Issue 10 - 2018/2019
April 2019

District 42 Toastmasters Monthly Dispatch

Welcome to the tenth edition of the District 42 Monthly Dispatch for the 2018/2019 Toastmasters year. Explore the articles below to learn more about your District.

In this issue:
  • Sneak Peak for Division Contests
  • Circles of Gold!
  • Spring Conference 2019
  • Program Quality Corner
  • Club Growth Post
  • Public Relations Update
  • Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You!

  • Promote Your Event!
  • Journeys - Shelley Goldback
  • District Spotlight
  • And the Award Goes to....
  • Happy Anniversary!
  • The Leader Letter
Division Contests
Join us at any or all of these Division events!
Click on the links below for more information or to register:
April 13, 8:30am - 12:00pm
Alberta Health Services, 10301 Southport Road SW, Calgary

April 13, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Ramada Hotel, Regina, SK

April 17, 5:45 - 9:00pm
Calgary Central Public Library
800 - 3rd Street SE, Calgary, AB
April 6, 2019, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Nanton Baptist Church
Nanton, AB

April 12, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
BMO Theatre at Shane Homes, Rocky Ridge YMCA, Calgary AB

April 11, 6:45 - 9:30pm
Suncor Energy Centre, West Tower
17 Floor, 150 - 6 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB
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! Check out the April calendar on the Events Page for your Division COG dates!
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,

For more reasons why you should attend the conference, go to:

Available only until April 15th!

(Last minute conference rate, $250.00 Apr 16-May 3)

Are you from Alberta and want to go but don't have a ride?
Join us on the Conference Bus from Calgary! Use the registration link above to get more information and reserve your spot!

Check out these Testimonial Videos!
Program Quality Corner
Highlights from your Program Quality Director, Dunstant Taylor
Pathways Virtual Training Sessions

How can you be successful in the Pathways Program? Think and plan your Pathways possibilities. Create your Path’s social clubs ~ Mentors others in Pathways ~ Learn the tricks and tips in Pathways ~ Showcase your Pathways growth by attending.

Upcoming Sessions:
Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 12:15pm
Sunday, April 07, 2019, 2:00pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 12:15pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019, 2:00pm

Winners of the Club Program Quality Awards
Is your club 100% Pathways Enrolled?
(as of the last member that registered to join your club)

If so send us the name of your Club, along with your Division or Area to Pathways Chief Coordinator,, and the Program Quality Director -
Pathways Update for Spring Conference!
There will be a table set up at the District Spring Conference where members can go to learn all they can about "Everything Pathways". Seek us out and bring us all of your inquiries!
Base Camp Managers and Club Executives, check out the District 42 website, under the Pathways tab, to find how-to videos, tips and tricks, and other relevant information to support your club education growth in Pathways. While you are there, check out the list of Pathways Assistants, as per your Area or Division, so you can contact them for help and support.

Contact the Pathways Chief coordinator (Grant Hanna) for any training needs and support at .
Club Growth Post
Announcements from your Club Growth Director, Christina Kruis
(Click on the Image to view our poster)

WHAT does the March into WOW Program do for District 42?
  1. Increases visibility on Social Media for D42
  2. Increases exposure to D42 Toastmasters outside a member’s home club
  3. Updates branding in clubs without new logo (banner or lectern)
  4. Rewards clubs that already have an upgraded banner and lectern with an opportunity to purchase TM products
  5. Sparks discussion between clubs about best practices
  6. Creates energy across D42 to increase membership.
  7. Develops Toastmasters relationships beyond the club and establish an increased network
Toastmasters Clubs in District 42 are experiencing great success using MEET UP!
Imagine 2, 3 or even 6 guests per meeting!! How could this build your club?
Learn tips and strategies to draw new people to your meetings.

Using MEETUP for Attracting Guests with
D99 Past District Director Lorraine Wheatly:
Wednesday April 11, 2019 7:00 pm SK/ 8:00 pm AB
Join Zoom Meeting


  • Calgary Public Library is looking for Youth Leadership Program Coordinators to make a difference with youth in your neighbourhood. What would you say to a Future Leader? Be part of a team to establish resources and connect leaders to coordinate these sessions ~ Watch the transformation in eight short weeks as students become more dynamic and confident speakers and equipped leaders ~ Watch for specialized workshops to prepare Toastmasters for this role.
  • Interested in getting more involved as we develop this program? Contact Christina Kruis at

  • Habla espanol? Spanish speaker and tourist with desire to speak better Spanish? Come to Spanglish Toastmasters. Join us Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Seton Library. Queries saber más? Contact Christina Kruis at
To find out more on membership, please email Christina Kruis , Club Growth Director anytime!
Public Relations Update
from your Public Relations Manager,
Make plans now for our Spring Conference in Moose Jaw, May 3, 4 & 5. Keep checking our Conference Page for updates. For Calgary members, don't forget there is a bus you can register for .
57 clubs had Open House events between Jan 28 and Feb 28 – but it’s never too late!
Check the 34 branded posters created by using 1 of 4 templates – if you couldn’t make the month, still have your Open House to bring in new guests and members. ANYTIME in the year is a good time for an Open House !

Your Club Website – It’s your virtual club that works 24/7/365 for YOU.
Ensure your club has a website. For assistance with FreeToastHost or EasySpeak website, please contact Terry @

Calling all club VP Public Relations execs!
Want to learn more about how to market your club and Toastmasters?
Want to learn all about using social media? Then request to join our
D42 Public RelationsTEAM Facebook page.
Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You!
There is more than just club officer training, contests and a 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 Area and Division events. 
Upcoming Events:
Coach Club
April 7, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Co-Op Meeting Room, 8818 Macleod Tr SW, Calgary
For Details, click HERE!
Would you like to participate in Coach Club in your community? Please contact Christina Kruis at for details on this new initiative.

Club Coach Webinars – Using MeetUp for Attacting Guests
April 11, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Webinar access, click HERE!

April 14, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Zoom call access, click HERE!

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 Area and Division events . Event details will be posted within three days of receiving your request form.
A registration survey can be created for all Area and Division related events upon request. 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.
Journeys & District Spotlight
Please check out the JOURNEYS  webpage to read about our very own Shelley Goldback!

Keep watch for more of the District's wonderful stories about our member achievements.
This website features a showcase of articles about our members and clubs under the DISTRICT SPOTLIGHT menu tab. The articles highlight, celebrate and congratulate members and their clubs and show best practices that support the District and Toastmasters mission and goals.  

Have you seen or do you know of someone who is doing an amazing job supporting Toastmasters clubs, their Area, Division or District?
Let us show our appreciation, gratitude and thanks for that person’s time, effort and talent.

Write and send your article to Arunima Bhattacharya for Division B , and the Program Quality Director - Dunstant Taylor
And the Award Goes to....
Educational Award Recipients 

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

70 awards   were submitted! Click on the table to the right to see the list of awardees. Congratulations to our new DTM's!! Lynn Theriault and Shelley Goldback!
Each month, ribbons for individual member educational achievements in the Old Education System are sent out from the District to the Club Presidents. These ribbons are to be presented to Club Members during a club meeting. The District has ordered more educational achievement ribbons, (currently on back order) and will send out the ribbons as soon as possible. 
Happy Anniversary!
Congratulations to our clubs celebrating anniversaries
this month!  
See charter date listed beside club name. 
  PLC Communicators  | April 1, 2012
Meets Tuesday @ 12:00 PM
Reserve Dining Room, Cafeteria
Peter Lougheed Center, 3500-26 Ave NE
Calgary, AB
Everyone Belongs  | April 12, 2012
Meets Thursday @ 1:00 PM
Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary | 4631 Richardson Way SW | Calgary, AB
April 26, 2016 | Meets Thursday @ 7:00 PM
Weyburn Public Library
45 Bison Ave | Weyburn, SK
Cranston Communicators  | April 22, 2017
Meets Thursday @ 7:30 pm
Cranston Resident's Association
11 Cranarch Rd SE | Calgary, AB
Zedi Masters  | April 26, 2017
Meets Thursday @ 11:30 am
Zedi Solutions | 902 11th ave SW | Calgary, AB
Successful Next Steps  | April 16, 2018
Meets Wednesdays @ 12:00 pm
#2000, 125 – 9 th Ave SE | Calgary, AB
Coulee Commentators Club  | April 1, 1964
Meets Mondays @ 7:00 p.m.
Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre
(West Community Room)
1904 13th Avenue N | Lethbridge, AB
Communicator Club  | April 1, 1978
Meets Wednesday 12:05 p.m.
Sasktel  | 2121 Sask Dr, Regina, SK
April 1, 1979
Meets Thursday at 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Bridgeland Riverside Community Centre.
917 Centre Ave NE | Calgary, AB
Lunch ala Toast Club  | April 1, 1995
Meets Bi-weekly Wednesday at 12:00 pm
Walter Scott Building | 209-3085 Albert St
Regina, SK
Nex To Speak Club  | April 16, 2003
Meets Thursdays at 12:00 pm
Nexen CNOOC Inc, Nexen Lobby Reception
801 7th Ave SW | Calgary, AB
Real Pegasus  | April 1, 2018
Meets 1 st & 3 rd Tuesday @ 12:00 pm
Room 8C Founders | Ste 900, 707 - 7th Ave SW| Calgary, 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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