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Finalists for Annual Awards Announced for District 86 Toastmasters
Immediate Past District 86 Director Vitaliy Fursov, Distinguished Toastmaster, announced the finalist for the District 86 Toastmasters "Of the Year Awards"
By: District 86 Toastmasters
The "Of The Year" award nominees include individuals and clubs that excelled in supporting Toastmasters in Southwest, Central and Northern Ontario.
"Today we celebrate Toastmasters champions." Fursov mentioned. "Members, who devoted themselves to the program, to serve others, and in a process to become better versions of themselves."
Fursov led a committee that chose the following finalists for the following awards:
Club Coach Of The Year
The Club Coach of The Year Award goes to a successful Club Coach who lead their club back to Distinguished Club status.
Finalists: Anthony Delvecchio Skyway Toastmasters Club) , Kelley McIntyre (Waterloo Silver Tongue Club), Karen Wood (Valley Town Toastmasters Club, Steeltown Toastmasters Club).
Publicist Of The Year
This award recognizes publicity efforts by Toastmasters throughout the year. It's awarded to a member who does the best job of promoting Toastmasters through a variety of media and throughout the District.
Finalist: Lyndsy Johnson (Hershaw Toastmasters)
President Of The Year
The President of the Year Award is based on Toastmasters club activities and personal achievements, including educational program, club administration, membership, and other club activities.
Finalists: Yun Annie Bai (Great Minds Advanced Toastmasters, Brampton Alpha Toastmasters, Confidently Speaking Toastmasters Club) , Daniel Connell (Brampton Club, Mississauga Sales & Marketing Toastmasters)
Area Director Of The Year
The Area Director of the Year is based on the Area performance and the individuals' contributions to that achievement. The achievements are measured across membership building and retention, club extensions, distinguished club program, education and training, leadership commitment and support, and public relations.
Finalists: Sue Faludi (City of Vaughan, Hilltop Toastmasters)
Division Director Of The Year
The Division Director of the Year is based on the Division performance and the individuals contributions to that achievement. The achievements are measured across membership building and retention, club extensions, distinguished club program, education and training, leadership commitment and support, and public relations.
Finalists: Tracey Harding Division B, Jane Harnadek Division C, Saima Malik Division A
Club Of The Year / Education Leadership / Membership Leadership
There are three levels to this award. The Education Leadership award will be awarded to the club with the highest number of points in the Education Leadership category. The Membership Leadership award will be given to the club with the highest number of points in the Membership Leadership category. The Club of the Year award will be given to the club with the highest total number of points in ALL three categories.
Finalists: Confidently Speaking Toastmasters - Mississauga, Hershaw Toastmasters - Brampton, Mississauga Sales & Marketing - Mississauga.
Toastmaster Of The Year
The Toastmaster of the Year award is given to a member who best exemplifies Toastmasters International values in supporting the District mission. The Toastmaster of the Year is expected to excel in a variety of leadership and communication;
Finalists: Roger Caesar (Raising Champions Advanced Toastmasters, Brampton Club), Kevin Cahill (Momentum Toastmasters, City of Guelph, Speed River Toastmasters)
List of District 86 awards and past recipients can be found on the district 86 website.
To learn more about the 2016-17 Of the Year Awards, contact the Public Relations Manaager.
About Toastmasters District 86
District 86 is one of 102 districts in the world. It was formed in 2008, representing the heartland of Ontario and comprising over 245 community and corporate clubs, with over 5300 members, from Timmins in the north to Welland in the south, from Sarnia in the west to Markham in the east - and all communities in between - except Toronto. To learn more about District 86 please visit District 86 Toastmasters website (http://www.toastmasters86.org/
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization's membership exceeds 352,000 in more than 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.
Public Relations Manager, Toastmasters District 86