Welcome to District 50 Toastmasters

Discord

Welcome to D50 Discord.

Discord is an instant messaging and digital distribution platform. Users communicate with text messaging, group channels, media and files. This can happen in private chats or as a part of communities such as chat rooms and voice or chat channels. It’s an application that can be used from your mobile device with an app as well as your laptop or PC.

To get started, we have created the Discord Set-up guide that you can use if you have never used Discord before. If you already are a Discord user and need to know how to connect, please follow the “How to Connect if a Current Discord User” We also have created some helpful FAQ’s that can help guide you and answer questions that you may have. As always, if there are questions, please reach out to your D50 technical team by emailing webmaster@d50tm.org and our team will be happy to assist.

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Discord Setup Guide

Welcome to the Discord setup guide. This page is intended to be your guide in setting up your Discord account.

Before you can use Discord you will need to sign up for an account. This account will let you join the D50 Discord Server. If you have a Google account you know that you use that same login for a lot of products. In that same manner your Discord login will allow you to access many different servers.

Ways to connect to the D50 Discord Channels:

  • Mobile & Tablet devices (Apple & Android)
  • Windows app

It is recommended to join a Discord server by using the Discord app for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Linux, although it’s not required.

Get connected if not a current Discord user (newbie):

  1. Never used Discord? Download the Discord app:
    1. Android via Google Play store click here  
    2. Apple via Apple App store click here
    3. Windows via the Microsoft store click here
  2. Go to the URL d50tm.org/discord or scan the QR code. 
  3. Click the register link to
    1. Create a Discord account using your email address
    2. Create password
  4. Choose your User Name. (Remember, this username can and will follow you everywhere you go on Discord. Choose wisely!. You CAN change your nickname once you join the D50 Discord. See end of instructions.)
  5. Click the I AM HUMAN box (If shown)
  6. Enter your date of birth
  7. Log in with email and password chosen when you registered
  8. Check your email to verify
  9. Click Continue to Discord, when popup box appears, click Cancel
  10. Once you continue, you will join the D50 Discord Server. You will be placed in #the-rules channel, where you will be greeted with the rules for the Server. Your continued use of this Discord Server indicates your agreement with these rules.
  11. Once in Discord, you will need to rename yourself. You will see the small arrow (shown here.) Click it and select Edit Server Profile.
    Then please change your nickname to First Name Last Name  and Role, member# or Home Club Name

**32 max characters

  1. Once you’ve joined the District 50 server, Discord will automatically open in your app.

 

As a Member of this server you are expected to follow the Toastmasters Code of Conduct.

https://www.toastmasters.org/leadership-central/governing-documents.aspx#Policy30EthicsandConduct558

How to Connect if a Current Discord User

If you already use Discord, you might know that you do not need to sign up for a Discord account. Please follow the steps below.

  1. Open your web browser and visit https://d50tm.org/discord. You will be redirected to Discord to join the server. If you are not logged into Discord you will be prompted to do so.
    • Yes, we know there are other ways to join a server. However, we may change the Invite code one day, so we went this route.
  2. You will be placed into #the-rules channel.
  3. Please read the rules, as your use of this Discord Server indicates that you agree with them.
  4. Once in Discord, please change your Nickname. See image in the Getting Started section if you don’t know how.
      First Name Last Name  and Role, member# or Home Club Name
      **32 max characters

 

As a Member of this server you are expected to follow the Toastmasters Code of Conduct.

https://www.toastmasters.org/leadership-central/governing-documents.aspx#Policy30EthicsandConduct558

 

Discord FAQs

FAQs

 

Q: Why did District 50 decide to change from WhatsApp to Discord?

A: Due to the group limit within the WhatsApp too it isn’t large enough to accommodate all of our members. Discord can accommodate the entire district and have room for growth.

Q: Is Discord just a phone App?

A: No. Members can connect via their mobile, web or desktop app.

Q: Do I have to pay for Nitro?

A: NO. You do NOT have to pay for Nitro. There are extra features available with Nitro, but you do NOT have to use them.

Q: What other benefits does Discord offer?

A: There are several features that can be enabled in the future, but initially, you will be able to direct chat with D50 friends/members once added as your friend, receive notifications for contests, learning events, receive district notifications and so much more.

Q: Is the Discord app safe?

A: Yes, the Discord app is known for its security.

Q: Are my messages secure?

A: Yes and no. Messages are sent over a https connection, but our research indicates your messages are not “end to end” encrypted. Please view Discord’s Privacy Policy to learn more. District 50 will not ask you to send financial data over the service.

Q: Do I need Nitro in order to join the D50 community?

A: No, it is not required.  If you choose to pay for a Nitro membership there are enhanced app features that you will have access to.

Confident Leaders

  • Our club is rich with former, current and aspiring Toastmaster leaders, including district directors. We naturally focus on leadership. Thirty minutes is reserved at our meetings for discussion or a debate on topics related to leadership.
  • We meet the third Tuesday of each month. 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
  • Our hybrid meetings allow members and guests to join virtually or in person at Granite Park Building 1, 5800 Granite Parkway on Plano TX 75024.
  • Club website: CLeaders.toastmastersclubs.org
  • Contact for club: Dan Reeder, VPPR, dsreeder462069@gmail.com
  • Club number: 07479372
  • Membership requirements: Confident Leaders is open to past, current, and future leaders.

The Evaluators

  • Our advanced club is for evaluations. We offer everyone attending an opportunity to speak, including evaluations of the evaluators.
  • When: We hold a hybrid meeting every second Thursday, 7:00 - 8:15pm.
  • Where: La Madeleine’s, 8008 TX-121, Suite 100, Frisco, TX 
  • Website: https://TheEvaluators.ToastmastersClubs.org
  • Contact: Robert Srb,  President, 214.686.3098, groovy1004@sbcglobal.net
  • Club Number: 01761504
  • Membership requirements: no membership requirements

Park Central Toastmasters

  • Park Central offers 43 years of experience, excellence and Toastmasters educational programming to help support our members’ goals. We achieve this through our unique meeting format focused on providing members up to six opportunities to give formal speeches.
  • When: We meet online by Zoom the third Sunday of each month, 1:00 to 3:00pm 
  • A typical Park Central monthly program includes four to six prepared 5 - 7 minute speeches:
    • First speech focuses on “Tips on Excellence”
    • Two more speeches from Pathways program
    • One Pathways editorial speech which expresses an opinion
    • One Pathways rebuttal speech which expresses an opposing view to the editorial speech. The rebuttal speech is prepared after hearing the editorial speech with often only FIVE minutes to prepare. This can challenge the most experienced Toastmaster! It is a little scary!
    • Evaluations for each prepared speech:   The Evaluations given at the club are motivating, effective, and balanced.
    • Table Topics:   Park Central Members Are Known for Creative Answers to Challenging Questions.
  • Club website: http://parkcentral.toastmastersclubs.org/ 
  • Club Contacts:
    • Stephanie Moses, DTM, VP Membership: 214-498-3711
    • Anne Barab, DTM, Accredited Speaker, Treasurer: 214-293-9009
    • Jyotsna D. Pai, DTM, President: 214-403-0331
  • Club Number: 4095
  • Membership requirement:  Completed Pathways Level 2 and working on Level 3 (or completed Competent Communicator from the Legacy program)

Let's Talk Club

  • We are the enhanced advanced club. We can mentor Toastmasters on an array of speaking and leadership skills. Examples are creating and delivering speeches, impromptu speaking (We have an Impromptu Speech Contest most years.), evaluations, anything related to speech contests, TLI training, one-on-one mentoring, and many more areas. 
  • When: We meet on the second Sunday of the month from 2:30 to 4:00pm. 
  • Where: Our meetings are in-person only at Meadows Baptist Church, 3001 Los Rios Boulevard, Plano, TX 75074. We meet in Building 3001A (the “Love” portable building, just south and close to the main church building). The Meadows complex is directly across the street from Plano East Senior High School.
  • Club website: https://letstalktx.toastmastersclubs.org/ contact-695532@toastmastersclubs.org   (This goes to our VP Membership Lisette Cumberland.)
  • Club number: 695532
  • Membership requirements: At least two levels in Pathways.

Prostmasters

  • Networking, as well as giving speeches in a non-traditional environment, is our specialty.
  • When: Meeting time varies based on events, but the third Tuesday of the month is our standard, 7:00pm CT.
  • Where: Location where you meet: We meet at local breweries or pubs; therefore, it varies.
  • Contact: Robert Sessions, robertsessions@hotmail.com
  • Club Number: 06613239
  • We meet mainly in person, but we can set up hybrid.
  • Membership requirement: New members must be a member of another Toastmasters club.

Roving 49ers

  • Roving 49ers is a place where past, present, and future leaders gather in a relaxed setting in a member’s home to share their successes and challenges and to learn the art of successful leadership. Roving 49ers has become a forge where leaders are honed, all while relaxing in a fun atmosphere, and enjoying a great meal and the camaraderie of fellow Toastmasters. Over the past 35 years our unique combination has made us THE destination for Toastmasters interested in furthering their leadership skills.
  • When: We meet on the second Saturday of each month. In-person potluck starts at 6:00pm CT; hybrid meeting begins at 7:00pm CT.
  • Where: Members' homes in a hybrid meeting.
  • Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083688521307
  • Contact: Kathie Clark, DTM,  kaclark50@verizon.net
  • Club Number: 6590
  • Membership requirement: Roving 49ers is open to past, current, or future Toastmaster leaders.

Super DTMs

  • We assist and mentor Toastmasters who are working towards their DTM.
  • When: We meet online on the second Thursday of each month, 6:30pm
  • Where: We meet online only.
  • Contact: Diana Pritchard, pritchard.diana@gmail.com 
  • Club Number 07026328
  • Membership requirement: Membership is open to those who already belong to another Toastmaster club.

Tyler Advanced Toasties

  • We focus on thorough evaluations and leadership opportunities to motivate and assist members in growing their leadership skills. 
  • When: We meet on the second Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm
  • Where: Hybrid Meetings. We meet via Zoom and in person at Tyler Innovation Pipeline, 217 East Oakwood Street, Tyler, TX 75702
  • Facebook: Tyler Advanced Toasties 
  • Contact: Diana Pritchard, pritchard.diana@gmail.com
  • Club Number: 7463287
  • Membership requirement: Membership is open to all Toastmasters who are members of another Toastmaster club..