Issue 9 - 2018/2019
March 2019

District 42 Toastmasters Monthly Dispatch

Welcome to the ninth 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:
  • Dues are Due - March 31st
  • Reminder! Club Contests & Circle of Gold
  • Sneak Peak for Division & Area Contests!
  • District 42 Spring Conference Update
  • 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
Dues are Due - March 31st
Thank you for your ongoing membership with Toastmasters International, a dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development educational program that has more than 352,000 memberships over 16,400 clubs in 141 countries.  
Please renew your membership today to continue your journey towards greater self-confidence and personal growth. Ensure your club officers submit the club membership dues  prior to  April 1. 
Club Officers can enter your club renewals NOW, through  Club Central . To check the status of your club's renewal, click  HERE .

Membership Retention | Renew by April 1
We all know that retaining members can be difficult.  This incentive is designed to recognize those clubs who retain a high proportion of their membership.  The incentive is awarded twice a year (April and October), and is based on dues renewals. There are two levels to the incentive:  
  • Achieve 70% or higher, your club receives a Certificate of Recognition
  • Achieve 90% or higher, your club receives a Certificate of Recognition + a Document Briefcase

How is the award achieved?  The District calculates the club’s membership retention based on the month-end membership numbers for September and March and the starting numbers for October or April depending on which period the incentive is being calculated.

Talk Up Toastmasters! | Ends March 31
Add five new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between February 1 and March 31, and you’ll receive a special “Talk up Toastmasters” ribbon to display on your club’s banner. Qualifying clubs can also earn a special discount code for 10% off their next club order. 
Club Contests Reminder - Deadline to complete March 17, 2019
During the Spring, clubs across District 42 conduct the following speech contests:
  • International Speech Contest
  • Humourous Speech Contest
Resources are Available
For information about running a contest, see the  new Speech Contest Rulebook International Speech Contest Kit , and  Humourous Speech Contest Kit .
Visit  for speech contest scripts and other contest resources.
If you have any questions, please contact our District 42 Chief Judge, Lynne Herzog and District 42 Contest Chair, Connie Paus at .
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!
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,
Area & Division Contests
Join us at any or all of these marvelous events!
Click on the links below for more information or to register:
March 28, 2019

March 27, 2019

March 30, 2019

March 28, 2019

Area A27

March 21, 2019

March 9, 2019

March 17, 2019

March 23, 2019

March 30, 2019

March 26, 2019

March 28, 2019

April 1, 2019

March 27, 2019

March 14, 2019

March 16, 2019

March 30, 2019

March 26, 2019

March 29, 2019

March 30, 2019

March 25, 2019

March 21, 2019

March 18, 2019

March 30, 2019

Area F20

March 21, 2019

Area F29

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
Suncor Energy Centre, West Tower 17 Floor, 150 - 6 Ave. SW Calgary, AB
April 6, 2019, Details TBD
Nanton, AB

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

April 11, 6:45 - 9:30pm
Suncor Energy Centre, West Tower
17 Floor, 150 - 6 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB
Conference Details and Keynote Speaker!
Check out these Testimonial Videos!

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!

Full Conference rate only $230.00!
February 17th - March 23rd
(March 24th - May 3rd, $250.00)

Registration Includes :

  • Educational Sessions--NEW poster session (for questions or to submit a poster proposal email
  • Be inspired by Four Speech Contests (International, Humorous, Evaluation, and Table Topics)– come learn from observing proficient speakers.
  • Enjoy Saturday evening Gala & Dancing!
  • Make new connections and renew others with ongoing networking opportunities
  • Learn at the District 42 Business Meeting.
  • Find out more about Pathways Education Experience and DTM 2020.
  • Full registration includes the following meals: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch & Gala dinner, and Sunday breakfast.
Introducing our Keynote Speaker!
Larry Marik, DTM
International Director, Region 4

Click on Mr. Marik's picture to see the Conference Flyer with full details!
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. Mentors others in Pathways. Learn the tricks and tips in Pathways. Showcase your Pathways growth by attending.
                    - Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
                   - Location: Virtual Training Sessions (the comfort of your own home)
Join Zoom Meeting

Speaker to Trainer   
                   - Time: 9:00am – 11:30am
                   - Location: North Glenmore Athletic Park
Be the trainer you want to be.
* Would you like to be a Mentor to New Trainers?
* Would you like to be a Mentee, so that you can teach,
facilities and implements training needs?
* Would you like to evaluate a trainer, run workshop and
learn tools?
If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then save the date! Click on the red link above to register.   
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, the Division or Area to Pathways Chief Coordinator -, and the Program Quality Director -
Pathways Information!
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 .
Club Growth Post
Announcements from your Club Growth Director, Christina Kruis
(Click Image to see poster)
  • Minimum 2 members visit another club
  • Take group photo with TM club banner
  • Post to Facebook @District42Toastmasters & Instagram @d42tm
  • Write a WOW comment:
  1. Where the meeting happened?
  2.  Outstanding?
  3.  When the meeting happened?
  • One draw entry for Photo and WOW to
  • Win a new TM banner, lectern or $150 for TM Shop
  • More details at
Using MEETUP for Attracting Guests with D99 Past District Director Lorraine Wheatly:
·          Wednesday March 6, 2019 7:00 pm SK/ 8:00 pm AB
·          Join Zoom Meeting

Please see instructions on how to access ZOOM meetings by clicking here!

  • Over 50 Toastmasters Club hosted an OPEN HOUSE during our OPEN HOUSE MONTH 2019! Congratulations to planners, organizers, speakers, evaluators and greeters in all clubs! Every meeting is an Open House when guests are attending. Remember to invite guests to join TM!

  • Induction Ceremonies welcome new members to belong. Are you doing INDUCTIONS and explaining the greater Toastmasters family and opportunities for all who join? See Resources for Toastmasters Inductions Ceremony Script.

  • District 42 Toastmasters and Calgary Public Library work together to coordinate YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS for students. Registration and meeting rooms are coordinated by CPL. Toastmasters facilitate these sessions and watch students become leaders in eight short weeks. Contact Peter-Mark Bennett at to get involved.

  • Spanish speakers and those who want to improve their Spanish are preparing to start a new Spanglish Toastmasters Club. Join us at the Demonstration Meeting on March 6 at Fish Creek Library. "Quieres saber mas? Quieres hacer Temas de Mesa?" Contact Christina Kruis at

  • Speechcraft and Youth Leadership programs are excellent learning grounds to develop new skills for participants and facilitators. Get involved today and make a difference! Contact us to find out more.
To find out more on membership, please email Christina Kruis , Club Growth Director anytime!
Public Relations Update
from your Public Relations Manager,
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.
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
March 3, 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 – How to Host Open House
with Past District 42 Director - Marg Faryna
March 6, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Webinar access, click HERE!

Please see instructions on how to access ZOOM meetings by clicking 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 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 January !

89 awards   were submitted! Click on the table to the right to see the list of awardees. Congratulations to our new DTM's!! Jocelyn Hastie and Janet Kwasniak!
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. 
Wascana Club  | March 1, 1948
Oldest Club in the District!
Meets Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.
Room 104
Knox Metropolitan Church
2340 Victoria Avenue | Regina, SK  
Tuesday Nooners Club   | March 1, 1965
Meets Tuesday 11:55 am
Q' Haute Cuisine
100 La Caille Place SW, Calgary, AB
Palliser Toastmasters   | March 1, 1978
Meets Wednesday at 1200 PM
Bankers Hall East - 21st Floor
855 2nd St SW, Calgary, AB
Wild Oats Club   | March 1, 1981
Meets Monday at 12:05 PM
Knox-Metropolitan United Church
2340 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK
Twin Towers Toastmasters Club   | March 1, 1982
Meets Thursday at 12:00 pm
Suncor Energy Centre
West Tower, 17th floor, Conference Room D
150 - 6th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Sundial Club   | March 1, 1985
Meets Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Knox United Church, 506-4th Street SW, Calgary, AB
Club 13 Toastmasters Club   | March 1, 1986
Meets Wednesday 5:20 pm
SaskPower, 2025 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK
Speakmasters Club   | March 1, 1989
Meets Monday @ 6:15 PM
SU Clubs Workroom 7 | MacEwan Student Centre University of Calgary | Calgary, AB
Bottom Line Club   | March 1, 1992
Meets Thursday @ 12:00 PM
Conference Center, Harry Hays Building
220 - 4 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB

Valley Echo Club  | March 1, 1993
Meets Monday @ 7:00 PM
Cochrane Toyota
8 River Heights Drive, Cochrane, AB
Ace of Clubs   | March 1, 1993
Meets Thursday @ 12:00 PM
The Bow, Room 25-061
500 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB
FCC Stubble Jumpers Club   | March 1, 1999
Meets Thursday @ 12:00 PM
Farm Credit Canada-DW Black Room, 14th Floor
1800 Hamilton St., Regina, SK
Current Speakers Club   | March 1, 2000
Meets Thursday @ 12:00 PM
ENMAX Place, 141 - 50 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Calgary Talking Toastmasters   | March 1, 2007
Meets Tuesday @ 12:00 PM
6th Floor - Calgary House
550 - 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
After Five Toastmasters Club   | March 1, 2010
Meets Tuesday @ 5:29 PM
Central Library, Idea Lab, 3 rd Floor
800 – 3 rd Street SE, Calgary, AB
Toastmasters 10101   | March 23, 2009
Meets Wednesday @ 8:00 AM
10101 Southport Road SW, Calgary, AB
Industrial Toastmasters   | March 27, 2009
Meets Wednesday @ 12:00 PM
Meeting Room D
550 Henderson Drive, Regina, SK
Simply Speaking   | March 28, 2013
Meets Thursday @ 12:00 PM
SAIT Campus, Aldred CB 412
1301 - 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB
March 31, 2015
Meets Tuesday @ 12:05 PM
Labour Market Services
1955 Broad St., Regina, SK
Sproule Toastmasters   | March 3, 2016
Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday @ 12:00 PM
Sproule Associates Limited
900, 140 - 4th Avenue 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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