The Communication and Leadership Award is presented by the District to a person in the community
who is an outstanding communicator or leader. Giving this award is a distinct honor for the recipient
and is one of the most effective ways to gain publicity for Toastmasters.

Following are the criteria used for award recipient selection:

  • Must be a resident of the geographical area covered by District 53 Toastmasters (Eastern New York, Western Massachusetts and Connecticut).
  • Must be a non-Toastmaster, can be a former Toastmaster.
  • Should have distinguished himself/herself as a leader or spokesperson for a worthy cause or purpose, especially as it exemplified their communication and leadership skills.
  • Shall have made a significant contribution to the communities within the district. The impact of this contribution must be community or district-wide.
  • Must be a skilled communicator/speaker.
  • This award may not be presented to a recipient a second time.
  • Must be able to personally accept the award and give an acceptance address at lunch at the District 53 Spring Conference.

A person who has become a public official, a business leader, an academic leader, a volunteer
organization leader, or who is successful in other fields of endeavor would be an excellent nominee.

Application deadline is March 15, 2022
You will be notified of selection results by April 15, 2022

Any questions please contact C&L Award Committee Chair Gurinder Garcha, DTM at