Division Contestants and Winners

Check out the latest Division contest (International Speech and Evaluation) official results.  Download to see the Area contest and full contestant details. Please let your Program Quality Director (PQD) Shawn Gold DTM know if there are any errors.

Rising Tide 10% Growth Challenge – WINNERS!

The Results Are In! Club Care kits and Party Packs will be at the Conference for these winning clubs!

23 clubs rose at least 10% above their July 1st base as of April 1st dues renewals! Wishing you had a few more helping hands on your team? Craving new energy, new stories and new perspectives in your meetings? Reach out and ask these clubs how they grew. Pilfer great ideas! Toastmasters is all about peers helping peers succeed. A”Rising Tide” floats ALL boats.

Please help me congratulate (in order of Division and Area):

  • West Coast Toastmasters, Div A, Area 2 – rose from 8 to 13 (38%)
  • Royal Roads Toastmasters, Div A, Area 4 – rose from 8 to 11 (27%)
  • Silverbridge Toastmasters, Div A, Area 5 – rose from 20 to 25 (25%)
  • Revenue Ramblers Toastmasters Club, Div B, Area 13 – rose from 15 t0 17 (13%)
  • Uplands Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club, Div C, Area 20 – rose from 15 to 18 (20%)
  • Toastmasters on the Hill Club, Div C, Area 20 – rose from 11 to 14 (27%)
  • Richmond Friendly Toastmasters Club, Div E, Area 41 – rose from 10 to 14 (40%)
  • enRICHed Speakers Toastmasters Club, Div E, Area 42 – rose from 13 to 20 (54%)
  • Lightly Toasted, Div E, Area 42 – rose from 17 to 22 (29%)
  • White Rock Club, Div F, Area 50 – rose from 21 to 25 (19%)
  • Toastmasters By The Sea, Div F, Area 50 – rose from 11 to 15 (36%)
  • The Word Toastmasters, Div F, Area 53 – rose from 12 to 16 (33%)
  • Our Lady of Good Communicators, Div F, Area 54 – rose from 9 to 11 (22%)
  • Rise And Shine Toastmasters Club, Div G, Area 60 – rose from 15 to 22 (47%)
  • Power to Speak, Div G, Area 62 – rose from 25 to 29 (16%)
  • Langley Toastmasters 2743, Div G, Area 63 – rose from 33 to 38 (15%)
  • Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters, Div K, Area 80 – rose from 8 to 12 (50%)
  • Kelowna Toastmasters – Westside Club #872, Div K, Area 80 – rose from 12 to 17 (42%)
  • South Okanagan Toastmasters Club, Div K, Area 82 – rose from 14 to 16 (14%)
  • Monday Night Vernon Toastmasters, Div L, Area 91 – rose from 17 to 21 (24%)
  • High Country Achievers Club, Div L, Area 92 – rose from 12 to 17 (42%)
  • Thompson Valley Advanced, Div L, Area 92 – rose from 8 to 9 (13%)
  • Cranbrook First Club, Div L, Area 93 – rose from 8 to 9 (13%)

We still have a few more club care kits … Keep rising!

Not on the list? Keep growing! We budgeted for a few more clubs to achieve this challenge! We’re adding more winners to this list until April 15th or until the kits are gone, whichever happens first. Keep getting those renewals in! Welcome those potential guests to attend your next meeting and ask them if this program could help them succeed!

See details of the Contest below:

You LOVE your club. Your members are your trusted friends. You learn, laugh, and sometimes cry together. There is nothing quite like a fellow trusted Toastmaster.

Each year lives change. People move. Their focus shifts. Family needs them in different ways. Life happens. Twice a year, some of your members might make that tough decision to stop learning in your club and focus on other areas of responsibility. While you never joined Toastmasters to promote Toastmasters, if you want your club to continue being that vibrant gathering each week, you need to find more potential fellow learners.

To help you and your team members focus on the FUN factor of reaching out to future friends, we’ve issued a CHALLENGE with prizes that ALL our clubs could potentially win!

Create that Rising Tide that floats all boats.

Grow your club by 10% above your July 1st base as of the April 1st renewals (which we’ll see around April 8th) and your club WILL WIN:

  1. All your members’ names on the VIP Guest List of the Kelowna Spring Conference’s Saturday Night “AfterParty” event (it will be an event to remember!)
  2. A special Party Pack for your team to help you celebrate at the AfterParty event
  3. A Club Care Package to take back home with you. This Care Package will contain a collection of helpful resources and items to help you care for all those brand new members and sustain the growth you’ve achieved, keeping your club that fun, supportive and exciting learning opportunity you LOVE going to each week.

How do you find your July 1st base?

  1. Click on this link to view the District 21 Dashboard: http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/Club.aspx?id=21
  2. Scroll down to your Division and Area to find your club. You’ll see all of your DCP points, as well as your July 1st 2017 and your current membership.
  3. You can click on your club’s name to pull up a “one page” that focuses completely on your team. This is great for printing or displaying on a screen at meetings

How do you grow your team?

  • We have a host of resources to offer. Browse this website, our YouTube Channel and the resources at Toastmaster International (and try not to get stuck in overwhelm). Just seize one or two ideas that connect with you and take action! Whatever you do will help create awareness and grow everyone who helps you. It’s never a waste to try different ways to promote your club opportunity to your community you serve.
  • Reach out to your Area Director. He/she is committed to helping your club succeed and is dying for you to ask!
  • Reach out to your Division Director to find out what District resources and events might help you.
  • Conspire with your team through Moments of Truth. Decide how you want your club to function, what areas you could work together to improve and how you want to be perceived by your ideal future members
  • Use your Passport! Visit other clubs and discover ideas you want to try out in your own club. Jot down your “Ah-Ha’s” and get your passport “stickered” or initialed! We’re offering a small appreciation gift for the chance to collect helpful data from your passport at the Spring Conference AND there’s 1st 2nd and 3rd prizes for the most points!
  • Invite a member to chair a memberhip campaign
  • Invite several members to chair PR campaigns with specific focuses.
  • Ask a successful club in our District what they did to grow their membership. Great ideas are everywhere! Toastmasters love to share and help their fellow clubs succeed.

Looking forward to seeing YOU and your team in Kelowna and, if you can’t make Kelowna, hearing how your team chooses to celebrate your success, as well as use that Club Care Package!

Carol Carter DTM

Share YOUR Adventure!



Your 2017 – 2018 District 21 Director

Webinar Wednesdays! Upcoming schedule and registration links

Welcome to Webinar Wednesdays! These webinars are an opportunity to connect to tools and resources that will help you and your team get the most out of the Toastmasters Program you are part of.

We are looking for topics YOU are most interested in! Click HERE to submit a topic you’d like featured.

We are looking for expert presenters for upcoming topics! Click HERE to submit a list of topics you would be happy to present or be part of the presentation on.

Our sessions are getting better and better! Here’s a list of upcoming Wednesday Webinars:

Click on the above titles to see more information on the webinar registration pages.

You can attend live and participate in the chat area, ask questions in the Q&A, PLUS have fun with emoji’s and other interactive bits! (it IS fun!). Can’t attend live? Still sign up so you receive the recording within 24 hours of the session.

Want to view past Webinar Wednesdays?    click HERE

Hope to “see” you at an upcoming Wednesday!

Carol Carter DTM

Your 2017-2018 District 21 Director

(To contact me directly, click my head)


D21 Spring Conference Update: March 28-18

Have you created your path yet? Imagine the possibilities.

With Toastmasters International’s new Pathways educational program having kicked off a week ago in D21, Toastmasters from around the district are intently choosing their paths.

Months ago, when the D21 Spring Conference Committee for 2018 was brainstorming for conference themes, we decided to build upon the excitement and momentum that we anticipated with the new Pathways Program.

While the Pathways Program has multiple paths, we decided to limit our choices to five that we felt encapsulated the best. 

When you register for the conference you will be asked to make a selection from the following five paths:

  • Public Speaking + Interpersonal Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication + Strategic Leadership
  • Interpersonal Communication + Management
  • Public Speaking + Management
  • Public Speaking + Strategic Leadership

Your selection will then be featured on your conference name badge allowing you to recognize your fellow travellers.

Toastmasters conferences are a great place to network … to meet old friends and to make new connections. Be prepared to speak about why you chose your path. Why does it resonate with you? Reach out to your fellow conference attendees and ask them about their path. It can be a great icebreaker.

We’re also asking you to imagine the possibilities. Not just anybody’s possibilities but yours.

“The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.” — Brian Tracy

Here’s what Pope John XXIII had to say about possibilities … “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”

Toastmasters helps create possibilities.

Join your fellow Toastmaster pathfinders at the D21 Spring conference in Kelowna. Imagine the possibilities …

Register Now!

Conference Program highlights: 

Saturday April 21

  • Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Education Sessions
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Business Meeting
  • International Speech Contest
  • Formal Dinner
  • Keynote Speaker
  • R & Aarrrrrr After Party Event
  • Entertainment: Dance party
  • Hospitality Suite

Back by popular demand … a Silent Auction will be held throughout the conference.

Actually, it was the conference committee that demanded it! Our district conferences are expensive events to organize and run. Our Silent Auctions are a great way to raise funds to offset some of the costs of the conference.

Besides that, they are fun … if not competitive!

If you would like to donate a goodie-basket or perhaps re-gift a ‘special’ gift that doesn’t have a place in your home anymore, contact our Silent Auction Chair Mary-Lou Bailey and she can provide you with more information. marylou.bailey40@gmail.com

For the successful bidders, we take cash, cheques or major credit cards via Square (VISA, Mastercard, AMEX). Sorry, no debit.  



Register Now! The conference registration price is currently $199.00, however it goes to the Regular Conference Rate of $210.00 on April 1st. Save yourself $11.00!

Don’t forget to book your room at the Capri Hotel! 


To Book Your Accommodations:

Ph: 250.860.6060 Fax: 250.762.3430

To learn more about the Capri Hotel visit http://d21springconference.ca/hotel/

Please note: The Special Code for accommodation discount is no longer in effect.

While you are in Kelowna, why not plan for staying for an extra day or so and play tourist. You can see some of the Okanagan’s finest wineries and stunning views with the award winning Wicked Wine Tours. Conference attendees receive 10% off any tour April 19 to 23. Visit www.wickedwinetours.com 


Authorized for release by:

Rae Stonehouse DTM, PDG

D21 Spring Conference 2018 Webmaster & Public Relations

D21 Public Relations Manager & D21 Website Manager (17-18) on behalf of the Conference Team


Contest Videos

Competing in the Spring contest and want an edge on what it takes to be a District winner?  The contest videos are available through Chuck Denison for any specific year or contest.  See below. 

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: http://d21toastmasters.org/events/district-21-council-meeting-for-all-presidents-vp-eds-or-their-proxy-carrying-club-members/

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! http://d21springconference.ca/hotel/
Carol Carter DTM


The Adventure is just heating up!



Your District 21 Director 2017-2018

D21 Spring Conference 2018 Update: March 20-2018

Toastmasters with Benefits: Reasons to Attend the D21 Conference.

Sure, we can tell you that if you attend a District conference you will be motivated, inspired, challenged and re-energized. We can tell you that, as it is true. Just ask any long-time Toastmaster member that regularly goes to conferences.

That’s what draws them back conference after conference.

In fact, that very reason is what has drawn long-time member Doug Anderson DTM to our conferences. Doug is a Past District 21 Governor, has been our D21 Auditor for many years and has served as the host for many of our conference hospitality suites. D21 is well known for the quality and fun of its hospitality suites, conference after conference.

Doug and his company Pacific First Dental & Healthcare Plans, have also sponsored many hospitality suites.

This spring conference reaches a significant milestone for Doug, in that this will be the 85th conference that he has attended in D21. Yes, you read that right! 85 conferences!

Will this be your first conference … or are you keeping up to Doug?

If you are new to Toastmasters and especially the world of Toastmastering outside your club, here is a quick overview.

You will be kept busy from Friday afternoon until Sunday at noon. You will hear seasoned motivational speakers as well as attend thought-provoking educational sessions presented by some of our seasoned Toastmasters. You will have loads of time to interact and network with fellow Toastmasters from around our district. And some from out of the province and our country.

You won’t go hungry. We have gourmet-style meals planned throughout the conference.

You won’t be bored. If you still have energy by the time the evening rolls around, we have entertainment for you. Friday evening features a special entertainment activity facilitated by Kelowna Toastmasters. Saturday evening brings an after-dinner party and then a dance. Oh, and don’t forget our Hospitality Suites. Another great opportunity to meet new Toastmaster friends or catch up with long-time friends.

Register now at http://d21springconference.ca/registration/ and save $20.00. Full conference price will be in effect on April 1st.

Will we see you there?



Conference Program highlights:  

Friday April 20

  • Registration Opens
  • 3 to 5 pm – District Executive Council Meeting:
  • 5 to 5:30 pm – First-Timer’s Reception: If this is your first D21 Toastmasters conference ever, you are invited to join the D21 Leadership Executive and your fellow first-timers, for a drink at the First-timers Reception.
  • 6:20 to 6:30 pm – Parade of Banners
  • 6 to 7 pm – Official Opening of the conference
  • 7 to 8 pm Gourmet Buffet Dinner (did you notice the word ‘gourmet’? Nothing but the best, when you come to Kelowna!)
  • Presentation of the Toastmasters Community & Leadership Award
  • 8:10 to 9 pm – Keynote Speaker, Mary Morrison DTM, Toastmasters International Director
  • 9:15 to 10:15 Entertainment provided by Kelowna Toastmasters
  • 9:30 pm to 1:00 am – Hospitality Suite (Hosted by Doug Anderson DTM and sponsored by Pacific First Dental & Healthcare Plans)

Note: All times are Okanagan time! 

Announcements: Register Now! The conference registration price is currently $199.00, however it goes to the Regular Conference Rate of $210.00 on April 1st.

Don’t forget to book your room at the Capri Hotel!  


To Book Your Accommodations:

Ph: 250.860.6060 Fax: 250.762.3430

Special Code is Toastmasters.

To learn more about the Capri Hotel visit http://d21springconference.ca/hotel/

While you are in Kelowna, why not plan for staying for an extra day or so and play tourist. You can see some of the Okanagan’s finest wineries and stunning views with the award winning Wicked Wine Tours. Conference attendees receive 10% off any tour April 19 to 23. Visit www.wickedwinetours.com 


Authorized for release by:

Rae Stonehouse DTM, PDG

D21 Spring Conference 2018 Webmaster & Public Relations

D21 Public Relations Manager & D21 Website Manager (17-18) on behalf of the Conference Team


7×2 ACT/COT Results

In our ACT 2 (second round of club officer training) we trained 622 club officers.  108 of 149 clubs were able to train 4 or more club officers and 25 clubs trained all 7 club officers.  In our summer training ACT 1, we had 34 clubs with all 7 officers trained.  17 clubs were able to train all 7 officers in both sessions resulting in being entitled to the prestigious 7×2 award ribbon.  Congratulations to:

  • Genojabbers A1 -1501250,
  • Night Hawks A3- 813223,
  • Goldstream A4 – 5952,
  • Royal Roads A4 – 2262553,
  • Sooke Harbour A4 – 1472411,
  • Cowichan A5 – 950,
  • Island Excellence C21 – 4469753,
  • Global Speakers E42 – 9868,
  • Richmond E42 – 5488,
  • White Rock Evening F50 – 9516,
  • Finding Vino F50 -3844160,
  • The Professional Edge F51 – 1158953,
  • Kwantlen F52 – 2228252,
  • Toastmentors G63 – 845571,
  • Nelson Fresh Tracks K81 – 6196,
  • Kelowna City Hall K83 – 693235,
  • Morning Sun L92 – 9073