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Yukon Alaska Council of Toastmasters Calendar - Upcoming Events
Local Time: Thu Apr 24 03:18:45 2014
May 1, 2014 Start: Beat the Clock Toastmasters Membership Building Contest
Northern Outlook Submissions Due
May 17, 2014 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Alaskan: District Officer Training
May 31, 2014 Due: Second Round of Area Governor Visits and Submission of Visit Reports to TI
Jun 14, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Alaskan: Club Officer Training
Jun 19, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Alaskan: Club Officer Training
Jun 30, 2014 Last Day of the 2013-2014 Toastmasters Year
11:00 PM Alaskan: Due to TI: Club officer lists for credit towards 2014-2015 Club Success Plan
11:00 PM Alaskan: Last Day of Beat the Clock Toastmasters Membership Building Contest

Welcome to YACT!

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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. Division and Area Governor Training

Training will be offered for our incoming Division and Area Governors.  All YACT officers are welcome to attend. 

Training will be held May 17th, 8:00am - 2:00pm at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage, Alaska.  Remote participation will be available.

 

2. Club Officer Training

Training will be held in June before the start of the Toastmaster year.  In order for our incoming club officers to attend, clubs need to conduct their club officer elections in May as per the Club Leadership Handbook.

There are two options for dates:

  • Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday, June 19, 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The location for both training sessions will be at the BP Energy Center.  Remote participation will be available.

 

3. 2014 Fall Conference

  • Dates:  October 17-19
  • Location: TBA, Anchorage, AK
  • Theme: Toastmasters is the Golden Ticket

More information to follow!

 

 

Club Deadlines and Reminders:

1. Club Officer Mailing Kit -- To be mailed in April

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:

  1. Log in to Club Central using your personal username and password.
  2. Click your club name and number and then select Update my club mailing address.
  3. 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 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. 

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.

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 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.

YACT's Mission

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.

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