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Yukon Alaska Council of Toastmasters Calendar - Upcoming Events
Local Time: Thu Sep 18 17:58:28 2014
Sep 20, 2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Alaskan: Area 3, 5, 7 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests
Sep 26, 2014 6:30 PM Alaskan: Area 4 and 8 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests
Sep 27, 2014 6:00 PM Alaskan: Area 1 Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contests
Sep 30, 2014 Smedly Award Membership Building Contest Ends
Due to TI: First round of club officer training reports; Division and Area Gov Training Report
Due to TI: District Success Plan; District Budget
Club Dues due to Toastmasters International
Oct 1, 2014 Due: Appointment of Council Nominating Chair
Oct 10, 2014 Due to TI and YACT: membership-renewal dues for Distinguished club credit
Oct 17, 2014 YACT Fall Conference - Anchorage
Oct 18, 2014 YACT Fall Conference - Anchorage
Oct 19, 2014 YACT Fall Conference - Anchorage
Oct 31, 2014 Due to TI: YACT Quarter 1 Treasurerís Report
Nov 1, 2014 Due: Appointment of Council Nominating Committee
Nov 30, 2014 Due: First Round of Area Governor Visits and Submission of Visit Reports to TI

Welcome to YACT!

Most of the content on this website is accessible without a membership. If you are a member of a Toastmasters Club in Alaska or the Yukon Territory as a benefit included with your Yukon Alaska Council of Toastmasters dues, you can click the 'Join Now' link on the menu bar above (we'll check our membership list and approve you for access to start your own blog, start posting your powerpoint and video presentations, Toastmaster picture albums, webcasting, audioconferencing, video-chatting with other members etc.)

Northern Outlook (YACT Newsletter):

Click here for the February 2014 Northern Outlook Newsletter

You can still view the December 2013 newsletter

YACT News:
Learn more about YACT joining the larger Toastmasters family on the merger web page.  This merger opens up communication and leadership opportunities for our members beyond the council level.  Transition meetings are taking place to ensure this transition is as smooth as possible.  Updates will be added as more information becomes available.  Have a question?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.  Don't see an answer to your question?  Submit your question via our FAQ page.   


Upcoming Events: 

1. 2014 Fall Conference

  • Dates:  October 17-19, 2014
  • Location: Coast International Inn, Anchorage, AK
  • Theme: Toastmasters is the Golden Ticket
  • Keynote Speaker: Pat Johnson, 2010-2011 Toastmaster International President

 Don't forget to sign up before the early bird registration period ends September 30th! 

Conference Registration form is available!  Check out the fall conference web page for the registration form and payment.

More information to follow on the Fall Conference website!




Club Deadlines and Reminders:

1. Club Dues -- Please be sure to submit your club's dues to YACT!

Club officers: Visit the YACT Info page for instructions to submit your club's YACT dues.  The dues for the Yukon-Alaska Council of Toastmasters are due the same time at Toastmasters dues - April and October.   Bills are not sent out for YACT dues.

Dues can be paid one of three methods:

  • Mail a check to our YACT Secretary with a list of current members
  • Deposit the proper amount to the YACT account followed by an email stating when this was done and the names of the members who are renewing.
  • Request and electronic transfer from your club bank account in to the YACT account ($.50 service charge does apply).  If your club has already set this up in the past, all that is needed to proceed with this option is an email with the names of your renewing members.  If your club has not done this in the past, you will need to complete an authorization form. 

2. Confirm your club mailing information and member contact information is current

Don't forget to update your club contact and mailing information and member contact information on TI's website. This is one of the ways prospective guests and members find your club. After you log in to TI's website, click Club Central on the left hand side of the screen. On the Conduct Club Business page:

    • Update my club meeting information:
      • Is your club contact information current?
      • Is your meeting information correct?
    • Are your club specifics up to date?
    • Update my club mailing address - this is the address TI uses to send correspondance, annual Club officer handbooks, speech contest rules, etc.

Note: TI links information from the "club meeting information" option in Club Center to their find a club page. Changes to Club Central take 2-3 business days before the changes are reflected on the "Find a Club" webpage, so be sure to update this information so you don't miss any calls, emails, visits, etc. from prospective and/or current members!

Note: It is critical member contact information is current. Council leadership periodically receive membership rosters and club officer lists from Toastmasters International (TI). The contact information received from TI is used to send out correspondance, trainging information, etc. to members so please help us ensure memebrs receive information regarding educational opportunities, etc.! 


Why join a Toastmaster club?

Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality.

Not a club member yet? Go to to find a club in your area*. Visit a few clubs, join the one you feel comfortable in. *Search results: select clubs are 'Closed' or only available to employees of a certain organization. Most clubs are 'Open' to all.

Through our clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking – vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding and contribute to the betterment of mankind.

At Toastmasters, we learn by doing, and we help each other learn valuable skills that last a lifetime.

  • Learn what works, and what doesn't
  • Work at your own pace
  • Focus on the areas that are important to you
  • Share what you have learned by mentoring newer members
  • Make friends with many improvement-oriented, positive people!

Toastmasters empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams! By working our educational program - and getting feedback step-by-step, people throughout the world improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change.

Contact us if you have any questions.

YACT's Mission

The mission of the Council is the same as the District mission.  We build new clubs and support all
clubs in achieving excellence.

The information on this website is for the sole use of Toastmastersí members, for Toastmasters business only. It is not to be used for solicitation and distribution of non-Toastmasters material or information. All rights reserved.