Dawn Frail, DTM
It’s hard to believe that the current Toastmasters year is half over. It’s a time to celebrate the achievements and goals reached, and a time to celebrate our successes.
It’s also a time to think about the time we have left to accomplish those goals that we are still working towards.
For me, not only am I progressing through my first path in Pathways, but I’m also thinking about how to help the clubs in District 60 continue to experience growth and success for the members.
As we work towards helping you and your club achieve success, we have added new incentives to help spur on that excitement that comes from knowing you’re working on the right goals, and that everyone is committed to making it happen.
As clubs, you have an incredible team of Area Directors that are also committed to your success. As they reach out to you for the Round 2 Area Director visit, be sure to tap into their knowledge and expertise because I assure you, they have learned a lot this past year that they are eager to pass along to you.
I wish you continued success in your efforts as the world’s leading communication and leadership learning organization, and I’m proud to stand among the great people of District 60.
Do you remember why you joined Toastmasters? I joined because I wanted to progress in my career and I knew that to make that happen, I needed help; help to be a better communicator and help to be a better leader.
When I joined my first Toastmasters club in January 1991, I was immersed in an energetic culture of learning. Everyone diligently worked the educational program and challenged themselves and each other in club contests. We actively participated in conferences and reached up and out as we all worked to reach our own potential. This club was revered in our organization as one that provided tremendous value as TM employees worked hard and achieved personal and professional goals. The organization was a true champion in our success.
Experience Educational Excellence
This is my vision as your District Director.
First and foremost, the Toastmasters program is a learn-by-doing experience. With preparation, practice and persistence, we learn, grow and succeed. This is our key differentiator.
The educational program is the foundation of what makes the experience so successful. Relevant, real-world projects teach us new skills and stretch our boundaries. A dedication to excellence in our personal projects, our club meetings, and our leadership service is what keeps our great District vibrant and full of opportunities for all who seek them.
When a member or guest attends a meeting in District 60, it will be an incredible experience. They will see the power of the educational program at work. They will witness excellence in members’ efforts and achievements. This is what I will work toward as I continue my own personal leadership journey.
It is my great honour to continue to serve you and our great District in the coming year as your District Director, 2019-2020.
Do you have a mentor?
Who do you have in your network that you can rely on for advice, for help, for an appreciative sounding board? In District 60 we are truly blessed to have a number of Past District Directors/Governors who are still active. A tradition has been to get the new District Director off on the right foot with an inauguration dinner to discuss plans and ideas. This year we had a fabulous night with the team… thank you to (from left) Tim Sulisz 2001-02, Michelle Rich 2009-10, (Dawn Frail), Rhonda Mauer 2017-18, Ross Mackay 2012-13, Allan Madonik 2014-15, and Johanne Von Zuben 2016-17. District 60 is in good hands!