Each year on July 1st, we begin the new Toastmasters term; a new vision, new officers and a renewed focus on the Toastmasters program.
The vision this year is to always remain Member Focused, Goal Driven… viewing our district with a new set of lenses keeping you in center view! Each of you, the member, come first!
Strengthening clubs, holding Super Saturday educational opportunities throughout the district and finding new modern ways to communicate. Presenting programs that are of interest to our younger members and raising up new leaders are just a sampling of things we will focus on this term. And of course, we will experience the Pathways rollout sometime in early 2018.
The challenge to each of you is to stay focused on your goals, work the Toastmasters program in a way that will benefit you. You came to Toastmasters to fulfill a purpose. Identify that purpose, ask for help; ask for a Mentor , and let us help you reach the goals you have set for yourself. Tell your Area Directors and Division Directors about your successes inside and outside of Toastmasters; we want to hear about them so we can acknowledge your accomplishments! Additionally if something isn’t working for you, let us know so that we can do everything in our power to help you succeed.
It is humbling to have been elected by you, our membership, to serve as your District Director for the 2017-2018 term. I am grateful to all who have walked this journey with me, mentoring and preparing me for this opportunity. I am here to serve; always asking the question to each of you, “How can I help you?” “What can I do to assist you in achieving your personal goals?” Let
The “door” is always open, e-mail and text messaging are easy ways to share your experiences, talk about your goals and ask for help; ask for a Mentor .
I look forward to seeing you around the district, and I am always interested to hear how you are growing in your Toastmasters journey.
Karen de Vries, DTM
D12 District Director 2017-2018