District 43 Toastmasters | Where Leaders Are Made

Welcome to District 43: Where Leaders Are Made

Serving Arkansas, North Mississippi, and Western Tennessee


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Welcome to Toastmasters! You will receive an email from Toastmasters International with instructions on how to access your Pathways online learning curriculum.

Jackie Houser

District Director Greetings

MARCH  2024


It is March already! Time is filled with swift transitions. It seems just like yesterday that we were preparing for the Fall Business Council Meeting.  Today as I pen this letter to you, we are preparing for our FIRST HYBRID Business Council Meeting! 


The District Council consists of the District officers (District Executive Committee members) and two (2) representatives (President and VP Education) from each Member Club (in good standing) in the District. The District Council shall hold at least two (2) meetings a year, one (1) of which shall be the Annual Meeting held before June 1 for the election of District officers. A quorum is necessary for the council to conduct business, making it very important that clubs ensure representation at the business meetings.

One-third of the club Presidents and Vice Presidents of Education of District 43 clubs constitutes a District Council quorum.


Annual District Council meeting is scheduled on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 8:00 am in person and on zoom.



The electronic votes will be taken at the Annual Meeting of District 43 on April 20, 2024. To participate in the electronic voting you must register for that meeting. You must both register with the credentials committee and be present online to vote.


According to the rules of Toastmasters International (TI), proxies are not allowed. Only District officers and Club Presidents and Vice Presidents Education may vote.


Register to Vote HERE  by April 17 or you will be unable to cast your vote.


District Leadership Committee (DLC) Report & Candidate Booklet (CLICK HERE) 


Meeting Agenda (Coming Soon)

Following items will be presented and adopted:

  • Credentials Committee Report
  • Fall 2023 Council Meeting Minutes (Coming Soon)
  • Vacancies Filled in District Officers
  • 2024 -2025 Alignment Report (Coming Soon)
  • Proposals (Coming Soon)

Following Agenda Items will be Presented:

  • 3rd Quarter-to-date Profit and Loss Statement
  • District Director Report
  • Program Quality Director Report
  • Club Growth Director Report
  • Public Relations Manager Report

Jackie Houser

District 43 Director 2023-2024

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Erica May, Public Relations Manager


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                                         Toastmasters International to host District Conference in Little Rock.

Mayor Frank Scott, Jr., Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Arkansas Department of Health are among the community honorees.

(LITTLE ROCK, AR, USA, 04/10/2024)—District 43 Toastmasters will celebrate its 70th anniversary at their annual spring conference, scheduled April 19-20 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Little Rock. Hundreds of members from Tennessee and Mississippi will join Arkansans for the two-day event with a theme of “Toasting You”.

The keynote speaker is Toastmasters International Board of Directors member and author Dr. Farzana Chohan.  Dr. Chohan is a sought-after organizational leader and an expert on the topic of workplace culture.

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. will receive the Communication and Leadership Award, which is awarded to a non-Toastmaster who embodies outstanding communication or leadership skills.  Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Arkansas Department of Health will receive the Corporate Recognition Awards for their workplace engagement by sponsoring Toastmasters clubs for their employees.

The main event is the International Speech Contest.  Members compete for the opportunity to represent the district in the regional contest and ultimately the World Championship of Public Speaking. The World Championship of Public Speaking takes place at the annual convention in August.

In addition to speech contests, and an awards banquet, the Spring Conference will feature an array of educational sessions focused on leadership, communication, and networking.  Prominent local names scheduled to speak include museum executive Quantia Fletcher.

“This conference is a prime opportunity for people who want to learn more about Toastmasters, professionals who are looking to network, and those who simply enjoy personal development. Our membership is diverse and there is something for everyone, even those that are in college or are young professionals. We have a session +dedicated to emerging professionals as well as a networking event planned where they can engage with members who are leaders in their career fields”, says Conference Chairperson Nancy Robinson- Lott.

Non-Toastmasters are welcome and encouraged to register as this event is open to the public. To learn more about Toastmasters District 43’s Annual Conference, and obtain a complete schedule of events, including the opening ceremonies, educational sessions, and the district level contests, visit www.eventcreate.com/e/district43springconference2024.

About District 43

District 43 comprises more than 100 corporate and community clubs in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. To learn more about District 43 please visit d43toastmasters.org.


About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that builds confidence and teaches public speaking skills through a worldwide network of clubs that meet online and in person. In a supportive community or corporate environment, members prepare and deliver speeches, respond to impromptu questions, and give and receive constructive feedback. It is through this regular practice that members are empowered to meet personal and professional communication goals. Founded in 1924, the organization is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado with approximately 270,000 members in more than 14,200 clubs in 148 countries. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

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