Archive for Apr 2021

District Director’s Note

As we approach the end of this Toastmasters year, I ask all clubs to continue marketing and have an open house or guest night. Let’s keep inviting friends, family and other people to join us so they can also benefit from the Toastmasters experience. Besides our word of mouth Toast-a-monials, one other thing that will…

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Note from the Editor

I hear a lot about FOMO (foh-moh) these days, meaning the Fear Of Missing Out or “a feeling of anxiety or insecurity over the possibility of missing out on something, like an event or an opportunity.” – Cambridge English Dictionary. Consider this example: If you do not register for the Lekgotla La District 74 happening from…

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Lekgotla La District 74 Division Statistics

Fellow Toastmasters have you registered for Lekgotla La District 74 at www.maycon.co.za?  Division L is leading the registration race for the conference and I wonder which Division will dethrone them.  There is a lot of important things that happen at the annual conference and one of them is the Council Meeting.  Club Presidents and VPEs…

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Crowning our D74 International Speech Contest Champion!

Our clubs, areas and divisions are busy organizing and holding their speech contests. So much fun and excitement. I wonder who will be crowned the 20/21 District 74 International Speech Contest Champion? The Divisions are hosting their contest on the following dates: Division                Date                                Time M                            27 March 2021                9:00 AM Y                            10 April 2021                  …

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New Club – Division A charters third club, Accelerators Toastmasters

Launching and chartering a new club is quite an insurmountable task, especially when launching the club online. Division A has, somewhat, mastered the art of launching new clubs online. In a space of 8 months, the Division has chartered 3 brand new clubs. The latest club charted being the Accelerators Toastmasters Club, chartered in March…

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New Club – Toastmasters Kalahari

Please join me in welcoming Toastmasters Kalahari to the District 74 family. Toastmasters Kalahari is the only club that currently exists in the Northern Cape after the Province previously had one, more than THREE decades ago – This is a milestone worth recognising, as we extend Toastmasters’ reach to all corners of Southern Africa! Congratulations…

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New Club- Global Women Extraordinaire Club

  Our Toastmasters family keeps growing. Please join me in welcoming Global Women Extraordinaire to the District 74 family. This women-only Toastmasters club is the brainchild of Club Sponsor Zivai Matondo DTM, who decided to ‘Pay It Forward’ by extending the invitation to self-development to other extraordinary women, in celebration of her Toastmasters Anniversary and…

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A toast on your April 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: New Member Moment – Lauretta C. Mwale New Member Moment – Gamuchirai Chihambakwe New Club- Global Women Extraordinaire Club New Club – Toastmasters Kalahari A toast on your April Club…

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A toast on your April 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: New Member Moment – Lauretta C. Mwale New Member Moment – Gamuchirai Chihambakwe New Club- Global Women Extraordinaire Club New Club – Toastmasters Kalahari A toast on your April Club…

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A toast on your April 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: New Member Moment – Lauretta C. Mwale New Member Moment – Gamuchirai Chihambakwe A toast on your April Club anniversary A toast on your April Club anniversary A toast on…

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A toast on your April 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: New Member Moment – Lauretta C. Mwale New Club- Global Women Extraordinaire Club New Club – Toastmasters Kalahari A toast on your April Club anniversary A toast on your April…

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A toast on your April 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: New Member Moment – Lauretta C. Mwale New Member Moment – Gamuchirai Chihambakwe New Club- Global Women Extraordinaire Club New Club – Toastmasters Kalahari A toast on your April Club…

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New Member Moment – Gamuchirai Chihambakwe

The idea of personal growth has always been something I’ve heard about but was never quite sure how to achieve it – until I joined L’Armour Toastmasters in Harare, Zimbabwe. When I visited the club, what resonated with me most was the environment that intentionally allowed for its members not just to be themselves, but…

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New Member Moment – Lauretta C. Mwale

“Your environment will become you. Surround yourself with people who have the same dream as you, who have accomplished what you want and more” – Keshia Shante. Joining Lilongwe Toastmasters in Malawi was the solution to my quest, which is, sharpening my leadership, public speaking and communication skills, so that I can be more confident…

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Mentor/Mentee – Zivai Matondo, Mercy Mhlaba and Kudzayi Dave

I am standing on the shoulders of giants, DTM Zivai Matondo & Kudzayi Dave, founder and CEO of The Home K. Davie Paper Packaging. These two ladies have helped me to steadily improve in my personal growth and smash my professional targets. DTM Zivai Matondo has walked the Toastmasters journey with me. She is always…

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Emissary – Janet Buys

My name is Janet Buys and I am a member of L’Amour Toastmasters Club in Harare, Zimbabwe. I joined Toastmasters in June 2019 to overcome glossophobia and since then, I have become a confident and effective leader and speaker. One of the first things I learnt from our club mentors was to visit other clubs.…

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Emissary – Carla Zimba

My name is Carla Zimba. My home club is Kula Toastmasters in Maputo, Mozambique. I am doing Dynamic Leadership Level 3 Project 2. I have had the privilege to visit Maputo Toastmasters, Vodacom Toastmasters and Timbila Toastmasters all in Mozambique. Apart from these, I have had the opportunity to visit Benoni and Mbambane Toastmasters in…

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Social Event – The Toastmasters experience

As I reflect on my Toastmasters journey thus far, it is clear to me that it is not merely an educational but an experience. One which evokes all the senses and leaves you always wanting more! It truly is learning by doing. I tip my hat to Waterfront and Deloitte for hosting an intimate but…

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Social Event – Division Z hosts Conducting Successful Meetings masterclass

Division Z TLI held a Conducting Successful Meetings masterclass on Wednesday, 17th March 2021. The session had an expert facilitator. Delegates learnt about the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and HOW of meetings, supporting club members, accountability and connection, amongst other meetings related matters. This was an hour very well spent and all in attendance were…

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TLI Calendar for April and May

DATE TIME TITLE CONTACT DETAILS Thu, 1 18:00-19:00 Pathways and base camp for members swakoptm@gmail.com Wed, 7 18:00-19:00 CGD Masterclass 9 marketing@toastmasters74.org Sat, 10 16:00-17:00 Succession Planning lynnette.vermaak24@gmail.com Tue, 13 18:00-19:00 TLI Training Masterclass: How to inspire and motivate leaders and members in the current climate tli@toastmasters74.org Sat, 17 18:00-20:00 PR for Success Masterclass 9…

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