2018 / 2019 Contact  & Club information  

Area 93 Director - Fiona Bruce CTM, CL

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Area Boundaries:

North: Elora 
South: Cambridge 
East :  East Guelph
West:  West Guelph

About Area:

The Guelph area is a diverse, vibrant and engaging community, one of the safest places in the country, and is a fantastic place to call home. In addition to a great university, and college, Guelph is committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities like the Toastmasters educational program.  Guelph’s first Toastmasters club (Royal City Toastmasters) was founded in 1958.  Demonstrating a small-town feel and big-city amenities, the area‘s sense of community is demonstrated in its commitment to Toastmasters Clubs around the city and surrounding county. With 21 clubs in a population of almost 200,000, the area's Toastmasters members are among the friendliest you will meet and are proud of the area they live in. With the highest employment rate in the country, and Guelph's best since early 2016, its Toastmasters clubs are filled with highly competent individuals who show a willingness to help run its effective program. Located in the “Innovation Corridor” - a stretch between Toronto and the Waterloo Region - Guelph consistently generates new businesses (locally and nationally) and develops upcoming talent, particularly for its high concentration of software developers.  Notably, the Toastmasters program includes not only public speaking, but also leadership development that creates opportunities for upward mobility.  Whether a student or retiree, a job seeker or career professional, an entrepreneur or homemaker, Guelph’s Toastmasters clubs can offer the personal development you desire.

 

Message from Area 93 Director

Welcome to Area 93’s Webpage for 2018-2019. We have an amazing team of Toastmasters who are experienced, caring, enthusiastic, and who are ready to help you with the Toastmasters innovative program - this is an awesome Area!

Calling all members: We want your ideas on how we can make things better, so send a note any time to area93director@toastmasters86.org!

2018-2019 Area Goals

For the 2018-2019 year, we are going back to basics and working for our members.

Priority one this year is to build strong and cohesive clubs. We’ll do this by:

1) Sharing the importance of educational progress, Officer training, welcoming new members, and meeting deadlines

2) Building fun and exciting meetings and showing member appreciation

3) Supporting each other, collaborating, sharing resources and offering motivating evaluations

4) Employing web resources and connectivity  to effectively support improved communication

How can Toastmasters help you?

Toastmasters offers personalized training in a face-to-face group setting, led by the members themselves. Individuals gain greater self-confidence while learning to conquer the number one fear of public speaking and are empowered to overcome obstacles once thought insurmountable. In addition to being a leader in improving public speaking and leadership development, it is also a trailblazer in building better leaders, developing social skills, creating great mentors, and learning to provide effective feedback.

Toastmasters clubs bring people together, create connections, and forge bonds. This fosters a sense of community and togetherness.  A number of members join Toastmasters simply for an opportunity to engage in affordable and valuable social interactions. Others want to give back to their community or to elevate their networking skills.

Medical practitioners often recommend membership for gaining practice in speaking, especially for those diagnosed with speech impediments, such as stuttering or lisps.

Toastmasters helps businesses

Local corporations like Linamar and Blount know the value of an in-house Toastmasters Club:  often providing some sponsorship towards membership, providing time for training during work hours, and supporting the clubs at the management level.

Toastmasters creates better listeners and stronger team members and leaders who can comfortably give and receive constructive evaluations.  According to Fast Company, “Overall, hiring managers found [value in] soft skills such as communication, leadership, ownership, and teamwork.”

Whether for personal development, career development, social interactions, or for medical reasons, Toastmasters is a non-profit organization that meets a variety of needs, strives to better the community for all, and offers many benefits to its members and greater community.

Visit a club and open your doors to endless possibilities. 

Club Officer Training 

Attend Phase I Club Officer Training this August

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Faith Lutheran Church, 247 Westmount Rd E, Kitchener, ON N2M 4Z2

Training for all officers - every club, every officer trained for 2018-2019

Contests

Choose the Conference Theme Contest

As you may already know, we will have ONE Conference annually in the Spring of 2019.

To ensure an exciting conference, members are being invited to suggest an engaging theme. This Choose the Conference Theme contest is open to all members and runs from July 1st – July 31st - so get your entry in today. The Program Quality Panel will select the best theme from the entries. Participate in this exciting contest and you could win one free day of attendance at the Spring conference! Plus, you will be featured in the program booklet.

Ralph Smedley Membership Building Contest

In honor of Toastmasters founder Ralph Smedley, win the “Smedley Award” when you add five new, dual, or reinstated members between August 1 and September 30. Applications and payments must be dated and received by September 30. Transfer and charter members do not count.  Qualifying clubs earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order, plus a $25 Toastmasters Gift Certificate to use towards club supplies!  

 

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

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