Hall of Fame
District 42 Hall of Fame
The following pages outline the ‘pride’ of District 42, those who have made significant contributions to the District, and those who have demonstrated excellence in many of the cornerstones of Communication and Leadership.
These pages showcase those members of our District who have been recognized on the International level of Toastmasters International, as well as those who have been recognized by our own District.
Brief History of District 42
The first Toastmasters club established in District 42 was the Wascana Club #577 in Regina in March 1948. Following that, Twin Rivers Club #667 was chartered in Calgary in December 1948. Several years went by before the Saskatoon Club #450 was founded in March 1952.
Edmonton launched its first club, Northern Lights Club #489, in March 1953. Soon after that new clubs began to sprout, such as, Prince Albert Club #1318 in October 1953 and Camrose Club #1432 in December 1953.
At that time, the above mentioned clubs were all under the jurisdiction of District 20, the North Dakota and Manitoba area. At a conference held in Moorehead, Minnesota on April 25, 1953, a resolution was adopted to divide the District in two – one in Canada, the other in the United States. This was subsequently ratified at the International Convention, on July 1, 1954.
George R. Tatlock of Winnipeg became the District Governor of District 42. The District at that time consisted of 17 clubs in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Club growth continued. On July 1, 1959, the District split, with District 64 being created to encompass Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. A. Ernie Pallister, of Calgary, was elected the first District Governor for the geographical area we know today as District 42. Bow Valley Club #1494, “Y” Club #2478, Chinook Club #1448, Foothills Club #3078 and Plains Club #3144, were added to the roster of prestigious clubs.
From this nucleus, District 42 has grown to almost 300 clubs, whereby World Headquarters recommended splitting the District and on July 1, 2016 split into District 42 (Southern Alberta & Southern Saskatchewan) and District 99 (Northern Alberta & Northern Saskatchewan). District 42 is proud to be recognized throughout the world for its energy, enthusiasm and excellence.
Our Past District 42 Governors/ Directors
|1954-55 George Tatlock||1987-88 Carol Blair DTM*|
|1955-56 Elwood Gorrie||1988-89 Majeed Mustapha DTM*|
|1956-57 Byron Jones||1989-90 Clif Skrypnyk DTM|
|1957-58 George Cameron||1990-91 Elizabeth Pasieka DTM**|
|1958-59 Berk McGibbon||1991-92 David Fulton DTM*|
|1959-60 A. Ernie Pallister||1992-93 Dona Wheaton DTM|
|1960-61 Roy V. Maber||1993-94 Flo Mawson DTM*|
|1961-62 Cec J. Primeau||1994-95 Buffy da Silva, DTM|
|1962-63 Peter Podmaroff||1995-96 Larry Andrews, DTM|
|1963-64 Steven Varro||1996-97 Tim Lambert, ATM|
|1964-65 Robert D. Kerr||1997-98 Brad Korbo, DTM*|
|1965-66 Bruce Godwin ATM||1998-99 Danie Hardie, DTM|
|1966-67 Al B. Ripley||1999-2000 Linda Hawk, DTM|
|1967-68 Harold C. Bickel ATM||2000-01 Karen Egge, DTM*|
|1968-69 Ron M. Chapman DTM||2001-02 Drew Kirk, DTM|
|1969-70 Harry G. Shuttleworth DTM||2002-03 Jacquie Schnider, DTM|
|1970-71 Eugene Thompson DTM||2003-04 Barry Matthews, DTM|
|1971-72 Al Fahlman DTM||2004-05 Mavis Oberding, DTM|
|1972-73 Robert L.Jones ATM||2005-06 Troy Wruck, DTM|
|1973-74 Fred G. Lawson DTM*||2006-07 Mona Cooley, DTM*|
|1974-75 John Koyko DTM||2007-08 Larry Verbitsky, DTM|
|1975-76 Russ A. Holmberg DTM||2008-09 Joan McAulay, DTM*|
|1976-77 Jim Thompson ATM*||2009-10 Tim Hubick, DTM|
|1977-78 Neil Wilkinson DTM*||2010-11 Greg Gazin, DTM|
|1978-79 Al Munroe DTM*||2011-12 Chuck Leblanc, DTM*|
|1979-80 Peter Kossowan DTM**||2012-13 Don Francis, DTM / Chuck Leblanc, DTM**|
|1980-81 Irene B. Murray DTM||2013-14 Keith Lee, DTM|
|1981-82 Rick Sydor DTM*||2014-15 Doris Henn, DTM*|
|1982-83 Everett W. Ritson DTM**||2015-16 Marg Faryna, DTM|
|1983-84 W. Peter Francis DTM*||2016-17 Carolyn Kaldy, DTM|
|1984-85 Ken Tanner DTM***||2017-18 John Bauer, DTM|
|1985-86 Helgi Goodman DTM**|
|1986-87 Melodye Kunnas ATM***|