Happy New Year
On July 1, 2013, the vision for the 2013-2014 was cast ... to become number 1 in the world. This means every club will be a quality one in which the MEMBERS' needs are met. My hope is that when you invite a friend to become part of District 1 s/he can select a club any day of the week and met his/her goal. To achieve this goal, we must speak the same language and move in the same direction. Can this happen? Yes, it can.
Toastmasters International measures success through the Distinguished Club Program. We already had a great level of success during the first half of the Toastmasters year. Forty- eight Open Houses, 50 Clubs are at their July base or more, 13 new clubs and 7 more are in the pipeline.
We have 37 clubs that have already achieved 5 DCP goals or greater and 30 additional clubs have 3 or more DCP goals. In addition, we have had quality contests and events. We had a President's Breakfast and President's Luncheon. Over 113 Presidents/Officers attended our recent luncheon. One of our proudest moments was giving medallions to well deserved DCP 5 Presidents. Check out the video:
We have seen leadership at its best in the past six months. Dreams have become realities through club building and relationship building. The investments in relationships have created supportive and productive environments, producing excellence and results.
Membership Building and Retention
Our International President, George Yen, believes in the value of mentorship. When members are involved in mentoring, they stay connected to their commitments and remain in the Toastmasters program. If you have not already done so, please select a mentor chair. All members should have mentors assigned to them. For more information, please contact our Members Mentor Chair - K.C. Converse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Membership building is essential to the growth and maintenance of your club. The average Toastmaster remains in the organization for 18 months, so clubs must explore opportunities to build their membership. All clubs are encouraged to have Open Houses regularly and often. For more information, please contact our Open House Chair, Rodger Cota (email@example.com). Please promote your Open House using District One's social media. For more information, contact our Public Relations Officer, Chiuhing Casey (District.One.PRO@Gmail.com).
Although we have had much success, more is needed to become number one in the world- 43 more clubs need to achieve president's distinguished and all clubs need to equal their July's base by late June. Can we do it? Yes, we can. Consider following these three simple steps: Do a club evaluation (Club Success Series: Moments of Truth)or the CAT tool, then develop a plan (Open Houses, Speech Crafts, Speak-a-thons, Ambassador Programs) then choose a deadline for this month.
All the best,
Regina Rhymes, DTM
District Governor, 2013-2014
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