Aneeta Pathak, DTM
Dear fellow members,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 Toastmasters year.
We are starting a new year, and with that comes a new journey! This may mean a new role as a club officer, a new educational path, or even mean embarking on Pathways for the first time. It doesn’t matter where you are on your journey; we are here to support you!
Despite the changes COVID-19 has made to our lives, our personal narratives have remained the same. We are resilient, strong, and confident communicators and leaders who have learned that no storm can break our spirit. It is true that we are currently going through lots of changes; it is your opportunity to learn, grow and experience new challenges.
I firmly believe that in Toastmasters the learning never ends. It’s a positive learning experience all around! Stay Engaged, Be Empowered and Energized.
Achieving our goals is not an act on a single day: it’s a habit, it’s a practice!
Let us all create a better version of ourselves; one step at a time. Every Toastmaster’s meeting, every role that we play, every responsibility that we take up is an opportunity to reinvent ourselves.
As Toastmasters we keep on asking ourselves; “should I be actively setting SMART goals?” Should I work on Pathways projects? Will I benefit from working on my projects consistently? Should I take up an officer role? Can an officer role help me learn how to prioritize and manage my time better? What will I learn by creating a vision? Is it worthwhile to create a plan and execute it? Indeed, you may already know the answer to these questions. Have you experimented with them? We discover who we are, not by finding the answers to these questions, but by experimenting with them.
As your District Director, my vision is to create a culture where we become a community that values Integrity, Service, Respect and Excellence, and incorporates them as anchor points in all decisions we make. By partnering with each other, we will build new clubs, strengthen existing clubs, work towards educational excellence, and fulfill our members’ objectives. We will promote the Toastmasters brand to increase awareness of the value of Toastmasters.
Together we will cultivate an environment of continuous improvement, innovation and initiative.
I will be honoured to serve you and your club members as your 2021-2022 District Director.
Together we will passionately work in the pursuit of excellence to support the club mission for the benefit our members, because, Members Matter Most!