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Welcome to the New TNT Executive

A Newmarket Toastmasters meeting is a great stress reliever to the day. Everyone is welcome to come and experience a meeting. You may be surprised to find out what Toastmasters is all about!


Professional Development in a supportive, positive environment. The Newmarket Toastmasters is looking forward to an exciting year with a new Executive Committee!




The Newmarket Toastmasters Member Profile – Kimiko

Photo of TNT member Kimiko
How long have you been a member of the Club?
Four years.

What attracted you to joining The Newmarket Toastmasters?
Learning how to communicate better was my attraction to Toastmasters.

Do you find that attending and participating in the meetings benefits you in your profession? How?
The benefits to Toastmasters is feeling more comfortable with public speaking and speaking well. Attending and participating in the meetings really helps with this objective.

Would you encourage others to join Toastmasters and why?
Yes, I would encourage others to join. Toastmasters helps people learn to listen and speak well. It’s not only for people who do a lot of presentations or public speaking but it helps with everyday communication with family, friends and co-workers. Communication is very important in learning to work and live with others.

What was your favourite meeting to date?
My favourite meetings are when we have a full room and everyone has a chance to speak. It’s a great way to learn about our members.

If you could tell me one thing about TNT that you love, what would it be?
TNT is a group that is welcoming, friendly and a lot of fun. I really enjoy Table Topics® because it’s the best way to practice impromptu speaking.

Photo of Area 14 Table Topics cake

What is your favourite role in the weekly meetings and why?
Being the Toastmaster and Table Topics® Master is interesting for different reasons. Being the Toastmaster help you lead a meeting, keep everything on time and provide comments. The Table Topics® Master lets you be creative in designing the Table Topics® for the meeting.

Any other comments?
People should attend a meeting at lease once so that they can get an idea about Toastmasters is all about!


The Newmarket Toastmasters meets for one hour every Thursday 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Municipal Offices, 395 Mulock Drive. Bring a lunch and be a guest at our next meeting, we would love to see you!

Image of Toastmasters Club Mission Statement




The Newmarket Toastmasters Member Profile – Deanna


Deanna is a Charter member of The Newmarket Toastmasters

How long have you been a member of the Club?
4 years

What attracted you to joining The Newmarket Toastmasters?
The weekly lunchtime meetings provided an interactive learning experience, meeting new people and having fun! The supportive feedback, support and recognition from club members as you progress through Toastmasters’ program is also a benefit.

Do you find that attending and participating in the meetings
benefits you in your profession? How?

Yes, I believe that the meetings have enabled me to develop self-confidence and personal growth. Toastmasters has given me the confidence to pursue additional professional development opportunities. In the past four years I have completed my Adult Education and Staff training certificate, taught Special Event Management at Humber College and lead Junior Achievement school programs.

Why would you encourage others to join Toastmasters?
I like the fact that I can work on achieving goals at my own pace. This year I received my Competent Communication and Competent Leadership certificates. I am looking forward to working on my next level of speeches. I feel that this informal opportunity is a fun way to learn and grow as an individual and as part of a group.

What was your favorite meeting to date?
I love the theme days and celebrations including Octoberfest, Mystery Murder, Tropical Day, and Carnival, Holiday themes as well as the open houses and contests.

What is your favourite joke or quote you have heard at TNT?
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends’ will leave footprints in your heart” Eleanor Roosevelt

If you could tell me one thing about TNT that you love
what would it be?

I love Table Topics. It allows everyone to be creative with and think quickly about their response. We have had a lot of fun with the weekly interactive activities.

What is your favourite role in the weekly meetings and why?
Toastmasters’ helps improve your ability to listen, speak and think more clearly. I like the Grammarian Role. You learn to avoid saying filler words including “um, ah, like and so” and instead pause in between words. I now find myself counting the number of filler words that other people use when they are speaking.

Do you have any other comments?
I have been amazed to see the transformation of many of our members who are now more comfortable and confident speaking in meetings. Several members have even gone onto regional speech competitions and have impressed audiences. I encourage others to attend a meeting to observe and learn about this opportunity that is available for all Town of Newmarket and municipal staff within York Region.


Deanna receiving her Competent Communicator award with the Executive Committee.


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What are you doing on Thursdays at lunch?

Are you a current, past, or retired municipal or regional government employee from
• Town of Newmarket
• a ‘N6’ municipality
• York Region
• YRPS (formerly EMS)?

Interested in developing your communication and leadership skills? Then TNT is the place to be!

Whether you are a current employee for a local municipality/York Region or a front line emergency services worker, worked as a camp counselor for one of Newmarket’s summer camps as a student in the past, or are a retired staffer for YRP – The Newmarket Toastmasters are here for you!

The Newmarket Toastmasters (TNT) will help improve your communication skills and open doors in your personal and professional life. Instead of labouring in a classroom or spending money on costly seminars, you’ll learn and develop communication and leadership skills through a peer-led, self-paced program within a friendly, supportive environment with people who are there for the same reasons you are – to become better communicators and leaders.

TNT meets for one hour every Thursday at 12:00 Noon at the Newmarket Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Dr) Usually in the Cane Meeting Room. Attendance is at the individual’s discretion as, due to work and other lunch-time commitments, it is not always possible to attend every meeting.

Bring a lunch and be a guest at our next meeting, we would love to see you!

For more information, please click on the “Contact Us” link in the main menu of our website.

The Newmarket Toastmasters were Dynamite in 2015

TNT has celebrated many achievements in 2015!

­🌟 Jean received her Competent Communication (CC) award in May 2015.

­🌟 Deanna received her Competent Leadership (CL) award in October 2015.

­🌟 Tammy (from York Region) received her Advanced Leadership Bronze (ALB) award in October 2015.

­🌟 Dawn received her Competent Leadership (CL) Award in December 2015.

­🌟 A record 11 projects from the Competent Communications manual were completed in 2015, including three Ice Breakers.

🌟­ We welcomed four new Members: Erika, Scott, Janet, and Julie (YRP)

🌟­ Tania competed at the 2015 Area 14 Table Topics Competition, placed 1st and represented the club at the Division level.

🌟­ Teena made TNT history in 2015, a contest hat-trick by placing 1st in TNT’s International Speech, Humourous Speech, and Table Topics Competitions!

Congratulations to all!

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the time of year to set goals!

Whether for our own personal fulfillment or a work/professional goal, The Newmarket Toastmasters offers a Communication course that rivals courses at any College. The annual fee for The Newmarket Toastmasters is only $125.00 US the first year, and $100.00 US each year thereafter. Compare that to the cost of a College course! Less expensive does not mean less knowledge!

Toastmasters can help you accomplish a goal for your Personal development Process for 2016.

For example- If one of your objectives is to Learn Continuously and / or Communicates Effectively – Participating in the weekly Toastmasters meeting, you would have the opportunity to improve on skills like, organization of meetings, written and oral communication and impromptu speaking. Completing your Toastmasters manual shows your progress through the program.

All this, while having fun in a supportive environment.

“Toastmasters at Work” is a unique and proven program for developing your communication and leadership skills. It provides a positive and supportive atmosphere where you have the opportunity to find your voice while getting constructive feedback from other members as you practice organizing your thoughts and presenting them clearly.

As a member of The Newmarket Toastmasters I am very pleased that “Toastmasters at Work” was included in the 2016 Learning and Development Calendar.

The Newmarket Toastmasters would like to invite you to attend a meeting. Meetings are held every Thursday at 12:00 pm, @ 395 Mulock Dr. – Cane A/B rooms

Training Opportunity-Effective Evaluation Workshop- Sep 17/15


Save the Date!

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

12 pm to 1pm @395 Mulock- Cane A/B

All are invited to attend The Newmarket Toastmasters Effective Evaluation workshop.

Have you ever helped your child with a school assignment?

Been asked by a co-worker for advice on a project?

Do you evaluate Staff on their performance? Or provide advice and feedback to co-workers?

This workshop will provide motivational and encouraging techniques to evaluate speeches, performances and provide feedback that promotes improvement.