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Want to learn different ways to run a meeting?
Want more speaking opportunities?
Want to be empowered?
Want to win exciting prizes?
Why participate in the Passport Program?
District 21 is extending the Passport program to promote increased membership within the district. This program's goal is to encourage existing members to check out other clubs, to expand their opportunities, to become a better Toastmaster and be empowered.
District 21 has a variety of Toastmasters Clubs including Advanced and Specialty Toastmasters Clubs. Each one of these Clubs is unique, with its own atmosphere, its own tempo and its own spin on doing things. This is one of the reasons why new Toastmasters are encouraged to visit more than one Club before deciding on which Club to join.
But it is not only new Toastmasters who benefit from visiting Clubs! All Toastmasters can learn from other Clubs, especially Advanced and Specialty Clubs. You know that you can improve your speaking and stretch your abilities. You can also exchange experiences, get to know your fellow Toastmasters, and expand your social network. You can be empowered to grow, learn, and improve in ways you haven't yet imagined.
To acknowledge the value of visiting other Clubs, the District Governor has issued the District 21 Empowerment Passport!
How does it work?
When you visit a District 21 Club where you are not currently a member between now to June 30, 2014, you can accumulate points in your "Empowerment Passport".
• Visit a Club: 1 point
• Perform any role: 2 points
• Join a Club as dual member : 3 points
What do you win?
Two first place winners – one each from North and South districts
Prize: Fall Conference 2014 Paid in Full
Two second place winners – one each from North and South
Prize: $100 value of Toastmasters International Gift Certificate
All other members with 20 points or more will be entered into a draw for a Toastmasters International Gift Certificate for $75.
Are you ready to be Empowered? Are you ready to fill your Passport? Are you ready to Explore?
Click here for the rules.
Click here for your Empowerment Passport.
The District 21 photo galley of past Toastmasters events is back by popular demand.
You can access it by going to the D21 Memorable Moments link in the navigational bar under the Member News link.
Margaret Page DTM PDG is intereseted in collecting photos from the 2012-2013 Toastmasters year. If you would like to contribute yours, just go to the D21 Memorable Moments Gallery and you will find a link to upload.
As this feature hasn't been available for a while there are lots of D21 events that have taken place and lots of photos that were likely taken, but we don't have any of them. We would encourage you to share your memories. If you have an event that you would like to be remembered please send an e-mail message to me and I will create a new photo album and activate the upload links.
Rae Stonehouse DTM PDG
Click here to e-mail me.
Please accept this as your invitation to join the District trio on stage in Cincinnati to celebrate and acknowledge our success. For the awards please dress in red and white and bring whatever "Canadiana" you have! We are proud to be Canadian and proud to be D21! Please let me know if you will be attending the International Convention.
It has been years (2004-05) since we had 8 President's Distinguished Divisions. Awesome work Division Governors!
We also shattered the D21 record for triple crown achievers. In the 2012-2013 term we went from 81 to 101 members who earned a triple crown. Members are setting a whole new standard of excellence!
Thanks to all D21 members who helped District 21 along on the journey to Distinguished District!
With love and gratitiude,
Margaret Page, IPDG
New Team Raises Leadership Banner
Recent elections have resulted in a new leadership team, charged with overseeing the upcoming reformation of District 21 into two new districts. Formerly, the team was a "trio," consisting of a District Governor with a Lieutenant Governor of Education and Training, as well as a Lieutenant Governor of Marketing. Today, it is a "quintet," thanks to the addition of two new Lieutenant Governors. All five have shared their visions, below:
Chris Kozakowski, Incoming District Governor
Chris joined Toastmasters in 2001 as a charter member of a new club. "I wanted to regain the confidence I had lost in the years that I had been away from Toastmasters. After a year of working on my communication skills I found my passion for leadership when called on to serve as Area 12 Governor." She has served in various positions on the District Leadership team ever since.
"I see the coming year as one of opportunity and building. Having two Lt. Governors of Education and Training and two Lt. Governors of Marketing, six more Division Governors and seven more Area Governors will result in better service and support for our clubs. The challenge will be having two teams each working somewhat independently of each other towards a common goal, increasing our network and clubs so that we can share the benefits of the Toastmasters program with more British Columbians."