2017 / 2018 Contact  & Club information  

Division W

Serving: Kitchener-Waterloo, Listowel, Kincardine, Goderich, Stratford

Division W Director - Chris Brown, DTM | divisionwdirector@toastmasters86.org


Division Boundaries:

North:  Kincardine, across to Listowel, down towards Palmerston, Floradale, into Breslau
South:  Plattsville, Tavistock, Ailsa Craig, Kettle Point
East :  Breslau
West: Goderich, Kincardine, Kettle Point

About Division:
We currently have 21 clubs in Division W: 17 of them right in K-W, plus clubs in Listowel, Kincardine, Goderich, and Stratford. 


Division W - Contacts

AREA W-61:
Area Director: area61director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Talk of the Towntalkofthetowntm.toastmastersclubs.org6234OpenThursdays; 12:05 pm
Diverse City1484647.toastmastersclubs.org1484647OpenMondays; 7:00 pm
Les Toastmasters Volubileshttp://4638847.toastmastersclubs.org/4638847OpenWednesdays; 7pm
MTD Kitchener Toastmasters Clubx4820143CorporateTuesdays; 12 noon


AREA W-63:
Area Director: Elaine Merritt, CC, ALB | area63director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Kitchener-Waterloo2432.toastmastersclubs.org2432OpenTuesdays; 7:00 pm
CHEERS Toastmasterswww.agfacheers.wordpress.com9929OpenWednesdays; 12 noon
University of Waterloowww.uwtoastmasters.uwaterloo.ca1244822OpenThursdays; 5:30 pm
McAfee Waterloo Toastmastersx5513608OpenTuesdays; 1:00 pm


AREA W-65:
Area Director: Carolyn Wilker, ACG, ALB | area65director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Black Walnutblackwalnut.toastmastersclubs.org3320OpenWednesdays; 7:30 am
Energeticsenergetics.toastmastersclubs.org4826OpenThursdays; 4:15 pm
CCRazy Talkersccrazytalkers.toastmastersclubs.org/9228OpenWednesdays; 12 noon
Greater K-W Chamber of Commercegreaterkwchamber.com/education/3000988CorporateMondays; 12:05pm


Division W - Summer Club Officer Training - Round 1

NEW!!! Make-Up Training - Divisions T and W (North)

A make-up Club Officer Training is scheduled for August 23, 2017 in Hanover.

Details and registration available  HERE


NEW!!! Make-Up Training - Divisions T and W (Kitchener)

August 16, 2017 - 7-9pm  (Registration starts at 6:30pm)

Faith Lutheran Church 247 Westmount Rd E, Kitchener ON

Please register on Eventbrite: https://div-w-cot.eventbrite.com



First Training for Combined Divisions W and T Club Officer Training was held as:

Date: 17 June 2017
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

Environment Building (EV3) (the green one, on Ring road)
Room EV3 1408
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

Click to see the map - University of Waterloo, Environment Building 

Most parking lots at the University do have a hourly or flat rate. (But lot "X" is usually free on Saturdays.) Please click to see the map of the campus for the locations of parking lots: U. of Waterloo Campus Map


Registration at the door is just $5.  Please pre-register at EventBrite to help with planning for coffee,tea, and snacks at:  https://divtandw-cot.eventbrite.com


  8:30am - Registration
  9:00am - Welcome and Opening Remarks
  9:30am - Pathways Essentials
10:00am - First session (President, VP Ed, Secretary, SAA, How To Judge A Speech Contest, Moments of Truth)
11:05am - Break
11:25am - Second session (VP Membership, VP PR, Treasurer, How To Run a Club Contest, How To Be A Distinguished Club, Enhancing Evaluations)
12:30pm - Exit 

General Information: 

Meet your fellow club officers of Divisions T, W, and beyond as we aim for success in 2017-2018.  The 2017-2018 year is expected to be big.  Be prepared by attending this club officer training.  Also, the new Pathways program is expected to launch in our District this Fall - find out more about the upcoming changes to the Toastmasters Education program.


Divisions W & T Winter Club Officer Training - Round 2


Date:   Friday January 26, 2018

Time:   6:30pm - 9pm.

Location: RWDI 

Please register by clicking here

Contact: divisionTdirector@toastmasters86.org



December 2017

Date:  Saturday December 2, 2017

Time:   9am-12:30pm (registration 8:30am)
Location:  University of Waterloo, RCH Building
GPS: 43.47034,-80.54072

Registration and directions:  https://divisions-t-w-cot-phase2.eventbrite.ca
Cost: $5 cash at the door  (plus $5 parking (credit card) if you use the closest parking lot)

Parking: Closest parking lot is a paid lot, requires a credit card ($5), located on Ring Road by Seagram Drive. Exit University Ave onto Seagram towards Ring Road. The lot is on your left, between University Ave and Ring Road.

Contact: divisionWdirector@toastmasters86.org

Division W - Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contest

Date: 13 October 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm  (Registration 6:30, Briefings 6:45, Contest Starts 7:00pm)
Location:  Studio Theatre, part of Centre In the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener, ON 

The entrance for the Studio Theatre is across from 36 Ellen St. E.

Click here to pre-register on EventBrite.

Come on out to cheer the best in Division W!

Enjoy the double event of Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contests.  Find out who will represent the Division at the District Conference.

Chief Judge:  Deborah MacPherson


Contest Winners 2017-2018:

Humorous Speech Contest Winners, 2017

1st Place - Andrea D'Ambrosio

2nd Place - Kevin Reinhart

3rd Place -  Sven Kutnik

Table Topics Contest Winners, 2017

1st Place - Sherrie Sweeney

2nd Place - Hashu Gill

3rd Place - Jie Dierickse


Division W - International Speech and Evaluation Contest

Date: 23 March 2018
Time: Registration at 6:30pm, Briefings 6:45pm, Contest starts 7:00pm. Adjourn at 9:45pm
Location:  Studio Theatre, part of Centre In the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener, ON

Google Map: click here

The entrance for the Studio Theatre is across from 36 Ellen St. E.

Register on Eventbrite to help us plan for refreshments! https://division-w-spring-contests.eventbrite.ca

Come on out to cheer the best in Division W. Enjoy the double event of the Evaluation Contest and the International Speech Contests. Find out who will represent the Division at the District Conference in April, and go on to Chicago to the World Championship of Public Speaking!

Admission: $10/person to cover costs of venue, refreshments and supplies. (Contestants no charge)

Chair:  TBD
Chief Judge:  TBD

General Information:  

FOR ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT:  divisionWdirector@toastmasters86.org



Last year's winners:

International Speech Contest Winners, 2016 - 2017

1st Place - Neil Dunsmore

2nd Place - Craig Dubecki

3rd Place - Brenna Urbanek

Evaluation Speech Contest Winners, 2016 - 2017

1st Place - Brenna Urbanek

2nd Place - Todd Kasenberg

3rd Place -  Margaret Waechter


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

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