2017 / 2018 Contact  & Club information  

Division M

Newmarket to Georgian Bay - Muskoka to Orangeville
Division M Director - Patricia Burness, DTM divisionmdirector@toastmasters86.org


Division Boundaries:

North:      Huntsville and Parry Sound
South:      Bolton and King Road
East :       Aurora, Stouffville, Keswick
West:       Orangeville and Collingwood

About Division:

Sure does take a long time to drive from one club to another! Division M is characterized by a mix of large, small, and smaller urban communities with lots of beautiful rural space in between. Barrie and Newmarket are some of our larger communities. Despite differences in our communities, and in the number of people we meet as we go about our daily lives, our members share appreciation for the personal growth opportunities they receive from their clubs. Division M is home to 25 Toastmasters clubs. Nineteen are community clubs (open to members of the community) and six are corporate clubs (open only to employees of the corporation that sponsors them.)


Message from Division M Director

Toastmasters International offers an educational program that helps people develop leadership and speaking skills in a supportive, friendly environment.  Members develop confidence in everyday communication at work or home, and enhanced comfort when speaking to groups of people.  An advantage of Toastmasters is that this program provides continuous learning at your own pace.  If you are looking for a place to practise and develop your inter-personal skills, come out and visit any of our clubs so you can see for yourself if this is right for you. You are welcome!  We look forward to meeting you!

Division M - Contacts

Area Director: Catherine O’Connor | area11director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Barriewww.barrietoastmastersclub.wordpress.com1603OpenTuesdays; 7:00 pm
Sunshine Speakershttp://7023.toastmastersclubs.org/7023OpenMondays; 7:00 pm
Barrie's Small Businesswww.bsbtoastmasters.org8602OpenThursdays; 7:00 pm
Innisfil3589490.toastmastersclubs.org/3589490Open1st/3rd Thursdays; 7:30 pm

Area Director: Annette Lavigne, ATMB, ALB | area12director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Collingwood4537.toastmastersclubs.org4537Open1st/3rd Thursday; 7:00 pm
Echoes of the Bayfacebook.com/pages/Echoes-of-the-Bay-Toastmasters-Club8859Open2nd/4th Thursdays; 7:15 pm
G'Chiminissingx6018824Coporate2nd/4th Sundays; 1:00 pm

Area Director: Zana Maksimovic, ACB, ALB | area13director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Towns of Yorkwww.townsofyork.org1609Open2nd/4th/5th Wednesdays; 7:00 pm
Stouffville684023.toastmastersclubs.org684023OpenTuesdays; 7:00 pm
Northern Lightswww.toastmastersaurora.org838539Advanced1st/3rd Mondays; 7:00 pm
PoSITitively Speakingx1540861CorporateTuesdays; 12 noon

Area Director: Paul Gamble, ACB,ALB | area14director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Speak for Success York-Simcoewww.speakforsuccess.org3498Open2nd/4th Tuesdays; 7:00 pm
Simcoe Shoreswww.simcoeshores.ca704523Open1st/3rd/5th Wednesdays; 7:30 pm
Troyx976150CorporateWednesdays; 12 noon
Edge of the Wedgex3799670CorporateThursdays; 5:00 pm

Area Director: Gloria Schimmel ACS, ALS | area15director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Georgian Bayhttp://georgianbay.easy-speak.org3531577Open2nd/4th Tuesdays; 7:00 pm
Huntsville Speakers Spotlighthuntsvillespeakers.wix.com/toastmaster4343558OpenTuesdays; 7:00 pm
Bracebridge Toastmasterswww.facebook.com/groups/631289643737484/6487960OpenTuesdays; 6:30 pm

Area Director: Bart Burness, ACS, ALB | area16director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Orangevillewww.orangevilletoastmasters.com7248Open1st/3rd/5th Mondays; 7:00 pm
The Talk of Alliston589834.toastmastersclubs.org589834Open2nd/4th/5th Tuesdays; 7:00 pm
Bolton Banterwww.boltonbanter.org847686Open1st/3rd/5th Thursdays; 7:00 pm
TOC Talktbd5151704CorporateWednesdays; 12:00 noon

AREA M-17:
Area Director: Len Bulmer, ACS, ALB | area17director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Desjardins Aurorax96CorporateThursdays; 12 noon
The Court of Blarney5591.toastmastersclubs.org5591Open1st/3rd Wednesdays; 7:30 pm
Newmarket TNTthenewmarkettoastmasters.toastmastersclubs.org2144636CorporateThursdays; 12 noon

Division M - Club Officer Training - Phase 2

Division M hosts another fabulous Club Officer Training!

Plan ahead to join us on


10:30 a.m.  Registration opens at 10:00.

Innisfil Community Church, 1571 Innisfil Beach Rd, Innisfil ON

Bring all of your executive members!

To receive credit for your club's DCP record, 4 or more executive officers must participate in club officer training for their role between December 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018.

Please help us plan for your refreshments by registering on Eventbrite!

Here's the link:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/division-m-club-officer-training-phase-2-tickets-41839610401

$10 if you pre-Register on Eventbrite before 11 p.m. on Friday, February 2 


$15 at the door with no pre-registration.

It is fine for you to choose any official club officer training. Our training is closest to clubs in Division M. Perhaps you need to choose a training farther away, scheduled for a different date. Whichever training you attend, participate in the breakout session for your role, and sign the sign-in page with your name, club name, your area, and your district (District 86). 

Division M - Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contest

Date:      Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time:      10:30 - 1:30

Address: Innisfil Community Church, 1571 Innisfil Beach Rd, Innisfil ON

Chair:      Al Steele, DTM

Chief Judge:

Event Organiser: Patricia Burness, patburness@rogers.com

General Information:  Join us for an event of entertainment you don't want to miss!  Registration begins at 9:45 a.m., Briefings for judges and contestants at 10:10 a.m. Contest starts at 10:30 a.m.  Parking:  Drive around the building and park at the back. Only the back door will be open. From there, you will have direct access to the contest venue.

Eventbrite Registration:  


Admission Fee: $10 (at the door), Contestants exempt; Includes refreshments.

Please pre-register via Eventbrite so that we can plan the right amout of food and beverage for all of us!

Division M - International Speech and Evaluation Contest

Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Time: 10:30-13:30

Address: Innisfil Community Church, 1571 Innisfil Beach Rd, Innisfil ON

Event Organizer:  Patricia Burness, patburness@rogers.com 

General Information:  Join us for entertainment you don't want to miss! Registration begins at 9:45 a.m., Contest starts at 10:30 a.m.

Eventbrite Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/division-m-international-speech-contest-and-evaluation-contest-tickets-43977362475

Contestants:  Register as a "Contestant-Speech" if you are competing in the International Speech Contest.   If you are competing in the Evaluation Contest, register as "Contestant-Evaluation". If you are in both, register in both.

If you are not a contestant in either contest, register as "Audience Member".

Fee:  $15  or  Pre-register on Eventbrite before 11 p.m. on Friday April 6 and pay $10 at the door.  No fee for contestants. 

Everyone!  Please pre-register via Eventbrite Registration so that we can plan enough snacks for everyone!

Parking: free; drive past main building, parking is at the back. From there, the entrance is on your left.

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

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