International Recognition 2017-11-26T23:44:17+00:00

Excellence in Education and Training

The Excellence in Education and Training Award, begun in 1991-92 by Toastmasters International, is awarded to the Lt. Governor Education and Training for achieving and exceeding Distinguished District Program goals in training and educational accomplishments.

 1991-92 Dona Wheaton, DTM  1992-93 Flo Mawson, DTM
 1993-94 Buffy da Silva, DTM  1994-95 Larry Andrews, DTM
 1995-96 Tim Lambert, ATM  1996-97 Brad Korbo, DTM
 1997-98 Dan Hardie, DTM  1998-99 Linda Hawk, DTM
 1999-2000 Karen Egge, DTM  2000-01 Drew Kirk, DTM
 2001-02 Jacquie Schnider, DTM  2002-03 Barry Matthews, DTM
 2003-04 Mavis Oberding, DTM  2004-05 Troy Wruck, ATM-S
 2005-06 Mona Cooley, DTM  2006-07 Larry Verbitsky, DTM
 2007-08 Joan McAulay, DTM  2008-09 Tim Hubick, DTM
 2009-10 Greg Gazin, DTM  2010-11 Chuck Leblanc, DTM
 2011-12 Don Francis, DTM  2012-13 Keith Lee, DTM
 2013-14 Doris Henn, DTM  2014-15 Marg Faryna, DTM
 2015-16 Lorraine Wheatley, DTM
District 99
 2016-17 Donald Zurakowski DTM

Excellence in Marketing

The Excellence in Marketing Award, begun in 1991-92 by Toastmasters International, is awarded to the Lt. Governor Marketing for achieving and exceeding Distinguished District Program goals in Club Extension and membership growth.

 1991-92 Flo Mawson, DTM  1993-94 Larry Andrews, DTM
 1997-98 Linda Hawk, DTM  2000-2001 Jacquie Schnider, DTM
 2006-07 Joan McAulay, DTM  2008-09 Greg Gazin, DTM
 2011-12 Keith Lee, DTM  2012-13 Doris Henn, DTM
 2013-14 Marg Faryna, DTM  2014-15 Lorraine Wheatley, DTM

President’s Extension

The President’s Extension Award is awarded to the Top 3 Districts each year that have achieved the highest net growth in number of Clubs.

 1984-85 Ken Tanner, DTM  1986-87 Melodye Kunnas, ATM

President’s 20+ Award

The President’s 20+ Award is awarded to the Top 3 Districts each year that have achieved the highest percentage of Clubs at charter strength of 20 or more members.

 1984-85 Ken Tanner, DTM

Presidential Citation

The Presidential Citation is awarded to individuals by the International President, in recognition of outstanding contribution, achievement, service and dedication toward the goals and ideals of Toastmasters International. It is one of Toastmasters’ highest honours.

 1983 Ron Chapman DTM  1984 Peter Kossowan DTM
 1986 Eugene Schneider DTM  1988 Wayne Rutten DTM
 1989 Lanny Coulson DTM, Helgi Goodman DTM  1994 Herb Ashley CTM, Dick Flis DTM, Ken Tanner DTM
 1995 Carol Blair DTM  1999 Neil Wilkinson, DTM
 1999 Peter Kossowan, DTM  2002 Gene Thompson, DTM
 2005 Danie Hardie, DTM  2008 Carolyn Kaldy, DTM
 2009 Greg Gazin, DTM  2013 Jacquie Schnider, DTM

President’s Circle Award

(International Top Ten Membership Builders)

1979 Brian Papineau DTM 1982 Peter Kossowan DTM

World Record for New Club Sponsorship

Peter Kossowan DTM (100+ Clubs, recognized by Toastmasters International)

International Top Ten District Bulletin

(District 42 Bulletin – “Prairie Horizons”)

 1968-69 Jim Miller, editor  1971-72 Ron Chapman, editor
 1973-74 Ron Chapman, editor  1980-81 Norma Ewashen, editor
 1981-82 John Epp, editor  1984-85 Bob Barker, editor
 1985-86 Bob Barker, editor  1988-89 Melodye Kunnas, editor
 1990-91 Joan McAulay, editor  1992-93 Betty Ann Coderre, editor
 1996-97 Linda Hawk, editor  1998-99 Nicole Sayler, editor
 1999-2000 Ron Pidskalny/Sandy Arndt  2000-01 Marg Faryna/Shelley Veats
 2001-02 Cathy Peters, editor  2005-06 Rhys Davies, editor

Top Ten Membership Campaign

1992-93 Bankers Hollering #8259 1999-2000 Treasure Chest #1245

Discontinued Recognition Programs

International Top Ten Club Bulletin

1967 Cold Lake #1394 – “Vox Borealis” (editor – Jim Miller) 1969 “Y” Club #2478 – “Pekiskwawin” (editor – Ron Chapman)
1971 “Y” Club #2478 – “Pekiskwawin” (editor – Ron Chapman) 1977 Northern Lights #489 – “Northern Nugget” (editor – Ron Chapman)
1988 CBA #2882 – “The Achiever” (editor – Ruth Schellenberg) 1988 Eloquent Albertans #6110 – “The Advocate” (editor – Wes Allen)
1992 CU at Noon #7341 – “CU Nooner News” (editors – Dawn Braun, Barb
Banman)
1993 Pursuers #6901 – “Hot Pursuit” (editor – John Anderson, Brian Stecyk)
1995 Pursuers #6901 – “Hot Pursuit” (editor – Dan Hardie) 1996 Not-Just-Us #8077 – “The Leader Toast” (editor – Laurie Schulz)
1997 Airdrie Discovery #6344 – “The Airdrie Discovery” (editors – Jim Szpajcher
and Alan Waugh)
1997 Pursuers #6901 – “Hot Pursuit” (editor – Ron Pidskalny)
1997 Verbal Jesters #9767 – “The Jester” (editor – Nicole Sayler) 2000 Bowmen #2161 – “The Arrow” (editor – Rhys Davies)
2002 Bowmen #2161 – “The Arrow” (editor – Dona Baker) 2002 Prairie Schooners #6372 – “Schooner News” (editor – Richard Jackson)

Toastmasters International discontinued this award in 2004.

President’s International Top Five Distinguished Clubs

The President’s International Top Five Distinguished Club award is presented to those Clubs that finish their Club year in the Top Five of their membership category (under 20 members, 20-29 members, 30-39 members, 40 or more members). Placement is determined by points attained in the Distinguished Club program each year.
Due to changes in the DCP as of July 1, 1999, this recognition is no longer awarded.

1991 Daybreakers #6131 1993 High Riser #1171
1997-98 Bridge City #5107
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