Official Announcement of the District 21 Council Meeting April 21st

Yes, it’s official! Our Club Presidents, Vp Eds (or members of their clubs in good standing who carry their proxies) will gather together with all District, Division and Area Directors for our 2018 Annual District 21 Council Meeting. At this meeting we will:

  • Hear updates on our progress in the District Success Plan
  • Find out how our District is doing financially
  • Vote on important business that affects YOU this coming year … including the incoming District trio and Division Directors!

And the nominees are …

To get that information, plus much, much more, go to the events page here:

Congratulate these wonderful members who are prepared to volunteer their time, not only to help each of our clubs and members to reach their full potential, but also to grow themselves. Leadership is the very BEST self-discovery journey you could ever choose, and to be a leader in Toastmasters is to be a willing servant to all. To all nominated candidates, thank you, and enjoy the adventure!

BE SURE TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM! The special block of rooms is about to disappear. Click the link NOW to grab your room at a great price!
Carol Carter DTM


The Adventure is just heating up!



Your District 21 Director 2017-2018

A New Club Could Mean a Swanky Hooded T-Shirt for You

Imagine that very first club you discovered and joined, that place where you gained encouragement, helpful feedback and mentoring through your early speeches, never existed. What would your life be like today? Look how far you’ve come from that first day you walked through the door and experienced your first meeting.

We are searching for new club ideas and opportunities to share the transformation Toastmasters provides to more people in more corners of our District. Do you have a brilliant idea for a new club? Maybe it’s a

  • community club where there’s an ideal space or central location;
  • advanced club that can help members in your Area or Division accelerate their personal or professional growth;
  • specialty club that could serve a niche market or help members achieve a specific goal; or
  • corporate club in a company with 250+ employees

Send your club idea RIGHT AWAY to our Club Extension Chair, Gene Vickers. If your club is fully chartered before end of day June 14th, and you will become the proud owner of one of these swanky Toastmasters branded Hooded Long Sleeve T-Shirt (They are sweeeeet!)

BONUS: Your two Club Sonsors will each receive a new Pathway along with their hard-to-get credit toward their DTM at Toastmasters International.

So … what’s your size?

See all you need to know to charter a club HERE.

Warmly and with great anticipation,

Carol Carter, DTM

Your District 21 Director 2017 – 2018

March Updates – It Never Feels Like an Adventure When You’re in the Middle

The Aventure is heating up! On the Ides of March, there is MUCH NEWS!!! Please watch the video, see the links further down the page, and refer back to that email for some very important items from Program Quality Director, Shawn Gold!

What to take advantage of in District 21 (ACT on one thing NOW!):

Do you struggle to remember your Anniversary?

We have some very noteable Club Anniversaries coming up! We’ll be celebrating ALL our clubs at the Spring Conference and you’ll have a little commemorative token of YOUR club’s Birthdate to take home with you!

In case you want to reach out and share a quick “Congratulations” or check on any upcoming celebration festivities, here are the clubs with March Birthdates:

Club                            Years    City

Cowichan 57 Duncan
Chilliwack 47 Chilliwack
Cranbrook First 45 Cranbrook
The Communicators 37 Victoria
Abbotsford Sundown 33 Abbotsford
Deltones 27 Delta
enRICHed Speakers 25 Richmond
High Country Achievers 24 Kamloops
Belmont Babblers 23 Victoria
Nelson Fresh Tracks 23 Nelson
Aldergrove 22 Aldergrove
Monday Night Vernon 21 Vernon
Woodgrove 20 Nanaimo
Readers & Debaters 19 Victoria
TaxMasters 18 Surrey
MoneyMasters 7 Surrey
Coast Master 5 Victoria
Seymour Synergy 1 Victoria
Slice of Speech 1 Richmond

The Power of Mentoring – What We Learned!

Our founder, Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, shared that mentoring was one of the two keys to the success of the Toastmasters program. Thank you to all who came out in snowy, treacherous conditions to participate in “The Power of Mentoring” events in your corner of the District. While this was meant to be an event you could invite your career focused connections to, it turned out to be great learning for our own Toastmasters as well!

When you hear the word “Mentoring”, what thoughts cross your mind?

  • How strong are your mentoring skills?
  • How well do you feel YOU are being mentored?
  • Did you know that it’s the mentee, NOT the mentor, that drives the mentoring relationship?

Jim’s slides have been sent to all participants directly. If you would like a copy, please connect with me (click on my image at bottom of article).

We also promised a follow up video on being a mentor plus other pieces to help you in your mentor-mentee relationship. Whether you are a mentor, a mentee or both, here are some helpful tips, plus a downloadable handout (CLICK HERE to download) to set up or continue your mentoring relationships in a way that sets both up for the greatest success.

Thanks again, Jim Mclaughin! Your words of wsdom will continue to change lives for many years to come!

Also, Jim made a very special offer starting March 6th. It will allow you to:

  • Create a clear vision of where you want to go (then you can reach out for the mentoring you need)
  • Tap into three sources of power that often go overlooked and could be sabotaging your success

As this is not a Toastmasters offer but one Jim is making on his own, feel free to contact Jim directly for details (please see his contact information in the video).

Carol Carter DTM

I hope this information adds to your amazing Toastmasters Adventure this year, and your life’s adventures for many years to come.




Your 2017 – 2018 District 21 Director

Toastmasters Month February 2018 – What to do

Toastmasters Month is all about appreciating this amazing program we enjoy, and “sharing the love” with our community. The Province of British Columbia has declared February 2018 as Toastmasters Month!

Now what?

February is when many people, who have been pondering possible changes in their lives, start serious steps. It’s the perfect time to share Toastmasters any way you can.

Here are a few fun and fabulous things you and your fellow club members can do that will keep your club vibrant and alive through the bleak, cold, snowy months, and keep you sailing straight into Summer (LOTS OF LINKS AHEAD! Click the ones that inspire you the most!)

  1. Conspire on where to post your club’s Proclamation of Toastmasters Month. Laminate it, post it at your workplace with your info attached, Take a team photo with it and send your photo and the online link to the pdf copy (available at to your local Mayor, Newspaper or Radio Station. Make this a BIG DEAL … because it really is!
  2. Invite as many early and mid-year professionals as possible to business and leadership coach, Jim  McLaughlin’s “The Power of Mentoring” event near you. This very special kind of training is not offered ANYWHERE else in our geographic region. I checked! The people who attend are likely looking for a place to gain safe and effective feedback and ongoing mentoring. We might just have what they are looking for …
  3. Scour the list of 100’s of Membership Building Ideas you were given at the Club Officer training and have different members choose different ways they would like to promote the Toastmasters Opportunity to your Potential Future Members.
  4. Take action on as many different outreach and PR ideas as you can and enter all your campaigns in the Club PR Campaign Challenge! Deadline for submissions is March 15th. Winning Clubs will receive their prize at the Spring Conference. Each campaign will ALSO be gettin’ ye a bit ‘o bling for yer Treasure Chest. Arrr!
  5. Talk Up Toastmasters! Whether you are attracting brand-new-never-before members (qualify for the Club Outreach Program) or ANY potential member (returning after a full season away, dual member, new-to-you member or brand new member), with just 5 added to your team between Feb 1st and March 31st, you receive a gift from Toastmasters International!
  6. Is your team having fun? Putting on quality meetings? Celebrating every win of every member? Do a team survey or do a Moments of Truth session and collaborate on how to make your club irresistable!
  7. The more irresistable you are, the more likely your team will achieve the Rising Tide 10% Growth Challenge at dues renewal time in April. We hope ALL clubs achieve this target so we can ALL celebrate at the Spring Conference Saturday Night AfterParty! Are you registered for the conference yet? Hint – The afterparty will take a whole other path … a Carribean Path!
  8. You have two more weeks to make sure all 7 Club Officers in your club are trained if so and if you are on THIS LIST, you’ll receive some “Banner Bling” at the Spring Conference. Not on the list? You’ll still receive a wee bit ‘o purple for ye ol’ Treasure Chest!
  9. Explore! Visit other clubs, help with their speech contests, jot down your “Ah-ha’s” and GET YOUR PASSPORT stamped everywhere you go!
  10. Can’t get out? Sign up for a fun and interesting Webinar Wednesday event you can enjoy from the comfort of your computer, tablet or Smartphone, while holding a toasty beverage to fight the winter chills.
  11. Celebrate the bling your team receives for all your January adventures. Make your club’s Treasure Chest special. Mark up your Treasure Map. Have fun with the Club Treasure Hunt Adventure
  12. Find your team on the District 21 page of the Leo Board, locate another club with the same membership and DCP goal level as you and challenge them to a race to Distinguished! (or celebrate your success if you know you’re already there!). Pat other clubs on the back as you go! Here are a few clubs to celebrate already:
  13. Find a demographic, a pocket of population or a special interest group that has not yet discovered the benefits of Toastmasters. Submit that Potential New Club Lead to Club Extension Chair Gene Vickers or Club Growth Director Joe Guenette. If your lead becomes a club by March 15th, you get a jacket! if after March 15th but before June q15th, you get a Toastmasters hooded shirt!

Challenge yourself, learn, laugh, have loads of fun and make the most of this Toastmasters Month. YOU and your Toastmaster experience is what truly makes our clubs “The Place 2 B” (a little PQD Shawn Goldism).

Carol Carter DTM


Share Your Adventure!



Your 2017 – 2018 District 21 Director

District 21 FIRST EVER e-Vote – the results are in!

Thank you all Club Presidents and Vice Presidents of Education! Our very first e-Vote was a success! You’ve proved it works! We’ll now gather all the wee lessons learned along the way and apply those to the voting process for this coming September.

What was this e-Vote about?

The current boundary line between District 21 and District 96 heads straight North at 122 degrees latitude, just past Mission, BC, placing Mission Toastmasters in District 96. The members of Mission Toastmasters are very far from the next closest District 96 club, which has proved to be more of a struggle than anyone had ever forseen.

After a club vote and consultation with Toastmasters International, both District 96 Director Lydia Burchell and District 21 Director Carol Carter agreed to put a slight boundary change forward to Toastmasters International. This is when they discovered all the rules and regulations around boundary changes! That’s what I love about Toastmasters – EVERYTHING is a learning opportunity.

We were told the matter needed to be put forward to District Councils of both districts. If approved, the matter still needed to go before the Toastmasters International Board of Directors for final approval. Here’s the catch – if this did not get approved by the board in their February board meeting, Mission Toastmasters would have to wait an entire additional year to become part of District 21, and closer to the support and opportunities to take best advantage of the Toastmasters program for all its members.

Tick … tick … tick …

Under tight time constraints, both District Directors worked to figure out how to do an e-vote fairly and efficiently, something we never thought we’d have to do until the Fall of 2018.

Under the electronic voting rules:

  • ONLY the Club President and VP Education can vote. Their votes cannot be transferred to any other member of their club.
  • Toastmasters International recommends the vote be open between 48 and 72 hours.
  • 50% of all possible votes, rounded upward to the nearest vote, plus one more vote are needed to pass a motion.
  • No notice is required for this type of vote.
  • As the District Executive Committee (District Officers, including Area and Division Directos) had already voted to approve the motion at the January 13th DECM in Tsawwassen, only the District Council needed to vote on this particular motion.

Our results of our very first vote:

  • At the time of the vote, there were 286 members in good standing of the District Council.
  • 50% = 143. Adding 1 vote = 144 votes of approval were needed to pass the motion.
  • Voting was open from 5:24pm Friday, January 26th until 7:00pm Monday, January 29th
  • 204 votes were received.
    • 15 votes were ineligible
    • 185 votes in favour
    • 4 votes opposed

This motion has been carried! Our sister District 96 has also approved their motion. Results are now in the hands of Toastmasters International World Headquarters for our next step of the process. If all goes well, on July 1, 2018, we will welcome Mission Toastmasters into Division G!

See the proposed boundary line change below, courtesy of 2012-2013 District 21 Alignment Chair, Mike Robinson, DTM, PDG.

Thank you to all members and leaders who helped make this possible, and for District Services at World Headquarter who kept me putting one foot in front of the other. This first e-Vote will be a springboard we can use in all future votes outside of our Annual General Meeting.

To see the official minutes of this vote click this link:

Thanks for helping with yet another District 21 Adverture-in-the-making,

Carol Carter DTM

Your 2017-2018 District 21 Director

(To contact me directly, click my head)

Happy 2018!

The District Executive team did not ALL fit in this video, but our core team, Program Quality Director Shawn Gold, Club Growth Director Joe Guenette, Finance Manager Vivien Ip, Administration Manager Sharon Marshall, and me, your District Director Carol Carter, wish ALL our members and leaders HAPPINESS, laughter, learning and lasting friendships for 2018.

See a cleaner, brighter, sharable version of this on our Toastmasters District 21 Facebook Group (the “Group”, not the “Page”).

January is when I went to my very first Toastmasters meeting in 2010. From that day on I made a commitment to my growth and development that I will never regret. I am eternally grateful for all the gifts Toastmasters has provided.

Do you remember what brought you through the doors of your first meeting? What were your first impressions of that club? What made you join Toastmasters? What keeps you coming back? Who do you know, who might be looking for what you came for? Reach out and pay forward all you’ve received from Toastmasters. You never know how you might change a life … or five … in the process.

What’s new in January?

In January our focus turns back to building our club and making it a rewarding, enjoyable experience for all our members.

  1. Has your team created a PR Campaign yet? I am anxiously waiting to award those Emerald gems. To help you along, We’re issuing a PR Campaign Challenge just in time for Toastmasters Month! Start working up a PR Campaign to run in February. More info to come at the Club Officer Training events this month!
  2. The Rising Tide Challenge is on! Increase your membership by 10% above your July 1st starting base by the April 1st renewal date and your team WINS! We’re putting together a wee care package that includes an After Party at the Spring Conference! More on the prize to come. Aim to reach or exceed that goal! It’s WIN for everyone if you do!
  3. Have you done a Moments of Truth yet? See Program Quality Director Shawn Gold’s article (see link in eNewsletter) on the three things you can do to build even more quality into your club experience, for yourself,  your existing members, and your future members who have not yet found you!
  4. Have you given your club a “Tag Line” yet? (click “Tag Line” to see article). We are creating Area Promotion cards to be used at community events and a special Membership Building event we have planned in February. Please forward your team’s Tag Line to your Area or Division Director to submit ASAP!

Hopefully you also make a renewed commitment to your own growth and development. What do you want to achive this year? How can Toastmasters provide skills and experience to help you achieve greater results in your life?

  1. Mike Robinson, DTM, PDG, our District 21 Leadership Chair might have an opportunity for you!  See his page linked from the latest eNewsletter, or click HERE for details.
  2. Looking for a High Performance Leadership Project? Visit our Opportunities section regularly, or contact me (Carol Carter) by replying to the eNewsletter email to find out what’s possible beyond your club.
  3. Pathways Guides are starting to visit their clubs! Learn more about what’s in store from Shawn Gold’s article. Not ready to move to Pathways? No worries! You will have until at least June 2020 to continue using the current program. More on this at the upcoming Club Officer Training events, or from your Pathways Guide.

Club Officer Training is coming to your geographic region! Visit our EVENTS page to find an “ACT” event near you (Accredited Club Training), or ask you Area or Division Director when and where your Club Officers can get their training.

We know you are creating brilliant meetings and events for your members. PLEASE share what you are up to! Write an article for our website, post photos on our Facebook Group, tell us what you’ve tried, what works, and how much fun you had doing it! We need your inspiring ideas!!!

Help make 2018 our happiest year yet!

,Warmly,Carol Carter DTM

Your District 21 Director


Twas the Week Before Christmas

Thanks for all that you do! See the video for a quick review of current programs and a peek at what’s coming in the New Year. (read below for more details)

Here’s some more detail on pieces mentioned above. Interesting that there ended up being twelve (for the Twelve Days of Christmas!):

    1. Club Coaches (contact Joe Guenette HERE before Dec 31st UPDATE – moved to January 31st!):
      • Be appointed as a club coach by Joe Guenette before midnight December 31st to receive that very convenient and covetous Toastmasters Document Bag.
      • Be a “successful” club coach by June 1st (after dashboard moves to June) by your coached club achieving “Distinguished” status, and you’ll receive a the very handy and helpful portable charger (phones and other compatible electronic devices!)
    2. New Clubs:
      • Submit a club lead and we will help you bring it to life. You can be as involved as you choose to be … and we think you’ll want to be involved, as that club lead will turn into a warm and wonderful Toastmasters Ladies/Mens Core Jacket for you if the club charters by February 28th!
      • That new club immediately receives SWAG both from Toastmasters International and from District 21 to launch a successful journey, PLUS that club will receive a special gift of a lectern or timing lights from District 21 if they are Distinguished before mid-June. It possible! We’ll help them focus on their best steps. What a way to start a club’s legacy!
    3. The Club Treasure Hunt Adventure:
      • Your team’s discovered treasure will find its way to you in surprising ways after each month closes. Check out your Treasure Map for the items you are hunting. (Hint – they each move your team toward a successful and rewarding year for ALL members.)
      • Decorate your team’s Treasure Chest in a way that is uniquely your club! There will be a contest … and prizes … more to come in the New Year.
    4. Send in Your Team’s Tag Line
      • “Toastmasters” can be hard to explain to a potential guest, but “Unleash the Humour Within” (Midnight Madness’ tag line) will speak to that person’s personal “Why” and make it easier for him/her to say “Yes” to your invitation. See the linked article to get started on crafting your team’s unique tag line and submit it to your Area Director or send to Carol Carter, your District Director ASAP!
      • In January, the District will be printing “Area Promo Cards” with each Area’s clubs, tag lines, meeting dates and times, and contact info. We need YOUR team’s info no later than January 15th. Please make sure your Area Director has all the correct information about your club’s meetings! These cards will be used in any community promotion events – job fairs, farmers markets, libraries, malls, chamber events … dream up potential places together with your Area Council. A “rising tide floats all boats” and “Many hands make light work”.
    5. The District 21 COP Award (Club Outreach Program):
      • Watch your team rise as you gain more “Brand New Baby Toastmasters” in your club. These people have never been a Toastmaster before. Have a look at the right hand column on the main page of
      • The club with the most New-to-Toastmasters members who renew on April 1st will win the new, ENORMOUS (but conveniently light and portable) COP Award at our April 20-21 District 21 Annual Conference! You’ll also receive a permanent, beautiful scroll plaque, appreciating your efforts of introducing the Toastmasters transformation to so many new people in your community, ensuring the sustainability of Toastmasters in District 21.
    6. The District 21 Passport Program:
      • Have you explored different clubs in your Area, Division and District? Have you visited a club outside District 21? Have you helped with a club, Ara or Division contest? Any of these (and more adventures) will gain you points in this years’ Passport Program. Keep your personal District 21 Passport with you at all times! You never know when an opportunity will come up! Make sure you receive a sticker or get that club/organizer to initial your passport.
      • There’s a small gift for those who submit their passport in person at the April 20-22 Conference. You can still win first, second or third prize if you are not there in person. Send your Passport to the conference with a club member, or your Area or Division Director.
      • Need a passport? Contact your club President. If the club needs extras, you can send a request to Carol Carter.
      • Would you like to help coordinate the Passport Program? It runs until our April 20-22 D21 Annual Conference in Kelowna. Contact Carol Carter to get involved!
    7. 7 out of 7 (x2) Club Officers Trained Ribbon
      • 34 teams had all 7 Club Officers trained in the Summer and are eligible to receive this Purple Present for their banner, plus special recognition at our Spring Conference if all 7 Club Officers are trained between December 1 and February 28th this Winter Training Season!
      • Missed the Summer season target? No worries. Though we can’t give you a ribbon, your team will receive a purple “Above and Beyond Service” gem for your treasure chest. It’s still a worthy goal, especially as we’ve seen that clubs who get all officers trained tend to have more fun and achieve greater results in their team all year.
    8. Pathways is Coming!!!
      • Pathways Guides are selected and are reciving their packages to help your team make the very best of the Pathways Program. See updates from Program Quality Director Shawn Gold and Pathways Chief Ambassador David Hobson!
      • If you belong to a second club before Pathways officially launches (expected March 1st), you will receive a second FREE pathway! You need to complete 2 pathways to achieve your DTM in the new program.
      • You can still keep completing the current program WHILE you start the new program! You have up to 2 years after the final Region roll out of the program is launched (likely you will have up to June 30th 2020).
    9. Toastmasters Month in British Columbia is February! (article will be posted as soon as declaration is in hand)
      • The Province of BC is about to declare February Toastmasters Month in 2018! Are you ready to make the most of this opportunity? See Webmaster Rae Stonehouse’s helpful video on how to get a proclamation of your own from your local Mayor’s office or other official.
      • Is your information up to date on ALL your web assets, including your official listing at Sima Saxena will be heading up a team who will be checking and giving you helpful feedback. In the meantime, imagine you are looking for a club near you and you discover your club’s webpage, facebook page, meetup listing, or do a club search on Will what they find frustrate them or draw them one step closer to coming to your next meeting?
    10. Contest Season – International Speech and Evaluation Speech Contests!
      • Would you like to challenge yourself to a whole new level of Speaking and evaluating? Nothing sharpens your skills like CONTEST SEASON! Starting with Club Contests in February, then Area Contests in March, and Division Contests the beginning of April, he District Finals will take place at our April 20-22 District 21 Annual Conference in Kelowna. Ask you VP Ed for infomation about how to compete this year!
      • Want to chair a club contest? It’s a project in your CL manual! Click on the various contests and download the “Digital File” for FREE (bottom of each contest page) at the Toastmasters International store here for all you need to run a successful Club Contest.
    11. Spring Conference … or The District 21 2018 Annual Conference:
      • Per Toastmasters International, we’ve gone back to annual District Conferences. This means, our District’s ONE special time to learn, laugh and grow together is April 20-22 in Kelowna. It will be VERY special! Conference co-chairs Marion Gushu-Geiger and Caroline Ivey, together with their conference committee, are planning a spectacular event you will not want to miss! Sign up now at the Early Bird rate! Book your room at the Capri Hotel!
    12. The Rising Tide Challenge (article will be posted in January):
      • At our District’s Annual Conference there will be a very special After Party event, where we’ll officially recognize members in all clubs who achieve the target of this challenge – Increase your membership by only 10% above your July 1st base as of the April 1st renewals. We will anxiously await the results as the dashboard reveals the April numbers. YOU and every member of your team could receive a very special “Care Package” and special recognition at our After Party Event! For team members not registered for the conference, they’ll receive a special invitation to join us for the After Party as well. Full details will be announced in January.


What is this D21 Club Treasure Hunt Adventure?

By now your club has hopefully had some little care package arrive through your Area Director with a Treasure Chest, a Map, and a letter about both the Passport Program and the Treasure Hunt Adventure. You might have even received a few little cards with “bling” attached.

This program is designed by Club Retention Chair, Jeff Galenzoski, to help your members, both new and not-so-new, have a year of exceptional personal growth, and a lot of fun along the way. Celebrating each member’s contribution to the success of the team is one way to spark more enthusiasm for doing all those little things that make a big difference to your member experience.

Here’s how it works:

  1. The Map  – is your guide to where the “treasure” is. Explore the map! Go through it as a team. Display it at your meetings. Beside “Our Ship Be Named” write your club name and Tag Line. As you receive treasure, mark up the map with who brought in what! By June, this map should be marked up, starred, scribbled on with notes of encouragement, random art, and lots and lots of names!
  2. The Treasure Chest – is where you place the “bling” part of the rewards your team receives each month from the District. Have fun celebrating the bling! You could do Table Topics speeches by your contributors each month as they deposit their treasure in the team chest. DECORATE your team’s chest in unique ways! Make it a reflection of what your club is all about and the people you serve. At some point, we’ll be asking for Treasure Chest photos … more to come!
  3. The Treasure Most is automatically rewarded by our District team as we watch the amazing things you continue to do – education awards, new members, new member sponsors, DTM’s, District Training events and Above and Beyond Service “bling” will be delivered to your club after the close of each month. There are a few exceptions we need help with:
    1. Someone on your team chairs a Membership Building Campaign – please forward their name and a blurb about the campaign (any materials the team produced, a link to the facebook or webpage, a flyer, a handout your members were working from) ASAP to Club Retention Chair and Mastermind of this project, Jeff Galenzoski.
    2. Your team launches a PR Campaign – please forward a summary of the PR Campaign and any supporting evidence (social media, newspaper, flyer, etc) to District Director, Carol Carter
  4. Have fun with this! Share the adventure! We’re looking for stories, facebook posts and other feedback on how you are using the Treasure Hunt Adventure to help your entire team succeed this year. A rising tide floats all boats. We’d also love to see a little friendly club rivalry going on (get creative!).

More questions? Contact Jeff or myself any time through the “Connect With Us” page.

Carol Carter DTM

Wishing you and your team Grand Adventures and much fun ahead!



Your 2017 – 2018 District Director, Carol Carter


The District 21 Passport Program – Make this year a Grand Adventure!

Membership has its priviledges! As a member of Toastmasters, you are part of a large family of clubs around the world. Other than “closed” clubs (special organizations with requirements to belong) you are welcome to attend ANY of them. Have you explored your own backyard? How much of District 21 have you visited? How many new friends, valuable connections and brilliant ideas for your own club, are still waiting for you to discover?

Your District 21 Passport has a set of adventures waiting for you:

  • Visit clubs and jot down ideas you’d like to try in your own club
  • Visit Specialty and Advanced Clubs. Think of what type of member they could attract.
  • Attend (extra point for helping out) a club contest in another club, your Area or your Division. Note new ways to enhance your own club contests.
  • Attend a Toastmasters event – Workshop, Club Officer Training, Judge’s Training, Train-the-Trainer, Speaker-to-Trainer, and more. Would your club like to host a training event? Contact Program Quality Director Shawn Gold to find out how.
  • Participate in a Speechcraft or a Youth Leadership Project
  • Participate in a Demo Meeting for a potential new club
  • Attend a District 21 Conference

The more Passport Pages you complete, the more points your passport is worth! Whether you’ve completed one adventure or all of them, make sure your Passport is handed in by you or someone else at the Spring Conference in Kelowna April 20 – 22. Pick up a SPECIAL GIFT if you deliver your passport in person at the Conference!


Besides the adventures and ah-ha’s, your SPECIAL GIFT, and all your new connections, there are prizes for the most points! Winners will be announced in our June 2018 e-Newsletter.

Your Passport should have been given to your club by your Area Director. If your club needs more Passports, please contact Carol Carter, your District Director.

Carry your Passport with you at all times! Share ideas you’ve jotted in its pages. Collect proof of your “travels” and make this year a Grand Adventure for you and all you meet along the way!

Carol Carter DTM

Warm wishes through these chilly winter months!

Your 2017 – 2018 Distict Director