Issue 7 - 2018/2019
January 2019
District 42 Toastmasters Monthly Dispatch

Welcome to the seventh 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:
  • Happy New Year! Welcome Back!
  • CLED Training Events
  • District 42 Spring Conference
  • Program Quality Corner
  • Club Growth Post
  • 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
Upcoming Club Leadership Education Development (CLED) Training - Round 2
Club Leadership and Education Development (CLED) Training
Calling all Club Officers and members! Look out for an engaging and exciting CLED t raining session to support membership growth and en hance education. Check with your Division or Area directors or the District 42 website event page for training dates near you.

The training will include: Club officer training, Pathways, membership growth, finding New Membership and/or Membership Building, Creating a Quality Club and Enhancing Evaluation To Motivate.

DIVISION CLED's! Click on the links below for more information:

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

February 7, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 13th Ave, Regina SK, S4T 1N7

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

Division D
February 2 , 10:00am - 3:00pm
The Ability Resource Centre,1610 – 29th Street North, Lethbridge, AB

February 9 , 10:00am - 3:00pm
423 North Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB

February 16, 8:00am - 12:30pm
Bow Valley College, South Campus, 345 - 6th Avenue SE, Calgary AB
District 42 Spring Conference
An Educational Presentation Opportunity Awaits!!
Fellow Toastmasters, the Spring Conference could be your opportunity to show off both your verbal and visual communication skills. For the very first time at a District 42 Conference there will be Poster Sessions. In order for the sessions to be successful we need you!
Poster Sessions are posters that may include drawings, photographs, charts, graphs, and textual data related to a specific subject. Toastmasters will visit your Poster Session at a set time to view your information and ask questions about your display. (An example of a Poster Session topic may be “Five Ways to Engage your Club Membership”). Follow this link to a Microsoft template to help understand a Poster layout.

We are looking for volunteers to create/present a Poster Session on a topic related to either leadership or communication. Does this opportunity interest you? Do you want to be a part of our first ever poster session?
If the answer is yes, please send your topic, along with a short outline to by February 28th, 2019.

Entries will be evaluated and members will be contacted by the middle of March.
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 #2 : Date: January 19, 2019
                    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
                    Location: AHS South Campus

(This training session may be changed to Zoom Online, due to CLED Training on the same day.)
Pathways Update
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 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.

Pathways Assistants, Base Camp Managers, Club Executive contact the Pathways Chief Coordinator (Grant Hanna) for any training needs support at .
Encourage, Engage and Embrace new members in your club's on-boarding process, to sign up for their Pathways immediately, to gain the value of the program. 

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 .
(as of the last member that registered to join your club): 

Division A - Cranston Communicators                                      
Division B - Wild Oats
Division C - Sunny South Speakers
Division D - Inspired Toastmasters Club
Division D - High River Toastmasters Club                             
****This 100% will change regularly, based on new members joining your club on a later day*****
Judges and Contest Officials Training
Session #1 Date: February 2, 2019
                   Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
                   Location: N.Glenmore Park Community Assoc.

We are calling all Judges and contest officials for training, to support the International Speech and Humourous Speech Contest. Learn the new rules, process and “why’ in contests.
Club Program Quality Incentive Winners
Club Growth Post
Announcements from your Club Growth Director, Christina Kruis
Are you searching for that leadership project to help you get to the next level? Do you want to change someone's life? We have two fantastic opportunities for you! Both will require a time commitment of 8 weeks, one day per week. The venues, participants and materials are available and ready, we just need you to run the program.
What are they?

1. Coordinator for Youth Leadership Program (YLP). Imagine yourself helping youth express their thoughts while developing their self-confidence, creativity, organizational and life skills. The youth leadership meetings will be the most interactive Toastmaster meetings you can experience. The sessions consist of 8, 1.5 hour meetings per week and are offered to individuals between 12 and 17 years of age. Please contact Youth Leadership Program Coordinator Peter-Mark Bennet at

2. Coordinator for SpeechCraft . This is Toastmasters on steroids. This is for very focused individuals who want to learn the basics in a short period of time. The sessions consist of 8 x 1.5 hour per week, for adults. Please contact SpeechCraft Coordinator Rocco Angelozzi at

These programs will help you develop stronger leadership, communication and facilitator skills. Are you ready? There is a program waiting for you!
District 42 will be hosting  2019 OPEN HOUSE "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. Click on the Image to the right for our Promotional Poster!

Let's Get it Together!
click on the image below to register!
To find out more on membership, please email Christina Kruis , Club Growth Director anytime!
Public Relations Update
from your Public Relations Manager,
Open House Month – to save your club time, several properly branded templates for you to download & edit are available on our District Resources page. 
All Open House events will be listed on our Open House Month page.

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
Want to learn about marketing, branding and all facets of Public Relations? Our PRM Team needs volunteers – please contact Terry @
Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You!
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:
 Workshop: Let's Get it Together
January 12, 8:30 - 12:30 p.m.
55 Sunpark Plaza SE 
Calgary, Alberta T2X 3R4
For details, click HERE!

Club Coach Webinars – Using Evaluation for Club Attraction
January 14, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Webinar access and details, click HERE!

Pathways Genius Bar
January 19 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
AHS Southland Campus
10301 Southport Lane SW, Calgary, Alberta
For details, click HERE!

Speech Writing Workshop
January 28 - 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Calgary Technologies Inc. Alastair Ross Technology Centre 3553-31 St NW, Calgary AB 
For details, click HERE!
Train the Trainer   
Session #2
January 29, 2019, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: TBA
Be the trainer you want to be.
Teach and facilitate so others grow and learn to succeed.
Evaluate a trainer workshop and learn tools.
Mentor trainers and evaluates best practice training skills.

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
For details and registration link, click here!

District 42 Conference
May 3-5, 2019
"Be Part of History - 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 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 November !

53 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. 
Golden Gavel Club   | January 1, 1974
Meets Monday 6:45 pm
Nose Hill Library
1530 Northmount Dr NW, Calgary, AB
Rivertown Criers Club   | January 01, 2000
Meets 1st & 3rd Monday 7:00 pm
Riverbend Community Centre,
19 Rivervalley Dr. SE, Calgary, AB
January 19, 2004
Meets Tuesday at 6:10 PM
Brentwood Co-Op
4122 Brentwood Road NW, Calgary, AB

WAAMtastic Toastmasters   | January 20, 2010
Meets Wednesday at 5:45 pm
Golder Associates Building
2535 - 3rd Ave SE | Calgary, AB
Quarry Park Toastmasters   | January 19, 2011
Meets Wednesdays at 11:55 a.m.
Imperial Oil Campus Quarry Park,
Atlantic Building Room QP/A1A077
505 Quarry Park Blvd SE, Calgary, AB
Healthy Living Toastmasters   | January 23, 2014
Meets Wednesday 11:05 AM
Southport (AHS building)
10101 Southport Road SW, Calgary, AB
Syncrude Toastmasters   | January 01, 2015
Meets Thursday 12:00 PM
7th Floor Suncor Energy Center 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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