Ahoy! See you onboard the Conference!

Learning Has Never Been This Fun!

On the gun deck of an old pirate ship moored in the port of Genoa, Italy

Our goal is to provide for District 48 Toastmasters the most educational, entertaining, and exciting Conference we can possibly have.

Education – workshops; Saturday keynote speaker; three headline-worthy speech contests; local networking activities

Entertainment – “Pirate’s Paradise” theme; Friday night dress-up night, with costume contest; parade of banners; more to come…

Excitement – Recognize Distinguished Toastmasters, Past District Directors, and Veterans; Beach games; Pirate’s Cove (after-hours entertainment) – Cash Bar both nights; walking access to Clearwater Beach, attractions, shops, and   restaurants.

Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Fun Activities!

Pirate’s Cove (after-hours entertainment) – Cash Bar

Pirate Warfare on the beach: Tug-of-war, cornhole, volleyball and swordplay if you dare. Losers will soon be ceremonial shark bait. *Lily-livers need not apply.

Pirate Raffles:

Treasures abound. Bring your gold doubloons!

Best Pirate costume contest on Friday night: Best Pirate (peg legs optional) & Lass (watch yer gold hoops) each win $50 visa card.

General Information

Daily Fun & Meals –  Honor Past District Directors, and Veterans, networking, hospitality suite, theme-based activities (costume contest, beach games, etc.)

Friday:  Opening Ceremony, Workshops, Sponsors, Keynotes, Speech Contest, Dinner & Pirate Parties

Saturday:  Breakfast, Beach activities, Sponsors, Business Meeting, Workshops, Lunch, Speech Contests, Keynotes, Dinner, Giveaways, Awards & Reception

Sunday:  Changing of The Guard, Speech Contest, Pirates Beach Games, Closing

Hybrid Conference – One ticket price – enjoy the activities on Clearwater Beach or attend virtually on ZOOM with meal voucher included.

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Click on these quick links for more information!

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Listen to or compete in Humorous, Evaluation and International Speech Contests

Friday, May13th @ 7pm

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Saturday, May14th @ 7:15pm

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Sunday, May15th @ 10am

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Take in the the inspirational, motivational and insightful stories presented by our keynote speakers.

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Friday, May 13th @ 8:15pm

THOMAS BROWN, CEO of Laughs for the Troops

Why Comedy Is Serious Business
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Saturday, May 14th @ 8:30pm

DR. SHIRLEY DAVIS

Mastering the Art of Reinventing Yourself

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Select and attend the educational sessions which align with your personal interests and enjoy a wealth of information.

Refer to the Conference Agenda for workshop times & locations

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CLUB GROWTH/LEADERSHIP

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PUBLIC SPEAKING

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LEADERSHIP

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Celebrate individual and club accomplishments!

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DISTINGUISHED TOASTMASTERS

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LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION

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CLUB ACHIEVEMENTS

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Take a glimpse into the future…

FIRST TIMERS

Friday, May 13th @ 4:00 – 4:45pm

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District Council Meeting Moved to Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 PM

Each spring a business meeting is held for the purpose of electing District 48 leadership and conducting other business that helps shape the future.

Times continue to change and we adapt and go with the flow.  In the past, our

Council meeting has been part of our Spring District Conference.  Toastmasters International has mandated that all Council Meetings this year be held 100% online.  To accommodate this mandate, I am moving the Council Meeting to Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 PM.  – Gene May, DD

BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA

The detailed agenda will be made available at least 14 days prior to the meeting.

ELECTIONS

REALIGNMENT

MINUTES

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Kick it back! Catch up with old friends and make new ones! After the long siege of COVID 19 connecting will be more fun than ever!

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PIRATE’S COVE

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RAFFLE

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PIRATE ACTIVITIES

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