As Tony was receiving his award, the following statement was read regarding Tony’s long service to Toastmasters:
“A continual member since 1971—when he rejoined Toastmasters—Tony has served as the chair of the District Reformation Committee, helps to provide quality Officer Training, and has supported the formation of countless clubs across the district. As one of District 60’s go-to experts in helping members embrace the Pathways learning experience, he has been instrumental in the rollout of Pathways in his district.”
Each year at the Toastmasters International Convention, the International President announces recipients for a Presidential Citation. This citation is presented to members who have shown continual support and dedication to the organization. Recipients of this citation are selected at the sole discretion of the International President.
Considerations include the nominee’s contributions to 1) organizational growth, 2) organizational excellence and 3) brand equity.
1) How the member participated in the chartering of 15 or more clubs? Was the member instrumental in the forming of a new district?
2) What type of significant, long-term contributions has the individual made at the district or international levels? How has the person notably and publicly exemplified Toastmasters International’s core values?
3) What type of significant, public contributions has the member made outside of Toastmasters in his or her profession or community? How have these contributions created large-scale recognition or awareness of Toastmasters?
Congratulations Tony and thank you for 48 years of service to Toastmasters!