Entries by Michael Bown DTM

Spring Cleaning

Recently in conversation with Area 5 Director Bill Smith, DTM he suggested having a spring cleaning in March after our February pirate month. I asked him what he meant and he meant cleaning up on DCP points and guest to membership conversions. What a fantastic idea! I asked the District officers for club building ideas […]

Toastmaster Pirates Ahoy

Fellow Toastmasters, Inspirational. Eleven days of travel meeting amazing members across District 21.  For me personally, this has been a short period of rapid growth as a communicator and leader and I sincerely hope you have had found the same during Ted Corcoran’s visit to District 21.   Let’s keep the excitement going in every […]

Quality Clubs Start With Diverse Membership

Having 20-30 members in your club ensures you have the right balance between rotating executives, wide range of speech topics, sharing of meeting roles and an audience to deliver speeches to. It ensures the club holds and maintains quality meetings and likely has regular guests who they convert to members. What is the secret sauce? […]

Welcome Margaret Page!

International Director Margaret Page, DTM is set to make her official visit to District 21 in November. The visit will include attendance at our fall conference, possible new club and media opportunities as well as a charter ceremony. District 21 is excited to welcome Margaret Page! More details to follow soon as we confirm arrangements. Information […]

Summer Sizzler results

The results are in! The following clubs have gained 20% new members between July 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016, the new members are renewed! Congratulations to the following clubs who are the winner of the 50 District loonies. Armstrong Toastmasters Club 2645 Birdcage Club Cowichan Toastmasters Club Belmont Babblers Club Mid Island Advanced Toastmasters […]

Come meet a super club starter!

Attend a session with Toastmasters super club-starter Peter Kossowan! Travelling in from District 99 in Edmonton, Peter has started over 170 Toastmasters clubs. He has offered to do sessions in District 21 to share his secrets and stories. Peter was featured in Toastmaster magazine June 2016 for his incredible abilities to start Toastmasters clubs. Click […]

Summer Sizzler home stretch!

Congratulations to the following clubs who are qualified for 50 District Loonies! All they need to do is make sure the new members renew for the September – March session!   Division A Niteshifters Toastmasters Club Gateway Toastmasters Royal Roads Toastmasters Cowichan Toastmasters Club   Division B Birdcage Club Oak Bay Toastmasters Club Norvic Toastmasters […]

Community outreach

Early this Toastmasters year five clubs in Division F worked as a team to setup a stand at the White Rock Farmers’ Market.  After attending the market on September 4th I left even more motivated to see events like this across the district. Having a booth at the farmers’ market not only gave the five […]