Club Officer Training Opportunity- Lunch Hour

LUNCH HOUR Club Officer Training - Mon, Feb 27 - 11:45 AM to 1 PM

Fabulous News!!! Area 42 Division C is hosting a Lunch Hour Club Officer Training.
This is a great opportunity for any club officers who may have missed earlier training.
Ensuring club officers are properly trained means stronger Toastmaster clubs!

  • Club Officer Training provides valuable training, advice, and resources.
  • Training provides one of the goals of the Distinguished Club Program (DCP).
  • It is a requirement for recognition as Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB).

LUNCH HOUR Club Officer Training:
Date: Monday, February 27th
Time: from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM (EST) Doors open at 11:30 AM to sign in
Location: Canada Revenue Agency Toronto West TSO
Address: 5800 Hurontario Street, Room 2-029, Mississauga, ON L5R 4B4

Register via e-mail: mccullmayhew@gmail.com
Registration Deadline: End of day, Friday, February 24th
Seating is limited to 60 people!

BONUS: NO Registration Fee
Visitor Parking: North of the building and in the west lot.
Upon arrival, take the elevator to the 2nd floor. A Toastmaster will greet and guide you to room 2-029. Feel free to bring your lunch. Bottled water will be available.

And the Winners are... Division L Contests Recap

Division L Humorous Speech Contest

Humorous Speech Contest - Friday November 4, 2016 
Held at Bishop Tonnos High School, 100 Panabaker Drive, Ancaster

Humorous Speech Contest names in the picture above are as follows (left to right):

Club Growth Director District 86 Glynis D'souza, DTM
Program Quality Director District 86 Cathy Herschell, DTM
District Director, District 86 Vitaliy Fursov, DTM
Division L Director Veronica Taylor, DTM

Humourous Speech Contest chair Tony Bratschitsch, DTM

3rd Place Winner Mo Carter

1st Place Winner Greg Lewis

2nd Place Winner Mark Mullins

 

Division L Table Topics Contest

Table Topics Contest - Friday November 4, 2016
Held at Bishop Tonnos High School, 100 Panabaker Drive, Ancaster

Table Topics Contest names in the picture above are as follows (left to right):

Club Growth Director District 86 Glynis D'souza, DTM
Program Quality Director District 86 Cathy Herschell, DTM 
District Director, District 86 Vitaliy Fursov, DTM

Humourous Speech Contest chair Tony Bratschitsch, DTM
Division L Director Veronica Taylor, DTM
Table Topics Chair John DeMarco

2nd Place Winner Paula Berketo

3rd Place Winner Neil Brodie

1st Place Winner Greg Lewis

An Experiment in Learning From One Another

Area 31 Club Ambassador Program

Ambassador Visit

When I started my club visits in Area 31 in July, I heard again and again, “we want to work with the other clubs.” And, that’s just what we’re going to do!

In that spirit of getting to know one another and learn from each other, we had a brainstorming session at our first area council meeting and came up with the Area 31 Club Ambassador Program. Over the next few months, each of the area clubs will send one or two representatives to each of the other clubs. During their visits, each Ambassador will take on the role of speaker, evaluator or general evaluator. They’ll also make a report to the club they’re visiting as well as their home club of what was done a little differently, what they liked and what new ideas they’ll be taking back home with them. And, perhaps more importantly, they’ll have fun and make some new friends.

Gloria Whittaker (pictured), President of City of Brampton Toastmasters, was the first Area 31 Club Ambassador to visit Hershaw Toastmasters.

Want to try it yourselves? I’d be happy to share the details with you. Just email me at Area31Director@toastmasters86.org.

Sue Hopcroft
Area Director, Area 31

Hot off the Press!

On August 16th Division C Hosted an Exceptionally Successful Lunch Hour Club Officer Training!
It was amazing training session with great turn-out! Among highlights of the event were:

1. Overall event attracted about 35 people, including a representative from the emerging club in Area 42, CitiGroup!
2. Almost 25 Club Officers trained in an hour!
3. Great Keynote – RK – delivered an exceptionally inspirational speech!

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It is our view that Lunch Hour Officer Training has particular appeal to those officers in Corporate Clubs who are not able to make it out to regular COT events. It offers opportunities to these officers to make some
important connections with Toastmasters from outside their club.

Join us for more Lunch Club Officer Training sessions!
Organized by Anton Adashkevich, Area 42 Director & Andy Mayhew, former Area 42 Director

Anton Adashkevich, CL
Area 42 Director
Cell: 416-930-0362
e-mail: anton.adashkevich@gmail.com

Division C Hosting a Lunch Hour Club Officer Training for All Divisions

Fabulous News !!! Division C is hosting a Lunch Hour Club Officer Training for All Divisions. This is a great opportunity if you or your club executive team have missed the earlier Club Officer Training (COT). Please cascade it to your Area Directors and ask they it to respective club's executive team.

Ensure that your club officers are properly trained! Trained officers mean stronger clubs!

· Club Officer Training provides valuable training and advice.
· The training provides one of the goals in the Distinguished Club Program (DCP).
· It is a requirement for recognition as Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB).
Club Officer Training (COT) Hosted by Division C for All Divisions

Date: Tuesday, August 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM (EST)
Venue: Canada Revenue Agency Toronto West TSO
5800 Hurontario Street, 2nd Floor
Mississauga, ON L5R 4B4
Registration Fee: Free
Register via e-mail: anton.adashkevich@gmail.com or mccullmayhew@gmail.com
Registration Deadline: End of Day on Monday, August 15th
Agenda:
· Registration : 11:45 – 12:05 PM
· Presentation: 12:05 – 12:25 PM
· Workshops: 12:25 – 1:15 PM

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or call us:
· Anton Adashkevich, Area 42 Director @ 416-930-0362 and anton.adashkevich@gmail.com or
· Andy Mayhew, former Area 42 Director @ 416-508-3143 and mccullmayhew@gmail.com
Look forward to seeing you at the event!

Thank you,
Anton Adashkevich, CL
Area 42 Director
Cell: 416-930-0362
e-mail: anton.adashkevich@gmail.com

Area and Division News April - 2016

April Fools Day - 2016

We all know to be weary that we’ll be tricked on this day. I was the victim of a prank at work as the day began. My staff knowing I had to leave at noon to prepare for the Division W contest planned the perfect prank. Down one manager, 3 supervisors called in sick, their staff started hounding me to get them their work, then IT came over and said a workstation was down and I needed to find desk. All this before 10 o’clock break. The supervisors and their staff, over 50 people were in on the joke, know I can get the job done, but wanted to see how I could handle myself under that much stress! The supervisors were in the building but only their teams knew. They all jumped into my pod and yelled surprised, we’re here! I looked at them and said you got me…as I walked through the building, everyone stood up and cheered and laughed at me saying I was such a good sport!

Then being the victim of a prank, I was asked to participate in another, that one completely backfired, hence why I don’t do joke master at Toastmaster club meetings!

I left at noon, proceeded to get the remaining items for the division contest. Arrived in Fergus, set everything up. The venue was beautiful. Everything was prepared. For those who know me, I’m all about being prepared and having order, so when things are out of order, I’m not at my best!

Well the April Fool’s gods kept themselves busy with me that day. We were ready to begin but our test speaker had not arrived, everyone looked at me to make a decision; I had to flip the contests. I apologized. The room was full. We had over 93 people at the contest last night. It was wonderful seeing Toastmasters their with their family, friends and new guests. I wanted to have everything go perfectly, but I’m learning to live under the premise that not everything can be 100% perfect.

Eric McGinnis said some wonderful remarks about the loss of Blake Kurisko, Area 66’s Director. Everyone seemed to enjoy the break and the food. The caliber of the contestants was impeccable!

Our contest chairs – Kelley McIntyre and Clarice Crocker did a great job. All my volunteers did amazing. Without their help, I could never have had such a successful event. Overall it was an amazing night!

Toastmasters are one big happy family, one I’m so happy to be a part of in Division W.

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Our winners representing W at District 86 in Mississauga on April 22nd will be: Glenn Oxford for Evaluation and Chris OBrien for international.

So much is coming up in Division W: Thursday April 7th Cambridge is having its 43 anniversary open house, Friday April 8th Grand River Toastmasters is having its 30th anniversary, on April 15th Diversecity is having its 5th anniversary and on April 27th, Les Volubiles is having its Open House with Kitchener MPP Daiene Vernile.

I am honored to be this year’s Division W director for such a hard working group of people who love being Toastmasters

Shawn Salokannel – Division W Director

Area News February - 2016

Niagara Clubs Joint Open House Event

Toastmasters is all about self-improvement of your public speaking, communication, and leadership skills.
A great professional development option!
Niagara has 10 clubs throughout the region, meeting in:

St Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Thorold, and Grimsby
Which one is right for you?

Come out to this Open House to:

• Learn about the Toastmasters program
• Hear a high quality keynote speaker, Neil Dunsmore
• See a Toastmasters evaluation
• Try impromptu speaking in Table Topics
• Door prizes and more!
• Admission sponsored by Niagara Toastmasters Clubs

Date: Monday, February 29, 2016
Time: 7:00—9:00 pm
Venue: Niagara Regional Headquarters, Campbell West Entrance
Address: 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold
RSVP: Kristin or Call Kristin 289.776.9094 or Roger 905.984.1616

Unleash The Humour Inside You! Add Humour To Your Speeches & Presentations

For One Night Only – Neil Dunsmore will demonstrate simple techniques on how to be more naturally entertaining when you present!
Like Speaking - Using humour CAN be learned!!

Neil Dunsmore
Neil Dunsmore, Toastmasters District 86 Humorous Speech Contest winner. Correctional Officer & Hostage/Crisis Negotiator for 10 years in a Maximum Security Prison. Presenter of Anti-bullying Messages to Schools, Businesses & Groups Neil will demonstrate how to take real life events and craft them into Humorous presentations & speeches. This is not just educational but enlightening and just plain funny.

Division News - January 2016

Reflections on Past D86 Toastmaster Events by Margaret Waechter

Area & Division Speech Contests - (Oct. 2nd and Oct. 16th, 2015)

It was autumn and Toastmaster Clubs all around the district were busy, gathering their top-notch presenters to compete in their Area and Division speech contests. Despite the low attendance at Area 61 and Division W speech contests, the audience thoroughly enjoyed these presentations and the fellowship during intermission. It’s disappointing that fellow Toastmasters slough off supporting those speakers participating in contests. When I compete, I draw energy from the audience and in some cases, the size does matter! You’d be surprised the number of speech ideas and new delivery techniques that I “pick up” when attending other Toastmaster events!

Division Club Officer Training – Round 2 - (Jan. 15th, 2016)

A great refresher for your Club Officer role AND a strategic move to entice “wannabe Club Officers” to hear what’s involved by serving in this capacity. It supplements what the potential new club officer hears straight from “the horse’s mouth”. Division W team did a good job in promoting this training event. The 2 presentations were insightful and entertaining; however, I felt not enough time was allocated to the Officer training sessions…more time (than 30 minutes) needed to network with fellow officers on what is working for them, what’s not working for them and any “new ideas” that have been implemented for the good of their club.

D86 Business Mtg at Conference - (Nov. 14th, 2015)

A GREAT improvement over the Spring 2015 business meeting!!! The entire format was well orchestrated and professionally managed. Kudos to all who prepared for this session of the Fall Conference. I certainly won’t begrudge attending future business meetings, so long as they continue with this style/format.

D86 Fall Conference in Blue Mountain - (Nov. 13-15th, 2015)

I admire those Toastmasters who put so much blood, sweat and tears into organizing and executing an event as encompassing as our District Conferences. If you found yourself grumbling about anything – volunteer your services next time. It is at these conferences that Toastmasters have an opportunity to SPEAK, LEAD and GROW. Where else can you network with others in a friendly, energetic and safe environment? Exchange ideas and gather tips or ideas for future presentations? Possibly glean solutions from others who have shared your Toastmaster challenges both inside the club or personally. This is where it all comes together – sharing….listening……implementing.

Judges Training Workshop – Division W - Oct. 24th, 2015

How does a club cultivate judges for future contests? How does a Toastmaster become proficient when judging speech contests? Is enough encouragement given to club members to develop these judging skills? When a Judges Training Workshop is announced in your Division, I urge you to participate in this type of workshop. Perhaps you’ve already attended a training session – years ago; so once is enough? Each time that I’ve attended, I picked up another facet of judging that, for some reason, flew in one ear and out the other at a previous training! Remember – judges are anonymous (should be) to the contestants and all comments/results are confidential. So what’s stopping you from stepping forward to offer your judging experience and skills at the next speech conference? Anchor your learnings by

Margaret Waechter
Waterloo, ON

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