When you attend a District Fall Conference or Spring Convention, you have an opportunity to get a glimpse of all the leadership opportunities Toastmasters International provides. You get to meet and network with leaders from around our District and from the larger Toastmasters International community.
At the Fall Conference in Medicine Hat Nov 10-12, 2017, we are honoured to be hosting our 2016-2018 International Director for Region 4, Monique Levesque-Pharoah DTM.
Monique’s Journey to International Director
Monique has been a Toastmaster member with Vital Words Toastmasters since January of 1994. She is also a charter member of We Believe In Winnipeg Toastmasters which chartered in June of 2009 and is also serving as a mentor to PACE Champions in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Monique served District 64 as District Governor (title is now District Director) in 2008-2009 when they became distinguished for the first in 3 consecutive years.
March of 2013 marked the beginning of Monique’s journey as Region Advisor. Monique felt blessed to be able to serve in this role until June 30, 2015.
On August 20th, 2016 Monique was elected to the Toastmasters International Board as International Director for Region 4, and she is excited to serve members from around the world in this role.
Click Here to see which leaders are serving the members of District 42 for the 2017/2018 year.
What is an International Director?
International directors are members of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, each representing one of the 14 Toastmasters regions. International directors are elected to serve a two-year term.
We are privileged to be home to two Past International Directors (PID) who continue to be active in our District:
- Jacquie Schnider, DTM, PID 2010-12
- Dona Wheaton, DTM, PID 1994-96
What does an International Director do?
International directors support Toastmasters in and out of the boardroom as organizational fiduciaries and representatives. They are responsible for:
- Upholding the mission of Toastmasters International and serving as its ambassadors
- Developing organizational strategy and policies, and ensuring their implementation
- Approving and overseeing the budget and financial matters
- Incorporating member needs into organizational decisions
- Handling significant member disciplinary matters
To see a full listing of the roles and responsibilities of an International Director, please visit: https://www.toastmasters.org/about/board-of-directors/international-leadership-roles
Please make sure to introduce yourself to your 2016-2018 International Director for Region 4, Monique Levesque-Pharoah DTM at the District 42 Fall Conference in Medicine Hat, Nov 10-12, 2017.
What is a Region?
Toastmasters is an international organization that is comprised of 14 regions and several districts. Click Here to view the Region maps.
District 42 belongs to Region 4, along with six other Districts – 6, 19, 24, 64, 78 and 99