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Welcome from the Director

Clubs across Division B have started their International Speech and Evaluation contests. 

In three languages, contestants will take to the stage and compete in English, French and Italian (speech only). 

The winners of the clubs and areas will meet in Lille for the Division Conference on 23 April: MIXING WORLDS AND WORDS

Join us! 

Meet members, old and new. 

Be inspired. 

Learn & share.

Elizabeth Kelly, a multiculturalist will host an interactive keynote workshop on effective communication cross borders.

To register:


Join the Toastmasters Leadership Event of the Year, hosted by Berlaymont Toastmasters!
A must for Club Officers. Open to all members.

EARLY BIRD RATE 15 Euro - only valid until 15 January 2016!
Rates include refreshments, hot & cold lunch buffet + evening aperitif.
Payment details: IBAN BE88377068918941
Mention your name, club & officer role + no of tickets!

Keynote by Agnes Tarnai, DTM: Dare to Care - how to find your place as a leader whether in a suit or in high heels!

Guest speaker Jean-Luc Dumont, co-founder of Principiae and author of Trees, Maps & Theorems. Expert in effective communication, rational minds and critical thinking.

No less than SIX Break-out Sessions:
1) Mentoring: Supporting Members
2) Beyond CC & CL: Discover the Advanced Communications & Leadership Tracks
3) Beyond Club Officer: Q& A session - Meet your Area Directors
4) Club Growth: Driving membership
5) Corporate Clubs: Building sustainability
6) Rising to the Leadership Challenge: Evaluating your effectiveness & performance

Stay tuned for more information!



Vincent and a rather excited division governor

Congratulations to Mireille and Vincent!

Vincent Riga took first place in French table
topics *and* French humour.

Note that in the humour, he beat the
winner of the English contest into second

Mireillle came 3rd in French table topics
and stepped in at the last minute to
give a humorous 

They are both stars and incredible people.
We are proud of them!





 Division contest - on to Porto! 

Thank you to Balint, Prince, John and everyone who worked so hard to make the Luxembourg contest such a success.

Here below are the winners - photo followed by lists. Those representing us in Porto are in bold.

On to Porto!



Merci à Balint, Prince, John et tout celles et ceux qui ont tellement travaillé pour la réussite de notre concours à Luxembourg.

Le photo et la liste des gagnants se trouvent ici-bas. Ceux qui nous représentent à Porto sont en gras.

A Porto!



International Speech:

1. Covey McAllister

2. David Fauvart

3. John Chalmers


English Evaluation:

1. Hilary Peden

2. Thomas Vervaet

3. Tom Aerden


Discours en français:

1. Pierre-Élie Bernard

2. Bilal Hadri

3. Edouard Cogne


Evaluation en français:

(concours officieux organisé par la division - aucun concours à Porto)

1. Raphaëlle Sauvage

2. Edouard Cogne

3. Véronique Szilit


Thanks to everyone who helped with our great division
on 8 November in Brussels.

Congratulations to our winners (list below - those
representing us in Lyon are in bold).

You can see more photos on our facebook pages:
Toastmasters Belgium and Toastmasters Luxembourg. 

See you in Lyon!  

Daniel Mouqué DTM
Division Governor


English table topics

  1. Sofie Verhalle
  2. Jason O'Connor
  3. Daniel Kerrigan
English humour
  1. Yoga Saripalli
  2. Karl Indigne
  3. Sydney Schreiber
French TTs
  1. Mireille Busson
  2. Vincent Riga
  3. Olivier Guilloteaux
French humour
  1. Vincent Riga
  2. Olivier Guilloteaux
  3. Nedzad Cengic
Dutch TT: Wim Woittiez
Dutch Humourous Speech: Cathelijne De Vries
German TT: Caroline Bogenschütz
German Humorous Speech: Angelika Hild


About Our District

Toastmasters International is the world’s organization devoted to the improvement and development of individual communication and leadership skills.

Toastmasters District 59 consists of over 262 clubs (1st Jul., 2017) across Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Cyprus. 

Each group of three to six clubs are taken care of by an Area Director who visits them and builds the bridge to the district. Three or more Areas can be grouped as a Division. A Division Director is the team leader for the Division´s Area Directors. He/She reports to the District Director. The District Director then is directly responsable not only for the members of his/her district, but also to Toastmasters International World Headquarters.

Maps of all clubs:   Map of Divisions:  

District Conferences

Toastmasters Joint District 59 & 95 Conference

Rebirth in Athens Conference on May 25-27, 2018!


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