The District 96 Leadership Nominations Committee (Tom Jones-Chair, Ken Batty, Marko Wolfe-Pany, Neila Scott, Tom Ireland, and Yu Nakajima) have approved the nominations of the following candidates:

2017-2018 District 96 Leadership Nominations

District Director - Lydia Burchell

Program Quality Director - Eleanor Kroeger

Club Growth Director -  Vladimira Horvathova

Division T Director -  Janice Parkinson


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
Toastmasters: Where leaders are made

Continue Building Leadership Skills the Toastmasters Way!

The District 96 Nominating Committee is looking for your help in finding members with the desire to learn and the passion to serve our District in 2017 / 2018 as Officers. The time is now to step out of your comfort zone and broaden your skills. You will be glad you did.

Elected Officers:


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

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District 96 Club Officer Training

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.

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District 96 Club Officer Training December 2016

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)

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District 96 COT & DOT

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District 96 DOT & COT

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Photo of Whistler town site with the words "We Saved the Best for Last!" above it.

District 96 Fall 2017 Conference

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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District 96 Fall Conference

"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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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!

Spring Conference

District 96 Spring Conference

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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Are you interested in nominating yourself or someone else for a district leader position? If so, please complete the form below and submit it to your district director or to the DLC. If you are nominating someone besides yourself, you may submit more than one person’s name for each position.

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DOT/COT and Lance Miller-All Welcome!

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:

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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.

GROW: Greatness Resides and Originates Within! Come and see us June 9, 2017!

G.R.O.W. - An Evening of Keynotes

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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GROW Part II: Friday March 17, 2017!

G.R.O.W. Event - An Evening of Keynotes (Part 2)


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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Just Pro's Dragon's Den

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

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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.”

The Inside Scoop

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.

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Workshop: Demystifying the Fall Contests

June 30 2017 - Demystifying the Fall Contests!

Where: Douglas College

When: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: Free!


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.

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