Seeking Pathways Guides

Hello District 21 members,

  • Are you at least a Competent Communicator?
  • Are you an experienced presenter?
  • Are you excited about the impending arrival of the Pathways Learning Experience?

Would you like to be a Pathways Guide?

  • Can you commit to a 6-month appointment?
  • Could you visit up to 10 clubs to present the new program and follow up with virtual communications?
  • Could you be available to answer questions from assigned clubs and members or refer the questions to World HQ staff and then respond back to the clubs?
  • Would you like to use the Pathways Guide appointment as credit towards achieving your DTM?

Note:  this is a one time opportunity and is equal to

serving for 12 months as a District Officer.

If all of the above looks intriguing to you, please email me at to request an application form or refer to the Pathways section of the TI website.

Applications should be sent to me by March 31.

P.S. Learn more at “The Possibilities of Pathways



David Hobson – District 21 Chief Ambassador, Pathways Learning Experience

Pathways Program Might Start in January. Looking for Guides NOW


It is now anticipated that Pathways will be launched in District 21 in January 2018.  If you are thinking of becoming a Pathways Guide and obtaining that much needed credit to complete your Advanced Leader Silver, NOW is the time to take action!

According to the plan, our Pathways Guides will start their 6 months of service November 2017, 2 months prior to the January launch date. That’s right around the corner!

You CAN still apply … but hurry! You can download the application from the Pathways Guide job description listing in our District 21 Opportunities (click the word Opportunities)

Applications should be sent to David Hobson, Chief Ambassador. See David’s contact info under “Connect With Us” on this site.

A New Club Could Mean a Stylish New Jacket 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 February 28th, you will become the proud owner of one of these stylish, Toastmasters branded core jackets!

So … what’s your size?

Warmly and with great anticipation,

Carol Carter, DTM

Your District 21 Director 2017 – 2018

Smedley Award

Fall Contest Season

Fall Conference



THE COP AWARD Or The Club Outreach Program Award

Finding Your Club’s “Unique Learning Opportunity”

Your VP PR announces that your team is having a membership campaign. “Invite as many guests as you can next month.” … and your mind goes blank. Who should you invite?

When Donna Schneider first invited me to North Delta Power Talkers, she spoke about the wonderful, encouraging, supportive team of members, the amazing food and the fact she learned something new every meeting. That’s exactly what I found … and I joined.

Early Edition in White Rock, advertises its meetings on meetup as “Communicating With Confidence for Entrepreneurs” and regularly attracts entreprenuers who prefer an early start to their day and want to improve their confidence and communication skills.

Spontaneous Speakers in South Surrey advertises as “Impromptu Speech Training for Spontaneous Speakers” and regularly attracts people in the community looking to improve their off-the-cuff speaking skills.

Does your club know what’s special about the member experience you provide?

Start defining your team’s “Unique Learning Opportunity” you provide by asking each other these two questions:

  1. What is unique or exciting about our club that would make a new visitor want to join?
  2. What is special about our club that makes existing members want to stay?

From your pool of answers, you’ll get a better sense of what experience your team offers (or really wants to create) for your community. Once you define what makes your team special, it’s much easier to think of the special people you run into in your community, who may be ready for what you have.

Your Team’s Challenge: Define your club’s Unique Learning Opportunity you provide to members in one concise sentence. Share that sentence with District 21 PR Manager, Ashwani Kumar Sinha before October 31st. All one sentence entries received by October 31st will receive a VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE at the District 21 Fall Conference.

Have FUN with this!

Carol Carter, DTM

Your District 21 Director 2017-2018