Hamilton Distinguished Toastmaster elected District 86 Leader
Myrna Barthe, Hamilton Resident voted to become next District 86 Director
By: Toastmasters District 86
Barthe, a Distinguished Toastmaster and her team of 8 newly elected Division Directors, over 35 appointed Area Directors and Administrative Officers will focus on the growth and strengthening of clubs, using technology and other virtual methodologies during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The incoming District Director started her Toastmasters journey in 2008 to improve her communication and leadership skills. Her passion to grow and help others lead her to join First Waterdown Toastmasters, Burlington Advanced Toastmasters and STAR Toastmasters. She was an Area 43 Director in 2009, a two-time Division Director in 2011 and 2018 and the District 86 Alignment Chair in 2019, before being elected into her current position as Program Quality Director.
In 2016, Myrna Barthe was designated Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), the highest education award achievement in Toastmasters. She won the District 86 Spirit Award in the same year for her contributions to the success of the District, going beyond her regular Toastmaster roles and responsibilities.
Barthe addressed Toastmasters with excitement after she was elected District Director. "By electing me, you have put your trust in me and I thank you", she mentioned. "Together, we will ensure that in District 86, there will always be a platform to be heard, as well as opportunities to learn, grow and flourish."
Outgoing District Director Jocelyne Vezina was elated with the election of the new District Officers. "On behalf of our District, we congratulate Myrna and the new District officers.", she said. "The District will surely benefit from the wealth of experience she and her team of seasoned Toastmasters Leaders collectively possess."
Other elected officials assisting Myrna Barthe include Program Quality Director Deridor Collier, DTM and Club Growth Director Brahm Memone, DTM.
For more information, please contact our Public Relations Manager, District 86 Toastmasters.
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Lisa des Vignes, Public Relations Manager
Toastmasters District 86