Club Officer Elections (all positions) at upcoming May 20th meeting!!!

The club has a team of 7 executives that run the club. The current club executive committee will remain in control until June 30th. At our meeting on May 20th, club elections will be held for fill those roles for the next Toastmasters year (beginning on July 1st). Their term begins July 1st and lasts for 12 months ending on June 30th of the next year.

These club officers must also attend monthly Club Officer meetings (above and beyond the weekly club meetings), and attend both Club Officer Training (COT) held semi-annually.

The reward is developing your leadership skills that are transferable to work situations, such as organizing and running a team meeting, working on teams and contributing your ideas, and providing focus on goals and objectives. A club officer role is part of the requirements for the Advanced Leadership Bronze (ALB) leadership designation. If you are close to or have completed your Competent Leader (CL) manual, then please think ahead for the next 12 months and evaluate your progress towards the ALB designation. That may influence you to seriously investigate a club officer role, and run in this upcoming election.

The available executive roles are as follows:

PRESIDENT
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The president provides leadership for the club. He/she sets the tone for the club, works with the executive committee to assure quality, organized meetings, positive interactions among members, and a supportive, learning environment. Encouraging all members to accomplish why they joined is the goal.

Prerequisite: Recommended having held other club officer positions to understand workings of the club. Works with Area Governor to co-ordinate messaging from Toastmasters International and funnel progress up to the Area and District.

VP EDUCATION
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Very important role to schedule meetings, roles, and speaking slots for members. Also responsible for coordinating club contests.

VP MEMBERSHIP
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Promote the club and manage the process of bringing in guests and transforming them into members. Initiate contact with guests and actively monitor membership levels. Strategize with executive committee when membership challenges occur.

VP PUBLIC RELATIONS
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Responsible for coordinating the club’s public image and open-houses in September and January during traditional membership drives.

SECRETARY
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Attend meetings and record official meeting notes. You get a chance to speak (present last meeting notes) at every club meeting.

TREASURER
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Manages the club membership fees and Toastmasters International (TMI) membership fees. Also manages new members fees and registration with TMI. Manages the club budget and records expenses. Presents club Financials (towards end of the Toastmaster year).

Prerequisite: Good financial record-keeping and Excel skills. Will require signing authority at the bank.

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
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Responsible for all the physical properties of the club and for setting up the room for club meetings, and resetting the tables and chairs. Distribution of voting slips, collection and counting of same is part of the job. Regular club attendance and ability to come early (6pm) to prepare room for the 6:15pm meeting.

ATTENTION: ALL MEMBERS

If you are interested in any of these roles for the upcoming Toastmaster year, please contact who is responsible for running the club elections.

Please send an email via Easy-Speak of which role you are interested in, and a brief explanation of why. Also include any questions you may have. The election committee will vet out all nominations.

Elections will be held at the May 20th meeting and it is possible, not preferred, to take nominations from the floor on May 20th. If there are 2 or more nominees for the same role, each nominee will be given 1 minute (a Table Topic) to present to the club, “why vote for them?”

Our regular time and location for the May 20th meeting have been confirmed. We are meeting at Room Assembly “C” at Harbourfront Community Centre from 6:15pm to 8 pm.

Look forward to seeing you at our regular time and location for the meeting and the club elections.

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March 18 meeting to be held at 215 Spadina Av.

Since Harbourfront Community Centre will be closed for March Break Registration, the next meeting will be held on March 18th at an alternate location just for this week (meetings will return to the regular location, starting March 25th). The alternate location is:

Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto – 4TH FLOOR Alterna Savings Meeting Room

Here is the map to the temporary location, with directions (by car or TTC) and parking details listed below:
215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

215 Spadina Avenue is on the east side of Spadina between Queen St. and Dundas St., at Sullivan St.

By TTC: The Spadina subway is the nearest subway. The Spadina streetcar stops @ Sullivan Street. You can also take the Queen or Dundas streetcars and walk from the Spadina stop.

Parking: There is metered parking all along Spadina.

There is a Green P parking lot approximately 2 blocks north of the Centre for Social Innovation, on the east side of Spadina. Note that Spadina runs northbound so you must approach from Queen St.

There is a public lot on Sullivan St. Note that Sullivan runs westbound so you must approach from Huron St.

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January 7 meeting to be held at 215 Spadina Avenue!!!

Our first meeting of 2015 will be held on January 7th at an alternate location just for this week (we will return to our regular location, starting Jan.14th). The alternate location is:

Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto – 4TH FLOOR Innovation Lab

Here is the map to the temporary location, with directions (by car or TTC) and parking details listed below:
215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

215 Spadina Avenue is on the east side of Spadina between Queen St. and Dundas St., at Sullivan St.

By TTC: The Spadina subway is the nearest subway. The Spadina streetcar stops @ Sullivan Street. You can also take the Queen or Dundas streetcars and walk from the Spadina stop.

Parking: There is metered parking all along Spadina.

There is a Green P parking lot approximately 2 blocks north of the Centre for Social Innovation, on the east side of Spadina. Note that Spadina runs northbound so you must approach from Queen St.

There is a public lot on Sullivan St. Note that Sullivan runs westbound so you must approach from Huron St.

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December 10th meeting: Last meeting of 2014!

Our regular time and location for tonight’s meeting have been confirmed. We are meeting at Room Assembly “C” at Harbourfront Community Centre from 6:15pm to 8 pm.

Our Toastmaster will be John Kr., and the meeting’s theme is “Attitude”.

Karoline and John Kj. are our confirmed speakers.

Our General Evaluator will be Max.

We look forward to seeing you at our regular time and location.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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All set for our Dec. 3rd meeting!

Our regular time and location for tonight’s meeting have been confirmed. We are meeting at Room Assembly “C” at Harbourfront Community Centre from 6:15pm to 8 pm.

Our Toastmaster will be Be, and the meeting’s theme is “Opportunity”.

Edwin is our confirmed speaker.

James is our Educational Speaker.

Our General Evaluator will be John Kr.

Look forward to seeing you at our regular time and location.

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All set for our Nov. 26 meeting!

Our regular time and location for tonight’s meeting have been confirmed. We are meeting at Room Assembly “C” at Harbourfront Community Centre from 6:15 to 8 pm.

Our Toastmaster will be Andrew, our confirmed Speakers will be Alex and Karoline, and our General Evaluator will be Karoline.

Look forward to seeing you at our regular time and location.

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All set for our Nov. 19 meeting!

Our regular time and location for tonight’s meeting have been confirmed. We are meeting at Room Assembly “C” at Harbourfront Community Centre from 6:15pm to 8 pm.

Our Toastmaster will John Kj., and the meeting’s theme is “Changing”.

Natalia, Sergey, and Yury are our confirmed speakers.

Our General Evaluator will be Felix.

Look forward to seeing you at our regular time and location.

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All set for our November 12th meeting!

Our regular time and location for tonight’s meeting have been confirmed. We are meeting at Room Assembly “C” at Harbourfront Community Centre from 6 to 8 pm.

Our Toastmaster will be James, our confirmed Speaker will be Silvio, and our General Evaluator will be Yury.

Look forward to seeing you at our regular time and location.

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All set for our November 5th meeting!

Our regular time and location for tonight’s meeting have been confirmed. We are meeting at Room Assembly “C” at Harbourfront Community Centre from 6 to 8 pm.

Our Toastmaster will be Be and the meeting’s theme is “No Role Too Small”.

Mark and Karoline are our confirmed speakers.

Our General Evaluator will be Ram.

Look forward to seeing you at our regular time and location.

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All set for our meeting tonight!

Our regular time and location for tonight’s meeting have been confirmed. We are meeting at Room Assembly “C” at Harbourfront Community Centre from 6 to 8 pm.

Our Toastmaster will be Karoline and the meeting’s theme is “Talking so others will listen to you”.

Alex is our confirmed speaker.

Our General Evaluator will be Des.

Look forward to seeing you at our regular time and location.

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