” Membership Contest, May 1 – June 30
May 9Clubs Complete and submit 2020 – 2021 Club Officer List to TI
Jun-20
DateItem
June 17 Summer TLI Division B
June 20District Leader Training 2020 / 2021 Area & Division Directors 
June 27 Summer TLI Division D 
June 1 – 30Deadline to submit 2020 – 2021 Club Officer List to TI for DCP Credit
June 30Deadline to submit Applications for Membership, Educational Awards and New Clubs Charters to TI
June 30Deadline to submit Membership Applications to TI for TI’s “Beat the Clock” Contest
Jul-20
DateItem
July 4TLI Bahamas Division F & I 
July 11TLI Division C 
July 18TLI Division E 
July 25TLI Division A 

Congratulations and Thank You for a Successful Year! Celebrate!