Archive for Jan 2021

District Director’s Note

Why do some clubs thrive, and others only survive? Over the last six months I have had the privilege of talking to Leaders, Club Officers and Members around our District. During these conversations I have listened and heard all kinds of stories, many of success and some of challenges. I realized that these stories of…

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Note from the Editor

It has been a challenging start to the year for many of us, as we returned from the holidays and went straight into lockdown and overfull schedules. As I talk with friends and colleagues about plans, the word “hectic” keeps coming up, and I think we should find that a little worrisome. A hectic fever…

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In Loving Memory of Joy Stander

Here are more articles on this topic: Note from the Editor Social Event – Gaborone Breakfast Club hosts Personal Branding series Social Event – UCT Toastmasters gets positive in trying times New Member Moment – Joshua Hyams Lekgotla La District 74 Spreading the gospel of the best kept secret with Division Z Director, Trynos Dongo

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Time to calibrate with COTii Event

I had the privilege of working as a quality controller for a leading multinational beverages company. Part of my duties included using a scale to weigh chemicals which we used for the quality checking processes. Without fail, every single Monday I would check the reading on the scale against specific weights that we kept in…

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Lekgotla La District 74

Dumelang District 74 Stay tuned as we will be sharing more details about the conference during the various Club Officer Training Sessions.  Remember we are a team of resilient individuals who strive for progress and keep moving towards the Hall of Fame. Looking forward to hosting you at the Lekgotla La District 74 from the 6th…

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Are you setting the goal of being a Distinguished Toastmaster?

If you wish to join the 240 progressive members in Southern Africa Toastmasters who have achieved this award, please DO NOT FORGET you do need to complete a few other requirements, in addition to the two completed Paths.  You can view those requirements here.If you have not  “Served a complete one-year term as a “District Officer”,…

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New Member Moment – Joshua Hyams

Josh (23) on the left, brother Leo (20) and their father Ron (21+) on the right After joining The Breakfast Club Toastmasters in October 2020, Joshua Hyams was not afraid to jump in at the deep end, and, two weeks later, he delivered his Ice Breaker and won the best speaker award! The Breakfast Club…

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A toast on your January Club Anniversary

Congratulations to the above clubs for celebrating this special milestone in their journey towards developing proficient public speakers and leaders. Here are more articles on this topic: Note from the Editor Social Event – Gaborone Breakfast Club hosts Personal Branding series Social Event – UCT Toastmasters gets positive in trying times New Member Moment –…

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A toast on your January Club Anniversary

Congratulations to the above clubs for celebrating this special milestone in their journey towards developing proficient public speakers and leaders. Here are more articles on this topic: Note from the Editor Social Event – Gaborone Breakfast Club hosts Personal Branding series Social Event – UCT Toastmasters gets positive in trying times New Member Moment –…

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Social Event – Westlake and Ernest & Young Toastmasters collaborate

Recently at Westlake Toastmasters in Cape Town, we had an exciting collaboration with EY Toastmasters Club who had one of their members prepare for a 20 minute Level 5 project from her Pathway. It was full-on hands-on deck, from our VPPR assisting with the publicity of the event which turned out to be our highest…

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Social Event – UCT Toastmasters gets positive in trying times

For UCT Toastmasters, a university-based club, 2020 has yielded much (surprising) positivity. Going virtual allowed us to “travel” visa-free to Toastmasters clubs all over the world, and make new friends in distant places. It also made it easier than ever to attend meetings, which for students meant avoiding the race from lectures to meetings, or…

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Social Event – Gaborone Breakfast Club hosts Personal Branding series

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Gaborone Breakfast Club only recently began hosting face to face Masterclass series on Personal Branding where we get to have special guest speakers who have made a career from their personal brands. Currently the Master classes are hosted at Culture Art Café in Molapo Crossing mall. The latest one…

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TLI Calendar- January-February 2021

DATE TIME TITLE CONTACT DETAILS Sat, Jan 16 18:00-20:00 PR for Success Masterclass 6 pr@toastmasters74.org Sat,16 09:00-11:00 VPM Skills – Masterclass anke.stow@gmail.com Mon,18 18:00-20:00 Mentoring without Borders andrewtsuro@gmail.com Tue,19 17:30-18:30 Speech writing – The Magic Formula anke.stow@gmail.com Thu,21 18:00-19:00 Open House Masterclass mdumth@gmail.com Sat,23 TBA Going Beyond our Club lynnette.vermaak24@gmail.com Mon, 25 18:00-19:00 TLI Training…

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District Director’s Note

The year 2020 is now a year of the past and we can all look forward to 2021 and all it may bring. My hope for each member of District 74 is that 2021 has many special gifts in store for you. Continue investing time and energy in your self-development and reap the benefits that…

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Note from the Editor

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” -Bill Vaughan The New Year is a time for looking back and looking forward. 2021 is upon us, which means new beginnings for some and the utmost attempts for self-betterment. The end…

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2020-21 Open House Events

The membership drive is truly under way…… The inaugural District Open House meeting took place on the 21st of November 2020. Over 50 potential members logged into the virtual meeting. There was a lot of positive vibes and energy from all the role players which captivated the potential guests. The second meeting took place on…

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Secrets of Quality Clubs

An upcoming event on the Secrets of Quality Clubs will be happening on the 25th of January, 2021 at 19h30. Would you like to learn from a group of experts on how to build top quality Toastmasters Clubs? Would you like to understand your club’s vital signs and moments of truth? Are you striving for progress?  If…

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In Loving Memory of Melissa Mazibu

Here are more articles on this topic: District Director’s Note Note from the Editor Walking in the Footsteps of Giants – Leadership Nominations for 2020-21 Secrets of Quality Clubs 2020-21 Open House Events Administration Manager – Lazola Belle DTM

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