2018 / 2019 Contact  & Club information  

Area L-53

Area 53

Area 53 Director - Lydia Schulenberg ACS, ALB



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Message from Area 53 Director

This year it is my honour and privilege to serve as Area 53 Director.

Area 53 boarders Lake Ontario to include Grimsby, Stoney Creek, and Steel Town (located on Hamilton West Mountain) This area is a mix of experienced and new members which provides the best learning laboratory. Experienced members learn as they mentor new members. New members learn as they try new things in this safe environment protected by experienced members. Everyone wins.

Already this year, I've visited my clubs to encourage facilitation of Moments of Truth (a tool for clubs to assess their progress) and Distinguished Club Program (a tool used by TM International to assess healthy clubs).

Area 53 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest was a great success with many new members taking part and running with their responsibilities. Speeches were indeed humorous as evidenced with a number of belly laughs.

These clubs are very welcoming and often have guests visit and yes, become members.

If you're in the area on a scheduled meeting night, please feel free to enter, identify yourself and enjoy our safe environment.

Clubs and their meeting times are listed below.

Area 53 Director

 Karen Wood ACS ALB




Area 53 - Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contest

Date: Thursday October 5, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Stoney Creek toastmasters, 890 Queenston Rd., Stoney Creek (at the Optimist Club)
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Humorous Speech Winners, 2017-2018

1st:  Jeffrey Doucet
2nd: Gabriella Cassano
3rd:  Mo Carter

Table Topics Speech Winners, 2017-2018

1st:  Jeffrey Doucet
2nd: Rosie Williams
3rd:  Ryan Kaupert

Humorous Contest Winner 2016-2017
1st Place: Mo Carter, Stoney Creek

Table Topics Contest Winner 2016-2017
1st Place: Ryan Kaupert, Stoney Creek

Area 53 - International Speech and Evaluation Contest

Date: Monday February 26, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Grimsby High School
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International Speech Winners, 2017-2018

1st:Jeffrey Doucet (755) Jeffrey@jeffreydoucet.com
2nd: Rosie Wolf Williams (755) rosie@alwaysrosie.com

Evaluation Speech Winners, 2017-2018

1st:Timothy Douglin (755) time1706@yahoo.com
2nd:Brian Hoa (1415201) brianhoa@gmail.com
3rd:Jeffrey Doucet (755) Jeffrey@jeffreydoucet.com


International Contest Winner 2016-2017

1st Place: Jeff Burroughs

Evaluation Contest Winner 2016-2017

1st Place: Sawayra Owais 

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

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