North: Mount Forest
From north to south in Area 64,
Mt Forest is one of the highest elevation communities in southern Ontario (western end of the Dundalk highlands).
Listowel hosts the annual Perth Autumn Studio Tour to showcase artistry work from around the region, which will be virtual this year.
Stratford received awards for being the Prettiest City and an Intelligent Community (i.e. smart city) an added bonus for over a half a million people attending the famous Stratford Festival.
Message from Area 64 Director
Have you been to a Toastmasters meeting yet?
We welcome visitors to our club meetings. Please send a message to one of the clubs in our area and see a meeting with your own eyes. Club contact information is below.
Are you a member in Area 64 and...
-need additional support getting started on your Pathway?
-are interested in giving a workshop for Club Officer Training?
-want to volunteer at contests outside your club?
-want to know more about serving in positions outside your club?
-would like to serve as a future Area Director?
...then please feel free to contact me at areaW64director@toastmasters86.org
Healthy clubs are best supported by trained club officers. Phase II Club Officer Training takes place between November 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021 and will be conducted online. TLI training dates are on this link: https://www.toastmasters86.org/events/officer-training/club-officer-training-winter; or better yet, network with other officers in your local area at Division W - Club Officer Training. The Area 64 Director supports club officers in any way they need, and you can contact me at areaW64director@toastmasters86.org
Contests are a fun way to develop outside the club setting and meet other Toastmasters in a supportive environment. Whether you are a contestant or a volunteer, contests are a great way to challenge yourself to go beyond your comfort zone. Tune your leadership skills by taking on a major volunteer role for a contest. All training is provided, and fellow Toastmasters are happy to help: either informally, as a mentor, or gathered together as an advisory committee. Major volunteer roles at contests can even count towards a higher level project in your Pathway. Here is a link to training for the major volunteer roles for this year's digital contests: https://toastmasters86.org/resources/webinar/contests
Other Clubs, Areas, and Divisions are looking for volunteers. Volunteers include prepared speakers for club meetings, workshop facilitators, and contests, so please let me know if you are interested. For a list of other contests in our Division check out the List of Area International Speech Contests, List of Division International Speech Contests. Connect with me at areaW64director@toastmasters86.org