The Amazing Value of Toastmasters

Hi District 21 Toastmasters,

During Ted Corcoran’s visit in January, I had the privilege of acting as the workshop leader for the club presidents in all four geographic areas around our district. I met some incredibly inspirational presidents who are very dedicated to the success of their clubs.

One of these presidents was Hersh Kalles, President of Island Excellence Toastmasters in Nanaimo. Over the past few weeks, Hersh and his club have achieved amazing things through energy, enthusiasm and commitment. Island Excellence has increased it membership by 6 members from 9 to 15. They are having guests come to each meeting and their meetings are fun, dynamic and full of learning. Amazingly, the club has already earned the “Talk up Toastmasters” award (details are on the D21 website) a full month before the deadline!!

This is a great time for all our District 21 clubs to build their membership. We all know the amazing value of Toastmasters … now is the time to share the value with our family, friends and colleagues. Please be sure to “bring a buddy” to your club meetings in March – it may be just right for them and will be a real bonus for your club. Also, it may help your club win the “Talk up Toastmasters” award!!

Please remember that it is renewal time at the end of March – dues are due!! As you know, the grace period has now been removed. Clubs and members need to complete their renewals by March 31 (earlier is better) or the club/member will “not be in good standing.” This is very important … especially at contest time.

All the very best to all our D21 clubs as you build your membership and complete your membership renewals by March 31st!!



Alan Warburton DTM

District 21  Director,  2016-2017