Welcome, it’s a New Year!
I am honored to be your 2017-2018 District Director.
Thank you for your vote of confidence. You can be assured that I, along with the entire District Executive Committee will do everything that is possible to meet the District Mission “We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence”.
The District theme this year is “Beyond Barriers”. Let’s help each other go beyond barriers; beyond challenges; whether internal or external to attain our communication and leadership goals. Let’s help each other so NO Toastmaster is left behind!
As we embark upon the new educational program “Pathways”, let us go beyond our own learning curve barriers and make the journey one of our happiest experience! We are fortunate to have a stellar team of Pathways Ambassadors and Guides readying themselves for the launch this Fall.
We have a District leadership team who takes the trust of our members very seriously. Although we are all volunteers, overseeing the District is likened to running a business. It’s been said that for a Toastmaster, the “pay” for services rendered is not dollars, it’s more! It’s the priceless joy received when we “lift as we rise” another person.
The leadership team volunteers are from all walks of life bringing their personal passion, dedication and conviction to do right by you. These admirable traits show their willingness to go “Beyond Barriers” to help you succeed and ensure that no Toastmaster is left behind. Your team, trained in their roles and responsibilities, are ready to help you with your “Distinguished Program” journey.
A major ‘take away’ for leaders has been gaining transferable business and life skills from opportunities of learning time management, financial responsibility, team management, and collaboration skills, just to name a few.
We welcome every member to expand their leadership skills as well. Please say yes when asked to become a club officer, committee chair or participant, district officer, coach, mentor, or sponsor. We invite you to network with other members at District events such as Club Officer and Membership training, speech contests, conferences, club open houses and other special events and experience the joy of being a Toastmaster.
Let’s stay in touch. Check out the website (District49.org) for The District Calendar and news. Dean Masai, our District PR Manager and his team welcome you to participate in this year’s “Let the world know” publicity and marketing campaigns. It will be fun to see photos, hear stories and view videos of your Toastmasters journey!
I humbly thank you for being part of Toastmasters International District 49. It used to be just my mortgage banking career, raising kids, and worries of food, water and air. Now my life has expanded in great leaps and bounds as it goes “Beyond Barriers” with our Toastmasters ohana!
Respectfully and malama pono,
Rose Kirland, DTM
District Director 2017-2018
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