The Southern Cross Blog

Stay informed with news, articles and tips from the District 73 team.

Public Relations Highlight of the Month

Members of Launceston Toastmasters, Yvonne Gluyas, Marylou Townsend, and Sharon Rodriguez Robles took the Launceston Bridal Show by storm on Sunday 18th September. Negotiating with organiser Louise Scott of bridal studio Timeless Elegance, Yvonne negotiated a booth...

Congratulations 2022-23 Beat the Clock

District 73 Leadership Team would like to express a huge congratulations to those clubs who achieved the Beat the Clock membership building award in 2021-22. These clubs added 5 or more new, dual, or reinstated members during the months of May and June 2022. Each club...

A Collective Effort

Do you know what the collective noun for a group of Toastmasters is? What about a forum? A reference to ancient Greece as many of us like to use the tools of rhetoric, including rhetorical questions! Maybe a meeting…? This is the bread and butter of Toastmasters! Or a...

From the District Director’s Desk (October 2022)

It’s time to shine brighter! The end of September is always that peak period where all District related submissions for the year are scheduled and it is my honour to call out that we as a District were able to complete all our September submissions successfully. From...

The Nashville Convention!

The Toastmasters International Nashville Convention was like no other that I have attended. The last in person convention was in Denver in 2019. The previous two years have been online only. This year it was a hybrid one. There were 700 in person and 1000 online...

As a member do I have a voice?

First and foremost – Thank You – you are part of a very small group that is taking time to read, skim, scan this. And for that I thank you and hope it is of use. And if it is, feel free to share.   I was challenged on two fronts recently – one the timeliness of...

Speech Contest Update

Following the announcement at the District Council Meeting last weekend, below is the outcome of how speech contests will be held. The short version: Area Contests will be online Division and District Contests will be Hybrid Note that clubs may hold their own contests...

Don’t wait. Come along and join us for a Toastmasters meeting.