August 2020 Announcements

Joint meeting Canada/India

Hello leaders,

After visiting many countries, chatting to so many different Toastmasters and attending a meeting in India, Chennai Wordsmiths Toastmasters India suggested we do a joint meeting and obviously we said yes!!

We are doing a joint meeting on Sunday, 2020-08-30 from 09:00 to 11:00 (Montreal Time). Please join us on zoom:

Meeting ID: 878 5865 4525
Passcode: jointmeet

See you soon,
Nabi NDG Leader Toastmasters 

Remember, we are fantabulous!

Nabila (Nabi) Bourezane
Past immediate President NDG leader Toastmasters 2019-2020
Area director: 2018-2019

(Every Thursday from 19:00 to 21:00)

Announcement – Earn rewards for your clubs while increasing membership!

Smedley Award, incentive program dates: 2020-08-01 to 2020-09-30
The Smedley Award incentive program is a great way to reward your clubs for their efforts in recruiting new members!

Add five (5) new, dual, and/or reinstated members between 2020-08-01 through 2020-09-30 and your clubs will receive the Smedley Award prize and recognition from Toastmasters International (TI)!

TI will reward your clubs with:

  • The Smedley Award Ribbon to proudly display on your clubs’ banners;
  • A 10% discount on your clubs’ next purchases from the TI store. 1

District 61 will ALSO add to your club’s Smedley prize and recognition:

  • $50 towards purchasing materials for club growth activities. 2

District 61 will ALSO reward the clubs who achieve the best Smedley Award recruiting performances, by Division: 2, 3, 4

  • $50 for 1st place winner towards purchasing materials for club growth activities;
  • $15 for 2nd place winner towards purchasing materials for club growth activities;
  • $10 for 3rd place winner towards purchasing materials for club growth activities.

For additional information, please contact your Club Growth Team at – we will be available to share strategies for your clubs to increase membership and participate in the Smedley Award recognition program!

Important Information:

1 Discount code will expire six months from date of issuance of award recognition;
2 Purchases must be preapproved as per all District 61 and TI spending guidelines; / (
3 Clubs must add SIX (6) OR MORE new, dual, or reinstated members to qualify to win the District 61 additional rewards;
4 Ties will be determined by draw.

Club Coach: A Leadership Opportunity!

Are you an experienced Toastmaster, wanting to hone your leadership skills? Become a Club Coach! Learn to build rapport, instill enthusiasm and comradery, assess an environment to develop a plan for success, and collaborate with other leaders!

Sign up today: or contact Club Coach Chair, Joe Piazza,

For club Presidents, VP Education, 
Area and Division Directors, 
other district 61 voting officers and 
ALL members interested in personal growth! 
Monday, 2020-09-21  
District Council meeting 
from 18:30 to 21:00 
Login from 18:00

  • To gain essential information for planning your club’s season
  • To know about the district training and support opportunities
  • To participate in decisions and be able to explain them to your members:
  • To address one or more subjects that are important to you
  • Because together, we are stronger in this pandemic context!”

Copy and paste this link into your browser and answer a few simple questions (<3 minutes): 
“Enabling the next waves of leaders, looking forward to seeing you there 🙂 “ 
Marie-Andrée Lessard 
District 61 Administration Manager 
418 802-6863  

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