Division A


Division A Director - Rubi Talavera, DTM

Headshot of Division A Director

Division Boundaries:

North:  King / Aurora, Markham / Whitchurch-Stouffville

South:  Steeles Avenue (Markham / Toronto)

East :  Markham / Durham

West: Hwy 404


About Division:

Division A is comprised of 17 clubs in 4 areas located in Markham.

Division A Achievements:
Selected Distinguished Award 2017 - 2018;
President Distinguished Award 2016 - 2017;
President Distinguished Award 2015 - 2016;
Selected Distinguished Award 2014 - 2015;
President Distinguished Award 2013 - 2014;
President Distinguished Award 2012 - 2013;
Selected Distinguished Award 2011 - 2012;
Selected Distinguished Award 2010 - 2011;
President Distinguished Award 2009 - 2010;
President Distinguished Award 2008 - 2009


Message from Division A Director: 

How can the old be new?

Yes, the old Division A is the new Division A— vibrant, dazzling!

We are the clubs east of highway 404 in the City of Markham, “Canada’s largest diverse community, with a rich cultural heritage, outstanding planning community services and vibrant local economy.” (Taken from their website)

Our four enthusiastic and energetic Area Directors and I plan to avail of the wealth of this city and share it with our corporate and community club Toastmasters members.

Having been District 86 Division Governor of the year 2012-2013, I am humbled to lead Division A again this year. Thank you for the renewed confidence and the empowerment for another opportunity to serve Toastmasters.


#LOL Festival Division A vs. Division B (1st of a kind)

Division A proudly invites you to the First of its kind #LOL festival!

Division A will first put members on stage September 26th to chose the funniest top four.

Division B will bring their four funniest speakers to “laugh off” against our four (4) funniest Division A-Speakers.

When:  Thursday, October 24, 2019

Where: IBM Toronto Labs 8200 Warden Avenue, Markham


Division A - Contacts

Area Director: Wilma Quillao | areaA21director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Unionville Toastmasters Club 640216.toastmastersclubs.org640216OpenMondays 7:00 pm
Markham's Talk of the City Clubmarkhamtalkofthetown.toastmastersclubs.org712923OpenThursdays 12:00 pm
GE Markham Toastmastersx3925020CorporateWednesdays 4:30 pm
Cornell Markham Toastmasterscornell.toastmastersclubs.org4662653OpenThursday 7:00 pm

Jennifer McConnell | areaA22director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Markham Toastmasterswww.markhamtoastmasters.com4782OpenTuesdays 6:50 pm
IBM Toronto Lab Clubx9024CorporateWednesdays 12:00 pm
Toast at Noonx1146924CorporateWednesdays 12:00 pm
Power Speaking Toastmasters Clubpowerspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org1183006OpenFridays: 12:00 pm

Area Director: Hassan Khadori | areaA23director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Markham SweetTalkers Clubwww.sweettalkers.ca4635OpenTuesdays 6:00 pm
IIBA Markham Toastmasters Clubx5242727Open2nd and 4th Thursday 7:00 pm
General Motorvatorsx7055555CorporateTuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm
RPP Toastmasters7186747OpenMondays 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Area Director: Raam Lakhanpal | areaA24director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Markham TD Toastmastersx5151708CorporateWednesday: 5:30 pm
Momentum Toastmasters www.momentumtoastmasters.ca2015480OpenThursday: 12:00 noon
Cole Engineering x7081017Corporate2nd & 4th Thursdays: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lenovo Toastmastersx7256470CorporateWednesday: 2:00 pm
OneHub Toastmasters Clubhttp://www.onehub.ca/programs-services/networking-and-events/7158133

Division A - Summer Club Officer Training

When club officers are well-trained to perform their duties, club members are better served.

Event Registration: Click Here

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Where: Bayview Hill Community Center, 114 Spadina Rd, Richmond Hill

Who: Club Executive Officers, 2019-2020

Note: Facilitator and volunteers are free of charge.

Registration: 6:15 - 6:45pm

Training: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: pre-registration eventbrite $15.00; at-the-door $20.00

For further information/questions, please contact, Division A Director, Alvin Abawan, 647.921.4521

Summer Club Officer Training - Round 1

Division A - International Speech and Evaluation Contest

We invite you to enjoy International Speeches and Evaluations by members who develop, practice and share their skills with the world

When: Wednesday March 25, 2020 registration opens at 6:30 pm.

Where: IBM Labs 8200 Warden Avenue, Markham. 

District 86, Division A International Speech Contest Winner:

1. TBA
2. TBA
3. TBA 

District 86, Division A Evaluation Speech Contest Winner:

1. TBA
2. TBA
3. TBA

Division International Speech and Evaluation Contests

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Our Principles:   Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team

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