Volume 11 | May 2022

Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed.

~Corita Kent

Looking for an awarding experience? Consider becoming an Area Director!

The Area Director is a critical role within the District as they are the direct liaison between the District and the clubs. Area Directors work closely with their assigned clubs (between 4 & 6) and their Division Directors in supporting their clubs in creating the best possible member experience.

Training and support are comprehensive, and being an Area Director will earn you a district leadership credit towards your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award, the highest educational achievement in Toastmasters. For additional information, please turn to page 33 of the District Leadership Handbook.

Don't delay, apply today by contacting Andrew Mertens at pqd@toastmasters60.com

Club Officer Elections

Have you started thinking about who will be your club officers beginning July 1, 2022? Let me remind you that the time is now! Find out what you need to know for a successful transition of club officers: https://www.toastmasters.org/Leadership-Central/Club-Officer-Tools/Club-Management/Club-Quality/Club-Officer-Elections

Train the Trainer – for anyone interested in being a club officer trainer

Date: Monday, June 6, 2022, 7:00 – 8:15 pm

Interested in learning how to be an effective club officer trainer?

Every year, the District offers training to over 800 club officers helping them to fully understand their roles so that they can create the best member experience for their clubs.

Throughout the year, the District and its Divisions offer 16 club officer training sessions each encompassing seven roles which equate to 112 trainer opportunities.

If you would like to explore what it takes to be a club officer trainer, join us to hear from a panel of experts about what it takes to conduct an effective training session. Topics include:

  1.  Structure & Facilitation
  2.  Content & Resources
  3.  Club Quality
  4.  Hybrid Logistics & In-Person Meetings

Eventbrite link --> https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/train-the-trainer-for-anyone-interested-in-being-a-club-officer-trainer-tickets-347759918277


D60 Events Calendar link --> 


Club Officer Training – Round 1 – for our newly elected club officers

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

Save the date for our first club officer training session (TLI/COT) for the upcoming Toastmasters year 2022/23.

The agenda is as follows:

 9:00 to 9:30 am  – registration

 9:30 to 10:30 am – plenary workshop on club vibrancy and creating a memorable member experience

10:30 to 10:45 am – break

10:45 am to 12:15 pm – club officer training for each role

Please use the link below to register:

Eventbrite link -->  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/district-60s-tlicot-club-officer-training-round-1-tickets-347765655437


D60 Events Calendar link --> Club Officer Training - Round 1 - for our newly elected club officers - District 60 serving Toronto, Canada

Do you have members in your district who like French? If so, surely they would like to participate in an international Toastmasters event in French?

We are the Vitrine Francophone Internationale Toastmasters, an open network made up of French-speaking Toastmasters members from different districts, whose mission is:

to enable Francophone and Francophile Toastmasters members to shine on the world stage by highlighting their communication and leadership skills.

On Saturday, June 11, we are holding our online event the Sommet international des orateurs francophones 2022.

We would like to invite all Toastmasters members able to understand French, including those in your district. Participation is free.

We need you to help us with our promotion campaign.

We have prepared the following article, in French and English, that you can publish on your website, Facebook, LinkedIn, newsletters, and any other communication media you are using inside your district:

To follow communications on this event:

It would be greatly appreciated if you could inform us of the follow-up that you can grant to this request.

We appreciate your cooperation in making this event a success.

The public relations team of the Vitrine Francophone Internationale Toastmasters

Catapult Your Career in 2022

  1. Are you already a Toastmaster who wants to kick your speaking skills up a few notches? 
  2. Would you like to convince senior management with powerful presentations?  Earn their approval for your proposal? Fund your program?
  3. Do you want to deliver behaviour-changing workshops? In your workplace, educational institution or volunteer undertaking? Gain experience in your path to becoming a better speaker, even a professional one?

Effective communication skills are key to succeeding in the business world. Keynote Speakers Advanced Toastmasters Club hones your speaking skills efficiently. 


What sets Keynote Speakers Advanced Toastmasters Club apart?

Keynote provides a high-quality, supportive forum for advanced-level speakers to develop even more exceptional communication, evaluation, and leadership skills to a professional level.

How quickly could you improve your speeches if you received immediate, honest and actionable feedback from a trio of evaluators – one person focusing on the content, another on the language and the third on the delivery of the message? And in turn, evaluate fellow Keynoters’ speeches, presentations and workshops.


VP of Membership John Andrews, a 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking Finalist, highlights how Keynote excels with the three Cs:



You can only be made better by people who can pull you up. Keynote boasts 10 members who are Distinguished Toastmasters (DTMs), professional speakers, certified speech coaches and speech competition winners.


Our members are committed to making each other better. We know that when one of us succeeds, it reflects on the whole club.


We are a bunch that enjoys each others’ company. I’ve never had a Keynote meeting where I felt like I HAD to go. I get to hang out with some cool people. 


Curious? We meet the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 12 pm, (currently online). Check us out - click here to complete the Guest Contact Form, and a friendly Keynoter will connect with you. Now is the time to catapult your career. Invest in YOU.


Dare, Speak and Grow with Keynote Speakers Advanced Toastmasters Club!


To your success in 2022 and beyond.

You are invited to attend "The Prospect's Journey to Member workshop"!

We are privileged to have Matt Kinsey, DTM, Toastmaster International President-Elect, presents The Prospect's Journey to Member workshop on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. This workshop is a must for the success of your club. The workshop will be up shortly on the District 60 calendar with an Eventbrite registration link. Here is the link to the calendar: Event Calendar - District 60 serving Toronto, Canada (toastmasters60.com)

This event will be featured soon on District 60's Facebook page along with the registration link. Please mark your calendars and ensure that your club is represented.

2022 Talk Up Toastmasters Award - Congratulations!

It's time to Beat the Clock!!

"Beat the Clock" is a great motivator for finishing the year on time and with record numbers! Make it your club’s goal to earn the "Beat the Clock" award and encourage every member to take part. Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between May 1 and June 30 receive a "Beat the Clock" ribbon to display on the club’s banner. Qualifying clubs also earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.)

Take advantage of the "Be My Guest-Join My Club" and "Bring Them back Home", membership growth campaigns organized by District 60.

Area Directors: Time To Submit Club Visit Report

  • Area Director Visit Reports (ADCVR) must be submitted by May 31 at 11:59 pm MST for on-time credit. 
  • Club Officer Listing must be entered in Club Central by May 31 for club officers to receive credit for attending their COT session.
  • World Headquarters will be closed beginning May 28 through May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday.
  • We recommend the Area Director Visit Reports are submitted by May 26.
  • Crucial: Unsubmitted Area visit reports will not be retained in our systems after the due date and time.
  • When completing the report, save it often to avoid data losses. We recommend every 15 minutes as the system will time out when there is no activity.

Celebrating May's Club Anniversaries!

Clubs Chartered During the Month of May

Happy Anniversary!

Club Name

Charter Date

Number years

Toronto # 1 Toastmasters



Gavel and Glass Toastmasters Club



Talk Of Mackenzie Toastmasters Club



St. Clair Public Service Speakers Club



Creatively Speaking Toastmasters



Speaking from Experience Advanced Toastmasters Club



20 Bay PROS of PROSE



Royal Frontiers






Pitch Please



Tier1 Toasters



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.

David Veights is our in-coming Club Growth Director! He talks about introducing a Toastmasters club in the corporate world as a training program! I will let David explain that idea, among others, during his podcast!


Tiziana Fathers was at an all-time low after having multiple eye surgeries and not being able to do the job she loves, helping people. She decided that she needed to “find my people”. Now a member and president of the West Mall Toastmasters, Tiziana’s advice to anyone embarking on Toastmasters is - "it works if you work it. Please take advantage of all that it offers." 

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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