Jane Atkinson Speaks at CAPS November 12

Jane Atkinson will be doing a special full morning session for www.capsedmonton.ca this Saturday. She asked if we might send along some questions from those who will be in the audience. This will help her as she prepares for her morning with us.

Here’s more information:


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Edmonton-Area Toastmasters win Four “Of The Year” Awards at 2010 Fall Confernce

Congratulations to Alice Elliott, Lorraine Wheatley, Laura Kennett and Barbara Cipriano for winning “Of the Year” awards at the 2010 Fall Conference in Lethbridge:

Division Governor of the Year: Alice Elliott, Division F

Area Governor of the Year: Lorraine Wheatley, Area A26

President of the Year: Laura Kennett, Pipe Up, Division D

Rookie of the Year: Barbara Cipriano, OEM Speech Wagon, Division A

Also, congratulations to the following Calgary winners:

Toastmaster of the Year: Doris Henn, Division J

Newsletter of the Year: David Wing, Chinook Winds, Chinook, Division C

Congratulations to you all on your achievements!


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Get Ready for Summer Fun in Toastmasters!

Get ready for summer fun! District 42 is inviting your club to register for summer meetings. Summer meetings are are a great way for your members to keep up their Toastmasters skills during the summer. Also, it’s a chance for your club to recruit new members and gain momentum into September.  To sign your club up, please fill out the SurveyMonkey registration below:


Toastmasters International awards the Smedley Award for clubs that sign up five new members during the months of August and September. So come on, join the summer fun with Toastmasters.

This summer, there are over 30 clubs to choose from in the Edmonton area, and more in Northern Alberta.

Here’s a list of Edmonton/Northern Alberta Clubs (Including Peace Country):


Also, for other D42 visitors (or those visiting in Alberta and Saskatchewan), here’s a list of 101 summer clubs across Alberta and Saskatchewan:


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Club Officer Training Takes Place June 4!

Congratulations on being elected as a club officer for 2011/12.  You have taken a great step forward as a leader by serving as a club officer.

If this is your first time serving as a club officer and you’re not sure about your role, District 42 offers training to help club officers perform their duties effectively.  These courses are taught by experienced Toastmasters, and you will learn with fellow club officers from the Edmonton Area and Northern Alberta.  It will also be your chance to meet other Toastmasters from Edmonton and Northern Alberta.

If this is your second, third or umpteenth time, it’s a great chance to mentor other club officers and help your club succeed in 2011/12.  Also, clubs having at least four club officers trained (in the summer and winter sessions) qualify for Goal 9 of the Distinguished Club Program in 2011/12. 

Here’s the information on COT:

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Registration @ 10:30 am  Begins @ 11:00 am

$2 registration fee (Doors will not be open until 10:30 am)

J. G. O’Donoghue Building (adjacent to South Campus LRT Station), 7000-113 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

To register for COT, click the following link below:


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Wild Rose Member Elaine Saxer-Gillies Wins District 42 Citation

Congratulations to Elaine Saxer-Gillies!  The founder of the Toastmasters Boot Camp was awarded District 42 Citation for 2011.

Elaine started Toastmasters Boot Camp as a program to educate Toastmasters about the available educational opportunities, and to help them achieve Communication and Leadership goals, including Distinguished Toastmaster.

The District Citation Award was created to recognize and reward members for outstanding contributions to the organization which further the Toastmaster spirit and ideals, which are not otherwise recognized through existing District and International programs.

Congratulations on your outstanding achievement Elaine!

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Foresters Toastmasters Celebrate 40 Year Anniversary May 17!

Foresters Toastmasters Club #2511 40th Anniversary

proudly presents

an evening of celebration with guest speaker

Alvin Law, author of ‘Alvin’s Laws of Life’

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

at the Edmonton Country Club

6201 Country Club Road, Edmonton, AB

Cash bar 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm

Tickets are $40 and must be purchased by May 03/11

Reserve your seat by contacting Arlene Fraser at 780 461 2807

or by email at thefrasers@shaw.ca

Foresters promotional poster: Foresters_40th_Anniversary_Poster

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Catch the Wave at the District 42 Spring Convention in Regina April 29-May 1, 2011

Toastmasters from across District 42 will be surfing into Regina, Saskatchewan for the 2011 District 42 Spring Convention on April 29-May 1, 2011.  Highlights will include District 42 contests and elections.

Here is more information on the convention:



The Excell-Orators regret that the bus to Regina has been cancelled because of low attendance numbers.  In the meantime, carpools are being organized for the weekend trip.  If you are organizing, or looking for, a carpool, please contact me, Rhys Davies, at rhysdavies7@shaw.ca, or my cellphone 780-994-1444, and I’ll connect interested members to ensure that everybody makes the trip to Regina.

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