2016 - 2017 Finalists for Tony Bratschitsch Club of the Year Award

There are three levels to this award. The Education Leadership award will be awarded to the club with the highest number of points in the Education Leadership category. The Membership Leadership award will be given to the club with the highest number of points in the Membership Leadership category. The Club of the Year award will be given to the club with the highest total number of points in ALL three categories.

Finalists in Alphabetical Order

 

confidently speaking

Confidently Speaking Toastmasters

President: Yun Annie Bai

Club Number: 00005780, District 29, Area C32

Charter Date: Oct. 1, 1989.

 

hershaw

Hershaw Toastmasters

President: Bhaskar Joshi

Club Club Number: 00005961, District 86, Area B31

Charter Date: Feb. 1, 1990

 

msm

Mississauga Sales & Marketing

President: Daniel Connell

Club Number: 04353901, District 86, Area D82

Charter Date: Feb. 12, 2015

 

 

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

2016 - 2017 Finalists for Peter Crabtree President of the Year Award

The President of the Year Award is based on Toastmasters club activities and personal achievements, including educational program, club administration, membership, and other club activities.
 

Finalists in Alphabetical Order

Annie Bai

Yun Annie Bai

Annie Yun Bai, ACG, ALB, is a member of Confidently Speaking Toastmasters in Mississauga. She joined the club in September 2007 upon her first visit. Over the past ten years, she has taken on leadership roles at the club, as Vice President Public Relations in 2008-2009, Club Secretary in 2015-2016, and most recently as President in 2016-2017. She joined Toastmasters hoping to become a better English speaker, but today she truly believes that Toastmasters has far exceeded those expectations.

Toastmasters has made her an effective communicator, a competent leader, and a better person. Wanting to share the benefits of Toastmasters with young people, she founded the Mississauga Gavel club, a youth club affiliated to Toastmasters, in September 2015. Since then, she has been working as the club counselor and helping youth to become better speakers.

In September 2016, she was a sponsor and was part of the team that founded a brand-new advanced Toastmasters club in Mississauga, the Great Minds Advanced Toastmasters Club (GMAT). This year, she is the Area Director for Area 46, helping clubs in the area to have a successful Toastmasters year. By July 2018, Annie will achieve her Distinguished Toastmaster award.

 

D Connell

Daniel Connell

Toastmasters has been instrumental in my personal and professional development as it has provided me with the skills necessary to excel past the norm and achieve many goals.

Toastmasters is not just about improving your speaking and leadership skills but identifying the right strengths within a person and amplifying them to new heights. Even the best leaders and communicators need improvement.

 

WilliamWilliam Moseley

Overcoming my speech impediment was my foremost challenge growing up. I joined Toastmasters in December 2003 to face the music and confront my inner fear head-on. Over the years as an active member of Meadowvale Toastmasters Club, I developed a greater awareness of my weaknesses and tendencies and whet my passion for public speaking. With the help of experienced Toastmasters I was able to hone my communication skills to the extent that I, not only enjoy speaking, but eagerly look forward to opportunities for public speaking engagements.

I am particularly proud of being the first to represent Meadowvale Toastmasters Club at an Area contest. It was my icebreaker speech in a competitive environment. After the event, I was approached by a member of the audience who told me that she felt my speech was “the best.” It was at that moment that I realized that I have the capacity to positively affect the lives of others through public speaking.

My joining Toastmasters helped me advance my self-confidence and become a better speaker. It also developed my listening and leadership skills as I have held multiple executive roles which include two stints as club president. In both years, the Meadowvale Toastmasters achieved Presidents Distinguished Status. Besides achieving my speaking goals and developing the ability to “think on my feet”, I have had the good fortune of improving the experiences of our club members being coach and mentor to many individuals who have in turn, moved on to achieve their personal goals and advance their personal and professional lives.

I am particularly grateful to be a part of the Toastmasters family - to hear the beautiful stories and to witness the growth and development of others. Looking forward, I will always be in search of new meaning and materials as I view every interaction as a possible mentoring and learning moment. When asked why I am at toastmasters, my response is always the same: I have nothing better to do.

 

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

2016 - 2017 Finalists for Publicist of the Year Award

This award recognizes publicity efforts by Toastmasters throughout the year. It's awarded to a member who does the best job of promoting Toastmasters through a variety of media and throughout the District.
 

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Lyndsy Johnson

Lyndsy Johnson has been a proud Hershaw Toastmaster since March 2015 when she joined to conquer her fear of public speaking in preparation of her best friends wedding. Since joining she has held the executive positions of VP PR and VP Membership and in 2016 she was awarded the Triple Crown for accomplishing her CC,CL and ALB.

 

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

Speak To Inspire TM Club Picnic

Summer Picnic Event Brings Out Members From Other Clubs

Speak to Inspire TM Picnic

What a fantastic picnic event we had Wednesday August 2nd at noon at Chingacousy Park. This is a regular meeting time for Speak to Inspire Toastmasters Club located in the Centre for Education & Training, Brampton East campus, 263 Queen St East Unit 14, in Brampton. This is a great public noon hour club that gets a lot of newcomers to Canada in the center wanting to improve their communication and language skills. 

The picnic was a great success as you can see with all the lovely food that everyone brought. Thank you for all for your generous contributions. This blog is to not just encourage other clubs but to 'challenge' othere clubs to take advantage of the free facilities around your community and invite other club members in the area like we did to make it a fantastic area event. We had the pleasure of having our Area 34 Director Cindy Tate, Division B Director Maheeza Mohamed, D86 Public Relations Manager Matthew Ogbulafor and Area 33 Director and club member Patricia James. I'd also like to thank members from Rogers TM and City of Brampton TM for coming out. 

On Aug 9th from 12-1pm we will be having a Tall Tales Contest to warm us up for the Humourous Speech and Table Topics Contest and we have been able to recruit outside members from our area to come out and help out our small club. If interested in coming out for a visit please contact Tuula Redditt.

Also check out our clubs blog page Speak to Inspire TM_Wordpress

 

Cast Your Vote: Annual Business Meeting

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Attention Toastmasters Club President and Club Secretary,

Cast Your Vote

2017 Toastmasters International Convention- Vancouver Canada August 23-26, 2017

Your club has an important vote to cast during the Annual Business Meeting at the Toastmasters International Convention Clubs will vote to elect international officers and directors to the 2017–2018 Board of Directors as well as vote on Proposals A through G: (see them here>>)

Amendments to the Bylaws of Toastmasters International and the Club Constitution for Clubs of Toastmasters International. Please plan to attend on Saturday, August 26, at 1 p.m. in Ballroom AB at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia. To learn and understand the roles, attributes and responsibilities, please review the Leadership Roles.  As provided in the Bylaws of Toastmasters International, Article X, Section 1, a Toastmasters club in good standing is entitled to two votes at the Annual Business Meeting. To make your club’s vote count, assign your proxy and cast your votes in one of three ways:

1. Send a delegate from the club who is attending the Annual Business Meeting to carry your club votes.

2. Designate the 2017–2018 district director to act as your club proxy. The district director, program quality director and club growth director will be attending. If (and only if) the district director is not in attendance, the next senior district officer attending the Annual Business Meeting will act as your club proxy.

3. Designate an active member from another club to act as your club proxy.

NOTE: The club president or secretary must assign the club votes. If the votes are not assigned, they cannot be cast. Votes must be assigned even if you are assigning the votes to yourself. To assign the club votes, go to www.toastmasters.org/clubcentral, log in, choose the club(s) you are assigning proxies for and click on Club Proxy.

More information and resources here>>.

If you have any questions or need help please contact me.

Cathy Herschell, DTM
District 86 Director

 

Karim Premji DTM Receives Presidential Citation Award

Amazing News, District 86!

Karim Premji2016-2017 International President, Mike Storkey, DTM has informed us that member of District 86, Karim Premji, DTM has been selected to receive the Presidential Citation, which will be presented to Karim at the 86th International Convention in Vancouver, BC. This award is presented in recognition of Karim's outstanding achievements in representing the goals and ideals of Toastmasters International and is one of Toastmasters' highest honors.

Please help me congratulate Karim on his outstanding contributions and dedication to Toastmasters International.

 

Presentation of Awards at the Div A COT on Jun 13th to Karim Premji, DTM For His Outstanding Achievements

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5 awards were presented to Karim Premji, DTM at the Div A COT on Jun 13th. This included the Douglas Barclay Award, a very special recognition from Toastmasters International which Cathy Herschell arranged and recognition from Division A Director.

Douglas Barclay Award Trophy & Plaque 2016-2017
District 86
Toastmasters International
Douglas Barclay Award
Presented to Karim Premji, DTM

Awarded annually to an active Toastmaster for their contribution and continued service within Toastmasters District 86 as well as promotion of Toastmasters to the outside community.

Toastmasters Letter:
Dear Toastmaster Premji:
We think you are phenomenal!
Please accept this plaque and our gratitude for your outstanding service to Toastmasters.
We appreciate all of your hard work, dedication, and commitment to the organization.
You truly are the epitome of the Toastmasters Promise and Core Values.
Thank you for everything you do.
We look forward to sharing many more years with you.

Best regards,
Michelle Faucher
Education Service
Toastmasters International

Plaque
Toastmasters International
Presented to Karim Premji For Remarkable Services and Dedication to Toastmasters May 2017

Mike Storkey, International President  

Daniel Rex Chief Executive Officer

Outstanding Toastmaster Pin

Triple Crown Pin

Region of Peel Open House

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The theme was “Gratitude” and featured two amazing speakers: Region of Peel member and 2016 Humorous District winner, Patricia Williams, and Keynote speaker, Elaine Barnes. 

Patricia spoke about her journey and the benefits of Toastmasters and how it not only helped her to win the Humorous Speech Contest but also helped her confidence (both at work and in her everyday life) and has inspired her to ‘want’ to do her best. Also, a member of the Region of Peel’s Executive Leadership Team, Janette Smith, gave greetings to attendees.

Elaine Barnes spoke of the benefits of Toastmasters within the correctional institutions as well as her struggles while working within corrections facilities. It was an eye opener for many as Elaine described the daily lifestyle of an inmate and volunteers.

There were some laughs and questions and all seemed to enjoy the event. After the event, attendees had a meet and greet with the speakers while enjoying great food as well as stopping by the information desk. There were magazines as well as various informational items about Toastmasters.

The event attracted over 50 people. It was a great turnout with great food and provided for a greatopportunity for many staff and visitors to learn about Toastmasters.

I (Event & Committee Chair ) would like to thank the committee members (Asha Hassan, Ben Yee, Eucharia Igwe, Anila Lalani, Rosanna Bullock and Leslie Benfield) for all of their hard work. I would also like to thank Paul Lewkowicz, Puneet Parhar, Bill Nicholson and Agnes D’Souza who volunteered their time to help with the event.

Hilary Sandiford

Treasurer
Region of Peel Toastmasters – Club#583417

Grimsby Toastmasters Open House June 19th

Welcome to Grimsby Toastmasters Open House Event with Featured Speaker Roger Caesar

Date: Monday June 19, 2017
Reception: 6:30 - 7:00 PM
Presentations: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Venue: Grimsby Secondary School - Cafeteria
Address: 5 Boulton Ave. Grimsby, ON
Featured Speaker: Roger Caesar, Two Time Semi-finalist in the World Championships of Public Speaking
Additional Guests: Greg Lewis & Charlie Kennedy - Effective Evaluation Demo
Finger Foods & Refreshments!
Grimsby TMOpenHouse

 

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Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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