Wendy Williamson, DTM
Dear fellow members,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 Toastmasters year. I am honored to be your District Director.
As District Director, my vision this year is to focus on the success of our members, clubs and district. We have new challenges during this COVID-19 and reformation year but challenges create new opportunities. Members are coming together to embrace those opportunities as you explore your communication and leadership development. I have seen successes in spite of these challenges. This past Toastmasters year we saw District 60 achieve Distinguished District status for its Distinguished Club achievements. This a testament to the agility and commitment of our members. We will focus on the club and district missions to steer our district to success. We want this to be a time when you feel comfortable knowing that change will happen and that your voice and opinion matters.
We are committed to helping you become the communicator and leader you want to be.
How will we achieve this?
We will achieve this by focusing on Communication, Collaboration and Connection.
When we speak of Communication, we refer to providing our members relevant information and programs. These programs will ensure that our members have an opportunity to identify and achieve their goals through quality education and quality club programs. We will use the district mission as our guiding force as we build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence and as we provide training and resources.
When we speak of Collaboration, we will encourage members to work together to help each other at the club, area, division and district level to make our Toastmaster experience the best it can be. That is what sets us apart as an educational training organization. We integrate our education and leadership skills training with a strong social focus of mutual respect and support. Everyone working to achieve their goals together makes Toastmasters unique.
When we speak of Connection, we will work to provide an environment of membership connection whether through StageTime, workshops, speech contests and for now through quality online meetings. These connections provide District 60 members with a sense of community that goes beyond our education and leadership programs.
“Leadership is the Capacity to Translate Vision into Reality” Warren Bennis
By working together, we will make your success a reality.