Program Quality Director
Anne Dockeray, DTM
programqualitydirector@toastmasters86.org

As we embark on a new year in Toastmasters, I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve you as your District Program Director.

My responsibilities include all aspects of education and training within our District by supporting quality clubs, member retention, promoting the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) also the planning, organizing, and executing the district conference.

We want to see each member reach their potential as confident leaders and speakers. This will be achieved by utilizing resources in Toastmasters International.

 https://www.toastmasters.org/education

 https://www.toastmasters.org/pathways-overview

If your club is Interested in going hybrid, this resource can be found here.

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/news-and-announcements/hybrid-meetings

If you are a new member or if you have been contemplating of checking the program, please reach out to us.  We are more than willing to serve and provide the information you may need.  You can also see some of the benefits by accessing  Why Toastmasters, or visit our clubs, join in the conversation, and develop your skills through the Toastmasters educational program.

I hope you are eager to achieve your goals.  It will be pleasure and honour to serve you along with the District Program Quality Team.

PQD Team Members

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Myrna Barthe, DTM

Program Quality Club Chair

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Carl Naus, DTM

Chief Judge

Guerdah Felix 150x225

Guerdah Felix, DTM

Pathways Chair

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Melanie Taddeo, DTM

Spring Conference Co-Chair

Guerdah Felix 150x225

Guerdah Felix, DTM

Spring Conference Co-Chair

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Cynthia Ayres, DTM

Incentives Chair

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Adam DeMille

FreeHostToast Chair

Teresa Carolan 150x225

Teresa Carolan

Mentoring Co-Chair

Gillian Sheldon

Gillian Sheldon, DTM

Mentoring Co-Chair

Melanie Taddeo 150x225

Melanie Taddeo, DTM

Inclusivity, Diversity, Equality, and Accessibilities Chair (IDEA)

General District 86 Resources

Click here to download the PQD Incentives

There are tons of incentives for you and your club to earn this Toastmaster year 2023 – 2024. Don’t wait, see Program Quality Incentives and CGD_Incentives
 

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Easy Speak

Easy-Speak is a meeting management software program written by a Toastmaster for Toastmasters designed to minimize human effort in the administration of the club and maximize the data available to run the club effectively.

Contact District 86 Easy Speak Chair  – if you are interested in learning more about the product.  The Easy Speak Chair is very knowledgeable about the software and how it can help your club and make the entire meeting management process for VPE’s easier and more productive.

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District 86 Contest Information

District 86 is having the International Speech contest and Table Topics contest this year.

  • Members have an excellent opportunity to develop and showcase their public speaking skills.
  • Contests provide different opportunities to engage and help members develop through Toastmasters.
  • Looking to attract new members, invite guests to your contest.

 

The International Speech and Table Topics online contest periods in District 86 are:

  • Club Contests: November 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023.
    • Areas with four or less clubs in good standing 8 weeks prior to the Area Contest, will send two contestants from each club to the International Speech Contest and two contestants from each club to the Table Topics Contests to compete at the Area contest.
    • Areas with more than four clubs in good standing 8 weeks prior to the Area Contest, will send one contestant from each club to the International Speech Contest and one contestant from the club Table Topics Contest to compete at the Area contest.
  • Area Contests: January 1, 2024, to February 15, 2024.
    • Divisions with four or less Areas will send two contestants from the Area International Speech contest and two contestants to the Table Topics Contest to compete at the Division contest.
  • Division Contests: February 16, 2024, to March 25, 2024.
    • Divisions, will send the first place contestant of the Division International Speech contest and the first place contestant of the Table Topics Contest to compete and the District Level Contests.
  • District 86 Contest: April 18 2024, 4pm -10pm.
    • Winner of the International Speech Contest goes on to the Region Quarter Final.
    • Table Topics Contest concludes at District level.

 

Toastmasters’ International provides the resources below on their website to support Speech Contests and Online Meetings. Be sure to read Speech Contest Rulebook Explanation of Changes.

 Speech
Contest Rulebook July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024

https://toastmasterscdn.azureedge.net/medias/files/department-documents/speech-contests-documents/1171-speech-contest-rulebook-2023-2024/1171-speech-contest-rulebook.pdf

Online
Speech Contest Best Practices

https://toastmasterscdn.azureedge.net/medias/files/department-documents/speech-contests-documents/479-online-speech-contest-best-practices.pdf

Online
Speech Contests

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/online-meetings

Speech
Contest Tutorials

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/speech-contests/speech-contest-tutorials

Speaker’s
Certification of Eligibility and Originality

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/speakers-certification-of-eligibility-and-originality

Judge’s
Certification of Eligibility and Code of Ethics

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/judges-certification-of-eligibility-and-code-of-ethics

Speech
Contestant Profile

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/speech-contestant-profile

Speech
Contests FAQ

 https://www.toastmasters.org/footer/faq/Speech%20Contests

International
Speech Contest Kit

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/international-speech-contest-kit

Table
Topics Speech Contest Kit

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/table-topics-speech-contest

International
Speech Contest Judge’s Guide and Ballot

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/international-speech-contest-judges-guide-and-ballot

Table
Topics Contest Judge’s Guide and Ballot

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/table-topics-contest-judges-guide-and-ballot

International
Speech Contest Tiebreaking Judge’s Guide and Ballot

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/tiebreaking-judges-guide-and-ballot

Table
Topics Contest Tiebreaking Guide/Ballot

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/table-topics-contest-tiebreaking-guide-ballot

Counters’
Tally Sheet

 https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/counters-tally-sheet

Speech
Contest Time Record Sheet and Instructions for Timers

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/speech-contest-time-record-sheet

Notification
of Contest Winner

 https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/notification-of-contest-winner

Speech Contest
Certificate Set

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/resource-library?rt=49be8736-3630-4828-b574-4241911e43eb&t=speech

Results
Form

https://toastmasterscdn.azureedge.net/medias/files/department-documents/speech-contests-documents/1168-results-form.pdf

Speech
Contest Region Quarterfinals Video Release Form

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/speech-contest-region-quarterfinals-video-release-form

Zoom
Stop Light Timer Backgrounds

 https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/zoom-stop-light-timer-backgrounds

Timer
Zoom Backgrounds

https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/timer-zoom-backgrounds

Wishing you a fun and successful contest season!

The Program Quality Team is here to support You!

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