About District 86

About Toastmasters International


Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, serving 352,000 members in 16,400 clubs in 141 countries.
It was founded in October 1924 by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California. It is registered as a not for profit educational organization in that State. The world headquarters is located in Englewood, Colorado.
District 86 is part of Toastmasters International and serves the heartland of Ontario from Sault Ste. Marie in the north to Welland in the south, from Sarnia in the west to Markham in the east - and all communities in between - except Toronto and Eastern Ontario. Created in 2008, District 86 has over 240 clubs and growing, with 5,000 members, 10 Divisions, and 62 Areas. This includes community clubs, corporate clubs, university / college clubs, government clubs, and bilingual clubs.


Member Opportunities Available Through the Clubs


• Gain speaking experience that relates to specific career needs.
• Develop and practise a variety of leadership skills.
• Sharpen their listening and evaluation skills.
• Give impromptu talks on assigned topics.
• Learn and practise techniques of effective public speaking.
• Prepare and deliver formal speeches on subjects of their own choosing.
• Learn and practise proper parliamentary procedures.
• Preside over meetings, gaining experience in running effective meetings.
• Gain personal confidence that will help when speaking to one person or one thousand people.

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District Executive Committee

 

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Learn more about our organization:

District Director, District 86

Program Quality Director District 86

Club Growth Director District 86

Public Relations Manager 

Administration - Finance Manager , Administration Manager, Logistics Manager, Parliamentarian

Divison Directors / Area Directors

 

 

 

How We Service Members

Members are the heart and foundation of Toastmasters International. Below is a representation of each service level in support of the membership and how they work within Toastmasters International.

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Member Opportunities

Members have opportunities to:

  • Gain speaking experience that relates to specific career needs.
  • Develop and practice a variety of leadership skills.
  • Sharpen their listening and evaluation skills.
  • Give regular impromptu talks on assigned topics.
  • Learn and practice techniques of effective public speaking.
  • Prepare and deliver formal speeches on subjects of their own choosing.
  • Learn and practice proper parliamentary procedures.
  • Preside over meetings, gaining experience in running effective meetings.
  • Gain personal confidence that will help when speaking to one person or one thousand.

About Toastmasters International

District 86 is part of Toastmasters International, a growing organization serving 332,000 members in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries.  Toastmasters International (www.toastmasters.org) was founded in October 1924 by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California. It is registered as a not for profit educational organization in the state of California.

District 86 General Business Meetings

District 86 Council Meetings are held at the District 86 Conferences by a virtual meeting on September 8, 2018 and in person at the annual conference April 13, 2019

The next business meeting will be at the Spring Conference: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Why Vote?

  • To take an active role in the future of Toastmasters International.
  • To participate in decisions affecting the members of District 86, including your club.
  • To enable the District to carry on its business of serving you, the member.

Who Can Vote

  • District Executive members.
  • Club presidents and club vice presidents education
  • An active member of a club who has been assigned a proxy

Your Club's Vote Counts

  • Each club has 2 votes. These are sent from the District Director, 30 days before the Business Meeting, to the president and vice president education.
  • These votes can be assigned by PROXY to any active member who plans to attend the General Business Meeting in person and vote.
  • One active member may carry both votes for the club

Voting Proxies

  • To assign a proxy, download this proxy form
  • President and the VP education complete their forms and assign their proxies to an active member, who will check in at the Credentials Desk at least an hour before the General Business Meeting, get the ballots and vote at the meeting.

Voting Process At The General Business Meeting

  • If you are the president or vice president education, the credentials desk will give you your ballots.
  • If you are a representative from the club, please present your proxy forms, and you will be given your ballots.

For further information please see Toastmasters International information on credentials / voting / proxy.

Toastmasters International Values:  Respect • Integrity • Service • Excellence
Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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