April 11, 2013
The Ancaster News and the Dundas Star weekly newspapers published a photograph of our booth that we had in the Home & Lifestyle Show on April 6.
Such media coverage is a welcomed contribution to an ongoing membership drive of which has made Valley Town Toastmasters probably the biggest "small town" club in the district.

"Toastmasters & Business"
April 5, 2013
One of our club members, Tony Bratschitsch, was featured in a local online business magazine,
Tony talked about the value of Toastmaster training in the business world, which includes presentations, reports, interviews and running meetings. is a daily online subscription-based business magazine operated by the same organization that owns the Hamilton Spectator and Toronto Star.

January 11, 2013
Two of Valley Town Toastmasters' members worked extremely hard to enhance the communication skills of a group of young members of our society.
Karen Wood (far right in photo) and Imelda Esporlas-Jewer (far left presented a twelve-week version of Toastmasters International's Youth Leadership Program to students of the Dundas Valley Home School Co-Operative.
The photograph was taken at the graduation ceremony on December 13, 2012, and was recently published in both the Dundas Star-News and Ancaster News weekly newspapers.
Congratulations to Karen and Imelda for their hard work and leadership!
Valley Town Proud!

The Apple of his "i"
December 28, 2012
The Hamilton Spectator featured our club member Sergio DiGiovanni in its Business Section with his application for the Apple iPhone.
When it had its debut last August, Serg's Qcard app was able to help memory challenged people in our society lead more satisfying and productive lives.
The Qcard's successes continue to mount as Serg markets it to institutions and organizations that are dedicated to supporting that growing segment of our population.
Serg continues to add features to his app that adds even more value to an already wonderful and much needed product.
Way to go, Serg!

November 29, 2012
The Hamilton Spectator newspaper featured Viola Mueller's artistic decoration of her home for the 37th annual Holiday House Tour.
With pictures and stories that spanned over two pages, the Spectator described Viola's practical approach to a beautiful and subtle Christmas decor.
 Viola is well known and recognized as a volunteer for many community organizations that bring good things to the needy in our society.
Once again, she shows that beauty and creativity starts in the home.
Beautiful work, Viola!

November 1, 2012
Valley Town Toastmaster Imelda Esporlas-Jewer and her daughter, Jaime, were featured in the Dundas Star News along with performers from the Ballet Jorgen.
If you look closely, the lovely photo was credited to Allyson Wenzowski, also of Valley Town Toastmasters.

July 21, 2012
Our fellow club member Sergio DiGiovanni was recently featured in the ONTARIO BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION (OBIA) Review Magazine's June/2012 issue.
Published in the magazine's "Survivor Stories" section is a remarkable three-page odessey of Sergio's efforts to overcome challenges from an accident incurred brain injury.
As OBIA justifiably celebrates Sergio's survivor story, we herald his ongoing successes that inspire all of us to do the best we can with what we have.
Congratulations, Serg!

The Toast of the Town
July 18, 2012
In preparation for the upcoming Cactus Festival (August 16 - 19), the Dundas Star News published an article on Valley Town Toastmasters.
It was appropriate that the "face" of Valley Town Toastmasters was that of Kenrick Chin - a dedicated stalwart of our club.
Kenrick is pictured driving his famous creation - the "Traveling Toaster" - during last year's Cactus Festival Parade.
If we haven't said it before, we can't say it enough - Thank you, Kenrick!

June 16, 2012

Often, Toastmasters are requested by other organizations to demonstrate their expertise and skills for various purposes.

Club president and Division L Governor Tony Bratschitsch - along with fellow Toastmaster Mon J Gamil of the Trafalgar club - had the opportunity to present an one-hour speech to the Young Taiwanese Merchants Association of Toronto.

The presentation was titled "Communicating for Success - Overcoming Cultural Barriers".

April 19, 2012
Valley Town Toastmaster Viola Mueller is pictured in the centre of the photo while volunteering her time to renovate the Dundas Tennis Club's clubhouse.
With or without a raquet, Viola is a tennis star!

April 17, 2012

Allyson Wenzowski of our club was featured in today's Hamilton Spectator newspaper.

She chaired a panel discussion on growing the Hamilton area's transportation network.

Allyson is well known in the Hamilton area for her community spirit and civic leadership.
April 13, 2012


The weekly issues of the Ancaster News and Dundas Star published a photograph of the Division L Evaluation Contestants along with Valley Town Toastmasters' Mark Mullins (far left) who chaired the contest.

January 9, 2012
Our club member Allyson Wenzowski was featured in The Hamilton Spectator newspaper's GO section.
Allyson was recognized for her exceptional taste in fashion based on reasonable cost.
Being a recognized leader in the local public relations media, Allyson never fails to impress with her fashion style and good sense.
Looking good, Allyson!

June 28, 2011
As soon as you pick up the June 2011 issue of THE BAY OBSERVER, she is looking right at you - Maggie Szabo of Valley Town Toastmasters.
And the music world is looking right back at her!
Deservedly so.
They are finding out what we already know - that Maggie is talented, spirited and genuine.
 Way to go, Maggie!
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 April 2011  
Mark Mullins' family is featured in the April 2011 issue of the Hillfield Strathallan College Review magazine.
Mark, who is a charter member of our club, is a graduate of the '74 class from the college.
The featured article outlines an amazing story of how Mark was able to help his son, Jeremy, get a job as a journalist in Cambodia through a connection from a fellow graduate.
What a wonderful story!
January 20, 2011 

Valley Town Toastmaster charter member Mark Mullins (ACG, CL) recently traveled to Cambodia with his wife, Carrie, and son Torrin to visit his other son Jeremy who works at a local newspaper.
This photograph of Mark and Carrie riding an elephant was published in the Dundas Star News' January 20, 2011 edition.

May, 2010


Our outgoing Area 53 Governor and our club member, Geneva Neale (ACG, ALS) was recently acclaimed by her artistic peers in this news release.

As Valley Town Toastmasters know and as anyone can see from this website's various pages, Geneva has been a very compassionate supporter of people and of the Toastmaster program.

She has made our own world a better place.

Congratulations, Geneva!


 November 13, 2009


Viola Mueller, our fellow Toastmaster and Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club member, was recently recognized at the Rotary District Conference for contributing her award winning art work towards funding the new skating rink in the Dundas Drive-In Park.

The Sunrise Club was the recipient of two international awards for activities towards reducing child mortality and "Make Dreams Real" for the world's children.

Thank you, Viola, for helping make our world a better place!


(Article from the ANCASTER NEWS and DUNDAS STAR.)