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930am -130 pm: Contest Training and Planning Session (especially for VP Eds, required for Area Directors welcome to all)

 

2-5pm: Club Officer Training Breakout Sessions

2-6pm: District Officer Training Breakout Sessions

Please RSVP for either the contest training, or the breakout sessions, or both here:  https://goo.gl/forms/VlINWjFFqfIm75mF3

Look forward to seeing you there!

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A very warm welcome to you.

District 96, serving 1/2 of British Columbia, is part of the family of 100+ Toastmasters International Districts with over 15,400 clubs in the World. The mission of Toastmasters International is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

Each District is challenged to support the overall mission with the purpose of building new clubs and supporting all clubs in achieving excellence.

This translates into three Toastmasters goals in our District …

  1. Paid Clubs – at least 150 active clubs by June 30, 2017
  2. Payments – at least 6,566 membership payments by June 30, 2017
  3. Distinguished Clubs – at least 58 clubs achieving the Distinguished Club level by June 30, 2017
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A once in a lifetime opportunity! 

World Champions will be in Vancouver and be holding an event at the Evergreen Centre in the evening of August 22nd, 2017. 

Here's a video all about it: https://youtu.be/9GsEuu_2RW0

Doors open at 6pm, event starts promptly at 7pm. 

Purchase tickets here: https://evergreenculturalcentre.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S36000004khLoEAI

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Call for Nominations for District Leaders for 2018-2019!

Hello District 96 Toastmasters Members,

We need your help. Our District 96 Leadership Nominating Committee is currently looking for passionate members to serve in several District leadership positions for the 2018-2019 term.

Elected Officers: 

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Welcome District 96 Club Officer team for the second half of the 2017-2018 term. As leaders in our roles we discover the first half of our term is about learning and discovering.  The second have of our term is about implementing.

For all club officers, the success of your club depends greatly on you as a club officer being trained to fulfill your role.  We hope you to see you at the training session below or you will find one on the District calendar on the district website.

 

Note: all club officers must be trained by February 28, 2018. (see our District calendar for more details, and other dates will be scheduled for January and February if this date does not work for you.  

Please join us for Club Officer training:

DATE:  Saturday - January 27th 2018

TIME:  1:00pm – 5pm – Registration opens 1pm, training starts at 1:30pm 

Includes: Succession Planning Workshop, Pathways Presentation, Messages from the District, Breakout Sessions by Club Officer Role

PLACE: Douglas College (New Westminster - 700 Royal Ave) -Classroom (Rooms S1650 & S1670)

COST: Free

Whether you are new to your club officer role or in your second half of your term let's learn and grow together as we see what is important for the remainder of our term, learn how to finish the year strong, discover exciting new things happening in Toastmasters and our District 96 such as the new Pathways program - with an expected launch date of March 2018!

Please confirm your attendance here by Thursday January 25th

A note on parking and transportation.  There is free parking on the north side of Royal Avenue on Saturdays as well as the side streets.  Otherwise check out the following:

http://www.douglascollege.ca/about-douglas/campus-facilities/parking-transit-rideshare/parking

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If you are a club president, please register here

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Club, Area, Division and District Statistics

Detailed real-time reports that give lots of insights into the status of all Clubs, Areas, Divisions and District in the Toastmasters world.

 

 

Toastmasters International Report

http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/district.aspx?id=96&hideclub=1

 

The Raffety Report

(created by Mike Raffety, DTM)

http://reports3.mikeraffety.com

 

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Credentials

Here are the rules concerning the number of votes a member can carry to the business meeting.

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D96 Business Meeting Minutes

Below is a list of minutes from the district business meetings.  They are all saved as PDF documents.

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One Day of Learning (TLI + COT) = One Year as a Successful Club Leader!


Building and Leading a thriving club takes knowledge, focus and determination - especially if you intend to leave the club better off at the end of your term than you found it at the beginning.

The combination of -- Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) + Club Officer Training (COT) -- is designed specifically to give you the breadth and depth of knowledge you need to be a successful club leader. You provide the focus and determination!

The 7/7 Club Officer Roles Challenge -- We know that the knowledge you will gain and the success your club will have as a result of participating in the TLI + COT is important -- so, we are putting $75 on the table for you to take.

If all seven of your club officers get trained between December 1 to February 28 -- we will give your club a $75 gift certificate to spend at the Toastmasters store. We call this the '7/7 Club Officer Roles Challenge'!

There are only 80 places available - so book your place now!

Confirm your attendance by registering here by end-of-day Friday, January 11, 2019.

DATE: Saturday, February 23, 2019

TIME: 8:30am – 5:00pm

PLACE: Douglas College (New Westminster - 700 Royal Ave)

COST: TLI+COT (Full Day): $10 at the door (includes light breakfast and lunch) (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

COT Only: FREE please arrive by 2:15pm (2:30pm – 5:00 pm)

Corporate Forum Only: FREE please arrive by 2:15pm (2:30pm - 5:00 pm)

 

Theme:

If You Want To Go Fast – Go Alone

If You Want To Go Far – Go Together

8:30am-9:00am - Breakfast and networking

9:00am-2:30pm - Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Club Growth – Camilo Reyes and Team

Pathways Panel - Janice Parkinson / Neil Booth / Ron Lee

Leadership Training - learn your personal leadership style

... and more!

2:15-2:30 – Break and registration for Club Officer Training (Room N2201)

2:30-3:15 – Moments of Truth – Co-Creating Solutions - Scott Hayward

  • Facilitated session – what has worked, what is holding back your club, what are your issues
  • Resources – where to find things (websites, people), club incentives

3:15-3:30 – Move to breakout rooms

3:30-5:00 – Club Officer Break-out sessions

  • ***STRUGGLING CLUBS FORUM***
  • PRESIDENT TRAINING
  • VP EDUCATION TRAINING
  • VP MEMBERSHIP / VP PUBLIC RELATIONS TRAINING
  • SECRETARY / TREASURER / SAA TRAINING

Confirm your attendance by registering here by end-of-day Friday, February 22, 2019.

Transit & Parking -- https://www.douglascollege.ca/about-douglas/campus-facilities/parking-transit-rideshare

You can stay connected and up-to-date on the District 96 Facebook Group and the District 96 Website.

Find out more on the Distinguished Club Program and Club Success Plan.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you on February 23 and experiencing your club's success throughout the year!

District 96 QUARTET (2018 - 2019)

Eleanor Kroeger - District Director

Louisa Davis DTM - Program Quality Director

Camilo Reyes - Club Growth Director

Neil Booth - Public Relations Manager

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1 day

One Day of Learning (TLI + COT) = One Year as a Successful Club Leader!


Building and Leading a thriving club takes knowledge, focus and determination - especially if you intend to leave the club better off at the end of your term than you found it at the beginning.

The combination of -- Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) + Club Officer Training (COT) -- is designed specifically to give you the breadth and depth of knowledge you need to be a successful club leader. You provide the focus and determination!

The 7/7 Club Officer Roles Challenge -- We know that the knowledge you will gain and the success your club will have as a result of participating in the TLI + COT is important -- so, we are putting $75 on the table for you to take.

If all seven of your club officers get trained between December 1 to February 28 -- we will give your club a $75 gift certificate to spend at the Toastmasters store. We call this the '7/7 Club Officer Roles Challenge'!

There are only 80 places available - so book your place now!

Confirm your attendance by registering here by end-of-day Friday, January 11, 2019.

DATE: Saturday, January 12, 2019

TIME: 8:30am – 5:00pm

PLACE: Douglas College (New Westminster - 700 Royal Ave)

COST: TLI+COT (Full Day): $10 at the door (includes light breakfast and lunch) (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

COT Only: FREE please arrive by 2:15pm (2:30pm – 5:00 pm)

Corporate Forum Only: FREE please arrive by 2:15pm (2:30pm - 5:00 pm)

 

Theme:

If You Want To Go Fast – Go Alone

If You Want To Go Far – Go Together

8:30am-9:00am - Breakfast and networking

9:00am-2:30pm - Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Club Growth – Camilo Reyes and Team

  • How to Build and Strengthen Your Club
  • Meetup and other ways to draw guests to your club
  • Chartering and Supporting New Clubs

How to Run a Great Contest – Devon Downie DTM

Leadership - Eleanor Kroeger

  • Determining your leadership style
  • Determining team leadership need
  • Discussing leadership gaps and leadership matches

Train the Trainer - Scott Hayward

  • The five steps involved in preparing and presenting a training program using adult learning principles.
  • The roles of trainers and the differences between public speaking and training
  • Gain practical experience in facilitating discussion and conducting exercises.
  • How to make the learning experience enjoyable too.

Pathways Panel - Janice Parkinson / Neil Booth / Ron Lee

  • Presentation of Pathways key issues and solutions
  • How to get your members on Pathways
  • Speechcraft: your strategy to new members – how to integrate Pathways content
  • Panel Q&A

2:15-2:30 – Break and registration for Club Officer Training (Room N2201)

2:30-3:15 – Moments of Truth – Co-Creating Solutions - Scott Hayward

  • Facilitated session – what has worked, what is holding back your club, what are your issues
  • Resources – where to find things (websites, people), club incentives

3:15-3:30 – Move to breakout rooms

3:30-5:00 – Club Officer Break-out sessions

  • ***STRUGGLING CLUBS FORUM***
  • PRESIDENT TRAINING
  • VP EDUCATION TRAINING
  • VP MEMBERSHIP / VP PUBLIC RELATIONS TRAINING
  • SECRETARY / TREASURER / SAA TRAINING

Confirm your attendance by registering here by end-of-day Friday, January 11, 2019.

Transit & Parking -- https://www.douglascollege.ca/about-douglas/campus-facilities/parking-transit-rideshare

You can stay connected and up-to-date on the District 96 Facebook Group and the District 96 Website.

Find out more on the Distinguished Club Program and Club Success Plan.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you on January 12 and experiencing your club's success throughout the year!

District 96 QUARTET (2018 - 2019)

Eleanor Kroeger - District Director

Louisa Davis DTM - Program Quality Director

Camilo Reyes - Club Growth Director

Neil Booth - Public Relations Manager

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Get your Holiday Glitter on... District 96 Awards Event

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Welcome District 96 Club Officer team for the second half of the 2017-2018 term. As leaders in our roles we discover the first half of our term is about learning and discovering.  The second have of our term is about implementing.

For all club officers, the success of your club depends greatly on you as a club officer being trained to fulfill your role.  We hope you to see you at the training session below or you will find one on the District calendar on the district website.

 

Note: all club officers must be trained by February 28, 2018. (see our District calendar for more details, and other dates will be scheduled for January and February if this date does not work for you.  Note this is the only scheduled club officer training for December 2017.

 

Please join us for Club Officer training:

DATE:  Saturday - December 9, 2017

TIME:  1:00pm – 4:30pm – Registration opens 1pm, training starts at 1:30pm

PLACE: Douglas College (New Westminster - 700 Royal Ave) -Classroom TBC

COST: Free

Whether you are new to your club officer role or in your second half of your term let's learn and grow together as we see what is important for the remainder of our term, learn how to finish the year strong, discover exciting new things happening in Toastmasters and our District 96 such as the new Pathways program - with an expected launch date of March 2018!

Please confirm your attendance here by Thursday December 7th

A note on parking and transportation.  There is free parking on the north side of Royal Avenue on Saturdays as well as the side streets.  Otherwise check out the following:

http://www.douglascollege.ca/about-douglas/campus-facilities/parking-transit-rideshare/parking

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Welcome District 96 Club Officer team for the second half of the 2016-2017 term. As leaders in our roles we discover the first half of our term is about learning. The second have of our term is about implementing.

Whether you are new to your club officer role or in your second half of your term let's learn and grow together as we what is important for the remainder of our term, learn how to finish the year strong, discover exciting new things happening Toastmasters and our District 96 such as the new Pathways program. Find out why Storm the Stage is so important to all our members. Hear about opportunities for you at the Toastmasters International Convention August 2017 in Vancouver.

Please confirm your attendance with me, Lydia (ilovetoastmasters@gmail.com) by Thursday, February 23, 2016

A note on parking and transportation. There is free parking on the north side of Royal Avenue on Saturdays as well as the side streets.

ROOM: N3408

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Welcome District 96 Club Officer team for the second half of the 2016-2017 term. As leaders in our roles we discover the first half of our term is about learning.  The second have of our term is about implementing.

Please join us for Club Officer training:

DATE:  Saturday-December 10, 2016

TIME:  1:00pm – 4:00pm – Registration opens 1pm, training starts at 1:30pm

PLACE: Douglas College (New Westminster - 700 Royal Ave) -Classroom N3408 (Level 3 North)

COST: $5 at the door

Whether you are new to your club officer role or in your second half of your term let's learn and grow together as we what is important for the remainder of our term, learn how to finish the year strong, discover exciting new things happening Toastmasters and our District 96 such as the new Pathways program.  Find out why Storm the Stage is so important to all our members.  Hear about opportunities for you at the Toastmasters International Convention August 2017 in Vancouver.

Please confirm your attendance with me, ​Lydia (ilovetoastmasters@gmail.com) by Thursday, December 8, 2016

Looking forward to seeing you at the Club Officer Training.

A note on parking and transportation.  There is free parking on the north side of Royal Avenue on Saturdays as well as the side streets.  Otherwise check out the following:

http://www.douglascollege.ca/about-douglas/campus-facilities/parking-transit-rideshare/parking

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11am - 1pm: Contest Training and Planning Session (especially for VP Eds, welcome to all)

2-4pm: Club Officer Training Breakout Sessions

Note: Lunch is not provided. Please feel welcome to bring your own lunch during the break in between the sessions (1-2pm) or visit one of the nearby restaurants during that time.

Coffee and snacks will be provided at the beginning of the Contest Training Session

2-6pm: District Officer Training Breakout Sessions

Please RSVP for either the contest training, or the breakout sessions, or both here

​​​​​​Look forward to seeing you there!

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Watch former District Humorous Speech Contest Winners perform their winning speeches. Learn how they crafted these winning speeches and experience effective humorous timing.

Get your club together and buy a table of ten! Meet new friends and reconnect with old friends.

Surround yourself with the beauty of Whistler and the camaraderie of your fellow Toastmasters. Be inspired by the past and current contest winners

Come up! Laugh! Reconnect!

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"Explore, Experience, Empowered!" District 96 Fall 2016 Conference featuring Keynote Speakers: Bob Hooey, Charmaine Hammond, and Elaine Allison. Join us for some exciting and priceless moments: Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests, Dynamic Education Sessions, and Endless Networking.

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District 96 Humorous Speech Contest results.

Submitted by Rob on Sun, 10/30/2016 - 09:06
Humorous Speech Contest winners, Renne, Benny and Stefano stand with the District Trio.

It was a night of laughs as 9 competitors from all over District 96 competed at the D96 Fall Conference held at Executive Suites Hotel & Conference Centre in Burnaby.

The winners were:

Third Place: Stefano Cossalter
Second Place: Benny Zanetti
First Place: Renee Jacobs

Congratulations to all the competitors!

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Keynote Lance Miller (further details to come soon).

Super Early Bird until Dec. 31, 2016 - $89,

Early Enough Special - $99,

Regular Price Starting Apr. 1st, 2017.

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This Zoom call is limited to voting member of the District Council.

You are part of the District Council if you are a....

    Club President, Club VP Education

    Area Director, Division Director

    Member of the District Core Team (District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, Immediate Past District Director)

For details on the role and expectations of the District Council, please review the Toastmasters International Governing Documents, under District Administrative Bylaws and Article IX: District Council, found here:

This meeting has the crucial purpose of receiving the District Council’s approval for our District Budget.

The vote on the budget will take place immediately following our virtual District Council Meeting on September 29th from 8am to 10am.  Vote will be via online survey and will close at 5pm on Sunday September 30th. Our approved District Budget is due to Toastmasters International by midnight on September 30 2018.

We ask that all questions be answered and you be ready to approve our budget by the time of the District Council Meeting.

We will have 3 Budget Review and Q & A sessions (optional) in advance of the meeting

You will receive a draft of our district budget in advance and we ask that you come prepared with any questions as we walk you through it.

  • Option 1: September 8, 2018 (Saturday) @ 10am
  • Option 2: September 15, 2018 (Saturday) @ 10am
  • Option 3: September 22, 2018 (Saturday) @ 10am

 Thank you for your help with this crucial meeting and vote.

 Thank you for all you do to serve your clubs, members, teams (and district!)

  

Eleanor Kroeger

District 96, District Director

Chair - District Executive Committee

Chair - District Council

Email: districtdirector@d96toastmasters.ca

Phone: 604.754.7061

 

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Free
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1 hour

This Zoom call is limited to voting member of the District Council.

You are part of the District Council if you are a....

    Club President, Club VP Education

    Area Director, Division Director

    Member of the District Core Team (District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, Immediate Past District Director)

For details on the role and expectations of the District Council, please review the Toastmasters International Governing Documents, under District Administrative Bylaws and Article IX: District Council, found here:

This meeting has the crucial purpose of receiving the District Council’s approval for our District Budget.

The vote on the budget will take place immediately following our virtual District Council Meeting on September 29th from 8am to 10am.  Vote will be via online survey and will close at 5pm on Sunday September 30th. Our approved District Budget is due to Toastmasters International by midnight on September 30 2018.

We ask that all questions be answered and you be ready to approve our budget by the time of the District Council Meeting.

We will have 3 Budget Review and Q & A sessions (optional) in advance of the meeting

You will receive a draft of our district budget in advance and we ask that you come prepared with any questions as we walk you through it.

  • Option 1: September 8 2018 (Saturday) @ 10am
  • Option 2: September 15 2018 (Saturday) @ 10am
  • Option 3: September 22 2018 (Saturday) @ 10am

 Thank you for your help with this crucial meeting and vote.

 Thank you for all you do to serve your clubs, members, teams (and district!)

  

Eleanor Kroeger

District 96, District Director

Chair - District Executive Committee

Chair - District Council

Email: districtdirector@d96toastmasters.ca

Phone: 604.754.7061

 

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1 hour

This Zoom call is limited to voting member of the District Council.

You are part of the District Council if you are a....

    Club President, Club VP Education

    Area Director, Division Director

    Member of the District Core Team (District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, Immediate Past District Director)

For details on the role and expectations of the District Council, please review the Toastmasters International Governing Documents, under District Administrative Bylaws and Article IX: District Council, found here:

This meeting has the crucial purpose of receiving the District Council’s approval for our District Budget.

The vote on the budget will take place immediately following our virtual District Council Meeting on September 29th from 8am to 10am.  Vote will be via online survey and will close at 5pm on Sunday September 30th. Our approved District Budget is due to Toastmasters International by midnight on September 30 2018.

We ask that all questions be answered and you be ready to approve our budget by the time of the District Council Meeting.

We will have 3 Budget Review and Q & A sessions (optional) in advance of the meeting

You will receive a draft of our district budget in advance and we ask that you come prepared with any questions as we walk you through it.

  • Option 1: September 8, 2018 (Saturday) @ 10am
  • Option 2: September 15, 2018 (Saturday) @ 10am
  • Option 3: September 22, 2018 (Saturday) @ 10am

 Thank you for your help with this crucial meeting and vote.

 Thank you for all you do to serve your clubs, members, teams (and district!)

  

Eleanor Kroeger

District 96, District Director

Chair - District Executive Committee

Chair - District Council

Email: districtdirector@d96toastmasters.ca

Phone: 604.754.7061

 

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Free
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2 hours

This event is limited to only the District Executive Committee (District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, Immediate Past District Director, Area Directors, Division Directors)

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Free
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7.5 hours

In-depth training for the Area and Division Directors of district 96.

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4 hours

This event is limited to only the District Executive Committee (District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, Immediate Past District Director, Area Directors, Division Directors)

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District Realignment

Every year, Districts are required by Toastmasters International to review the distribution of their clubs within Areas and Divisions. Currently our District has more than 140 active clubs distributed among 35 areas with 3 to 6 clubs per Area and 9 Divisions with 3 or 4 Areas per Division.

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Come and join the Division H Club Officer training for a fun filled afternoon of training & networking.  Whether you are new to your role, a seasoned executive or just want to find out more, this is your opportunity to meet other club members and execs while learning about your role!  Our afternoon will include an update on District initiatives as well as club officer training.  

Looking forward to seeing all of you on January 19th!

We are located in beautiful North Vancouver east of the seabus next to Starbucks & Coffee Bun. The building has a glassed-in round foyer - somebody will be there to greet you. The meetings are on the 2nd floor in room 280.

Be aware that this location is locked and not accessible once the meeting starts. 

Registration at 12:30 start time is 1:pm

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Co-hosted by Divisions J and L - Club Officer Training for All Roles!

Location:  Bonsor Recreation Complex, Multipurpose Room 1 and 2 (on the second floor)

Address:  6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Registration:  6:30pm - 6:55pm

Time:  7:00pm to 9:30pm

Parking and Transportation:  FREE parking on site.  Short walking distance from skytrain or bus.

Event is FREE!  

Light Refreshments for the evening!

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June 17 2017 - Morning with Lance Miller

You are all invited to join us for a morning of leadership insights and tools from 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking Lance Miller [hyperlink on 'Lance Miller' :http://www.lancemillerspeaks.com/About-Lance.aspx]

Where: Douglas College, New Westminster Time: 9am - 2pm

Cost: Free!

Topics Covered will Include:

  • Reasons Clubs Fail and What to Do About It

  • How to Get all Club Officers Working Together

  • Retain Your Members by Keeping them Winning!

Clubs with 4 or more club officers trained at this event will receive one of Lance Miller's acclaimed CDs!
Clubs with all 7 Club Officers trained here will receive both of the following

"Building a Championship Club"
"How to Promote and Market a Club"

Free! Lunch included if attending the full day event 

9:30- 1:00pm Presentation and Workshop with Lance Miller (open to all)

1:00-2:00pm LUNCH

2:00-4:00 pm Club Officer Training Break Out Sesions

2:00-6:00 pm  District Officer Training

RSVP here if you are a Club Officer https://goo.gl/forms/fohiAJ7KgOCdtBk42 and

Here if you are not: https://goo.gl/forms/N0vBTidR9doRbQxg2

Looking forward to seeing you all there

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Location: Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre (downtown Vancouver)

Time: 6-9pm (light snacks provided)

Cost: Free!

About:

A session similar to June 18th, July 15th and August 12th and August 19th!

Planning, Organizing, Preparing for a Fun, Fair and Well Run Contest, as well as important and useful advice to help prepare to compete in both the Tall Tales and Table Topics contest this Summer/Fall! 

Resources and best practices shared, looking forward to seeing you there! 

Session Hosts: Eleanor Kroeger, Rodney Denno DTM, Stefano Cossalter DTM

 

Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeG2OsF6RE8UOj76jeL__vEKlQevJW82761DB6NAc5RSHQDQQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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February is Toastmasters Month

Submitted by Rob on Tue, 02/14/2017 - 16:11
A proclamation

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith 

NOW KNOW YE THAT, We do by these presents proclaim and declate that the month of February, 2017, shall be known as "Toastmasters Month" in the Province of British Columbia.

For more information please see the link below.

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The growth continues! Just Pros Toastmasters is pleased to announce G.R.O.W. - An Evening of Keynotes (Part 3). The evening will feature 3 keynote speakers to dazzle you with their stories, knowledge, and how you can take steps to "GROW": (Greatness Resides and Originates Within').

The new lineup has been announced: JJ Loh, Vivien Ip, and returning GROW alumni, Gene Vickers!

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Following up from our successful first G.R.O.W. event in January 2017, Just Pros Toastmasters is pleased to announce G.R.O.W.' Event - An Evening of Keynotes (Part 2). The evening will feature 3 additional keynote speakers to dazzle you with their stories, knowledge, and how you can take steps to "GROW": (Greatness Resides and Originates Within').

New keynote speakers have been announced: Sasha van de Keere, Joe da Silva and Carol Metz Murray!

Stay tuned for biographies and keynote speech introductions!

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Humorous Speech

Hum ContestDistrict Contest Results

Fall 2018 - Not Held

Fall 2017 - Not Held

Fall 2016

  1. Renee Jacobs, DTM
  2. Benny Zanetti
  3. Stefano Cossalter, DTM

Fall 2015 - Not Held

Fall 2014 - Not Held

District 96 was formed on July 1, 2014

 

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International Speech (Angela Louie Trophy)

During the (2004 -2005) Toastmaster year, Angela Louie did what no other Toastmaster in District 21 (all of British Columbia, Canada) had ever done - win 3 district titles in a row.  This trophy honour her accomplishments.
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Just Pros Dragon's Den is back! We invite Toastmasters from District 96 AND District 21 moving on to their next level of competition (whether it is the Area, Division or even District) to rehearse their contest speech on the big beautiful stage at JIBC in New Westminster. Speakers will receive feedback from Just Pros Dragons

Who: Toastmasters moving on to their next level of competition, and their cheerleaders and supporters.
What: Rehearse their contest speech on the JIBC Theatre stage.
Why: Hands down, feedback helps us with our speaking skills and improve. The Dragon's Den event is a great stepping point to help speakers get feedback and add to their toolbox of speaking skills. Speakers will have the opportunity to do their speeches in front of a larger audience on a big stage.

Please e-mail Vivien (contact information below) with a) Name, b) Club, and c) next level of competition, to apply. Applications will close at 8:00 a.m. sharp on March 30, 2017. Speakers will then be determined by a random draw and notified to speak at the Dragon's Den event.

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$5
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full day incl. COT afternoon

Toastmasters Leadership Institute – December 1, 2018

 

9:00-9:20 – networking breakfast

9:20-10:20 – Club Growth

  • How to Build and Strengthen Your Club
  • Meetup and other ways to draw guests to your club
  • Chartering and Supporting New Clubs

 

10:20-10:30 – Break

 

10:30-12:00 – How to Run a Great Contest – Devon Downie DTM

 

12:00-12:45 – Lunch – and club success plan discussions

 

12:45-1:30 – Pathways Panel - Janice Dickinson / Neil Booth / Ron Lee

  • Presentation of Pathways key issues and solutions
  • How to get your members on Pathways
  • Speechcraft: your strategy to new members – how to integrate Pathways content
  • Panel Q&A
     

1:30-2:15      Crafting a Speech – Helping Members Overcome Fear - Yuriria Lanza / Stefano Cossalter

  • How to help your members do the program speeches
  • Vocal variety, speech structure, using the body to communicate
  • … Methods for overcoming fear!

 

2:15-2:30      Break and registration for Club Officer Training (Room N2201)

 

2:30-3:15      Moments of Truth – Co-Creating Solutions - Scott Hayward

  • Facilitated session – what has worked, what is holding back your club, what are your issues
  • Resources – where to find things (websites, people), club incentives

 

3:15-3:30      Move to breakout rooms

 

3:30-5:00        Club Officer Break-out sessions

  • PRESIDENT
  • VP EDUCATION
  • VP MEMBERSHIP
  • VP PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • SECRETARY
  • TREASURER
  • SAA
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full day including afternoon Club Officer Training
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$10@door

Memories, And Emcee Tips

I always answer local phone numbers. One day in June that number was District 96 Fall Conference Chair, Linda Lee, and she asked me to co-emcee the district 96 fall conference.  I’d be working with Dorothea Hendriks, whom I’d only heard speak once… and I loved her. I hung up the phone super excited, I turned to my girl, Jody Lea, and said,”Hey babe’s, I just got asked to co-emcee the fall conference.”

Jodes face turned crooked, “What, they don’t trust you to do it on your own??? OMG typical Toastmasters.”

Nominating District Leaders

Every year on July 1st a new set of Toastmasters leaders take up their roles.  This happens at all four levels of leadership in our district - Club, Area, Division and District.

Club elections provide the majority of the leaders (almost 1,000) at the club level.

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Did you miss your Pathways presentation at your club?

 

Join Competitive Speakers Vancouver Club for a virtual Pathways presentation with Pathways Guide Devon Downie, DTM, CTDP. Devon is the District 96 International Speech Champion and ranked top 20 speakers in the world by Toastmasters International. She also is a Corporate Trainer and experienced facilitator.

Agenda :

Presentation 30-35 min

Q&A session 5-15 min

 

Register here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G5DIwaRqUlcLqC2WhB44SjCrnlSidGCUH2kry04tF-s/edit?usp=sharing

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Free

Speech Evaluation (Anne Kramer Cup)

Each year the District winner of the Speech Evaluation contest will have their name inscribed on the base of the Anne Kramer Cup and retain the trophy until passing it on to the next contest winner.

The Anne Kramer Cup, was created to honor the dedication and remarkable leadership of Anne Kramer.

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1 hour

In this edition of  D21’s Webinar Wednesday, Shawn Gold DTM, Program Quality Director (17-18) explores the subject of speech evaluations with his special guest Rodney Denno DTM.

Rodney is currently serving as the Public Relations Manager of District 96 and is a former D21 member.

Rodney has taken the study of speech evaluation quite seriously. His Toastmasters resource page at http://www.ewoliving.com/toastmasters.php has had close to 115000 downloads.

His Evaluation Maven Manifesto (EMM) Project, for individual members and clubs has over 43000 downloads on its own!

If you have questions about speech evaluations … this is the man to ask and this is your opportunity. Join us on-line.

http://d21toastmasters.org/events/webinar-wednesday-speech-evaluations-that-keep-members-motivated/

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Free
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Speech Evaluation Workshop (Limit of 30 attendees)
(Sponsored by Advanced Aurators TM club)

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM (15 minute break for snacks)
Location: Town Hall Room, Vancouver City Hall (453 W 12th Ave)(near Broadway-City Hall Skytrain station)

Price: $10 (light refreshments included) ($5 for AA members)
Since space is limited -- you must RSVP to attend this workshop.
RSVP to Rodney Denno – rodney@ewoliving.com Thanks!

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$10

Table Topics

TT TrophyDistrict Contest Results

Fall 2018 - Not Held

Fall 2017

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Tall Tales

District Contest Results

Tall Tales Trophy

Fall 2018 - Not Held

Fall 2017

  1. Timothy Chui
  2. Stefano Cossalter, DTM
  3. Artha Putra

Fall 2016 - Not Held

Fall 2015

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So you want to become a competitive speaker!!

If you’re serious about competing, this half-day workshop is for you! Intimate, fast paced and interactive--designed to give you an inside lane to the top of the podium. Your expert presenters have competed from club level to the world stage---and won all the way!

YOUR PRESENTERS from Politically Speaking are:

Georgina Harrison, DTM – Former District Chief Judge.

Darren Frew, DTM – Winner of 2 District Championships and annual competitor.

Rodney Denno, DTM – District Level finalist, annual competitor and published author.

Allan de la Plante, DTM – District Level finalist, published author and coach to Angela Louie.

Angela Louie, DTM – Silver Medalist at World Championship of Public Speaking 2005. Numerous championship wins and first BC Toastmaster to win 3 consecutive District Titles. Keynote Speaker .

Workshop Information: Saturday February 25, 2017 from 12-3 pm at Hastings Library, 2674 E. Hastings, Vancouver (free parking).

Only 15 spaces available – RSVP and prepayment required.

Entry fee $20. Email Myrna Taylor at taylor.myrna@gmail.com Learning how to get there is important. Winning is our only goal!

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Toastmasters Leadership Institute day event. Includes a presentation from Region 1 Advisor, Mary Swanson, along with other Toastmaster leaders in the district, on pertinent information you need to know. Afternoon will include Pathways presentation and COT.

Cost: $5 for whole day event, 9 am to 5 pm, includes lunch!  Afternoon session, 3 pm to 5 pm, free.

Location: Douglas College. Go to Level 1 South. Registration Desk inside Room S1650.

Underground parking is available at college. Rates $2 per hour to a max of $8 per hour until 6 pm, $3 flat rate after 6 pm. Enter from Victoria St (turn in from 8th St). 

Register at:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/toastmasters-leadership-institute-tli-and-last-chance-cot-tickets-43011365151

Additionally, looking for Club Officer Trainers for afternoon. If interested, please send email to TLI Mgr, Kathy Bengston at kat3hy@shaw.ca. 

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$5
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8 hours

One Day of Learning (TLI + COT) = A Year as a Successful Club Leader!


Building and Leading a thriving club takes knowledge, focus and determination - especially if you intend to leave the club better off at the end of your term than you found it at the beginning.

The combination of -- Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) + Club Officer Training (COT) -- is designed specifically to give you the breadth and depth of knowledge you need to be a successful club leader.  You provide the focus and determination!

The 7/7 Club Officer Roles Challenge -- We know that the knowledge you will gain and the success your club will have as a result of participating in the August 11 TLI + COT is important -- so, we are putting $75 on the table for you to take.

If all seven of your club officers get trained before August 31 -- we will give your club a $75 gift certificate to spend at the Toastmasters store.  We call this the '7/7 Club Officer Roles Challenge'!

There are only 138 seats available and 61 have already been taken (as of July 31).

To confirm your attendance - go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/district-96-toastmasters-leadership-institute-tli-august-11-2018-tickets-48339350298 by end-of-day Thursday August 9th.

 

DATE: Saturday, August 11, 2018

TIME: 9:00am – 5:00pm

PLACE: Douglas College (New Westminster - 700 Royal Ave) - Room N2201

COST: TLI+COT (Full Day): $10 at the door (includes light breakfast and lunch) (9:00 - 5:00)

COT Only: FREE please arrive at 2:40 (2:40 – 5:00)


 

Theme:

If You Want To Go Fast – Go Alone

If You Want To Go Far – Go Together


 

9:00 – 9:30 Networking, light breakfast & International contest speech by 2018 District 96 Champion Reg Boaler

9:30 – 10:30 Building and Strengthening all our Clubs - Overview of 2018/19 District Teams and Plans + Q&A

10:30 – 10:40 Break

10:40 – 11:30 How to Build and Strengthen Your Club (25 min)

How the District Teams and Plans will help Build and Strengthen All our Clubs (25 min)

11:30 – 12:00 The Secret to Success – Setting the Right Goals (video + presentation + Q&A)

12:00 – 12:30 Catered Lunch, Networking

12:30 – 1:00 District 96 Website Overview

1:00 – 1:10 Break

1:10 – 2:40 Pathways - Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask

2:40 – 2:50 Break (if you are coming just for the FREE COT portion - please arrive by 2:40)

2:50 – 3:30 Moments of Truth – Diagnosing Your Club (what Works Well, what can be Improved)

Club Success Plan – Setting and Achieving Attainable Club Goals

3:30 – 3:40 Transition to COT rooms

3:40 – 5:00 COT breakout sessions


 

To confirm your attendance - go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/district-96-toastmasters-leadership-institute-tli-august-11-2018-tickets-48339350298 by end-of-day Thursday August 9th.

 

Transit & Parking -- https://www.douglascollege.ca/about-douglas/campus-facilities/parking-transit-rideshare

 

You can stay connected and up-to-date on the District 96 Facebook Group and the District 96 Website.

Find out more on the Distinguished Club Program and Club Success Plan.


 

We are looking forward to seeing you on August 11th and experiencing your club's success throughout the year!

District 96 QUARTET (2018 - 2019)

Eleanor Kroeger - District Director

Rodney Denno DTM - Program Quality Director

Camilo Reyes - Club Growth Director

Neil Booth - Public Relations Manager

 

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$10
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7.5 hours

Hello My Fellow Toastmasters!

 

This first Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) of the 2018 - 2019 Toastmaster year is designed specifically for club officers - but - is open to any Toastmaster who is eager to learn.

 

As many of you already know -- a thriving Toastmasters club always has an engaged, energized and well trained group of seven (7) club officers.

 

Almost SOLD OUT -- There are only 82 'Full Day' seats available - as of June 30th there are only 3 'Full Day' seats left - then we will be running a wait list.

We've added an additional 70 'COT Only' (from 2:30 to 4:30) seats - as of June 30th there are still 45 'COT Only' seat available.  We anticipate they will be sold out in the next couple days.

Please confirm your attendance here https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/d96-toastmasters-leadership-institute-tli-july-2018-tickets-47292396832 by end-of-day Wednesday July 4th.

 

DATE:  Saturday, July 7, 2018

TIME:  9:00am – 4:30pm

PLACE: Douglas College (New Westminster - 700 Royal Ave) - Room N2203

COST: Full Day: $10 at the door (includes light breakfast and lunch) (9:00 - 4:30)

Club Officer Training (COT) only: FREE (2:30 - 4:30) please arrive at 2:30

 

Theme – Together is Better

 

9:00 – 9:30          Networking, light breakfast

9:30 – 10:30        District Announcements

10:30 – 10:40      Break

10:40 – 11:30      Mary Swanson DTM (Region 1 Advisor) – Building Club Strength

11:30 – 12:00      Margaret Page DTM (PID) – Beyond the District

                            Rajula Gupta DTM – The True Value of Mentoring

12:00 – 12:30      Catered Lunch, Networking

12:30 – 1:00        District 96 Website and Social Media platforms

1:00 – 1:10          Break

1:10 – 2:30          Pathways + How to Market a Toastmasters Club

2:30 – 2:40          Break (if you are coming just for the FREE portion - 'COT Only' - please arrive by 2:30)

2:40 – 3:00          Creating Your Club Success Plan

3:00 – 3:10          Wrap Up

3:10 – 4:30          COT breakout sessions

 

Almost SOLD OUT -- There are only 82 'Full Day' seats available - as of June 30th there are only 3 'Full Day' seats left - then we will be running a wait list.

We've added an additional 70 'COT Only' (from 2:30 to 4:30) seats - as of June 30th there are still 45 'COT Only' seats available.  We anticipate they will be sold out in the next couple days.

Please confirm your attendance here https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/d96-toastmasters-leadership-institute-tli-july-2018-tickets-47292396832 by end-of-day Wednesday July 4th.

 

Parking and Transit -- Free parking on the northside of Royal Avenue on Saturdays as well as the side streets.  For more details http://www.douglascollege.ca/about-douglas/campus-facilities/parking-transit-rideshare/parking

 

We are looking forward to seeing you on July 7th and experiencing your clubs success throughout the year!

 

While you are here -- you can stay connect and up-to-date here District 96 Facebook Group and here District 96 Website

 

PS:  For more on the Distinguished Club Program and Club Success Plan - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qa29JIFM2hBBUUFYBdQecpqdMza6BX-9

 

District 96 QUARTET (2018-2019)

Eleanor Kroeger - District Director

Rodney Denno DTM  - Program Quality Director      

Camilo Reyes - Club Growth Director

Neil Booth - Public Relations Manager

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Top 10 Things to Know About the District 96 Spring 2018 Conference!

The District 96 Spring 2018 Conference is coming up on Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13. With the discontinuation of fall conferences by Toastmasters International, this Spring conference held in May will be the ONLY District 96 conference of 2018! You won’t want to miss it! And here are 10 things you might like to know about it:

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This Zoom call (VIRTUAL District Council Meeting) is limited to voting members of the District Council.

You are part of the District Council if you are a....

    Club President, Club VP Education

    Area Director, Division Director

    Member of the District Core Team (District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, Immediate Past District Director)

For details on the role and expectations of the District Council, please review the Toastmasters International Governing Documents, under District Administrative Bylaws and Article IX: District Council, found here:

This meeting has the crucial purpose of receiving the District Council’s approval for our District Budget.

The vote on the budget will take place immediately following our virtual District Council Meeting on September 29th from 8am to 10am.  Vote will be via online survey and will close at 5pm on Sunday September 30th. Our approved District Budget is due to Toastmasters International by midnight on September 30 2018.

We ask that all questions be answered and you be ready to approve our budget by the time of the District Council Meeting.

 Thank you for your help with this crucial meeting and vote.

 Thank you for all you do to serve your clubs, members, teams (and district!)

  

Eleanor Kroeger

District 96, District Director

Chair - District Executive Committee

Chair - District Council

Email: districtdirector@d96toastmasters.ca

Phone: 604.754.7061

 

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June 30 2017 - Demystifying the Fall Contests!

Where: Douglas College

When: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: Free!

Details:

3 hours can save you 30 hours!
Sunday June 18 from 9:30 to 12:30 will be 3 such hours.

Contests are a Toastmasters Tradition – the embodiment of tremendous learning during times of enjoyment. This season, our Areas and Divisions will gather as supportive social communities – networking within larger audiences. Speakers practice improving impromptu skill sets for Table Topics.

Effective contest administration plus fair judging elevates the experience for our entire district.

It is said that Leadership is about leveraging the knowledge and talents of others for the benefit of a greater good.
It is also said that the best way to learn how to do something well is to learn from those who already do it well.

Learn all this and more from:

How to Plan for and Compete in a Contest:

Sharookh Daroowala DTM (Finalist - World Championship of Public Speaking) Stefano Cossalter DTM (District Champion - Tall Tales)
Darren Frew DTM (District Champion - Table Topics)
With insights and opening remarks from Lance Miller DTM (2005 World Champion of Public Speaking)

Effective, Fair and Consistent Judging

Renee Jacobs DTM (District Champion - Humourous Speech)

Planning, Organizing, Hosting Fun, Fair and Well Run Contests

Rodney Denno DTM (Author of a host of Toastmaster tools, including contest scripts and other tools: http://www.ewoliving.com/toastmasters.php)

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/N0vBTidR9doRbQxg2

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