We hope this message finds you well and brimming with enthusiasm as we navigate through the exciting month of February.
Contest season is starting, leadership training is completed, and 'Of the Year' awards nominations are done. Has your club nominated its shining stars for the 'Of the Year' awards?
If you missed the Road to Regina Kickoff, don't worry—the next one promises to be even more special.
For those hungry for knowledge and eager to dive deeper into their roles, our Masterminds sessions are tailor-made for you. Have you had a chance to attend any? Check out our D42 Event calendar for these sessions.
Contemplating whether to take the plunge into the contest arena? We say, go for it! This is your opportunity to shine, learn, and grow.
As we navigate this exciting month together, let's support and uplift one another. District 42 Toastmasters is not just a community; it's a family bound by a common passion for growth, learning, and excellence. Wishing you all the best on your Toastmasters journey in February 2024!
Wow! Where does the time go??? This is a great opportunity for me to give back to this organization where leaders are made and to help our clubs succeed. One of the initiatives that was introduced in the past couple of years was the 30-60-90 days plan to help clubs stay informed on what needs to be accomplished to reduce any surprises. However, I do encourage you to continue to keep an eye on the District Calendar for any changes or updates.
Your 30-60-90 days Plan snapshot
Talk up Toastmasters - Toastmasters International incentive: Begins February 1, 2024
Plan Club Open House meeting
All Leader Call (Division & Area Directors) meeting: February 5, 2024
Road to Regina – Paving the Way: February 10, 2024
D42 “Of the Year” (OTY) Awards: February 10, 2024
The District Calendar is available for you to continue to be updated with District events. If your club is celebrating an upcoming special event (ie: Open house, anniversary) you would like to post on the District calendar, simply fill out the "Submit New Event Form.
"OF THE YEAR" Awards
This year’s “Of The Year” Awards will be held as an ONLINE event hosted by the District team.
The “Road to Regina” is underway as we approach the spring District 42 Conference! The series launched on January 6 with a fantastic event featuring Leadership Architect, Brahm Memone, speaking on Service. If you didn’t have an opportunity to attend that event, you can watch the recording HERE.
Our next stop on the “Road” is with our International President, Morag Mathieson, who will be joining us from her home in Germany on February 10th! Are you wondering, “What will Morag be speaking about?” Well, guess what? She is putting together a brand new speech – just for us! The only way to know what she will be speaking about is to attend!
Time: 9:00 AM (AB) / 10:00 AM (SK)
This is an event you will not want to miss. Register today HERE
We would love to see at least 100 people on the call. Let’s all show up for Morag and make this an event to remember!
Membership renewals are due March 31, 2024. Please renew by March 31, 2024, to stay in good standing to be able to participate in events such as the upcoming contests and district business meetings at the spring conference. As we approach the deadline, please keep in mind that Toastmasters International’s network may experience slower response times.
Talk Up Toastmasters is running from Feb 1 to March 31. This campaign aims to boost membership by encouraging clubs to add 5 new, dual, or reinstated members to receive an incentive.
Talk Up Toastmasters is more than just a campaign; it’s an opportunity for clubs to contribute to the growth and success of Toastmasters. By actively participating and recruiting members, clubs not only enhance their vitality but also contribute to the larger Toastmasters community. The incentives provided by Toastmasters International serve as recognition of the clubs’ efforts, motivating them to continue fostering an environment where individuals can thrive in their journey of self-improvement and leadership development. As the campaign unfolds, Toastmasters around the world eagerly anticipate the positive impact it will have on individual growth and the collective strength of Toastmasters clubs.
I would like to acknowledge the team members who work on the club retention committee. This team works to find coaches, support the coaches and clubs and provide information.
Jackie Harbidge works to find presenters for the club coach's monthly meetings. She looks for topics that provide a variety of information that will assist struggling clubs and the coach. The presenters are chosen for their knowledge.
Vicky Huynh does the promotions for the monthly meetings. Her ability to create the posters builds interest in the sessions. She sends out invitations to club executive members and coaches. Vicky has also been instrumental in creating a tracking tool for club coach reports. This tool is in the trial stages.
Cathy Morrell provides support and guidance to the team. She assists with ideas and
recommendations for potential coaches.
Our District 42 Club Coach Director, Debbie Stearns, works with the team to find coaches, assist struggling clubs and guide the club retention team as we go forward.
As co-chair of the committee, I want to recognize each of these members who work diligently to
support the clubs in District 42. If you would like to join the club retention committee or coach a club, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In-Person TM Meetings
Carol Dyte, VP Membership
Lynne Herzog, Secretary
Glenmore RSVP Toastmasters #1936
In-Person TM Meetings - Many Member Benefits!!! Toastmaster District 42 provides opportunities to create clubs that fit all Toastmasters' needs. At last count, D42 offers 26 In-Person Clubs, 35 Hybrid Clubs and 41 Clubs that meet online. There is something for everyone and advantages to every format.
Recognition Club & Individual Recognizing Individual Sponsorship If you have helped promote and sponsor new members to join our club, you have made a significant contribution to our membership growth and deserve recognition.
Celebrating Excellence An Inside Look at the Toastmasters District 42 "Of the Year" Awards Toastmasters in District 42 recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, clubs, areas and divisions annually. The Of the Year (OTY) Awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of those who make a difference in their Toastmasters community.
Are you a dynamic speaker with a passion for education? We invite you to be part of the District 42 Toastmasters Spring Conference! Share your expertise on topics like communication, leadership, and personal development. Apply now to become a workshop speaker by filling out the form HERE.
Join us in creating an unforgettable experience for our diverse community of Toastmasters. The deadline for submissions is March 16, 2024.