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): YACT News: Learn more about YACT joining the larger Toastmasters family on the effective July 1, 2015 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. Check out the following pages for more information: Also check out the websites of our new district families:
Upcoming Events: 1. Division and Area Director Training - Tacoma, WA -- June 6 Training will consist of group activities and break out sessions. Members elected to Division Director and members appointed to Area Director are encouraged to attend. Attendees will be sent information via email. 2. Alaska Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) aka Club Officer Training -- June 13 Now that we are joining a district attendance at club officer training is a goal our clubs have to complete. To receive credit for your club success plan, at least four club officers need to attend both the this training event and mid year training. 3. District Fall Confereces and Additional Events - Information is available on the respective district websites District 32 (Alaska and Western Washington) District 96 (Yukon Territory and British Columbia)
YACT Deadlines and Reminders: 1. Round Two: Area Governor Club Visits - May 31, 2015 To receive credit in the , Area Governors must submit reports for 75 percent of their clubs for both rounds of visits. After each club visit, submit an Area Governor's Club Visit Report online through District Central. Second-round submissions are due Distinguished Area Program May 31. Club Deadlines and Reminders: 1. Beat the Clock Membership Drive: May 1 - June 30 Toastmasters are taught to run meetings on time, finish speeches on time and reach membership goals on time. In that spirit, "Beat the Clock" is a great motivator for finishing the year on schedule—on time and with record numbers! Make it your club’s goal to earn the "Beat the Clock" award and encourage every member to take part. Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between May 1 and June 30 receive a "Beat the Clock" ribbon to display on the club’s banner. Qualifying clubs also earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.) Applications and payments for members with a join date between May 1 and June 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than June 30. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count toward “Beat the Clock” credit. The winning clubs will be revealed online within a few weeks of the submission deadline. Winning clubs should allow up to 10 business days to receive their award if they are located in the United States, and up to 21 business days if they are outside of the United States. 2. Club Officer Elections: Month of May Every club needs leaders who can move the club forward and who can work with and motivate others. One of your duties as a club officer is to identify members with leadership potential and encourage them to serve. Club officer elections need to be held in May, with new officers taking office July 1. Club officer training will be held in June. Effective this June club officer training will be one of the distringuished club goals Yukon and Alaska clubs will need to complete to be recognized as distinguished. 3. Alaska Toastmasters Leadership Institute (aka Club Officer Training): June 13 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 www.toastmasters.org 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.
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