EGG captured by Westfort Toastmasters February 14!

Westfort Toastmasters captured the Elusive Gilded Gavel from Riverview on February 14!

Westfort Toastmasters, Club #9895, Area 1, Division A (International) meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm Eastern Time.

Meeting Location:

West Thunder Community Centre

915 S Edward Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2

How to visit the club:

From Left to Right: Westfort Toastmasters: Karolyn Hoard; Riverview Toastmasters: Susan Scholz, Gloria Witte, Joanne Treviranus, David Peterson and Greg Scholz

The adventure began on the afternoon of February 13. It was a warm spring like day as Karolyn Hoard DTM drove down the north shore of Lake Superior on her “secret mission”. Only a couple of people knew the plan was to arrive in Cloquet, MN in order to attend the early morning meeting of Riverview Toastmasters the next morning to capture the EGG under the 150 mile rule. The club warmly welcomed their guest. The meeting consisted of a very educational speech by David Peterson titled A Good Name about how we should live so that our name will always be honored. Tabletopics was very interesting with questions related to the Valentine’s Day theme and Valentine treats were given to all.

At the end of the meeting the EGG was passed on to make the long voyage to Canada.  February 14, 2017 was a historic day in District 6 Toastmasters when for the first time since it was “hatched” the EGG crossed the International Border between the US and Canada. The EGG now resides happily at the Westfort Toastmasters Club awaiting the invasion from the next club looking to capture it. Westfort Toastmasters meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the West Thunder Community Centre, 915 S Edward St, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6R2. Contact: Karolyn Hoard, DTM at




The Gavel Explained for a description, the capture rules and the form to submit your Capture Story.

The Gavel Travels for the history of club hosting.

EGG FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions about the EGG toss as well as club hosting metrics.