Area W-64

Area W-64 Director: Rebecca Stirling

Headshot of Area W-64 Director, Rebecca Stirling

Area Boundaries:

South: Stratford
East: Listowel
West: Goderich

 

 

 

About Area:

From north to south in Area 64,

Mt Forest is one of the highest elevation communities in southern Ontario (western end of the Dundalk highlands).

Listowel hosts the annual Perth Autumn Studio Tour to showcase artistry work from around the region, which will be virtual this year.

Stratford received awards for being the Prettiest City and an Intelligent Community (i.e. smart city) an added bonus for over a half a million people attending the famous Stratford Festival.

Message from Area 64 Director

Are you a member in Area 64 and...

     -need additional support getting started on your Pathway?

     -are interested in giving a workshop for Club Officer Training?

     -want to volunteer at contests outside your club?

     -want to know more about serving in positions outside your club?

     -would like to serve as a future Area Director?

...then please feel free to contact me at areaW64director@toastmasters86.org

 

Healthy clubs are best supported by trained club officers.  Phase II Club Officer Training takes place between November 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021 and will be conducted online.  TLI training dates are on this link: https://www.toastmasters86.org/events/officer-training/club-officer-training-winter; or better yet, network with other officers in your local area at Division W - Club Officer Training.  The Area 64 Director supports club officers in any way they need, and you can contact me at areaW64director@toastmasters86.org

Contests are a fun way to develop outside the club setting and meet other Toastmasters in a supportive environment.  Whether you are a contestant or a volunteer, contests are a great way to challenge yourself to go beyond your comfort zone.  Tune your leadership skills by taking on a major volunteer role for a contest.  All training is provided, and fellow Toastmasters are happy to help: either informally, as a mentor, or gathered together as an advisory committee.  Major volunteer roles at contests can even count towards a higher level project in your Pathway.  Here is a link to training for the major volunteer roles for this year's digital contests: https://toastmasters86.org/resources/webinar/contests

Other Clubs, Areas, and Divisions are looking for volunteers.  Volunteers include prepared speakers for club meetings, workshop facilitators, and volunteers at contests,  so please let me know if you are interested.  For a list of other contests in our Division check out the List of Area International Speech Contests, List of Division International Speech Contests.  Connect with me at areaW64director@toastmasters86.org

Area 64 - International Speech Contest 2020-2021 (Online)

Date: TBD
Location: Online (link TBD)
Time: TBD

Chair: TBD 
Chief Judge: TBD

General Information: Our District 86 team decided to advance the International Speech Contest only beyond the club level this year, and to host the Area, Division, and District contests online only.  This is THE year to attend multiple contests and follow your favourites all the way to the international stage in Nashville from the comfort of your own home! 

Speech content is diverse and contestants will be fully focused on giving you the best they have to offer.  Whether you are an experienced or new Toastmaster, or checking the organization out for the first time, you are welcome to attend, learn, laugh, and be inspired.  There's something for everyone, so register through the Eventbrite link when available so you can access the contest.

Contact:  area64wdirector@toastmasters86.org 

Winner - 1st Place:  
Winner - 2nd Place:
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Helpful Resources:

Toastmasters International Resources / Speech Contest Materials / Information

District 86 Resources

Other Contests:

 

Division W - International Speech Contest

Date: February 27, 2021
Location: Online
Time: TBD

Chair: Rebecca Stirling
Chief Judge: Russ Deacon

General Information:

Contact: divisionwdirector@toastmasters86.org 

Winner - 1st Place:  
Winner - 2nd Place:
Winner - 3rd Place:

 

District 86 - International Speech Contest

Date: April 18, 2021
Location: Online
Time: TBD

Chair: TBD 
Chief Judge: TBD

General Information:  The International Speech Contest is the most important of all Toastmasters Contests.  The speech is to be an original speech of 5-7 minutes.  It can be serious, funny, and inspirational. The International Speech Contest is held at the Club, Area, Division, District, and International level.  The International Speech Contest is the only one that goes all the way to the International competition level - and where the World Champion of Public Speaking is decided!

Contact:  TBD

Winner - 1st Place:  
Winner - 2nd Place:
Winner - 3rd Place:

 

 

 

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