Issue 11 - 2017/2018
May 2018
District 42 Toastmasters Monthly Dispatch

Welcome to the eleventh edition of the District 42 Monthly Dispatch for the 2017/2018 Toastmasters year. This edition was delayed to allow for the highlights of the District 42 Spring Convention to be included.
Explore the articles below in detail here, or visit for the latest edition.
In this issue:
  • Pathways Education Program
  • Spring Convention
  • Circle of Gold
  • Remember to Hold Club Elections
  • Submit Your Of The Year Awards
  • District Leadership Opportunities

  • District Incentives
  • Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You!
  • Promote Your Event!
  • And The Award Goes To...
  • Happy Anniversary
  • The Leader Letter
Pathways Arrives in 1 day – Thu May 3!
Pathways is scheduled to roll-out in District 42 on May 3, 2018
What do I need to know?

1. Yes, you can work in Pathways and the Traditional Program at the same time. You can complete awards in both programs starting May 3rd, when we roll out until the transition period ends in June 2020.  You can even do your Pathways Ice Breaker now!  Embrace the new and achieve your current goals. Something for everyone!

2. Pathways is for Community Leaders, too . Consider these programs to be a stronger advocate in your community:
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Deliver Social Speeches
  • Inspire Your Audience
  • Leading in Your Volunteer Organization
  • Prepare to Speak Professionally

3. What has changed in Executive Roles with the Introduction of Basecamp Managers ? Base Camp Managers are the Vice President of Education, President and Secretary . Duties include
  • Ensuring members are supported in the Pathways journey
  • Verifying Project, Level and Path Completion
  • Tracking progress and celebrating members’ success.

Share this with your members and get ready for opportunities!

Find helpful resources at:
Important Upcoming System outages :

1. Due to the upcoming Pathways rollout, certain functions of Club Central and  will not be available for a short time. Beginning on  May 2 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time and lasting until 6 a.m. Pacific Time on May 3 , you will not be able to:

  • Submit new members
  • Submit payments
  • Place district orders
  • Make purchases in the Toastmasters Online Store

2. On  Friday, May 4  Base Camp will undergo scheduled maintenance from 6 p.m. to 12 p.m. MT. You will not be able to log in to Base Camp or purchase a path during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Spring 2018 Convention Highlights  
The  District 42 Spring Convention was held April 27-29 at the Glenmore Inn, Calgary AB.

What an action packed program!

The weekend was filled with a number of educational sessions, keynotes, the District Speech Evaluation and International Speech Contests, and the Pathways Educational Program PEP Rally.
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 Convention Committee led by Gail Closson, for their time and hard work organizing such a stimulating program.
The Convention Committee did a remarkable job keeping attendees entertained, well fed, and learning all weekend!
Toastmasters from all walks of life shared their success at the Toastmasters in the Real World Tradeshow!
Freddi Dogterom gave an engaging keynote address that spoke to all of us!
And the District Contests Winners are... 
International Speech Contest - Russ Dantu
Evaluation Contest - Harvey Taphorn
Sunday morning's PEP Rally for Pathways energized us!

There was plenty to celebrate...
Throughout the weekend, we recognised achievements of Toastmasters across the District.

The Hall of Fame presentation was displayed throughout the Saturday Hall of Fame Luncheon and included:
  • Communication award recipients
  • Leadership award recipients
  • Distinguished Toastmaster recipients with Biographies
  • Program Quality Incentives & Initiatives
  • Pathways Ambassadors & Guides
  • Upcoming Events

Be sure to congratulate those listed on their accomplishments!
Your 2018/2019 District Leadership Team
On April 27, at the District Council Meeting, the District Leadership Team was elected for the upcoming Toastmasters year.

John Bauer DTM (outgoing District 42 Director) welcomed your incoming District Leaders at the District Directors Banquet with the Induction Ceremony: Christina Kruis (Club Growth Director), Dunstant Taylor DTM (Program Quality Director), and Catherine Secundiak DTM (District Director). Congratulations! 
Circle of Gold
Over 200 people attended the International Speech contest at the District 42 Convention. All of the contestants and over half of the audience stood up when our Program Quality Director, Catherine Secundiak said, “Please stand up if you have been involved in Circle of Gold as a contestant, feedback team or participant.” What a powerful way to demonstrate the impact of Circle of Gold peer mentoring in the Toastmaster community.
All through the weekend, we heard comments like “this was the best contest yet”, “the speakers were amazing”, and “COG is helping me to become a better speaker, evaluator and leader.”
This is truly “friends helping friends succeed.”
If you would like to know more about Circle of Gold peer mentoring, visit the   webpage
REMINDER | Hold Club Elections 
Did you know that club elections are supposed to be held the first meeting in May? 
Take the time to consider who will be a good fit for your club executive team for the 2017-2018 Toastmasters year that begins July 1.

Your club will be electing a President, VP Education, VP Membership, VP Public Relations, Treasurer, Secretary and Sergeant At Arms. Click Here  to learn about each club officer position (you'll need to log into
Lead the Way
District 42 Leadership Training
Upcoming Club Leadership Training:
Every club officer in District 42 has the opportunity to attend training sessions to prepare them for their roles in the upcoming year. There are two rounds of club leadership training:
Round 1: Jun 1- Aug 31

Round 2: Dec 1 – Feb 28

To achieve Distinguished Club Program Goal #9 , you must have 4 out of 7 club officers trained in both rounds of training . Would you choose to do business with an organization that only trained 50% of their employees? No! Please strive for excellence and go for 7 out of 7 club officers trained. Clubs with 7/7 Officers trained will earn a ribbon for their banner in each round!

Training opportunities will be listed on the District 42 Events Calendar as they become available. 

Current training opportunities:

Division B Toastmasters Club Officer Training & Pathways Luncheon
Broadway United Church
June 16, 2018
10:45 am: Meeting for incoming VP Education and Presidents and Pathways luncheon
1:30 pm: Club Officer Training
Of The Year Awards
Do you have members who stand out from the crowd?
Make sure they receive the recognition they deserve.

The immediate past club president typically leads the nomination committee in each club to select a:

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 Leadership Opportunities
Leadership Opportunity
Be a Club Coach or Mentor/Sponsor a New Club

Are you looking to complete your Advanced Leader Silver?  If the answer is ‘yes’, then consider being a club coach, sponsor or mentor.

The Club Growth Team, is actively recruiting for Club Coaches are appointed to clubs that have 12 or fewer paid members. They play an important role in assisting clubs grow their membership and build stronger clubs. For more information about this leadership opportunity, check out “Who is a club coach?”

Be a club coach today! There are a number of opportunities within the District.  If you are interested in helping a club, please contact your District 42 Coaches, Mentors and Sponsors Officer, Shadna Rana, by email at .
District Incentives
You may be close to earning, or have already earned, a District Incentive!
The Hall of Fame Presentation Saturday at the Spring Convention recognized
many of our fellow Toastmasters. Were you listed?
You can register your accomplishment online now! CLICK HERE to see the details of incentives available, and CLICK HERE to register and be recognised for your accomplishments.
Beat The Clock
May 1 - June 30
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  Online Store
Sunshine Club Award

A Sunshine Ribbon is earned by club a minimum of two club meetings - one in July and one in August.

Deadline : June 30  
District 42 has created a number of awards to celebrate our successes. The best way to learn about the available incentives is to visit the incentives page on the web site:

Why should you care about District Incentives?

These awards celebrate and symbolize the great achievements of your members and your clubs. Those achievements are evidence of the effort you expend, the sacrifices you make and the learning experiences you have had. Set your sites on one or more District Incentives today!
If you have questions about District 42 incentives, I invite you to connect with me.
Shelley Goldbeck, DTM
Incentives Chair
Order Club Materials Through the District
Save Shipping Costs for Yourself and Your Club!
Order from the Toastmasters International Shop Through the District
This year District 42 is allowing clubs and members to place an order alongside the District orders. This will allow the clubs or individual members to save on some of the shipping costs, as the District will cover all Customs-Brokerage and shipping costs from Toastmasters International.

Clubs and Members are responsible for paying the costs of products in Canadian dollars.

CLICK HERE to see the detailed procedures for placing an order through the district, or visit

District Orders will potentially be placed on the 20th day of the month from January through May 2018, pending the amount of the entire order.
Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You!
There is more than just Conventions and Club Officer Training 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 most events. 
May 7 @ 5:30 pm
Co-operators, 1920 College Ave 
Regina, SK

May 12 @ 6:00 pm
The Danish – Canadian Club
727 11th Avenue SW 
Calgary, AB 

May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Brentwood Co-op
4122 Brentwood Drive NW
Calgary, AB
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 your event.  A registration survey can be created for any event. 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.

Please note that we can post special events for your club, but we cannot post individual club meetings.
And the Award Goes To....
Educational Award Recipients 

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

54 a wards were submitted during the ninth month of the Toastmasters year. Click on this table to see the list of awardees.

Each month, ribbons for individual member educational achievements are sent out from the District to the club president. These ribbons are to be presented to club members during a club meeting. The District has had to order more educational achievement ribbons. The order is currently on back order causing a delay in distributing ribbons for achievements earned recently. We will send out the ribbons as soon as we receive them. Thank you for your patience.
Happy Anniversary!
Congratulations to thirteen of our clubs celebrating anniversaries this month!  See charter date listed beside club name.
Chinook Club | May 1, 1959
Meets Thursday @ 6:30 p.m.
Suncor Energy Centre W-Twr 17th Flr
150 6th Avenue SW
(Please use 5 Avenue SW entrance)
Calgary, AB

Plains Toastmasters Club | May 1, 1960
Meets Monday @ 7:15 pm
Cathedral Area Community Center
2900 -13th Ave | Regina, SK

Fluor Communicators Club | May 1, 1979
Meets Tuesday @ 12:00 PM
Fluor Canada Ltd
55 Sunpark Plaza, SE | Calgary, AB

May 1, 1986 | Meets Thursday @ 11:50 am
6th Floor, BP Centre, room M6005
240 4th Avenue Southwest | Calgary, AB

Calgary Pace Setters Club | May 1, 1991
Meets Tuesday Sept 3 to June 24 @ 7:15 pm
Saint Sebastian's School
65 Chaparral Drive SE | Calgary, AB

Speakers Edge Club | May 1, 1997
Meets Saturday @ 9:30 am
Edgemont Community Association
33 Edgevalley Cir NW | Calgary, AB

To the Point Club | May 2, 2005
Meets Wednesday @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Calgary Crowfoot Co-op
Meeting Room - Main Floor
35 Crowfoot Way NW, Calgary, AB | Calgary, AB
May 18, 2006
Meets Wednesday @ 6:50 pm - 8:20 pm
Charlesglen Toyota, Upstairs community room
7687 - 110 Avenue NW | Calgary, AB

May 3, 2011
Meets Thursday at 12:00 pm
The Water Centre - Lott Creek Board Room
625 25 Ave SE | Calgary, AB

PMI-SAC Toastmasters | May 25, 2012
Meets Tuesday at 6:25 pm
Bridgeland Riverside Community Hall, Room D - South Door Entrance
917 Centre Avenue NE | Calgary, AB

May 18, 2013
Meets every other Wednesday 12:00 pm
Suite 600 540 5th Ave SW | Calgary, AB

Weekend Wordmasters Club | May 28, 2014
Meets Saturdays at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Unitarian Center - Lower Level, or Virtually
2700 College Avenue at Angus Street
Regina, SK

May 22, 2015
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 12:00 pm
The Water Centre - Lott Creek Board Room
888 3rd St SW Ste 2000 | 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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