Schedule

Chorus 2019 is a 3-day conference. Please find the detailed Schedule below

Day 1 – Thursday, April 25

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4:00 PM

TBD

Registration Opens

 

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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Area Director Reports

 

The 2018-19 Area Directors of District 50 will be presenting their Status Reports

The reports include the following

  • Membership Statistics
  • Education Awards
  • Achievements in the Area
  • Areas of Concern
  • Future Plans
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7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Tall Tales Contest

This is the District Finals of the Tall Tales Contest

Contestants present a speech on a topic that is highly-exaggerated and improbable in theme or plot. The Division Finals were conducted in Fall 2018 and the 7 winners now move to the stage of the District Finals.

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8:45pm - 10:00pm

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Candidates’ Showcase

Public Interview of the District Candidates

Each 2019-2020 District candidate is given an opportunity to be interviewed to assist eligible voters in voting consideration. The questions are framed by a group of Past District Leaders and the session is moderated in a time boxed manner, giving each candidate 3 minutes to field the questions.

Day 2 – Friday, April 26

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4:00 PM

TBD

Registration Opens

 

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5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

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Banner Parade

 

By the Clubs of District 50

Banner Parade is a tradition that has been integral to Toastmasters Conferences. Clubs display their pride by bringing in their Club Banners, which are hung in the Main Hall throughout the entirety of the Conference

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7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Friday Night Keynote

By Ramona J. Smith, 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking

Ramona's message is all about never giving up.

The teacher from Houston beat 35000 contestants from all over the world to emerge as the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking. She brings her story to District 50 to inspire, motivate and enthrall the members.

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8:15pm - 10:00pm

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Humorous Speech Contest

This is the District Finals of the Humorous Speech Contest

Contestants present a humorous speech that must be thematic in nature (opening, body, and close), not a monologue (series of one-liners). The Division Finals were conducted in Fall 2018 and the 7 winners now move to the stage of the District Finals.

 

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10:15pm - 11:00pm

TBD

Open Houses (3)

Open Houses by our Advanced Clubs

More Details Soon!

Day 3 – Saturday, April 27

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7:00 AM

TBD

Registration Opens

 

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7:30pm - 8:30pm

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Breakfast

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8:15am - 9:15am

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Saturday Breakfast Keynote

By Pres Vasilav, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking

Has changing a tire changed your life?

Learn from the 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking, Pres Vasilav as he takes us on a journey of learning.

 

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9:30am - 12:00pm

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Annual Business Meeting

To vote for the next District Officers and resolutions

The business meeting has the following agenda

  • Vote for the 2019-20 District Leaders
  • Vote on things like District Alignment
  • Any new business/resolutions can also be tabled

 

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12:00pm - 2:30pm

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Hall of Fame

District 50's celebration of its members and clubs

If you or your club has achieved a personal success in the Toastmasters Education Program or has been a winner of the District promotions since Nov 1, 2018, you would be recognized at the Hall of Fame. Also the Spring 2019 Class of DTMs would walk the stage and receive their medals for achieving the highest recognition in Toastmasters – Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM)

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2:45pm - 3:45pm

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Evaluation Contest

This is the District Finals of the Evaluation Contest

Contestants observe a five-to seven-minute test speech and then present a two-to three-minute evaluation of the test speech. The Division Finalists from Spring 2019 now move to the stage of the District Finals.

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4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Education Sessions (3)

More details

Coming Soon!

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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

TBD

Dignitary Parade

 

By the Clubs of District 50

Dignitary Parade is a tradition that has been integral to Toastmasters Conferences. The members of the District Executive Council walk-into the Main Room for the final evening of the Conference. 

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7:15pm - 9:00pm

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International Speech Contest

This is the District Finals of the International Speech Contest

Contestants present a five- to seven- minute speech on any subject they choose. All districts must conduct this contest. The Division Finalists from Spring 2019 now move to the stage of the District Finals. The Winner from here moves to the Quarter Finals of the 2019 World Championship of Public Speaking, the finals for which will be held during the Toastmasters International Convention in Denver, Colorado.

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9:00pm - 9:30pm

TBD

District Officers’ Installation

This is the Installation of the newly-elected District Leaders

The newly elected Senior Three and the Division Directors would be sworn into their offices that they shall assume on July 1, 2019

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9:30pm - 10:00pm

TBD

Closing Remarks

Final Remarks by The Conference Committee
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9:30pm - 10:30pm

TBD

Open Houses (3)

Open Houses by our Advanced Clubs

More Details Soon!