Entries by District Editor

It’s not too late to recruit new members

At a recent club meeting I looked around the room…. six guests! This was certainly not normal for such a small club. The club was not expecting to be distinguished being 6 members short of the membership qualifying requirement. But, there we are in a room where we had the magic number in attendance. Hope […]

One Day, Two Very Different Experiences  

On May 4th Michael Bown and I attended two fantastic events on the Lower Mainland. Both of these events were unique and engaging. Program Quality is about much more than just getting the distinguished club award each year, it is also about fellowship, new ideas and variety.  The two clubs below are strong examples of […]

Just Five Weeks to Go

Hi District 21 Members, In June, 2016, we set a very bold goal of D21 achieving distinguished status for 2016-2017. Although we have enjoyed an excellent year, it looks as though our goal is a step too far. We have chartered some new clubs (we even have excellent possibilities of four more new clubs before […]

Anniversary Celebrations

If your Club is celebrating a big event next month, What’s The Buzz Editors would love to highlight your club with a group photo and/or a short blurb!  Anniversary Celebrations in May Surrey Club 2590 Surrey 49th Langley Toastmasters 2743 Langley 39th Comp-Talk Richmond 31st Armstrong Toastmasters Club 2645 Armstrong 29th Enterprising Nanaimo 27th White Rock […]

Winner of the D21 Evaluation Contest, 2017

“I lucked out when I joined Kelowna AM Toastmaster club” Wade Paterson said. “There’s a great amount of talent there, such accomplished speakers. They show you something to aspire to, yet they are not intimidating. They encouraged me right from the beginning. The club observes the Toastmaster formalities, but yet it has a casual feel. […]

And the winners are…

Another exciting Spring contest season has come and passed. Congratulations to our District 21 winners: 2017 International Speech Contest 1st Place will represent District 21 in the contest semi-finals at the 2017 Toastmasters International Convention, August 23 to 27 in Vancouver, B.C. Kerice Richards (Advocates) Roy Campbell (Cloverdale) Jamie MacDonald (The Professional Edge) 2017 Evaluation […]

Who will win the D21 Spring Speech Contests?

Meet the contestants! Evaluation Contest (April 22/1:00 pm – 3:00 pm) Division A              Suzanne Viau Division B              Karen Burgess Division C              Katie Healey Division E              Barb Westlake Division F              Angelika Bendrich Division G             Ray Hill Division K              Wade Paterson Division L              Heidi […]

Contest Season wraps up for Div E

~ submitted by Yuhan Chen (originally posted March 9, 2017) April 12, 2017 saw the culmination of District 21’s Division E Spring contests. Shawn Gold (International Speech contest) and Yuhan Chen (Evaluation contest) were co-chairs for the event, held at Richmond Nature Park. We had around 60 people attending, including D21 Director, Alan Warburton; D21 […]

Nobody ever said it would be easy!

Submitted by Ted Corcoran DTM, International President 2003-2004 Dear District 21 Leaders and Members, Achieving Distinguished District status is never easy. If it were, then most districts would be successful every year, when, in fact, less than half of them are. To remind you, a Toastmasters district is not a thing, an object, or a […]