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Issue 4 - 2020/2021
October 2020
District 42 Toastmasters Monthly Dispatch

Welcome to the fourth 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:
  • Message from the District Director
  • Leadership Training
  • Master the Skill Radio Campaign
  • Club Growth in Challenging Times
  • Fall Contests
  • How to Build a Network Without Really Networking

  • Rotary Survey
  • Wheel of Table Topics
  • Fall District 42 Council Meeting
  • Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You!
  • And the Award Goes to....
  • Happy Anniversary
  • The Leader Letter
Message from your District Director!
Please CLICK HERE to watch a video message from Christina Kruis, DTM, District Director 2020-2021.
Leadership Training
When you attend training, you prepare yourself to serve the members of your club better. In District 42’s first round of Leadership training 73% of the elected club officers were trained and 34 clubs had all 7 of their officers trained. This training is designed to prepare the club officers with the confidence to take on their new role and equip them with the tools and network to lead in their club. 

Click here to read more about the successful round of training!
Master the Skill Radio Campaign
Did you know, District 42 is on the radio?

You might have already heard the ads in Calgary, Regina, and the surrounding areas. As Toastmasters, we continually learn to master the skill. Therefore, we adopted this as the tagline used to promote our organization in this radio campaign. Mastering skills amplify our abilities personally and professionally as we serve in our communities.

To learn more about mastering the skill, click here.
Club Growth in Challenging Times
In the opening line of the Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens opined, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

There is not a Toastmaster club in the world that would not agree with Dickens, considering COVID-19, employment layoffs, and working from home with kids draped around your shoulders. Our members are experiencing tough times. It definitely is the “worst of times.”  At Dynamically Speaking we know this is true, but yet, for our club, it is also, “the best of times.”

During the summer we averaged over 20 attendees at our action-packed meetings and recruited 8 new members.

How did this happen? Learn more here.
Fall Contests
Mark your calendars, the deadline for club contests is Saturday, October 24, 2020!
How to Build a Network Fast Without
Really Networking
Click here to learn more about how Toastmasters can help you build a network fast without really networking.
Rotary Survey
District 42 (southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan) are interested in knowing which of our Toastmaster members are also Rotarians.

If you are a member of a Rotary Club, please take a few minutes to complete this survey

Wheel of Table Topics
Naturally Speaking Toastmasters in Lethbridge had a creative idea for their Table Topics session at their last meeting.

Members spun the Wheel of Table Topics in order to choose a question. Excitement, fun, and laughter filled their virtual meeting as the theme song from Wheel of Fortune played in the background.

Great work Naturally Speaking Toastmasters!! Thanks for sharing the idea with everyone, Shauna Conard, AD D12.
Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contests are taking place at Clubs now and Area Contests are scheduled for the end of the month. Step up to deliver a few laughs or support your club or area in one of the many supporting roles required to host a contest
Fall District 42 Council Meeting
On September 12, 2020, the Fall District 42 Council meeting was held online.

To read more about the business conducted at this meeting (as per the minutes), please click here.
Attend a Toastmasters Event Near You!
Take a look at all the events 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:

All Leaders Call
Sunday, October 4, 2020
7:00 to 8:00 pm
Via Zoom! District Leaders, watch your
e-mails for the reminder notice with Zoom link.

Club 13 presents...Better Speaker, Better Leader, Better Club series
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Click here for more information.

BLT and Division B present...
Circle of Gold Plus
Meetings will be held the second Thursday and fourth Wednesday of every month
7:00 to 9:00 pm

Click here for more information.

Deadline: Club Fall Contests 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020

Wild Oats Toastmasters
Open House Meeting
Monday, October 26, 2020
11:50 to 1:00 p.m.

Click here for more information.

Halloween Fest - E13 Area Contest
Saturday, October 31, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Click here for more information.

Deadline: Area Fall Contests 2020
Saturday, November 7, 2020
And the Award Goes to....
Educational Award Recipients

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

Fifty-one awards were submitted during the third month of the Toastmasters year! Click on the table to see the list of awardees.

Each month, ribbons for individual member educational achievements 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.
October 1, 1994
Meets Thursdays at 12:00 pm
Alberta Health Services (Calgary and Area) Teleconferencing with Quarry Park, Centre 15 and capable of connecting any South Alberta AHS sites interested in joining Health Masters
10301 Southport Lane SW
Calgary, AB
SMART Speakers | October 21, 2011
Meets Thursdays 12:00 to 1:00 pm
SMART HQ - 1W-051
3636 Research Road NW,
Calgary, AB T2L 1Y1
Crowfoot Communicators | October 31, 2013
Meets 2nd & 4th Friday 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Associated Engineering, Ripley Room
#40, 600 Crowfoot Crescent NW,
Calgary, AB T3G 0B4
Speech Hub Toastmasters | October 12, 2018
Meets Sundays at 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Creekside Co-Op, Second Floor
12000 Symons Valley Road
Calgary, AB T2P 0A3

Westhills Club | October 1, 2003
Meets Mondays at 7:30 pm
SCA Community Centre
277 Strathcona Drive SW,
Calgary, AB
ATB Calgary Campus | October 24, 2013
Meets Wednesdays at 12:00 pm
ATB Calgary Campus
3699 - 63rd Ave NE,
Calgary, AB T3J 0G7
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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