On A Point – Toastmasters Southern Africa Newsletter



 July 2017

Issue # 352

On A Point – Toastmasters Southern Africa – District Newsletter

Time to Celebrate

What a great year!  As I bid you a fond farewell, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the outgoing 2016-2017 leadership teams. Thank you for serving the members of Southern Africa and for leaving behind such a strong legacy.  There is no doubt that we are “better together” and as we end the Toastmasters year please take some time to celebrate!  The warm glow of success is shining upon you.

Also a big thank you to our members.  This year has been all about you.  Well done on pursuing your goals and investing in your personal development.  It has been a pleasure sharing your journey and I wish you every success in the year ahead. Please celebrate every milestone you have achieved!

With that, I bid you a fond farewell and hand you over to the 2017 – 2018 District Director – Keith Bowen DTM. 

Sandra Cooper – Immediate Past District Director

Welcoming in the New Year

At this time of the year across District new leaders are taking up their assignments and making plans for the year ahead.  It is a great time of energy and hope, dreaming of what each can achieve in their new portfolio.

There will be approximately 1400 club officers who are taking up new positions eager to serve their members and hoping to leave a legacy of excellence.  Similarly there are 62 District leaders that have accepted responsibility to support these club officers and in turn the members they serve.   And everyone is focused on ensuring that members achieve their goals and spreading the benefits of Toastmasters further into communities and organisations.

Last weekend, at the Division S Club Officer Training, I described our mission as “merchants of confidence” because, as Toastmasters, we are dedicated to helping individuals become more self-assured, whether through public speaking skills or leadership skills.  Just one assignment in the Competent Communicator manual will start a member toward being more confident; similarly taking on a leadership role in the club starts a member on a road toward unleashing their leadership potential.

I wish you all a great year ahead and may you achieve your goals.

Keith Bowen DTM – District Director

Induction Dinner and Hall of Fame

Save the Date!

Who should attend?

  • Toastmasters club officers and club members! 
  • Anyone who is interested in learning and developing as a leader.


Division Date Venue  
Division L

Saturday, 8 July

Saturday, 22 July

Worley Parsons, Melrose Arch

Botho University, Gaborone

Division E

Friday, 4 August

Saturday, 5 August

Sunday, 6 August

KSD College, Mthatha

VP Grey Primary School, Port Elizabeth

T.B.A. East London

Division A Saturday, 8 July Laerskool Monument Park, Pretoria
Division D

Saturday, 3 June

Saturday, 8 July

Saturday, 22 July

Hotel Europa HoF, Swakopmund

TBN Studios Windhoek

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Division R Saturday, 15 July Sanlam Building, Bellville
Division S

Saturday, 1 July



Bloemfontein & Lesotho

Division H

Saturday, 5 August

Saturday, 5 August

Deloitte Woodmead


Division I

Saturday, 22 July

Saturday, 22 July


T.B.A. Johannesburg

US Embassy, Maputo

Mbabane & Mpumalanga Province

Division P Saturday, 8 July Christ Church, Pinetown
Division Z

Saturday, 22 July

Saturday, 5 August

Saturday, 12 August

Chapman Golf Club, Harare


Madison Lusaka

It is a requirement that all club officers are trained. You can attend these Club Officer Training events free of charge. I am looking forward to seeing you at your event.

Frank Tsuro, DTM – Program Quality Director


Reports as at July 3, 2017

(Source: http://dashboards.toastmasters.org/Division.aspx?id=74 )

Well done to the following clubs who achieved distinguished performance status.
All the clubs have 20 active members or had a net growth of 5 members.

President’s Distinguished Performance : – (9/10 DCP Goals)

  1. 4th Dimension
  3. Algoa Club
  4. Botho Botswana
  5. Bryanston Breakfast Club
  6. Cape Town Club
  7. Central Centurion Toastmasters Club
  8. Centurion Breakfast Club
  9. Centurion Toastmasters Club
  10. Chatsworth Toastmasters
  11. Chuckle ‘n Chirp Club
  12. City Bowl, Cape Town Toastmasters
  13. Dainfern Tigers
  14. Diplomatic Corps Toastmasters
  15. Econet Toastmasters
  16. Egoli Golden City
  17. Engineers Toastmasters Club
  18. Ernst & Young Cape Town
  19. Executive Club
  20. Florida Club
  21. Gaborone Club
  22. Golden Gavel Advanced Club
  23. Highway Club
  24. Kloof Toastmasters Business Breakfast
  25. Maputo Toastmasters Club
  26. Modderfontein Breakfast Club
  27. Nedbank Club
  28. Polokwane
  29. President Club
  30. Pretoria East Club
  31. Randburg Toastmasters
  32. Sandton Toastmasters Club
  33. SARB Toastmasters Club
  34. Scientia Toastmasters Club
  35. Seagulls Club
  36. Siemens Club
  37. Soaring Eagles
  38. Strelitzia Toastmasters Club
  39. Swakopmund Toastmasters Club
  40. Table View Toastmasters Club
  41. Tarentaal Club
  42. Taverners Club
  43. The Breakfast Club
  44. The Grove Club
  45. Transformers Toastmasters Club
  46. Two Oceans
  47. Vodacom Cape Town Toastmasters
  48. West Rand Toastmasters Club
  49. Winelands Toastmasters Club

Select Distinguished Club Performance : – (7/8 DCP Goals)

  1. CBZ Holdings
  2. CIMA Toastmasters Gauteng
  3. Crocodile Toastmasters
  4. Dainfern Diamonds Toastmasters Club
  5. Eloquent Speakers Club
  6. Forum Toastmasters
  7. Hatch Johannesburg Toastmasters
  8. Midrand Club
  9. Morningside Club
  10. Moving Forward Toastmasters
  11. Pinelands Club
  12. Refined Raconteurs
  13. Rosebank Breakfast Toastmasters
  14. Rosebank Toastmasters Club
  15. Speechquest
  16. Standard Bank Operations Club
  17. Supreme Toastmasters Club
  18. Talking Heads Club
  19. Totius Masters
  20. UCT Toastmasters
  21. Umgeni Water Durban
  22. Umgeni Water Pietermaritzburg Toastmasters

Distinguished Club Performance : – (5/6 DCP Goals)

  1. ABSA Toastmasters Breakfast Club
  2. Accenture Toastmasters Club
  3. Altron Toastmasters
  4. Bacon & Egg
  5. Bank of Namibia
  6. Benoni Club
  7. Challengers Toastmasters Club
  8. Champions
  9. Communiqate – IQ Business Toastmasters Club
  10. Deloitte Siyakhuluma
  11. First Masters
  12. Grant Thornton Toastmasters Club Botswana
  13. Greenside Toastmasters Club
  14. Honeydew Club
  15. #iQula
  16. Johannesburg Toastmaster Club
  17. KPMG Toastmasters Club
  18. Lakeside Centurion
  19. Lilongwe Club
  20. Open Society Toastmasters
  21. Pep Talkers Toastmasters Club
  22. Resolve Toastmasters Club
  23. Sanlam Toastmasters
  24. Thuthuka Club
  25. Transnet Trailblazers
  26. Umhlanga Club
  27. Village Toastmasters Club
  28. WBS Toastmasters Club
  29. Westlake Toastmasters