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Monday, 04 March 2013 23:02

Founder's District Web Master

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Contact the Founder's District Web Master


Mission Statement

Provide and enhance communications, mediated by Internet and other electronic technologies, among District leaders, the District and Clubs, and the community at large.

Objectives

a. Maintain the District's rights to the use of the Internet domain name “foundersdistrict.org" and all electronic brands associated with the District. Monitor this annually, or more frequently as needed.
b. Maintain the web site http://www.foundersdistrict.org under the District Governor with advisement from the DELP committee.
c. Perform duties as prescribed by the District Council.
a. Maintain the District's rights to the use of the Internet domain name “foundersdistrict.org" and all electronic brands associated with the District. Monitor this annually, or more frequently as needed.
b. Maintain the web site http://www.foundersdistrict.org under the District Governor with advisement from the DELP committee.
c. Perform duties as prescribed by the District Council.

Responsibilities

Manage District communications mediated by Internet and other electronic technologies.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 03:51

Founder's District Public Relations Incentives

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What Reward, Prize, or Gift, would your club like to receive from Founder’s District, honoring them for working together—as a team— to stand out and distinguish themselves as an example of group success in achieving the goals of the Distinguished Club Program? Below is a list of gift awards from which to choose. Have fun winning Toastmasters “bonus earnings.” Encourage each other’s progress in completing various goals this year. Boost your club’s performance and pride, by teaming up to achieve the following awards.

Monday, 04 March 2013 22:56

Famous Founders Members

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Many of our Toastmasters members are high achievers in their personal and professional endeavors and have made a difference in the lives of others. We celebrate their success and are proud of their accomplishments.

Tell us about a Famous Founder's member today: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


High Achiever Success Biography

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Victor C. Broski joined Toastmasters in 1986 and focuses his time and attention on . Broski has a B.A. in Speech Communication from California State University at Long Beach and is an effective coach, workshop leader and guest lecturer on the topics of public speaking and nonverbal communication—both essential skills for business success.

Is the fear of making a mistake in front of an audience keeping you from pursuing your speaking dream? Learn from other speaker’s successes and failures. Read 77 Things to Forget When Giving a Presentation and you’ll feel as if you’ve gained a year of experience.

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Dr. Steven Choi, a former Toastmaster, was elected to the Irvine City Council for the first time on November 2, 2004, and then was re-elected to his second term on November 4, 2008. Previously, he was elected as a Trustee of the Irvine Unified School District in 1998 and was re-elected in 2002.

Dr. Choi earned his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, his Master's degree in Library Science from Louisiana State University, and his BA degree from Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea.

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California Senator Lou Correa was elected to the 34th Senate District in 2006, representing Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster. He is an active member of Anaheim Breakfast Toastmasters Club #3836.


In 2004, Mr. Correa was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, representing central Orange County. Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors, he served as a State Assemblymember from 1998 to 2004 representing the 69th District.

MichaelVarma

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Michael Varma, DTM, is a freelance writer, award-winning presenter and professional magician. He is an active member of BergenMeisters Club #7493.

Speak like a seasoned professional and offer the perfect toast for any occasion or event. Simply raise your glass and recite or read directly from one of the removable cue cards provided by Tasteful Toasts.

To learn more visit www.MichaelVarma.com or subscribe to his blog.


More coming soon . . .

Initial content above compiled and documented by Michael Varma, DTM, Founder's District Public Relations Office 2009-2010

Monday, 04 March 2013 22:52

Email Communications

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email Mission Statement

To publicize meetings, conferences, and special events that provide beneficial opportunities to Toastmasters members and multiple leadership levels through environmentally safe methods.

Objectives
To inform, instruct, entertain, and motivate members to reach their personal and professional goals thought electronic mail communications, which have user friendly subscription controls from the sender and recipient levels.


Responsibilities & Lists

DELP, District Chair, Area Governor List– to send information to district leaders about area and division contests, community relations (requests for judges, etc.), and other administrivia.

Club officer and All Member List– to be used with discretion primarily to announce the district conference and LACE training sessions. The district governor can use these lists to send important district and TI WHQ information they believe important to clubs.

Treasurer List– this is for the district treasurer to use to send important information from TI (i.e., Annual IRS 990-N instructions and reminder to file by May 15) to the club treasurers.

New contact manager via Mail Chimp:

1. Easy for District “staff” to use and maintain.
2. Users able to control their subscriptions and subscribe or unsubscribe.
3. Ability to manage subscriptions or not – for example, “District News” to be open to anyone, but “DELP” be restricted.
4. More engaging emails to include colors, pictures, graphics, html, etc. within the body of the email.
5. Monitor/moderate postings for appropriateness.
6. Confirm readership.
7. Survey tool.

Initial content above compiled and documented by  Michael Varma, ACG, ALS, Founder's District Public Relations Office 2009-2010.

Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00

Diamond Web Award

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Win the Diamond Web Award contest by communicating the benefits of Toastmasters to current and potential members through your web site. Use FREE web designing sites like FreeToastHost2, Google Sites, or your own domain and enter your club’s extraordinary site in the contest today! The winning web master will win a prize valued at $100.00 and second place will win a prize valued at $50. Winners will be announced at the District Conference.

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Eligibility

The Diamond Web Award is open to all Toastmasters club web masters in the Founder’s District. The primary web master or a fellow club member must be present at the District Conference to win accept the award.

Submissions

Deadline for submission is October 1 in the Fall and March 15 in the Spring. If you would like to participate, please send an e-mail message before the due date to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the following information:

  • Club name and number
  • Name of the webmaster/contact information
  • Address of the club web site (URL)

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged on the site's CONTENT and PRESENTATION with an emphasis on portraying the benefits of the Toastmasters program to meet personal and professional goals.

CONTENT – 65%

1. Promotion (15%)

  • Welcome / Introduction
  • Basic Club Description – Club Profile
  • Basic Club Description – Time and Place
  • Upcoming Events
  • Club Contact Information

2. Education (20%)

  • Educational Materials / Articles
  • Goals / Objectives
  • Policies

3. Member Information (20%)

  • Calendar / Schedule
  • News about Recent Meetings or Events
  • Member Recognition
  • Club Achievements
  • Business Items

4. Administrative Content (10%)

  • Timeliness / Information Up to Date
  • Webmaster E-mail Address
  • Toastmasters International Copyright Notice
  • Credit to Previously Published Sources
  • Other Copyright Information (where required)

PRESENTATION - 35%

5. Navigation and Organization (25%)

  • Easy to Find What You Need
  • Logical Structure
  • Clearly Defined Categories

6. Page Design / Layout (10%)

  • Appropriate Graphics
  • Clean Layout
  • Easy to Scan Page Content
  • Spelling / Grammar / Punctuation


Please direct questions to the Public Relations Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 04 March 2013 22:50

Bulk Mail

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Mission Statement

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To coordinate the timely distribution of correspondence to keep members informed of special events and meeting which provide beneficial opportunities within the Toastmasters program.

Responsibilities

Procedure for Bulk Mailing Consult the Founder’s District Calendar for mailing dates, what is to be mailed, and the “hosting” Division for the events which are:

  • Fall District Conferences (November)
  • LACE Training (January)
  • Spring District Conference (April)
  • LACE Training (June)

    Contact the Division Governor at least 4 weeks before the event to:

    • Confirm the meeting place
    • 10–15 helpers – usually club officers and district leaders
    • Workspace with ample tables or counter space

    Suggested letter of introduction:

    I am the Bulk Mail Chairperson and need to facilitate the mailing “party”, which according to the district calendar, is being hosted by Division [X].  We’ll be processing the about 4,000 pieces of mail to publicize the upcoming [XXX] conference flier. We’ll need 10–15 people, 6–8 worktables, and an appropriate workspace.
    Typically a 4 hour “work party” gets the job done. An initial notification by E-mail of the time, date, and place is okay, but follow-up is needed to ensure adequate help.
    Please provide the work location address, directions, and call me if you have any questions.

    The “stuff and sticker” process is as follows:

    1. “Stuff” or fold the fliers (if necessary) to be mailed
    2. Seal fliers with appropriate sticker
    3. Peal pre-printed address labels and stick on fliers
    4. Stack in numerical order by 5-digit zip code
    5. Avery label sheets are in numerical order from top left to bottom right
    6. Bulk Mail Chairperson assembles the fliers
    7. Put the mail in post office trays, grouped by certain zip codes
    8. The basic rule is that each tray should have at least 150 items.
    9. The items get placed in mail trays as follows: 
        • 901xx thru 904xx, 913xx thru 916xx, 919xx thru 925xx, group under 901 tags.
          • 905xx thru 908xx, group under 907 tag.
            • 910xx thru 912xx, group under 910 tag.
              • 917xx thru 918xx, group under 917 tag.
                • 926xx, group under 926 tag. 927xx, group under 927 tag.
                  • 928xx, group under 928 tag.
                    • 930xx, 932xx, 935xx, 936xx, 941xx, 950xx; group under 935 tag.
                    1. Put covers, zip code cards and yellow straps on the trays
                    2. Fill out paperwork and take to post office

                      MAILING LABELS:

                      Bulk Mail Chairperson picks up mailing labels from District Data / Directory / Calendar ?Chairperson.

                      MAIL TRAYS:

                      Santa Ana Post Office (Susan and Sunflower Street) There are one-foot and two-foot long trays on the loading dock. The long trays should say “EMM” on the side. Make sure the long covers are also “EMM” (they are deeper). You may be able to get these trays from your local post office.

                      POST OFFICE SUBMITTAL:

                      Founders District has an account at the Santa Ana Post Office with Permit #423. Take the trays to the Post Office, fill out the paperwork, and submit the items for mailing.  Contact the Division Treasurer, at least one week before the mailing and obtain a check made out to the USPS for about $500 for postage.

                      Initial content above compiled and documented by  Michael Varma, ACG, ALS, Founder's District Public Relations Office 2009-2010.

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