Dear fellow Toastmaster,
Our theme for the year 2019-20 is "Get to the Basics and Grow Together".
We join toastmasters to become better persons in life, by improving our communication and leadership skills. Toastmasters is the finest platform to achieve that goal. Toastmasters is a journey and not a destination. District 98 provides you many opportunities in this journey. You only need to grab it.
Toastmasters offers every opportunity for learning. To learn, you need to participate in activities at every level - club meetings, your Area / Division activities and District events. However, the most basic is also the most vital. Our first commitment as Toastmasters is "To attend club meetings regularly". If there is a mantra for success in toastmasters, this is it. Aim to attend every single club meeting... 100% attendance, whether you have a role to play, or have no role in the meeting. What makes Toastmasters meetings truly special is the positive supportive environment. You could be a part of that... Indeed, you must. Imagine how our club meetings can be if all members were to attend all meetings regularly. Would it not transform our meetings, increase the energy, create a new dynamic?
The most basic requirement as a club member, then, is to attend all our club meetings. To make a difference and feel the difference, begin with these basics!
And while we focus on quality and hard work, let us also celebrate our success... We are Smedley’s Distinguished District for the year 2018-19! Congratulations to us! Keep up the good work!
Venkata Ramana Dittakavi
District Director, District 98