The Area Director of the Year award recognizes an Area Director whose outstanding service, dedication, commitment, and area team significantly contributed toward achieving the district mission. Two awards will be presented.

  • Area Director of the Year – Urban (majority of Clubs in City of Winnipeg or within a 40 km radius of the Perimeter Highway)
  • Area Director of the Year – Rural (majority of Clubs outside a 40 km radius of the Perimeter Highway)

Nomination form: Area Director of the Year (opens in a new window as a PDF)

The following members of District 64 have been recognized as Area Director of the Year (called Area Governor of the Year up to 2014-15)

Year Presented  Urban  Rural
1979 Larry Washen  
1980 Sue Peckover  
1981 Dianna Derksen  
1982 Linda Briggs  
1983 Eugene Schneider  
1984 Jim Fethers  
1985 Liz Wyness  
1986 Pat Lawrence Rudi Peters
1987 Randy Penner  
1988 Ken Whatman Shelley Morris
1989    
1990 Judy Single Bob Hunter
1991 Darlene O’Brian  
1992 Edith Weger  
1993 Marg Larcombe April Neave
1994 Joanne Bunney David Young
1995 Lynne Quaye Val Brown
1996 Sherri Wood Penny Symons
1997 Jean-Marie Webb Lillian Rummery
1998 Lucy Cummings Harland Bell
1999 Manuelita Mejos Patrick Furkalo
2000 Oddny Craner Bev Richardson
2001 Dianne Boulay Harry Hobbs
2002 Carol Runions Elaine Stewart
2003 Donalda Walker Murray Smith
2004 Delilah Buchart Donna Davidson
2005 Andrew Tunny Edward Alexander
2006 Raymond MacIsaac Ken Hartz
2007 Jane Moxam  
2008 Bill Daciw Roger Woloshyn
2009 LeRae Rigney David Woodcock
2010 Wallace Greenlay Dawn Kelley
2011 Ingrid Piper Dorian Kent
2012 Sajid Khan Raymond Dyck
2013 Monica Zurrin Flora Schalla
2014 Kay Shewfelt-Boyd John Sigurdson
2015 Laurette Greenlay Meaghan Buchanan
2016 Ingrid Reid Nathan Peto
2017 Katherine Peters Ken Hartz
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District 64 honours individual members each year for their service to members, clubs and the District. Any member in good standing, belonging to a club in good standing in District 64, may submit a nomination for any of the District Awards.

How to Nominate a Member for a District Award:
1.    Locate the specific award for which the member would qualify,
2.    Download that award’s nomination form (directions below) since each award has its own specific form,
3.    Complete the form in full, providing as much detail as possible,
4.    Ensure you have two nominators (nominations submitted without two will be returned and may miss the deadline), and
5.    Return the nomination form to the Awards Committee by the deadline for the specific award (contact information below).

To download the form, click on the link. Save the uncompleted document to your desktop where you can complete the form. Save the completed document. The completed form can be emailed, as an attachment, to the Awards Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Alternatively, you may choose to print the form, fill it out and then scan and email it as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail it to Carol Runions, 817 Mulvey Ave, Winnipeg  MB  R3M 1G5 or hand it to any member of the Awards Committee before the deadline as noted below.
If you need help in completing the form, please contact Heidi McIlwain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nomination deadlines:

February 28 annually - nomination deadline for 3 awards which recognize contributions over several years. These awards will be presented at the Spring Convention.

  • Eric Stuhlmueller Memorial Award – District leadership
  • George Craigie Memorial Award – club level contributions
  • Jack Gillespie Builders Award – membership and club building

Spring annually (at least 2 weeks prior to the Spring Convention) – application deadline for the KW Pin – 10 years simultaneous and continuous membership in 2 clubs. This award will be presented at the Spring Convention.

List of District Awards (click on award name to move to that item)

  1. Eric Stuhlmueller Memorial Award - District leadership
  2. George Craigie Memorial Award - club-level work
  3. Jack Gillespie Builders Award - membership and club building
  4. KW Pin - 10 years+ continuous membership in multiple clubs

  Eric Stuhlmueller Memorial Award

The Eric Stuhlmueller Memorial Award recognizes a Toastmaster who has demonstrated outstanding, dedicated and inspirational leadership, to carry out Eric Stuhlmueller’s theme as International President to “Belong, Participate and Succeed” through continuous service at the Club and District level over many years.

Nomination form: Eric Stuhlmueller Memorial Award (opens in a new window as a PDF)

Recipient List

2016 - 2017 Debb Solvason
2015 - 2016 Catriona Younger
2014 - 2015 Scott Winning
2013 - 2014 Heidi McIlwain
2012 - 2013 Rachel Elders
2011 - 2012 Dorian Guerard
2010 - 2011 James Tepper
2009 - 2010 Dallas Bagby
2008 - 2009 Marian Kremers
2007 - 2008 Donald Willcox
2006 - 2007 Joanne McDowall
2005 - 2006 Harry Hobbs
2004 - 2005 Bev Phillips
2003 - 2004 Robert McDowall
2002 - 2003 Bill Gordon
2001 - 2002 Ken Perrett
2000 - 2001 Val Brown
1999 - 2000 Sherri Wood
1998 - 1999 Mel Nott
1997 - 1998 Bert Angus
1996 - 1997 Don Dunand
1995 - 1996 Richard McCallum
1994 - 1995 Al Shaw
1993 - 1994 Barbara Main
1992 - 1993 Joe Masi
1991 - 1992 Gordon McIlroy & Arnold Michelson
1990 - 1991 Shelley Walker
1989 - 1990 Wayne Sweeney
1988 - 1989 Jack Gillespie
1987 - 1988 Fred Bieber

George Craigie Memorial Award

The George Craigie Memorial Award recognizes a Toastmaster who doesn't normally enjoy recognition from the District, but whose contributions have focused on their home club, through the encouragement of membership growth and retention, while continuing to contribute to the District wherever possible.

Nomination form:George Craigie Memorial Award (opens in a new window as a PDF)

Recipient List

2016 - 2017 Barbara Bayer
2015 - 2016 Ardythe Basham
2014 - 2015 Tara Pearce
2013 - 2014 Carol Runions
2012 - 2013 Tatyana Chshyolkova
2011 - 2012 Gerald Allen
2010 - 2011 Ivy Fraser
2009 - 2010 Mary Jambor
2008 - 2009 Liz Jonasson
2007 - 2008 Joan Gordon
2006 - 2007 Gerald Dyck
2005 - 2006 Alfred Kerperin
2004 - 2005 Mary McKee
2003 - 2004 Lucille Mahon
2002 - 2003 Del Duffield
2001 - 2002 Rob Duncan
2000 - 2001 Don Schau
1999 - 2000 Arnold Mikelson
1998 - 1999 Fred Stock
1997 - 1998 Don Fontaine
1996 - 1997 Don Eppler
1995 - 1996 Jules Legal
1994 - 1995 Donna Sillery
1993 - 1994 Pat McFadzean
1992 - 1993 Les Staats
1991 - 1992 Jennet Pidgeon

Jack Gillespie Builders Award

The Jack Gillespie Builders Award recognizes a Toastmaster in District 64 who excels at membership and/or club building.

Nomination form: Jack Gillespie Builders Award (opens in a new window as a PDF)

Recipient List

2016 - 2017 Stuart Cummings
2015 - 2016 Ryan Sturgeon
2014 - 2015 Bonnie Taylor
2013 - 2014 Hilda Vandenbyllaardt
2012 - 2013 Tannis Gordon and Laurette Greenlay
2011 - 2012 Sherri Wood
2010 - 2011 John Sigurdson
2009 - 2010 Mary McKee
2008 - 2009 Ralph & Barb Bell
2007 - 2008 Lionel & Dorian Guerard
2006 - 2007 Dianne Boulay
2005 - 2006 Dallas Bagby
2004 - 2005 Nestor Krawec
2003 - 2004 Lucille Michaud-Kariam
2002 - 2003 Delilah Buchart
2001 - 2002 Kenora Club
2000 - 2001 Maria Kaskiw

  KW Pin

The KW Pin - a lifetime award - recognizes Toastmasters who have ten or more simultaneous and continuous years of membership in more than one club.

Application form: KW Pin (opens in a new window as a PDF)

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District 64 recognizes its outstanding members and clubs with a variety of annual awards. Click on the section name to vist the page and see the applicable awards.

  • District Awards - to recognize members who have made contributions to their clubs and the District over an extended period
  • Leadership Awards - to recognize exceptional District leadership for the immediate past year at the Area and Division level, including Toastmaster of the Year
  • Club Initiated Awards - special awards managed by individual clubs in District 64
  • Incentive Awards - to recognize clubs for membership growth and educational achievements of their members in the current year
  • Past District Directors - a list of all District Directors and District Governors since the District's establishment in 1960

How to Nominate a Member for a District Award or Leadership Award:
1.    Locate the specific award for which the member would qualify,
2.    Download that award’s nomination form (directions below) since each award has its own specific form,
3.    Complete the form in full, providing as much detail as possible,
4.    Ensure you have two nominators (nominations submitted without two will be returned and may miss the deadline), and
5.    Return the nomination form to the Awards Committee by the deadline for the specific award (contact information below).

To download the form, click on the link. Save the uncompleted document to your desktop where you can complete the form. Save the completed document. The completed form can be emailed, as an attachment, to the Awards Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alternatively, you may choose to print the form, fill it out and then scan and email it as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail it to Carol Runions, 817 Mulvey Ave, Winnipeg  MB  R3M 1G5 or hand it to any member of the Awards Committee before the deadline as noted below.
If you need help in completing the form, please contact Heidi McIlwain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nomination deadlines:

February 28 annually - nomination deadline for 3 awards which recognize contributions over several years. These awards will be presented at the Spring Convention.

  • Eric Stuhlmueller Memorial Award – District leadership
  • George Craigie Memorial Award – club level contributions
  • Jack Gillespie Builders Award – membership and club building

Spring annually (at least 2 weeks prior to the Spring Convention) – application deadline for the KW Pin – 10 years simultaneous and continuous membership in 2 clubs. This award will be presented at the Spring Convention.

June 30 annually - nomination deadline for 4 awards which recognize contributions within the current year. These awards will be presented annually at an event in the fall.

  • Toastmaster of the Year – outstanding participation and significant contribution
  • Division Director of the Year – outstanding performance as Division Director
  • Area Director of the Year – Urban – outstanding performance as Area Director for clubs within Winnipeg
  • Area Director of the Year – Rural - outstanding performance as Area Director for clubs outside of Winnipeg

 

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District 64 recognizes its outstanding leaders at the club and District level with a variety of annual awards. Any member in good standing, belonging to a club in good standing in District 64, may submit a nomination for any of the District Awards.  

Click on the section name below to vist the page and see the applicable awards and lists of previous winners:

How to Nominate a Member for a Leadership Award:
1.    Locate the specific award for which the member would qualify,
2.    Download that award’s nomination form (directions below) since each award has its own specific form,
3.    Complete the form in full, providing as much detail as possible,
4.    Ensure you have two nominators (nominations submitted without two will be returned and may miss the deadline), and
5.    Return the nomination form to the Awards Committee by the deadline for the specific award (contact information below).

To download the form, click on the link. Save the uncompleted document to your desktop where you can complete the form. Save the completed document. The completed form can be emailed, as an attachment, to the Awards Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alternatively, you may choose to print the form, fill it out and then scan and email it as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail it to Carol Runions, 817 Mulvey Ave, Winnipeg  MB  R3M 1G5 or hand it to any member of the Awards Committee before the deadline of end of business June 30th annually.
If you need help in completing the form, please contact Heidi McIlwain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nomination deadlines:

June 30 annually - nomination deadline for all the above leadership awards which recognize contributions within the current year. These awards will be presented annually at an event in the fall.

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There are two awards that are open to all members of District 64 that were initiated and are administered by individual clubs.

Allan Shaw Memorial Award

This award for mentoring recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to and an excellence in mentoring fellow Toastmasters. The award committee is comprised of the President of Allan's home club (Skyliners #831) and the 6 Division Directors. It is presented annually at the Spring Convention and is based on the following criteria:

  1. The individual's diligent work to provide and support the orientation of new members through the explanation of meeting roles and other fundamentals of the Toastmasters program.
  2. The individual's assistance and encouragement to new members in the development of their first few manual speeches.
  3. The individual's demonstrated efforts to encourage new members to serve on club committees, seek club officer positions during elections, or participate in other leadership activities within the club.
  4. The individual's support and inspiration of new members to participate in the many opportunities that exist beyond club borders within the Toastmasters organization.
  5. The individual's ongoing commitment to providing the support and encouragement to the activities, pursuits and challenges of his/her fellow Toastmasters that best symbolizes the work of Allan Shaw.

Recipient List

2016 - 2017 Robert Legary
2015 - 2016 Liz Jonasson
2014 - 2015 Irene Toews
2013 - 2014 Debb Solvason
2012 - 2013 Dallas Bagby
2011 - 2012 Hilda Vandenbyllaardt
2010 - 2011 Brian Stimpson
2009 - 2010 Sharon Golin
2008 - 2009 Beverly Wood
2007 - 2008 Eveline Beriault
2006 - 2007 Norma Spence
2005 - 2006 Thecla Athayde
2004 - 2005 Diane Boulay
2003 - 2004 Tannis Gordon
2002 - 2003 Bev Doern
2001 - 2002 Don Eppler
2000 - 2001 Richard McCallum
1999 - 2000 Rudi Peters
1998 - 1999 Elaine Stewart
1997 - 1998 Jules Legal

  Les Staats Award for Dedication to Toastmasters

The Les Staats Award for Dedication to Toastmasters is an award instigated in 2009 by the Winnipeg Toastmasters Club in recognition of the excellent example of Toastmasters skills in action. The Les Staats Award will be presented to any member of the Toastmasters Organization who exhibits the following attributes:

  1. Has shown a long-term commitment to Toastmasters by attending meetings regularly and fulfilling various club roles as assigned.
  2. Shows a desire to complete communication manuals, by preparing speeches to move forward with educational goals.
  3. Shows an enthusiasm about speaking, and a commitment to personal growth. Presents at meetings with professionalism and respect.
  4. Is dedicated to the club. Shows commitment by remaining a member.
  5. Offers guidance to new members.
  6. Understands the importance of training events and District events and attends these functions.
  7. Shows guests and newcomers an attitude of hospitality.
  8. Willing to take risks and stretch him/herself to a new level.
  9. Demonstrates the impact of Toastmasters on his/her life, outside of the club.
  10. Embodies the core values of Toastmasters: integrity, dedication to excellence, service to the member and respect for the individual.

Download the Les Staats Award nomination form (PDF)

Recipient List

2014 - 2015 Nancy Kleiman
2013 - 2014 Sharon Golin
2012 - 2013 Mary McKee
2011 - 2012 John Hindle
2010 - 2011 Emma Frost
2009 - 2010 Alfed Kerperin
2008 - 2009 John Melnick

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District 64 recognizes the work of its leaders with several annual awards.