September Update

Greetings Division Family,

We’re already 3 months in! The time has been flying by. It is my hope that all is well with you and your clubs. There are upcoming events that I’m excited about and I would love to share a few with you. 

Dues Renewal
Please be reminded that the deadline for the first round  of dues is September 30th, 2019. I would like to prompt you to ensure that members are paid. Don’t just aim for the minimum, but try to get all rostered members paid. History shows that the initial numbers are normally a reflection of the second round payment numbers. I want to encourage you to collect the year’s dues if you can.

Virtual Business Meeting 
District 47’s Virtual Business Meeting will take place on  Saturday October 5, 2019 at 7:00pm – 8:00pm. The Virtual Business Meeting invites ALL Club President’s and Vice Presidents of Education. Details pertaining to the call will be provided via email later in the week. 
Outstanding Member Award Campaign
There are Toastmasters in District 47 who have served in their clubs and have made a huge difference. Their Dedication, Hard work, Commitment and Selfless Sacrifice should be rewarded. District 47 seeks to launch the Outstanding Member Campaign, seeking out and identifying one of these such members in every club. All clubs in District 47 are eligible!!! Presentations of awards will begin in October to coincide with Toastmasters Month and will be presented to recipients. 
Criteria:
1. The Toastmaster must be a member in Good Standing with the club2. Served the club as a club officer (current or in the past). 3. Contributed to the growth and development of their respective club. 4. Mentored other toastmasters in their club. 5. Provided service outside their club to their community and other clubs. 6. Demonstrates commitment to the Core Values of Toastmasters – Integrity, Respect, Service, and Excellence
Please find the remainder of the details attached. I encourage you to ensure that club members vote on the above at the next meeting, as the Area Directors will be reaching out to receive the name of the winner from every club. 
Toastmaster’s Month
Toastmaster’s Month is almost here! October 1st begins Toastmaster’s Month. You can expect the release of the month’s calendar on October 1st. Stay tuned for the exciting events that we have lined up. 
To kick off the Toastmasters Month, Division F and I will come together for a Church Service on October 6, 2019. We will be meeting at New Destiny Baptist Church, Jean Street (off Prince Charles Highway) for 10:00am. Lunch will follow at Poseidon’s Table at The Cove, Atlantis. The cost is 35.56 per person. Come and join us we kick off a month to bring awareness and celebrate the Toastmaster program in the Bahamas. Please find the flyer attached. 
Humorous and Evaluation Speech Contest 
September 30th also marks the ending of the September month alloted for club humorous and evaluation speech contests. If you have not done so as yet, it is not too late. The details for Areas 60-63 & Division F fall contest are as follows: 
Area 62 & 63
-October 17, 2019
-Family Guardian Insurance Financial Center, East Bay 
-6:00pm
Area 60 & 61 
-November 18, 2019 (Subject To Change-University of the Bahamas, University Drive-6:30pm
Division F 
-November 13th, 2019
-Cable Bahamas, East Street
-6:30pm

Division F: Members First

This year theme is a simple one.

Members First.

We are dedicated to ensuring that we live up to the our toastmasters motto. It is our mission to see the growth our division and also our district. The only way to achieve this goal is ONE CLUB at a time. We will work tirelessly to ensure that all club meet goals and have fun learning experiences while doing so.

We are taking on Pathways headfirst and tearing down any learning barriers that we may face. If any club should need help, we have pathways ambassadors ready to help at all times.

We are and will forever be, Division Family and we are putting Members First.