District 103 Toastmasters kicks off the second-round of club officer training in December! Each division will host an Area/Division Council Meeting with Club Officer Training. Then in January 2018, District 103 will host the Winter Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI). Each training event will be designed to provide 2017-2018 club officers with key information and resources to serve the final six months of their term. Click here to register for club officer training sponsored by the Central East (F) Division on Wednesday, December 13 at 200 East Randolph Street for clubs in Areas F81, F82, F83, F84, F85, and F86. Click here to register for club officer training sponsored by the Central North (C) Division on Monday, December 18 at 225 West Randolph Street for clubs in Areas C21, C22, C23, C24, C25, and C26.
Not a club officer in these divisions (or District 103)? You may still register to attend the club officer training event that fits your schedule. Be sure to provide us with your club name, club number, and district number so we can ensure you receive credit for attending the second-round of club officer training.
District 103 Toastmasters events can provide you with valuable communication and leadership experiences. Whether for an officer training, speech contest, and/or conference, you can gain outstanding learning opportunities from lending a helping hand. Click here to volunteer for an upcoming D103 event.
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District 103 Toastmasters provides a variety of programming to support its membership and mission.
The mission of District 103 Toastmasters is to “build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.” The purpose of District 103 Toastmasters is “to enhance the quality and performance and extend the network of the member clubs of Toastmasters International within the boundaries of the district, thereby offering greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from the Toastmasters’ educational program…” From downtown to the Southside of Chicago, District 103 Toastmasters is meeting its mission and purpose.
Long before the official beginning of Toastmasters International in California, Illinois was at the heart of Toastmasters.
In Bloomington, Illinois, on March 24, 1905, Ralph Smedley introduced the concept of Toastmasters as Educational Director at the Bloomington YMCA. Several years later, in 1936, the Lincoln-Douglas Club #51 in Springfield became the first club to chart in Illinois. Club #96 was the first club to charter in the Chicagoland area.
This history of Toastmasters continues in Illinois with the forming of the brand-new District 103 on July 1, 2017.
District 103 Toastmasters will focus on the critical success factors as specified by the District educational and membership goals, ensuring that each Club effectively fulfills its responsibilities to its individual members, and providing effective training and leadership development opportunities for Club and District officers