Archive for May 2021

Note from the Editor

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you. Shannon Alder I never imagined that I would be publishing this newsletter one day without Merryl’s usual column, but here we are today, sharing stories about her instead. In tribute. Good people…

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We will honour your legacy

Dear Merryl Thank you for your unwavering commitment to Toastmasters International. Thank you for always showing up. Thank you for the many lives you touched and the hearts you have ignited. Your untimely departure has devasted us. It comforts us to know that you are no longer in pain. The gulf you left can never…

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Still striving for progress…Until we meet again

Dear Merryl, I first got to truly interact with you as an Area Director in the previous Toastmasters year and was grateful for the advice you gave to me during a challenging part in my leadership journey. It was also a great pleasure to meet you at the TLI Indaba in November 2019.  Not one to mince…

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Firm in action, Kind at heart

Merryl is around us, forever, as she can’t leave us. My close association with Merryl started last year from the beginning of my term as the Region Advisor. Till recently, we discussed the specific status of the District, goals, success plan, conflicts and many other important elements. Merryl was always very clear in what she…

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Merryl was for everyone!

 From the newest Toastmaster to the most experienced, she had time for everyone! She had the energy for you. If you wanted something, even if she did not have it, she would tap into her rich network to get you what you wanted.  I will remember her for her tenacity! She would stop at nothing…

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We will greatly miss you Merryl

District 114 leaders will greatly miss Merryl. She was a rock and always ready to stand with us at the drop of a hat. Only a few weeks ago she made plans to participate in one of our District activities. Our leaders got to know her and learn from her as we spent valuable time…

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Merryl lives on through the people she touched

Dear District 74 Our heartfelt condolences are sent to you, our fellow Toastmasters. This has been a challenging year for Districts world-wide. In coming together to support each other, we learnt how small our world is. Merryl’s passing leaves a huge gap, yet she will live on through the people she touched. Our sincere sympathies…

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Our deepest sympathies

On behalf of District 11 (State of Indiana and portions of northwest Kentucky, USA) we offer our condolences.  May memories of comfort and peace come through your grief in the loss of your dedicated leader, Merryl Jubber.  Her Toastmaster legacy will be one of honor, dedication and inspiration. Jean A. Wolfe, DTM District 11 Director,…

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We have all felt the loss

How do I express the loss that is being felt around the world of Merryl Jubber? She gave of her time and energy to a cause that many of us hold dear. She stepped up to serve others by taking on a role that many shy away from without pause. Words cannot truly capture the…

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We have to keep the SIZZLE!

My very first email from you, was when you were Public Relations Manager. I was a newbie Toastmaster and getting a personalised email from you was so cool. Then I got more emails from you, as Club Growth Director, Program Quality Director…then boom I MET YOU!…then I was your friend…then your President…then your Division Director…

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You brought out the best in us

As Division H, we are mourning along with so many other Toastmasters, both in our District and internationally. Merryl was taken too soon, but what an amazing legacy she left behind.  It is up to each and every one of us to strive to live up to this legacy. What was the legacy?  Merryl was one…

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A true servant leader at heart

There is no doubt that Merryl Jubber was passionate about Toastmasters. A Toastmaster for 30 years shows her commitment to the growth and development of the members. During her time in Toastmasters she supported many new and experienced members. A true servant leader at heart. Division L will miss your presence. Sending loving wishes to…

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Remembering a Leader Extraordinaire

The words “To mentor is to touch a life forever” encapsulates an aspect of Merryl’s leadership style that will remain with us as part of her legacy. She was a fellow Toastmaster, District 74 Director, a true leader, a mentor and a friend of many in Toastmasters International. Merryl’s winning smile lit up a room…

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Death be not proud

Death be not proud! District Director  Merryl Jubber was a dedicated, committed and visionary Toastmasters. MHBSRIP.  The picture above makes me remember when she welcomed me as Division E Director at Cape Town COT in 2019. She thanked me wholeheartedly for supporting the mission of Toastmasters as Division Director.  I vividly remember the race we…

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You inspired me enough to serve

My leader Merryl, because of you I was inspired enough to serve; serve with a heart of a servant leader. You showed us how to care by practicing this each time you sent us congratulatory messages when we made progress in our educationals. You taught us how to sell the sizzle and yes, you have…

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True to form

When I met Merryl Jubber, she was not yet 23. She and I both attended JRA Toastmasters on a Thursday night and since we were both in our 20s, we would go to a late night restaurant after the meetings and drink the kinds of sweet alcohol that only people in their early 20s can…

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A toast to Merryl

While I forget exactly when I first met Merryl, I will never forget Merryl.  Merryl was such a passionate, determined and driven individual. You could always count on her to do what needed to be done. She engaged wholeheartedly and you could equally count on her to speak her mind.  I was privileged to have…

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I have lost a friend

Where do I start writing a tribute to a leader and a friend that is far larger than any mere words that I can string together could ever hope to encompass? Yet this I must do as an era has come to a close within District 74 and it can not pass unremarked and unnoticed.…

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Goodnight Merryl

Everybody remembers us from the time we ran against each other for Program Quality Director (PQD) two years ago. I remember the 1-person vote difference when the results were announced and you heavily sighed your relief while I started imagining how my Toastmasters life was done with. Even though we fiercely fought for the PQD role…

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I was caught out!

I met Merryl many years ago but worked much closer with her from the beginning of this Toastmasters year as we worked with Division L Director, Lucinda Harman who was trailblazing to launch new clubs and then in August 2020 when I was invited onto the District Open House Team as what I call myself…

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