Archive for February 2021

Note from the Editor

Love is in the air. February brings with it an air of romance, roses, chocolates and all things cupid, but as the countdown to Valentine’s Day begins you may want to consider getting yourself or your loved one a gift with a deeper meaning, a gift that will last a lifetime, the gift of knowledge.…

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Spread the word – Grow your club

I am writing a book. What has this to do with Toastmasters you ask? Everything! Think back to your first Ice Breaker speech – there may have been many Ice Breakers for some of you. What was the first thing you did when formulating your maiden speech? Put your thoughts down on paper of course.…

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Mauritius joins District 74

From 1 July 2021, Mauritius will be part of the District 74 family. A few years ago, the District 74 Council voted on including Mauritius into our District. The proposal was sent to Toastmasters International and they gave Mauritius a target number of clubs that they needed to have before this could happen. That time…

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Become a SuperHero

I am Thabo Leshoeli, DTM. A few years ago, Toastmasters was a distant random name I had seen in one or two local newspaper articles. Young, driven, taking big risks and eager to make moves in my entrepreneurial career, spending money on anything that was not raw materials for my business, (and occasionally bread), was…

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Second round of Leadership Training underway in District 74

Enhance your club membership experience and grow as a leader by attending one of these professional leadership training sessions To reserve your virtual seat for any of the training sessions, please click on the corresponding registration link: Division A, D, Z (6 Feb):https://zoom.us/…/tJUtc-2uqz8sGNHhhuY11MtX81tfpEXz_a21 Division I (6 Feb): https://bit.ly/2No7oaXDivision M (6 Feb): https://zoom.us/…/tJMqdu6gqjkrHdI1EUneExzfez83T_aucs20Division H, P, Y, S…

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New Club – ProRelations Toastmasters Club is born

Soon after Lerato Nonyane was appointed as Area A2 director, I called her, and said, “Let’s start a club”. She excitedly took on the challenge, and we started working. After brainstorming, we decided to start this club either in Equestria or Silverton in Pretoria, South Africa, with a focus on young professionals wishing to grow…

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New Club – KWASAA is taking up space

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 saw the birth of KWASAA Toastmasters Club with Lennox Ndiviwe Mlambisa as President.  The online club, which is an incubator for clubs in smaller towns, was initially conceived in 2018 but officially registered with Toastmasters International on 13 January 2021 and has a whooping membership of 25, five of them dual…

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A Toast on your February Club Anniversary

Congratulations to the listed clubs who are celebrating a special milestone in their journey towards developing proficient public speakers and leaders.  Here are more articles on this topic: Mentor/Mentee – Edmore Gamundani and Tsepang Makurane Social Event – Networking and reflections for Zambian clubs TLI Calendar- 1 – 15 February A Toast on your February…

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A Toast on your February Club Anniversary

Congratulations to the listed clubs who are celebrating a special milestone in their journey towards developing proficient public speakers and leaders.  Here are more articles on this topic: Emissary – Naciida Benetria Milambo Mentor/Mentee – Edmore Gamundani and Tsepang Makurane Lekgotla La District 74 latest TLI Calendar- 1 – 15 February Become a SuperHero Mauritius…

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Lekgotla La District 74 latest

Fellow District 74 Toastmasters, please stay tuned to hear more from the Conference Team at your nearest Club Officer Training. Looking forward to hosting you at the Lekgotla La District 74 from the 6th to the 9th of May 2021.  I am, You Are, We Are Lekgotla La District 74 Team Our contact details; maycon@toastmasters74.org Here…

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Celebrating the life of Frances Boshoff, DTM

Here are more articles on this topic: Emissary – Naciida Benetria Milambo Emissary – Sangita Bhattacharya Emissary – Edith Nkosi In loving memory of Joy Goodbrand Become a SuperHero Emissary – Tebogo Majokana

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In loving memory of Joy Goodbrand

Here are more articles on this topic: Emissary – Naciida Benetria Milambo Emissary – Sangita Bhattacharya Emissary – Edith Nkosi Celebrating the life of Frances Boshoff, DTM Become a SuperHero New Club – ProRelations Toastmasters Club is born

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New Member Moment – Esther Kanduza

For some time I had been hearing about “Toastmasters” and I surmised that it was all about giving great toasts. It wasn’t until I heard a radio interview with the former President of Madison Toastmasters in Lusaka, Zambia, that I grew more interested and joined that particular club in October 2020. This came at a…

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New Member Moment – Ngambo Chaziya

My first physical meeting with Madison Toastmasters Club in Lusaka, Zambia was in December 2020, three months after I joined the club, virtually. The invitation said it would be informal so I walked in expecting not to speak. Well, I did and felt completely at home in spite of the wobbly knees. In pursuit of…

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Emissary – Edith Nkosi

My name is Edith Nkosi, a proud member of Gold Reef Toastmasters Club in Johannesburg, South Africa. It took me some time to embrace the online era but since stepping out of my comfort zone in August 2020 I have visited clubs around the corner and around the world.  Mariswe Toastmasters club was the first…

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Emissary – Naciida Benetria Milambo

“Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced,”  – this has been my mantra in my career & personal growth journey.  It’s about being vulnerable to new situations and allowing mistakes to teach me along the way.  I joined Lusaka Executive Toastmasters in Zambia at the end of February 2020 and when Coronavirus hit the…

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Emissary – Sangita Bhattacharya

My name is Sangita Bhattacharya. My home club is Mahendra Toastmasters in Mumbai, India. It is said that energy flows where your thoughts take you. I joined Toastmasters to overcome my fear of public speaking. And I am so happy to share with you my journey in Toastmasters and beyond, since then. Apart from managing…

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Mentor/Mentee – Edmore Gamundani and Tsepang Makurane

I decided to take one step forward in February 2020 when l joined the Dream Achievers Club in Harare, Zimbabwe. l was privileged to get a supportive and brutally honest mentor DTM Edmore who makes time to offer me guidance. Our mentor-mentee relationship has been amazing and he has brought out the best in me.…

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Mentor/Mentee – Antonieta Manhiça and Xana Maunze

My name is Antonieta Capitine Manhiça from Maputo Toastmasters Club in Mozambique.What I learnt from being a mentor to Xana Maunze is that we have open conversations between us which creates a safe and supportive environment, which means freely sharing each others life journey. It adds value in my life by allowing me to be…

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Social Event – Networking and reflections for Zambian clubs

In 2019, Toastmasters in Zambia began a very special tradition meant to bring all Toastmasters in Zambia together for an end of year event. This activity is an initiative to celebrate each other’s achievements and people from the different clubs get to socialise and network. It is worth mentioning that last year’s social outing was at…

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