148 Active clubs
Over 2300 Members
Last night I was inducted as the newest member of the WE Toastmasters through a traditional ceremony that had a profound and immediate impact on me. Hearing Don outline what I was committing to, gave me a sense of responsibility, not only to myself, but to the members of the group surrounding me, and to the larger organization. Then came the surprising part, the members of the group standing and affirming their personal and professional commitment to my progress and success. I was overwhelmed with a sense of belonging, gratitude, and an indescribable surge of momentum to continue and achieve, not only for myself, but to honor each of those in my club.
Greetings Fellow Toastmasters!
Welcome to the District 99 Toastmaster year – our focus is “Members First.”
Toastmasters have been sharing their summer adventures. Many members have found new excitement in visiting Sunshine Clubs (clubs meeting during the summer months) while on their travels. The International Convention was held in Vancouver this year (more than 30 members from District 99 attending) and we had members from all over the world visiting Canada, sharing their experiences from their respective Districts. What an experience and an amazing way to kick off the year!
After a beautiful, busy and much enjoyed summer, we continue our year in Toastmasters together. September brings us all back into routine. Many events in the District will add to our members’ experiences, expand individual skills and build networks.
Donald Zurakowski, DTM District Director, District 99 2017-2018
Keep your eyes on the District 99 Website for upcoming events. You won’t want to miss our Fall Conference in Prince Albert, November 17-19, 2017.
“Members First” — District and Club Leadership teams are trained and ready to support you, our Member. To quote the Toastmasters International Mission, “We empower individuals to become more effective communications and leaders.” Our team will work with club officers and members to ensure you get the most out of your Toastmaster year, achieve your personal goals and have fun!
It is an honour to be leading District 99. Our experience, knowledge and resources across the district will bring value and provide support needed to lead clubs and members in reaching their goals.
I look forward to our year and eagerly anticipate the journey ahead with you.