Welcome Message from D86 Historian 2017-18 Mike Proudlock

I first want to thank District Director Cathy Herschell for honouring me with the appointment of District 86 Historian. I also want to thank previous District 86 Historian David T. Shaw for his many years of service in this role.

So far as my own relevant background is concerned, I have an Honours BA Degree in History from York University. I also earned certifications in both Archives Management and Records Management and served as both Regional Archivist and Corporate Records Manager for the Regional Municipality of Peel during my 34-year career at that institution. My most recent role in Toastmasters was as District 86 Program Quality Director (2015-2016).

The District Director and I will be working to document specific responsibilities with respect to information/document/records management for both this position (Historian) and also for clubs. I do want to emphasize that responsibility for managing club records will remain with the clubs themselves. More on this in the future.

You may be aware that July 1, 2018 will mark the 10th Anniversary of District 86! We are looking for “a few good Toastmasters" to coordinate recognition of this important event! It could even be an HPL project for a person willing to head up this initiative!

Are you interested? Are you keen to see our history celebrated? Want to get involved and have a fun experience with other Toastmasters? Just email me historian@toastmasters86.org to indicate your interest - and we're also accepting ideas on HOW to celebrate our Anniversary, so put on your Thinking Caps!

Mike Proudlock DTM
District 86 Historian

Mount Forest Motivators 15th Anniversary Celebration

Come and Celebrate with us, the Mount Forest Motivators, 15th Anniversary 

Inviting all to share the good times and memories with ice cream sundaes!!

Date: Tues. Oct. 24
Address: 485 King St. E (Faith Baptist) Mount Forest N0G 2L2
Time: 7-9:30pm

Looking forward to seeing YOU.

Mount Forest Motivators 15th Anniversary Celebration

Come and Celebrate with us, the Mount Forest Motivators, 15th Anniversary 

Inviting all to share the good times and memories with ice cream sundaes!!

Date: Tues. Oct. 24
Address: 485 King St. E (Faith Baptist) Mount Forest N0G 2L2
Time: 7-9:30pm

Looking forward to seeing YOU.

District 86 Beyond Boundaries Recognition Program

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How the Program Works

There is a whole world beyond your own toastmaster club and to help you explore District 86 there is the Beyond Boundaries recognition program. Activities range from Conferences, Visiting other clubs/events, planning other Toastmaster activities, Pathways, Mentoring, Contests, Training, blogging, and more.

Get each activity initialed as you complete it-the more you do the bigger the prize.

Complete 7 or more, set $10 gift certificate for Toastmasters International
Complete 12 or more, get a $50 gift certificate for Toastmasters International
Individuals would be eligible for one prize per person
For submission:
1) Send them to Kristina Johnston programqualitydirector@toastmasters86.org
2) Bring them to the Spring 2018 Conference and give them to me (April 28-30 2018)

For more information about receiving an electronic copy of the Beyond Boundries card download pdf below


Join Us For An Open House At Sheridan Park Toastmasters

Do you freeze when your boss asks you to lead a meeting?
Generally afraid of speaking in public?
Your journey to become a better speaker and leader begins here.

Venue: Erin Meadows Community Centre | Program Room 2
Address: 2800 Erin Centre Blvd | Mississauga | ON | L5M 6R5
Date: Wednesday September 20th, 2017
Time: 7:15 – 9:00 P.M.

Schedule of Events
This meetng will replace a regular Toastmasters meetng and will feature keynote speaker: Roger Caesar –
2015 Semifinalist: World Championship of Public Speaking.
Also short speeches, prepared speeches, and impromptu speaking along with speech evaluations.

Register on eventbrite https://sheridanparkopenhouse.eventbrite.ca

Congratulations Distinguished Clubs 2016-2017

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District 86 has achieved Presidents Distinguished for distinguished clubs with 136 clubs achieving distinguished in 2016-2017!

Presidents Distinguished

  • Brampton Club
  • MeadowvaleToastmasters Club
  • Markham Toastmasters Club
  • Confidently Speaking Toastmasters Club
  • Richmond Hill Toastmasters
  • Hershaw Toastmasters Club
  • Thornhill Club
  • Port Credit Club
  • Woodbridge Toastmasters
  • Hilltop Toastmasters
  • Sudbury Noon Hour Toastmasters Club
  • Greater Sudbury Speakers
  • Golden Gavel Toastmasters
  • Mississauga Sales & Marketing Toastmasters
  • Skyway Toastmasters Club
  • Barrie Toastmasters Club
  • Fluid Communicators & Leaders
  • Black Walnut Toastmasters Club
  • Garden City Toastmasters of St. Catharines
  • Speed River Toastmasters
  • Rose City Toastmasters
  • Orangeville Toastmasters
  • Tangri Toastmasters
  • Soar To Excellence Toastmasters Club
  • Strathroy Toastmasters Club
  • First Oakville Toastmasters Club
  • Brampton Speakeasy Toastmasters
  • Milton Club
  • Mississauga Valley Toastmasters Club
  • Glen Abbey Toastmasters
  • Horizon Toastmasters
  • The Court Of Blarney
  • Trafalgar Club
  • Energetics Toastmasters Club
  • Axis Communications Toastmasters
  • First Burlington Toastmasters Club
  • Creekbank Toastmasters Club
  • Advanced Speakers on the Hill
  • Risky Business Club
  • Comfortably Speaking
  • 7120 Speakers Corner
  • Collingwood Toastmasters Club
  • Halton Hills Toastmasters
  • GE Markham Toastmasters
  • Destiny Toastmasters Club
  • City of Brampton Toastmasters
  • Inclusive Toastmasters
  • Rogers Park Toastmasters
  • Brant Toastmasters
  • Forest City Toastmasters
  • Feel Good Toastmasters
  • PointClickCare Toastmasters
  • Stouffville Toastmasters Club
  • Power Speaking Toastmasters Club
  • Mount Forest Motivators Toastmasters Club
  • Valley Town Toastmasters Club
  • Talbot Trail Toastmasters
  • Conestoga College Toastmasters
  • Speaking For Success Toastmasters Club
  • Northern Lights Advanced Toastmasters Club
  • Candu Toastmasters
  • Riverspeak Toastmasters
  • Sheridan Bruins
  • Sunshine Speakers Club
  • MTO St Catharines Toastmasters Club
  • Barrie's Small Business Club
  • London TaxMasters Club
  • Point of Tale Toastmasters Club
  • Toastmasters FrancoFun
  • Maple Leaf Toastmasters

Select Distinguished

  • Thames Valley Club
  • Sault College Communicators
  • Speak To Inspire Toastmasters
  • London City Hall
  • Guelph Public Speakers
  • Nissan Canada Club
  • Raising Champions Advanced Toastmasters
  • IPC Toastmasters Club
  • Creekside TD Toastmasters
  • D + H Toastmasters Club
  • Chosen Voices Toastmasters
  • Ericsson Toronto Toastmasters
  • Trillium Toastmasters Club
  • IBM Toronto Lab Club
  • Topdrawer Advanced Toastmasters Club
  • Brampton Alpha Toastmasters
  • One London Place Toastmasters
  • Grimsby Midday Marauders Club
  • Grand River Toastmasters Club
  • Unionville Toastmasters Club
  • Towns Of York Toastmasters Club
  • Region of Peel Toastmasters


  • Town and Gown Toastmasters
  • London Western Club
  • Troy Toastmasters Club
  • Roche MVPs Club - Corporate
  • TWTSO Leaders of Today Toastmasters Club
  • Toast of Queens
  • McAfee Waterloo Toastmasters
  • Waterloo Silver Tongue Club
  • To The Point Club
  • Steeltown Toastmasters Club
  • The Co-operators Your Community Realty Toastmasters Club
  • University of Waterloo Toastmasters
  • Lambton Toastmasters Club
  • Brock Toastmasters
  • Talk It To The Max Toastmasters Club
  • Cambridge Toastmasters Club
  • IIBA Markham Toastmasters Club
  • Mansion Toastmasters Club
  • Trillium Health Partners: Mississauga & Credit Valley Hospit
  • Talk Of The Town Club
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Toastmasters

Access Toastmasters Open House September 15th

Roger CaesarFeaturing Roger Caesar,Two Time Semi- finalist at the World Championships of Public Speaking.

Date: Friday September, 15th, 2017
Reception: 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Presentations: 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue: Immigrants Working Centre
Address: 182 Rebecca St.| corner of Rebecca and Ferguson Hamilton | L8R 1C1
Light Refreshments Provided


To Register go to: Eventbrite 

Toastmasters Club Information
ACCESS Toastmasters has been a club in good standing since 2004. We are a small but mighty group meeting every Wednesday from 7:15 pm to 8:30pm at the Immigrants Working Centre 182 Rebecca St, Hamilton, ON.
Our members are committed to Education, Developing Leadership Skills and Participation in Area, Division and District activities.
Our name - ACCESS- reflects our philosophy "Achieving Competent Communication and Effective Speaking Skills".
A - - - Achieving
C - - - Competent
C - - - Communication and
E - - - Effective
S - - - Speaking
S - - - Skills

For more information on this event contact:

Mary Helwig HallV.P. of Membership
Mary Helwig-Hall

2016 - 2017 Finalists for Area Director of the Year Award

The Area Director of the Year is based on the Area performance and the individuals' contributions to that achievement.  The achievements are measured across membership building and retention, club extensions, distinguished club program, education and training, leadership commitment and support, and public relations.

Finalists in Alphabetical Order


sueSue Faludi

I joined Toastmasters when Hilltop Toastmasters was being started in the spring of 2011. The meetings were going to be held on Tuesday nights and I didn’t have to work on Tuesday nights. It was perfect. I had heard of Toastmasters before then because my husband was already a member. I joined because it seemed like it would be a lot of fun and that it would be educational as well.

With a job in the customer service industry, I felt that it could help me relate better to my clients and co-workers. Since joining, I have achieved my ACG ALB. What I have really achieved though is much more. I have greater confidence in my ability to communicate with others. I use the leadership and evaluation skills that I have learned not only in Toastmasters but also at work. The skills are so transferable.

I plan to get my DTM, continue with the new Pathways and likely take on more leadership roles. In every meeting I attend, I learn something. I don’t see that changing. If in the process of learning I can help someone else to learn something then it is a win/win situation.



George How

George is a registered professional engineer, graduated in mechanical engineering in England. He has worked on many engineering facets of the Canadian nuclear industry. George is bilingual and likes to play bridge as a form of relaxation. His two passions are Toastmasters and Rotary.

George has been a Toastmasters Member since February 2011. He was Area Director for Area 35, 2016-2017. George learned a lot from the many educational and leadership opportunities, that are available beyond the Clubs. As a very engaged Area Director, George contributed to making District 86 a Distinguished District, 2016-2017. George was instrumental in getting Mayor Rob Burton to proclaim March 2017, as Toastmasters Month in the Town of Oakville. George is also the proud founder of Oakville Toastmasters Club, chartered on April 11, 2017.


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Mina Yoon

Mina Yoon (ACB/ALB) joined Confidently Speaking Toastmasters in November 2013 after seeing someone deliver a phenomenal speech. Mina was inspired to improve her own speaking skills but soon learned that there was much more that Toastmasters could offer. In addition to the educational track, Mina began taking on leadership roles at the club level, first as VP Membership (2014-2015) and then President (2015-2016). It was during her presidency role that Mina grew the most, learning about all the resources available to members from the Area, Division, District and World Headquarters.

Last year (2016-2017), Mina took on the role of Area 45 Director, motivated by a desire to go beyond the club and meet and work with other Toastmasters. As Area Director, Mina most enjoyed the club visits and contest season. Visiting each club more than the minimum requirement, Mina got to know many of the members by name. As part of the Division C team, Mina took part in organizing contests, training and volunteered with the Fall Conference, all of which allowed her to further grow as a leader and communicator. Seeing her Area complete the year strong as a President’s Distinguished Area, and achieving the Club Growth challenge of “Grow by One” was a sweet finish to an already wonderful year as Area Director. Mina’s next Toastmasters goals include continuing to work towards her DTM and also competing at an upcoming contest!


The finalists of the District 86 Toastmasters "Of the Year Awards" for the 2016 - 2017 Toastmasters Year as selected by the awards committee lead by Vitaliy Fursov, DTM Immediate Past District 86 Director. The winner for each award will be announced and presented after the DTM Recognition dinner on Friday night November 10th during the District 86 Fall Conference November 10th to 11th at the Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute, King City, Ontario. 

All Finalists for the 2016 - 2017 Of the Year Awards

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

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