District 42 Toastmasters
Monthly Dispatch
May 2022
Dear fellow Toastmasters,

It is hard to believe that we are in the month of May already! By the time you read this, the District 42 Spring Conference will have taken place. A big thank you to all of those who shared their time and talents with us and put on a spectacular virtual conference. Congratulations to all those Toastmasters who participated in the International Speech and Evaluation Contests - results are posted HERE
Special mention to Joanne Smith who will represent the District at the next level of the International Speech Contest. Well done to the members who received the Of the Year Awards - see the list of winners HERE. Welcome to all who will be leading our District, Divisions, Areas and Clubs for the 2022-2023 Toastmasters year. As we only have May and June left for this Toastmasters year, let us plant a Toastmasters garden and finish the year strong with a little help from our (Toastmasters) friends. Until next month-Twila
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In this issue:
  • Message from District Director
  • Planting a Toastmasters Garden
  • Join Our Team by Being A Club Coach
  • TI Awards & Incentives
  • Upcoming Events
  • D42 Leadership Opportunities
  • Blog
  • Tech Talk
  • Education Awards
  • Club Anniversaries

We are two short months away from the end of the Toastmaster year for 2021-2022 and it is hard to believe how quickly this year has gone by. I am feeling particularly inspired after our annual conference, and feel energized and ready to support our clubs and leaders to make this year a great success!  In addition to celebrating success at our conference, we elected a new District trio and Division Directors who will begin their term on July 1.  Read More...

Dare we breathe & believe spring has finally sprung? My Mom used to say “Never plant the garden until after the long weekend in May.” Planting a garden takes planning, organization, & follow-through. The type of garden you plant (flowers/vegetables/rocks) is key; size is another important component as is location. Then, you need to decide what plants go beside others (potatoes, beans, beets, carrots, etc.) Ensuring sturdy plant growth means you must continually take out the undesirable elements (weeds). Read More...

We are always looking for experienced Toastmasters who can coach a club to rebuild membership and restore quality to the club environment.

A few months ago, we launched the HPL callout headed by our past International director, Jacquie Schnider, and current Area Director, Mark Ward. Read More...
TI Awards & Incentives

Congratulations to the clubs who attained the Talk Up Toastmasters award, having signed at least five members in February and March:
  • Igniters Club (Div E) 
  • The Eyeopener Club (Div D)
We could not be prouder of your accomplishment. Once again we commend you for your continuous effort, and unwavering strive to strengthen your club. Read More...
Upcoming Events

These events are open to everyone in District 42, whether you are a Club Officer or not. Leadership Training events provide the opportunity to gather information, identify resources, and learn strategies to make our Toastmasters journey more beneficial. Click to register HERE.
D42 Leadership Opportunities

Build verbal and non-verbal communications skills. Being able to share information in a clear and efficient way. Learn to keep the lines of communication open with the clubs, either through club visits, Area Council meetings, phone and/or email communications.
Area Directors connect with club executives who share all information with club members. Read the article HERE.
Striking the Right Note

When the last note ends, the band members are all packed up and the audience members have gone home, what remains? The feelings and the memories of experiencing a musical journey that for a short while removes you from your everyday life and transports you to another place. HERE.

Marcy Field, DTM

Distinguished Toastmasters learn the importance of leadership along the way. When I began my Toastmaster journey 4 years ago, I was unaware of the DTM designation or its requirements. I do remember an announcement when fellow club member, Lisa Branch, my first mentor in Toastmasters, received hers. Quite frankly as a newbie, I was focused on getting through my Ice Breaker speech. Thus, the significance of her achievement was lost on me.
Read the article HERE.
Toastmasters Recognition

Who doesn’t like to receive recognition for a task well done? In Toastmasters, excellence is rewarded in the form of several awards. Make sure to submit your club nominations to your Area Director before July 15th. Read More...
In Zoom

Is side-by-side view something you use in your Zoom sessions?
The view the viewer sees in Zoom is something the viewer can control. You can manage this by using the VIEW icon (upper right corner on my screen) to change from Gallery to Speaker view. Read more...
And the Award goes to....
Congratulations to all of our Educational Award recipients! Many awards were submitted for the last month. Click below to see the full list of awards.
Happy Anniversary!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following clubs celebrating an anniversary this month!
Division C, Area 11
Meets Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Plains Toastmasters Club | May 01, 1960
Division B, Area 4
Meets every Monday from 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Fluor Communicators Club | May 01, 1979
Division D, Area 23
Meets Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Division C, Area 3
Meets Thursdays from 11:50 am to 1:00 pm

Calgary Pace Setters Club | May 01, 1991
Division D, Area 23
Meets every Tuesday from 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Speakers Edge Club | May 01, 1997
Division E, Area 19
Meets Saturdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Division E, Area 13
Meets Wednesday from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
To the Point Club | May 02, 2005
Division E, Area 19
Meets every Thursday 7:15-8:15 pm

Division C, Area 22
Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7 pm

PMI-SAC Toastmasters | May 25, 2012
Division F, Area 26
Meets Tuesdays from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Division B, Area 24
Meets Saturdays at 10:00 am

Waters Edge Toastmasters | May 03, 2011
Division A, Area 1
Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm