BE a Toastmasters leader : Call for nominations for the District 59 Officers Team 2020 – 2021

Dear fellow Toastmasters, is this YOUR opportunity to lead?

Taking on a leadership role in Toastmasters allows you to develop and practice skills that will make you a great leader, in an environment where mistakes are learning opportunities and successes are celebrated. The experience is invaluable, both on a personal as well as career level.
Today we call for Toastmasters who want to move ahead in their leadership and communication goals, to apply for a role as a District Officer in the Core Team, as Division Director and as Area Director.
For our District Core Team, we need a District Director, Program Quality Director (PQD), Club Growth Director (CGD), Public Relations Manager (PRM), Administration Manager and Finance Manager.
For our Divisions, we need a Division Director and an Area Director for each of the existing areas in the Division. Toastmasters Belgium have four divisions and a new one is getting shape with the creation of several new clubs.
Are you ready for the challenge or do you know someone that is? Please check this information first:
Do you want to know more about Area Director or Division Director responsibilities? Just take a few minutes and watch one of these videos:
Division Director:
To apply, please send the following documents to the 2020 DLC Chair, Em Ajogbe,
If you know the members in your Division or Area who want to take the next step in the leadership track and who are qualified to do the work, please tell them about the options, forward this information and encourage them to apply.
You can also send a nomination form for someone you want to nominate to the 2020 DLC Chair, Em Ajogbe,
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the DCL chair.

Consider. Encourage. Apply! #BE a #Toastmasters Leader.


Division B winners at the Marseille District Contest

Congratulations to our Division B winners at the 2019 International Speech and Evaluation contest:

Delphine Morin – 1st place – French Evaluation Contest (Club des Orateurs)

Valérie De Coster – 1st place – French Speech Contest (Club des Orateurs)

Thomas Vervaet – 2nd place – Dutch Evaluation Contest (Toastmasters Gent)

Renaat Toppets – 3rd place – Dutch Speech Contest (Toastmasters Hasselt)

Nick Felix – 2nd place – International Speech Contest (Berlaymont Toastmasters)


Photo Albums of the 2019 Division Contest

Photo Album of Contestants and winners:

Compilation of WInners

Photos Album of George Parker’s Keynote presentation:

Photos Album of the rest of the Conference:

Events News People

Winners of the 2019 Division Spring Contest

Here are the results of Division B Contests held in Brussels on Saturday 27th of April 2019:

International Speech Contest:
1. Nick Felix – Berlaymont TM Club?
2. Dhaval Sawkar – ToastMasterCard Club
3. Erik Luijts – TM Gent

English Evaluation Speech Contest:
1. Thomas Vervaet – TM Gent?
2. Sudip Chatterjee – Brussels TM Club
3. Lucrezia Scarapicchia – Aperitivo TM

Dutch Speech Contest:

1. Renaat Toppets – TM Hasselt?

Dutch Evaluation Speech Contest:

1. Thomas Vervaet – TM Gent?

French Speech Contest:

1. Valérie De Coster – Le Club des Orateurs?

French Evaluation Speech Contest:

1. Delphine Morin – Le Club des Orateurs?

Events News

Coming up: Division B Spring Conference

The 2019 Division Spring Conference will welcome the competition for International Speeches and Evaluations (EN/FR/NL) in our most competitive contest yet!

You will also have the opportunity to attend interactive workshops and to connect with other members from the 21 clubs in and around Belgium.

Find our more on EasySpeak, or in our event section


Coming up: TLI 2019

On January 27th 2019, Toastmasters Division B (Belgium, Lille and Zeeland) will organise a one-day open event that offers both Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills through an inspiring keynote session, hands-on breakout sessions and insightful workshops.

Who should attend?

This Toastmasters Leadership Institute event is open to everyone: club officers, members of Toastmasters clubs as well as guests.
Do join if you are currently a club officer or certainly if you are interested in taking up a club leadership position in the near future.

Why should you attend?

With this event, we aim to enable current and potential club officers to fulfill their role effectively and to inspire all participants to become the best leaders they can be. At this event, you can also network with 70+ members from the 21 clubs in and around Belgium (Division B: Belgium + Lille + Zeeland)

Where? When? How much does it cost?

The event will take place on the 27th of January 2019 between 10:00 and 17:45, at the European Communication School in Brussels.

Participation costs 15 € and includes event entrance, lunch and coffee breaks.

Programme, Details and Registration on EasySpeak

Facebook event page


Toastmasters Belgium in The Bulletin

Toastmasters was featured this December in an article about Public Speaking in The Bulletin, an English-language quarterly magazine and website published in Brussels.

In it, distinguished Toastmaster Zsuzsanna Corridori explains the Toastmasters concept, and how members can join.

Related: Find a Club near you


Pictures from the Humorous Showcase / Triple T – 14/11/18

At this link, pictures from the Humorous Showcase / Triple T event on 14 November 2018 at Espace du Marais in Brussels

Photo credits: Ruben Loodts – Otherwhere

This event was organised thanks to the financial support of Toastmasters District 59