Welcome to the YACT webpage! Northern Outlook (YACT Newsletter): YACT News: Learn more about YACT joining larger Toastmasters families on the effective July 1, 2015 merger web page. This merger opens up communication and leadership opportunities for our members beyond the council level. 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: All Future district events such as the 2015 Fall Conferece, Make-up Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) aka club officer training, etc. - Information is available on the respective district websites 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. 2. Submit Your Club Officer List: No later than June 30th, 10:59PM AK Time Start the New Program Year Strong! Outgoing officers: Help your club earn Distinguished Club Program credit for the 2015–2016 program year by following these tips: Encourage new club officers to sign up for district-sponsored Club Officer Training. Trained officers are better able to support their clubs. Secretaries or any current club officer: Make sure to submit your club’s new officer list via Club Central by June 30. 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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