Happy Holidays District One!
The holidays are opportunities to highlight, celebrate and embrace our accomplishments. The year of 2013 in District One has been rich with accomplishments through relationships. Each one of us has achieved through the support of others. For example, hardly anyone can complete a speech, a communication manual, or leadership manual without enrolling the support of others. Similarly, no one should celebrate the holidays without attending Holiday parties. The holidays can be full of good food, laughter, friends, family, and community. Start your celebrations with District One Toastmasters parties and consider visiting the best Open Houses this month with a guest: To name a few, Carson Communicators, Coach Class, Cities, First Class Communicators, Praisemasters, Lakewood Toastmasters, Long Beach Technical Toastmasters, Shop and Travelmasters and Dancemasters. For more information regarding Open Houses, please click on the following link: http://www.tmdistrictone.org/openhouse.asp
In addition, take your ambassador forms with you. If you Complete 3 ambassador forms, you will receive an ambassador pin next year.
If Toastmasters has changed your life, consider giving a Toastmasters membership to family, friends, and co-workers. As Area C -3 Governor Don Hugh once said, treat it like a gym membership. Ask your network of friends to assess their public speaking and leadership skills? If these skills need strengthening, then introduce a Toastmasters membership. Like a gym trial membership, encourage them to try it out for six months. If they have not seen changes in their leadership and communication muscles after consistently mental workouts in a club environment, they don't have to renew their dues.
Does a membership work? One of our most accomplished division governors, Byron Brizuela, joined Toastmasters a few years ago because his father gave him the gift of a Toastmasters membership. To whom in your life can you give a Toastmaster membership? Did you know some of our strongest clubs have spouses and family members in the same club? By changing the lives of your loved ones, your life changes as well.
Gift to Your Club
In addition to the gift of membership, give the gift of excellence. Toastmasters International defines excellence through the Distinguished Club Program: educational achievements, membership achievements, and meeting WHQ administrative deadlines. Submit an educational goal or sponsor a new member in December. One of my mentors, PIP, DTM Alfred Herzing once shared with me that people don't join districts to change their lives, they join clubs. Help club members to transform their lives by expecting and delivering excellence.
Thank you, members, for your dedication to excellence: 24 clubs have achieved 5 Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Goals and 33 more are only one or two goals away from the DCP 5. Can we do it? Yes, we can! The presidents of these clubs will be recognized and presented with an award at the President's Luncheon, which is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2014. Please talk with DCP Chair Marya Banniza at email@example.com about how to get your club on track to achieving 5 DCP goals. In addition, FREE ADMISSION to the Winter Toastmasters Leadership Institute will be given to the clubs that achieve 8 DCP goals by December 31.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Let's Go, Let's Grow!"
All the best,
Regina Rhymes, DTM
District Governor, 2013-2014
District One Toastmasters – Let's Go, Let's Grow!
Toastmasters International – Where Leaders Are Made