Thursday, November 09, 2006

Igniting Spirits in Lethbridge

Back row (Anthony, Emily, Nandini, Marvin, Darlene, Mona)
Front row (Spence, Sue, Darren)
Igniters enjoyed a wonderful Conference together. Great teamwork! Nov. 3 - Nov. 5, 2006
Emily - proudly was recognized as Division J Rookie of the Year. Go Igniters!
Darlene - On Sat. Nov. 4, 2006 Darlene was inspiring with her stories and quotes placing 3rd in a very competitive Table Topics contest. This was a newsworthy event - she was featured in the Lethbridge Herald!

Spence - District 42 calligrapher and roving photographer. A dedicated Toastmaster with many artistic talents!
Sue - an inspiring Division G Toastmaster of the Year and our dedicated President
Darren - we were all inspired and entertained by 2001 World champion of Public Speaking

Igniters Shine at the Fall District Conference

On Sat. Nov. 4, 2006 at the Leaders Luncheon, Marvin (right) was awarded the highest recognition, as a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). Mona our District 42 Governor (left) shares in the happy celebration along with other DTM recipients and Joan our Lt. Gov. of Marketing (right)
Congratulations Marvin on your outstanding achievement!
At the District Governors Ball, Mona sitting at the head table beside her strongest supporter, husband Ted. Sharing her passion for her theme "Lead with Purpose, Communicate with Confidence."

Nandini was honoured as District 42 Toastaster of the Year(left). She loves sharing it with one of her supportive friends Judy, Division Governor of the Year. They celebrated together with their friends. We are all so proud of you Nandini!

Anthony, District 42 Public Relations Officer sitting at the Head Table (centre)with Rhys (District Newsletter Editor) and guest Leigh. On Sun. Nov. 5, he hosted the farewell luncheon including recognizing members and Clubs for participating in PR activities in the District.
A dynamic leader!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Darlene and Sue Rise to the Top!

On October 21st representing Igniters, Darlene spoke with passion and humour in the Table Topics contest. In fact her witty and engaging answer brought about sweet results! Darlene won the Division J Table Topics contest! The question was "what does healthy eating mean to you?" and she shared her love for chocolate.

Toastmaster Mark K (right) and Daria S Division C Governor (left) awards Darlene.Way to Go Darlene!! We are all so proud of you.

Sue is simply an amazing Toastmaster! Doug Kalin past Div. G Governor paid tribute to her accomplishments and accolades over the past year (July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006) Sue was awarded with Division G "Toastmaster of the Year" representing Calgary Advanced (CATs) We are so proud of our dynamic President Sue!

Calgary Advanced is our sponsor club.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Congratulations Emily and Nandini

At the October 21st Division J speech contest, Judy Mooney past Division J Governor spoke highly of the 2005-2006 "Of the Year" Award winners. Two of them went to Igniters club members! Emily was awarded the Division J "Rookie of the Year". Nandini received the Division J "Toastmaster of the Year". We are so proud of you both. Congratulations.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contests

The Table Topics and Humorous Speech contest was held at our latest home, West Hillhurst Community on Sept 26 /06.
Nandini won by best answering the TT question: "Do You Think the World Should Have a Universal Language". Darlene Davies placed second. Sue speech, 'A Novel Idea' edged out Marvin, 'Happy Birthday' ditty to claim 1st in Humorous. The winners move on to Area 41 on Oct 10th at 3608-33St N.W. [Alberta Research Council]

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Welcome New Members

It is a pleasure to welcome our newest members Rona and Kathy. Marvin is delighted to have 20 members for his year as President, July 1, 2005 - June 30 2006. New members bring fresh ideas and creative skills to add to the vitality of our Club.

Igniters are enjoying their new home at the Parkdale United Church It is great to have new members join us this year.

Members: (Back row left to right) Spencer, Ken, Emily, Darlene, Jane, Mona, Sue, Marvin and Mark; (front row right to left) Medeline, Pat, Kim, and Jeanie. Nandini is taking photo.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Celebration! Annual Awards

Hurray Igniters! Special thanks to our mentors! (clockwise L to R)
President Marvin honoring Pat - President's Choice
Div. J Governor Judy - visiting and sharing in celebrations
Incoming District 42 Public Relations Officer Anthony honoring
Sue - Spirit of Success - Communication and Leadership
Nandini - Toastmaster of the Year

Celebration! Annual Awards

June 20, 2006 - Igniters enjoyed a delicious potluck with friends, family, and guests. Congratulations to all Igniters for achieving your personal goals.
Incoming District 42 Governor Mona honoring: (clockwise L to R)
Emily - Rookie of the Year
Darlene- Spirit of Success - Mentor of the Year
Mark -Spirit of Success - New Member
Kim -Spirit of Success - Speech Achievement

Friday, June 23, 2006

Thursday SpeechCrafters

"Lead with Purpose ... Communicate with Confidence"
- Mona, IgnitersSpeechCraftCoordinator -
CONGRATULATIONS Class 27 April - 22 June 2006.
BkRw L-R: Kristine, Arleen, Ranita, Rupinder, Eldon & Zora HRD Specialist.
FrtRw L-R: Kat, Janet, Pat VPEd. & Jane.
Photographer: Mark VPMem.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Executive Team

Ken, Sue, Spencer, Pat Mark

Marvin, Jeanie, Nandini

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Congratulations to our Incoming Executive Team!

On May 15, 2006, Igniters held our elections and voted in a very strong new executive team. Their term of office is from July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007. Please send your congratulations to the following incoming executive:
President elect - Sue
VP Education elect - Pat
VP Membership elect - Mark
VP Public Relations elect- Nandini
Secretary elect- Jeanie
Treasurer elect- Ken
Sergant at Arms elect- Spencer
Past President elect- Marvin

Our current executive team will carry on doing their excellent work until June 30, 2006 and have offered to mentor the incoming team. Congratulations to ALL!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

MOM is the Word

Congratulations to Nandini [Representing Igniters TM] for winning the coveted District 42 Evaluation Speech contest in Saskatoon on May 5-7 /06.

Nan beat out 8 other Divisional winners from Alberta and Saskatchewan. She evaluated a test speaker [Heidi L] who spoke about moms and Mother's Day. Nan used the acronym, MOM in her speech.
Nandini also placed third in the International Speech contest. [Representing CATS -Div G]
Darlene was very close in the running as International Speech contestant[Div J] and President of the Year for the District as well.

Pictured with Nan are Lieutenant-Governor of Education and Training, Mona and District Governor, Troy W.

Nan said that she likes the trophies, Ok, however, she only competes because of the calligraphy on the certificates.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Creme de la Creme

Darlene is flanked by Div J Governor Judy and Past J Gov. Laura, after receiving the President of the Year [04-05] award.

Congratulations to Darlene D [International Speech] and Nandini [Evaluation] who won their respective contests at the Div J Spring finale on Apr 25/06.

Each will go on to the District 42 Convention to be held May 5-7 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Darlene's mother's birthday will be remembered on May 6 , the day of the competition.

Darlene also won President of the Year for last year [2004-2005] She was wearing a 'Real Smile' all night ,after the contest.

Nandini [representing CATS from Div G] will go head to head with Darlene in the International Speech contest.

We're very proud of both of you. Good Luck!!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Pam Treats Us Like Millions

Pam, [front and centre] owner of Lifequest, attended the final Igniters meeting at this locale. Pam is holding the coveted Rammie award, which she won for best table topic speaker.
Meeting attendees included: back row l-r, Marvin, Medeline, Emily, Anthony, Nandini, Sue, and Spencer. Front row: Mona, Pat, Pam, Jeanie, and Jane.
Our new meeting location will be announced shortly. In lieu of our Apr 25th meeting, members are encouraged to attend and cheer on Darlene and Nandini at the Division J speech contests at Nexen [7thAve and 7th Street SW] 6:00 PM.

Emily Achieves CTM Award

Congratulations to Emily, who has achieved her Competent Toastmaster award on Apr 18th. She gave a compelling number 10 speech, entitled, 'Think Love'.
Emily, in her rookie season, has enthralled us with interesting and thought provoking presentations, almost weekly.
Way to go, Emily, you're an inspiration to all Igniters.
Mentor Mona is seen presenting Emily with her CTM pin.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

No Fools Here!

April 1/06

Nandini [Evaluation] and Darlene [International] won their respective speech competitions at the Area J41 Spring Speech contest. Our seasoned orators from Igniters, performed brilliantly at the University of Calgary, and were well supported by their fellow club members.

Good luck to you both at the Division J competion to be held on Apr 25 [ Nexen building, 7th Ave and 7th St SW.] 6:00 PM.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Mar 16/06
Anthony, president of Calgary Advanced Toastmasters [C.A.T.S.] presents the first place International speech certificate to Nandini. Sue placed second.

Nandini will represent CATS at the Area G8 contest on Apr 6th [Calgary Health region, 10101 Southport Rd. SW] 6:00 PM

CATS Toastmasters sponsored Igniters TM

Thursday, March 23, 2006

And the Winners Are:

In First Place: Nandini and Darlene

Nandini (Evaluation) and Darlene (International) are excited to represent Igniters at the upcoming Area Contest.

And the Winners Are...

In Second Place: Sue and Nandini

Sue (Evaluation) and Nandini (International) proudly display their award certificates.

And the Winners Are...

In Third Place: Emily

Carolyn (right) congratulates Emily on a great evaluation.

Club Contest

Congratulations to Igniters for hosting a successful Club Contest on Tuesday March 14th. Good Luck to Darlene and Nandini who will advance to the Area Contest. Lets all come out support them. Igniting Spirits!
Please let me know if you can attend the Area contest.

Evaluation Contest
1. Nandini
2. Sue
3. Emily

International Contest
1. Darlene
2. Nandini

J41 Area Contest - Saturday, April 1
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am - 1 pm - Evaluation and International Speech Contest
Location: University of Calgary, MacEwan Hall - Student Council Chambers
Click for map

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Achieving 1/2 CTM Ribbon

Congratulations Igniters!

Mark, Emily, and Kim have been awarded their 1/2 CTM ribbon for completing 5 speeches in the CTM (Communications Toastmaster manual) Keep up the great work!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Anthony Chim Invited to Present at Regional

Our own Anthony has been invited to be an educational presenter at both the Toastmasters Region IV Conference in Minneapolis, Minn on Effective Evaluations and at the District 42 Convention in Saskatoon on Membership Building. We have seen Anthony's excellent workshops on many topics and know the Region IV and District 42 attendees will be getting lots of good information. Congratulations, Anthony!