International Vice President, Toastmasters International named District Conference Keynote Speaker

Richard E. Peck, First International Vice President will deliver the keynote address at the Annual District Conference scheduled for April 12-14 in Mississauga
By: District 86 Toastmasters
Richard E. Peck, First International Vice President, Toastmasters International
Richard E. Peck, First International Vice President, Toastmasters International
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - March 19, 2019 - PRLog -- The First International Vice President, Toastmasters International Richard E. Peck will be the next Keynote Speaker at the District 86 Annual Conference slated for April 12 - 14, 2019 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale.

The Annual Conference, themed "Members Matter" will attract Toastmasters members and guests from Southern, Central and Northern Ontario. Peck, with a team of professional facilitators in the district, will share their wealth of experience in leadership and communication skills, delivering educational workshops and presentations.

Peck, a native of Seymour, CT is a certified Project Management Professional and holds an MBA with over 30 years of experience handling multi-million dollar projects in the Telecommunications Industry and other projects in non-for profit organizations in the United States.

He joined Toastmasters in 2006 where he held a number of high-profile positions, from the club level up to his current role as First International Vice President, Toastmasters International for the 2018-2019 Toastmasters year. He also holds the Distinguished Toastmaster designation — the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters.

As an officer of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Peck is a "working ambassador" for the organization. "To me, Toastmasters is about making a positive, life-changing impact on individuals throughout the world.", he says.

Kristina Johnston, District 86 Director and Distinguished Toastmaster will host the event. "This year's conference is going to be very exciting as it focuses on current and potential members," says Johnston. "We want participants to be more confident and empowered to make an impact in their lives and others in their community"

Conference attendees will listen to inspirational speeches during the District Finals of the Evaluation and International Speech Contests. Ten finalists will compete for honors in both contests. The Winner of the International Speech Contest at the District level contest will represent the district at the 2019 Region 6 Quarter Finals, with this winner moving on to the World Championship of Public Speaking Contest taking place in Denver, CO, USA in August 2019.

For more information, please contact our Public Relations Manager, District 86 Toastmasters.

About Toastmasters District 86

Toastmasters District 86 represents the heartland of Ontario comprising over 235 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:

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 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 Follow @Toastmasters ( on Twitter.

Somnath Bhattacharjee
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