The District 86 Of The Year Awards for achievements for the year 2014-2015 were presented by Carolyn Hoxie, DTM Immediate Past District Governor at the Directors Banquet Saturday November 14 at the District 86 Fall Conference at Blue Mountains, Ontario.
|Toastmaster Of The Year||Leizyl Sobrinho, ACB ALS|
|Division Governor Of The Year||Cathy Herschell, DTM|
|Publicist Of The Year||Lorna Miller, ACB ALB|
|Spirit of 86 Awards||Tuulla Redditt, DTM|
|Robert Laurin, CC ALB|
|Shelli Donofrio Ubriaco, DTM|
|Area Governor Of The Year||Kristina Johnston, DTM|
|Club Coach Of The Year||Shawn Salokannell, ACS ALS,|
|President Of The Year||Amanda Russon, CC ALB - Brampton Club|
|Club Of The Year||Port Credit Toastmasters Club|
|Education Leadership||Riverspeak Club|
|Membership Leadership||Brampton Club|
Leizyl Sobrinho D86 Toastmaster of the Year 2014-2015 with Gary Schmidt Past International President 2009-2010
Here is the excerpt from Leizyl's Toastmaster Of The Year Acceptance Speech
Part 1: Thank You's
Part 2: The Message
Do dreams come true?
Six years ago, I saw myself holding the beautiful trophy of District Toastmaster of the Year. Tonight, it's a great joy to have this in my hands. I am deeply honoured.
Six years ago, I had my first September issue of TM magazine and read about the President's article.
I was impressed and dreamt to meet the President and be mentored--- at that time it was impossible!
And tonight, he is here with us to celebrate with me, with you, with us....Past International President Gary Schmidt -my marvelous mentor! A true servant leader!
Making impossible dream to BECOME possible!
As Walt Disney once said, "If you can dream it, you can do it!"
Never stop dreaming! Big dreams, small dreams –make it into a reality! Navigate for excellence and reach for the stars!
Leizyl Sobrinho, ACB ALS
Club Of The Year - Port Credit Toastmasters Club
President Of The Year - Amanda Russon, CC ALB - Brampton Club
Membership Leadership Award - Brampton Club
Area Governor Of The Year - Kristina Johnston, DTM
Division Governor Of The Year - Cathy Herschell, DTM
Club Coach Of The Year - Shawn Salokannel, ACS ALS
Publicist Of The Year - Lorna Miller, ACB ALB
Club Education Award - Riverspeak Club
District 86 Sprit Awards - Robert Laurin, CC ALB, Tuulla Redditt, DTM, Shelli Donofrio Ubriaco, DTM