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Why Attend the Fall Conference - Video Contest

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Win a Toastmasters Branded, limited edition Selfie-Stick with your 1-2 minute video!SelfieStick1

Do you remember your first District conference? What is it that keeps you coming back to conferences?

Share your 1 - 2 minute testimonial by midnight, October 15th, and you could win a tool to help you capture even more memories at our District 21 Fall Conference!

Here's how:


  1. Think of what you would say to someone who is thinking of attending our upcoming Fall Conference and asks you why they should register.
  2. Film yourself in a 1 - 2 minute (short and impactful) video clip.
  3. Before midnight on October 15th, upload that clip to youtube or another video sharing site and share the link on our District 21 facebook page or you can upload your video directly to our District 21 facebook page:  

Our conference committee will award the Selfie-Stick at our District 21 Fall Conference on Saturday, November 14th. YOU could be taking video and photos, capturing more great memories at that conference!

Hurry and upload your video NOW! Enter more than one! Share your memories with other members of District 21 and help them take their next step in their Toastmasters journey.


Monthly Club DCP Draw

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Monthly Club DCP Draw As your club and members do the right things during the year, you automatically accumulate Distinguished Club Program (DCP) points. Finish the year with 20 members and at least 5 DCP points, and Toastmasters International will give you a shiny ribbon for your banner.

District 21 is givng you the opportunity to sweeten that deal!

For every DCP point your team earns, you will get one entry into a monthly draw for $50 at the Toastmasters International Store. You can spend that $50 any way you wish!

  • The draw will take place the 15th of each month
  • Each club has one entry per point earned to date to the end of the prior month
  • Entries not drawn, remain in the official draw bowl for next month's draw
  • Each draw will be done at a Toastmasters event or meeting and publicized within 24 hours (earlier if people tweet, post, share, like)
  • The first draw will happen on September 15th for points eaned to the end of August. 
  • The final draw will be held June 15th. Points earned in June will not count, so get your club points in early, often, and before the end of May!

How does your club get DCP points?

  • Submit two members' Competent Communicator education achievements to Toastmasters
  • Submit another two members' Competent Communicator achievements to Toastmasters
  • Submit one member's Advanced Communicator Bronce, Silver or Gold award to Toastmasters
  • Submit another Advanced Communicator Bronze, Silver or Gold award to Toastmasters
  • Submit one Competent or Advanced Leader award to Toastmasters
  • Submit another Competent or Advanced leader award to Toastmasters
  • Register 4 new members for your club
  • Register another 4 new members for your club
  • At least 4 of your Club Officers are trained at each of the Summer and Winter training sessions
  • Your club officer list and at least one of your member dues renewals is submitted on time
  • BONUS!! I am adding an EXTRA entry for clubs who had 7 of their club officers trained in this Summer training round (June 1 - August 31)
  • BONUS #2!! I will add an EXTRA entry for clubs who get all 7 club officers trained in the Winter training round this year (Dec 1 - Feb 29)

There are 10 possible points, PLUS the two BONUS entry opportunities. The sooner your club achieves these, the more opportunities your team has to win one of nine monthly draws. Keep doing the right things! You end up with Toastmasters cash to help your crew!

Questions? Contact Carol Carter, Disrtict 21 PQD

Congratulations to ...

Draw1-SeptWinnerDraw #1 Winner on September 15th - Club #950 Cowichan Toastmasters!

Won with their DCP Goal #4 - 2nd Advanced Communicator Award earned between july 1 and August 31. Well done!

See full images on facebook posting here:

Draw #2 will be on October 15th at Spontaneous Speakers in White Rock.

Draw #3 will be on November 15th at the Fall Conference in Richmond!




Are You Going to the Fall Conference?

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I remember my first conference. The people were amazing. Take the best of the best in your club. Multiply them by the number of clubs in District 21. Imagine being in the same room, learning, participating, laughing and growing with THESE people! WOW!

District Director Karen Knight had the same experience (CLICK below for her 56 second video)


We would love to see you at our District 21 Fall Conference, November 14 & 15, 2015, in Richmond, BC. Are you registered yet?

  • Learn from 2014 World Champion of Public Speaking, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi
  • Gain new skills from your choice of 2 of our 6 Education Sessions, lead by skilled, engaging facilitators
  • Meet and mingle with some of the best Toastmasters from all over British Columbia
  • Recognize and be recognized at our annual Hall of Fame Luncheon
  • Find out what is happening this year in District 21 at our semi-annual Business Meeting
  • Connect, exchange ideas, learn and create memories you'll treasure for a lifetime!

Go to for details. Out of town? Take advantage of the special hotel rate while it lasts. Prepare to "Rise to New Heights" with the best of the best in our District!

Hope to see you there!


Carol Carter, your Program Quality Director 2015-2016


What My Club Did Last Summer

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UPDATE: Article submissions are now CLOSED. Thank you for your creative and fun "What My Club Did last Summer" articles! We will be posting some of the best AND announcing the 3 winning clubs on our shiny new District 21 website VERY soon! Stay tuned!

When clubs get together during the Summer, they have greater success all year round. Instead of "taking a break" many of our clubs in District 21 get a little creative with their Summer meetings. We'd like to encourage all clubs to give Summer meetings a try and to make them fun and inventive in 2016.

We will post the best of the best ideas on our shiny new website when it is created!

The top 3 clubs that do the most fun and inventive Summer meeting/get-together will receive "Breaking the Ice Since 1924" Toastmasters 90th Anniversary window decals for your entire team based on your membership level at August 31st (See photo of swanky decal below).

Team members already have these classy pieces of SWAG? They make lovely awards, gifts, incentives for joining your team ... the possibilities are endless ...

Send your "What My Club Did Last Summer" short article (photos or videos will make it even better) to Carol Carter, your PQD, before midnight on September 15th. 90AnniversaryDecal

"The simple fact is that we grow, or learn, or work better, when we enjoy what we are doing ..."

~ Ralph Smedley, founder of Toastmasters International





Coming Soon! Our New Website.

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website-underconstructionIt's time. The District 21 website is undergoing a make-over. We expect to have the new website completed for the end of September. In the meantime, we ask for your patience as we have our webmaster focus his energy on creating a new spiffy website rather than updating this one. Note: We will update the most important and relevant contact information. 


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