Archive for Nov 2020

District Director’s Note

Adopt a Club Initiative There are around 40 clubs in our District that are not at charter strength, however, they do not qualify for an official Club Coach. To fill this gap we have come up with this initiative. We have sent emails and called out on Social Media to the following groups of people:-…

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Note from the Editor

We all go through life pursuing success. We set goals and work towards them. When we achieve them, we say we are successful. Those around us call us successful. Quite often, the world ‘measures’ our success using material indicators. Does she own a home? Tick.  Does she own a car? Tick. Does she own a…

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District 74 Annual Toastmasters Conference

6 – 9 May 2021 will mark our annual Toastmaster’s conference. This an opportunity for us to meet and interact with other amazing members of District 74. Take advantage of this opportunity. Stay tuned in to get more information on how you can secure your seat for the conference. Come celebrate who WE ARE from…

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Stepping up to leadership

Aletta Rochat, DTM International Director Past District Director On the surface, serving as a leader might not seem attractive. Let’s face it you’re already busy. The thought of taking on more responsibility, (a.k.a.more stress), for no pay might not appear to be a wise choice. Sure you might get to be the custodian of a…

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Mentorship without borders

Why Mentors Should Invest In Their Own Leadership Skills First “Put your own mask on first before assisting others”. An important safety message on flights. Toastmasters has helped me understand that I am others. That investing in my own leadership and development journey greatly enhances my impact in the everyday world. So, in my drive…

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New Member Moment – Maria Amor de la Cruz Yonzon

I am Maria from Maputo Toastmasters Club and I joined Toastmasters to improve my public speaking and communication skills. For some time now, I’ve felt a bit nervous to talk in public because I would be worried about making mistakes or forgetting what to say. I feel Toastmasters will help me communicate better.  Here are…

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New Member Moment – S’bo Vilakazi

I am S’bo Vilakazi from Kloof Toastmasters Business Club in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The skills and knowledge I’ve gained at Toastmasters have been of great help in my personal and professional development.  Most significant for me has been the way the Toastmasters process instills diligence and a desire for excellence.  I’ve also benefited from the support,…

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Mentor/Mentee – Nirasha Sampson

I am Nirasha Sampson from Umgeni Water Pietermaritzburg, in South Africa. Since 2016, I have had the opportunity to be mentored by the District’s finest leaders who include Division P Director Joanne Schmitt, the Area P2 Director Evelyn Alessandri, and two coaches Harry Thompson and Nicki Varty. What makes my journey easier is that my…

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Emissary of the Month

OCTOBER 2020   Total Number of Emissaries 52 Emissary Hospitality Award Golden Gavel Advanced Emissary of the Month Tsholofelo Mohale Club with the most Emissaries WBS Top 5 Emissary Submissions   Tsholofelo Mohale   Basudha Modak   Herman Kalula   Busisiwe Nteyi   Eriva Nanyonjo   The 2020/2021 objective is to encourage members to visit…

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Social Event – Kloof Business Club celebrates 5th anniversary

Kloof Toastmasters Business Club celebrated its 5th birthday on 6 November 2020. In 2015 it was launched in a record breaking time of 20 days. The launch team was led by Margy Sneeden, supported by Paul Jensen, Harry Thompson, Alison Lilly, Bruce Page, Viv Boddy and Joanne Schmitt. The club is 30 members strong and growing.…

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Social Event – Celebrating Distinguished Toastmasters at Golden Gavel Advanced Toastmasters Club

One of our meetings before Covid-19 On Monday, 19 October 2020, 31 years after its charter, Golden Gavel Advanced Toastmasters recognised and celebrated Distinguished Toastmasters and invited DTMs from around the country, including long-standing members in District 74 such as Tom Horne (1974), Ian Bratt (1981), Tim Knights (1984), Glenis Whitehead (1990), our current District…

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TLI November 15th-November 30th Calendar

DATE TIME TITLE CONTACT DETAILS Mon, 16 18:00-20:00 Mentoring without Borders andretsuro@gmail.com Thur, 19 18:00-19:30 Division Y PR Masterclass anke.stow@gmail.com Sat, 21 18:00-20:00 Judging Workshop anke.stow@gmail.com Tue, 24 19:00-20:00 Area Success Masterclass tli@toastmasters74.org Sat, 28 14:00-15:00 Speaker To Trainer Workshop – Become a TLI Accredited Trainer swakoptm@gmail.com Sun, 29 19:00-20:00 Applying Toastmasters Skills in the…

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District Director’s Note

Happiness is receiving a gift on an ordinary day!! I woke up on Friday, the 23rd of October to an email from the International President, Richard Peck DTM, informing me that, as a member who has paid their October renewals I was entitled to a FREE path of my choosing. I was ecstatic! I have…

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Note from the Editor

Toastmasters International reached an important milestone on the 22nd of October 2020 as we celebrated its 96th anniversary. What made the occasion more memorable for all members is that every paid up member got a free path of choice from the 11 Pathways options. As people, it is common for some to celebrate the birthdays…

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District 74 Open House Monthly Event

Great news for potential members…… I am pleased to announce the launch of District Open House Monthly Event! No doubt the current renewal period has been one of the most challenging in our history, predominantly due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic. In our quest to help clubs rebuild their membership, we will be…

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New Member Moment – Denice Stainbank

My name is Denice Stainbank from Crest Connect Club in Hillcrest, Durban, South Africa and I have been really enjoying my Toastmasters’ journey since joining in February/March this year. I have really grown in my public speaking and have been able to co-host a retreat, transformation dialogues with an audience of intellects all over South…

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New Member Moment – Vimbayi Mahiya

They say, “Perception is like painting a scenery but it’s not the scenery itself.” True to this statement, I imagined that Toastmasters was just but about a public speaking organisation that presented platforms for members to perfect their speaking skills. However, since joining L’amour Toastmasters Club in Harare, Zimbabwe there has been much enlightenment about the…

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