District Recognition

District Citation

The District Citation Award was created to recognize and reward members for outstanding contributions to the organization which further the Toastmaster spirit and ideals, which are not otherwise recognized through existing District and International programs. Recipients receive a personalized green and gold name badge and have their name placed on the District Citation Banner. Recipients are chosen through a nomination process by the Past District Governors Advisory Committee. In order to maintain the standard of excellence for this award, this committee may choose not to present this award every year.

Past recipients are:

1988 Herb Ashley, Al Foster, John Hanlin, Wayne Rutten, Jim Weber 1989 Robert Barker, Ben Waldron
1991 Bob Hawrelak 1993 Don Robson
1994 Joe Calenda, Emma Collins, Irene May 1995 Lanny Coulson
1996 Claire Clark 1999 Alice Hanlin
2002 Sheila Cooper, Fern Hardie, Glenn Walker 2003 Bill Brown, Molly Strickland
2006 Grant Hanna 2009 Herb Lemke
2010 Barb Dootson 2011 Elaine Saxer-Gillies
2013 Karen Tober 2015 Dorothy Jones
2016 Mary Jane McGrath 2016 Willard Robitaille
2016 Glynn Williams

Discontinued District Programs

Sponsor of the Year

The purpose of the Peter Kossowan Trophy is to recognize and honour the Toastmaster in the District who has made outstanding contributions to membership building in the previous year by sponsoring new members and new clubs. The award is based on one point for each new, dual or reinstated member and five points for each new club, mentor or sponsor. This trophy was dedicated under Peter Kossowan’s name in 1994. This award was discontinued after 2006.

Winners of the Peter Kossowan Trophy

1980 Brian Papineau 1981 Peter Kossowan
1982 Peter Kossowan 1983 Peter Kossowan
1984 Peter Kossowan 1985 Peter Kossowan
1986 Peter Kossowan 1987 Peter Kossowan
1988 Peter Kossowan 1989 Dave Fulton
1990 Peter Kossowan 1991 Peter Kossowan
1992 Peter Kossowan 1992-93 Dave Fulton
1993-94 Dave Fulton 1994-95 Cathy Lee Tipper
1995-96 Graham Hoard 1996-97 Peter Kossowan
1997-98 Peter Kossowan 1998-99 Peter Kossowan
1999-2000 Cindy Kirk 2000-01 Della Bruce
2001-02 Joy Ryan 2002-03 Peter Kossowan
2003-04 Carol Litteljohn 2005-06 Roy Babiuk

Golden Lectern

The Golden Lectern was a wooden, hand-crafted lectern. It is presented to the club which contributes the most through their attendance and enthusiasm to making the annual District 42 Spring Convention a success. Over the years, the Golden Lectern came to be one of the most coveted awards. This award was retired after 1995.

Winners of the Golden Lectern Award

1960 Bow Valley #1494 1961 Lobstick #3212
1962 No Award 1963 Foothills #3073
1964 Seven Seas #3296 1965 Bow Valley #1494
1966 Bow Valley #1494 1967 Skyscraper #3300
1968 Pioneer Nooners #3053 1969 NAIT (now TNT #2291)
1970 Bow Valley #1494 1971 Pile O’Bones #1862
1972 TNT #2291 1973 Bow Valley Gavel #13 (now Golden Gavel 438)
1974 Bow Valley #1494 1975 Saskatoon #450
1976 TNT #2291 1977 TNT #2291
1978 Bow Valley #1494 1979 Bow Valley #1494
1980 TNT #2291 1981 Bow Valley #1494
1982 Bow Valley #1494 1983 Bow Valley #1494
1984 Bow Valley #1494 1985 Bow Valley #1494
1986 TNT #2291 1987 TNT #2291
1988 Wascana #577 1989 Bow Valley #1494
1990 TNT #2291 1991 No Award
1992 Bow Valley #1494 1993 Prairie Schooners #6372
1994 No award 1995 Bridge City #5107

District 42 Best Club

The selection of the Best Club was based solely on the points of the Distinguished Club Program for Club year. The winner was awarded the Ron Chapman Standard of Excellence, a banner stand for their use at Club meetings for the succeeding year.
This award was retired after the Distinguished Club Program was revised in 1999-2000.

Past Winners of the Ron Chapman Standard of Excellence

1966 “Y” #2478 1967 “Y” #2478
1975 Saskatoon #450 1976 Bowmen #2161
1977 Bowmen #2161 1978 Wascana #577
1979 Bowmen #2161 1980 Rooster Rousers #1774
1981 Bowmen #2161 1982 Bowmen #2161
1983 Bowmen #2161 1984 Bowmen #2161
1985 Southern Lights #3684 1986 Waterways #3881
1987 CBA #2882 1988 Peace Pipe #1440
1989 Pursuers #6901 1990 Pursuers #6901
1991 Daybreakers #6131 1991/92 Grande Prairie Morning #3489
1992/93 Pursuers #6901 1993/94 Grande Prairie Morning #3489
1994/95 Pursuers #6901 1995/96 Grande Prairie Morning #3489
1996/97 Pursuers #6901 1997/98 Bridge City #5107
1998/99 Athabasca Landing #9386

Top Distinguished Clubs

The Distinguished Club program promotes achievement in the areas of Educational achievement, membership, Club building, Club leadership and Club communication. To earn Distinguished status, the club must end the year with at least 20 members, and reach certain accomplishment standards. Based upon the Club membership level at July 1 each year, the following clubs achieved distinction as the Top Club in their Membership category.

Clubs with fewer than 20 Members

1991 Queen’s Court #2321 1992 Treasure Chest #1245
1993 High Riser #1171 1994 Meewasin Valley #5721
1995 Victoria on the Park #8859 1996 Upward Bound #6395
1997 Wordrunners #5847 1999 Old North West #8990

Clubs with 20 to 29 Members

1991 Prince Albert #1318 1992 Bridge City #5107
1993 Prince Albert #1318 1994 Peace Pipe #1440
1995 Confidence Builders #4699 1996 High Riser #1171
1997 Aimcriers #4966 1998 Bridge City #5107
1999 Athabasca Landing #9386

Clubs with 30 to 39 Members

1991 Day Breakers #6131 1992 Day Breakers #6131
1993 Day Breakers #6131 1994 Eau Claire Y #8005
1995 High Riser #1171 1996 Bedstone Olympics #7554
1997 Sundowners #3826 1998 Grande Prairie Morning #3489
1999 Bridge City #5107

Clubs with 40 or more Members

1991 Pursuers #6901 1992 Grande Prairie Morning #3489
1993 Pursuers #6901 1994 Grande Prairie Morning #3489
1995 Pursuers #6901 1996 Grande Prairie Morning #3489
1997 Pursuers #6901 1998 Pursuers #6901
1999 Pursuers #6901

Note: The Distinguished Club Program was revised in 1999 – 2000. The Top Distinguished Clubs recognition was discontinued after the 1998/99 Toastmaster year.

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