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Achieve distinguished area status as Toatsmasters Area Governor


Recent activity

Zeal4LivingConfirmation of Distinguished status

I received confirmation today that all the achievements need for my area to be distinquished has been submitted to Toastmasters. I will write an e-mail thanking all the club Presidents for all their hard work. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingArea Governor of the year

I received the Area Governor of the year award at our Club Officer Training. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingMaybe achievement is still possible

I got feedback from The District Governor Education who said that I only need to achieve four out of five goals which means that I do not need the 8 Competent Communicators…thus my area will blast up to be President Distinguished!! 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingLast thought.

I failed to achieve distinguished area status but I am happy with the progress we made in the area. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingSadly I will not make this goal

Despite my efforts and the efforts of my clubs, I will not achieve Distinguished area status.

I need 8 Competent Communicators and achieved only 3
I need 3 Advanced Advanced Communicators and achieved only 2
I needed 60% clubs to have more than 20 members end June and achieved 40%

I did achieve:
60% of my clubs became Distinguished clubs
75% of the semi-annuals were paid in on time every time.
80% of my club visit forms were in on time both times
Club growth of one.

One of my clubs totally failed me by registering no awards and another club we knew from the beginning would be unable to register speaking awards in this year.

I am sad. We worked hard and yet failed. The win lies however in what I have gained in trying. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingMy clubs are coming to the party

Three of my 5 clubs achieved distinguished status…two of the three now have achieved select distinguished. I knew from the beginning of this year that two of the clubs are not realy able to achieve distinguished status..this means that I have achieved al my goals for my year as Area Governor. I must still see if it will my the Area distinguished. That is of secondary importance. Most important is that I got maximum from all my clubs. I am happy to call this goal successfully done. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingFirst distinguished club registered

I gave my Area report in yesterday. One of my clubs have already achieved distinguished club status with 5 DCP points. I have a club that have achieved 6 DCP points but they can not register as a distinguished club because they have less than 20 members and did not have a net growth of 5 members. Another club is one point away from achieving Distinguished club status.

Working hard to get at least 3 out of 5 clubs to achieve distinguished status. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingSuccessful area competition

What a great night!! I am very proud of the team of Toastmasters that supported me as Area Governor. Our area competition was a huge success. I had 5 out of 5 clubs participating!!! All the speakers, judges, telecounters etc arrived. on time. Everything run by clockwork. We followed the agenda exactly. The competitions were of high quality. I felt being part of the A-team where we could say: “I love it when a plan comes together.” 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingArea competition tomorrow night

I managed to get all my clubs to participate in the Area Club competition. I am so happy about it. Everything is ready for the big event. All is organised. I will be competitions Chairman 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingArea visits

I completed now 5 of my 6 official (2nd round) club visits as Area Governor. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingArea competition

I now have confirmation that at least three clubs will participate in our yearly area competition. I am extremely happy that this will take place and hope that it will be an outstanding event. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingCompiled and submitted my report

I compiled and submitted my Area report to the Divisional governor. All my clubs except one shows immence growth and development. I do not really know how I should go about to bring the one club to change. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingNomination as Division Governor

All the current Area Governors in Division D have now indicated that they support my nomination to be the next Division Governor. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingFirst Distinquished Club

The first of my six clubs achieved Distinquished club status in my area. I am very proud of their performance as a club. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingPositive praise and feedback

Two club presidents in my area indicated that they will nominate me for the Area Governor of the year award. I am very happy that the people, with whom I worked closely, feel that strongly about the contribution I made in the area. I do not really care whether I get the award or not but I do appreciate their vote of confidence in my leadership.

I am not sure yet if my area will achieve distinguished status but all the clubs in my area has a stronger membership base than when we stated this year. All my club presidents really supported me so well in my Area objectives and each made a unique contribution to make my year successful.

I nominated one of my club presidents for the Toastmaster of the year award because I really think he deserve such an award. He took a club of 9 members and no interest in bein part of the club’s executive committee, doubled the membership base and now have a strong executive committee. His club hosted the Toastmasters day for all the clubs in my area. He arranged the club’s 40th birthday and encouraged his club to have a Humerous hop about competition in which eight clubs participated. He brought old Toastmasters back into the club and kept building his members skills through educational presentations. He went far beyond the call of duty by presenting educational presentations at various other clubs. None of this was done for any reward and recognition since he is already a Distinquished Toastmaster. I really think he should get the Toastmaster of the year award.

Another club president has already stepped forward to take over from me as Area Governor. She has done so well with her club in the past year that I am certain that she will be ultra successful as an Area Governor. The fact that she volunteered shows the quality of people I had the honor of working with. She has a poitive attitude that can only benefit the area’s future growth.I made a promise to support her if ever she needs some assistance.

The present Division Governor nominated me, with my agreement, for the role of Division Governor. My nomination is currently supported by at least three of the other five area governors in the division. So it seems likely that I will get the opportunity to continue a bit further on the leadership track of Toastmasters International. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingContact with the Club President

I made contact with the club president and we had a clear and deliberate discusion on what is needed to make the new club work. I do hope that this sets the scene for better collaboration. The next meeting is suppose to happen on next Friday. We will have to see how it goes. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingReceived my new club's start-up pack

My new club’s start-up pack arrived today through the post. I am struggling again to get hold of the club president. My calls are no returned. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingArea competition

I have finally a club that is willing to sponsor our area competition. Now I just need to encourage my clubs to participate in the competition. Last time the winning club won by default since there was no competition. I sincerely hope that it will be different this time around. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingFirst meeting with Club President

I did my first official club meeting with one club and had a meeting yesterday with another club. We reviewed the goals and it they are still aiming to achieve distinguished club status. It is a pleasure working with people who want to perform. 6 years ago

rajivramThis was awesome!

Mine was the only area to become presidential distinguished in all of Massachusetts in 1995. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingClub Officer Training

I attended the Division’s Club Officer Training today. As usual the session was well organised and ran well. I was so glad to see that five of my six club presidents was at the COT training. Most of them brought the complement members they needed to achieve a DCP point. I am glad to be working with a motivated bunch of people. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingClubs reporting in attendance

Five of the six clubs in my area will attend the club officer training tomorrow. It should mean that 5 clubs will get there distinguished club programme points for attending the CLub Officer Training 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingClub Officer Training

I am encouraging all by clubs to attend the club officer training. I have send out and e-mail but got responses from only two clubs. I will have to start phoning tomorrow. I distributed the agenda, which looks very impressive. I am looking forward to the attending the training myself. It will also be an opportunity for me new club’ officers to be introduced to role they have to play. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingEnglish Prepared competition and Club Officer training

I have to make sure all my Clubs have their club officers at the club officer training. I must ensure that all is in place for the area’s English prepared competition. I have received no response yet from any club willing to sponsor the Area competition. 6 years ago

Zeal4LivingClub award

Last Thursday I handed over a Certifiticate to one of my clubs which achieved Distinquished club status. The club also won the recent Humour hopabout contest. I encouraged them to do it again in my award giving speech (which also was an advanced assignment from the special occasion manual).

I remembered to give the club there promotional CD. 7 years ago

Zeal4LivingClub CD's

I gave one club the promotional club CD 7 years ago

Zeal4LivingGave a motivational presentation

I gave one of the club’s a motivational presentation to inspire them to achieve again Distinquished club status this year. 7 years ago

Zeal4LivingClub CD's

Yesterday I drove through to pick up some promotional Toastmaster CD’s for each of my clubs. 7 years ago

Zeal4LivingClub Visits

I have visited 4 of my clubs three times in the last six months and two clubs and one club one time. I am happy with my clubs performance and hope that I added positiveness in the exco teams. The last six months was really rewarding for me as Area Governor. I do not know if I will achieve Distinquished status because my clubs came from a very low base of achievement. We are trying to achieve this goal but it might be more important to try and build these clubs to have a solid base for the next year’s performance. You can not perform from a shaky club model. If I can set up the clubs so that performance is possible in the next year then I would be happy even if I might not get the credit. If the Area is distingquished then it will be the absolute cherry on the cake. 7 years ago

Zeal4LivingFollowed up on new club

I followed up with the club I am trying to establish…but had no luck today. 7 years ago

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