20th Anniversary: Riverside Communicators

By Gulnaz Rana

2018 marks a massive milestone for 20 years of Toastmasters Riverside Communicators based in Twickenham, West London! The ‘Riversiders’ marked this achievement by hosting a celebratory themed meeting on the 1st June. It was only right to celebrate this at the York House Venue, based in Twickenham, which has been the home to Riverside for the past 20 years. For this one evening, we were granted special access to the Winter Garden Room, a beautifully decorated glass room overlooking the green landscape of the York House Gardens.

Riverside members and guests arrived in their best attire and enjoyed an evening of 20th Anniversary themed speeches. Russell Searle (Area 29 Director 2016-17) and Jacqui Rosser (Riverside Past President 2017-18) took us on a journey of ‘Riverside – Then and Now’, followed by entertaining speeches from members Errol Williamson (Riverside champ of many contests!), Glen Savage (Immediate Past Area 29 Director) and Sonia Aste (Riverside Past President 2007-08).

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The Explorer’s Cup has arrived in London

The Explorer’s Cup, a Toastmaster award, arrived in London carried by PMI UK Toastmaster Club members a few weeks ago. The award was created by District 91 to encourage club members to take part in leadership tasks enabling them to improve skills faster.

The Explorer’s Cup journey started in Sandwich at Toasted Sandwich Club followed by Gatwick Speakers, Chichester and Worthing and is now at its 4th home at PMI UK TM Club.

In order to claim the trophy, Nadya Hamedi, Alexander Marcondes, Cleber Ferrareze and Ola Durojaiye travelled to Worthing and after a warm welcome by Worthing Club members (established in a beautiful seafront hotel) took on meeting roles at the host club as General Evaluator, Table Topics Evaluator and Timekeeper respectively.

As part of the programme, the PMI UK TM Club is eagerly waiting to welcome the next club which will visit its venue to claim the trophy. Remember, to claim the trophy, you need 3 members to take meeting roles at the host club.

The PMI UK TM Club holds meetings on Aldgate High Street London EC3N 1AB every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm. See

Beat the Clock – Membership Building Contest

We’re now in the final 2 months of the Toastmasters year. To encourage all of your clubs to finish it with a bang, the ‘Beat the Clock’ membership building contest is now taking place.

Every club that add 5 new, dual or reinstated members between 1st May 2019 and 30th Jun 2019 will receive this prestigious award. You’ll be able to display this ribbon on your club banner with pride to show that you were one of the few clubs that finished the 2018/19 Toastmasters year with a bang.

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Join Us for the Hall of Fame!

Greetings fellow Toastmasters!

If you’ve been wondering whether or not to come to the District Conference on the 5th of November, please watch this message from District Director Vanessa King about the Hal of Fame. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our members.

District 91 at the Washington DC International Convention

Congratulations to everyone in District 91.  Members who attended the Toastmasters International Convention in Washington DC joined the leadership team on stage as our collective achievements for 2015/16 were recognised.

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