Issue 1 - 2020/2021
July 2020

District 42 Toastmasters Monthly Dispatch

Welcome to the First edition of the District 42 Monthly Dispatch for the 2020/2021 Toastmasters year. Explore the articles below to learn more about your District.

In this issue:
  • Susan Cramer - Virtual Conference Pioneer
  • A Proxy Makes Sure Your Vote Counts
  • Sailing to Leadership Success
  • Message from Incoming District Director
  • DTM Victory in 2020
  • Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You
  • Promote Your Event
  • And the Award Goes to...
  • Happy Anniversary!
  • Erratus
  • The Leader Letter
Susan Cramer - Virtual Conference Pioneer
“Why don’t you use Morse Code to Connect the Dots for the Conference?” Her husband’s words while travelling somewhere near Florida in the USA on their 6-month sojourn, clinched the deal. Take another look at the flyer for the 2020 D42 Conference. Decipher the dots and look for the words connect and virtual.

Did you know? The ladybug was chosen to represent everyone. No gender, race or form and universality as a symbol for luck and Spring. Who could ask for more?

To read the full story of Susan Cramer - Virtual Conference Pioneer, please click here.
A Proxy Makes Sure Your Vote Counts
A Club proxy insures your voice is heard at the Annual Business Meeting held during the  2020 Virtual Convention .
Club presidents and secretaries received emails notifying them to assign the club votes. Furthermore, votes must be assigned even if you are assigning the votes to yourself. Finally, to qualify for a nomination as President of the Year, votes must be assigned.

For more information, please click on A Proxy Makes Sure Your Vote Counts!
Sailing to Leadership Success
Congratulations and thank you to our Division Directors who hosted Leadership Training for our members and club leaders. June 14, 24 and 27 we had 21 break out rooms with dynamic facilitators and Sergeant at Arms, 13 keynote speakers, 3 entertaining MC’s, 8 tech team members and 3 very large zoom meetings. Over 600 people jumped on board and sailed to success. We wish you continued smooth sailing in your clubs throughout this year. Watch the calendar for more training opportunities in August. All Toastmasters are invited to attend.  
Message from Incoming District Director
We are delighted to announce the members of our 2020-2021 District 42 Leadership Team. At our online District 42 Executive Council Meeting on May 2, the following members were elected:
Christina Kruis, DTM
Ryan Rupchan, DTM
Katrina Aburrow, DTM
Geoffrey John King, DTM
Arunima Bhattacharya, DTM
Randy Maus, DTM
Tammy M. Frenette, DL2
Vincenzo Aliberti, DTM
Rebecca Dawn Klepic, EC4
District Director
Program Quality Director
Club Growth Director
Division A Director
Division B Director
Division C Director
Division D Director
Division E Direcctor
Division F Director
Since then, we have appointed the following members to our team:
Marcy Field, VC5, IP3
Wendie Swirski, PM4
Camille Gibney, DTM
Public Relations Manager
Finance Manager
Administration Manager
DTM Victory in 2020
Toastmasters started in 1924 and has grown to over 143 Countries. We are over 360,00 members.  Only 1% of members will achieve Distinguished Toastmasters.

The road to DTM, although varied for each Toastmaster, the experience includes:

  • Delivering at least 40 speeches,
  • Leadership roles at the club and district level,
  • Speech Contest experience as a contestant or judge,
  • Inspiring confidence for Community Youth and Adults,
  • Training, Facilitating, Mentoring, and
  • The foundation of our program: Giving and Receiving Feedback

Taking the DTM journey results in a confident speaker and leader that serves their fellow members and community with respect, integrity and excellence. Wearing a DTM pin makes you part of the elite who forever will represent what we achieve step by step with support and encouragement.

To see photos and comments from District 42’s newest Distinguished Toastmasters please read more .
Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You!
There is more than just club officer training, contests and a conference taking place in our Toastmasters Community...

Upcoming Events:

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.
The Leadership Training dates are:

  • Wednesday, August 12,
  • Saturday, August 22 and
  • Tuesday, August 25

Registration will be available soon on the District 42 website.

All Leaders Call
For all Division and Area Directors
August 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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.
And the Award Goes to....
Educational Award Recipients 

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

93 awards   were submitted! Click on the table to the left to see the list of awardees. Congratulations to Vincenzo Aliberti, Rachel Banting, Jocelyn Hastie and Shauna Jones for achieving their DTMs.
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. 
Happy Anniversary! 
Congratulations to our clubs celebrating anniversaries in July!

July 1, 1995
Meets Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm
OddFellows Hall, Floor 2, Room 003
100 - 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Transformers  | July 23, 2002
Meets Wednesdays 12:00 p.m.
Boardroom 7 or 2/3
Alastair Ross Technology Centre Building
3553 - 31 Street NW, Calgary, AB

RS Energy Group  | July 25, 2019
Meets the first Wednesday 12:00 p.m.
On-site board room
#1400, 585 - 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
In the June issue of the District Dispatch, the website for Dynamically Speaking was incorrect in the recognition of Select Distinguished clubs. The correct website is We apologize for this error and regret any inconvenience caused.
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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