Archive for Aug 2020

District Director’s Note

Is your self development a priority in your life? Now, more than ever, it is important to continue your own self development and thereby separating yourself from the crowd. Upskilling and developing yourself continually is the one way you can ensure that you remain in your job or continue to expand your business. As Toastmasters…

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Note from the Editor

Exuberantly and with resilience, District 74 rose to the challenge to showcase the first ever online Hall of Fame Awards last weekend on Saturday 8 August 2020, sharing the excitement and experience of the live event without breaking any social distancing rules. Congratulations to all the winners!  Sharlene Cassel, the Division D Director is this edition’s…

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Developing Dynamic Leaders with Sharlene Cassel, Division D Director

“One of my leadership lessons has not been in the doing, but in knowing that you have done and can do it because you have learnt the skill and then teach somebody else to do it, letting them learn from their mistakes.” Sharlene Cassel-Division D Director Developing dynamic leaders is synonymous with Sharlene Cassel, the…

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Kay Terera, the Best of the Best

On 9 May 2020, Kay Terera from Engineers Toastmasters Club in Harare, beat nine other orators from Southern Africa to take up the top spot at the annual District Public Speaking Championships. I spoke to her recently, a few weeks after the trophy landed in Zimbabwe from South Africa. What made you compete for the…

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New Member Moment – Madeira Sungeni

Speaking in public has always been my fear, yet my professional career as a Marketer demands my space in public address. Nothing crushes fear more than confronting it head-on hence my quest to join the Eloquent Toastmasters Club in Blantyre, Malawi, where I am learning and practicing skills that will enhance my public speaking eloquence.…

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New Member Moment – Nicole Anderton

On the 1st of August, 2020 I delivered my Icebreaker speech to the Modderfontein Breakfast Club in Edenvale, South Africa. I spoke about how I was involved in a terrible car accident, after which I had to endure years of speech therapy in order to learn how to speak again. I hope Toastmasters will help…

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Mentor/Mentee – Edmore Gamundani and PDD Frank Tsuro

In 2005 I was introduced to Toastmasters by my first mentor, Professor Mufunani Khosa. The last day that I was a member of Toastmasters was when I attained my first DTM in 2013. Beyond that time Toastmasters has become a way of life. I have had so many mentors since then, so I had to…

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Emissary – Dr Talent Muzambi, Area A1 Director

Harties Toastmasters club is the new kid on our block, having chartered in June 2020. As Area A1 Director I had the honour to install their new executive committee in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. Since then, I have had the pleasure of attending Harties’ online meetings. When I visited Harties, I fulfilled several roles including Evaluator,…

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Social Events – CFR League

CFR is a District 74 initiative encouraging and acknowledging consistent progress and giving rewards for doing so! Winners receive vouchers for conferences, paths, or stock – a windfall to boost progress…  Will it be you next month? Members, run your learning path, expand horizons and visit clubs to be The Partner. Clubs, keep members engaged,…

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Social Events – Zivai Matondo, The Most Valuable Partner

I have been a member of Toastmasters for six years now and having served as the Club Fitness Rewards Coordinator in 2017/18, I can safely say that I never thought I would be the first ever District 74 Most Valuable Partner to receive this award. I wrongly assumed I would be celebrating someone else. In…

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Social Events – Division O COT

On the 8th of August history was made when the newly formed Division O launched their first ever club officer training. District Director Merryl Jubber ‘broke the ice’ as the first speaker, with warmth and inspiration. Dynamic day chair, Wame, energetically and professionally kept the event flowing. From the Division Director’s passionate story till the…

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District Director’s Note

Most of you are familiar with the concept in this video. In our organisation, more than most organisations, every member truly matters and can make a difference to the success of their Club, their Area, their Division and our District! Why do I say this? The District Mission is “To build new clubs and support…

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2020 Communication & Leadership Achievement Award Recipient

University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, has been honoured as the 2020 Communication & Leadership Award recipient for her achievement in the field of communication and leadership. “I am especially proud to receive this award because it connects excellence in leadership with excellence in communication. These are important skills, especially in this…

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“Head-Hunters” Trophy

HEAD HUNTERS TROPHY NOMINEES Alberto Napula Ian Tjasink Njabulo Thela Andrew Tsuro   Josephine Sena Patience Chisanga Benjamin Mosiwa Leigh Lewis Puneet Dhamija Billy Mwape Lindsay Melhuizen Riette Heckroodt Cristo Ruthazihana Lynne Gevers Vanessa van Aardt Dorothy Chanakira Malcom Gardiner Virginia Hlatshwayo Erica Mulondo Mike Crooke Wence Kutekwatekwa Glenis Whitehead Mongikazi Daka Zivai Matondo Harriet Mhondiwa…

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Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award

DISTINGUISHED TOASTMASTER AWARD  Afsana Khan  Marc-Olivier Mutwale  Alfred Deredzi  Mark D. Bind  Amera Lulat Michelle Williams  Andreé Venter Michelle Yenson  Barbara Bruhwiler Mutali Nemadzivhanani  Brandt Van Der Westhuizen   Nene Bathily Niane  Carmina Dos Santos  Nigel Petersen  Charmaine Sparrow Nikki Quinn  Cornel Van Onselen Omega Mwanza  Eamonn Ryan Oreratile Senokoane  Elizabeth Pereira   Priscah Akinyi Oketch  Elrie…

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Toastmaster of the Year

TOASTMASTER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES Andani Mashikwa Karen Armour Andreé Venter Kobie Lottering Andrew Tsuro Lebogang Sebogodi Angie Kivido Lina Mthetwa Anke Stow Martin Fauré Be Botha Michelle Yenson Benjamin Mosiwa Muano Ligege Bonny Matlala Nick French Cuthbert Ngwira Nontokozo Sabela Dan Mukendi Ronnie Mugisha Deidre Pluke Taffy Chifamuna Domingos Novela Tebogo Majokana Elaine O’Gorman…

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Bright Spark Award

BRIGHT SPARK AWARD NOMINEES Andre Brown Michelle Yenson Chantelle Ashley Reabetswe Moabi Gorata Hlope Tshidiso Moleke Lucinda Harman Yandisa Nondonga THE WINNER IS:GORATA HLOPE Here are more articles on this topic: No related posts.

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Triple Crown Award

Triple Crown Achievers Afsana Khan Gadifele Moeng Margy Sneeden Ricky Engelbrecht Aisha Sururu Gaoretelelwe Molebalwa Maria Jose Robert Salijeni Albertus Meyer Garth Thomson Mark Beverley Robin Lunt Alet Steenkamp Gary Tintinger Mark Bind Rudo Masango Aletta Rochat Gavin Chisholm Mark Ageson Rudo Motsi Alex Swanepoel Glennita Ford Marlene Marsden Rumbidzai Mhunduru Alfred Deredzi Gorata Hlope…

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Club Coaches

CLUB COACHES Alfred Deredzi, DTM (Capital)   Mimi Makupula, DTM (ABSA Jabbers)   Andreé Venter, DTM (Woodmead North)   Neil van Dyk, DTM (Centurion Eagles) Andrew Tsuro, DTM (MBSA)   Rick Raubenheimer, DTM (Woodlands Office Park)   Enkromelle Andrew, DTM (CIS)   Rowan van Dyk, DTM (ABC) Eric Kaila, DTM (Woodlands Office Park)   Tafara…

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Club Emissaries

CLUB EMISSARIES Agang Timuno Gaoretelelwe Molebalwa Lukhona  Lubisi   Nwabisa Maseti Andreé Venter Gavin Chisholm Luyanda Dlamini Ofentse Modisakeng Andrew Tsuro George Karowangoma Lynda Eatwell Omaatla Leepo Ange Kodasso Geraldine Mamburu Lynne Gevers Omega Mwanza Angeline Kivido Girlie Tobedza Makgahlela Talane Omphile Morake Angella Masikini Goakofile Barongwang Malebogo Makhale Onthatile Mataboge Annemarie Roodbol Gomolemo Gomolemo…

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