Three Toastmasters Recognized for Making a Difference in Ontario Communities
District 86 Toastmasters to present awards to three Toastmasters who dedicated their lives to making a positive change in their communities.
By: Toastmasters District 86
The MMAD (Member Making A Difference) Award goes to members of District 86 who volunteer their communication and leadership skills learned at their clubs to better their communities and lives around them in a significant and notable way outside of their Toastmasters regular duties
The winners of the MMAD Award are:
MADAN CHAUHAN, 80, Club President of Malton Community Toastmasters, member of IPC Toastmasters Club and District 86 Area 41 Director representing four clubs in Mississauga used his communication and leadership skills in sponsoring two communication and leadership Gavel Clubs for teenagers under 18 years old. In addition he currently helps seniors present at least one speech a week.
CAROLYN HOXIE, a Distinguished Toastmaster, Past District 86 Director is being recognized for her voluntary contributions in a multitude of community projects, including Legacy Hall Project Chair, a $2.5 million dollar expansion of Cave Springs Camp. Legacy Hall will be a year round community retreat space that is fully accessible and inclusive. Cave Springs is the only camp in the Niagara Region that integrates disabled children into its regular programs including overnight camps. Cave Springs Camp currently serves over 3500 school aged children in addition to serving other community group's needs.
DAVID LOZOWSKY, Club President of Brampton Speakeasy Toastmasters and District 86 Area 31 Director representing five clubs in Brampton, used his Toastmasters skills to help couples rekindle their love for each other. Since 2004, Lozowsky and his wife, Mary, have been volunteering with Retrouvaille an international community dedicated to healing and renewing the covenant of marriage.
District 86 District Director, Kristina Johnston, host for the District 86 Toastmasters Conference congratulated the winners We appreciate your significant efforts in improving the lives of so many people in your communities using your communication and leadership skills" she said.
In addition to the MMAD award presentation, 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: 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 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 www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.
Public Relations Team, District 86 Toastmasters