The “Of The Year” awards are evaluated based on a number of qualifications achieved during the year in service to your club, or District. Other factors, such as exemplifying the Toastmaster values of Integrity, Respect, Service and Excellence, are also taken into consideration and play a major role in the decision. “Of The Year” awards highlight exemplary service from Club Presidents, Area Directors, and Division Directors.

“Of The Year” Award nominations  forms: Submit forms (click on Criteria buttons beside the award (PDF or Excel formats)) by October 15 in the current year to [email protected]

The District Director will set the award ceremony date in October or November to highlight achievements from the previous Toastmasters’ year.

“Service” Awards:

Service awards will be awarded at the Annual District Conference. Service awards highlight achievements of Non-Toastmasters, Toastmasters in service to their community and Toastmasters in service to the District, and Toastmasters as a whole.

Nomination forms must be submitted by February 20 in the current Toastmasters year to [email protected]

“Of The Year” Awards

Awarded at the Fall Awards Ceremony

Club President of the Year

This award is based on the performance of the Club President and their contribution to the development and growth of the individual members as reflected in the Distinguished Club Program.

In order to be considered for this award, a minimum of 4 club officers must have been trained in each of the 2 training periods, and a minimum of 8 members must have paid their dues on time; with a minimum 3 of whom have to be renewals.

Area Director of the Year

This award is based on the Area performance and the Director’s individual contributions to that achievement. It will further reflect their dedication, commitment and leadership towards the achievement of club goals and District mission, as well as the factors shown. 

In order to be considered for this award, the Area Success Plan must have been submitted on time, and 75% of all club visit reports need to have been complete on time.

Division Director of the Year

This award is based on the Division performance and the Director’s individual contributions to that achievement. It will further reflect their dedication, commitment and leadership towards the achievement of club goals and District mission, as well as the factors shown.

Toastmaster of the Year

Awarded annually to a Toastmaster who best exemplifies Toastmasters International values in supporting the District mission.  The Toastmaster of the Year will excel in a variety of communication, leadership, educational, marketing and public relations activities. 

Current members of the District Executive Committee shall not be eligible for this award.

Service Awards

Awarded at the District Conference

Exemplary Service Award

This award is intended to honour a Past District Officer who continues to serve the District in various capacities, both visible and behind-the-scenes, as well as promoting Toastmasters within the District and beyond. 

The last District Office held by the candidate must be a minimum of 3 years prior to the date the award is presented.

Similar to the George Keenan/Douglas Barclay awards from District 60 and District 86.

Community Service Award

This award is intended to honour a Toastmaster who has made substantial and wide spread contributions to the well-being of their local community as a result of utilizing their Toastmasters training in communications and leadership. 

In addition to being a member in good standing of a club in good standing within the district for no less than 3 years, the recipient should be a distinguished leader or outstanding speaker within the community. Members who are currently serving on the District Executive Team shall not be eligible for this award.

Communication & Leadership Award

This award is intended to honour a non-Toastmaster who has made substantial contributions to the well-being of the local community in the areas of communications and leadership. The recipient should be a distinguished leader or outstanding speaker within that community.

District Director Award

This award is intended to honour a Toastmaster who has made substantial and wide spread contributions to the well-being of their local community as a result of utilizing their Toastmasters training in communications and leadership through many years. 

In addition to being a member in good standing of a club in good standing within the district for no less than 3 years, the recipient should be a long serving Toastmaster with over 15 years service to their club(s), and District. Members who are currently serving on the District Executive Team shall not be eligible for this award.

Award Recipients

 

President Of The Year

Name Club Year
Dhammika Perera Bowmanville Toastmasters 2021-2022

 

 

Area Director Of The Year

Name Area Year
Zack Dawood Area D71 2021-2022

 

 

Division Director Of The Year

Name Division Year
Chelsea Zhang Division C 2021-2022

 

 

Community Service Award

Name Club Year
Michelle Spear https://toastmasters123.org/csaward/ 2021-2022

 

 

Communication and Leadership Award

Name Club Year
Mike Shoreman https://toastmasters123.org/csaward/ 2021-2022

 

 

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