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, you are so lucky!! 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
Upcoming Events: 1. 2014 Spring Conference Dates: March 14-16, 2014 Location: Pike's Waterfont Lodge, Fairbanks, AK Theme: Toastmasters On ICE Keynote Speaker: Jim Key, 2003 World Champion of Public Speaking Conference updates: Please check out this video from our Key Note Speaker, Jim Key! The conference registration form is available. Please be sure to register before the early bird rate expires March 1st! Conference updates are available on the Spring 2014 Conference page. Workshop information has been updated . Be sure to check the webpage periodically for updates! Come early and/or stay afterwards to explore the sights and events our host city, Fairbanks has to offer! View the over 180 spectacular ice sculptures at the BP World Ice Art Championships! Watch the 2014 Arctic Winter Games! Hotel status update March 5th: Fairbanks has a lot of events taking place the week of the spring conference. The block of rooms reserved for YACT at the Pike's Waterfront Lodge has been increased again and is filling up quick! Make sure you reserve your room as soon as possible! The Pike's conference room rate per night is $75.00. Call the Pike's Waterfront Lodge to make reservations. When calling mention you are with Toastmasters. To reserve a room at the Pikes's Waterfront Lodge at the discounted rate call 907-456-4500 Ext 0 or call Christena O'Connor at 907-374-7110. Additional lodging is available at: Alpine Lodge (very close to the Pike's): Standard-double room. The Alpine currently has a number of vacancies and will give the room to YACT members for $80 per night. If you need a room, please contact the Alpine Lodge as soon as possible. The phone number is 907-455-4413 (option #6) . Extended Stay: rooms for $118/night Westmark & Hampton Inn Club Deadlines and Reminders: 1. Club Officer Mailing Kit -- Confirm or update your club mailing address by March 15th! In April clubs will receive seven copies of the Club Leadership Handbook (Item 1310) for incoming officers. These handbooks are part of the Club Officer Kit, which will be sent to your club mailing address on record. Clubs that choose to receive their handbooks in English will receive their mailing in April, and clubs that choose another language will receive their mailing in June. To ensure your materials arrive on time and in the correct language, please complete the following steps by March 15 : Confirm or update your club mailing address: Log in to using your personal username and password. Club Central Click your club name and number and then select Update my club mailing address. Update the information (if needed) and click Save at the bottom of the page.
2. Club Dues -- Please be sure to submit your club's dues to Toastmasters International and YACT! Club officers: Log in to www.toastmasters.org/clubcentral. Enter your personal user name and password. The due date for this renewal period is April 1, 2014. Once logged in, click on your club name and number for which you are paying dues (middle of page). Under the heading Conduct Club Business click on Pay dues (center of page). Once on this page, simply select the option of “in the future.” This will pull up all orders with a future membership end-date. Select the members you wish to pay for and follow the prompts to submit payment. Some important notes regarding membership payment processing: To remain as a club in good standing the minimum requirements are: at least members must pay dues and three must be renewing. eight Renewals can be submitted online, by mail or by fax. Do not submit renewals by email, because financial information in an email is not secure. Toastmasters International does not advise submitting renewals by email as it is not secure. If paying by check, you can print the list with the renewing members indicated and mail it, along with payment, to Toastmasters International. Checks must be made payable to Toastmasters International. With 14,350 clubs paying dues online, Toastmasters International encourages payment early to avoid any system slowness due to heavy activity. 3. 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. TI links information from the " Note: 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! It is critical Note: 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 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. Contact us if you have any questions.
The mission of the Council is to enhance the performance and extend the network of clubs, thereby offering greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from the Toastmasters educational program by:
Focusing on the critical success factors as specified by the Council's educational and membership goals: club building membership building and retention number of Competent Communicators number of Advanced Communicators Ensuring that each club effectively fulfills its responsibilities to its members. Providing effective training and leadership development opportunities for club and district officers.