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Mississauga Distinguished Toastmaster elected Club Growth Director, District 86 Toastmasters
Jocelyne Vezina to lead marketing, club growth and retention initiatives in Southwestern, Central and Northern Ontario
The annual elections were held during the 2018 District 86 Spring Conference in Mississauga, Ontario. Vezina will oversee the marketing of the Toastmasters brand across Southwestern, Central and Northern Ontario and will lead club growth, club building and member- and club-retention strategies in over 230 clubs across the province.
"Toastmasters has given me a lot," Vezina stated. "I want to give back by helping members reach their potential and by promoting Toastmasters to people who might not know its benefits."
Vezina has tremendously improved the quality of Toastmaster Clubs in the district since she joined Toastmasters in 2009. She was the Vice President of 2 Toastmaster Clubs in 2010-2011 and was Club President from 2011-2012. She also held district roles including Area Governor 2011-12 and the Pathways Chief Ambassador from 2015-2018. Vezina and her team of Pathways Guides and Ambassadors were instrumental in helping over 5000 Toastmasters embrace Pathways, the new Toastmasters International Educational Curriculum.
Vezina won the District 86 "2016-2017 Toastmaster of the Year" Award , the top district honour to the Toastmaster who best exemplifies Toastmasters International values in supporting the District mission.
The District 86 Council elected other leaders for the 2018 – 2019 Toastmasters year including Distinguished Toastmasters Kristina Johnston, District 86 Director and Jacklyn Payne, Program Quality Director and 10 Division Directors.
About Toastmasters District 86
Toastmasters District 86 represents the heartland of Ontario comprising 248 community and corporate clubs, with over 4,400 members, from Sault Ste Marie 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: http://www.toastmasters86.org/
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a worldwide non-profit 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 members 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 toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.
Matthew Ogbulafor, Public Relations Manager
District 86 Toastmasters.