Happy New Year

Good day to all,

July 1, 2016 – the start of a new adventure in the Toastmaster organization.

As I am passed the torch of the “Quality Program Director” I want to thank the past PQD and the rest of the D21 team for all there efforts last year.

I look forward to working with two of the most capable men Michael Bown Club Growth Director and Alan Warburton District Director as the Trio for 2016-17.

Suggestions for training and ideas about how to get our message out this year?

Let me in on your ideas! I enjoy engaging on the phone and would appreciate your input.

Respectfully,

John Sherber DTM

Program Quality Director, District 21 2016-2017

John

 

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!

 

Register for Club Officer Training

Please register for Club Officer Training in your area:

 

Division C : Club Officer Training – http://d21toastmasters.org/events/division-c-club-officer-training/

Realignment – Find Your New Division & Area

Below is the most recent realignment of clubs within Divisions and Areas.  Most clubs have changed from what you are used to as many of the Divisions and Areas have been renamed.  The list is in alphabetical order by club name to make it easier for you to find your new Division and Area.

Those clubs with a star after their names are either forming or rebuilding, and the Division and Area that they are listed in will be the ones that they get placed in as of July 1st if they are successful.  If you have any questions, please contact Karen Knight at karenknightd21d@gmail.com.

You can download the list in excel format by clicking the Download link below the list.

 

Spring 2016 District Business

The following have been submitted to the District to be presented at the District Business Meeting, April 30, 2016.

As more submissions are sent in, they will be posted here.

Please note that detailed information may be given here that won’t be given in full at the meeting.  These postings are subject to change.

Leadership Opportunities for 2016 – 2017

Leadership Opportunities for 2016 – 2017

Soon we will have another Toastmaster year upon us. What does this mean for you?

You now have the opportunity to move forward in your Toastmaster experience as a leader. Remember, Toastmasters is where leaders are made and you are well on your way.

You might be wondering about your next step, well, here it may be.

District 21 is currently accepting expressions of interest from members like you for leadership positions at the District and Division level. These are positions you will want to explore, especially if you are wanting to move forward in your leadership experience and award levels.

Currently, we are accepting expressions of interest for:

Division Directors

As division director, your job is to lead and support the division through the supervision and support of the area directors. A division director must have served at least six consecutive months as a member of a district council (e.g., club president, vice president education, area governor, district secretary, district treasurer).

Club Growth Director

As the club growth director, you are responsible for all aspects of marketing, club building and club-retention efforts within the district. To be club growth director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as club president and at least 12 consecutive months as a program quality director, club growth director, division director or area director.

Program Quality Director

As the program quality director, you are responsible for all aspects of education and training within the district. To be program quality director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as club president and at least 12 consecutive months as a program quality director, club growth director, division director or area director.

District Director

As the district director, you are responsible for directly overseeing and managing the district’s day-to-day operations, finances and human resources. To serve as district director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as a club president and at least 12 consecutive months as a program quality director, club growth director or division director, or a combination thereof at the time you take office.

If you are curious about what the complete roles entails, you can consult the district leadership manual through this link: District Leadership Handbook

Are you willing to take the challenge and step up in your Toastmasters experience?

If so please contact Charles Davis by March 4, 2016
District 21 Leadership Committee Chair 2016-2017,
email: 1coachchuck@gmail.com
home: 604-881-0368
mobile: 604-444-0368

The District 21 Passport Program – Start Your Adventures Today!

Have you started your District 21 Journey yet?Passport

It’s never too late to begin!

Your 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 might attract.
  • Attend (extra point for helping out at) a club contest in another club, your Area and your Division. Note new ways to enhance your own club contests.
  • Attend a special training event – our TLI’s count. Contact the organizers if you didn’t get your stamp. If you missed the TLI, look for Judge’s training, a Speechcraft event, or other special training opportunities in District 21. Can’t find one? Why doesn’t your club host one? Contact Program Quality Director to find out how.

Make your journey special. record your notes in your Passport and hand it in at the Spring Conference. We’ll send it back with a Special District 21 “Thank You” note after collecting great ideas and feedback to help make our clubs and District event better.

Submitting Your Passport

Whether you’ve completed one task or all of them, make sure your Passport is handed in at the Spring Conference in Abbotsford April 29 – May 1st. You can send your passport in with someone who is attending the conference. If you bring your passport to the conference in person, you’ll receive a special small gift from our team right there!

Prizes!

Besides the adventures and discoveries, your gift and your returned passport as a momento from your journey, there are prizes for the most points:

Adventures, thank you’s, mementos and possible prizes … all great reasons to participate in this year’s District 21 Passport Program. The best reason of all, is connecting with old friends and making new ones in our wonderful District. We have amazing teams and brilliant, dynamic members in every corner of District 21. The opportunity to get to know them is waiting for you.

How to Get Started

Contact Deborah Furlong, our District 21 Passport Chair, or our Program Quality Director, or talk to your Area or Division Director for more information, or to get your passport while supplies last!

What to do when a Passport Holder Comes to Your Club or Event

  • Follow the instructions on the passport page they give you to sign.
  • Either place a sticker or your initials (stickers are WAY more fun!) in the box provided.
  • HAVE FUN! Make your visitor’s experience memorable and “Passport Worthy”.

Want to be a Passport Program Ambassador?

This is a great way to gain speaking opportunities outside your club, and make new Toastmasters friends and connections. If you are considering becoming an Area or Division Director in the future, this is a great way to get to know the clubs you would be helping.

  1. Connect with Deborah Furlong
  2. Create 1-2, 2-3 and 5-7 minute versions of a Passport Program introduction speech
  3. Contact clubs in your geographical area and ask f they would like you to do a quick presentation at their club

We’ll send you a supply of passports to distribute to those who want to participate in the program. Hurry while supplies last!

Contest Season Begins! Here’s what you need to know.

Every year, Toastmasters has two contest seasons. In District 21 these are:

  • The Fall Season (September – November) – Humorous Speech and Table Topics Speech Contests
  • The Spring Season (February – April/May) – International Speech and Evaluation Speech Contests

Contests provide unique, exciting and valuable learning opportunities for ALL members, whether participating as a contestant, a judge, an organizer or simply as part of the audience. The more club members get involved, the greater growth they’ll receive, both in communication and in leadership.

The Spring Contest Season Schedule:

  1. Club contests must be completed no later than March 30th. Check in with your Area Director to make sure your contest is well before the Area Contest. This gives your club contest winners greater opportunities to revise, improve skills, and practice before the Area Contest. Get your club’s Winners Sheets in to your Area Director immediately after your contest.
  2. Area contests must be completed no later than April 5th. Winners sheets must be submitted to Division Directors and the District 21 Chief Judge, Dinesh Kewalramani.
  3. Division contests must be completed no later than April 19th. Winners Sheets must be submitted to Program Quality Director and the District 21 Chief Judge, Dinesh Kewalramani
  4. The District contests will be held at our Spring Conference  at the Ramada Conference Center and Hotel, Abbotsford, April 30th and May 1st.
  5. The winner of the International Speech Contest will represent District 21 at the Semi-Finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking at the Toastmasters International Convention in Washington DC on August 18th.
  6. The winner of the Semi-Finals, will present a completely different speech in the World Championship of Public Speaking Finals two days later, on August 20th.

What you need for your club contests:

Make sure you fill in the contest type and your club name on the certificates of participation and winners certificates. Select your contest chair and chief judge, who will recruit for the rest of the roles needed for a successful contest event. Use your Club, Area and Division contests as opportunities to share Toastmasters with new people! Most of all, HAVE FUN with your contests. Make your team’s experience memorable and rewarding, as well as a great opportunity to learn.

Contests are great PR Opportunities for your club and members!

Take photos and share your contest results on our District 21 Facebook Page! Many of our members love watching the results, even at club levels of the contest. Here’s a chance to reward your members with a wee bit of publicity. Remember to share your contest results and information about our Toastmasters Contest Season with your local newspapers, TV and radio stations, and on your club’s website.

Need Help?

Reach out to your fellow clubs for additional help at your contest. Share resources. Note: Attending a different club’s contest is one of the District 21 Passport Program tasks! Helping out at one gains you an additional point! For more information about contests, refer to the contest rule book in your digital downloads (see above links), and contact your Area or Division Director, our District Chief Judge, or Program Quality Director.