2019/2020 – Nominated District 42 Candidates

Congratulations to the members listed below for being nominated for 2019-2020 District Leadership. These candidates have been nominated by the District Leadership Committee.


To learn more about each candidate, click on their biography/  Do not forget to attend the candidate showcase on Friday May 3, 2019 during the District 42 Spring Conference. Each one of these members will be seeking your vote at the District 42 Council Meeting on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Any additional candidates not on this list may still campaign, participate in the candidate showcase, and run from the floor at the district business meeting.

District Director Jocelyn Hastie Click Here
Program Quality Director Christina Kruis Click Here
Club Growth Director Ryan Rupchan Click Here
Division A Director
Division B Director Camille Gibney Click Here
Division C Director
Division D Director
Division E Director Saya Sanyal Coming Soon!
Division F Director Katrina Aburrow Click Here


If you are still interested in running for any of the District Leadership positions, reach out to the District Leadership Committee at DLC@d42tm.org

District 42 Council Meeting Spring 2019

Are you going to Little Chicago (aka Moose Jaw, SK) for Spring Conference in May? Not sure?

Besides all the Educational sessions, Networking, Contests and just a great time, there is one event that is a must see and that is the District Council Spring Business Meeting!!!

What is the District Council Meeting and why it is important?

The District council is where the District conducts all of its business and is held twice a year in the Fall and Spring. At the Spring District Council meeting, we elect our leaders for next year, make procedural and club alignment changes (aligning clubs into areas and divisions) and learn what has happened this past year in the District.

Who makes up the District Council?

The District Council is made up of the following members of the District:

  • District Executive Committee: District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Immediate Past District Director, Public Relations Manager, Finance Manager, Administration Manager, Division Directors (6) and Area Directors (30)
  • Club Presidents and Club Vice Presidents Education

How do members of the District Council attend and vote at the District Council Meeting?

You may ask questions like “can I attend virtually or vote electronically”, and the answer is unfortunately “No”. This is as per Toastmasters Governing Documents Protocol 7.1 (District Events), Paragraph 9, Paragraph A and C, Subsection 1 and District Administrative Bylaws Article X, Paragraph D that both state that the meeting is held In-Person.

District Administrative Bylaws Article X, Paragraph D also covers the process if a Club President or VP Education are unable to attend. Here are the highlights:

  • Any member in good standing of a club in good standing may carry a proxy for their club
    • Must be a paid member of that club
  • Have the Proxy form signed by either the President or VP Education.
    • Can email a copy of the signed proxy form to the Credentials Chair (jbauer@d42tm.org) by May 1, 2019.
    • If the proxy form is not signed it is not considered valid
  • Proxy holder must present a paper copy to the Credentials Desk to receive ballot(s)

District Council Meeting Proxy Form

Clubs members may only hold a maximum of two (2) votes unless they are also a member of the District Executive Committee and then they can hold maximum three (3) votes.

Be prepared… voting members are asked to review all meeting reports and presentations prior to the meeting.  Take the time to review the materials presented to ensure you are making decisions that are in the best interest of our current and future members.  All current and previous District Council meeting minutes and files can be found by clicking on the link below:

District 42 Council Meeting Folders

Why is this different than the Fall District Council Meeting?

The Fall District Council Meeting was conducted virtually and allows for online attendance and voting whereas the Annual (Spring) meeting has to be in person.


Who is ready to attend one of the most exciting events at the Spring Conference?


Visit the District 42 Spring Conference website to learn more about exciting evenings planned and to register for the Spring Conference.


See you there!

District Director Message – December 2018

Club Roadmap

Click on the image below to view a video message from your District Director.

District 42 Director, Catherine Secundiak, DTM

Click Here to view the presentation

Critical Dates for Dec 2018-Mar 2019:

Important Links:

Spring Speech Contests – Humorous Speech and International Speech Contests

District Director Message – September 2018

Plan for Success – Club Roadmap for September and October 2018

Click on the image below to view a video message from your District Director.

District 42 Director, Catherine Secundiak, DTM

Critical Dates for September and October, 2018:

Important Links:

District Council Meeting

  • Held online, Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 am
  • Club Presidents and Club VP’s of Education register here by September 10

Dues Renewals Due by September 30

Planning for Success

Fall Speech Contests – Evaluation and Table Topics

District 42 Upcoming Eventshttps://d42tm.org/events/month/

District 42 Recognized for Excellence in Program Quality 2017/2018

Congratulations to all 57 clubs who achieved Distinguished or higher for the 2017/2018 Toastmasters year!  As a result of your efforts, District 42 was presented with the Excellence in Program Quality Award during the Hall of Fame awards at the Toastmasters International Convention in Chicago Illinois.  Catherine Secundiak, Program Quality Director 2017/2018 accepted the award for the District.

District 42 achieves the “Excellence in Program Quality” award for outstanding achievement in Distinguished Clubs. Catherine Secundiak accepts the award from International President, Balraj Arunasalam.

Want to ensure your club is delivering quality programming and enabling members to achieve their communication and leadership goals?  Learn more about the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) here.

President’s Distinguished Clubs

(10 DCP Goals achieved plus 20 members or net of 5 members)

President’s Distinguished Clubs

(9 DCP Goals achieved plus 20 members or net of 5 members)

Select Distinguished Clubs

(7 or 8 DCP Goals achieved plus 20 members or net of 5 members)

Distinguished Clubs

(5 or 6 DCP Goals achieved plus 20 members or net of 5 members)

  • Verve Toastmasters Club
  • Twin Rivers Club
  • MVP Advanced
  • Civil Speakers
  • Speakers Edge Club
  • PMI-SAC Toastmasters
  • Cranston Communicators
  • Wascana Club
  • Wild Oats Club
  • B. L. T. Toastmasters Club
  • Fifth Avenue Place Toastmasters Club
  • BVC Toastmasters Club
  • CanOrators Toastmasters Club
  • Station 29 Toastmasters Club
  • Dynamically Speaking Club
  • The Eyeopener Club
  • Fluor Communicators Club
  • Calgary Pace Setters Club
  • High River Toastmasters
  • Igniters Club
  • Spoken Word Toastmasters Club
  • Palliser Toastmasters
  • Westhills Club
  • The Regulators
  • Bedstone Olympics Toastmasters Club
  • ATB Calgary Campus
  • Vibrant Speakers Club
  • Inspired Toastmasters
  • Miracles Toastmasters Club
  • Bow Valley Toastmasters Club
  • Lightning Strikes Toastmasters Club
  • Glenmore R.S.V.P. Club
  • Queen City Toasters Toastmasters Club
  • Speaker’s Corner Toastmasters Club
  • Chinook Club
  • Twin Towers Toastmasters Club
  • CMA Club
  • Circle T Club
  • Coulee Commentators Club
  • Calgary Emerson Toastmasters Club
  • Spring Forward Northwest Toastmasters
  • Talk of the Hill Toastmasters
  • Literally Speaking
  • Simply Speaking
  • Zedi Masters
  • CREB Talkers Toastmasters Club
  • Westenders
  • ShawMasters
  • StanTalkers
  • Health Masters Toastmasters Club
  • FCC Stubble Jumpers Club
  • Taxmasters Toastmasters Club
  • Bottom Line Club
  • Naturally Speaking
  • SMART Speakers
  • Calgary Sunrise Club
  • Tireless Talkers Toastmasters Club


We would also like to recognize the clubs who achieved a minimum of 5 Distinguished Club Goals but were not able to meet the minimum of 20 members or a net of 5 members by the end of the year.  Club Excellence is the first step to achieving growth.  When members achieve, and others hear about the benefits of Toastmasters, the club will grow.  Make sure to get the word out of your members’ achievements!  Thank you for ensuring your members work the program, achieve their goals and your leaders lead with integrity, respect, service and excellence!

9 or 10 DCP Goals achieved

7 or 8 DCP Goals achieved

5 or 6 DCP Goals achieved

  • To the Point Club
  • Waters Edge Toastmasters
  • Intact Toastmasters Club
  • Speak Upside
  • Big Rock Pioneer Toastmasters
  • Speakmasters Club
  • Golden Gavel Club
  • Calgary Morning Club
  • 3500 Foot Toastmasters Club
  • Royally Speaking
  • WPTM Communicators
  • Pile O Bones Toastmasters Club
  • Club 13 Toastmasters Club
  • Treasure Chest Club
  • Tap Club
  • Weekend Wordmasters
  • Centennial Toastmasters Club
  • Toast Of The Town Club
  • Speak Easy
  • Fish Creek Bravehearts Club
  • Transformers
  • Nex To Speak Club
  • Groundswell Group Toastmasters
  • SAIT Sayers
  • Airdrie Discovery Toastmasters Club
  • Speakers Pipeline Toastmasters
  • High Riser Toastmasters Club
  • WAAMtastic Toastmasters



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