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District 59 Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Monaco

District 95 Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden

District 107 Andorra, Portugal and Spain

District 108 Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland

District 109 Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Lichtenstein, FYR Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City

District 110 Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Rep. of Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine

District U Undistricted Clubs in Europe

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Northern Stars is an advanced club meaning that to become a member, you need to hold the title
of Toastmasters competent communicator (CC), have performed at least 8 out of 10 speeches
from your CC manual, or have completed Pathways level three. However, you are always most
welcome as a guest at our meetings that usually take place the first Saturday of each month. It is
certainly the best way for you to know if this club can support your aspirations: visit us!

Being an advanced club also means that we fearlessly challenge ourselves. To manage this
excellence level, we cherish ourselves with each other’s feedback, hold debate sessions and focus
on mentoring. We also try to have a guest speaker in every meeting.

Our strength is our diversity and our taste for achievement. Citius, Altius, Fortius!

We hope to see you soon!


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Upcoming Speech Contest cycle:

March 14, 2020 - International Speech and Evaluation Contest, Club level, Helsinki 

March 21, 2020 - International Speech and Evaluation Contest, Area level, Tampere

April 2020 - International Speech and Evaluation Contest, Division level, Lithuania

May 23-24, 2020 -  International Speech and Evaluation Contest, District level, Vilnius, Lithuani

August 5-8, 2020 - International Speech Contest, World Championship semi-final and final, Paris, France


The Toastmasters Mission
A statement of shared values

Every Toastmasters club shares the same mission, clearly defined in the following mission statement:

We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth..

Through this mission, each Toastmaster gains a clear understanding of the club's purpose, and the organization as a whole benefits from a shared set of values and goals.


Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Gain the confidence to speak up?

You’ve come to the right place. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you, from around the world, become more confident speakers and leaders. 

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with more than 345,000 members in over 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. This network of clubs and their learn-by-doing programme are sure to help you improve.

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retired, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You'll learn how to:

  • Formulate and express your ideas effectively
  • Be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations
  • Improve your one-on-one dealings with others

Don't delay! Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Confident, charismatic leaders weren't born that way. As you progress in Toastmasters, you'll get to practice your skills by organising and conducting meetings and motivating others to help you. Become a better negotiator. Gain trust. Inspire your team.

Visit our next meeting - guests are most welcome. You won't regret it!

Happy New Year 2020!

This Toastmasters year is in it’s halfway: six meetings gone and six to have. In the beginning of the year we had some goals, some of them we’ve already reached some of them still to be finalized.

  1. We wanted to offer our members additional opportunity for practicing for TED Talks or keynote by allowing them to give longer speeches than indicated in in Pathways or in the advanced manuals.
  2. We wanted to encourage meetings with special themes and general interest: we had a panel discussion how to speak to the media.
  3. We wanted to know what you want and Kirsi contacted you in order to design the agenda according to the needs.
  4. In addition, we set a goal to be number 1 in our Division in terms of membership renewals paid for the whole year. GOAL achieved!  

We have reached one goal of Distinguished Club Program and next two are about to be achieved:
1 more member and we’ll reach 4 more members goal!
4 Club officers attending the training session on January 18, at Töölö Library Helsinki.

We need Educational goals in order to reach at least Distinguished Club. Do you have an additional CL, ALB or ALS that you can reach by June 30? Please let Kirsi know about the projects to be completed.

Do you need a High Performance Leadership Project? We have ordered some Manuals for our members. If you miss the project, please contact me, I have several opportunities for a HPL projects in District Conference Proposal and District Conference organization.

Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests: Juha Oravala represented Northern Stars at Area and Division level competitions and will be representing us also in Vilnius at District Conference.

International Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest will start at Area level in March and at Division level in April. Dates and venues to be announced. The goal is to assign the club representative among the volunteers. In the case that we’ll have more than one volunteering contestant for a contest we’ll have the club contest. Please inform Kirsi by the end of January about your intention to compete.

Sum up – important dates:

January 18, 2020 Club Officers Training 10:30 – 15:30 at Töölö Library: Topeliuksenkatu 6, 00250 Helsinki, Finland

March 21, 2020 International Speech and Evaluation Contest, Area level. Tampere

April 2020, Division Conference, Lithuainia, Date and time to be confirmed

May - June 2020, Club officer election, date to be announced

May 22 – 23, 2020 District Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania.

June 30, 2020, Deadline for achieving the goals for Toastmaster Year 2019-2020

August 5 – 8, 2020 Toastmasters International Convention, Paris France. Registration is open.

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