About Glen Abbey Toastmasters

Glen Abbey Toastmasters helps people improve their communication and leadership skills through a proven approach that focuses on self development and self confidence in public speaking. We are known for its professional, friendly, supportive, and fun learning atmosphere.

Chartered on March 30, 1992, Glen Abbey Toastmasters has been a vibrant part of the Oakville community for over almost 30 years. Our club has consistently achieved President’s Distinguished Club status in the Toastmasters International Distinguished Club Program every single year since 2003. It is the highest achievement possible for any Toastmasters club and is the marker of a successful club.

Every year, we have approximately 30 members – giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in the club – and achieve valuable personal growth. 

Read more about our accomplishments and members over the years.

Distinguished Club Awards

  • 2019/20  – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2018/19 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2017/18 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2016/17 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2015/16 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2014/15 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2013/14 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2012/13 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2011/12 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2010/11 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2009/10 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2008/09 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2007/08 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2006/07 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2005/06 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2004/05 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2003/04 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2002/03 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2001/02 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 2000/01 – President’s Distinguished Club
  • 1999/00 – President’s Distinguished Club

Past Presidents

  • 2019/20 – Krista Rowan
  • 2018/19 – Gordon Vuong
  • 2017/18 – Rose Ford
  • 2016/17 – Wendy Rintoul
  • 2015/16 – Chris Roode
  • 2014/15 – Srini Kesavan
  • 2013/14 – Reema Duggal
  • 2012/13 – Rob Misiewicz
  • 2011/12 – Keith Rabey
  • 2010/11 – Chris Czerwinski
  • 2009/10 – Clare Drage
  • 2008/09 – Justin Reim
  • 2007/08 – Rob Moulson
  • 2006/07 – Paul Shemilt
  • 2005/06 – Chris Czerwinski
  • 2004/05 – Jack Jagernauth
  • 2003/04 – Brian Riley
  • 2002/03 – Mike Isber
  • 2001/02 – Frédérique Herel
  • 2000/01 – Sue Quesnel
  • 1999/00 – Sukhi Burgen
  • 1998/99 – Carola Hoch
  • 1997/98 – Paul Palladine
  • 1996/97 – Gabriel Osson
  • 1995/96 – Linda Rossi
  • 1994/95 – John Spaetzel
  • 1993/94 – Verna Nicolls
  • 1992/93 – Frank McGuillicuddy

Toastmasters Of The Year

  • 2019/20 – Karol Guier
  • 2018/19 – Alisha Braund
  • 2017/18 – Gordon Vuong
  • 2016/17 – Rose Ford
  • 2015/16 – Roberto Fazio
  • 2014/15 – Ross Cree
  • 2013/14 – Paul Dubal
  • 2012/13 – Reema Duggal
  • 2011/12 – Paul Shemilt
  • 2010/11 – Keith Rabey
  • 2009/10 – Frédérique Herel
  • 2008/09 – Justin Reim
  • 2007/08 – Rob Moulson
  • 2006/06 – Steve Ilott
  • 2004/05 – Tony Corrie
  • 2003/04 – Chris Czerwinski/Sue Quesnel
  • 2002-03 – Derek Wisniewski
  • 2001/02 – Mike Isber
  • 2000/01 – Chi Tang
  • 1999/00 – Frédérique Herel
  • 1998/99 – Joe Love
  • 1997/98 – Else de Souza
  • 1996/97 – Phyllis Inward

Glen Abbey Toastmasters That Became Area Governors

  • Keith Rabey – Area Governor 2015/16
  • Richard Kitney – Area Governor 2015/16
  • Reema Duggal – Area Governor 2014/15
  • Chris Czerwinski – Area Governor 2009/10
  • Paul Shemilt – Area Governor 2007/08
  • Miaja Thompson – Area Governor 2005/06
  • Sukhi Burgen – Area Governor 2004/05
  • Frédérique Herel – Area Governor 2003/04
  • Carola Hock – Area Governor 1999/00
  • Linda Rossi – Area Governor 1998/99
  • Verna Nicolls – Area Governor 1996/97
  • Dennis Nicolls – Area Governor 1993/94

Glen Abbey Toastmasters That Became Division Governors

  • Jack Jagernauth – Division Governor 2008/09

Club Locations Over The Years

  • 2019 – NOW – Glen Abbey United Church (*Since March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have online Zoom sessions)
  • 2018 – St. Ignatius of Loyola Secondary School
  • 2013 – 2018 – Holy Trinity Secondary School
  • 2004 – 2013:  Sheridan College Residence
  • 2000 – 2003:  St Volodymyr Centre
  • 1999 – 2000:  Church of the Incarnation
  • 1993 – 1999:  St. Ignatius of Loyola High School
  • 1992 – 1993:  Glen Abbey Community Centre

Sponsored Clubs

Glen Abbey Toastmasters has sponsored three new clubs:

  • Toronto Nursing Club – by Verna Nicolls
  • Mighty Oaks Advanced Club – by Frédérique Herel and Mike Isber
  • SNC Lavalin Knights CLub – by Jack Jagernauth

Glen Abbey Toastmasters was itself sponsored by First Oakville Toastmasters and Trafalgar Toastmasters lended a guiding hand as well.