2018 / 2019 Contact  & Club information  

Area T-93

Area 93

Area 93 Director - Fiona Bruce ACB, ALB, EC2


Area Boundaries:

North: Shelburne
South: Guelph 
East :  Erin
West:  Palmerston

About Area:

North Guelph is a diverse, vibrant and engaging community, one of the safest places in the country, and a fantastic place to call home. In addition to a great university, and college, Guelph is committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities like the Toastmasters educational program.  Their first Toastmasters club (Royal City Toastmasters) was founded in 1958.  Demonstrating a small-town feel and big-city amenities, the area‘s sense of community has led to the establishment of many Toastmasters Clubs around the city and surrounding county - 21 clubs in a population of almost 200,000! The area's Toastmasters members are among the friendliest you will meet and are proud of the area they live in. With the highest employment rate in the country, and Guelph's best since early 2016, its Toastmasters clubs are filled with highly competent individuals who show a willingness to help run its effective educational program. The Toastmasters program includes not only public speaking, but also leadership development that ensures upward mobility.  Whether student or retiree, a job seeker or career professional, an entrepreneur or homemaker, the area’s Toastmasters clubs can offer the personal development you desire.

Message from Area 93 Director

Welcome to Area 93’s Webpage for 2018-2019. We have an amazing team of Toastmasters who are experienced, caring, enthusiastic, and who are ready to help you with the Toastmasters innovative program - this is an awesome Area!

Calling all members: We want your ideas on how we can make things better, so send a note any time to area93director@toastmasters86.org!

How can Toastmasters help you?

Toastmasters offers personalized training in a face-to-face group setting, led by the members themselves. Individuals gain self-confidence while learning to conquer the number one fear of public speaking and are empowered to overcome obstacles standing in their way. In addition to improving public speaking, it also develops better leaders, improves social skills, creates great mentors, and hones the ability to provide effective feedback.

Toastmasters clubs bring people together, create connections, and forge bonds. This fosters a sense of community and togetherness.  A number of members join Toastmasters simply for an opportunity to engage in affordable and valuable social interactions. Others want to give back to their community or to elevate their networking skills.

Medical practitioners often recommend membership for gaining practice in speaking, especially for those diagnosed with speech impediments, such as stuttering or lisps.

Toastmasters helps businesses

Local corporations like Linamar and Blount know the value of an in-house Toastmasters Club:  often providing some sponsorship towards membership, providing time for training during work hours, and supporting the clubs at the management level.

Toastmasters creates better listeners and stronger team members and leaders who can comfortably give and receive constructive evaluations.  According to Fast Company, “Overall, hiring managers found [value in] soft skills such as communication, leadership, ownership, and teamwork.” (Dishman, May 2016)

Visit a club and open your doors to endless possibilities. 

Club Program Quality Awards  


Complete levels 1-5 in one path in one toastmaster year:  Pathways Pin (Completion date June 30th 2019)

Club Assessment

Conduct Moments of Truth twice in club year: $25 TI GC (July 1st 2018 - May 31st 2019)

Send proof to: programqualitydirector@toastmasters86.org & copy of agenda.

Go for Bold Contest

Achieve 10 challenges $15 TI GC & core value coin, Achieve 15 or more challenges $50 TI GC. (September 1st 2018 - May 31st 2019)

Have Go for Bold card signed by event organizer or someone at the same event. 

The Go For Bold program challenges you to step out of your normal every day routine and pushes you to discover areas of Toastmasters you have never tried before. It is an opportunity for you to increase your visibility, network, expand your knowledge base and gain the experience you need to serve and grow as an individual and leader in your District. 

See details on D86 website


Area 93 Evaluation & International Speech Contest

The International Speech Contest is the most important of all Toastmasters Contests.  The speech is to be an original speech of 5-7 minutes.  It can be serious, funny, and inspirational. The International Speech Contest is held at the Club, Area, Division, District, and International level.  The International Speech Contest is the only one that goes all the way to the International competition level - and where the World Champion of Public Speaking is decided!

The Evaluation Contest is 2 to 3 minutes in length. A test speaker gives a speech which all the evaluation contestants listen to and then evaluate. The contestants are taken from the room and given five minutes to prepare their evaluations. Then they come back into the room one by one and deliver their evaluations.  The Evaluation Contest is held at the Club, Area, Division, and District level.

Our Area Contest took place on February 7th - Congratulations to our winners: Rosalind Scantlebury and Lynne Hollett!!

Evaluation Contest:

1st Place: Lynne Hollett, Centre Wellington Toastmasters

International Speech Contest:

1st Place: Rosalind Scantlebury, Royal City Toastmasters

2nd Place: Lynne Hollett, Centre Wellington Toastmasters

3rd Place: Alex Rankin, Linamar Toastmasters

Congratulations to all participants who attended and/or competed. Well done!


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

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