Tuesday, July 31, 2018

New Member Induction - Vicky

On Tuesday July 24th, 2018 Ksenija our VP Membership led the Induction Ceremony for Vicky. 

Vicky is from Vietnam and has been in Canada for 3 years. 

Vicky is currently a Project Coordinator and working on figuring out her life purpose and education and career plans. She has a BBA Diploma in Automotive Management. She may pursue a career in project management and seek the PMP certification or she is also considering an MBA in Japan. Vicky would love to bring her parents to Canada.

Vicky loves hiking in the mountains. She speaks 6 languages including Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien (Chinese dialect), Japanese and English.

The Induction Ceremony celebrates the beginning of a new Toastmaster's journey with the new member committing to the Toastmasters' Pledge (or Promise) and our club members commit to support the new member.

Please join me in welcoming Vicky to Igniters!

Toastmaster’s Promise:

As a member of Toastmasters International and my club, I promise:  

·       To attend club meetings regularly
·       To prepare all my projects to the best of my ability, basing them on the Toastmasters education program
·       To prepare for and fulfill meeting assignments
·       To provide fellow members with helpful, constructive evaluations
·       To help the club maintain the positive, friendly environment necessary for all members to learn and grow
·       To serve my club as an officer when called upon to do so
·       To treat my fellow club members and our guests with respect and courtesy
·       To bring guests to club meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters’ membership offers
·       To adhere to the guidelines and rules for all Toastmasters education and recognition programs
·       To act within Toastmasters’ core values of integrity, respect, service and excellence during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

End of the Year Party Photos, Awards Winners, New Executive Induction and thank you

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to our End of the Year Party on June 26th at Mona and Ted Cooley's.  For those who missed it here is a quick recap: 

 - Rookie of the Year - Diane Devonshire

 - Toastmaster of the Year - Yvonne Heerema

Igniting Spirits Club Awards:

 - Spirit of Success New Member: Sherry Wilson McEwen

 - Spirit of Success Speech Achievement: James Frail

 - Spirit of Success Communication & Leadership: Diane Fox

 - Spirit of Success President's Choice - Yvonne Heerema

  - Spirit of Success Igniting Spirits Award - Yvonne Heerema

  - Spirit of Success Mentor Award - Marion Butcher

For the new executive:

 - President: Yvonne Heerema

 - VP Education: Marvin Henry

 - VP Membership: Ksenija Crnogorac

 - VP Public Relations: James Frail

 - Secretary: Nandini Venkatesan

 - Treasurer: Anette Madsen

 - SAA: Henry Mattos

Additional thanks goes to Ksenija for helping present the awards and providing me with this list.

Good Luck to the next executive and having a fantastic year.

Chris Crooks