Archive for April 2021

District Director’s Note

As human beings we move towards pleasure and away from pain. When we have a pain point in our lives, we investigate what we can do to relieve that pain so we can move towards pleasure. Of the many reasons why we all joined Toastmasters, however, the root is often that we had a pain…

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Note from the Editor

Every year this time, enterprising Toastmasters take the leap to reach further with their speaking skills as the annual International Speech Contest launches in divisions around the district. For the past two months, club, area and division contests have tested the creativity and mettle of speakers and organisers who make these events a success. Congratulations…

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The Golden Lady is coming to town

Lark Doley, a Past International President of The Toastmasters International Board (2018/19), known as the Golden Lady will be visiting the Golden Gavel in the city of Gold on the 19th of April. Be sure not to miss this opportunity to interact with her and other amazing leaders. People who meet Lark Doley are drawn…

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New Club- Mazars

Please join us in welcoming Mazars Botswana Toastmasters to the District 74 family. The brainchild of Club Sponsors Shuchita and Sakshi Shukla, Mazars Botswana Toastmasters is a corporate club based in Division O, Gaborone, Botswana. The management at Mazars were so eager to get their employees started on their journey (and benefit from the very…

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New Club- IIASSA

Please join us in welcoming IIASA Toastmasters to the District 74 family. IIASA, which stands for Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa, is a corporate club based in Division Y, Johannesburg, South Africa. Despite the challenges facing many corporates at this time, IIASA truly believe that the Toastmasters programme can benefit their employees. A beautiful…

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New Club-Lonehill Leaders

Please join me in welcoming Lonehill Leaders to the District 74 family. Lonehill Leaders is based in Division H, Johannesburg, South Africa and has been a labour of patience and resilience. Congratulations to Division H Director Elaine O’Gorman DTM, Area H1 Director Mahwidi Jonas Mashifane DTM, Club sponsors, John Hambleton and Andree Vos Venter DTM…

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New Club- Extraordinary Global Women

Extraordinary Global Women is the brainchild of Club Sponsor Zivai Matondo DTM, who decided to “Pay it Forward” by sharing the gift of Toastmasters with many more in her community. Congratulations to Division Z Director Trynos Tatenda Dongo, Area Z4 Director Futurethuba Ndlovu-Moyo, second Club Sponsor Debra Maraire and the leaders who made this charter…

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New Member Moment – Shingie Samupindi

The first time I attended a Toastmasters meeting was the 6th of March 2021. If I could describe that meeting in just one word, it would be ‘eloquence’. I was immediately hooked. I wanted that same level of communication excellence too. I went ahead and became a member of the Extraordinary Global Women Toastmasters club.…

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New Member Moment – Angie Chirowamangu

An accountant by profession, my name is Angie Chirowamangu. I am a member of the L’Amour Club from Harare, Zimbabwe. I grew up in Zimbabwe and I have lived in four different countries, namely, Zimbabwe, Canada, the U.S and now Ghana. My last job was in government accounting. My husband’s job gives me the opportunity to work…

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New Member Moment – Shirley Chibonda

I am Shirley Chibonda, a member of Evolving Ladies Club, in Harare, Zimbabwe, since March this year. Previously I had a vague idea of what Toastmasters was about. In October 2020, I gave a presentation on breast cancer awareness to the club and was invited to stay until the end of the meeting. I had…

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Mentor/Mentee – Andreé Venter and Wasim Fortuin

My name is Wasim Fortuin, the VPPR of Multichoice Thursday club in Gauteng.  My curiosity and interest in joining a Toastmasters club was sparked shortly after hearing about it from a friend. As if on cue, they presented at Multichoice, where two clubs were started shortly afterwards – the Tuesday and Thursday club. I become…

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Mentor/Mentee – Helder Jeque and Carla Zimba

I began my journey in Toastmasters two years ago and the most important thing for me has been my mentor. My mentor in Kula Toastmasters, Mozambique, is Helder Jeque. He is an experienced Toastmasters who is very passionate about growing people. In me, he says he saw a potentially bright, confident and motivated lady, something…

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Emissary – Jasmine Smith

I am Jasmine Smith from JPS Toastmaster in Jamaica. Even though Covid-19 has caused so much pain, it has opened up the opportunity for me to visit other fantastic clubs including, recently, Evolving Ladies Toastmasters. The experience at Evolving Ladies Toastmaster was exciting; I would consider becoming a member. I learned the word ‘Kakorrhaphiophobia’ which…

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Social Event – The power of a dream

The second club, in the second largest city of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, was birthed on the 1st of April 2018 and it was President Distinguished Club in that same year. Even Covid could not stop us, the club members, from celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Dream Achievers Club which we did online on the 8th of…

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Social Event – WBS holds an upside down meeting

On the 6th of April 2021, WBS Toastmasters Club held an online version of the Back to Front style theme (Upside Down) meeting. An upside down meeting is essentially turning the meeting in reverse order, where the SAA starts the meeting by ‘adjourning the meeting’, and ends it with a ‘call to order’. This type…

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TLI Calendar for April and May

DATE TIME TITLE CONTACT DETAILS APRIL Sat,  17 18:00-20:00 PR for Success Masterclass 9 pr@toastmasters74.org Sat, 24 09:00-11:00 Toastmasters Year End – Election time – for IPPs and Presidents anke.stow@gmail.com Mon, 26 18:00-20:00 Mentoring without Borders andrewtsuro@gmail.com MAY Wed, 5 18:00-19:00 CGD Masterclass 10 marketing@toastmasters74.org Thu, 6 18:00-19:00 Pathways and base camp for members swakoptm@gmail.com…

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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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