Archive for March 2021

New Club – District 74 welcomes Proconics Toastmasters

Our Toastmasters Southern Africa family has grown with Proconics Toastmasters being the latest addition. Proconics is based in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa and forms part of Division S. What made this charter extra special was that, thanks to the resilience of Club Sponsor and Charter President, Bongane Maluleka, the club reached 20 members only after two launch events.…

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A toast on your March Club Anniversary

Congratulations to the listed clubs who are celebrating a special milestone in their journey towards developing proficient communicators and leaders: Here are more articles on this topic: Emissary – Hanna Schmidt #ZoomHopper New Club – District 74 welcomes Proconics Toastmasters Emissary – Roger Swenson District Director’s Note Note from the Editor Celebrating the life of Helen Ashmole

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A toast on your March Club Anniversary

Congratulations to the listed clubs who are celebrating a special milestone in their journey towards developing proficient communicators and leaders: Here are more articles on this topic: Emissary – Roger Swenson A toast on your March Club Anniversary New Member Moment – Keaobaka Bome Note from the Editor Mentor/Mentee – Jennilee Kohima and Natalia Haikali Toastmasters Leadership…

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A toast on your March Club Anniversary

Congratulations to the listed clubs who are celebrating a special milestone in their journey towards developing proficient communicators and leaders: Here are more articles on this topic: Emissary – Hanna Schmidt #ZoomHopper New Club – District 74 welcomes Proconics Toastmasters Social Event – Tarentaal Club strengthened up District Director’s Note Note from the Editor Celebrating the life…

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Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) – A mandate to serve

In my early years of Toastmasters, I thought that the Toastmasters Leadership Institute was some “mystical creature” in the then Lieutenant Governor Education’s office (now referred to as the Program Quality Director’s Office). What was TLI? Why did it need a whole chairperson to head it? What was the function of such an arm? When…

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New Member Moment – Amira Eli

For many years, I have always wanted to take up a career in public speaking, but I had no idea what to talk about. While I used to be a model and later, with the demanding lifestyle of a pilot, I put my public speaking career quest on hold until I was invited one day…

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New Member Moment – Keaobaka Bome

For the larger part of my life I have been known as timid and shy. As I was growing and aspiring to become an outstanding leader, it became clear that I had to first redefine this narrative. I thought to myself what better way to break out of my shell, speak boldly  and authentically than…

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Mentor/Mentee – Jennilee Kohima and Natalia Haikali

Being a Toastmaster for over three years and almost reaching DTM level, I wondered what’s next? What could I still do for my club and for myself? While Toastmasters offers an opportunity to experienced members to transfer their skills to those coming into the organization to hold their hands through the first few speeches, I…

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Emissary – Hanna Schmidt #ZoomHopper

In 2017 I visited three Toastmasters Clubs in Singapore. Since March 2020, with advent of online meetings, the contact was rekindled resulting in me becoming a member. Facebook and Zoom have given me a hundred and more chances to visit Toastmasters clubs around the globe like, Inter alia Club in Moscow (German and English), Vancouver,…

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Emissary – Roger Swenson

My name is Roger Swenson. I have been a Toastmaster for the past 41 years. I belong to six clubs in the Boston Cambridge Massachusetts area in the United States. I have been an Area Governor 5 times, a Division Governor twice and I have been virtually visiting many clubs around the world. I recently…

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Social Event – Tarentaal Club strengthened up

Has your Club ever been through a real shake-up? Our club, Tarentaal Toastmasters Club in Windhoek, Namibia, went through a rough patch this past season (Dec 2020/ Jan 2021). After a long period of cultivating a somewhat monotonous climate the oldest Toastmasters Club in Namibia called an emergency meeting in January. Man, did we show…

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Social Event – The birth of Soweto Siyakha Club

The name Siyakha means “we are building” in Zulu. It was birthed from the idea of building more clubs in Soweto as there was only one chartered club for more than 14 years. This idea was founded in 2019 by members of the first club chartered in Soweto. Siyakha went through a three months break…

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