Announcing the Toastmasters District 69 Western Division Team for 2020/21
Division Director - Kevin Sherry DTM
Division Area Directors
31 - Ben Handley; 29 - John Hutchins; 12 - Imogen King; 11 - Geoff Weatherstone; and 1 - Margaret Marshall
Division Executive Team
Program Quality Director/TLI - James Nason; Club Growth Director - Logan Steele; Public Relations Manager - Carolyn Becker DTM; Secretary - Deslyn Clark DTM; and Treasurer - Thon Warken
Kevin's theme for the year is, "Resilience inspires hope".
"True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up." (Sheri L. Dew)
"Servant-leadership is all about making the goals clear, and then rolling up your sleeves and doing whatever it takes to help people win. In that situation, they don't work for you, you work for them." (Ken Blanchard)
Speech Contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year, thousands of Toastmasters across the world compete in the Humourous, Table Topics, Speech Evaluation, and International Speech Contests. In addition, Clubs and Areas host friendly, social-type contests, comprising Tall Tales and Interpretive Reading Contests.
In the first four contests, competition begins with Club Contests and winners can progress to Area, Division and District Contests according to their abilities. The International Speech Contest is the only contest where the winner of the District International Speech Contest may progress to the semi-finals and World Championship of Public Speaking.