Pacesetters is a club that truly lives up to it's name - you really do set the pace!!! At a time when we so desperately need some good news to celebrate your club is a shining light! I am beyond thrilled to share with you that your club has achieved President's Distinguished club status and I am SO excited to congratulate you on this stellar achievement!!! This is no easy feat because a club needs to meet membership, administration, and education goals to achieve this status. Your club is a club of excellence where not only do you meet goals, you exceed them! At a time when many clubs struggle to get new members and retain members, you kept your club above charter strength at 25 members! One of the ways you achieved this was to attract 9 new members and to get them on track right away with your New Member Boot camp! Kudos to you and your team! You submitted Pathways education awards for 19 different levels - 7 of them being level ones! Obviously, you mentor and encourage your new members to take advantage of all that Toastmasters has to offer them and have experienced Toastmasters to do so. You also attended club officer training sessions, submitted club dues on time and kept your club officer information up to date earning your club 10 DCP points - the maximum number of DCP points a club can earn. Not only has your club achieved all of this, but your club has done this under one of the most trying years I have ever seen in the many years I have been a toastmaster. This is normally a phenomenal achievement, but I would say this is a monumental achievement in the times we find ourselves in. I am so proud of the work your executive has put into your club, that you have gone online with your meetings and that you are continuing to offer a toastmaster family where your members can keep in touch and challenge themselves. You are rock stars! Thank you so much for your dedication and I hope you share this news with all your members. Your club should be very, very proud!!! I know I am!!!!
Congratulations, Calgary Pacesetters. Thank you for welcoming me to your meeting. It was wonderful to reconnect with some of you I’ve met previously. I am greatly impressed with the caliber of your speeches, both prepared and impromptu. I loved how you organized your meeting and provided an opportunity to get to know each other in this virtual environment. Thanks for your welcome. I look forward to returning sometime in the future and trusting there will be an opportunity to do so in person. Your meeting etiquette is excellent and shows tremendous respect - great TM qualities. Goodnight! Create yourselves a marvelous week and a fantastic year. Stay safe!
Relaxed atmosphere and friendly members. I felt very welcome from my first visit.
Toastmasters gave me the confidence in public speaking to open a small home-based business as well as be hired as a Provincial Delegation trainer with the Alberta Government. The leadership roles and public speaking practice you do weekly along with the supportive environment from your home group are part of why I am doing what I am doing successfully.
Thank you all for being part of an incredible year. As I have been away this spring, I have come to appreciate the speaking and evaluating skills we learn. Skills that have certainly added to the enjoyment I find as I begin speaking more and more to various groups.
I believe in continuous education, and that one should never stop learning. Toastmasters is a great place to sharpen your communication skills, develop and demonstrate leadership, and actively engage with people from various fields while making friends. I am excited to be part of the executive board and to help the club grow and flourish. That's my way of giving back. Whether you are an experienced or a beginner public speaker, this club will be of enormous help, as it also includes members from many different levels, who can provide you with valuable feedback tailored to you individually. Everyone is very encouraging and want you to succeed. The best club I've attended.