District 99 Spring Conference
Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre
May 3-5, 2019
District 99 2019 Spring Conference
The District 99 Spring Conference and AGM in Saskatoon on May 3-5 is fast approaching!
Whether you’ve attended previous conferences or this will be your first, you will find the speakers, professional development sessions and networking opportunities will leave you inspired and energized.
And speaking of speakers, in addition to those announced previously, you won’t want to miss hearing from Neil Wilkinson, who has been called one of the best past presidents Toastmasters International has ever had.
If you haven’t already registered, what are you waiting for? Register now!
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Candidates for Office
|District Director||Lana Sweeney DTM|
|Program Quality Director||Rena Weikle DTM|
|Club Growth Director||Dotun Eliezer DTM|
|Division B||Richard Mattis ACS, ALB|
|Division C||Cheryl Persson DTM|
IS DISTRICT LEADERSHIP IN YOUR FUTURE?
Past District Director, Donald Zurakowski, is the chair of the 2018/2019 nominations committee for District 99 and he is extending the date for submitting your candidacy for District Leadership to March 24/2019.
If you are interested in putting your name forward for an Area Director, Division Director, Club Growth Director, Program Quality Director, or District Director…or any of the other supporting roles in District 99 please complete the attached forms and send to Don at Donald.Zurakowski@d99tm.org.
District Leadership is a highly rewarding experience and is just one step along your Toastmasters Journey! Step up and be the Leader you have always known you can be.
Toastmasters – Where Leaders Are Made!
See https://d99tm.org/nominations/ for more information.
Nearly 150 Active clubs
Over 2000 Members
Why attend? Here are 10 reasons.
- Learn about augmented reality, presentation mastery, LinkedIn and strategies for leadership success.
- Show off your club banner.
- Find great bargains at the silent and brown bag auctions.
- Celebrate and recognize fellow Toastmasters in our district at a formal gala.
- Enjoy dance-worthy entertainment with a Billy Joel tribute band.
- Enjoy socializing and networking in the hospitality room featuring beverages from Great Western Brewing.
- Hear amazing keynotes like Jess Tetu, Dr. Debbie Moysychyn and Larry Marik, DTM, Region 4 International Director and Neil Wilkinson, DTM, PIP.
- Cheer for your favorite contestant at the district speech and evaluation contests
- Meet new people and connect with Toastmasters friends and colleagues.
- Navigate to your future! A Toastmaster’s conference gives you opportunities to learn and to grow. You’ll meet people and have experiences that can positively influence your life, both personally and professionally.
We can’t wait to see you at the District 99 Toastmasters Conference in Saskatoon from May 3-5!
Register soon (pdf). Rates increase after Monday, April 15.
The University of Alberta’s Department of Surgery, which is ranked sixth globally for transplantation, is preparing its first Communications Strategic Plan – with a lot of Toastmasters International input going into it.
District 99 PR Manager Nick Wilson, who heads the department’s communications, authored the plan using knowledge gained from his experience as a journalist and TM leadership and communications programs. “Everything I’ve learned in Toastmasters: delegation, performance measurement and accountability, the High Performance Leadership Project and the advanced series it comes from, including speaking on video and public relations, is pouring into the strat plan,” Wilson says.
“In fact,” he adds, “I wouldn’t have landed this job without the confidence and impromptu speaking skills I needed for the interview – when I first joined Toastmasters I was even nervous about introducing myself at meetings.”
The University of Alberta is no stranger to the program. It has three clubs, and Toastmaster volunteers have been teaching speech craft at The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences – ranked number three in Canada and 15th in the world for research – for more than three decades.
Toastmasters has provided the opportunities to improve my skills that benefit me in the workplace. Less than a year into my membership and I can already feel the results of my efforts. I no longer mumble or speak too fast while giving instruction, and my interactions with newcomers in the workplace have become more fluid. My confidence is through the roof and so I have become a better leader and have garnered respect from my colleagues. Whenever my team receives new members I no longer fret over my initial meeting with them – I know I can wing it with confidence!