Archive for Jul 2020

Welcome to Achieving Excellence

It’s time for a relaunch as we #StriveForProgress. I have noticed that “in times of rapid change, it is the learners who inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”  Here we are embracing the new 2020/2021 Toastmasters year. What better way to start…

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District Director – Merryl Jubber DTM

In Toastmasters, each level of Leadership is simply a reflection of the previous level, just with a bigger team. The President of the Toastmaster Club is like the conductor who ensures that the Club Exco play in harmony and achieve their objectives. Then we have the Division Directors and the Area Directors levels. The Division…

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Programme Quality Director – Njabulo Thela DTM

I am responsible for all aspects of education and training across the district. This includes supporting quality club programming efforts, promoting the Distinguished Club Program, planning and executing the District Conference. I look forward to supporting members reach their goals and get optimal value of the program. Our main focus areas will be: Pathways Support –…

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Club Growth Director – Joel Gombera

My name is Joel Gombera ACG ALB from Harare, Zimbabwe (Area Z4) and I am honoured to serve you, District 74, as your Club Growth Director. I am here to help every member, club, area and division to achieve excellence in their Toastmasters journey. To those that need to start new clubs, I am at your…

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Public Relations Manager – Maud Nale

I am responsible for increasing awareness of Toastmasters across all available channels. This also includes coordinating communication in District 74, maintaining lines of communication between the District and all its members across all nine countries in Southern Africa as well as between District 74 and the public. I am looking forward to engaging with you,…

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Administration Manager – Lazola Belle DTM

I am responsible for keeping accurate records and ensuring that the integrity and stretch of the organisation is maintained. This role is also focused on supporting the entire organisational structure on administration matters. I am looking forward to learning the skills and competencies required to administer a multinational organisation. Here are more articles on this topic: No related posts.

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Finance Manager – Jazzmin Hecht DTM

As the Finance Manager, my role is to ensure that the money the district receives from Toastmasters International is wisely spent. This includes budgeting, bookkeeping and all financial transactions. I am looking forward to learning new skills and meeting more Toastmasters from all over Southern Africa. Here are more articles on this topic: No related…

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Immediate Past District Director – Nikki Quinn DTM

The Immediate Past District Director’s role is to provide guidance and advice to District leaders and lead committees as requested by the District Director. I have agreed to take the role of District Leadership Chair for the coming year, which is what I am really looking forward to. I will continue to serve as a…

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Division A Director – Vusi Maupa

I am responsible for Division A, which covers all Toastmasters clubs in Pretoria and part of the North West province (Harties and Rustenburg Toastmasters Clubs). I am looking forward to working with the diligent team of Area Directors and Club Officers in accelerating the growth and learning of Division A members. I cannot wait to meet…

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Division D Director – Sharlene Cassel DTM

Toastmasters has improved many areas of my life and enabled me to be of greater service to people around me in my business and personal life. The thing I am most excited about is sharing the skills I have acquired with a new division and all our valued members in the division. I am a…

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Division E Director – Mimi Makupula

I am responsible for Toastmasters clubs in Port Elizabeth, East London, Queenstown in the Eastern Cape as well as Durbanville, Tyger Valley, Bellville and Winelands in the Western Cape. I look forward to sharing the well-kept secret of Toastmasters to underprivileged communities through local radio stations. Here are more articles on this topic: No related…

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Division H Director – Elaine O’Gorman DTM

I am responsible for Toastmasters in Woodmead, Bryanston, Morningside, Fourways and Dainfern. I am excited to start the year knowing that I can and will make a difference. I know that I have an excellent team supporting all the members in our Division. We all share the same vision for our Division and are committed…

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Division I Director – Gavin Chisholm

Division I stretches from Alberton in the south of Johannesburg, across the East Rand, all the way through Mpumalanga, down to eSwatini and ending in Maputo. Our motto is “It is the heart that holds us together”, and our vision is, “Together, we can” Here are more articles on this topic: No related posts.

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Division L Director – Lucinda Harman DTM

I am responsible for Polokwane, Sandton and Rosebank. My biggest wish is to see my Area Directors, clubs and members achieve their goals and attain excellence in their own lives and for this Division to inspire others by leading the way through leadership, accomplished speakers and effective mentorship.  This Division has the hunger, true courage…

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Division M Director – Patience Chisanga

                                                                                                          I am serving Toastmasters in Zambia and Malawi. I look forward to achieving excellence, stability and growth for Toastmasters in Zambia and Malawi through collaborations. Here are more articles on this topic: No related posts.

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Division O Director – Thato Raphael

                                                                                                          Division O consists of all clubs in both Botswana and Namibia plus one club in South Africa which is the Mahikeng Toastmasters. As the incoming Division O Director, I am looking forward to collaborations and building new relationships with members from all three countries. I believe that as pioneers our major role is to…

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Division P Director – Joanne Schmitt DTM

I am serving Toastmasters in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Umhlanga, Ballito and all the way to Richards Bay. What I’m most looking forward to, this coming year, is serving with a vibrant team of Area Directors and an amazing team of experienced coordinators. I believe that we have a synergy in our vision to grow unity, harmony…

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Division S Director – Sandile Selaule

  I am looking forward to a great year ahead where I will be working with all the Area Directors in supporting our clubs in Division S to achieve success and significance. There is a good balance of experienced clubs and newly chartered clubs which allows the experienced clubs to offer support to the newly…

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Division Y Director – James Chiumia

  I am serving Toastmasters in Centurion, Midrand and Waterfall and I am looking forward to supporting the Division through Area Directors and Coordinators to achieve success in the following:   a)   member retention  during the challenging times of the covid-19 pandemic b) clubs and members achieving excellence and meeting their DCP goals c) building…

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Division Z Director – Trynos Dongo

Division Z Toastmasters in (Zimbabwe) with areas Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4 & Z5 is my area of influence.  In my term of office as Division Director I look forward to serving and learning about leadership. I look forward to learning how to lead a team, set and achieve goals. I am also excited about planning,…

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