Victoria Day Long Weekend & Open House for May 28

Dear fellow Toastmasters!

Please note that we won’t have club meetup for this coming Monday, May 21. We will have an open house for May 28. Please ask your friends and family to join our party!

Also we welcome the new club officers for 2012-2013:

President: Tom

VP of PR: Alex

VP of Education: Linda

VP of Membership: Diana

Sergeant at Arms: Edwin

Treasurer: Frank N.

Secretary: Jordan

Meeting – April 23, 2012

Theme: Art

Chair: John

Timer: Zoe

Grammarian: Edwin

Speaker 1: Alex     CC#6: Vocal Variety -“Accents”

Evaluator: Jordan

Speaker 2: Sadia   CC#1: Icebreaker – “Life and Certainty”

Evaluator: Frank F.

Table Topic Master: Frank F.

Evaluator: Linda

Great meeting chaired by John. We also had Sadia for her first icebreaker speech talking about her feeling with life and certainty. Alex delivered an interesting speech about his experience regarding different “accents”. We never know he has such a talent! Good job Alex! Also a well-delivered table topic speeches for all the participants!

Toastmasters, District 21 – Enhance your Leadership Skills

While you participate – be a part of the Toastmasters Spring 2012 Conference!

Become a Volunteer!!

You have already decided to attend the Spring Conference. Do you know that you can enhance your participation by becoming part of the show?

Yes, you can!

Registration is underway for Volunteers for the Spring Conference. This is YOUR opportunity to use your skills and be part of a mega event that you will remember for a long time.

Volunteering at the Spring Conference is a unique opportunity that you want to take advantage of – this is your time to shine!

Benefits when you volunteer:

1. Rewarding experience by connecting with your peers
2. Apply your skills/expertise by giving back to an organization that you are part of

Please choose one area where you would like to help out:

1. Pre-Conference – at the conference site – to assemble Welcome Kit Bags on Friday, May 11th
2. Education Session Host – Introducing Ed Speakers, timing, handing out and collecting evaluation forms, etc . . .
3. Contests – to assist with contestants, micing, props
4. Registration – to register attendees at conference
5. Sponsorship – at the conference – to coordinate sponsorship, advertising details, etc . . .
6. Silent Auction – before/after conference: to coordinate set-up and tear-down of silent auction table
7. Banquet – decorations team – event hall, table decors, distribute handouts
8. Entertainment Team – to coordinate set-up – ensuring musicians, band, etc . . . ready
9. Volunteer Coordinating – to coordinate all areas are equipped with sufficient team members
10. Social Media Team – to stimulate the conversation on Twitter/Facebook
11. 1st Timer’s Reception (5 pm) – on Friday evening to set-up/tear down reception room
12. Facilities – to assist Facilities Chair, monitoring doors, setting up flip charts, projectors

Why wait? Register as a Volunteer today!

Contact: Kusayla Nathan, ACG, ALB
Spring 2012 Conference Volunteer Chair

604.945.6816 /

Meeting – March 19, 2012

Another successful meeting chaired by Tom with the Theme:Spring – Love is in the Air. Tonight we had 3 special guests, Melody, Robin and Vern.

Frank F. inspired the fellow toastmasters about the characteristic of love – to look at a person, know their true faults and accepting that person into your life.

Frank N. gave us a really good joke fit for the theme of love with twist of culture difference. Excellent table topic session performed by Paul and all the speakers who take the courage to speak.

Great icebreaker speech by Amy, and she opened up herself so we could know more about her. Excellent speech for explanation of project management by Miroslavka. She made it sounds so simple and we can really connected her example of cooking and travel planning. Linda gave great evaluations for both speakers and the whole meeting of the night.

All in all, great meeting for the night!!

Meet up group for Marpole Community Toastmasters Club

Fellow guests and toastmasters!

We are happy to announce that new meet up group for our club is built. Please join us!

Here is the meet up group site:


District Spring Conference

Dear fellow toastmasters,


Spring conference for this year will be held at Harrison Hot Spring Resort & Spa

Address:  100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC  V0M 1K0

Date: March 11 – 13, 2012

Please view the conference website for detail and registration


New location for MCT starting March!

First, we want to express our appreciation for St. Augustine’s Hall for providing the meeting hall for the club in past years. It was a wonderful place with full of fun memory of our club.

And because of the re-birth of our club, we’ve decided to relocate our meeting place starting March 2012.

Marpole Place For Seniors

1305 70th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6P 2Y6

 (604) 266-5301 ‎
It will be exciting and new memory will be establish in this new location. Let’s make it happen!

Successful Open House Feb 13, 2012

It was a successful open house right before Valentine’s Day.

Great food, Funny co-host Tom and Diana, new friends Leslie, Jun, Vern and Jeremy, and especially appreciate our fellow toastmasters/area governor Sylvia, Michelle, and Devon.

Each speaker delivered excellent speeches made the night even better.

Mira’s table topic really utilized our brain cell after the delicious potluck.

Thank you all for making the night wonderful and successful.

Open House November 28

Marpole Community Toastmasters Club sincerely invite you to join our Open House for celebration the reborn of an old club.

Time: Monday, November 28, 2011 7pm – 9pm

Location: St. Augustine’s Hall (adjoining Church), Marpole. 8680 Hudson Street, Vancouver, BC

Speakers line-up:

  • Barry Monahan – 2011 Fall Conference Co-Chairman (District 21 Toastmasters)
  • Sylvia Lim – Current Area Governor
  • Harneet Raj – Previous Laurel Club President
  • Laurelle Santana – Club Coach (2008 – 2009)
  • Cindy Chan – Area Governor (2009 – 2010)
  • Helene Miller – Area Governor (2010 – 2011)

Congratulations to our President, John Morris

Congratulation for our president, John Morris, of winning the Area 25 Humourous Speech and Table Topic Contest in Oct 3, 2011.

He will represent the district and compete in the coming Division B Table Topics and Humourous Speech Contest

Date: Friday, October 21, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Pacific Language Institute;  #300 755 Burrard Street Vancouver

Contact: Contact : Ken Batty, Division Governor at


Let’s go and support our John!!