Volume 07 | January 2022

"Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best." ~ Nancy Pearcy

“Be My Guest-Join My Club"

2022 Membership growth campaign

  1. Do you recall why you joined Toastmasters?
  2. Do you remember the person who made a difference in your life by asking you to join a club?
  3. Do you realise how much you have learned and grown since then?


Would you like to make the same special difference in someone else’s life?


Bring friends as guests to your meetings and let them see for themselves the many values and benefits that they can gain when they join this unique global organization.


This campaign will run in two phases:

From January 1 to April 30

Members who bring a guest and convert them into a member by April 30 will be able to choose an e-book of their choice from the following four authors (incentives must be claimed by May 15, 2022):

  • Ross Mackay: “Humour is no Laughing Matter”
  • Phil Tasci: “Speak Like a Pro: Everything you need to know to survive your next speaking gig!”
  • Ron Tsang: “From Presentation to Standing Ovation”
  • Geoffrey Smith: “A Speaker's Guide to Effective Communication”


From May 1 to June 30

Members who bring a guest and convert them into a member by June 30 will receive an "Enthusiasm Award" ribbon. Incentives must be claimed by July 15, 2022.


To claim your incentive, please email the Club Growth Director at CGD@Toastmasters60.com and the District Director at DD@toastmasters60.com with the name of your guest(s) and the name of the club they have joined.

Last change TLI/Club Officer Training and Pathways Session: Sat Feb 26 from 9am to noon

Club Officers - if you haven't had a chance to attend one of the club officer training sessions to-date, please join us on Sat Feb 26 for our last chance TLI/COT where all roles will be trained between 9am and 10:30am.

All Members - Do you have a question regarding Pathways? Would you like to see a demo? From 10:40am until noon on Sat Feb 26, please join us for a Pathways Session where any question you have will be answered, plus one on one training will be available.

To attend, please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/district-60s-last-chance-tlicot-round-2-and-pathways-session-tickets-254542632867

Promote Talk Up Toastmasters (February 1 to March 31)

Toastmasters love to connect, so take advantage of it. The Talk Up Toastmasters membership program is the chance to encourage your members to invite guests to a special meeting where prospective members can learn about Toastmasters' many benefits. Then 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. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.)

Applications and payments for members with a join date between February 1 and March 31 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than March 31. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count towards Talk Up Toastmasters credit.

George Keenan Award is now open for nominees

Here's your opportunity to recognize great people.

The George Keenan award is given annually to a past District Officer who continues to serve, visibly and behind the scenes, and promotes Toastmasters within District 60 and beyond.

Visit the George Keenan Award page for the criteria, forms and past recipients. If you know a District 60 Toastmaster who fits the bill, please submit your nomination by March 15, 2022 to prm@toastmasters60.com

The Communication and Leadership Award is now open for nominees

The Communication and Leadership (C&L) Award is presented by District 60 to a person in the community who is an outstanding communicator or leader. Honour a media person, state or local politician or businessperson with this sophisticated and elegant award. Featuring a glass piece with a beveled edge that fits into a beautiful rosewood finished base.

The purpose of the Communication and Leadership Award is to honour a non-Toastmaster who has made substantial contributions in the areas of communications and leadership.

Learn more about the Communication and Leadership Award

Call for nominations starts now and the deadline to submit nominations is on February 15, 2022.

A recipient will be announced at the annual conference on April 30, 2022.

Any questions, contact Elton Brown, DTM at PRM@Toastmasters60.com

D60 Corporate Club Panel/Workshop

Discover how corporate clubs have used successful strategies to help their membership grow and how you can adopt them to help your club to prosper. Come out to this interactive workshop on January 25th from 7 to 8 pm by registering HERE . Zoom will start accepting connections at 6:30 pm if you like to settle in and network before the workshop.

Celebrating January's Club Anniversaries!

Club Name

Charter Date

Club's Age

Toronto Business Toastmasters Club



MidTown Toastmasters



Bay Street Breakfast Toastmasters Club



Toronto Go-Getters



AFCA Toastmasters Club



Trinity Toastmasters



Rotman Commerce Toastmasters



Fiix Toastmasters



Scotia Digital



Native Canadian Toastmasters



Club Officer Training (COT) Round 2 began November 1 to February 28, 2022

Don't wait until the last minute to attend COT! Go to the District 60 calendar today for workshop dates!

When all 7 club officers are trained by February 28th, each officer will receive a free Clip-On Ring Light!

2022 schedule for the International Speech Contest:

  • Club contests - January
  • Area contests - February
  • Division contests - March
  • District contest - April
  • World Championship of Public Speaking contest - August

It's never too early to beginning planning! January is here! Check out the contest resources and download the Speech Contest Rule Book.

D60 VP Public Relations Officers – Let's Talk!

When: Feb 18, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time

If you have any questions relating to your role as a Club VP Public Relations officer, bring them to be answered by your peers or facilitator!

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Workshops in February

For upcoming workshop information please go to: DISTRICT 60 CALENDAR

Save the date, and join us for our annual conference on Saturday, April 30, 2022

The theme of the conference is "Transforming Our Tomorrows"! This will be our first hybrid conference with attendees in-person and online at the beautiful Institute for Learning, a Bank of Montreal educational facility. The day will include a George Keenan and DTM breakfast, a Communication & Leadership lunch, two rounds of workshops, one plenary workshop by Toastmasters International First Vice President Morag Mathieson, two keynote speakers, an advanced club showcase, the International Speech Contest and a District Director dinner.

A registration link will be available on the District 60 website in January.

We are looking forward to a fantastic event and celebration!

The Workshop Bureau is pleased to announce that the submission deadline for the Annual Conference workshop proposals has been extended till midnight of February 15, 2022. 

A warm thanks to all those who have submitted their proposals - very much appreciated! If you have an idea for a workshop, this is your opportunity to be considered for the District stage, a memorable experience for you and your attendees. Looking forward to an amazing conference and a first rate selection of workshops.

Hello District 60 Club Officers,


I wanted to reach out as I’m doing a project for my DTM to manage the District 60 Tip of the Week page. I'm looking to post twice a month with tips from members all across the District until the end of the term. This is an excellent opportunity for either you or a member of your club to share knowledge and have the opportunity to be a permanent part of the District webpage!


Here is my criteria for the posts:

  • Can be written by any member in D60.
  • Can be on any topic related to Toastmasters.
  • Length of 2-4 paragraphs or bullet point list (I want these to be shorter, very easy to quickly read).
  • Prefer to have a picture of the member to go along with the post (not required, but optional).


If you’d like to participate, please reply to this email with either your tip of the week or a member of your club who might be interested.




Carrie Webster, PM5, PI5

Division B Director | Toastmasters


SpeakUP! Podcast Corner

Hosts Rita Burk and Elton Brown search for members of Toastmasters District 60 and non-Toastmasters who will educate, inspire, and entertain our communities and us! 

We want to know what our guests are doing during working hours and their passions. Please enjoy and let us know what you think! For a complete list of Podcasts, go here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/811460/.

Please send your questions or a nomination to: smt@toastmasters60.com.

Jim Kohli is a past International Director of Toastmasters International. He gives his perspective on fighting Zoom fatigue and finding common ground to communicate with anyone.

George Lyberogiannis is currently serving District 60 as Division E Director. George talks about how he keeps members of Division E energized and excited by providing opportunities for educational learning and growth.

Yvonne Osondu is a massage therapist and Zen Shiatsu practitioner. Yvonne is a volunteer for the Ryerson midwifery education program and on the board of directors for her housing coop who realizes the importance of becoming a Toastmaster without prerequisites. 

District 60 Leaders

Aneeta Pathak, DTM

District 60 Director



Andrew Mertens, DTM

Program Quality Director


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Angela Ho, DTM

Club Growth Director


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Elton Brown, DTM

Public Relations Manager


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