District 86 Beyond Boundaries Recognition Program

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How the Program Works

There is a whole world beyond your own toastmaster club and to help you explore District 86 there is the Beyond Boundaries recognition program. Activities range from Conferences, Visiting other clubs/events, planning other Toastmaster activities, Pathways, Mentoring, Contests, Training, blogging, and more.

Get each activity initialed as you complete it-the more you do the bigger the prize.

Complete 7 or more, set $10 gift certificate for Toastmasters International
Complete 12 or more, get a $50 gift certificate for Toastmasters International
Individuals would be eligible for one prize per person
For submission:
1) Send them to Kristina Johnston programqualitydirector@toastmasters86.org
2) Bring them to the Spring 2018 Conference and give them to me (April 28-30 2018)

For more information about receiving an electronic copy of the Beyond Boundries card download pdf below

BeyondBoundariesProgram.pdf

Congratulations Distinguished Clubs 2016-2017

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District 86 has achieved Presidents Distinguished for distinguished clubs with 136 clubs achieving distinguished in 2016-2017!

Presidents Distinguished

  • Brampton Club
  • MeadowvaleToastmasters Club
  • Markham Toastmasters Club
  • Confidently Speaking Toastmasters Club
  • Richmond Hill Toastmasters
  • Hershaw Toastmasters Club
  • Thornhill Club
  • Port Credit Club
  • Woodbridge Toastmasters
  • Hilltop Toastmasters
  • Sudbury Noon Hour Toastmasters Club
  • Greater Sudbury Speakers
  • Golden Gavel Toastmasters
  • Mississauga Sales & Marketing Toastmasters
  • Skyway Toastmasters Club
  • Barrie Toastmasters Club
  • Fluid Communicators & Leaders
  • Black Walnut Toastmasters Club
  • Garden City Toastmasters of St. Catharines
  • Speed River Toastmasters
  • Rose City Toastmasters
  • Orangeville Toastmasters
  • Tangri Toastmasters
  • Soar To Excellence Toastmasters Club
  • Strathroy Toastmasters Club
  • First Oakville Toastmasters Club
  • Brampton Speakeasy Toastmasters
  • Milton Club
  • Mississauga Valley Toastmasters Club
  • Glen Abbey Toastmasters
  • Horizon Toastmasters
  • The Court Of Blarney
  • Trafalgar Club
  • Energetics Toastmasters Club
  • Axis Communications Toastmasters
  • First Burlington Toastmasters Club
  • Creekbank Toastmasters Club
  • Advanced Speakers on the Hill
  • Risky Business Club
  • Comfortably Speaking
  • 7120 Speakers Corner
  • Collingwood Toastmasters Club
  • Halton Hills Toastmasters
  • GE Markham Toastmasters
  • Destiny Toastmasters Club
  • City of Brampton Toastmasters
  • Inclusive Toastmasters
  • Rogers Park Toastmasters
  • Brant Toastmasters
  • Forest City Toastmasters
  • Feel Good Toastmasters
  • PointClickCare Toastmasters
  • Stouffville Toastmasters Club
  • Power Speaking Toastmasters Club
  • Mount Forest Motivators Toastmasters Club
  • Valley Town Toastmasters Club
  • Talbot Trail Toastmasters
  • Conestoga College Toastmasters
  • Speaking For Success Toastmasters Club
  • Northern Lights Advanced Toastmasters Club
  • Candu Toastmasters
  • Riverspeak Toastmasters
  • Sheridan Bruins
  • Sunshine Speakers Club
  • MTO St Catharines Toastmasters Club
  • Barrie's Small Business Club
  • London TaxMasters Club
  • Point of Tale Toastmasters Club
  • Toastmasters FrancoFun
  • Maple Leaf Toastmasters

Select Distinguished

  • Thames Valley Club
  • Sault College Communicators
  • Speak To Inspire Toastmasters
  • London City Hall
  • Guelph Public Speakers
  • Nissan Canada Club
  • Raising Champions Advanced Toastmasters
  • IPC Toastmasters Club
  • Creekside TD Toastmasters
  • D + H Toastmasters Club
  • Chosen Voices Toastmasters
  • Ericsson Toronto Toastmasters
  • Trillium Toastmasters Club
  • IBM Toronto Lab Club
  • Topdrawer Advanced Toastmasters Club
  • Brampton Alpha Toastmasters
  • One London Place Toastmasters
  • Grimsby Midday Marauders Club
  • Grand River Toastmasters Club
  • Unionville Toastmasters Club
  • Towns Of York Toastmasters Club
  • Region of Peel Toastmasters

Distinguished

  • Town and Gown Toastmasters
  • London Western Club
  • Troy Toastmasters Club
  • Roche MVPs Club - Corporate
  • TWTSO Leaders of Today Toastmasters Club
  • Toast of Queens
  • McAfee Waterloo Toastmasters
  • Waterloo Silver Tongue Club
  • To The Point Club
  • Steeltown Toastmasters Club
  • The Co-operators Your Community Realty Toastmasters Club
  • University of Waterloo Toastmasters
  • Lambton Toastmasters Club
  • Brock Toastmasters
  • Talk It To The Max Toastmasters Club
  • Cambridge Toastmasters Club
  • IIBA Markham Toastmasters Club
  • Mansion Toastmasters Club
  • Trillium Health Partners: Mississauga & Credit Valley Hospit
  • Talk Of The Town Club
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Toastmasters
 

2016 - 2017 Finalists for Area Director of the Year Award

The Area Director of the Year is based on the Area performance and the individuals' contributions to that achievement.  The achievements are measured across membership building and retention, club extensions, distinguished club program, education and training, leadership commitment and support, and public relations.

Finalists in Alphabetical Order

 

sueSue Faludi

I joined Toastmasters when Hilltop Toastmasters was being started in the spring of 2011. The meetings were going to be held on Tuesday nights and I didn’t have to work on Tuesday nights. It was perfect. I had heard of Toastmasters before then because my husband was already a member. I joined because it seemed like it would be a lot of fun and that it would be educational as well.

With a job in the customer service industry, I felt that it could help me relate better to my clients and co-workers. Since joining, I have achieved my ACG ALB. What I have really achieved though is much more. I have greater confidence in my ability to communicate with others. I use the leadership and evaluation skills that I have learned not only in Toastmasters but also at work. The skills are so transferable.

I plan to get my DTM, continue with the new Pathways and likely take on more leadership roles. In every meeting I attend, I learn something. I don’t see that changing. If in the process of learning I can help someone else to learn something then it is a win/win situation.

 

George

George How

George is a registered professional engineer, graduated in mechanical engineering in England. He has worked on many engineering facets of the Canadian nuclear industry. George is bilingual and likes to play bridge as a form of relaxation. His two passions are Toastmasters and Rotary.

George has been a Toastmasters Member since February 2011. He was Area Director for Area 35, 2016-2017. George learned a lot from the many educational and leadership opportunities, that are available beyond the Clubs. As a very engaged Area Director, George contributed to making District 86 a Distinguished District, 2016-2017. George was instrumental in getting Mayor Rob Burton to proclaim March 2017, as Toastmasters Month in the Town of Oakville. George is also the proud founder of Oakville Toastmasters Club, chartered on April 11, 2017.

 

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Mina Yoon

Mina Yoon (ACB/ALB) joined Confidently Speaking Toastmasters in November 2013 after seeing someone deliver a phenomenal speech. Mina was inspired to improve her own speaking skills but soon learned that there was much more that Toastmasters could offer. In addition to the educational track, Mina began taking on leadership roles at the club level, first as VP Membership (2014-2015) and then President (2015-2016). It was during her presidency role that Mina grew the most, learning about all the resources available to members from the Area, Division, District and World Headquarters.

Last year (2016-2017), Mina took on the role of Area 45 Director, motivated by a desire to go beyond the club and meet and work with other Toastmasters. As Area Director, Mina most enjoyed the club visits and contest season. Visiting each club more than the minimum requirement, Mina got to know many of the members by name. As part of the Division C team, Mina took part in organizing contests, training and volunteered with the Fall Conference, all of which allowed her to further grow as a leader and communicator. Seeing her Area complete the year strong as a President’s Distinguished Area, and achieving the Club Growth challenge of “Grow by One” was a sweet finish to an already wonderful year as Area Director. Mina’s next Toastmasters goals include continuing to work towards her DTM and also competing at an upcoming contest!

 

The finalists of the District 86 Toastmasters "Of the Year Awards" for the 2016 - 2017 Toastmasters Year as selected by the awards committee lead by Vitaliy Fursov, DTM Immediate Past District 86 Director. The winner for each award will be announced and presented after the DTM Recognition dinner on Friday night November 10th during the District 86 Fall Conference November 10th to 11th at the Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute, King City, Ontario. 

All Finalists for the 2016 - 2017 Of the Year Awards

2016 - 2017 Finalists for Toastmaster of the Year Award

The Toastmaster of the Year award is given to a member who best exemplifies Toastmasters International values in supporting the District mission. The Toastmaster of the Year is expected to excel in a variety of leadership and communication; educational; and marketing and public relations activities.

Finalists in Alphabetical Order

 

roger

Roger Caesar

Looking back it's amazing to see the wonderful journey I have been on since joining Toastmasters. When I joined in February 2011, I just wanted to gain the experience of confidently speaking to executives in my line of work and not to feel intimidated in any situation that I was in.

Little did I know that Toastmasters would have been such an indelible impact in my every day life. More importantly, I am truly humbled and blessed by what I have been able to achieve here. It's been an incredible journey that I'm enjoying with no end in sight.

Toastmasters has allowed me to branch out and fulfill my goals and desires as a speaker and a leader. It has allowed me to meet great people who have not only inspired me but encouraged me to dream big!

I am honoured to be a part of this great organization and just as others before me have gone the extra mile to help me develop my skills to succeed, I feel a sense of obligation, duty and pride to give back to those who need my help at every opportunity, to achieve their goals and dreams. "When you rise...LIFT OTHERS WITH YOU!"- Gramsie

 

kevin

Kevin Cahill

Kevin T. Cahill is an award winning sales professional and consultant specializing in the art of managing change and achieving great results.

As the founder of The Change Revolution, this internationally bestselling author and speaker inspires men and women alike. As someone who has mastered the art of resilience and hope, Kevin’s philosophy as a self-professed clarity builder is strategic and results driven.

Kevin’s passion is to equip individuals and organizations with a renewed sense of clarity and excitement, knowing that positive change will bring about positive gains.

His exciting creation The Change Revolution offers a winning blueprint for navigating through change and achieving success. Kevin was introduced to Toastmasters in the fall of 2016 and after falling in love with the supportive environment started his own club, Speed River Toastmasters, which chartered December 2016. In his first 6 months of membership in Toastmasters, Kevin completed 40 speeches, coordinated a Youth Leadership Program, served as Club President which all helped him achieve his Advanced Communicator Gold and Advanced Leadership Bronze designations before starting as Area Director for Area 95 Division T in July 2017. He is currently working through the High-Performance Leadership Program.

 

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Jocelyn Vezina

I joined Toastmasters in May of 2009 to practice my communication skills. I gave workshops at one point in my career. I wanted to go back to it but felt my skills needed a refresher. What I found in Toastmasters was more than communication. As I advanced in the program I realized that my leadership skills were rusty. I took on roles that forced me to exercise leadership.I became VP Membership, President, Area Governor, mentor, helped create a club and achieved DTM in 2012. Now what?

I started mentoring new clubs and in 2015 co-chaired the Fall Conference. Saying I was out of my comfort zone is an understatement. It was the most rewarding and growth experience of my Toastmasters’ journey. That’s when I realized what it means to be a “Servant Leader”.

Today, I am having the time of my life. Being Pathways Chief Ambassador allows me to be a Servant Leader. Finding out I am a finalist for Toastmasters Of The Year is unbelievable.

Thank you to whomever nominated me. Fellow Toastmasters, my hope is that your experience is as rewarding as mine has been so far. Toastmasters is truly where leaders are made.

 

The finalists of the District 86 Toastmasters "Of the Year Awards" for the 2016 - 2017 Toastmasters Year as selected by the awards committee lead by Vitaliy Fursov, DTM Immediate Past District 86 Director. The winner for each award will be announced and presented after the DTM Recognition dinner on Friday night November 10th during the District 86 Fall Conference November 10th to 11th at the Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute, King City, Ontario. 

All Finalists for the 2016 - 2017 Of the Year Awards

2016 - 2017 Finalists for Club Coach of the Year Award

The Club Coach of The Year Award goes to a successful Club Coach who lead their club back to Distinguished Club status. Club Coaches that make this opening criteria are measured on the breadth and depth of their activities.

Finalists in Alphabetical Order

 

anthony

Anthony Delvecchio

I have been a Toastmaster for 5 years. My journey began at Skyway Toastmasters club #3301 in Burlington. I did not know what to expect but after my first meeting, I knew I would be getting a lot out of Toastmasters more than just public speaking. Within a few months of joining, I became the VP of Education. I then took on the role as President, then Area Director and this past year Club Coach for Grimsby Toastmasters club #1415201.

I have gained so much from each role and not only has it helped me as a public speaker but also provide skills and opportunities that I otherwise wouldn’t have had anywhere else. I hope to earn my DTM and continue my path to become an even stronger leader, communicator and mentor.

 

Kelley McIntyre

Kelley McIntyre

I joined Toastmasters at the first meeting I attended. I was asked to go to a meeting with a friend through work. They had been to meetings before at other clubs and thought I would enjoy it and it would be of help to me with my career as a Trainer. Thinking it would be an opportunity for an evening out something different. Never would I have thought by signing my registration form I was taking the first step on an incredible journey. That was the fall of 2011. Since then I have grown in so many ways I never thought imaginable and discovered things about myself I didn't realize I had in me. I discovered I can compete in speech contests, the power words have on people, as Toastmasters allowed me an outlet for my love of writing. I've learned that persistence pays off in more ways than one.

I have been the fortunate recipient of true honest mentorship, friendship, and guidance through membership in Toastmasters. Toastmasters have helped me see my potential that others could see in me but I hadn't yet. What's next? Achieving my DTM by next spring! Just 29 speeches left!

 

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Why I joined Toastmasters: (Valley Town Toastmasters (#9709) - February 2009) In 2007, after our son died from an aggressive form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, I considered some of the needs required to grant his wish; to form a Foundation to support hematology patients and their families with financial needs.

It was clear to me that I would need to be able to speak comfortably and knowledgeably in public if I was to help with this venture.

I have been involved in my club in numerous ways. I was the Club Secretary, VP Membership, and was the Club President twice. I mentored many members as the Youth Leadership Coordinator and assisted other coordinators several times.I also chaired the Valley Town Toastmasters 20 th Anniversary Celebration.

In my communitiy, I assisted at Speech Craft at Adult Learning Centre in Hamilton and served as a judge at Air Cadets Provincial Debate Contest.

Have spoken outside the club in the community on several occasions, at  IODE, Masons, at the Community Food Advisors Graduation, my 50yr. Nursing Reunion and presented Toastmaster Skills at Mohawk College to Business Students x 7.

Outside the Club (Area/Division/District):

  • Presented at Division L - COT -- Secretary, SAA and plenary session
  • Served as a Club Mentor
  • Served as judge at Area and Division level contests
  • Chief Judge at Brampton Gavel Club Speech Contest
  • Area 53 Director

I accepted the position of Coach Club to Steel Town Toastmasters because they are family. It was members of this club who started Valley Town Toastmasters 23 years ago and I wanted them to remain viable.
My goal in Toastmasters is to attain my DTM next year. In the future, I would like to work with underprivileged youth in local high schools to improve their self confidence through improved speaking skills.

 

The finalists of the District 86 Toastmasters "Of the Year Awards" for the 2016 - 2017 Toastmasters Year as selected by the awards committee lead by Vitaliy Fursov, DTM Immediate Past District 86 Director. The winner for each award will be announced and presented after the DTM Recognition dinner on Friday night November 10th during the District 86 Fall Conference November 10th to 11th at the Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute, King City, Ontario. 

All Finalists for the 2016 - 2017 Of the Year Awards

2016 - 2017 Finalists for Tony Bratschitsch Club of the Year Award

There are three levels to this award. The Education Leadership award will be awarded to the club with the highest number of points in the Education Leadership category. The Membership Leadership award will be given to the club with the highest number of points in the Membership Leadership category. The Club of the Year award will be given to the club with the highest total number of points in ALL three categories.

Finalists in Alphabetical Order

 

confidently speaking

Confidently Speaking Toastmasters

President: Yun Annie Bai

Club Number: 00005780, District 29, Area C32

Charter Date: Oct. 1, 1989.

 

hershaw

Hershaw Toastmasters

President: Bhaskar Joshi

Club Club Number: 00005961, District 86, Area B31

Charter Date: Feb. 1, 1990

 

msm

Mississauga Sales & Marketing

President: Daniel Connell

Club Number: 04353901, District 86, Area D82

Charter Date: Feb. 12, 2015

 

 

The finalists of the District 86 Toastmasters "Of the Year Awards" for the 2016 - 2017 Toastmasters Year as selected by the awards committee lead by Vitaliy Fursov, DTM Immediate Past District 86 Director. The winner for each award will be announced and presented after the DTM Recognition dinner on Friday night November 10th during the District 86 Fall Conference November 10th to 11th at the Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute, King City, Ontario. 

All Finalists for the 2016 - 2017 Of the Year Awards

2016 - 2017 Finalists for Peter Crabtree President of the Year Award

The President of the Year Award is based on Toastmasters club activities and personal achievements, including educational program, club administration, membership, and other club activities.
 

Finalists in Alphabetical Order

Annie Bai

Yun Annie Bai

Annie Yun Bai, ACG, ALB, is a member of Confidently Speaking Toastmasters in Mississauga. She joined the club in September 2007 upon her first visit. Over the past ten years, she has taken on leadership roles at the club, as Vice President Public Relations in 2008-2009, Club Secretary in 2015-2016, and most recently as President in 2016-2017. She joined Toastmasters hoping to become a better English speaker, but today she truly believes that Toastmasters has far exceeded those expectations.

Toastmasters has made her an effective communicator, a competent leader, and a better person. Wanting to share the benefits of Toastmasters with young people, she founded the Mississauga Gavel club, a youth club affiliated to Toastmasters, in September 2015. Since then, she has been working as the club counselor and helping youth to become better speakers.

In September 2016, she was a sponsor and was part of the team that founded a brand-new advanced Toastmasters club in Mississauga, the Great Minds Advanced Toastmasters Club (GMAT). This year, she is the Area Director for Area 46, helping clubs in the area to have a successful Toastmasters year. By July 2018, Annie will achieve her Distinguished Toastmaster award.

 

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Daniel Connell

Toastmasters has been instrumental in my personal and professional development as it has provided me with the skills necessary to excel past the norm and achieve many goals.

Toastmasters is not just about improving your speaking and leadership skills but identifying the right strengths within a person and amplifying them to new heights. Even the best leaders and communicators need improvement.

 

WilliamWilliam Moseley

Overcoming my speech impediment was my foremost challenge growing up. I joined Toastmasters in December 2003 to face the music and confront my inner fear head-on. Over the years as an active member of Meadowvale Toastmasters Club, I developed a greater awareness of my weaknesses and tendencies and whet my passion for public speaking. With the help of experienced Toastmasters I was able to hone my communication skills to the extent that I, not only enjoy speaking, but eagerly look forward to opportunities for public speaking engagements.

I am particularly proud of being the first to represent Meadowvale Toastmasters Club at an Area contest. It was my icebreaker speech in a competitive environment. After the event, I was approached by a member of the audience who told me that she felt my speech was “the best.” It was at that moment that I realized that I have the capacity to positively affect the lives of others through public speaking.

My joining Toastmasters helped me advance my self-confidence and become a better speaker. It also developed my listening and leadership skills as I have held multiple executive roles which include two stints as club president. In both years, the Meadowvale Toastmasters achieved Presidents Distinguished Status. Besides achieving my speaking goals and developing the ability to “think on my feet”, I have had the good fortune of improving the experiences of our club members being coach and mentor to many individuals who have in turn, moved on to achieve their personal goals and advance their personal and professional lives.

I am particularly grateful to be a part of the Toastmasters family - to hear the beautiful stories and to witness the growth and development of others. Looking forward, I will always be in search of new meaning and materials as I view every interaction as a possible mentoring and learning moment. When asked why I am at toastmasters, my response is always the same: I have nothing better to do.

 

The finalists of the District 86 Toastmasters "Of the Year Awards" for the 2016 - 2017 Toastmasters Year as selected by the awards committee lead by Vitaliy Fursov, DTM Immediate Past District 86 Director. The winner for each award will be announced and presented after the DTM Recognition dinner on Friday night November 10th during the District 86 Fall Conference November 10th to 11th at the Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute, King City, Ontario. 

All Finalists for the 2016 - 2017 Of the Year Awards

2016 - 2017 Finalists for Publicist of the Year Award

This award recognizes publicity efforts by Toastmasters throughout the year. It's awarded to a member who does the best job of promoting Toastmasters through a variety of media and throughout the District.
 

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Lyndsy Johnson

Lyndsy Johnson has been a proud Hershaw Toastmaster since March 2015 when she joined to conquer her fear of public speaking in preparation of her best friends wedding. Since joining she has held the executive positions of VP PR and VP Membership and in 2016 she was awarded the Triple Crown for accomplishing her CC,CL and ALB.

 

The finalists of the District 86 Toastmasters "Of the Year Awards" for the 2016 - 2017 Toastmasters Year as selected by the awards committee lead by Vitaliy Fursov, DTM Immediate Past District 86 Director. The winner for each award will be announced and presented after the DTM Recognition dinner on Friday night November 10th during the District 86 Fall Conference November 10th to 11th at the Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute, King City, Ontario. 

All Finalists for the 2016 - 2017 Of the Year Awards

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