30th Year Anniversary

The Calgary Pace Setters Toastmasters Club celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 1, 2021. In honor of the occasion, a special meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. Numerous current and past members along with distinguished Area, Division, and District guests attended the virtual party. The year was 1991-a year filled with many historic moments. The USSR formerly dissolved, the first ever website (titled the World Wide Web) was launched, Silence of the Lambs won the Academy Award for best picture, becoming the first horror film to do so and Irene Murray founded the Calgary Pace Setters Toastmasters … Continue reading 30th Year Anniversary

And the WINNER is!!!

We are so incredibly proud of our own VP PR Natasha Kutryk, who competed on April 06, 2021, against some amazing participants. It was a tough competition but Natasha was our bright star and she shone brighter than everyone else. Despite technical difficulties, Natasha’s evaluation was clean, she provided valuable feedback,  and she created rapport with the speaker. Our club decided to cancel the regular Tuesday night meeting to be able to support Natasha during the contest. It sure was worth it. Congratulations Natasha on winning the D42 Division D Evaluation Contest.She will be going to the next level of the Evaluation Contest … Continue reading And the WINNER is!!!

President’s Distinguished Award:

https://youtu.be/Uw6YKdlBzik President’s Distinguished Award:Not only did Pace Setters achieve the highest honor a club can achieve from Toastmasters International, but we JUST received our 10th point. We have officially scored a perfect 10 out of 10!!!Pace Setters is the first club in Division D to reach 10 points, and so far, we have the highest member rate. Our final point was achieved by our Pace Setters finishing higher Level Pathways – thanks to Leena Alex and Eva Gustafsson for doubling down and completing the difficult and time-consuming Level 4 of their respective Pathways! Thanks to ALL our members who also … Continue reading President’s Distinguished Award:

Award Education Ovation Online

There is a cause for celebration! As Toastmasters clubs around the world adapt to the effects the coronavirus crisis is having on in-person events and meetings, Toastmasters International is taking note of the overwhelming positive energy and resiliency. With year-end approaching, the Board of Directors created new awards at the club, Area, Division, and District levels for the 2019–2020 program year only, in addition to the existing Distinguished Club Program and District Recognition Program.  Calgary Pacesetters is one of the clubs in District 42 that got recognized with a Club Online Ovation Award. We qualified for this award by meeting … Continue reading Award Education Ovation Online

The New Member Boot Camp

We are beaming with pride as our VP of Education is featured by District 42 for creating a New Member Boot Camp! Alisen Dopf experienced information overload when she joined Toastmasters.As a new member, she relied on in-person meetings to learn about Toastmasters. However, when the pandemic hit, it became a challenge to transition from in-person to online meetings. Alisen realized her situation was not unique. As a result, she decided to create The New Member Boot Camp.The Boot Camp allowed new members to connect with each other while learning about the different meeting roles, Pathways and effectively participating in Zoom … Continue reading The New Member Boot Camp

25th Year Club Anniversary

Well, it is 25 years for Pacesetters and I want to say what a great pleasure it has been for me to be a member of this club for over 20 of those years.But I wasn’t originally a Pacesetter. I started at another club called Centennial TM. I joined because I was to be the MC at a big wedding anniversary party for my parents with hundreds of guests, and knew this was going to be a big challenge.I got a few speeches under my belt at Centennial, but when we came after a summer break, I found out that … Continue reading 25th Year Club Anniversary