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Women in Leadership

More and more women join the ever growing Toastmasters in South Africa and take on leadership roles.

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As we celebrate women' month in South Africa we focus on the women in leadership positions of
Toastmasters in Southern Africa.

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Frances Fraser, Aletta Rochat, Jacqueline Groenewald and Sandra Cooper are currently fulfilling four of the
top leadership positions.

All four of them agree that since they joined Toastmasters their confidence have improved and they are
more willing to take on tasks they would have said no to before.

D74 Ladies

South African women are strong, competent and able to juggle work, home, husband and kids and still find
time to improve their communication and leadership skills.

Since joining Toastmasters Aletta has started her own company. She says that her success as a facilitator
and trainer is based on the confidence she has gained through her experience as a Toastmaster.

Jacqueline is a Acorn Kids distributor and says her sales has more than doubled since joining Toastmasters
because of the confidence she has gained as a speaker.

Toastmasters has helped me to gain the confidence I need to be a leader in different facets of my life
including my family. With friends, at work an in society as a whole, says Frances Fraser, Lieutenant
Governor Education and Training.

Sandra Cooper's words of wisdom are: "No matter how scared you are, if you just have the courage to try
you will be amazed at the results."

Toastmasters teaches practical skills that make you an effective leader and communicator, building teams,
running effective meetings, providing feedback and facilitating dynamic group discussions.

Toastmasters is "Where leaders are made".

To find a club near you, visit www.toastmasters.org or contact Toastmasters Southern Africa (District 74)
Public Relations Officer, Jacqueline Groenewald on 082 492 1411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

District 74 recognised by top leaders

District 74 was recognised for achieving the #8 in the world position at the recent annual convention in Orlando by the top leaders of Toastmasters International.

World Champs Excerpts

See excerpts of the World Champs of Public Speaking. Our very own Kay Lindsay came second in the semi-finals, and was beaten by Ryan Avery, who later won the finals. So Kay was knocked out by the best in the world, well done to her!

Here's a quick preview of the finals from Toastmasters International.

From Leader to Speaker to Professional

One of the greatest motivators is to share in the success of a fellow Toastmaster.

Adolph P Kaestner, AC g, CL, DTM and PDG epitomises what can be achieved if you put your mind to
learning and putting into practice what you learn.

Adolph (Dolf) Joined Toastmasters in 1983 (The Nib Club ) and within 18 moinths he had achieved his first

CC (Since done 12 more) and in 2 years his AC. Dolf Became embroiled in the administration of the club ,
then Area and was Are Governor of the year in 1986. In the same year he became D74 Lt Gov. Marketing
and then went on to become the District Governor in 1988/89. Under Dolf’s “maverick” and “young turk”
Leadership District 74 achieved Distinguished, in fact Select Distinguished Status # 7 worldwide for the first
time since we became a district 10 years earlier. Dolf has completed every manual and workshop available
in the TM catalogue and is currently still the most decorated Toastmaster in D74’s history.

After giving over 13 years to the Movement as an administrator, trainer and leader Dolf decided it was
time to get into the Speaking side of Toasties and in 1996 he won the International Prepared contest and
Represented D74 at the World Champs in the USA. He also holds the D74 Evaluation Title and 3 rd polace
in the D74 Impromptu.

The next challenge was to enter the Professional Speaking Circuit. Adolph did this in 1992 on a part time
basis and then in 2003 he gave up a very successful career of 30 years in the Bank to follow his dream of
becoming a Professional Speaker, Trainer and Mentor. He is presently following this career and has just
been elected President of the PSASA (Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa) for 2012/13.

For those of you thinking you want to follow the same route why not give Adolph a call and meet with him
to see how and what it takes to do this.

His contact details are:
Tel 011-5679-3145, Cell: 082-493-9093, e-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.adolph.co.za

Adrian Spruyt

27 December 1931 – 31 October 2011
In memoriam
Adrian Spruyt
A Memorial Service will take place DV at
14:00 on Wednesday 9 November 2011 at
Rosendal Retirement Centre
585 Pretorius Street, Arcadia
Pretoria
Past District Governors Ian Flint, Adolph Kaestner and Mike Levinrad pay tribute to this giant of Toastmasters in Southern Africa.
THE GIVER GIVES HIS LAST LESSON
Adrian Spruyt DTM joined Toastmasters in 1969 when there were but a few clubs in Southern Africa.
As a man with strong views and opinions he soon made his mark in the movement and after serving in his club and the then Council of Southern Africa he was elected as Chairman in 1976. This was just 2 years before we became a fully fledged District in 1978.
After serving on the Council Adrian immersed himself in the furthering of his own craft as a speaker and as an elder statesman to whom many Toastmasters (especially the ones in the Pretoria area (Division A)) turned for advice and guidance on all aspects of Toastmastering and the craft of speaking.
His true genius was however realised when he started getting involved in a multitude of Speechcraft and Youth Leadership courses run in and around Pretoria for the past 30 years. The number of students and aspiring business speakers with whom he shared his wisdom and tips are too many to count but we know that they will all be saying “Thanks and without you we would not be who we are today”.
As a member of the Past District Governors Advisory Council it was always Adrian that would calm things down when the hot heads and young turks got too excited and his calm and wise words were certainly treasured by all of us who served with him.
With Adrian’s passing we say goodbye to the last of the active past Council Chairman of Southern African Toastmasters and with the extinguishing of that light we rejoice in the work that Adrian did for the movement, his friends and colleagues and for the many people he touched in his journey to the PDG Meeting in the sky. Go well great and honoured Toastmaster – we thank and solute you and are better for having known you.
Adolph P. Kaestner
DEDICATED TO THE TOASTMASTERS ORGANISATION
Adrian was the driving disciplinarian behind the success of the Forum Toastmasters Club over the years. As a founder member, he was strict in his evaluations of both speaker and meeting agenda items and particularly critical of club executive members who failed in their responsibilities. As an example to his fellow club members he always had a solution or offered advice on how to improve the situation. Through his dedication and the wish that all would benefit and succeed in their Toastmaster ideals, he stood by his word and always offered his assistance in solving the problem.
A joke or humorous anecdote would always form part of his speaking assignments, usually to compliment the message or simply as an appropriate opening.
Forum Club was one of the most successful clubs in District 74 in the eighties and nineties, both in speaking and leadership achievements. This undoubtedly, due to the influence initiated by one Adrian Spruyt.
He will be sorely missed by his ex fellow club members at Forum and all in Division A, but more importantly remembered for his total dedication to the organisation, command of the English language and love for the spoken word.
Ian Flint
TOASTMASTERS WILL MISS ADRIAN SPRUYT
It is with great sadness that I just learned about the passing away of Adrian Spruyt whom I have known since pre-District 74 days.
It was at the convention of the South African Toastmasters Council which (I think) was in 1975 that Adrian was elected the National Chairman and he appointed me as the National Treasurer.
We have been great friends ever since. It is now 26 years since I moved from District 74 to District One and Adrian and I have been in contact with each other all this time until a year or two ago when ill health caught up with him.
Toastmasters will certainly miss Adrian Spruyt - I most definitely will.
Mike Levinrad

adrian27 December 1931 – 31 October 2011

 

 

A Memorial Service will take place at

14:00 on Tuesday 15 November 2011

at Rosendal Retirement Centre

585 Pretorius Street, Arcadia

Pretoria

Telephone: 012 341 7600

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Past District Governors Ian Flint, Adolph Kaestner and Mike Levinrad pay tribute to this giant of Toastmasters in Southern Africa.

 

THE GIVER GIVES HIS LAST LESSON
Adrian Spruyt DTM joined Toastmasters in 1969 when there were but a few clubs in Southern Africa.
As a man with strong views and opinions he soon made his mark in the movement and after serving in his club and the then Council of Southern Africa he was elected as Chairman in 1976. This was just 2 years before we became a fully fledged District in 1978.

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