Welcome to District 33 Toastmasters!
“If you get out of Toastmasters all there is to get out of Toastmasters, you’ll never get out of Toastmasters” — Helen Blanchard, Past International President, Toastmasters International
Toastmasters is a program that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. We teach these skills through a network of more than 140 clubs located throughout central California, from the coast to the deserts. (Map). We are here to help you to improve your public speaking, presentation, and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth! The heart of the Toastmasters Program is the club experience. This is where a Toastmaster’s journey begins.
In 2021-22, our vision is that all District 33 members will achieve their communication and leadership goals while enjoying their Toastmasters experience. Our District goals are: (1) support our clubs to provide a high-quality club experience where members are achieving their communication and leadership goals; (2) provide our members with opportunities for learning and growth outside the club setting; and (3) spread the benefit of Toastmasters to more people. Our focus is described by three words: Discover – Learn – Impact
The 2021-22 District 33 Leadership Team and I look forward to supporting your Toastmasters journey!
– Clarisse Kresser, DTM
District 33 Director
Through our Toastmasters journey, we discover. We may discover our voice; discover new insights, discover a new passion; discover confidence. We each discover something unique to ourselves as individuals.
Through our Toastmasters journey, we learn new skills. We Learn to communicate and lead effectively; learn to adapt and be flexible; and we learn to use these skills in our personal and professional lives to greater effect.
We use our new skills and knowledge to have a positive impact on others. Impact on our family. Impact on our colleagues. Impact on a population we have a passion to serve.
Meet our District Leaders
Division & Area Directors
District 33 is divided into seven geographic Divisions, lettered A through G, spanning central California from Modesto to Thousand Oaks, and The Mojave Desert to San Luis Obispo. Each Division is lead by the Division Director. The clubs in within each division are organized into Areas each lead by an Area Director.
District Council & DEC Meetings
Friday, September 10, 2021, 6-9 p.m.
Club Presidents, Vice Presidents Education, and DEC members: Don’t miss these important business meetings where you will approve appointments, the district budget, and select the additional Speech Contest Event for the spring. A quorum is required, so register today.
More information will be posted in the coming weeks.
Per Toastmasters International Protocol 7.1(6)(F), members who are not District Council members may attend District Council meetings, however, only voting members may participate in council deliberations.
The District Council and District Executive Committees are comprised as shown above. A quorum is required to conduct business. When a meeting is conducted virtually, no proxies will be permitted during voting. Each District Council member must cast his/her own vote. Note in order to vote you will need to register. DEC members are entitled to one (1) vote and may cast up to two (2) additional votes as a Club President or Vice President Education. The VPE and the President each has one vote.
There is a DEC Meeting before the District Council meeting on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm. All agenda items must first be presented to the DEC before being presented to the District Council. Only DEC members will be admitted into the Zoom Room for the DEC Meeting. District Council members who are serving solely as Club Presidents and/or VPEs will remain in the “virtual waiting room” until the DEC meeting has ended or no later than 7:25 pm. The District Council meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 pm.
Club Officer Training *
District sponsored training was via
Zoom: Saturday July 10, 2021, 8-11 AM
* Club officers that were in attendance will receive full credit for officer training. At least four officers are required to be trained for a club to earn the DCP training point. It is suggested that all officers be trained.
What if I missed the training event?
Learn more about Club Officer Training Opportunities, and our Policy at the links below.
The District Calendar
View the schedule of District events for the entire 2021-2022 Year. Check back often as updates and refinements are made.
Note the as-of date in the top portion of the schedule when opening.
District Incentives (2021-2022)
Each year, District 33 develops unique rewards to recognize and encourage our members and clubs to reach specific milestones. View this years incentives and discover what goals you and your clubs can set to earn extra recognition.
Thanks for Visiting!
We hope you like our website’s new look and feel. This is only the first version. Our team will continue to build-out the site with tools, resources, information, and recognition of excellence for our clubs and members.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, or you would like to join our team, feel free to: Contact Us
– Eric W. Browning, CC, CL, DL4, EH1
Public Relations Manager / Webmaster