Who Introduced You To TM

Who Introduced You To Toastmasters… And Why Do You Stay?


By Lillian M. Knight Faison DTM – District 65 Program Quality Director

Fellow Toastmasters and District leaders I take fun seriously. If your club is having fun, potential members will see it and they will want to have fun too. It has been said that we learn best in times of enjoyment. As a professional clown Sunny Hope I truly take my fun seriously.

I have experienced the positive collective effort of the Toastmasters core values Respect, Integrity, Excellence and Service. When they are consistently put into action we will achieve our goals. Our World needs Leaders with excellent Communication and Leadership skills.

I did not obtain my Leadership and Communication growth on my own. Mrs. Gloria Langston, DTM my mentor and friend invited me to a Toastmasters meeting in 1991. I constantly strive to identify the tools to achieve my most authentic and best self. Toastmasters has been one of the vehicles I have used to achieve this goal. In my journey I have had the tremendous support of many Toastmasters, too many to name. Thank you!!!!

District Leaders and members let us continue to strive to train 100% of our officers. When four club officers are trained in both in the summer and winter, a club receives 1 point toward the Distinguished Club Program.

District Leaders thank you for holding successful TLI’s in your Divisions. Better trained officers contribute to a better member experience and meeting their needs.

Our Chief Pathways Ambassador Sam Mehta has all Pathways Ambassadors and Guides on board and assigned to their perspective clubs. Pathways is scheduled to roll out this May and our guides are contacting our clubs with roll out kits for their visits.

Yahoo!!! It’s Contest season. Contestants you are all winners!! Some of you have chosen to step outside your comfort zone to compete. Kudos to you!!

Our Spring Conference Theme is SATIS SUPERQUE (Enough and Beyond). My journey in Toastmasters has definitely helped me learn that I am just enough and I have grown to my surprise beyond my own expectations. Conference planning team your effort is appreciated in organizing our Conference in Binghamton, New York on April 20th and 21st. I look forward to seeing you all. Please attend and invite someone. Our Spring Conference is an opportunity to meet our ID Radhi Spears, support our contestants, network, meet new people, learn and have fun.

Members as I have said before we need your energy, passion, leadership and enthusiasm. When District 65 works together as a Team including our core values and positive action we will accomplish our goals. Toastmasters is a program where Leaders are made.

Where do we want to go and how do we plan on getting there? Our world needs leaders more than ever today!!