Only 5 meetings left in 2019!

The end of the year is fast approaching and Liberty Village Toastmasters will be taking a 3 week break for the holidays after our meeting on December 11.

On January 8 our meeting will be in a temporary location (tbd), and on January 15 we will be back at our regular location in the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre.

Our remaining meetings for the year are:

Wednesday November 13
Wednesday November 20
Wednesday November 27
Wednesday December 4
Wednesday December 11

Guests are always welcome.

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Open House – Wednesday September 18

Looking to improve your public-speaking skills? Ready to experience what Toastmasters is all about?

Join us at the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre for a special Open House meeting, where you can:

– Get introduced to our club and watch how it works;

– Participate in our Table Topics Session (optional);

– Learn what being a member involves and find out how to join;

We’re proud of the supportive and dynamic atmosphere we generate at our meetings and we’re always happy to share it with new people, whether or not you decide to join. Come share in the fun and excitment of a Liberty Village Toastmasters meeting!

RSVP here:

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Our meetings on Wednesday, August 28 and Wednesday, September 4 will be at temporary location:

650 Queens Quay West, Main Floor Party Room
(north-west corner of Queens Quay West and Bathurst St), M5V 3N2

We will return to our regular location at Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesday, September 11.

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Club Elections: May 29th

Hello Fellow Liberty VillageToastmasters,

Wednesday, May 29th is our election day for our new executive team (term ending June 30th).  On Election Day, we need at least for 50% +1 of our members to be present to reach quorum, so please make an effort to attend.

Joining the executive team is an opportunity for you to develop leadership and executive skills, as well as contribute to our club.  Our club relies on our executive team to reach to the level of excellence and growth we all want to achieve. 

Training will be provided for each position. Make an impact and nominate yourself or someone by either replying to this email, or being present to submit your nomination.  

The Positions available with core responsibilities are listed as follows (and you are welcome to contact our current officers for any questions):


· Provide supportive leadership for all of the club’s activities.

· General supervision of the club’s operations.

Current officer: Olga Sannikov

VP of Education

· Coordinate and schedule meetings.

· Keep track of our members’ progress.

· Mentorship program.

Current officer: Heidi Vandermeer

Secretary/ Assistant VP of Education

· Assist VP of Education with scheduling and coordinating events.

Current officer: Amanda Bankes


· In charge of financial policies, procedures and controls. 

· Collect dues and pay dues to Toastmasters International, and maintain records. 

· Make financial reports to the Club at least quarterly. Receive and disburse. with approval of the Club, all Club funds.  

Current officer: Andrew Varden

VP of Membership

· Attend meetings regularly.

· Recruit new members.

· Provide membership information to guests.

Current officer: Desi (DES) Codinera

VP of Public Relations

 · Promote our club through different forms of social media and networking.

· Update our website weekly.

Current officer: Theresa Pinter

Sergeant of Arms 

· Prepare meeting room for weekly meeting. Maintain Club property, including banner, name tags, and supplies. 

· Greet visitors. Chair of Social and Reception Committees.  

Current officer: Esra Basol

Both new and current members are welcome to nominate themselves for any role.  See you every Wednesday, and most especially Election Day!

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Recap: March 13 2019

Esra introduced today’s theme: ‘Inspiring Female Writers’. Watch what she had to say about that here:

Amanda who carried over the theme did a speech on ‘No Longer So Radical’ where she talked about historical women and how their struggles has effected today’s women by paving the way for women in Canada to follow their dreams.


Bob gave us an extended speech called ‘My HPL’ where Bob explained how he plans to organize the Division Contest, how the contest work and how each level of contests increase within Toastmasters. If you ever wanted to know more about what is possible in the upper levels of Toastmasters Bob explains it here:

Today’s Table Topic was held by Mohamed who gave random questions to our contestants. Thanks you to all our contestants who participated, especially our guests: Julie, Natalia Denise, Steven, Lydia, Sarah, Milda and Kevin.

This week we had two winners who tied for first place: Julie who won by talking about the kind of person she has admiration for is by their kindness and values and Sarah for sharing how her parents used to tell her that if she did not eat her food it will chase her in the afterlife. Congratulations!

Julie, Mohamed and Sarah

See you next Wednesday!

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