Speech contest season has begun! Winners of CLUB Table Topics and International Speech Contests will advance to their AREA Table Topics and International Speech Contests starting February 18. Click here to download a comprehensive list of all AREA and DIVISION Table Topics and International Speech Contests confirmed and scheduled in District 103. In the meantime, mark these dates for: Areas S51 and S52 on Saturday, February 24; Areas B11, B13, and B14 on Tuesday, February 27; Areas F83 and F84 on Thursday, March 1; Areas S55 and S56 on Saturday, March 3; Areas C21 and C22 on Tuesday, March 6; Areas S53 and S54 on Saturday, March 10; Area C24 on Monday, March 12; Areas C23, C25 and C26 on Tuesday, March 13; Areas F81 and F82 on Thursday, March 15; Central North (C) Division on Monday, March 19; Central East (F) Division on Tuesday, March 20; Central South (B) Division on Wednesday, March 21; and South (S) Division on Saturday, March 24.

Are you a club officer in need of your second-round of club officer training? Great news, you can attend club officer make-up training sponsored by any Toastmasters district, such as District 30, District 35, or District 54. NOTE: Click the district to view their make-up training dates. Don’t want to travel too far? Stay in District 103 for the “Grand Central Station Club Officer Make-up Training” event at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21 at CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake St. Click here to RSVP. Or, attend the “LAST CHANCE Club Officer Make-up Training” event at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28 at AT&T, 225 W. Randolph St. Click here to register.

The Pathways educational program comes to District 103 Toastmasters on Tuesday, February 13. Are you ready for the transition? District 103 Pathways Guides/Ambassadors are coming to your clubs to help you and your members get ready for the transition. Book them on your agenda. Come prepared to ask them questions. Want to prepare your club members, club leaders, and guests before your Pathways Guide/Ambassador arrives? Click here to use the various Pathways videos and resources from Toastmasters International. Also, check out these Pathways resources courtesy of District 18. Want to know the Pathways Guide/Ambassador assigned to your club/area? Click here to view and/or download list.

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