Three D21 Club Winners and Counting!

You can still win $150 for your club!

THREE D21 clubs have already achieved the “Talk up Toastmasters” award and are entered for the draw. Congratulations to:

 NITESHIFTERS (Division A)

ISLAND EXCELLENCE (Division C)

CHILLIWACK TM (Division G)

Each has added 5 new members and a number of other clubs are very close with 3 or 4 new members.

So far, we have a total of 128 new members since February 1st and there are still 29 days to go.

Check the details at Talk Up Toastmasters 

Way to go, D21!

Alan Warburton, District 21 Director, 2016-17

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 to support our “spring cleaning”, here are a few that will help all of us:

  • Ensure your club has a small package for guests with information about the program and the process to becoming a member (include the fees and a membership application)
  • Treat each meeting like an open house and have the red carpet out for guests. Ensure a greeter is assigned to welcome the guests with a nice handshake and have them complete guestbook with a name, email and phone number. Always get a phone number, follow up by phone is your best bet to close the sale.  Make sure guests have a name tag/name tent so they right away feel part of the group. Consider lending guests a Toastmaster magazine – then they need to bring it back!
  • Show strong fellowship  by arranging social activities outside the meetings,  joint meetings, banner raids etc.
  • Spice up regular meetings by running speechathons, backwards meetings, workshops, dress up or themed meetings etc.
  • Bring new members up to speed and on a plan by giving a new member handbook and mentor to members as soon as they sign up. (As a mentor ask your mentee when they will give the icebreaker AND when they will give project 10 to lock in commitment)
  • Use your speech contest as an extra special open house.  This can be extended to the Area and Division contests as well!

Officers attend training to learn from each other and to share knowledge. The ideas, connections and resources that can come out of training could change your club.

If you apply all the above your club will be President’s Distinguished year after year because you will be serving your guests, serving your members and everyone will be growing while having fun.

Our club mission:

“We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.”

 

Regards,


Michael Bown DTM

District 21 Club Growth Director,  2016-2017Regards,

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!!

 

Cheers,

Alan Warburton DTM

District 21  Director,  2016-2017

Is it March already?


Working on the theme “Every Toastmaster deserves to be in a Distinguished Club” my message today is to thank you for starting us out on such a successful year. The team building we have been working on is moving us forward. There is strength in numbers.

Our Club Officer Trainings and most recently our District Officer Trainings have met with such positive feedback.

I was told so often, We had fun!”

This sounds like a club meeting where a guest walks through the door and has the opportunity to experience what the program offers.

“We work the program, because the program works.”

Also remember that our DCP represents “Documented Changes in People!”

We are moving in a direction that supports our members, executives, Area and Division directors. Taking on the workload and sharing the ideas that will enhance our own personal adventure in the organization has been so worthwhile for me.

I believe that “It is the journey not the destination.”

I can see the joy as we work with and assist others, making them “the best they can be!”

Our members show us what an amazing organization we are part of.

I look forward to supporting you in any way I can.

All the best,

John Sherber DTM

District 21 Program Quality Director, 2016-2017

The Numbers Tell All

Good day Toastmasters,

As an update on our D21 numbers, I’ve harvested some key statistics so you can have a glimpse of how your club’s goals are moving ahead.

Most importantly, my sincere thanks to all the club members who are contributing to club goals. We are all working together to improve ourselves and, with great teamwork, are affecting all those around us in a positive way.

“7 out 7”  Ribbons coming your way to 16 super-achieving clubs!

DIVISION A

Master Motivators

Victoria DiverCity

Cowichan Toastmasters

DIVISION B

Thunderbird

Quorum

Coastmaster

DIVISION C

Island Excellence

DIVISION E

Richmond Toastmasters

Richmond Friendly

Rich-Del

Spotlight Speakers

DIVISION F

Finding Vino

Speakers Advantage

DIVISION G

Toastmentors

Abbotsford Sundown

DIVISION K

OC Toastmasters

And So Close!

  • 19 clubs had 6 officers attending these recent COT sessions;
  • 28 clubs had 5 officers attending.

For your updated club numbers for the 16-17 year, visit TI’s detailed Club Performance Stats

Every member deserves to be in a distinguished club

To check where you are today, the list below shows:

  • Clubs with enough goals to earn distinguished status
  • Clubs that meet membership qualification: 20 members or +5 above your base (after renewals).
  • Clubs that need to boost their membership to meet this baseline qualification.

Remember this important date: April 1, 2017. That’s the FINAL DUE date when membership fees must be received by Toastmasters International.

Keep up the good work everyone!

John

   

John Sherber, DTM, Club Quality Director, District 21, 2016/17

VICTORIA TOASTMASTERS CLUB No. 38

The following is an extract from First Canadian Toastmasters Club 38 eBook “The Club that made Toastmasters truly International”, editor Brian Dodd, DTM, on the occasion of their 80th Anniversary. They are awaiting approval of Toastmasters International to publish the book.

However we are pleased to share this story with District 21’s “Buzz Newsletter” on the occasion of the club’s 81st Anniversary (Oct 24, 2016), when the club shared their usual Anniversary Cake with Members and Guests at their usual Tuesday meeting at Camosun College Interurban Campus, Victoria.  

The Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Toastmasters Club was organized October 4, 1933. Club was initially listed as an associate club.

The District 21 Historian, Brian Dodd, DTM wrote a short history of District 21 for his HPLP in 2007 and was posted on the district web site but was removed from website when they changed servers. Portions of this history quoted as the following.

“Frank Paulding is Victoria Toastmasters Club (First Canadian Toastmasters, Club 38) founder. Frank Paulding, Y.M.C.A. General Secretary of New Westminster, B.C. wrote to Ralph Smedley before July 26, 1930 about organizing a club in British Columbia. He ran public speaking classes, and created a speaking club called ‘The Spokes’ .

He attended a Toastmasters Conference at Whittier College in California on July 26, 1930. Participants in the meeting discussed a name for the Federation of Toastmasters, and Frank Paulding suggested they call it Toastmasters International since he was from Canada. Ralph Smedley liked “Toastmasters International”, since it was similar to Rotary International of which Ralph was also a member.

Frank Paulding was unable to organize ‘The Spokes’ into the first Canadian Toastmaster club. Had he done, they could well have become Club #10 instead of Seattle.

Frank was transferred to Victoria Y.M.C.A. in 1932. He was known for his fund raising abilities, that were sorely needed in Victoria at the time. Here he again ran public speaking classes, and formed another speaking club called ‘Y Speakers’.

The ‘Y Speakers and Victoria Toastmasters used to complete for the ‘Rose Cup’, named after a local jeweler, in a speaking contest between the clubs.”

On April 7, 1934, Club received the Associate charter from Frank Pauling at meeting held at Speedie’s Cafe. Club listed as an Associate Club in directory December 1934.

Victoria Toastmasters Club with its fifteen members officially chartered on October 24, 1935 and became the first international Toastmasters club. Frank Paulding named as Honorary President and James E. Hill as president. James Hill wrote article in June 1936 Toastmasters magazine about diction.

The March 1936 Toastmasters Magazine published International President Raymond Huff’s report about the chartering of the Victoria Toastmasters Club and quoted as the following.

“On January 15, your President, the District Governor of District 2, L. Edward Hed, and Frank Fretwell, a former Seattle No. 1 Toastmaster, landed from a steamer at Victoria at 1:30 in the afternoon. We were greeted by a committee composed of Jim Benell, Frank Paulding, Herbert Butt, and James H. Hill, President of Victoria Toastmasters. They took us to the Dominion Hotel and gave us our choice of entertainment for the afternoon. Mr. Hed, suffering from a cold, chose to stay in bed. Mr. Fretwell had personal business to attend to. But your president accompanied Mr. Butt on a drive along the shores of the Straits of Juan de Fuca on some of the beautiful highways of Vancouver, Island. The drive came to a happy conclusion at five o’clock, with tea at Mr. Butt’s home at Oak Bay, where Mrs. Butt welcomed us.”

“Seven o’clock found us at the Y.M.C.A. Building, where we were joined by Mr. Hed and Mr. Fretwell in meeting the Toastmasters and their guests at dinner.”

“Mr. Paulding had explained to us that it was his suggestion at the Whittier Conference in 1930 that our organization be called “Toastmasters International” because he felt at that time as he does today that the movement was destine to become a power in all English speaking countries, and perhaps in others as well. He also explained that one of the requirements of membership in the Victoria Toastmasters Club is graduation from one of his public speaking classes at the Y.M.C.A. As the picture became more clear, Mr. Hed and I realized that we were but children carrying to adults a message whose fundamentals they understood even better than we did.

“President Hill opened the meeting by introducing the guests of honor. He then proposed a toast to the King of England, and an excellent pianist accompanied us in singing “God Save the King.” After a respective pause, he proposed a toast to the President of the United States, followed by the singing of “America” with equal fervour. Frank Pauling was then presented as the parent of the Toastmasters idea in Canada, and he gracefully introduced the President of Toastmasters International. I outlined the ideals and plans of the Toastmasters movement. , and presented the charter to Mr. Hill, who is known as the silver – tongued orator of Victoria.” President Hill gave a splendid speech of acceptance, following which Mr. J. E. Paulding, brother of Frank, proposed a toast to Toastmasters International. “The presenting of our first foreign charter, if can call Canada foreign, is an important event, and the whole affair made deeper impression on every person in that meeting. It has a much deeper significance than mere acceptance into our federation of another club.” “Mr. Hed responded to the toast, and gave a very complete picture of the activities of Toastmasters, an imposing array when all gathered together. Numerous short speeches of congratulations followed, by members of various speech groups, committeemen and directors of the Y.M.C.A.”

“Following adjournment, Mr. Fraser took us to his home for a pleasant social evening, and we and we were apprised of the plans that had been made for our entertainment the next day, our boat leaving at 4:30 in the afternoon. From the moment of our arrival on Wednesday afternoon and our departure late Thursday, there was no time when we were not provided with at least one automobile and one guide, and if there was anything important about the city and its surroundings which we did not see, it was for lack of time. “I have no words with which to express adequately our sense of the cordial and sincere hospitality shown our party. The King, himself, could not have been more delightfully cared for Mr. Hed and I are ready at a moment’s notice to return to Victoria to present charters to Clubs numbers 2, 3. 4, 5, and so fourth.”

Of interest International President Raymond Huff presented the charter to  the second British Columbia club, Vancouver Toastmasters Club 59 in spring 1936.

Glen Meek, District 2 Historian’s handwritten notes state;

“Victoria Club #38 (British Columbia, Canada) Charter Celebration was on January 15, 1936. First active club outside of U.S. making Toastmasters truly international. In accepting the charter, President Hill closed with these two words. ‘In conclusion’, then he explained he had taken public speaking courses and the instructor was very insistent on their use. Why? Because these two words have done more for drooping heads and spirits of exhausted audiences when should they be used in the course of one’s speech – as soon after your introduction as possible.”

Copyright © 2014-2016 by First Canadian Toastmasters Club No. 38.

All rights reserved.

Compiled and edited by Brian Dodd, DTM,

Club 38 President (2011-12, 2013, 2015, 2016)

Thunderbird: Past and Present

Thunderbird: Past and Present

By Charlane Simpson, CC
VPPR for the Thunderbird Club of Victoria.

On Saturday September 10, the club celebrated their Anniversary with the theme Thunderbird: Past and Present.

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At the event there were

4 past Presidents and one past acting President
2 awards given for members completing CC Manuals
2 District Dignitaries: John Sherber and Michael Bown
A rousing and entertaining Table Topic session
And a Cake that was delish…..

photo-1As one of the recipients of the CC Certificate, I was totally delighted to receive the award at the 70th Anniversary Party. The photo shows Brian and I receiving our CC Certificates. From left to right: Wally Lazaruk, VPEd; Charlane Simpson, VPPR; Caleb Mickleson, President; and Brian Lepicq, club member.

 

Having been a member for one year I feel that a lot of the success I have accomplished is largely due to the Thunderbird members and especially the VPEd. Walter Lazaruk(VPEd) has guided and mentored me throughout this past year without really telling me how to proceed but by making suggestions that left me thinking I can do that.

I can take a breath and calm myself before I start my speech or report on my role. A year ago when I first walked through the Thunderbird door I was very nervous and shook a lot and cried during my first few speeches and roles. I am so glad that I don’t break down and can start having fun with this new found freedom.

I have been caught in this trap of not being able to explain myself clearly, voice my concerns or relate an emotional story without becoming so enmeshed and affected that the main focus of the story is lost to my audience because I am crying. This crying takes away from my intention to bring light to a problem or event. I have struggled with this defect all my life and with Toastmasters guidelines and roles I can now speak in front of my group confidently and clearly.

I continue to be a member of good standing and participate in events because I’d like to take these new skills outside our Club room. Between you and me, I’m not really convinced that I would be skilled or confident enough to pull off a speech in front of non-Toastmasters at this time.

I have chosen StoryTelling and Interpersonal Communication Manuals as my next challenge. This is very exciting and daring for me.

In the Spirit of Joy,
Charlane Simpson

Congratulations to all the D21 clubs who celebrated anniversaries in September and over the summer…

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS in SEPTEMBER…congratulations-clipart-animated-free-free-clipartbold

Rise And Shine (Victoria) – 71st
Malaspina Toastmasters (Nanaimo) – 67th
Saanich Lunch Bunch (Victoria) – 29th
Morning Sun (Kamloops) – 24th
Sixty Minutes (Courtenay) – 21st
Langley Morning (Langley) – 7th
Quorum (Victoria) – 7th
Toast To the Coast (Powell River) – 4th
Toastmasters By The Sea (White Rock) – 2nd

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS in AUGUST…

The Articulators (Nakusp) – 34th
Goldstream (Victoria) – 31st
Advocates (Victoria) – 30th
Ladysmith Toastmasters Club (Ladysmith) – 26th
Birdcage (Victoria) – 25th
James Bay (Victoria) – 16th

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS in JULY…

Thunderbird (Victoria) – 70th
Creston Valley (Creston) – 34th
NiteShifters (Victoria) – 29th
Tenacious (Langley) – 2nd
Island Excellence (Nanaimo) – 1st

Help us celebrate your club! If you’ve got an upcoming anniversary on the horizon, we’d love to hear more. Send us photos or promos.

Destination Meetings

Destination Meetings

How about adding something special to your meetings? For instance, early this summer, Evening Edition Toastmasters launched their 14th Annual Magical Summer Globetrotting Tour, with an amazing itinerary: Greece, France, Spain and…believe it or not, Outer Space…what a trip!

Each summer, White Rock Evening Edition Toastmasters travel on a shoestring, adapt standard roles and make meetings come alive with the sights, smells and tastes of various places on (and off) the planet. LEARN MORE about how to create your own magical destination meetings in last year’s SUMMER 2015 Magical Globetrotting Tour.

Greece…

GreeceIn July, outfitted with togas and sandals, and accompanied by pretty little fairy princesses, Evening Edition imagineers set sail for Greece, where they explored tranquil blue seas, inhaled the fragrance of mountain herbs, viewed ancient cities, poked around archeological wonders of the country, and peeked into the cradle of Western Civilization.

In a highlight moment, two travellers inspired everyone to take action with an ice bucket challenge…

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France…

Bonne Journee Mes Compagnon design Voyage…what a fantastic tour, with plenty of time to connect with IMG_0346people and discover an extraordinary wealth of museums, galleries, ateliers and hands-on cultural experiences! Outdoor cafe terraces, quaint village-square markets, and lace-curtained bistros with plat du jour chalked on the board…ooh là là!

El Espana…

The group couldn’t resist the lure of azure beaches, world-class modern architecture, and the incredible historical heritage in vibrant cities like Barcelona and Madrid…not to mention passionate Flamenco dancers, the unique Spanish humour, freshly prepared Spanish Style Pieta and other delicious tapas, sangria and fizzy drinks…what’s not to love?

Outer Space…

space 20160817_211246In August, eleven intrepid travellers prepared to blast off, up and away, for a once in a lifetime, out-of-the-world adventure. Destination: the final frontier–Outer Space. Just before lift-off, the Space Captain detected an unforeseen invasion. Red Alert! Red Alert! A band of Finding Vino Intruders boarded, intent on raiding the starship.

Officers in command expertly defused the emergency, and restored harmony. The newly expanded group of space travellers then cruised the Solar system, stopped by well-known planets and stars, and viewed a meteor shower from up close, without getting hit. Whether it was astronauts, aliens, or asteroids, the galaxy delivered all it promised and more.space 20160817_211614

With many more exotic journeys on the horizon, and life beckoning them onward, this group of high-spirited adventurers can hardly wait to get underway for their magical tours again next summer. Bon Voyage!

Best Toastmaster Year Ever Challenge

During Evening Edition’s magical visit to Greece, one Toastmaster challenged everyone to “Have the best summer ever!” in a classic Ice Bucket Challenge. WATCH HERE

As the year unfolds, our district leaders challenge YOU to ”Have the best Toastmaster year ever!

Do you have a fun, unique, attention-getting way to promote your club in your community or motivate other Toastmasters? Send a short video clip to letters@d21toastmasters.ca.

Club Kudos!

Our District is full of amazing individuals making their clubs brilliant! Here’s just a few Kudos to some notable club accomplishments so far this year (Please note: Toastmasters International is still catching up on all the craziness of the last week of June. There’s nothing like a deadline to move teams into action. This page will be updated once more when all the stats are official.)

7 out of 7 Club Officers Trained at BOTH Summer and Winter training sessions:

  • Cowichan Toastmasters (A9)
  • Monday Night Vernon Toastmasters Club (C34)7outof7Challenge
  • TRU Toastmasters (C35)
  • Ambassadors Tsawwassen Toastmasters (E50)
  • Rich-Del Club (E53)
  • Fraser Heights Cornerstone Toastmasters (F62)
  • Arbutus Toastmasters (G11)
  • Mid Island Advanced (G11)
  • Toastmentors (K91)
  • Norvic Toastmasters (V4)
  • Trestle (V5)
  • Kwantlen Toastmasters (W65)

Distinguished or Better Clubs as of June 30th, 2016 (Note: all final stats have not been completed by Toastmasters International. This list may increase when finalized later in July.)LEOBoard

60 out of 155 clubs (almost 40%) of our clubs have achieved Distinguished or better! You can find your club on the Toastmasters International Dashboard. Also, the Leo site created by Mike Carr in District 96 has the stats, available in unique ways, including tips to help clubs succeed. See how your club measured up and start to strategize as a team about how you’d like to finish next year.

President’s Distinguished (9+ DCP points, 20 members or a growth of 5 over base, whichever is lower)

  1. Oak Bay Toastmasters Club #1882 (Div V, Area 4) reached October 2015
  2. Rise and Shine Club #331 (Div V, Area 5) reached March 8, 2016
  3. Penticton Club #2392 (Div X, Area 38) reached March 14, 2016
  4. White Rock Evening Edition Club #9156 (Div F, Area 63) reached April 11, 2016
  5. Thunderbird Toastmasters Club #396 (Div V, Area 3) reached April 13, 2016
  6. Finding Vino Toastmasters Club #3844160 (Div F, Area 63) reached April 13, 2016
  7. Richmond Toastmasters #5488 (Div E, Area 50) reached April 25, 2016
  8. Ambassadors – Tsawwassen Toastmasters #4666 (Div E, Area 50) reached May 8, 2016
  9. Chilliwack #3486 (Div K, Area 91) reached May 8, 2016
  10. Kelowna AM Toastmasters Club#5300 (Div X, Area 39) reached May 10, 2016
  11. Cowichan Toastmasters Club #950 (Div A, Area 9) reached May 11, 2016
  12. Fraser Heights Cornerstone #1449677 (Div F, Area 62) reached May 12, 2016
  13. Master Motivators #4671 (Div A, Area 2) reached May 18, 2016
  14. Cloverdale Club #2651 (Div F, Area 61) reached May 31, 2016
  15. First Canadian Toastmasters Club #38 (Div A, Area 1) reached by June 8th, 2016
  16. Rich-Del Club #3767 (Div E, Area 53) reached by June 8th, 2016
  17. Toastmentors #845571 (Div K, Area 91) reached by June 8th, 2016
  18. Quorum Toastmasters #1390136 (Div V, Area 6) reached by June 8th, 2016
  19. TaxMasters #5268 (Div W, Area 65) reached by June 8th, 2016
  20. Speakers Corner #6265 (Div A, Area 2) reached June 12th, 2016
  21. Monday Night Vernon Toastmasters Club #6884 (Div C, Area 34) reached June 14, 2016
  22. Kelowna Club #2796 (Div X, Area 39) reached June 14, 2016
  23. Arbutus Toastmasters #5750 (Div G, Area 11) reached June 15, 2016
  24. Speakers Advantage Toastmasters Club #7173 (Div F, Area 62) reached June 17, 2016
  25. Global Speakers Toastmasters Club #9868 (Div E, Area 52) reached June 21, 2016
  26. Good News Toastmasters Club #8742 (Div F, Area 61) reached June 21, 2016
  27. Trestle #7340 (Div V, Area 5) reached June 21, 2016
  28. The Professional Edge #1158953 (Div F, Area 61) reached June 22, 2016
  29. Mid Island Advanced Toastmasters Club #8031 (Div G, Area 11) reached June 22, 2016
  30. Energized Communicators Toastmasters Club #689049 (Div F, Area 62) reached June 23, 2016
  31. Early Edition Toastmasters Club #9362 (Div F, Area 63) reached June 24, 2016
  32. Spotlight Speakers #3314718 (Div E, Area 53) reached June 27th, 2016
  33. TRU Toastmasters Club #3929 (Div C, Area 35) reached June 28th, 2016
  34. Surrey Club #2590 (Div W, Area 64) reached June 28th, 2016
  35. The Rock Christian Toastmasters Club #9429 (Div F, Area 63) reached June 29, 2016
  36. Nite Shifters Toastmasters Club #6676 (Div A, Area 2) reached June 30th, 2016
  37. High Noon Toastmasters #1298198 (Div C, Area 34) reached June 30th, 2016
  38. Spontaneous Speakers #4795295 (Div F, Area 61) reached June 30th, 2016
  39. Discovery Toastmaster #1146 (Div G, Area 14) reached June 30th, 2016
  40. Walnut Grove Toastmasters #3439 (Div K, Area 93) reached June 30th, 2016

Select Distinguished (7+ DCP points, 20 members or a growth of 5 over base, whichever is lower)

  • The Communicators Toastmasters Club #4483 (Div A, Area 2)
  • Saanich Peninsula Club #1288 (Div A, Area 7)
  • Night hawks Club #813223 (Div A, Area 7)
  • Salt Spring Club #614459 (Div A, Area 9)
  • Overlander Club #1938 (Div C, Area 35)
  • Flying Toastmasters #4142 (Div E, Area 52)
  • Macdonald Detweiller #8790 (Div E, Area 53)
  • Spontaneous Speakers #4795295 (Div F, Area 61)
  • White Rock Club #8178 (Div F, Area 63)
  • Comox Valley Toastmasters Club #3984 (Div G, Area 12)
  • Komoux Toastmasters #712842 (Div G, Area 12)
  • Abbotsford Sundown Club #965 (Div K, Area 92)
  • Advocates Club #6382 (Div V, Area 4)
  • Canada Revenue Raconteurs #1642540 (Div V, Area 4)
  • Aurora Toastmasters Club #757 (Div V, Area 6)

Distinguished (5+ DCP points, 20 members or a growth of 5 over base, whichever is lower)

  • Night hawks Club #813223 (Div A, Area 7)
  • Silverbridge Toastmasters #3248959 (Div A, Area 9)
  • Sage Richmond Toastmasters Club #2543840 (Div E, Area 50)
  • Comp-Talk Toastmasters #6246 (Div E, Area 51)
  • Coast Master #2997355 (Div V, Area 4)
  • Revenue Ramblers Toastmasters Club #673198 (Div V, Area 6)
  • The Persuaders Toastmasters Club #4435422 (Div V, Area 6)

First to reach ALL 10 DCP Points (regardless of current membership status)

  1. Oak Bay Toastmasters Club #1882 (Div V, Area 4) reached January 2016
  2. Finding Vino Club #3844160 (Div F, Area 63) reached February 2016
  3. Penticton Club #2392 (Div X, Area 38) reached April 7, 2016
  4. Global Speakers Toastmasters Club #9868 (Div E, Area 52) reached April 21, 2016
  5. White Rock Evening Edition #9516 (Div F, Area 63) reached April 24, 2016
  6. Cowichan Toastmasters Club #950 (Div A, Area 9) reached May 8, 2016
  7. Richmond Toastmasters Club #5488 (Div E, Area 50) reached May 8, 2016
  8. Thunderbird Toastmasters Club #396 (Div V, Area 3) reached May 10, 2016
  9. Rise and Shine Club #331 (Div V, Area 5) reached May 17, 2016
  10. Cloverdale Club #2651 (Div F, Area 61) reached May 31, 2016
  11. First Canadian Toastmasters Club #38 (Div A, Area 1) reached by June 8th, 2016
  12. Toastmentors #845571 (Div K, Area 91) reached by June 8th, 2016
  13. Monday Night Vernon Toastmasters Club #6884 (Div C, Area 34) reached June 14, 2016
  14. Fraser Heights Cornerstone #1449677 (Div F, Area 62) reached June 16, 2016
  15. Speakers Corner #6265 (Div A, Area 2) reached June 19th, 2016
  16. Spotlight Speakers #3314718 (Div E, Area 53) reached June 23rd, 2016
  17. Taxmasters #1268 (Div W, Area 65) reached June 23rd, 2016
  18. Good News Toastmasters Club #8742 (Div F, Area 61) reached June 27, 2016
  19. Trestle #7340 (Div V, Area 5) reached June 27, 2016
  20. The Rock Christian Toastmasters Club #9429 (Div F, Area 63) reached June 30th, 2016

Internationally Recognized for achieving ALL 10 DCP Points for previous 11+ years

Note: These TWO clubs are among only 41 clubs on the planet that have achieved this distinction year after year for over 11 years! Please join me in a HUGE KUDOS to:MikeRaffetyReports

  • Cloverdale Club #2651 (Div F, Area 61)
  • Good News Club #8742 (Div F, Area 61)

Click the image to the right to see other interesting and helpful reports and resources for clubs and Districts published by Mike Raffety, DTM, PID

Area and Division Kudos!

  1. First Area to reach Distinguished: Area A2 – Congratulations Area Director Joe Guenette and the clubs of Area 2 – Reached Distinguished April 21, 2016. (Now SELECT Distingished!)
  2. First Area to reach Select Distinguished: Area F63 – Congratulations Area Director Bob Bajwa and the clubs of Area 63 – Reached Select Distinguished May 31, 2016
  3. First Area to reach President’s Distinguished: Area V4 – Congratulations Area Director Alex Greer and the clubs of Area 4 – Reached President’s Distinguished June 28, 2016
  4. Congratulations to our other Distinguished Areas:
    1.   F61 lead by Area Director Ros Hansen (Select Distinguished!)
    2.   X39 lead by Area Director Tim Richter
    3.   A9 lead by Area Director Elaine MacDonald (Select Distinguished!)
    4.   F62 lead by Area Director Hans Kermer (Select Distinguished!)
    5.   V6 lead by Area Director Bashar Dari (Select Distinguished!)
    6.  G11 lead by Area Director Margaret Humphries
    7.   E53 lead by Area Director Alexis Rothschild
    8.   E50 lead by Area Director Yuhan Chen
    9.   V5 lead by Area Director Sophie LeBlanc
  5. First (and only) Division to reach President’ Distinguished: Division V – Congratulations Division Director Neil Philadelphia and Assistant Division Director Jan Ireland – reached June 29th … just under the wire!
  6. First Division to reach Distinguished AND Select Distinguished: Division F – Congratulations Division Director Alan Warburton and the clubs and Areas in Division F – reached Distinguished May 8th, 2016, and then Select Distinguished May 18th, 2016.

Wherever your club finished this past year, celebrate your individual members and the entire team for all the work and personal growth that went into making your club – your wee learning pod – a quality learning experience for all who joined your meetings. Then, scheme, connive, plot and plan your team’s future path! What would you like to celebrate this time next year?

Thank you for making this past year an exciting adventure!