Issue 6 - 2018/2019
December 2018
District 42 Toastmasters Monthly Dispatch

Welcome to the sixth 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:
  • Message from the District Director
  • CLED Training Events
  • Where Leaders Are Made...District Leader Nominations
  • Spring Conference Announcement
  • Program Quality Corner
  • Support for Club Coaches and Leaders
  • Open House Month!
  • Public Relations Update

  • Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You!
  • Promote Your Event!
  • Journeys & District Spotlight
  • And the Award Goes to....
  • Happy Anniversary
  • The Leader Letter
Message from your District Director, Catherine Secunidak
Click on Catherine's photo on the left to hear her message!

Follow this link to the article on the District 42 website, for more information.
Upcoming Club Leadership Education Development (CLED) Training - Round 2
Club Leadership and Education Development (CLED) Training
Calling all Club Officers and members, to look out for an engaging and exciting CLED training, to support membership growth and enhance education. Check training dates with Division and Area Directors, or the District 42 website event page.

DIVISION CLED's Save the Dates!:

January 31, 2019 - 6:15 - 9:00pm
Suncor Energy Centre, West Tower 17 Floor, 150 - 6 Ave. SW Calgary, AB

Division B
December 1, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Part of the Division B Day Event
Ramada Hotel - Regina, SK

Division C
February 6, 2019 - 5:45 - 9:00pm
Suncor Energy Centre, West Tower 17 Floor, 150 - 6 Ave. SW Calgary, AB

Division D

Division E
January 19, 2019
Where Leaders are Made
Why did you join Toastmasters?
Did you join because you wanted to improve your communication skills?
As a member you might have soon realized that not only were your communication skills improving, but your leadership skills were as well.

The next step for your growth may be to serve as a club officer or as a district officer. The Leadership Committee is currently looking for members who want to take the next step in their growth as a member. Opportunities include serving as an Area Director, Division Director, or beyond.

Area Directors are appointed. Division Directors as well as Club Growth, Program Quality and District Director are elected.

If you are interested in taking your leadership and communication skills to the next level talk to your Area Director or contact Jacquie Schnider, DTM PID. There are qualifications for each position. If you are interested we can send you more information.

Jacquie Schnider
email us at
Program Quality Corner
Highlights from your Program Quality Director, Dunstant Taylor
Pathways Training Genius Bar   

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

Session #1 : Date: December 8, 2018
                    Time: 9:00am – 12:00 noon
                    Location: Bow Valley College, Room N536, North Campus 5th Floor

Session #2: Date: January 19, 2019
                    Time: 9:00am – 12:00 noon
Location: AHS South Campus

Pathways Update
Club Members, 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 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.
Base Camp Managers, Encourage, Engage and Embrace new members in their on-boarding to sign up for their Paths immediately, to gain the value of the program.
Note: Members are not automatically enrolled in the Pathways Program, after they registered with Toastmasters.
To continue to get support and request information for the Old Education System, please email Ray Mulvihill DTM 2020, at, or the Program Quality Director at
Please help us welcome to the Program Quality Team,
Chief Pathways Coordinator - Grant Hanna
Grant will be leading and heading all Pathways initiatives,
in collaboration with the
Program Quality Director - Dunstant Taylor.
Wanted - Logistics Manager
Do you enjoy a career in logistics, distribution and planning? Do you enjoy coordinating and overseeing a process or event to its completion?
I f you think you are suited for this leadership position and you would like to be part of the District 42 team .
Contact your Program Quality Director, Dunstant Taylor
Division and Area Contests
BIG THANK YOU to all the Division and Area Directors, and also to the Contest Officials for putting on good and excellent Evaluation and Table Topic contests.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Divisional Contest winners, see you at the District Conference in Moose Jaw May 3 - 5, 2019.

Support for Club Coaches and Leaders
Announcements from your Club Growth Director, Christina Kruis
Building Club Membership  creates stronger clubs and a richer experience for all club members during meetings and District events.
There are several resources available to help clubs promote their club and bring the benefits of Toastmasters to more people.

District 42 will be hosting  OPEN HOUSE 2019 Month from January 28 to February 28, 2019. Find out how your club can be promoted to the public directing guests to your club meeting. Talk to your Area Director for more information. Register your OPEN HOUSE 2019 on our events calendar to be included on our list of Clubs Hosting an Open House in our Social Media blasts.

What else can clubs do to learn more about Growing Club Membership?

  • Coachcraft #2 What Do I Do Now is on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
  • Using Mentoring to Build a Strong Club presented by Mona Cooley on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
  • Let's Get It Together on Saturday, January 12, 2019 will give clubs the plan and strategies to create sustainable clubs through growing membership.

Please see details for the above sessions on the EVENTS calendar on . All Toastmasters are encouraged to participate. 
To find out more on membership, please email Christina Kruis , Club Growth Director anytime!
Public Relations Update
from your Public Relations Manager,
Fellow Toastmasters! Do you
have a TM success story? Your Story? Why not share it with the world in JOURNEYS – our D42 Journeys blog where the world gets to hear. Submit your story to
Club Website – It is your virtual club that works for you 24/7/365.
If you need assistance with your 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.
Keep up with events in D42 through our District 42 Facebook Page
#MyWhy – Every Toastmaster has their WHY – What’s Yours – Record & Post Your WHY here.
Our PRM Team needs social media volunteers – for more info please contact Terry @

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:
 Coachcraft – So What Now?
December 2, 6:50 - 8:30 p.m.
Crowfoot Co-Op
35 Crowfoot Way NW, Calgary, AB
For details, click HERE!

Club Coach Webinars – Using Mentoring to Build a Strong Club
December 6, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Webinar access and details, click HERE!
Pathways Genius Bar
December 8, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm
Bow Valley College
Room N536, North Campus
342 – 6th Ave SE, Calgary, AB 
For details, click HERE!

Twin Rivers 70th Anniversary
December 8, 6:00-9:00pm
Willow Park Golf & Country Club
639 Willow Park Drive SE, Calgary, AB
For details, click HERE!

Judges and Contest Officials Training, Session #1
We are calling all Judges and contest officials for training, to support the International Speech and Humorous Speech Contest. Learn the rules, process and “why’ in contests.
February 2, 2019, 9:00am – 12:00pm
North Glenmore Park Community Association

District 42 Conference - SAVE THE DATE!
May 3-5, 2019
"Railway to Little Chicago"
Heritage Inn Hotel & Conference Centre
1590 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK
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 for 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 , 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 October !

48 a wards  were submitted! Click on the table to the right to see the list of awardees.
Each month, ribbons for individual member educational achievements 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. 
Shell Club  | December 1, 1987
Meets Monday at 12:00 PM
Shell Centre
Meet at Security Desk,
400 - 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Twin Rivers Club  | December 1, 1948
Meets Monday at 5:50 pm
Suncor Energy Centre, 17th Floor, West Tower
150 - 6th Ave S.W, Calgary, AB

December 1, 1979
Meets Wednesday at 6:30 PM
St. Andrews Center, 10601 Southport Road S.W., Calgary, AB

Tap Club  |  December 1, 1998
Meets Tuesday at 7:00 PM
Sask. Polytech, Board Room,
Saskatchewan & 6th Ave NW, Moose Jaw, SK
December 7, 2001
Meets Monday at 7:30 pm
Rocky Ridge Coop Building, Upstairs
11595 Rockyvalley Dr NW, Calgary, AB
NHO Toastmasters  |  December 8, 2016
Meets Wednesday at 12:05 pm
Nova Chemicals Head Office
1000, 1000- 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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