Clarification on District 42 President of the Year

This year we have received a number of questions regarding the process for how President of
the Year is selected, and I would like to take a couple moments and outline the process.

Firstly, the process is fully outline in the District 42 Procedures Section 3.7 and is available on
the District 42 website under Resources/ District Resources.

Section 3.7.3 outlines the Eligibility for a Club President to be eligible for the award, however
here is the eligibility criteria listed below.

a) Must have served a FULL TERM as Club President during the preceding calendar year

a. What does this mean? It means that they must have served either 6 or 12
months based on your club officer election terms

b) Meet the following criteria;

a. Achieved at least Distinguished Club Program (DCP)

i. This means that a club has to achieve at least 5 out of the 10 eligible
points in the Distinguished Club Program and met the membership
requirement in order to be considered Distinguished or higher..

b. Submitted Semi-Annual Dues x 2

i. This means that clubs dues must be received into Toastmasters
International by April 1 and October 1.

c. Submitted Club Officer List by June 30 at the end of their term

i. An example is that if you were a Club President for the Toastmaster year
2017/2018 that means it would have to be submitted by June 30, 2018.

d. Was represented by voting delegate(s) at the two District Council Meetings

i. This means that either they were in attendance or submitted a proxy for a
member to act on their behalf. The proxy holder must have been a
member of the club.

e. Was represented by a voting delegate or proxy at the Toastmasters
International Annual Business meeting

i. This means that either they were in attendance or submitted a proxy for a
member to act on their behalf.

f. For clubs electing annually, the President is not serving a successive full
term1 in office

i. For the purposes of determining successive terms, the Club President as
listed at Toastmasters International as of September 1 of the TM year
shall be used.

g. For clubs electing semi-annually, the President is not serving a second or
more successive full term in office

i. A President of club electing semi-annually is allowed to serve two sixmonth
terms consecutively.


The procedure for selecting this recipient of this award is;

a) The Chairman of the Past District Governors and Directors Committee shall send a copy
of the Nomination Form as published on the District 42 website to the past Vice
President Education and the current President on record of all eligible clubs, by August

b) To nominate its Past President for this award, the club completes the Nomination Form,
attaches the necessary documentation and ensures it is delivered to the Division
Director not later than September 15.

c) The Division Director, along with such other members of the present and previous
division executive team as deemed appropriate, will review each eligible submission and
select a Division Club President of the year. The Division shall forward the club’s
Nomination Form and documentation of the division recipient to the chairman of the Past
District Governors and Directors Committee no later than September 30.

d) The Past District Governors and Directors Committee shall select on District recipient.

If you have any questions about whether or not your club would be eligible or have a general
question about any of the OF THE YEAR awards, you can email Immediate Past District
Director John Bauer at


Get into the new world of the professional speech performed by one of the most experienced speakers in the industry Russ Dantu.


Wednesday, July 11th, from 12 pm to 1 pm.


Transformers Toastmasters Club, Calgary Technologies Inc, 3553, 31st St NW.  Boardroom 2/3




Why is the Open House so important?

Why should you use video and photo to promote your club or district?


Want to know more about Russ, visit


Pathways Assistants


The Pathways learning experience is a reality in all of Toastmasters. After years of anticipation the new Toastmasters Education Program has rolled out in every district worldwide. Several thousand Toastmasters have taken their initial assessment and enrolled in one of the ten paths. Pathways Ambassadors and Guides are working with clubs to assist club leaders and their members with a smooth transition.

At the end of July 2018 Ambassadors and Guides will have fulfilled their responsibilities to the clubs. The District’s leaders believe clubs will continue to need some support as their members navigate the new world of Pathways. In order to provide support, District 42 is looking for Pathways Assistants. These assistants will be paired with Division and Area Directors for the 2018-19 Toastmaster year.  They will become part of the Division or Area Director’s team to help clubs fully transition to Pathways.

Pathways Assistant Duties.

Pathways Division Assistants (Education Assistant to Division Director)

​As an integral member of the Division Director team, the Pathways Division ​Assistants works closely with the Chief Ambassador, Program Quality Director, ​and Division Director, while partnering with their division’s Pathways Area Assistants to assist ​clubs with their Pathways needs.

  • Assist the Division Director with regard to club implementation of the Pathways learning experience.
  • Act as liaison between Area Assistants and the Chief Ambassador and Program Quality Director.
  • Work directly with the Pathways Area Assistants on Pathway issues and education needs.
  • Support the Division Directors’ education goals with regard to Pathways.
  • Work with the Division Director, Area Directors, Pathways Area Assistants and club leaders to develop and monitor an effective support system.
  • Remain current on Pathways program enhancements, and communicate them to the Division’s Area Assistants, using training sessions, council meetings and other communication methods which may be appropriate.
  • Submit all Pathways questions, concerns and enquires to Chief Ambassadors and Program Quality Director.

Pathways Area Assistant (Education Assistants to Area Directors)

​As an integral member of the Area Director’s team, the Pathways Area Assistant​works closely with the Program Quality Director, Pathways Division Assistant, ​Club Executive team and Club members to enhance members experiences in ​Pathways.

  • Assist the Area Director with regard to club implementation of the Pathways learning experience.
  • Act as the point of contact to assist the Area’s clubs in developing Pathways training sessions and new member orientation plans.
  • Collaborate with the Division Assistant to develop a process for club training, reporting and for support including guidelines on how to handle Pathway issues.
  • Support Vice President Education, Club Presidents and or club Executive teams by scheduling regular visits or virtual support sessions.
  • Conduct club visits to raise awareness and build membership excitement for the education program focusing on the “how”, “where”, “what”.
  • Work with club executive team on base camp manager duties and processes.
  • Submit all Pathways questions, concerns and enquires to the Pathways Division Assistant.

Term of Office:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

If you are interested in becoming a Pathways Assistant please contact our Chief Pathways Coordinator, Grant Hanna at

To contact a Pathways Assistant please see the table below

John McDonaldjmcdonald@d42tm.orgDivision A
Wendy Dirksonwdirkson@d42tm.orgArea A01 & Area A07
Veronica Schrodervschroder@d42tm.orgDivision B
Sean Trithardtstrithardt@d42tm.orgDivision B - Area B4
Bob Leierbleier@d42tm.orgDivision B - Area B9
Donna Friesendfriesen@d42tm.orgDivision B - Area B18
Nicole Mcleannmclean@d42tm.orgDivision B - Area B24
Zoe Exnerzexner@d42tm.orgDivision C
Rayanne Rodierrrodier@d42tm.orgDivision D
Jocelyn Hastiejhastie@d42tm.orgDivision D
Shelley Hoyeshoye@d42tm.orgArea D23
Ayesha Qureshiaqureshi@d42tm.orgDivision E - Area E19 & E28
Andre Cronjeacronje@d42tm.orgArea E13
Darlene Daviesddavies@d42tm.orgArea E13
Laura Chamberslchambers@d42tm.orgDivision F
Taofeek Ayindeetayindee@d42tm.orgDivision F
Marvin Henrymhenry@d42tm.orgArea F20 (preferred)
Area E30
Iryna Kovalikoval@d42tm.orgArea C3 - Sundial Club
Area C11 - Shell, Twin River, Calgary Talkers, CMA Toastmasters Club
Area C17 - Integrated Sustainability
Area C22 - Delloitte Calgary Club
Area E25 - Palliser Toastmasters
Area E25 - Nex To Speak Club

Club Officer Training Dates

Have you been elected as a Club officer this year?
See the dates/locations below to find out more about a club officer training and register for session convenient for you!


Calgary Jun 9 (Div A)

Division A Club Officer Training


Calgary Jun 13 (Div D)

Division D Club Officer Training


Calgary Jun 16 (Div F)

Division F Club Officer Training


Regina Jun 16 (Div B)

Division B Club Officer Training


Lethbridge Jun 16 (Div D)

Division D Club Officer Training – Lethbridge


Calgary Jun 20 (Div C)

Division C Club Officer Training


Calgary Jun 26 (Div E)

Division E Club Officer Training

2018/2019 – Nominated District 42 Candidates

Congratulations to the members listed below for being nominated for 2018-2019 District Leadership. These candidates have been nominated by the District Leadership Committee.


To learn more about each candidate click on their biography and do not forget to attend the candidate showcase on Friday April 27, 2018 during the Spring Convention. Each one of these members will be seeking your vote at the District 42 Council Meeting on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

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 Catherine Secundiak Click Here
Program Quality Director Dunstant Taylor Click Here

Club Growth Director Christina Kruis Click Here
Ryan Rupchan Click Here
Division A Director
Division B Director Laurel Wingert Click Here
Division C Director
 Division D Director
Division E Director Lynette Theriault Click Here
 Division F Director


If you are still interested in running for any of the District Leadership Positions, reach out to the District Leadership Committee at

Vote for the Future of D42 Contests

Make your VOTE count for the Next Steps Decision for District 42 Contests. Don’t let them fade away!


To abide by an August 2017 Toastmasters International decision, District 42 will no longer hold a Fall Conference. The revised Toastmasters International (TI) rules District 42 must follow are:

  • The International Speech Contest must occur, and we can add up to 3 more recognized contests each year.
  • Toastmasters International recognizes only the International, Evaluation, Humorous, Table Topics and Tall Tales speech contests.
  • All District-level speech contests must occur at the Annual District Convention District 42 holds in the Spring.

Now is the time to voice your opinion on what we should do with our District-level contests for 2018 and beyond. You will find a link to a two-question survey here.  Please take a moment to count yourself in for this important decision.

Deadline to vote is coming soon.   Do it now!

Thank you.

The District 42 Convention Rotation Committee


Find Your “Pathway to Success”


Freddi Dogterom, DTM, AS

The road to the prestigious Accredited Speaker designation is long, arduous, never straight and cannot be completed alone. Freddi D is one of only 10 Canadians, and one of only 12 women in the world to achieve Accredited Speaker designation. You will be inspired as she dazzles us with her stories of polar bears and her passion for doing things “just a little bit differently!” Freddi says it took 10 years to become an overnight success. Get prepared to climb your own personal mountain!


Register here:

Registration Includes:

  • Friday night Networking – unwind with challenging games and meet other Toastmasters.
  • Educational Sessions designed to meet your personal and professional goals.
  • Be inspired by the International Speech Contest & District Evaluation Contest – come learn from observing proficient speakers.
  • Saturday evening Gala & Dancing!
  • On-going Hospitality/Meet & Greet.
  • Learn at the District 42 Business Meeting.
  • Find out more about Pathways Education Experience.
  • Full registration includes the following meals: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch & Gala dinner, and Sunday breakfast.

Hotel Information: Glenmore Inn is offering a special room rate – ask for the D42 promo discount.



1 2 3 4