Musings of An Outgoing Executive - Lincoln Road Toastmasters

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Incoming 2017-18 Executive, Lincoln Road Toastmasters

We asked the members of our outgoing executive to send us a few thoughts on their experiences this year being part of our club leadership team. For some of us, this was our first time on an executive and others are more seasoned.

Read about their 2016-17 year at Lincoln Road:

Sargent-at-Arms:

Anthony Wikkerink - I've been SAA for a year, and was mentored for a few months in the previous year. I really enjoyed the role. I loved helping set up and clean up the room as well as the other responsibilities. I also don't like being in the spotlight that much. Sure, the SAA introduces the meeting, but no one really talks about them much elsewhere, except during the executive meeting.

I expected a light role with few responsibilities. What I got was a role with a lot of responsibility attached to it, but I grew a lot as a Toastmaster.. The SAA doesn't have to do everything, since most of the role is delegation it’s a lot of responsibility.

I would recommend anyone who wants to learn delegation and taking responsibility. The role does not set you up to fail. All the members will pitch in and help you along the way, and you will grow.
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Secretary:

Lizzy Stohr - I felt excited about being on the executive as the secretary. My expectations were that it was only about taking notes during the executive meetings. The reality however was that it is about keeping and maintaining all of the clubs important documents. I am happy that I was able to keep up with writing down notes while people talk. I wish I could have kept up on emailing the minutes to the rest of the executive. The thing that surprised me the most is what documents the secretary has to keep track of. Yes I would recommend someone joining the exec because it is a great way to see what happens behind the scenes of a club.

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VP of Membership:

Lilliane dos Santos - I enjoyed being part of the executive team this year as VP of Membership. It was a good opportunity to work on my leadership and teamwork skills since being part of the executive team involves being able to share ideas, learn different points of views from others, and collaborating to achieve goals for the club.

I realized the expectations I set for myself were unrealistic & I had a long list of goals. I would recommend that the executive team to create a list of goals and choose a couple to focus on, and to share them with the executive team in order to gain insight and help meet them. Delegation is one of the keys to learn to achieve your goals. Instead of trying to accomplish everything on your own, it'll be less stress on yourself to ask some of your club members to help you with certain tasks. It can also give your club members an opportunity to take credit for tasks in their CL manual.

I would recommend anyone to join the executive team as an opportunity to learn more about the behind the scenes a club. It will take you out of your comfort zone by being able to accomplish tasks that you otherwise wouldn't have the chance to do.

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VP of Public Relations:

Julie Tauro - This was my first year on a Toastmasters executive and it was a wonderful learning experience. I served as VP of PR, and I am the incoming President for the 2017-18 year.

I have served on other executives and Boards of Directors in the community, and every time, it has been a rich learning experience. Serving on an executive or on a committee is an excellent way to ‘get the most bang for your buck’ in terms of experience. You get to know people on a different level than just participating in weekly meetings, and gain deeper understanding and appreciation for your membership and the organization.

Participating on an executive is a wonderful way to gain leadership experience that you may not have previously had in your working or volunteering life. These are true resume and skill building opportunities., and it is a great way to have influence on the direction of your club.

This has been a great year, and we are really looking forward to an even greater year in 2017-18. With the launch of Pathways in our district, we will be challenged in new ways to grow our program and membership. We look forward to this with enthusiasm!

Bracebridge Toastmasters

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Bracebridge Toastmasters

Reach your highest potential and Join Today. Serving Bracebridge and surrounding Area.

 

Benefits and Value of Joining Toastmasters

Clear communication
Improved leadership skills
Better time management
Greater self-confidence
Stronger team building skills
And much more...
Enhanced self-awareness
Unlimited personal growth
 

 

Location

Riverwalk Restaurant Private Room - 1 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, On P1L 2B2 
Click here for map and directions

Time

Meeting: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (cost $19.50 per head, incl. tax and gratuity - cash payment preferred)

Date

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
Inluding June 6 & June 20, 2017 Launch Meetings

 

Toastmasters Club MeetingWe 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.
 

Contact Info

For more information or to Join email divisionmdirector@toastmasters86.org

Maple Toastmasters

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Maple Toastmasters

Reach your highest potential and Join Today. Serving the community of Maple and of the city of Vaughan.

 

Benefits and Value of Joining Toastmasters

Clear communication
Improved leadership skills
Better time management
Greater self-confidence
Stronger team building skills
And much more...
Enhanced self-awareness
Unlimited personal growth
 

 

Location

2191 Major MacKenzie Dr, Maple, ON L6A 4W2, Canada
Click here for map and directions

Time

Meeting: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Date

Meetings are held on Mondays

 

Toastmasters Club MeetingWe 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.
 

More Info

Invite your friend, spouse, family member, co-worker to both receive 20% OFF your memberships upon registration. Email us more more information. 

For more information or to Join email mapletm.contact@gmail.com

Club Toastmasters FrancoFun Portes Ouvertes

Veuillez vous joindre à nous pour une soirée amusante et inspirante

Le Club Toastmasters FrancoFun est très heureux d’accueillir Jacques Brunet, DTM, et co-animatrices Patricia Abergel, CC, CL, et Anne Eason.

Jacques Brunet porte plus qu’un chapeau. Il a été animateur d’émissions télévisées. Il a publié quatre livres. Ses séminaires et sessions de formation sont reconnus comme étant très motivants. Mais c’est pour son approche très concrète que vous vous rappellerez de Jacques. Venez écouter comment parler en public avec aise et brio!

Patricia Abergel et Anne Eason sont des animatrices certifiées de yoga du rire qui adorent partager la joie de rire en groupe. Le rire met de bonne humeur et nous donne confiance en nous. Venez découvrir les bienfaits du rire sur la santé physique, mentale et émotionnelle!

Date: Jeudi 4 mai 2017
Time: 19h30 - 21h30
Lieu: Bayview Hill Community Centre, Program Room
114 Spadina Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 2Y9

Jacques Brunet

Apr. 26th Open House - Burlington Skyway Club

Open House - Burlington Skyway Club, Division L, Area 56, Club #3301

Burlington Skyway Toastmasters (The “Fun” Club) nurtures the best you!

Here is your VIP invitation to join us for our free Open House! 

Date: Wed. Apr. 26th
Time:  7-9:30 pm 
Venue: Cedar Springs Health and Racquet Club
Address: 960 Cumberland Avenue (off Harvester Road) in Burlington, ON

  • Down the stairs to the Harvester Room in the basement
  • When you arrive, please tell the front desk you're here for the Toastmasters meeting, and they'll let you through the turnstiles

Why invest in you?
Sharpen your skills giving better presentations at work, speaking off the cuff, chairing meetings and build your professional network.

We guarantee results and that you will bust a gut each meeting!

For more information, please go to www.skywaytm.com.

Eve McDonald, VP of PR for Skyway Toastmasters Club

Developing Great Community Citizens

Developing Great Community Citizens by Muktha Tumkur, P. Eng., MBA, ACS, ALB

Air Cadet League Of Canada

From left to right: Carl Naus, Muktha Tumkur, John Silvaroli, Chandra Movva, Aryan Suvarna, John Wang, Pavan Jayasinha, Rithik John Sathiaseelan, Alice Dods, Karen Ryan, Hollis Jailal

As part of the Port Credit Toastmasters Club, I recently had the privilege to serve as a speech contest judge for the 845 Avro Arrow Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Chandra Movva organized the contest, and other volunteers who served with me included John Wang, Carl Naus, Hollis Jailal from Port Credit Toastmasters and Karen Ryan from Creekside TD Toastmasters. I had first heard of the term “air cadets” when I was in grade school, but all I knew was that it had some connection to the Canadian Armed forces. I was curious to learn more about the air cadets before the contest and my research uncovered the full breadth and depth of the organization. The most interesting thing I learned was how well the visions of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and Toastmasters aligned.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian, non-profit, community-based and volunteer-led organization that in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and their partners, is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program . The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is seen as Canada’s premier and a world-class youth development movement. Being attuned to societal changes, it strives diligently to be a totally dedicated, proactive and innovative partner to encourage and enhance the development of well-adjusted, civic-minded youth to undertake leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world . Their values are stated as, “The Air Cadet League of Canada fosters development in youth of the values of self-confidence, self-discipline and leadership . With the Toastmasters vision to “…empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders” and values such as integrity, respect, service and excellence, I can’t see a better organization than Toastmasters to help air cadets deliver on their vision while meeting their values!

The air cadets’ contestants ranged from grade eight to eleven. Their prepared speeches were well thought out and profound. They were like “mini Toastmasters” because they encompassed vocal variety, gestures, pauses and facial expressions. They all delivered their speeches with no notes and they moved about the stage making strong eye contact with the audience. Their confidence level was truly outstanding! Chandra had dedicated countless hours in coaching their future leaders in delivering quality speeches.

The best thing I learned about this contest was related to the rich rewards of collaboration between the two organizations. There was mutual benefit for the 845 Avro Arrow squadron and for the Port Credit Toastmasters Club because we each had a forum in which we were able to achieve our respective visions. Think about how much more we can all benefit and achieve when we collaborate with others who have similar visions to ours!

Paris Grand Toastmasters Open House a Success!

Paris Grand Toastmasters Open House March 9, 2017 - Big Success, new members signing up!

Paris Grand Toastmasters had their first very well-attended Open House on March 9, 2017 at Tigercat's business boardroom, 160 Consolidated Drive, in Paris, ON.

The club was excited to welcome many Toastmasters and guests, as well as Mayor of Brant County, Ron Eddy and Councillor Ward 1, Dr. Will Bouma.

The Open House showed guests a typical meeting with Table Topics run by Randy Moore, a motivating speech, “I Can" by Steve Bredschneider and helpful evaluation from Peter Wright, past president of Woodstock Toastmasters.

Toastmaster for the evening, Murray Smith, introduced keynote speaker, Tony Bratschitsch, Past District 86 Governor. Through his keynote: 'A Better Way’, Tony shared numerous examples of success stories of fellow Valley Town Toastmaster members.

Nate Friedman, Grammarian chose “befriend” as the Word of the Day. Guests and members had the opportunity to network and befriend each other over refreshments. Paris Grand Toastmasters is a prospective club looking for 20 members, to charter soon in the growing community of Paris, ON.

Paris Grand TM OpenHouse

Top left: Club Officers Murray Smith, Jason Smale, Janice McDonald, Club Growth Director, Glynis D’souza, Councillor Ward 1 Dr. Will Bouma, and Karen Dunn

Top Right: Club Growth Director, Glynis D’souza, Brant County Mayor Ron Eddy and Janice McDonald, Immediate Past District 86 District Director

Bottom: Paris Grand Toastmasters Open House Guests & Toastmasters

CHEZ NOUS Toastmasters Club Open House Event

OPEN HOUSE on March 21 – CHEZ NOUS Toastmasters Club !

Join us to connect with other French-speaking professionals and enjoy the fun and camaraderie of a Toastmasters meeting!
Featuring Bilingual Corporate Trainer and Keynote Speaker, Jocelyne Vezina.

Free event – DOOR PRIZES - refreshments will be served – doors open at 6:45 pm

Joignez-vous à nous pour la rencontre avec d'autres professionnels francophones et profitez du plaisir et de la camaraderie d'une réunion Toastmasters!
Mettant en vedette la conférencière certifiée, de classe mondiale, Jocelyne Vezina.

Événement gratuit – PRIX DE PRÉSENCE - des rafraîchissements seront fournis - arrivez dès 18h45.

Date: March 21, 2017
Time: from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: École Jeunes sans frontières - Salle 152 - (Entrée à l'arrière du bâtiment)
7585 Financial Dr. Brampton, ON L6Y 5P4, Room 152 (Entrance at the back of the building)

Chez Nous TM Open House 03 21 2017

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

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