Area W-64

Area W-64 Director: Rebecca Stirling

Headshot of Area W-64 Director, Rebecca Stirling

Area Boundaries:

North: Mount Forest

West: Goderich

South: Stratford




About Area:

From north to south in Area 64,

Mount 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

Have you been to a Toastmasters meeting yet?

We welcome visitors to our club meetings.  Please send a message to one of the clubs in our area and see a meeting with your own eyes.  Club contact information is below.


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


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:; 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

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:

Other Clubs, Areas, and Divisions are looking for volunteers.  Volunteers include prepared speakers for club meetings, workshop facilitators, and 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

International Speech Contest 2020-2021 (Online)

Winners of Linguists of Listowel Club International Speech Contest:

Winner - 1st Place: Brent Jemmett
Winner - 2nd Place: Dennis Frey
Winner - 3rd Place: Dennis May


Winners of Speak Stratford Club International Speech Contest:

Winner - 1st Place:  Mike Anderson
Winner - 2nd Place: Brent Jemmett
Winner - 3rd Place:  Glen R. Cressman


Winner of Mount Forest Motivators Club International Speech Contest:

Winner - 1st Place:   Caroline Beren

Congratulations, club contest winners!  The top two contestants from each club will meet on the Zoom stage at the Area 64 International Speech Contest.

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

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Eventbrite link (register to receive zoom link) International Speech Contest - Division W, District 86, Area 64
Time: 7 p.m. EST

Chair: Brad Baker
Chief Judge: Tammy Barrett

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.


Winner - 1st Place:  Caroline Beren
Winner - 2nd Place:  Mike Anderson
Winner - 3rd Place:  Dennis Frey

Congratulations, club contest winners!  The top two contestants from each club will meet on the Zoom stage at the Division W International Speech Contest.

Division W - International Speech Contest

Date: February 27, 2021
Location: Online
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Chair: Rebecca Stirling
Chief Judge: Russ Deacon

General Information:


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


Helpful Resources:

Toastmasters International Resources / Speech Contest Materials / Information

District 86 Resources

Other Contests:

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 Toastmasters contest that goes all the way to the International competition level - and where the World Champion of Public Speaking is decided!




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