Celebrating the Challenge

2021 D72 Conference May 14 - 16
Rydges Hotel, Wellington
Catch up with members
Networking time to share stories, have a laugh and enjoy each others company
Awards Dinner Saturday Night from 6.00pm
Announce awards, pinning ceremony, DD-elect address, full buffet meal plus keynote speaker Greg van Borssum
Contests, Showcase, Meetings
Watch the best contestants in the District, hear from our future leaders, make decisions for the District
Quality food and entertainment
Relax and enjoy a great meal and have a drink while celebrating the year
Keynote: Lance Miller (USA)
Former World Champion speaks about "Toastmasters - an Internship for Success"
Keynote: Greg van Borssum (AUS)
Toastmasters Accredited Speaker speak about "Remaster Mind"
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2021 D72 Conference May 14, 15, 16
Rydges Hotel, Wellington
Catch up with friends
Networking time to share stories, have a laugh and enjoy each others company
Awards Dinner Saturday Night 6.00pm
Announce awards, pinning ceremony, DD-elect address, keynote speaker
Contests, Showcase, Meetings
Watch the best contestants in the District, hear from our future leaders, make decisions for the District
Quality food and entertainment
Relax and enjoy a great meal and have a drink while celebrating the year

Wellington District Conference - May 14, 15, 16, 2021

Wellington District Conference
May 14, 15, 16, 2021

Celebrating the Challenge

All members are welcome to attend any or all sessions of the Conference either in-person at the Rydges Hotel or online via zoom.
The Conference occurs once a year for members to come together and meet other members, watch the best compete, do the business of the District, and share experiences and learnings. If you wish to attend any of the sessions listed in the agenda, please register on the form below.
All sessions are free. Please come along and be our guest.

All members are welcome to attend any or all sessions of the Conference either in-person at the Rydges Hotel or online via zoom.
The Conference occurs once a year for members to come together and meet other members, watch the best compete, do the business of the District, and share experiences and learnings. If you wish to attend any of the sessions listed in the agenda, please register on the form below.
All sessions are free. Please come along and be our guest.

Agenda

Session 1: Friday Night 
Zoom link Meeting ID: 822 2966 8690
Passcode: District72
17:00 District Executive Committee meeting
(DEC members only)
18:20 Zoom room open. Venue open to public
18:30 Opening Ceremony
19:00 District Table Topics Contest
20:00 District Candidates Showcase
20:55 Table Topics Contest results
21:00 Socialising – Portlander at Rydges

Session 2: Saturday Morning 
Zoom link Meeting ID: 899 5444 5870
Passcode: District72
08:00 Venue open
08:20 Zoom room open
08:30 Welcome
08:35 Keynote Speaker
Lance Miller, USA, 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking
“Toastmasters – an Internment for Success”
09:15 District Evaluation Contest
10:15
Complimentary Morning Tea
10:35 District Humorous Speech Contest
11:55 Evaluation Contest results
12:00 Humorous Contest results (if available)
12:05 End of session

Session 3: Saturday Afternoon 
Zoom link Meeting ID: 899 5444 5870
Passcode: District72
12:50 Venue open
13:00 District Council Meeting
15:30 Complimentary Afternoon Tea
15:50 District International Speech Contest
17:05 International Contest results (if available)
17:10 End of session

Session 4: Awards Dinner ($65) (fewer than 15 seats left)
* Online open 19:15, 19:30 Awards, 20:00 Break, 20:15 Keynote
Zoom link Meeting ID: 899 5444 5870
Passcode: District72
18:00 Mix and mingle 
18:15 Be seated
18:40 Dinner served
19:20 Zoom room open
19:30 Awards and speeches *
Distinguished Toastmasters Awards
Long-service Awards
Jack Duffy Trophy
Pinning Ceremony
DD-elect address
20:00 Dessert (online break) *
20:15 Keynote Speaker *
Greg van Borssum, Australia, Accredited Speaker
“Remaster Mind”
21:15 Socialising
23:30 Close

SUNDAY May 16
Session 5: Keynote *NEW*

Zoom link Meeting ID: 874 5746 0484
Passcode: District72
08:50 Venue open
09:00 Zoom room open
09:15 Welcome
09:17 Keynote Speaker
Lance Miller, USA, 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking
How to Promote and Market a Toastmasters Club”
10:20 Closing remarks
10:30 Close

Payment for Awards Dinner to be made in advance to:
Toastmasters NZ 02-0100-0666790-002

FRIDAY May 14
Session 1: Night 

Zoom link Meeting ID: 822 2966 8690
Passcode: District72
17:00 District Executive Committee meeting (DEC members only)
18:20 Zoom room open. Venue open to public
18:30 Opening Ceremony
19:00 District Table Topics Contest
20:00 District Candidates Showcase
20:55 Table Topics Contest results
21:00 Socialising – Portlander at Rydges

SATURDAY May 15
Session 2: Morning 

Zoom link Meeting ID: 899 5444 5870
Passcode: District72
08:00 Venue open
08:20 Zoom room open
08:30 Welcome
08:35 Keynote Speaker
Lance Miller, USA, 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking
“Toastmasters – an Internment for Success”
09:15 District Evaluation Contest
10:15 Complimentary Morning Tea
10:35 District Humorous Speech Contest
11:55 Evaluation Contest results
12:00 Humorous Contest results (if available)
12:05 End of session

Session 3: Afternoon
Zoom link Meeting ID: 899 5444 5870
Passcode: District72
12:50 Venue open
13:00 District Council Meeting
15:30 Complimentary Afternoon Tea
15:50 District International Speech Contest
17:05 International Contests results (if available)
17:10 End of session

Session 4: Awards Dinner ($65) (fewer than 15 seats left)
* Online open 19:15, 19:30 Awards, 20:00 Break, 20:15 Keynote
Zoom link Meeting ID: 899 5444 5870
Passcode: District72
18:00 Mix and mingle
18:15 Be seated
18:40 Dinner served
19:20 Zoom room open
19:30 Awards and Speeches *
Distinguished Toastmasters Awards
Long-service Awards
Pinning Ceremony
DD-Elect address
20:00 Dessert (online break) *
20:15 Keynote Speaker *
Greg van Borssum, Australia, Accredited Speaker
“Remaster Mind”
21:15 Socialising
23:30 Close

SUNDAY May 16
Session 5: Keynote *NEW*

Zoom link Meeting ID: 874 5746 0484
Passcode: District72
08:50 Venue open
09:00 Zoom room open
09:15 Welcome
09:17 Keynote Speaker:
Lance Miller, USA, 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking
How to Promote and Market a Toastmasters Club”
10:20 Closing remarks
10:30 Close

 

Payment for Awards Dinner to be made in advance to:
Toastmasters NZ 02-0100-0666790-002

 

Conference News

Friday morning update: 
REGISTRATION:

Registration for online attendance is no longer required. All welcome to join in on any session at the links provided above. Registration for in-person has closed but room for more people this afternoon from 1pm.

COUNCIL MEETING

Elections: D O’Brien (DD), K Duncan (PQD), G Pearce (CGD), B Grootelaar (PRM), Leanne Fox (Div C), vacant (Div D), M Jaksch (Div E), A Fletcher (Div G), and P Cook (Div J). 

Realignment Report passed.

All four Procedural Motions passed.

CONTEST RESULTS

Table Topics: 1st Karen Lynley, 2nd Andrew Bickerton, 3rd Peter Scholtens. Congratulations!

Evaluation: 1st Helen Cartmell, 2nd Nicola Green, 3rd Andrew Bickerton

Humorous: 1st Karen Lynley, 2nd Gerald Hartley, 3rd Wayne Christensen

International: 1st Karen Lynley, 2nd Sheila Hailstone, 3rd Wayne Christensen

AWARDS

Jack Duffy Award: Queenstown

Keynote Speakers

Lance Miller (USA) 2005 World Champion

Saturday 8.35am Toastmasters - an Internment for Success
Sunday 9.15am How to Promote and Market a Toastmasters Club

Lance Miller earned the World Champion of Public Speaking title in 2005. He wants to help each individual become the best speaker they can possibly be. Through seminars, events, and fun activities, he shares his unique real-world experiences and his distinct brand of direct, effective, and simple teaching style to his audience. Lance’s speeches and seminars have inspired countless individuals and changed their world view.
He shares his life experiences, useful tips, and simplifies what it means to become an effective communicator. 
Becoming a more effective communicator is more than just mechanics or formulas. It’s about building a meaningful narrative and delivering that narrative passionately and sincerely. When you become a better communicator, you can find that other areas of your life can improve – your professional life, your personal relationships, and your sense of self.

Greg van Borssum (AUS) TI Accredited Speaker

Saturday 8:15pm Remaster Mind
A failed school kid who turned adversities into opportunities. Over the years Greg has accomplished an incredible level of achievement, becoming the worlds youngest professional Natural Bodybuilder, a multiple black belt martial artist, Award winning Hollywood film maker & a World Pistol Shooting Champion. He has led large corporate teams to new level and continues to inspire team leadership and best team practices in all he works with using his years of experience across a multitude of mediums.
It was forging his pathway to those achievements that taught Greg the value of the true Warriors Code. Battling through failure and loss, it was his resilience as a warrior that gave him the strength to turn setbacks into comebacks that have made him the mentor and speaker he is today.

Photos from District Conferences from the past 20 years