District Director, District 86 - Vitaliy Fursov, DTM

Fellow Toastmasters of District 86! Welcome to the second quarter of the Toastmasters year! Congratulations to all on the successful completion of the first one!  

I am happy to report that the vast majority of our clubs reported the membership renewals on time. That is 209 clubs, and the number will grow as soon as TI's renewals team verifies payments for clubs paid by cheques. We are standing #1 in the region for membership payments. Well done, District 86! Big thanks to all leaders who dedicated their time and provided services to members just as expected and to all members, who are working hard and who are taking their membership in Toastmasters seriously. Keep it this way!

One hundred and fifty six of our clubs have 20+ paid members at this point. That is awesome! It is 65% of the total number of the clubs. THANK YOU!

Thirteen clubs managed to add 5 or more members from July 1st. We are certainly on the right track with membership growth. Within the last 3 months, 5 prospective clubs have successfully met the charter requirements and have submitted the paperwork to Toastmasters International to get their charters! This is absolutely amazing!

The club leaders, area directors, division directors, the Club Growth Team and the Club Growth Director, Glynis D'souza, are working extremely hard to ensure that we stay on target and help as many people as possible to discover the Toastmasters program, help all clubs achieve their membership growth goals, and as a result, become a distinguished district. THANK YOU ALL!

Just during these past three months, 181 members from 111 clubs have received 232 educational awards. Ten of them have earned three or more educational awards, becoming what we know as Triple Crown achievers. Eight earned DTMs! Isn't that amazing?! Congratulations to all!

The Program Quality Team and the Program Quality Director, Cathy Herschell, are working hard to provide support to every member who is actively working on achieving their educational goals.

Our Fall Conference Chair, Anne Dockeray, and all the members of her amazing team are working extremely hard to give us all an outstanding quality conference at Niagara Falls on November 25-27. Have you registered for it? If not yet, please register now! You can't afford missing that matchless festival of fun and education. Come to meet with your fellow members from all parts of our large district. Learn from the best. Bring all the knowledge you learn, and the energy your earn, back to your clubs and share it with your fellow members. Become a better version of your true self in the course of one weekend. It is totally worth it!


While these are all amazing results, this is just the beginning. It was only the first quarter of the year. What are you planning to achieve at the end of this year? Share your goals with your fellow club members and with your mentors. Build your support team to ensure your success. Support others and help them achieve what they want to achieve. Mentor new members of your club, mentor those who need your support. Serve your members the way you would like to be served. Treat your fellow members and guests the way you would like to be treated. Apply your new skills to help in your community. Lead with Love! Share your success stories with us. Send a blog article.  Lets all work as a team! Let us all celebrate YOUR success! Lets all enjoy this felicitous year!

Lead with ❤


Toastmasters International Values:  Respect • Integrity • Service • Excellence
Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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