On Saturday, October 17, 2020 District 86 celebrated the Third Annual “Of the Year Awards”. During these awards the District congratulates its members for their contribution and achievement inside and outside of Toastmasters.
Jacklyn A. Payne DTM, Past District Director 2019-2020 of District 86, writes:
I am very proud of our members for stepping up when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Thank you for acting quickly to move on line so we could complete the rest of our Toastmasters year successfully. We appreciate every one of you for helping the district achieve its goals as well as your personal goals, those of your clubs, Areas and Divisions. It is your efforts that keep Toastmasters alive. Let’s celebrate the results of your labour.
Feel free to down load the Program with winners listed in this printable PDF for a keepsake!
Here is a list of awards and winners for 2019-2020:
Toastmaster Of the Year Award: Cindy Tate DTM
Nominees: Lisa des Vignes | Roger Caesar | Cindy Tate
Winner: Cindy Tate DTM- Cindy was always on speed dial for District requests and always delivered on time. Helping out wherever she could, outside her regular busy profession at the City Of Brampton, she managed to nurture several clubs and was instrumental in helping the District, Divisions, Areas, Clubs and Members.
Fiancé Corwin Wills accepted this award on her behalf. Doing so, he stated,"It's not what you take away but what you are willing to give to others that makes the difference."
When Cindy was collecting the paperwork for this award, she was more concerned about meeting other deadlines for the District. She was very humble and always put the needs of others before her own. She made the impossible ... possible! Little did she know that she would be receiving this prestigious award.
Cindy exemplifies the true Spirit of Toastmasters. Congratulations Cindy!
Peter Crabtree President Of The Year Award: Patricia Williams
Nominees: Patricia Williams | Iqbal Sandhu
Winner: Patricia Williams (Region of Peel Toastmasters Club) -Patricia successfully led her Club to perform at a high level in both Education and Membership. This also led to this Corporate Club to receive the Club Of The Year Award. Congratulations Patricia!
Area Director Of The Year Award: Howard Bishansky
Nominees: Liz Rea | Howard Bishansky
Winner: Howard Bishansky (Area 23 Director) -Howard successfully helped his Area 23 move online during the pandemic and deliver his Area reports on time. Congratulations Howard!
Division Director of the Year Award: Millie Leng DTM
Nominees: Millie Leng DTM | Roger Caesar DTM | Iona Rodricks DTM
Winner: Millie Leng DTM (Division G Director) -Millie went above and beyond to meet the Division's goals and helped the Areas to achieve their goals as well. Millie stood by her Area Directors to ensure all reports were submitted on time. Congratulations Millie!
Club Coach Of The Year Award: Brahm Memone DTM
Brahm succeeded in coaching his assigned club from a very low membership to Distinguished status. Brahm was also proactive in moving online during the pandemic. Congratulations Brahm!
Tony Bratschitsch Club Of The Year Award
All clubs in good standing are eligible. There are three levels to this Award.
The Education Leadership Award is awarded to the club with the highest number of points in the Education Leadership category. Winner: Confidently Speaking TM Club
The Membership Leadership Award is given to the club with the highest number of points in the Membership Leadership category. Winner: Glen Abbey TM Club
The Club Of The Year Award is given to the club with the highest total number of points in ALL three categories.
Winner: Region of Peel TM Club
Publicist Of The Year Award: Somnath Bhattacharjee
Sommath went above and beyond promoting Toastmasters using Speechcraft inviting international and people outside our District86. Som also delivered workshops to help clubs move online during the pandemic. Congratulations Som!
Douglas Barclay Award 2019-2020: Michael Proudlock DTM
Nominees: Fely Ragudo | Mike Proudlock | Joyce Scott
Winner: Mike Proudlock DTM -Three years following Mike's role as Program Quality Director and the Lieutenant Governor of Marketing, he continued to serve Toastmasters in many ways. He has taken on roles as Conference Chair and District Contest Chair just to name a few along with many roles at the club, Area, Division and District levels. Congratulations Mike!
Spirit Of District 86 Award 2019-2020: Ryan Roach, Lisa des Vignes, Nikolina Ivankovic, Leslie Fitzgerald, Karen Reese, Anne Dockeray
This year the district has decided that moving forward will be changing the name of this award to ‘The Cindy Tate Spirit of 86 Award’ in memory of Cindy Tate DTM.
Here are the winners of the D86 Spirit Award for 2019-2020:
Ryan Roach- Ryan could be called on anytime for a technical software challenge. Ryan was supportive of many Club, Area and District challenges. Congratulations Ryan!
Lisa des Vignes DTM- Lisa took on many roles in our District. She accepted the role of Club Extension Chair helping out at Club launches and many other Division and District events. She became the District Go-To-Person. Congratulations Lisa!
Nikolina Invankovic and Leslie Fitzgerald- Both worked closely with the Program Quality Director to help with all requirements for the TLI training sessions. They also volunteered to help with challenges that COVID-19 brought to the Toastmaster Program. Congratulations Nikolina and Leslie!
Karen Reese DTM- As Public Relations Manager for the Division ‘S’ team, Karen helped with Training and support with all aspects to help D86 to achieve its goals. Congratulations Karen!
Anne Dockeray DTM- Anne could be called on anytime to help support her Division and District with TLI training sessions and many other District events, working tirelessly behind the scenes. Congratulations Anne!
The MMAD Awards 2019-2020: Nancy Movrin, Ethel de la Penotiere, Richard Lewis, Melanie Taddeo
Here are the winners of the Members Making a Difference Award for 2019-2020:
Nancy Movrin DTM - Nancy took on many roles in her community including MC for Cultural Events and speaking to communities at different levels. She volunteers as the Social Media Manager for many Arts programs in the Cambridge area. She spoke to local and Ontario governments on behalf of small businesses and communities in the Kitchener Waterloo area. Congratulations Nancy!
Ethel De La Penotiere DTM - Ethel served as the representative and spokesperson for those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder(FASD). This disorder affects the fetus from mothers who use alcohol during pregnancies. In 2010 she advocated for her granddaughter who suffers from this disorder, speaking to women's groups across Canada. The Ontario government awarded $3 million for prevention and treatment to families affected by this disease. Congratulations Ethel!
Richard Lewis DTM - Richard saw hope in the young people participating in the Cadet Program. Richard invested time and mentoring with Youth Leadership programs towards these future leaders. Congratulations Richard!
Melanie Taddeo - Imagine using eye contact when you are blind or body language when paralyzed. Melanie's help with the ‘Connect For Life’ Program helps those with disorders like blindness, autism and other physical disorders communicate more effectively. Thank you, Melanie and congratulations!
Communication & Leadership Award 2019-2020: Anna Silgardo
The Communication and Leadership Award is by the District to a non-Toastmaster in the community who is an outstanding communicator or leader - and who best exemplifies Toastmasters values. Read more about our recipient Anna here:
Congratulations to all our members awarded the Distinguished Toastmasters award! High Five!