Hello District 21 Toastmasters. These are exciting times! First, I would like to congratulate all of the members who competed in our Club, Area & Division Contests and thanks to the amazing leaders who did such a great job showcasing our contests. I hope you can make it on-line for our District 21 International Speech Contest April 25th. We have our Annual Business Meeting from 1-3 pm April 21st. Even if you don’t hold a club or District leadership position, feel free to sign up for the AGM.

What I am most stoked about is our in-person District Conference April 27th at the Christian Life Assembly, 21277 56 Avenue, Langley. Aside from meeting so many special friends from around the District we will witness fantastic speakers… with our morning keynote – Alan Warburton, Afternoon keynote – Region 1 Toastmaster International Director – Sondra Nunez and be entertained and learn from two incredible story tellers – Stefano Cossalter & Noel Bentley. Yes, tickets are still available; treat yourself to something special!

If you haven’t already, don’t forget your club officer elections. Start this upcoming year fully charged making your club the best it has ever been. So many opportunities to embrace our Centennial Year with fun, entertainment and inspiration. I look forward to seeing my many friends and meeting new ones. See you soon!

Gene Vickers
District Director 2023-2024
District 21
Email: dd@d21tm.org

Hello D21 Toastmasters, from the shores of Vancouver Island to the Kootenay mountains…and far beyond:

Counting down to our “Celebrating 100” Conference: April 27 in Langley BC

Hope you’ve registered for this ONE dynamic day with exceptional keynotes; a special visit from International Director Sondra Nunez; Ed sessions on relevant topics; reflections on our history (Did you know our District was once #1 in the world?) and looking to our future. Ok-ok-ok…and a lunch buffet, coffee breaks, cake & ice cream, greeting old friends, meeting new ones…Don’t delay! Register right here.

PS TMTDW: We still need your help for final prep and day-of-support: morning registration desk, silent auction support, and helping Education speakers set-up. Our Volunteer Team Lead would love to hear from you! Please connect with our Conference Chair or pqd@d21tm.org

PPS Our Silent Auction is a major conference fundraiser and so much fun to bid on! Could you or your club donate a basket, box, bucket, homemade craft or service? Here’s how.

2024 Contest Season – only 2 more to go!

D21 members have planned, staged and practised for dozens of contests since January. Each contest takes at least 12 officials and tech support to support the courageous contestants who step up to enter the contest arena. Kudos to you all for upholding the long-standing Toastmasters contest tradition. Everyone, please come out to support our last 2 contests:

  • Saturday, April 7 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT ~ Division J HYBRID Contests
  • Thursday, April 25 – 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm PDT – District 21 ONLINE Table Topic & International Speech Contests

Are you curious about our future?

Check out the International Board Briefing recorded for our world membership on March 28. Learn about important updates to share with your clubs re: Contests, Pathways, and key International Committee work. Well worth watching. (Length 36:32)  .

Don’t guess what’s on your Toastmasters horizon:

Check out “What’s up in April at D21” for info and links on:

  • April 21 – Annual Business Meeting & Elections
  • April 25 – District Contests (TT & Int’l) – ONLINE for the last time
  • April 27 – Annual Conference in Langley BC
  • May 1 – Club Officer Elections
  • May 13 to 16 – A week of Pathways Bedtime Stories
  • May 25 – Train the Trainer Workshop with Shawn Gold DTM.
  • June 1 – Summer Club Officer Training begins (again!)

Have a wonderful month, Toastmasters!

Regardless of our club size, WE ALL DESERVE TO BE DISTINGUISHED.

Virginia Keast, DTM
Program Quality Director 2023-2024
District 21
Email: pqd@d21tm.org

Hello District 21 members,

We are coming to the end of the year in Toastmasters. There is still time to share leads that you may have for NEW CLUBS. We are currently working on starting a New CLub with Charnel Izak and another with Bruce Yu , our Division Director in Victoria.

A reminder that this is the time to ensure that your CLub Visits take place within the deadline.

Thank you for your support!

Shakeel Gaya
Club Growth Director 2023-2024
District 21
Email:  cgd@d21tm.org