Imagine your own club or any other District 54 Toastmasters club and its members. Club members and guests differ in age, gender, profession, personality, ethnicity, and experience. Simply put, there is DIVERSITY in every District 54 Toastmasters Club. It makes perfect sense to say that people from diverse backgrounds are INCLUDED to form a unique enthusiastic energetic, and educational Toastmasters experience. Club members volunteer time and are willing to assume various roles at every meeting, which leads your colleagues and club to success!

As a result, we’ve selected DIVERSITY and INCLUSION as our theme for the upcoming January 27, 2018 Winter Toastmasters Leadership Institute South (TLI-S).

We are excited to introduce Annette Martinez, Vice President Operations, Human Resources, State Farm Insurance Companies Corporate Headquarters, Bloomington, IL, as an extremely dynamic and engaging TLI-S Keynote Speaker!

  • Each one of YOU is unique and beautiful.
  • Diversity is learning from each and every one of YOU.
  • That is what this Toastmasters Leadership Institute aims to do – Bring all of YOU together to learn from each other.

Toastmasters Leadership Institute-South is guaranteed to be valuable for each and every club member, and not just for club officers. In addition to core officer training, a variety of special, general interest courses will be offered, such as Toastmasters 101; How to Write an Effective Speech; Find New Club Members; Conduct Your Club Speech Contest; and Evaluate Like a Pro!

Finally, Holidays aren’t the only season of giving for helping hearts. Here is an opportunity for giving during the TLI. Toastmasters District 54 has recently established a Toastmasters Prison Club (Thomson Federal Prison) and have also established a process for maintaining and supporting this club while looking to launch additional club(s). A tax-deductible prison club trust account has been created as an offshoot of the Toastmasters International Smedley Fund.

Donations can be made either by check or cash and can follow-up with a donation acknowledgement form for tax purposes, or for small donations that do not require a receipt can be just pass around a cash donations box at the TLI. More information will be available at the TLI venue.

Come join us to experience, learn and refresh, network, and make new acquaintances and friends. Bring your unique positivity and energy to this event – we look forward to meeting you!

Shrima Karthik, PMP|MBA|ITIL|CSM
Dean - Winter, 2018

Here's why you should attend TLI

We encourage all club officers to attend so they work together in developing a plan for their club. Leaving the TLI with renewed energy for the rest of the year, our officers can then bring their plan and that energy back to their members. Let us all focus on Leading the Way towards Distinguished. It is through that measure we know that our members are being served! ~Angie Mullin, District Director

Location & Directions

ISU College of Business
Illinois State University
410 S University St
Normal, Illinois 61790

Save the Date

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Online Registration