Issue 12 - 2018/2019
June 2019

District 42 Toastmasters Monthly Dispatch

Welcome to the twelfth and final 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:
  • Where Leaders Are Made
  • CLED - Leadership Training
  • Spring Conference 2019 Highlights!
  • Of The Year...
  • District Incentives!
  • 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
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 are still available for the 2019/2020 District Executive Committee:
  • Area Directors
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • Finance Manager

Click Here to learn more about these District Executive Committee roles.

Completing 1 year as a District Executive Committee member is a requirement for the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation. This is the last opportunity to fulfill this requirement on the traditional program (by Jun 30, 2020) or this requirement can be used towards your DTM in the Pathways program.

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

Jacquie Schnider

Jocelyn Hastie
CLED - Club Leadership Education & Development
Club Leadership Education & Development training sessions coming up very soon in June!

Pre-Register before these events fill up!

This training is for all the newly elected officers for the 2019-2020 Toastmaster year and for anyone who wants to know more about Club Officer roles.

Division A & F
June 22, 2019, 8:00am - 12:30pm

Division B
June 13, 2019, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Division C
June 13, 2019, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Division D
Details TBD

Division E
June 17, 2019, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Thank you to our members for making this event a success !

By actively participating and supporting your fellow members you made a positive impact on the event .  

A special thank you to our Spring Conference Committee led by Anne James and Chantal McCloy, for their time and hard work organizing such a busy but amazing program.

Our Spring Conference was a success and all pictures are now available for download from our conference webpage     The PW is D42Rocks

Toastmasters = Friends!

Awards and Elections

District Director - Jocelyn Hastie
Program Quality Director - Christina Kruis
Club Growth Director - Ryan Rupchan


International Speech - Valerie Erickson
Humourous Speech - Laura Chambers
Evaluation Speech - Anthony Sanni
Table Topics Speech - Carolyn Kaldy

Your District Leaders Representing at the Evening Gala...
District Director & Club Growth Director
District Admin Team
Division B
Division C
Division D & E
Division F
Of the Year Awards...
Do you have members who stand out from the crowd? Make sure they receive the recognition they deserve. The deadline for submissions is fast approaching!
The immediate past club president typically leads the nomination committee in each club to select a:
·          Rookie of the Year
·          Public Relations (PR) of the Year
·          Toastmaster of the Year
Club members can submit nomination forms to the Past President. Once a decision has been made, the current Club President submits
winners to the Area Director by June 15 .
District Incentives
A Toastmasters International Incentive.
Add 5 new, dual or reinstated members to your club by June 30 to receive a ribbon for your club banner plus a 10-percent discount on your next club order from the Toastmasters International
A Sunshine Ribbon is earned by hosting or having a minimum of two club meetings – one in July and one in August.
Deadline : June 30
Program Quality Corner
Highlights from your Program Quality Director, Dunstant Taylor
President's Distinguished Clubs
Congratulations to the following clubs, who have already achieved President's Distinguished status (the highest club achievement):

Click Here to see how close your club is to achieving your Distinguished Club Program goals!
Pathways Virtual Training Session

  • How do we help our clubs and/or members to be successful in the Pathways program?
  • What are your club strategies and plans for Pathways possibilities and growth?
  • Why are mentors and mentees good for Pathways training?
  • Have you created your Path’s Social Clubs?
  • Where to learn the tricks and tips in Pathways/showcase your club’s Pathways growth?
To help you and your members answer these questions, please contact the District Chief Pathways Coordinator - Grant Hanna, or Program Quality Director – Dunstant Taylor for all training needs and support at
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
Congratulations to Successful Club Coaches:

Cheryl Dust and Robert Chisholm: Fishcreek Bravehearts 
Kelly Snider: Golden Gavel: 
Michelle Lund and Scott Humphreys: WAAMstatic Toastmasters
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.

Pathways: Tricks, Tips & Traps with Jocelyn Hastie, DTM
Check in for ideas on how to promote Pathways with your members.
Find out the secrets for easy use of Pathways and create enthusiasm progress
in our new education program.

Tuesday, June 2, 2019 6:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting

Support and resources for Toastmasters who are coaching a club. Come and discuss what works and what challenges have been solved by other coaches.
Sunday June 2, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Macleod Trail CO-OP 2nd Floor, 8818 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary

Come to a fun, fast-paced morning so that you can take on one of the best roles in Toastmasters and feel confident knowing you are supported by an experienced, knowledgeable team who cares about your journey.
Saturday June 1, 2019 8:30 registration until 12:00 pm
Shaw Communication
2400 – 32 Ave NE Calgary
Are you a Club Coach or Area Director? Do you want to build a stronger more successful club?
This will provide you with the tools, resources and people to make that happen.
Club Coaches seeking their DTM by 2020 will want to attend and prepare with all the materials to achieve their goals and create a sustainable club for years after they have their DTM.
Saturday June 15, 2019 8:30 registration until 4:00 pm
Fluor, 55 Sunpark Plaza SE Calgary
To find out more on membership, please email Christina Kruis , Club Growth Director anytime!
Public Relations Update
from your Public Relations Manager,
#MyWhy is your 1 minute testimonial of WHY you joined Toastmasters and how Toastmasters helped you. Create yours and share on your social media.
Now it’s your turn – Follow the easy instructions here

Home & Away – The contest may be over but your club should still visit another club, connect, share resources and learn from each other.
Have a TM success story? Your Success Story? Share it in JOURNEYS – our D42 blog . Submit your story to
It’s not too late to have your  Open House  event –  get ideas from these past events here
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. 

Youth Leadership – The most important Y is YOU!
June 1, 8:30am - 12:00pm
Shaw Communication
2400 - 32nd Avenue NE, Calgary
For details click HERE!

Coach Club
June 2, 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 – Pathways: Tricks, Tips & Traps
June 4, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Webinar access, click HERE!

DEC Training
June 7 & 8,
Details click TBD

Coach Craft Training
June 15, 6:30-9:00pm
Fluor, 55 Sunpark Plaza SE
For details click HERE!

Weekend Wordmaster 5th Anniversary & Division B Leadership Appreciation Lunch
June 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Wingert Farm, Regina, SK
For details 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 members achievements!

Keep watch for more of the District's wonderful stories about our member achievements.
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 April !

74 awards   were submitted! Click on the table to the left to see the list of awardees.
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. 
Congratulations to our clubs celebrating Anniversaries this month! 

Bow Valley Toastmasters Club  | June 1, 1954

Dinosaurs Toastmasters Club  | June 1, 1965

Vibrant Speakers Club  | June 1, 1986

Calgary Sunrise Club  | June 1, 1987

CMA Club  | June 1, 1993

Glenmore R.S.V.P. Club  | June 1, 1994

UR Toastmasters  | June 1, 1997

Downtown City Speakers Club  | June 1, 1997

Fish Creek Bravehearts Clu b | June 1, 1998

Speedy Creek Club | June 1, 1999

Miracles Toastmasters Club  | June 1, 2000

Station 29 Toastmasters Club  | June 1, 2000

Calgary Morning Club  | June 28, 2001

Calgary Advanced Toastmasters  | June 25, 2001

WPTM Communicators  | June 2, 2002

Estevan Club  | June 26, 2003

I gniters Club  | June 18, 2004

MVP Advanced  | June 29, 2007

Liv Ad-Libs  | June 29, 2009

IHS The Speak  | June 25, 2014

The Regulators   | June 18, 2015

Speak Upside  | June 29, 2015

StanTalkers  | June 22, 2016

High River Toastmasters  | June 30, 2016  
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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