Division H

Division H contests – results

From Gordon Piggott, Division H Director

The Division H contests were held on Sunday 16 October 2016 in Oxted, hosted by Bromley Speakers.

Division H 2016

Humorous Speech contest

Four areas took part in the Humorous Speech contest, all the contestants were very entertaining: Amanda Donaldson, Mark Pratt, Vidhya Nagendran and Joe Currey. 

1st place was Mark Pratt from Surbiton Speakers in area 53

2nd place Joe Currey from Worthing Speakers area 32

Table Topics contest

Five contestants (Sylvia Lobo, Lisa Moore, Jo Bentley, Trudy Kuhn and Jamie Jani) took part in the Table Topics contest with the topic “ This is common to say that we grow whenever we go out of our comfort zone. How do you challenge yourself?”

The winner was Jamie Jani, from Surbiton Speakers in area 53

2nd place Jo Bentley, from County Communicators in area 32

3rd place Silvia Lobo, from Toasted Sandwich in area 37

Pictured above L to R: Sylvia Lobo, Jo Bentley, Jamie Jani, Mark Pratt and Joe Currey

Congratulations to all the people who took part and made of this afternoon a great success including our Chief Judge Richard Murray and Annelise Lepage who chaired the contests.  We were delighted to have three members of the District Leadership Team with us: District Secretary Paul Rhys-Taylor, Club Growth Director Andy Hammond, Finance Manager Meg Heyworth.

We are looking forward to seeing our winners at the District conference on Saturday 5 November in Woking

Book your ticket now if you haven’t done so yet, programme available here:


Division H Contests Autumn 2016

Our Division H contests are happening soon!

You are invited to join us and have the opportunity to be entertained and learn from the most humorous speakers in Division H in the humorous speech contest.

And to be enthralled, captivated and inspired by the quick thinking members who are taking part in the impromptu table topics contest.

Five winners from the areas from all over the division will be taking part in each contest.

When and where are the Division H Contests?

Sunday 16 October 2016 at Perform Within Oxted, Community Hall, Church Lane, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 9LJ

12.45pm to 3.30pm

Please join us for the Division H Contests by registering here:


Come and support your club members, and area contestant winners to help them become Division H 2016 contest winners

The winner of each contest will go on to take part in the District 91 final that will take be in Woking on 5 November 2016 at the District 91 conference.

Division H Contests

A Message from District Director Vanessa King, DTM

Vanessa King District Director

Vanessa King
District Director

Happy New Toastmasters Year!

New Years are typically a time of celebration, appreciation and of looking forward to the year to come.

We have so much to celebrate in our District. At the time of writing, we celebrate achieving President Distinguished District and being very high in worldwide rankings for club growth, distinguished clubs and clubs with more than 20 members. All those numbers are wonderful, but what they mean is truly spectacular. Read More

News from Pedro Casillas DTM, Program Quality Director

Recent DOT (District Officer Training) saw 87% of Division and Area Directors attending an excellent day of Toastmasters education. A fantastic turnout!

Pedro Casillas Program Quality Director

Pedro Casillas
Program Quality Director

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News from PR Manager, Helena Brewer

Have you been FED?

Helena Brewer PR Manager

Helena Brewer
PR Manager

As Toastmasters we communicate mainly by speaking, but that is not the only way. In our District there are plenty of budding writers, from club blogs to Facebook posts. Read More

News from Finance Manager, Meg Heyworth

Assistance to Division and Areas for venue hire


Meg Heyworth Finance Manager

Subject to approval of the District budget by Toastmasters International, District 91 will pay up to £100 towards venue hire by Areas for the purpose of Club Officer Training. Read More

Toastmasters Super Demo Meeting & Picnic


Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London
This Sunday 26th June at 11am

  • Do you want to get together and celebrate the end of what has been a fantastic Toastmasters year?
  • Do you want to join a Sunday club that meets in London?
  • Do you want to join an existing weekday club in London?
  • Are you an existing member or are you thinking about joining?
  • Would you like to improve your public speaking and leadership skills?
  • Do you like to have fun with like minded individuals?

Ask Me About Toastmasters BadgeThen come along to Speakers Corner at Hyde Park this Sunday.  Bring along someone who would love Toastmasters too and bring a picnic.  We will have a demo meeting and then enjoy a sunny lunch in the park.

Book your ticket here.

We will have lots of people there, including our current District Director Jean Gamester, our next District Director Vanessa King, and our immediate past District Governor Hilary Briggs.  And you!

We will be signing up members and leaders to take the Sunday Club forward and will have information about existing clubs and how to sign up with them too.

Sunday, 26 June 2016 from 11:00 to 13:00
Speakers Corner – Marble Arch Hyde Park, W1H 7DX
Reserve your ticket here.

We look forward to seeing you at Speakers Corner this Sunday!

D91 Nominations of the Year

District Nominations of the Year

After a busy 2015/2016 Toastmaster’s year, it’s time to reflect, recognise and acknowledge good deeds carried out during the year by handing out awards.  First of all, we need to receive your nominations.  Please complete the Nominations Form and email back to me by 30 June.

Now is your opportunity to nominate someone or a club for one of the following awards: –

  • Toastmaster of the Year
  • Area Director of the Year
  • Division Director of the Year
  • Club of the Year

I look forward to receiving your nominations.


Helena Brewer
D91 Administration Manager 2015-16

Monthly Mentions – DCP Progress

District 91 DCP Progress

72% of our clubs within District 91 have achieved Distinguished, with 12 of those being Presidents Distinguished.

Congratulations to the following clubs:

Division B

  • London Victorians
  • Berkeley Square Speakers Toastmasters Club
  • City Limits Speakers
  • Grosvenor Square Club

Division H

  • Wokingham Speakers
  • County Communicators

Division J

  • Thamesdown Speakers Club
  • Malvern Speakers

Division K

  • Bromley Speakers
  • 1st London Toastmasters

Division L

  • Holborn Speakers
  • WIBF Speakers-City Club

Looking for a new challenge? Consider being a REP Ambassador

Calling all Experienced Toastmasters – looking for a new challenge?

Toastmasters Where Leaders Are MadeLike to be the first to know about exciting new opportunities?  Then this is your chance to become an Ambassador for the Revitalized Education Program (REP) – the biggest and most important change to the Toastmasters education program in our history.

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