Issue 11 - 2018/2019
May 2019

District 42 Toastmasters Monthly Dispatch

Welcome to the eleventh 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:
  • Club Elections
  • Spring Conference 2019
  • 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 featuring Ryan Rupchan and Janet Kwasniak
  • And the Award Goes to....
  • Happy Anniversary!
  • The Leader Letter
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 2019-2020 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

$10.00 EACH!

For more up-to-date information about the conference, including the schedule, go to:
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:
·          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
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
Congratulations to:

ATB Calgary Campus Toastmasters from Division F, Area 5 is 100% Pathways registered!

***Special thanks to the Club Presidents – Susan Berger and her team of dedicated members.

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, along with the Division or Area to Pathways Chief Coordinator, and the Program Quality Director -
Pathways Update for Spring Conference!
There will be a table set up at the District Spring Conference where members can go to learn all they can about "Everything Pathways". Seek us out and bring us all of your inquiries!
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
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.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE CLUB AND VPPR with D99 Marc Haine and Nick Wilson
Social Media is everywhere. Are you using it effectively for your club?
Join us for ideas and proven success stories on how best to utilize the
network called social media!

Monday May 6, 2019 8:00 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,
Make plans now for our Spring Conference in Moose Jaw, May 3, 4 & 5. Keep checking our Conference Page for updates. For Calgary members, don't forget there is a bus you can register for .
Virtual Banners - May 3 at our Spring Conference, we are having a VIRTUAL CLUB BANNER parade. If you are attending Conference, please send a PICTURE of your club banner to Catherine at
Home & Away – So far 7 clubs have visited other clubs & shared their W.O.W. More details on our Home & Away page – Each of our 30 areas will have a chance to win either their club banner, lecturn or a $150 gift certificate good at the TI online store. That’s 30 prizes ! Draw for each area prize at our Spring Conference.
Have a TM success story? Share it in JOURNEYS – our D42 blog . Submit your story to
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. 

Jest Toastmasters Open House
May 2, 6:45-8:30pm
Medicine Hat, AB, for details click HERE!
Upcoming Events:
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 – Social Media for the Club and VPPR
May 6, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Webinar access, click HERE!

Building and Sustaining Vibrant Toastmasters Clubs Workshop
May 6, 6:30-9:00pm
Brentwood CO-OP, 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.
Read all about Ryan Rupchan and Janet Kwasniak , both from Division B, about their exceptional service, dedication and empowerment to members and the District.

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 March !

90 awards   were submitted! Click on the table to the right 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. 
Happy Anniversary!
Congratulations to 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 Sep to June @ 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
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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