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Contest Training and D96 DOT & COT

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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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2017-2018 District 96 Leadership Nominations

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

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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

An Evening with the Champs!

An Evening with the Champs
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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 2017-2018 D96 Nominations

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:

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District 96 Club Officer Training

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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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District 96 Club Officer Training December 2016

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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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District 96 COT & DOT

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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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District 96 Fall 2017 Conference

Photo of Whistler town site with the words "We Saved the Best for Last!" above it.
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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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District 96 Fall Conference

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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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Divisions J and L COT

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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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DOT/COT and Lance Miller-All Welcome!

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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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Fall Contests: Hosting and Competing!

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Location: Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre (downtown Vancouver)

Time: 6-9pm (light snacks provided)

Cost: Free!

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

GROW: Greatness Resides and Originates Within! Come and see us June 9, 2017!
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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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G.R.O.W. Event - An Evening of Keynotes (Part 2)

GROW Part II: Friday March 17, 2017!
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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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Just Pro's Dragon's Den

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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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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.”

Speech Evaluation Workshop (Limit of 30)

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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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The Inside Scoop

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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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Workshop: Demystifying the Fall Contests

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June 30 2017 - Demystifying the Fall Contests!

Where: Douglas College

When: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: Free!

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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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