Our club meets

Every Wednesday evening except holidays and summer.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kings Way Care Centre, 8 Squire Drive in Quispamsis, NB (it's the seniors home on the Gondola Point Arterial) - in the Boardroom.

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There are no meetings on storm days.

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Club Award Winners

Recognizing exceptional contribution is a part of how Toastmasters support and encourage one another. While every Toastmaster has achievements that have been recognized within the Club, not all can be listed here. Below is an incomplete listing of meritorious activities.

Among the opportunities for our members to win awards are our fall and spring speech contests, as well as our year-end awards.

2012/2013 Awards

Best District 45 Club Website

International Speech: Brian Shanks
Brian went on to compete in the Division Contest!

Table Topics: Cyndi Joudrey
Cyndi went on to win the Division Contest and competed at District!

Above are Cyndi Joudrey (fourth from left) and Brian Shanks (fifth from left).

Division C Contest Winners and Dignitaries.

Humorous Speech: Maryalice Ashar (first place) and Richard Christie (second place)
Maryalice went on to win the Area 23 Contest with Richard coming in second. Unfortunately, neither were able to compete in the Division Contest.

Evaluation: Trish Smith went on to the Area competition to show off KV's expertise in the Evaluation Contest. Thanks, Trish, for representing the club.

2011/2012 Awards

International Speech: Jean Dickson
Jean won the Area Contest and placed second in the Division Contest.

Table Topics: Brian Shanks
Brian came in second at the Area Contest and placed second in the Division Contest.

Above (from left): Brian Shanks (second place for Table Topics and third place for International Speech), Jean Dickson (second place International Speech), Wendy Stewart (winner International Speech)


Above (from left): Harry McClenaghan (chief judge), Brian Shanks (winner Table Topics), Trish Smith (new member and participant), Peter Hazen (contest chair), Jean Dickson (winner International Speech), Nathan Davis (runner up International Speech), Jennifer Loomer (participant)

Above: Nathan Davis demonstrates how excited he was with competing in the contest.

Humorous Speech: Brian Shanks

Evaluation Contest: Nathan Davis
Nathan ended up doing well in the Area contest and went on to represent KV Toastmasters at the Division level.

2010/2011 Awards

Best District 45 Club Website

International Speech: Joseph Butte

Table Topics: TBA

Humorous Speech: Stephen Almon - Stephen won first place at the Area contest and competed in the October 2010 Division Contest.

Evaluation Contest: Brad McInnis - Brad won first place at the Area contest and competed in the October 2010 Division Contest.

2009/2010 Awards

Best District 45 Club Website

International Speech: Stephen Almon. Stephen went on to win at the Area level.

Table Topics: Richard Christie. Richard went on to win at the Area level.

Humorous Speech: Richard Mercer - Richard progressed through Area, Division and went on to win first place at the District 45 Conference November 2009. Way to go, Richard. We're proud of you.

Evaluation Contest: Jean Dickson - Jean won third place at the District 45 Conference November 2009.

2008/2009 Awards

International Speech: Stephen Almon. Stephen went on to win the Area contest.

Table Topics: Norma Blanchet (and Norma had only done TWO speeches when she won - way to go, Norma!!)

Humorous Speech: Jennifer Loomis (congrats to Jennifer - a new member!)

Evaluation Contest: Gerry Higgins (first place); Stephen Almon (runner up). This was only Stephen's second evaluation. We're proud of our new members!

2007/2008 Awards

International Speech: Richard Mercer

Table Topics Contest: Jackie Hudson; Cathy MacDonald (second place).

Humorous Speech: Francine Lebel; Richard Mercer (second place)

Evaluation Contest: John Johnson. John went on to place third in the Area contest.

2006/2007 Awards

Dan Bell presenting Dana Lloyd with District 45 Toastmasters' Toastmaster of the Year award.

It's official! Dana Lloyd has won the prestigious District 45 Toastmaster of the Year for 2006/2007. Dana beat out Toastmasters from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire to win this award. District 45 has 1,800 members - so that's quite an achievement!

Above, Dana (on right) is receiving the award from Dan Bell, past District Governor of District 45 Toastmasters at the District 45 Toastmasters Fall Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada on November 3, 2007.

Year End Awards

  • Toastmaster of the Year: Dana Lloyd
    • Senior Member: Richard Mercer
    • Intermediate Member: John Johnson
    • Junior Member: Anne Ryan
  • Attendance: Richard Mercer and John Johnson
  • Most Manual Speeches: Anne Ryan and Richard Mercer
  • Best Overall Meeting Awards: Anne Ryan
  • Best Table Topics Speaker: Jackie Hudson
  • Best Speaker: Anne Ryan
  • Best Evaluator: Richard Mercer
  • Best Humour: Jackie Hudson
  • Best Gestures: Dana Lloyd
  • Best Enthusiasm: Gerry Higgins
  • Meeting Functionery: John Johnson
    • Honourable Mention: Richard Mercer
    • Most Times as Chair: Gerry Higgins
    • Most Times as Table Topics: Jean Dickson
    • Most Times as Toastmaster: Richard Mercer
    • Most Times as General Evaluator: Gerry Higgins
  • Most Contest Points: Dana Lloyd
  • District45 Club Website Award: Jean Dickson
  • Newest Member to Win an Award: Fei Liu
  • 2nd Newest Member to Win an Award: Dave Nickerson

International Speech: Dana Lloyd. Dana recently also won the Area Contest and won 3rd place in the Division C contest.

Table Topics: Jean Dickson (first place); Anne Ryan (second place). Jean also recently won the Area Contest and 3rd place in the Division C contest.

Humorous Speech: Dana Lloyd

Evaluation Contest: Hugh Cannel

2005/2006 Awards

Toastmaster of the Year: John Johnson

International Speech: Dana Lloyd

Table Topics: Gord Burnett

Humorous Speech: Dana Lloyd. This was only Dana's second speech! Dana went on to place second in the Area Contest.

Evaluation Contest: Joyce Nickerson. This was only Joyce's third evaluation!

2004/2005 Awards

Toastmaster of the Year: Elaine Moore. Elaine also won the Area Toastmaster of the Year award.

International Speech: Elaine Moore (first place); Richard Mercer (second place). Elaine went on to win the Area Contest and participated at the Division level.

Table Topics: Jean Dickson (first place); Elaine Moore (second place); Hugh Cannell (third place). Elaine went on to win both the Area and Division Contests and participated in the District contest.

Humorous Speech: Andrew Wallace. Andrew went on to win at the Area Contest and then place second at the Division Contest. He competed at the District Contest in St. Andrews but did not place.

Evaluation: Andrew Wallace (first place) and Winston Budd (second place). Andrew went on to win at the Area Contest and place third at the Division Contest in Moncton.

2003/2004 Awards

Toastmaster of the Year: Gerry Higgins

International Speech Contest: Andrew Wallace. Andrew went on to win the Area Contest and participated in the District conference.

Table Topics: Blaine Smallwood

Humorous Speech: Andrew Wallace

Evaluation: Jean V. Dickson

2002/2003 Awards

Toastmaster of the Year: Gerry Higgins!

International Speech Contest: Andrew Wallace (1st place); Richard Mercer (2nd place). Andrew went on to win the Area Contest and participated in the District conference.

Table Topics: Blaine Smallwood (1st place). Blaine went on to participate in the Area and District Contests.

Humorous Speech: Andrew Wallace (1st place); Kathryn Hanson (2nd place). Andrew went on to win the Area contest.

Evaluation: Jean V. Dickson (1st place); Don Dickson (2nd place). Jean went on to win the Area and won 3rd place at the District Contest.

2001/2002 Awards

Year End Awards

  • Toastmaster of the Year: Jean V. Dickson
  • Rookie of the Year: Celina Sonnie
  • Honourable Mention Junior Member: Catherine Wareham
  • Spirit of Achievement: Doug Brown
  • Best Speaker: Andrew Wallace, Catherine Wareham, Harry McClenaghan
  • Best Table Topics: Andrew Wallace
  • Best Evaluator: Andrew Wallace
  • Best Gestures: Andrew Wallace
  • Best Humour: Doug Brown

International Speech: Andrew Wallace - Andrew went on to win 1st place at the Area Contest and 3rd place at the District Contest.

Table Topics: Don Dickson - Don went on to win 1st place at the Area Contest and 3rd place at the District Contest.

Tall Tales: Richard Mercer

Humorous Speech Contest: Andrew Wallace - Andrew went on to win 3rd place at the District Conference!

Evaluation: Don Dickson

2000/2001 Awards

Year End Awards:

  • Toastmaster of the Year: Kathryn Hanson
  • Rookie of the Year: Roger Michaud
  • Honourable Mention Senior Member: Jean Dickson and Richard Mercer
  • Honourable Mention Junior Member: Doug Brown and Victoria Parlee
  • Spirit of Achievement: Gerry Higgins
  • Best Speaker: Richard Mercer
  • Best Table Topics: Jean Dickson
  • Best Evaluator: Gerry Higgins
  • Best Gestures: Andrew Wallace
  • Best Humour: Alistair MacKinnon
  • Best Enthusiasm: Jean Dickson

International Speech: Jean Dickson. Jean also won the Area contest.

Table Topics: Kathryn Hanson. Kathryn also won the Area contest.

Humorous Speech: Richard Mercer.

Evaluation: Kathryn Hanson - Kathryn went on to win the District Evaluation Contest. Yeah, girl.

1999/2000 Club Awards

Year End Awards

  • Toastmaster of the Year: Jean V. Dickson
  • Rookie of the Year: Scott Godfrey
  • Honourable Mention Senior Member: Gerry Higgins and Mike Price
  • Honourable Mention Junior Member: Kathy Leveille and Larry Fanjoy
  • Spirit of Achievement: Don Dickson
  • Best Speaker: Kathy Leveille
  • Best Table Topics: Andrew Wallace
  • Best Evaluator: Mike Price
  • Best Gestures: Don Dickson
  • Best Humour: Richard Mercer
  • Best Enthusiasm: Robert McAnespy

New Hampshire was where we showed the other Toastmasters' Clubs that Kennebecasis is the best little club in the east (I'll add west, north, south and every place in between!). We brought home two distinguished awards: Best Newsletter: Kennebecasis Toastmasters (Yeah! Way to go!); and Speech Contest Third Place: Jean V. Dickson.

Dave Rosvall Memorial Achievement Award: Harry McClenaghan was the winner of a prestigious prize, the Dave Rosvall Memorial Achievement Award. It is awarded for continuous meritorious service to District 45 and beyond. The award is presented in memory of Distinguished Toastmaster Dave Rosvall by his home club Saint John Toastmasters Club 1479. Harry is one of the founders of the Kennebecasis Club and is loved by all its members for his enthusiasm, his delight in the achievements of fellow Toastmasters, his contribution to the club, and his gentle but helpful feedback. Well done, Harry!

International Speech Contest: Jean V. Dickson - Jean went on to win Area and then place third at the District competition.

Table Topics: Andrew Wallace

Humorous Speech: Don Dickson - Don went on to win the Best Humorous Speech contest at the Area competition. Way to go, Don!

Evaluation Contest: Don Dickson

1998/1999 Club Awards

International Speech: Andrew Wallace. Andrew went on to win at the Area level and competed at the District contest.

Table Topics: Jean Dickson

Year End Awards:

  • Toastmaster of the Year: Gerry Higgins
  • Rookie of the Year: Lisa MacDonald
  • Honourable Mention Senior Member: Brent Cummings & Richard Mercer
  • Honourable Mention Junior Member: Don Dickson & Jean V. Dickson
  • Spirit of Achievement: Andrew Wallace
  • Best Speaker: Lisa MacDonald & Andrew Wallace
  • Best Table Topics: Jean V. Dickson
  • Best Evaluator: Richard Mercer
  • Best Gestures: Gerry Higgins
  • Best Humour: Alistair McKinnon
  • Best Enthusiasm: Dana Blake & Jean V. Dickson