Issue 8 - 2017/2018
February 2018
District 42 Toastmasters Monthly Dispatch

Welcome to the eighth edition of the District 42 Monthly Dispatch for the 2017/2018 Toastmasters year. Explore the articles below to learn more about your District.

In this issue:
  • Lead the Way | District 42 Club Leadership Training
  • Pathways Education Program
  • District Leadership Opportunities
  • Spring Convention
  • District Incentives
  • Order TM Materials Through District
  • Spring Speech Contests
  • Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You!
  • Promote Your Event!
  • And The Award Goes To...
  • Happy Anniversary
  • The Leader Letter
Lead the Way...
District 42 Club Leadership Training
The deadline to attend the second round of training is February 28, 2018
Twice a year, the District provides leadership training for club officers. Join us for Round 2 Club Officer Training between Dec 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018. You will have an opportunity to meet, interact with and learn from leaders from around the District.

Attend a training day, time, location that works for you!
Saturday, February 3rd
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evergreen Community Spaces
1709 8th Ave NE
Calgary, AB
Saturday, February 10th
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lutheran Church of Our Saviour
8831 Fairmount Drive S E
Calgary, AB
Saturday, February 17th
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Bow Valley College
345 6 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
Saturday, February 17th
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nordbridge Seniors Centre
1904 13 Ave North Lethbridge
Lethbridge, AB
Training is open to all members. It is a great opportunity for future club leaders to see what club leadership is all about!

CLICK HERE for more information and to find a training event near you!
Get Ready for Pathways…
Introducing the Pathways Learning Experience , a new Toastmasters Education Program.
Pathways is tentatively scheduled to rollout to District 42 members on
April 24, 2018!
On Now...

Attend club officer training between Jan 1 and Feb 28 to learn more about the Pathways Learning Experience (events are posted here ). Each club will also be assigned an Ambassador and a Pathways Guide to help keep you informed and teach you the new program. Club visits have already begun. 
Up Next...

In March and April, Ambassadors and Guides will attend a club meeting to distribute a "Roll Out Kit" and go over the material with all members. We appreciate, in some cases, this will take an entire club meeting. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. We are striving to visit every club before we roll out to ensure you have the information you need to get started. If we do not visit a minimum of 70% of our clubs, our rollout date will be delayed.
Ambassadors and Guides will be in touch with Club Leaders to schedule visits and training sessions.

Visit for more information and updates as they become available.
District Leadership Opportunities
Leadership Opportunity
Be a Club Coach or Mentor/Sponsor a New Club

Are you looking to complete your Advanced Leader Silver?  If the answer is ‘yes’, then consider being a club coach, sponsor or mentor.

The Club Growth Team, is actively recruiting for Club Coaches are appointed to clubs that have 12 or fewer paid members. They play an important role in assisting clubs grow their membership and build stronger clubs. For more information about this leadership opportunity, check out “Who is a club coach?”

Be a club coach today! There are a number of opportunities within the District.  If you are interested in helping a club, please contact your District 42 Coaches, Mentors and Sponsors Officer, Shadna Rana, by email at .
Leadership Opportunity | Be a District Leader

Are you looking to complete your Advanced Leader Silver?   Would you like to help other clubs meet their mission?   If the answer is ‘yes’, then consider being a district leader.

Nominations are now open for the following elected 2018-19 District leader positions: District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and Division Director. Nominations are also open for the following appointed 2018-19 positions: Area Director, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, and Public Relations Manager.


If you or someone you know of would like to serve in one of these positions, please submit the District Leader Nominating Form to the District Leadership Committee ( )

Nominations are due by March 1, 2018.
Find Your "Pathway to Success"
Join us at Spring Convention, Apr 27-29, 2018 in Calgary AB

Registration Includes:

  • Friday night Networking – unwind with challenging games and meet other Toastmasters.
  • Educational Sessions designed to meet your personal and professional goals.
  • Be inspired by the International Speech Contest & District Evaluation Contest – come learn from observing proficient speakers.
  • Saturday evening Gala & Dancing!
  • On-going Hospitality/Meet & Greet
  • Learn at the District 42 Business Meeting.
  • Find out more about Pathways Education Experience.
  • Full registration includes the following meals: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch & Gala dinner, and Sunday breakfast.

Hotel Information: Glenmore Inn is offering a special room rate – ask for the D42 promo discount.


Freddi Dogterom, DTM, AS

The road to the prestigious Accredited Speaker designation is long, arduous, never straight and cannot be completed alone. Freddi D is one of only 10 Canadians, and one of only 12 women in the world to achieve Accredited Speaker designation. You will be inspired as she dazzles us with her stories of polar bears and her passion for doing things “just a little bit differently!” Freddi says it took 10 years to become an overnight success. Get prepared to climb your own personal mountain!
Seeking Education Presenters
Presenting an educational session is a great way to share your knowledge and give back to your fellow Toastmasters. Educational submissions deadline is February 13, 2018.
Please click here for details on how to apply. Email Sping Convention Chair if you have any questions: .
District Incentives
Bright, Shiny Objects
Imagine the Olympics without the podium ceremonies and the presentation of the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze medals!
As much as we admire the effort, perseverance and pains of Olympic athletes, we REALLY like that they receive those bright shiny objects.
District 42 has created a number of awards to celebrate our successes and appeal to our natural propensity to collect shiny objects.
The best way to learn about the available incentives is to visit the incentives page on the web site:
There are two main categories of awards, individual and club awards.
Individuals can earn rewards for bringing in members and for completing educational and leadership designations.
Clubs can earn rewards for new members, holding specific meetings, sponsoring, coaching or mentoring new clubs. Clubs also earn rewards for club officers trained, achieving DCP (Distinguished Club Program) goals and member retention.
Prizes range from certificates and ribbons to pins, and TMI merchandise to discounts in the TM store.
Why should you care about District Incentives?
These awards celebrate and symbolize the great achievements of your members and your clubs, your “journey to the podium”.

Those achievements are evidence of the effort you expend, the sacrifices you make and the learning experiences you have just as Olympic athletes’ medals tell the stories of the efforts, challenges and suffering they endured to get to the podium.
Set your sites on one or more District Incentives today!
If you have questions about District 42 incentives, I invite you to connect with me.
Shelley Goldbeck, DTM
Incentives Chair
You may be close to earning, or have already earned, a District Incentive!
You can register your accomplishment online now! CLICK HERE to see the details of incentives available, and CLICK HERE to register and be recognised for your accomplishments.
Go-Getter Award
Earn 5 Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Goals by January 31 to qualify for a Go-Getter Award ribbon.

The remaining winners will be announced on Social Media (District 42 Facebook page and Twitter). Ribbons will be mailed out to Club Presidents by the end of February for qualifying clubs.
CLICK HERE to see where your club is currently at for DCP Goals.

Congratulations to the following clubs, who have already achieved 5 or more DCP Goals (as of January 29, 2018)
Order Club Materials Through the District
Save Shipping Costs for Yourself and Your Club!
Order from the Toastmasters International Shop Through the District
This year District 42 is allowing clubs and members to place an order alongside the District orders. This will allow the clubs or individual members to save on some of the shipping costs, as the District will cover all Customs-Brokerage and shipping costs from Toastmasters International.

Clubs and Members are responsible for paying the costs of products in Canadian dollars.

CLICK HERE to see the detailed procedures for placing an order through the district, or visit

District Orders will potentially be placed on the 20th day of the month from January through May 2018, pending the amount of the entire order.
Spring Speech Contests
Plan Your Club Contests
During the Spring, clubs across District 42 conduct the following speech contests:
  • International Speech Contest
  • Evaluation Contest

Planning club contests is primarily the responsibility of the VP Education, however it is a great opportunity for members to help with planning the event that can earn them credit towards their Competent Leader manual.

Winners at each Club advance to compete at the Area contest, winners of the Area advance to compete at the Division contest and winners of the Division advance to compete at the District contest (held during District 42 Spring Convention , Apr 27-29, 2018 in Calgary). For the International Speech Contest only, winners of the District advance to compete at the World Championship of Public Speaking (held during the International Convention , Aug 22-25, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois)

The deadline to complete Club contests is March 17, 2018 (or two weeks before your Area Contest). Please speak with your Area Director about scheduling your event.
Resources are Available
For information about running a contest, see the new Speech Contest Rulebook , International Speech Contest Kit , and Evaluation Speech Contest Kit .

Visit for Speech Contest Scripts and other contest resources.
If you have any questions, please contact our District 42 Chief Judge, Carol Dyte and District 42 Contest Chair, Bev LeBlanc at .
Circle of Gold
Circle of Gold can help YOU get to the next level of competition while also developing your evaluation skills and meeting new Toastmasters!

Circle of Gold is a peer mentoring group that helps participants become better speakers, evaluators and leaders. It works at every level of expertise and every phase of developing a speech. 

Contact Darlene Davies, D42 Circle of Gold Resource, to find out more about this program.

WEBINAR: Speech Contest Judges Training
Wednesday February 7, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. MST
This webinar will help prepare you for the role of contest judge and includes:
  • Overview of Contest Judging
  • Judging Practice

Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You!
There is more than just Club Officer Training, convention and conference taking place in our Toastmasters Community...

Check out our  Event Calendar on the  District 42 website regularly for information about upcoming events around the District!

Don't forget to register! Online registration is now available for most events. 
February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Knox-Metropolitan United Church
2340 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK

January 18 - February 22, 2018
6:45 pm - 8:10 pm
Moose Jaw, SK

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fluor Canada, 55 Sunpark Plaza SE, Calgary, AB
Promote Your Event!
Did you know...

You can fill out the form  here and email it to  to be included on the District 42 Event Calendar and to receive a Registration Link.

The District 42 Event Calendar is a central place to promote your event. Event details will be posted within three days of receiving your request form.
A registration survey can be created for any event. A link will be provided which allows your attendees to register in advance. Event organizers will receive a link to a summary of registration data, and regular downloads of the detailed registration responses.

Please note that we can post special events for your club, but we cannot post individual club meetings.
And the Award Goes To....
Educational Award Recipients 

Congratulations to all of our Educational Award recipients from the month of December!

77 a wards were submitted during the sixth month of the Toastmasters year. Click on this table to see the list of awardees.
Happy Anniversary!
Congratulations to sixteen of our clubs celebrating anniversaries this month!  See charter date listed beside club name.
February 1, 1960
Meets Thursdays, Sept-June
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Winston Golf Club
2502 - 6th St. NE, Calgary, AB

Circle T Club | February 1, 1962
Meets Tuesday 6:30 PM
All Saints Anglican Church
606 12th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB

February 1, 1962
Meets Wednesday at 7:00 PM
Saskatchewan PolyTech - Palliser Campus
Saskatchewan St & 6th Ave NW
Moose Jaw, SK

Treasure Chest Club | February 1, 1983
Meets Wednesday at 7:00 PM
Parkland College Trades & Tech Centre
273 Dracup Ave. North, Yorkton, SK

February 1, 1983
Meets Monday at 12:00 pm
The Co-operators Life Insur Co
1920 College Ave, Regina, SK

Westenders | February 1, 1984
Meets Wednesdays at 11:50 a.m.
Husky Tower, 707 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

February 1, 1998
Meets Tuesday 12:05 pm
Nova Chemicals
2928 16th Street NE, Calgary, AB

Dynamically Speaking Club | February 1, 1998
Meets Thursdays @ 7:00 am
Country Kitchen Catering
Lower level of The Keg Restaurant
1717 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB
Literally Speaking | February 6, 2006
Meets Tuesday at 12:00 pm
Program Room Calgary Public Library Crowfoot
8665 Nose Hill Drive NW, Calgary, AB

Verve Toastmasters Club | February 16, 2006
Meets Wednesday at 7:30 am
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, 3rd floor
1213 - 4 Street SW, Calgary, AB

Speak Easy | February 23, 2007
Meets Tuesday at 12:01 pm
TransAlta, 110 - 12th Ave SW, Calgary, AB

SAIT Sayers | February 8, 2012
Meets Wednesday at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SAIT Polytechnic,
Room V128, Campus Centre Building
1301 - 16th Ave NW, Calgary, AB

February 24, 2012
Meets Thursday at 12:05 pm
3rd Floor Boardroom, Catholic School Centre
1000 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

February 1, 2013
Meets Wednesday at 12:00 pm
Fifth Avenue Place, West Tower
237 4th Avenue SW, Room 714, Calgary, AB

Civil Speakers | February 24, 2014
Meets Thursday at 12:05 to 12:55 PM
Darlene Hincks Committee Room (Main Floor)
City Hall, 2476 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK

Gordon's Gourmet | February 23, 2016
Meets Alternating Wed & Thurs 12:00 pm
Gordon Food Services (GFS)
290212 Township Road 261
Rocky View County, AB
The Leader Letter
The Leader Letter is a monthly email sent to all Club Officers and District Leaders from Toastmasters International. The email contains information and reminders that keep all leaders up to date. 
Click Here for the most recent issue. 
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