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HALLOWEEN 2017

A fun halloween-themed meeting was held at the GATM on November 1st, 2017. Our members were dressed up in great Halloween costumes and shared ghoulsidh stories and spook-tacular evaluations. What a fun night! 

Halloween 2017 Meeting

Congratulations 2017 / 2018 Club Officers Elect

to our 2017/2018 Club Officers elect:

  • President - Rose Ford
  • Vice-President Education - Fatima Hussain
  • Vice-President Membership - Lucy Martins
  • Vice-President Public Relations - Zehra Raza
  • Treasurer - Nancy Simonot
  • Sergeant At Arms - Helena Karabela
  • Secretary - Flora Sun

Congratulations Flora Sun

Congratulations FloraSun

In November 2016, Flora Sun received her Competent Communicator designation.  The Competent Communicator is the first speaking designation in the Toastmasters program and is achieved after creating, practicing and delivering 10 speeches with specific project goals.  We asked her a few questions about her experience at Glen Abbey Toastmasters.

How long have you been a Toastmaster?
I have been a Toastmaster since January, 2015.

Why did you join Toastmasters?
Originally, I wanted to improve my English listening and speaking skills. With the help of Glen Abbey's experienced club members, I improved my public speaking skills.

What have you learned from your Toastmasters journey?
I learned a lot from the Toastmasters. After every speech, I received constructive feedback from my evaluator and club members. Many experienced members took a lot of time to help me improve my tone and gestures and encouraged me to continue to practice my public speaking skills. 

What surprised you about Toastmasters?
How really encouraging the environment is. After my first speech, I was waiting for the criticizing feedback, but instead - the evaluator was really encouraging and pointed out my strong points while gently and kindly mentioning areas that could be improved. This helped me a lot to continue to practice. 

What do you like most about our club?
The really friendly encouraging environment. Many club members are not only excellent public speakers, but also the humorous performers. 

Congratulations Reema Duggal - Distinguished Toastmaster

Congratulations DTM

Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club Member Reema Duggal recently achieved a big Toastmasters milestone - her Distinguished Toastmaster designation.

What is a Distinguished Toastmaster?

The Distinguished Toastmaster is the highest award Toastmasters bestows. The DTM recognizes a high level of achievement in both the communication and leadership tracks in the Toastmasters education program. To be eligible for the award, you must have completed / earned the following (links take you to details at Toastmasters International):

Reema joined Toastmasters in 2010, and over the last 6 years completed over 75 speeches at Glen Abbey, at other clubs, and at District 86 events.  In addition she held roles as the Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club VP PR, Club President, and Area 35 Governor.  She also led the Toastmasters 86 Member Communications and Engagement Committee, and received the District 86 Legacy Award for her vision and foundational work in designing the District 86 communication strategy / channel.

Thoughts On Toastmasters

Reema says "Toastmasters is one of the best things I have ever done.  The program is exceptional and the peer2peer format creates a very supportive and positive environment for everyone to become better at public speaking and leadership. I encourage everyone to come to a meeting to see what it's all about."

Next Steps?  "I'm thinking about what I have to do to become an Accredited Speaker......... but that will take another few years.  I'm in no rush.  In the meantime, I hope to be able to mentor new club members and help the club celebrate our 25th Anniversary in 2017."

President's Message

At Glen Abbey Toastmasters, people with similar communication and leadership goals and interests come together to support, guide and encourage each other. We are a welcoming, diverse community where you can make connections with friends and mentors.

With 2017 as the 25th anniversary of our founding, the club's continued success has been the result of the contributions of talented and dedicated members and the energy and leadership of executive committee members through the years.

I'm very excited and honoured to be President for 2016/2017 year. I invite you to explore what we to offer you through our website and discover what sets us apart from other Toastmaster clubs. Want to experience one of our meetings for yourself? 

Join us at an upcoming meeting as our guest and don't hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Best Regards

WendyRintoulWendy Rintoul
President, Glen Abbey Toastmasters

Glen Abbey Toastmasters

Have questions?  please contact: 

info@glenabbeytoastmasters.org 

www.glenabbeytoastmasters.org 

Toastmasters International

www.toastmasters.org